Roger R. Miller

Dec. 7, 1944 –  June 7, 2022


Roger R. Miller, of Crete, was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota, on Dec. 7, 1944, to Russell and Marjorie Miller, and passed away June 7, 2022, at the age of 77.

He grew up in Chamberlain and on the family farm in Pukwana, South Dakota, and later enjoyed sharing with his family and friends his childhood home, for fishing and hunting and referring to it as “God’s Country.” After graduation, he went to college in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A marriage there was blessed with two daughters, Michelle and Holly. He served in the U.S. Army, and after his honorable discharge, was a member of the South Dakota Army National Guard, where he was honored as a sharpshooter and field tech. His job in Sioux Falls led him to transfer to Lincoln and later to Crete. Over the years, he worked for Farmland and Purina, where he retired. Roger started his own business, Great Plains Feeds, taking pride in the hundreds of clients and his knowledge of the minerals and liquid was vast. When he was in his big red truck, he truly was the “King of the Road.”

He was an avid lover of sports, especially Nebraska Cornhuskers, enjoyed gardening, concerts, festivals, dancing, hunting, fishing, golfing, playing pool and spending time with family and friends. He was an active member of the American Legion and Eagles Club in Crete.

Roger is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Louie Miller; and his grandson, Tyler White.

He is survived by his daughters, Michelle (Jess) Arbuckle and Holly Miller; sister, Sheila Powell (Terry); grandchildren, RaeLyn Reese (Jared), Jeremy Krehbiel, Amber Reed, Brian Reed and Sabrina Reed; great-grandsons, Bentley White and Dawson Reese, and many other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be at Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete, on Thursday, June 16, at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the service at the Eagles Club, Crete. Burial of cremains will be held at a later date at St. Vencels Bohemian National Cemetery in Pukwana. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Denton American Legion. Condolences may be left for the family online at