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Gilbert O. Miller

Gilbert O. Miller

Gilbert Owen Miller, 90, Mitchell, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Fire steel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:30 AM at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Burial will be in the Servicemens Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday evening at the Mitchell Wesleyan Church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bittner Funeral Chapel. A Memorial has been established to the Gideons International.

Gilbert Owen Miller was born August 29, 1923 to Andrew and Lilly (Frahm) Miller on the farm at Mount Vernon, SD. He grew up and attended school in the Mount Vernon area and graduated from Mount Vernon High School. He worked as a welder in an aircraft manufacturing plant in California. He was drafted and served in the US Army during World War II. He married Arlene Knox on December 21, 1945 on his way to Germany for a one year tour of duty.

When he was discharged from the army he returned to the Mount Vernon area to farm and raise his family. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, Wesleyan Church, school board, Gideons and other community organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Arlene; two daughters: Ingrid Lindberg, and Mary Miiller, both of Rapid City SD; two sons: David (Marilyn) Miller, Rapid City SD and Greg Miller, Mitchell SD; his sister, Phyllis (Noel) Koch of Milford NE; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Ruth Berglund and Dorothy Herbst.