Wilbert Funeral Services Dedicates Miller Family Park
BROADVIEW, IL – Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., (WFSI) dedicated a park on its grounds to members of a family that has combined for more than 100 years of service to the company and the funeral service industry. Miller Family Park was dedicated earlier this year to the Miller Family – Marlene, Rich and the late Glenn.
Glenn Miller began his career at Wilbert in 1974 and continued at the company until his death in 2013. He performed various positions within manufacturing, from group leader of the weld shop to assistant foreman, foreman and finally plant manager. Marlene Miller, who is now WFSI’s Inside Sales Manager, began her Wilbert career in 1972 as a biller and order entry specialist. The two were married for 18 years, and Glenn’s son, Rich, worked in the weld shop for 20 years before taking over as Metal Liner Department Leadman last year.
WFSI President Dennis Welzenbach presided over the park dedication, which was attended by Marlene and Rich Miller, their friends and relatives, Wilbert Licensees and the entire Broadview staff. “As this little piece of land has been in the middle of all the activity and commotion that went on here for so many years, it seems fitting to have it dedicated today in the name of the Millers to honor in a small way those years of care and service,” he said. The park is an area of green space, a gazebo and picnic tables located between the manufacturing and office buildings. A monument honoring the family’s commitment to Wilbert will be on permanent display at the park.
The special bond of the Millers and WFSI was noted by Welzenbach, “This family has done so much for Wilbert Funeral Services and has been a key part of the Wilbert family for several decades…a very unique situation in any business today.”
The Millers have been a part of almost every phase of production and service over the years and that dedication to service will now be permanently recognized. “Glenn, Marlene and Rich Miller have spent the better part of their lives working here for Wilbert. They have made products, taken care of customers, guided and befriended associates and watched over this property day and night, good weather or bad all year round. We hope that all who work at or may visit Wilbert will appreciate the memory of those who helped make Wilbert a better company and a better place to work,” Welzenbach said.
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