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DeWayne D. Miller

DeWayne D. Miller, age 61, of White Lake, SD, formerly of Philip, died Saturday evening, November 27, 2004, at the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 1, at the Evangelical Free Church in Philip, with Pastor Gary Wahl officiating. Pallbearers were Grant and Scott Patterson, Scot Eisenbraun, Scott Romero, Mark Carlson and Mark VanderMay.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of the arrangements.

DeWayne D. Miller was born January 10, 1943, in Kulm, ND, the son of Theodore and Lorraine (Jerke) Miller. He grew up in Kulm until the sixth grade, when he and his family moved to Philip, SD. DeWayne grew up and received his education in Philip, graduating from Philip High School in 1963.

After graduation, he remained in Philip, until moving to Minneapolis, where he worked as a sales clerk. After a number of years in Minneapolis, DeWayne moved back to Philip. Later, DeWayne moved to Yankton, where he remained until October 2, 2000, when health reasons forced him into the Aurora-Brule Nursing Home in White Lake, where he has since resided.

DeWayne was an avid Elvis Presley fan and enjoyed reading and playing cards.

Survivors include two sisters, Joan Patterson and her husband, Jerry, of Kadoka, and Carlyn Williams and her husband, DeLayne, of Philip; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

DeWayne was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Lorraine (Jerke) Miller, and an infant sister, Inis Iris Miller.

A memorial has been established.