There will be a memorial service Monday, April 25 for Randy Miller
According to an article from the Desert Trail, TWENTYNINE PALMS — A Twentynine Palms man is facing changes of felony driving under the influence and felony hit and run after reportedly admitting to being the driver of the vehicle that struck Randy Miller.
Robert Cummings reportedly admitted he struck Miller on Twentynine Palms Highway and Tamarisk Avenue and fled the scene at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday, April 10.
Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run in downtown Twentynine Palms. Deputies determined Randy Miller was crossing the highway with his wife and was in the crosswalk when the suspect vehicle struck him.
The impact launched Miller into the air and he landed about 50-feet away. He was transported to Palm Springs Desert Regional Medical Center via ambulance. Sheriff’s Dispatch received a tip at 11:10 p.m. regarding the collision and deputies responded to the 6500 block of Hillside Avenue in Twentynine Palms. They located the suspect vehicle and contacted Cummings who was found to still be under the influence of alcohol.
Miller, 63, of Kewaskum retired from the Washington County Parks Department in August 2014 after a 39-year career. Miller was the resident ranger at Sandy Knoll County Park for 37 years.
Former County Board Chairman Herb Tennies confirmed the death. “Apparently he was out in California with his wife to do some fishing and he got hit by a car,” said Tennies. “He was a good employee and I remember I recently saw him at a retirement party and he was looking forward to traveling.”
Randy was born on November 11, 1952, in La Crosse, the son of Gerald and LaVon (Adams) Miller. On August 9, 1975, he was united in marriage to Joanne Neumueller at Grace Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls.
Randy was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in West Bend. He was a dedicated employee of the Washington County Park Department.
Those Randy leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Joanne; two children, Aaron (Debbie) Miller of Whitefish Bay and Joshua Miller of Kewaskum; two granddaughters, Rachel and Josie Miller of Whitefish Bay; his parents, Gerald and LaVon Miller of Antigo; a brother, Gerald Jr. (Vickie) Miller of Antigo; a sister, Julie (Kris) Schwartzbauer of Menasha; his father-in-law, Arnold Neumueller of Menomonee Falls; a sister-in-law, Janet (Daniel) Steinbauer of Underhill Center, Vermont; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Randy was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Helene Neumueller and his grandparents.
A memorial service celebrating Randy’s life will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 7750 Highway 144, West Bend with Rev. Robert Korytkowski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Andrew Lutheran Church or Washington County Humane Society are appreciated.