James MillerJames J. “Jim” Miller, 84, Jamestown, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at his home. Mr. Miller was born on June 5, 1926, in Grand Forks, N.D., the son of Clifford and Emma (Schauer) Miller.
James J. “Jim” Miller, 84, Jamestown, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at his home.
Mr. Miller was born on June 5, 1926, in Grand Forks, N.D., the son of Clifford and Emma (Schauer) Miller. He lived in Grand Forks until he enlisted in the Navy at age 18, serving on the U.S.S. Clay in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he returned to Grand Forks. He married Jeanne Stenson on June 12, 1949. He graduated from University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, in 1950. He was employed by Standard Oil of Indiana, as a district representative for 30 years. In 1980, after retiring from Standard Oil, they owned and operated the Orange Julius franchise in the Buffalo Mall in Jamestown until 2002. During this time, he also worked as a consultant for the Dan Dugan Transport Company as well as Border States Paving Inc.
He was a member of the El Riad Shrine in South Dakota, and the Elks, Eagles and Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed meeting friends for coffee and the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings.
He is survived by his wife; a son, Jeffrey, Omaha, Neb.; four daughters, Pamela (Chris) Bates, Honolulu, Hawaii, Rebecca Steckler, Jamestown, Melissa (Keith) Radke, Fargo, N.D., and Amy McGregor, Minneapolis, Minn.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Duane “Red”; and two sisters, Joyce and Jackie.
Memorial service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, United Presbyterian Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. Wayne Bangs officiating.
Visitation: none planned. Arrangements by Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown.
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