Malvin Miller – Obituary

"Malvin Miller - Obituary." Beulah Beacon, 29 January 2009, 27.

Malvin Miller, 70, Golden Valley, died suddenly on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009, at his home. Services will be held in the spring.

Malvin (Mal) W. Miller was born April 17, 1938, Easter Sunday, at Zap, to Samuel Miller Sr. and Louisa (Harsch) Miller. He moved to Golden Valley with his parents in 1948. Mal graduated from high school in 1956, at Golden Valley. He enlisted in the United States Air Force that year and retired from the service in 1977. During his time in the Air Force, he was stationed in two foreign countries and 11 states. Since his retirement he has resided in Golden Valley.

Mal became interested in the history of Golden Valley and spent several years researching their history. He, along with help from several people, published a book "Golden Valley, One of America’s Great Little Towns." Mal was a longtime member of St. James Lutheran Church, a life member of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society and was active in the Mercer County Museum, community club, blood drives and other community functions.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Emil, Sam Jr., Leo and Gilbert, and two sisters, Jean and Ella.

This brief obituary does not fully describe nor do justice to Mal’s activities with his church and other organizations to which he contributed much of his time and services. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Mal is survived by his brother, Hugo, sister-in-law, Elsie and family of New Mexico and Colorado; sister-in-law, Marion and family of Montana; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements conducted by Seibel Funeral Homes, Beulah and Hazen.

Reprinted with permission of the Beulah Beacon.

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