John H. Miller, 65, of Polson, MT and recently Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on March 14, 2022. He was born in April of 1956 in Dayton Ohio to Charles Miller and Betty Thorpe (to later marry Cleao Thomas).
At the young age of 18, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. During his enlistment his duty stations included Camp Pendleton in California, Marine Barracks in Guam and Okinawa, Japan. He followed this service by joining the Army Reserves. After his dedicated service to the United States, he continued his passion for serving and became a leader for the Boy Scouts of America. This leadership lasted for over 30 years. He also became a life member for both the Marine Corps League and the American Legion. He and his wife Debra along with their two children moved to Montana in 1995. While in Polson; he served two terms as the Exalted Ruler for the Mission Valley Elks Lodge continuing service to the Mission Valley and its youth. He also started the Hellroaring Detachment of the Marine Corps League in 2000. At the time of his passing, he was Commandant of the Detachment. He dedicated his life to serving the Lord, his family, Veterans and America’s youth.
John is preceded in death by his parents Charles Miller, Betty Thomas, and Cleao Thomas; sister Dorothy Trotter; brother Rex Miller; and granddaughter Blakeley Sue Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Miller; son Kristofer Edwards (Natalie) and granddaughter Sadie; son Keith Miller (Chantel) and granddaughters Caitlynn and Abbi; daughter Malisa Hunt (Terry) and grandsons Braydon and Braxton; his brothers Don Miller and Bradley Thomas; sister Jamey Yeldig as well as numerous friends and colleagues.
Funeral services for John will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022 at the LDS church in Polson, MT. Graveside Military Honors at Lakeview Cemetery will be held at 12:00 pm following the service. There will also be a social gathering back at that the LDS church following the graveside service for anyone who wants to attend.
In lieu of flowers and gifts; Debra is requesting that donations be made to the Fisher House at www.fisherhouse.org to help Military Families.