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Calvin A. Miller

September 21, 1946 — May 17, 2014

Calvin A. Miller

Mr. Calvin A. Miller, 67, Ninilchik, AK, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna, AK.
Calvin Miller was born September 21, 1946 to Emil and Mathilda (Gienger) Miller in Jamestown, North Dakota. He was raised on the family farm 7 miles southwest of Gackle, North Dakota, where he was baptized at the Neudorf Lutheran Church. He was confirmed at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle. He received his elementary education in the local Neudorf township county school later graduating from Gackle High School in 1964. He loved to play basetball, football and was the first FFA president.

He and Patricia Coffman were married in 1980 at Pierre, SD.

He received his bachelor's degree from NDSU in 1968 and enlisted in the Army National Guard as a chaplain in 1969. He started working for the Dept. of Natural Recourses in 1971. In 1980 he moved to Eagle River where he still worked for the Soil Conservation Service/ NRCS and joined the Alaska Air National Guard working in disaster preparedness. He received his master's degree from Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage. He retired from the Guard in 1992 completing 23 years of military service. After 33 years of working for the NRCS, he retired in 2004 and moved to Ninilchik.

He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chugiak, Alaska, where he served as secretary and president. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, gardening and working on various cabins.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Miller of Ninilchik; 1 son, Randy (Hannah) Miller, Gackle, ND; 2 grandchildren, Megan Frenzel and Andrew Miller; step children Rodney Morford; Leeann Ediger; 4 step-grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Norbert (Eileen) Miller, West Fargo, ND; Norman E. (Karen) Miller, Gackle, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Services - 2:00 PM Thursday May 29, 2014 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, ND with Pastor Rick Steele, officiating

Visitation - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday @ the funeral home in Gackle

Prayer Service - 7:00 PM Wednesday @ the church in Gackle

Burial - Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, ND

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