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Roman Miller

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Roman Andrew Miller was born to Peter and Clara (Reece) Miller near Dolton, S.D. on March 5, 1931.

Roman attended St. Stephens Catholic Elementary School and graduated from high school in Bridgewater, S.D. In basketball he was team captain, played on the all-conference basketball team, received four athletic letters and American Legion School Award.

After high school he was employed at Tuthill Lumber Company from 1951-1965, Bridgewater Mills from 1965-1970, and Great Plains Lumber Company from 1970-1974.

On June 8, 1958 Roman and Marilyn Huber were united in marriage at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Freeman, S.D. They made their home in Bridgewater where Marilyn was teaching until she passed away from cancer on May 13, 1973. In 1974 he was joined in marriage to Norma Stucky and helped raise her four children. In Freeman he was employed at Freeman Lumber Company from 1974-1996 and continued part time after that.

Roman became a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Freeman and remained a faithful member there. He spent many years on the church finance committee. He was a huge sports fan and enjoyed working in his shop and helping neighbors. In recent years, he enjoyed spending time at the Freeman Senior Citizen Center and reading and doing puzzles. 

Roman struggled with health issues for several years. Time spent with family and friends was precious to him. They moved to Red Oak Senior Center, Sioux Falls, S.D., in February 2017, where he peacefully died on Dec. 17, 2017.

Surviving are his wife Norma: four children, Scott Stucky, Lisa Miller (Kelvin Tellinghuisen), Jeffrey Stucky (Mary) and Gail Trantina; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are niece Suzanne Miller, brother-in-law Lloyd Huber and family, Sioux Falls, and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marilyn; his parents, brothers, Peter and David; and his sister, Dorothy.