Neil Miller

Neil Rux Miller

January 27th, 1929 - February 18th, 2020
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Neil R. Miller, 91, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at his residence.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the First United Methodist Church in Watertown with Pastor Sara Nelson officiating.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 21, 2020 at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD. Military honors will be conducted by the South Dakota Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team in Watertown.

Urn Bearers will be Ava Miller, Brynn Kohl, Dawson, Jalyssa and Julianna Miller and Ransom Kohl.

Neil Rux Miller was born on January 27, 1929 in Redfield, South Dakota to Henry D.E. and Adeline (Rux) Miller. The family moved to Watertown when Neil was six years of age. His father opened the McCormick Deering Implement Store, a company owned by International Harvester.

Neil attended school in Watertown, graduating in 1947. He began farming with his brother, Bernard until he received a draft notice in 1950. Neil enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955.

He married Mavis M. Gronewold on June 23, 1956. Three children were born to this marriage, Jeffrey, Judith and David.

Most of Neil's adult life was spent with the American Heart Association. He began as a Field Representative, then Executive Director of the South Dakota Heart Association. He merged South Dakota and North Dakota to become The American Heart Association, Dakota Affiliate.

He was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church, serving on boards and committees in two states.

Neil is survived by his wife, Mavis of Watertown; his three children, Jeffrey (JoAnn), Judith (John) Montgomery and David (Anita); six grandchildren; his sisters, Katherine Reichling of Watertown and Florence (Marvin) Galinat of Rapid City; his brother, Curt (Sherry) Miller of Watertown; and his nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dorothy Stoltenberg; and two brothers, Bernie and Ralph Miller.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday February 21st, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday February 21st, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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  • Service

    Saturday February 22nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday February 22nd, 2020 11:00am
    First United Methodist Church
    4 2nd Ave SE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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    Pastor Sara Nelson
  • Interment

    Mount Hope Cemetery
    1133 11th St. NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
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ML Salisbury

Posted at 10:18am
Neil, a wonderful uncle who was so attentive to our silly kid stories. He drew cowboy sketches to entertain us. When we stayed at his house in Rapid, he drove us early to see the Badlands as sun came up. I’ll remember this and much more of my energetic and always smiling uncle. Sending love & prayers to Mavis, Jeff, Judy, David & families.

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