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Anthony Miller - May 19, 2013


Anthony “Tony” J. Miller, 83, from Minden, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at the VA Home in Grand Island.
Tony was born May 11, 1930, in Holstein to Theodore and Katherine (Maystadt) Miller.
Tony grew up in the Norman area and graduated from Minden High School in 1949.
He worked in Davenport, Iowa for a short time and in 1951 he entered the Air National Guard. He was honorably discharged in 1954.
On Oct. 17, 1953, he married Dorothy Munk at Holy Family Catholic Church in Heartwell. They farmed in the Minden-Norman area. They moved into Minden and Tony later owned and operated Stadler Implement, retiring in 2000.
Tony was an active member of the St. John’s Catholic Church, having served on many committees and boards within the church. He was a 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus, member of the American Legion Post 94 in Minden which he was the past commander and past Kearney County Commander and member of the Color Guard for many years, past member and an assistant fire chief with the Minden Volunteer Fire Department, had served on the Kearney County Veterans Service Board and the Minden Airport Authority.
Tony had coached Legion baseball and had served as a Cub Scout leader. Tony was an avid Nebraska football fan and Minden Whippet fan.
He enjoyed golfing, playing cards, playing baseball, cooking and talking to his friends. Most of all he loved his family, following his children and grandchildren in all their activities.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Minden; daughters, Shellie Berry and husband, Steve of Kearney, Nancee Sinsel and husband, Carl of Minden and Jennifer Miller and husband, Don of Minden; sons, Jeff Miller and wife, Diane of Minden, Lt. Colonel Matt Miller and wife, Michelle of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Mike Miller and wife, Shannan of Hutchinson, Kan.; grandchildren, Steven Berry and wife, Lindsey, Lyndsey Berry, Megan Berry, Morgan Sinsel, Thomas Sinsel, Jarred Miller, MaShayla Miller, Katie Schmidt and husband, Shane, Jaimie Miller and fiancée, Jake Van Lent, Conner Miller, Katherine Miller, Hannah Miller, Gus Miller, Tyce Miller, Halle Miller, Brenden Miller and Isaac Miller; great-grandchildren, Cohen Schmidt, Camdon Schmidt, Tyler Berry and Alex Berry; brother, Joe Miller and wife, Evelyn of North Platte, sister, Helen Vieger of Dallas, Texas and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tony is preceded in death by three grandchildren, Brett and Crystina Sinsel and Thomas Miller; two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were May 23 at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Minden with Father Nicholas Baker officiating.
Burial was in the Minden Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the Minden American Legion, Heartwell VFW and the U.S. Army National Guard.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later.
Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden was in charge of arrangements.