MISSION – Douglas L Miller, 74, passed away on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at the Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Miller was born in Bell Gardens, Calif. on June 26, 1942, to Albert H. Jr. and Bonnie Lingscheit Miller. He grew up and attended school in Draper, S.D. where he graduated from high school as salutatorian. He served in the U.S. military in Germany during World War II. He attended the University of South Dakota where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree and earned a master’s at the University of Hawaii.
He married Beverly J. Johnson of Belle Fourche, S.D. on Sept.17, 1966.
He taught at Northern State College in Aberdeen, S.D., went on to a graduate fellowship at the University of Colorado and taught at the Boulder and Denver campuses. He returned to Northern State and became chair of the Social Science Dept. After earning his doctorate, he joined the staff of Senator Larry Pressler in Washington, D.C. and later became counsel to the chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board. He retired after serving over 22 years in federal service when they retired to Mission in 2003.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Beverly J. Miller of Mission; sons, Stuart A. Miller of Constable, N.Y. and Alexander G. Miller of Loudon County, Va.; siblings, Kenneth Miller and Penny Dowling of Draper, Rebecca Myers of Urbandale, Iowa, Linda McGee of Byron, Minn. and Melanie Stampe of Pierre, S.D. and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Diana Glantz.
An inurnment service will be held in Draper at a later date.