Daniel “Dan” Miller was born in Minot, ND in 1935 and was one of eight children. He graduated high school in Crosby, ND, and served in the U.S. Army as an Information Specialist. He attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated in 1957. Upon graduating, he moved to Las Vegas and in 1962 married the love of his life, Mary Jane (Michalec) Miller. Dan became involved in many aspects of the Las Vegas community, which expanded to the state of Nevada, culminating in a run for the U.S. Senate in 1974. He taught mathematics and coached basketball at Bishop Gorman High School, worked at the Dunes, Sands, Stardust, and Tropicana hotels, and started his own business of over 40 years, Professional Tax Service. He was an honorary Basque member, and an active member in both the Knights of Columbus and the Viatorian Association. He helped in the building of both St. Viator Catholic Churches and the St. Thomas More Parish. His proudest accomplishment was his seven children: Andrew (Gianna), Valerie, Danielle, Michael (Nancy), Patrick (Jennifer), John (Jaclyn), and Megan (Nicholas Landis). Some of his passions included singing and being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his family. He lived his life full of faith, touching the hearts and hands of everyone he met.
Dan passed away on July 28th surrounded in prayer by his family.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary, seven children, and nineteen grandchildren.
The viewing and Rosary was held on August 1st from 3-7 p.m. at the Palm Mortuary King David Chapel on Eastern Ave. The funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 2nd at St. Viator Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are being accepted for the Retirement Fund, Clerics of St. Viator, 1212 East Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004.