Ninilchik resident Calvin A. Miller, 67, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.
Funeral Services will be held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Gackle, North Dakota.
Mr. 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, 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 basketball, football and was the first FFA president.
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 Department of Natural Resources 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 was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Chugiak, where he served as secretary and president. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, gardening and working on various cabins. 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 preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Miller of Ninilchik; son, Randy (Hannah) Miller; brothers, Norbert (Eileen) Miller and Norman (Karen) Miller; grandchildren, Megan Frenzel and Andrew Miller; step-children Rodney Morford and Leeann Ediger; four step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please sign Calvin's online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.
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5839 Kenai Spur Hwy. Kenai, AK 99611
Published in The Peninsula Clarion on May 25, 2014