David George Miller, age 71, passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 at Dougherty Hospice House
in Sioux Falls, SD. Dave was born March 28th, 1949 to Leonard E and Bernice (Bruder) Miller
in Bertha, MN. He grew up on the family dairy farm in Long Prairie, MN.
Dave enjoyed and spent many hours working on & driving his stock car #11 at North Central
Speedway in his younger days. When Dave stopped racing he took up a love for watching
Dave was employed at Burlington Northern Railroad. In 1982 Dave & his Father-in-law Donald
Pederson started Sleepy Hollow Millwork south of Brainerd. In 1989 Dave and his wife Donna
moved the family to Milbank, SD to start their own branch of Sleepy Hollow Millwork. In 1999
they returned to Brainerd and he finished out his career at BNSF.
In 2018 Dave and Donna moved to Lake Cochrane in Gary, SD which had been a beloved
family location for years. He loved entertaining his grandchildren and spent many hours taking
them fishing, pulling them around the lake on tubes, and cruising on the pontoon.
Dave is survived by his wife, Donna; daughters Theresa (Chad) Wittich of Forman, ND, Cynthia
(Brock) Hubbard of Aurora, CO, and Valerie Miller of Aurora, CO; 7 grandsons Cole Munson,
Drew Wittich, Tyler Wittich, Josh Wittich, Ryan Hubbard, Zach Hubbard, and Luke Hubbard.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Sandra Palmquist.
There will be a small service held at a later date.
Halverson-Johnson Funeral Home
Brainerd/Baxter Minnesota 218-829-3581