Ray E. Miller

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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Ray E. Miller went home to be with his Lord and Saviour August 28, 2022 at the Wibaux County Nursing Home where he had resided for the past 6 months.

As his birth announcement in the Miles City Star stated it, a “new hay hand” was born to Charles Washington “CW” and Gladys Miller December 26, 1934 joining his sister Jean. He attended schools in Miles City, playing basketball and working at Bud’s Union 76 station while in high school. He graduated high school on a Friday in 1953 and on the following Monday began his long railroad career with the Milwaulkee / St. Paul Railroad. Also, after graduating high school Dad enjoyed playing baseball for the Pine Hills baseball team for about 3 years. He and Janice Todd were married on July 19, 1954. Together they had 4 children: Debie, Lori Lynn, Tod, and Tracy.

Dad was an electrician by trade and eventually became the Roundhouse Foreman working on diesel locomotives. He was one of the last employees of the Milwaulkee when they pulled out of Montana. After the Milwaulkee shut down he workedforvariouscompanies in Miles City including Glader Electric, Mac’s Frontier, and John Scanlan Construction. In 1990 he got a job on the Arizona Eastern Railway in the Locomotive Maintenance Facility in Globe AZ. to finish off his railroad career, retiring in 1995. He and Jan returned to MIles City where he continued to work part time for John Scanlan and full time taking care of the small family farm. Dad thoroughly enjoyed family get-togethers especially during the holidays and being with the grandkids and great grandkids. He also enjoyed watching them in their sporting events as well as helping them on their projects, ever ready to share a few “good pointers” or his know-how on fixing and repairing just about anything.

Dad was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Jean, and infant daughter Lori Lynn. He is survived by his wife Jan, daughters Debie (Greg) Moore, Tracy (Pete) Klauka, and son Tod.

He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM atStevensonandSonsFuneral Home. A burial will follow at Custer County Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www. stevensonandsons.com.

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