Thursday, Jun 20, 2019

Martin M. Miess

10/16/1927 - 08/11/2014

Martin M. Miess, 87, of Golden Years Retirement Home, Walworth, Wis., died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at Mercy Hospital, Janesville, Wis.

He was born Oct. 16, 1926, in Romania, to Johann and Maria (Gross) Miess.

He earned his doctoral degree in Innsbruck, Austria, and taught at the Army Language School in Monterey.  He was head of the language department at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, until his retirement in 1985.

Survivors include a nephew, Dieter (Susan) Gutt, Harvard; four great-nephews, Dieter J. of Harvard, John (Sabine) of Lake Zurich, Martin of Harvard, Keith of McHenry; and seven great-great-nephews and nieces, Keith (Jessica), Alex, Vance, Jayson, Sallie Maria, Marty Jr. and Ethan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and a brother.

Services were private.