On February 26th, 2023, Donald (Don) Wayne Miller was united in heaven with his late wife Ginny. Born
to Richard and Shirley (Roth) Miller on March 4, 1955, in Friend, Nebraska, Don was the third of eight
children. He grew up on a farm west of Milford and graduated from Milford Public Schools in 1974. On
Feb. 6, 1976, Don married Virginia (Ginny) Kay Zimmerman at East Fairview Mennonite Church in Milford. To
this union, four boys, Jeremy, Justin, Jathan, and Jared, were born. After graduating, Don farmed with
his father and brother, Moved Houses for Les Roth, & worked for Schlegels as a meat cutter until 1984 when he moved his family to Albany, Oregon. In 1996 after twelve
years in Oregon, they moved back to Milford.
Don had a love for remodeling his home, often remodeling things that he had just previously fixed. He
once said, “I should put my walls on wheels.” His father, Richard, often helped with electrical work and
the grandkids were the grunts. Some of the grandchildren are extremely handy today with the teachings
and experience they received from Grandpa over the years. During his later years, Don worked and
made new friends at Casey’s in Milford and at Concordia University in Seward until his cancer made it
Don is survived by his sons Jeremy (Kimberly) of Seward, Justin (Tela) of Milford, Jathan of Seward, and
Jared (Stephanie) of Milford; grandchildren: Brenden, Aubreanna, Khail, Levi, Jamison, Korbyn, Sabrina,
Makenzy, Derek, Braden, Aven, and Zander; brothers: John (Victoria) Miller of Salem, Oregon, Verlin
(Ann) Miller of Milford, and Daryl (Janel) Miller of Lebanon, Oregon; sisters: Mary (Robert) Ake of Salem,
Oregon, Sherryl (Randy) McDaniel of Albany, Oregon, Arla (Marty) Roth of Dorchester, and Rachel (Jim)
Garza of LaVista; brother-in-law: Doug (Judy) Zimmerman of Seward; sister-in-law: Patty Deeble of
Seward; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Don is preceded in death by his wife Ginny (Zimmerman) Miller (2017); mother, Shirley (Roth) Miller
(2010); father, Richard Miller (2019); mother-in-law, Geraldine (Schlueter) Zimmerman (1992); father-in-
law, Jake Zimmerman Jr. (2009); infant sister-in-law, Connie Lou Zimmerman; and grandparents, Ammon
and Lydia Miller; Chris and Mary Roth.
Don will be laid to rest awaiting the return of Jesus beside his wife of 41 years.
Memorials are suggested to the family for a later designation.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Donald W. Miller, please visit our floral store.