William E. Miller, 82, of Como Park, died surrounded by family on March 14 from heart complications following a long battle with multiple myeloma.

Born in McAllen, Texas, on July 13, 1930, William was a professor of entomology and published more than 100 scientific articles. He built the family log cabin by hand near Ely, Minn., and enjoyed restoring furniture.

He was a deep thinker, well-read in many subjects, and many enjoyed his keen intellect and wit. He will be remembered for his gentleness and complete devotion to his family.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jocelyn Muggli; children, Christopher and Gregory Muggli-Miller and Eric, Karla, Roark and Lisa Miller; and four grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 21 at Holy Childhood Catholic Church in Como Park.

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