Daniel Eugene Miller

October 17, 1948March 12, 2013

Daniel Eugene Miller was born on October 17th, 1948 in Springfield, Illinois. A son of Katherine and Norman Miller, he passed away in his home at the age of 64, on Tuesday, March 12th, due to an unfortunate accident. He graduated from Midland High School in 1966 and attended Michigan State University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He met his sweetheart in 1968 while she was attending Central Michigan University, and they married on March 27th, 1971. They had their daughter, Kari, in August of 1974 and their son Kevin followed three years later in September of 1977. Dan began working in the insurance industry in 1973 and remained in that industry for 40 years. An entrepreneur at heart, 37 years after his start in the insurance industry, he partnered with his son, Kevin, to begin their own insurance agency. One of his greatest joys in this life was being able to work with his son on a daily basis. He was a poet, a patriot and a helpless romantic who always danced with his sweetheart in the kitchen. He wore his heart on his sleeve and truly was a big kid at heart. While our world is a little darker with Dad gone, Heaven just got a whole lot funnier. He is survived by his cherished wife of almost 42 years, Diane, his two children, Kari and Kevin, by his grandchildren Alex, Ashley, Luke, Haley and Avery, by his mother, Katherine, and by his three brothers, Randy, Ron, David, and their families.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 16, 2013

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Diane Miller

October 18, 2015

Happy Birthday to my sweetheart and best friend. We all miss you so much and long for the time when we will get one of your warm hugs. We miss your laugh, your compassion and your tender heart. You made us all better and we love you for that. I am so grateful for you, for the time we shared together and for all of life's experiences we were able to share. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband and father to our children. We all miss you so much. Happy Birthday dear.

Evan Marshall

April 12, 2013

what a loss-great man,full of kindness

Thayne Hansen

April 12, 2013

For many years, Dan was more brother than friend. I cannot think of a kinder, happier soul would showed more genuine interest in other people that Dan. I regret living so distant from Dan and Diane for the last decade. Dan personified what it means to be a best friend, especially to his wife and best of all friends, Diane. The Hansens send their love to the Miller family.

Vickie Mills

April 12, 2013

He was my insurance agent the whole time I lived in Midland. I remember once, I was being led to do something and I asked his opinion. He told me that many times in his life he thought that he was being led to do something just to find out that there was something or someone that needed to be but in the past, and this was the only way to find out for sure. He was right. He is a wonderful man, and I will miss him, dearly. To Diane and the family. We love you and our heartfelt prayers and comfort are with you always.

Steven Burns

April 12, 2013

Having had the privilege to know and work with Dan allowed me to know his heart. Saying that Dan was a good man falls far short. He was a joy to work with and brought out the best of yourself. I was serving on the high council when he and his family left. The leadership he provided serving in the stake presidency was invaluable. He was a power to be dealt with. I shall miss him until the grand reunion of family and friends.

Jacob Hansen

April 12, 2013

All day I've been thinking about the ways that Dan touched my life. Mostly, I think of the way that, no matter what my mood, he could make me laugh. Whether it was while spending time at the Miller household or running into him at church... I walked away smiling and laughing 100% of the time. I also reflect on the fact that he was such an inspirational advisor that gave me great guidance as a Bishop and clearly wanted nothing but the best for me. I still remember several of the talks he gave at BYDs back in Midland, one in particular that helped me rearrange some misplaced priorities. It's so rare to meet people who make everyone they come in contact with feel important, loved, and cared about and he could really do that. I specifically remember spending nights during youth conference sleeping over at the Millers and appreciating the fact that everyone staying there felt like a "best friend" to him. Most importantly, Dan is always someone I hoped to emulate... my prayers are with him and his family.

April Douglass

April 12, 2013

This is very sad - he was a wonderful person - he was so kind and always smiling.

Caroline Moore

April 12, 2013

I loved Bishop Miller so very much! He was such a wonderful man, always full of love and quick with a smile and a kind word. I will always remember how he was one of the few people that my sister Danica was always comfortable around, even during some difficult years. He always made her feel welcome, loved and special. We will miss you, Bishop Miller!

Kathy Holden

April 12, 2013

We were privileged to have Dan not only as our Bishop but also as our home teacher and then later of course in our Stake Presidency. He was such a warm, caring person and our children loved him as did Bruce and I. We are going to miss this wonderful man.

Sherri Butler

April 12, 2013

Dan Miller was a kind and gentle giant of a man. He will be missed!! Prayers and love to Diane.