Donald Miller


March 6, 1931 - August 21, 2017


Donald Miller, 86, Emery, SD died Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Salem Care Center in Salem.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, August 26 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Emery. Burial will be in the St. Martin Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 pm Friday with a scripture service at 7:00 pm at the Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel in Emery.

Donald Rawleigh Miller was born March 6, 1931 in McCook County, SD to William and Carrie (Mathews) Miller. He served in the US Army where he was stationed in Germany, rebuilding bridges following WWII.  On May 1, 1954 he married Theresa Ann Huse at Hartford, SD. They resided at Parker, SD until moving to Emery in 1969. Don worked as a mechanic and was the manager of Don Burns Truck Lines for many years. He was a member of St, Martin Catholic Church, the American Legion, VFW and the D.A.V.

He is survived by his wife of sixty three years, Theresa, two daughters: Cindy (Terry) Hanssen of Emery, Roxy (Jerry) Drietz of Parker, three sons: Tom (Teresa) Miller of Sioux Falls, Randy (Melanie) Miller of Hartford and Terry (Patty) Miller of Emery, two sisters: Madeline Konda of Marion, Viola Campbell of Sioux Falls, two sisters-in-law: DeLora Miller of Pierson, IA, Mary Miller of Parker, 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, two sisters, three sisters-in-law and three brothers-in-law.


Friday, August 25, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Scripture service begins at 7:00 PM

Hettinger-Bittner Funeral Chapel
147 N 3rd St
Emery, SD 57332


Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:30 AM
St. Martin Catholic Church
342 N 3rd St
Emery, SD 57332


St. Martin Catholic Cemetery
Emery, SD

Posted by Ed Braden on August 24, 2017
Prayers to the family & friends Donny was a great guy.
Posted by Kim Bunger on August 24, 2017
So Sorry to Hear about Don. He was a great guy!! Sympathy to you all!!!
Posted by Terri Richards on August 24, 2017
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Posted by Mary Osterloo on August 23, 2017
Theresa and family: Jim and I wish to extend our sympathy to the Miller family. We were so sorry to hear of Don't passing. Mary
Posted by Glenda Labenz on August 22, 2017
So sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers to all of you.
Posted by Sheila Carlson on August 22, 2017
Prayers to Miller sorry to hear of your loss.
Posted by Lori Wegehaupt on August 22, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Keeping you in prayer.
Posted by Norma tierney on August 21, 2017
My deepest sympathies to you Theresa and your family.
Posted by Jonilyn Gau on August 21, 2017
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Dale and Joyce Folsom on August 21, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Dale enjoyed working with Don for many years.
Posted by Theresa Moyer on August 21, 2017
so sorry Tom
Posted by Janie Golder on August 21, 2017
So sorry for your loss! Don was a great guy and will be truly missed! Thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
Posted by Donna Robinson on August 21, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Rich and Deb Harr on August 21, 2017
Our sympathies and prayers
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