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Peter Miller

Peter Miller, the son of Andrew and Lagetta (Niegel) Miller was born in the home of his parents in Karlsruhe, North Dakota on October 3, 1925.  He died at the age of 92 years on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in his rural Towner, North Dakota home in the care of his family and hospice.

Peter was reared in the farm home of his parents and received his education in the rural Copperdahl Hill school near his home.   Following his schooling, he worked on the family farm and for area farmers and ranchers.  In April of 1945, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged in November of 1945.  One day later, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving until he was again honorably discharged in November of 1946.  Following his discharge, he returned to the Towner area and started working construction on the Garrison Dam and later the missile silos.  Peter completed his education at the Automotive Technical School in Bismarck, completing courses in auto mechanics and welding.  He then worked in those capacities for Hayburster Manufacturing in Minot.  On May 15, 1952, he was united in marriage to Marion Kriedeman at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church in Towner.  The couple made their home on the Miller family farm and ranch, south of Towner where he remained until his death.  Here, they raised their family, farmed, ranched and did carpentry work on the side.  In 2010, Peter tried to retire, but always seemed to revert to some type of work.  He was a member if St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Towner, was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, woodworking, gardening, board games and being with his family.

Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Marion; Richard (Josie) and Daniel (Jeri), all of Towner; Raymond (Deanna) of Sawyer, Rodney of Gillette, Wyoming, Clara Johnson, Donna (Dennis) Anderson, Donald (Penny), Sharon (Robert) Amstutz and Dennis, all of Minot, 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 2 -great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Catherine Dimeo of Olympia, WA; one brother, Bill of Rugby; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel; a granddaughter, Marty; daughter-in-law, Kathy, Mrs. Rodney Miller; son-in-law, Sherman Johnson; 2 brothers, Anton & Alfan Miller; sisters, Angie Kuhnhenn, Monica Hooker, Agnes Klemisch, Elizabeth Hanretty; Mary Johnson and Sister Anella Miller; and his parents, Andrew & Lagetta.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 1 at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Towner with burial in the church cemetery.  Fr. Michael Schommer, Celebrant

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m.  Thursday with a rosary and vigil service beginning at 7.p, m. and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services on Friday, all in the church.

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