June 26, 1942 - September 16, 2016
Douglas L Miller passed from this life on the evening of Sept. 16th at the Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mission, Texas. He was a nine year cancer survivor . Mr. Miller was born in Bell Gardens, CA on June 26, 1942 to Albert H. Jr. and Bonnie Lingscheit Miller. He was their first child. The family moved to Draper, South Dakota following Albert's return from Germany in World War II. He grew up on the family farm north of Draper where he graduated salutatorian in 1960. He was enrolled at the University of South Dakota where he began his study of Mandarin. After winning a Ford Language scholarship he spent the summer of 1963 in Michigan in intensive study of Chinese which led to his winning an East-West Center scholarship to the Univ. of Hawaii. He was selected to Omicron Delta Kappa honors society while at USD graduating with a B.A. degree in 1964. Upon his return from Hong Kong and Hawaii with a Master's degree in Foreign Studies, he married Beverly J. Johnson of Belle Fourche, SD on Sept.17th 1966. They resided in Aberdeen, SD for the next two years where he taught government and economics at then Northern State College. Mr. Miller was selected for a graduate fellowship at the Univ. of Colorado and was there for two years of course work and teaching in Boulder and Denver campuses. They returned to Aberdeen and he became chairman of the Social Science Dept. Following the completion of his Doctoral Dissertation, he joined the staff of Senator Larry Pressler in Washington, D.C. After the election of 1997, he 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, TX in 2003. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Beverly J. Miller of Mission, TX; sons, Stuart A. Miller of Constable, NY & Alexander G. Miller of Loudon County, VA and a grandson James D. Miller of Constable. His parents and sister, Diana Miller Glantz of Rochester, MN predeceased him . Surviving siblings are : brother Kenneth Miller and sister, Penny Dowling of Draper; sister Rebecca Myers of Urbandale, IA; sister, Linda McGee of Byron, MN; and sister, Melanie Stampe of Pierre, SD. Also surviving is brother-in-law William Glantz of Rochester, MN. His is also survived by numerous aunts and uncles and many nieces and nephews. lnurnment services will be held in Draper at a later date.
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