Tuesday, November 28, 1995

Obituary: Frank A. Miller - Class of 1930

Frank Miller Dies of Heart Attack

Frank A. Miller, twin brother of The Capital Times Co. President and Treasurer Frederick W. Miller, died of a heart attack Monday while visiting Madison.

Mr. Miller, 83, was a graduate of old Madison Central High School and a 1935 graduate of the University of Wisconsin. A civil engineer by profession, he designed and supervised numerous building projects throughout the country.

He began with the J.L. Simmons Construction Co. in Chicago, which at the time was a giant in the industry.

His projects included three in Madison -- the Wisconsin Center on Langdon Street, the Camp Randall Memorial Sports Center (commonly called the "Shell'') and the Witte and Sellery Hall dormitory complex at Johnson and Park Streets.

He later worked with the Marvin Davis development business and was involved in several projects in California, including the building of the 20th Century Fox office complex in Beverly Hills.

For the past several years he had been working out of his home in Tucson, Ariz., and was still active in the building business as a consultant.

He was in Madison this week for a brief stopover on his way to Chicago to discuss a large construction project for Michigan Avenue, the famous "Magnificent Mile."

He is survived by his wife Ione, who was with him when he suffered the heart attack; a son, Donald F. Miller of Mt. Horeb; and a daughter, Marcia Miller Rigney, who lives in Apache Junction, Ariz. There are two grandchildren in Mt. Horeb and two in Arizona.

No services or visitation are planned.

Originally published as a news story in The Capital Times on November 28, 1995

Note: Frank Miller's graduation year in based on information in the 1930 Tychoberahn