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Darrell Lynn Miller

October 26, 1948 — June 3, 2024

Darrell Lynn Miller

Darrell Lynn Miller, 75, of Dwight, Kansas passed away June 3, 2024 in Manhattan, Kansas. He was born October 26, 1948 to Lowell Lee and Elaine Louise (Lindgren) Miller. He attended Swartz Country School until 3rd grade when he transferred to Dwight Grade School. He graduated from Dwight Rural High School in 1966. 

During his high school years he was a member of the Dwight Rockets State Champion Class BB Basketball Team and the State Champion 8 man football team.

After high school he played football and basketball at McPherson College for one year before transferring to Kansas State University where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Agriculture Education. While at K-State he was a member of the Farmhouse Fraternity. 

Darrell married Mina Carr on October 10, 1981. Together they raised three children, Cale, Ethan and Darrah. 

Darrell, along with his parents and brother, Charles, owned and operated Miller Dairy. Miller Dairy was later incorporated to Miller Brothers Farms. He recently established a farming partnership with his son, Cale. He was a member of the Dwight Methodist Church; National Guard; Dwight Community Development Corporation; American Legion Post #289 and a 50 year member of the Masonic Fraternity. He was a former Morris County Commissioner, USD 417 Board of Education member and had served on the 8th Judicial Nominating Committee. 

Darrell’s love and dedication to farming not only provided for his family but also instilled values of perseverance, hard work and stewardship that will continue to shape their lives. 

Darrell enjoyed following and watching his kids and grandkids in sports and other activities and was their biggest supporter and fan. He had a passion for activities that brought family and friends together such as fishing with grandkids, tailgating at Kansas State sporting events, holiday family gatherings and growing pumpkins for the annual Miller Pumpkin Patch. He was a loyal supporter of the Dwight community, working to preserve its past and insure its future. He had a boisterous soul whose voice and laughter were easily recognized by all who knew him.  

Darrell is survived by his wife, Mina; children: Cale Miller and wife Shanon, of Manhattan, KS; Ethan Miller and wife Kate, of Huntersville, NC; Darrah Pearson(Miller) and husband Justin of Neosho Rapids, KS; grandchildren: Owen Pearson, Paxton Pearson, Grayson Pearson, Madilyn Miller, Marlee Miller and June Miller; siblings: Joyce Winter, Karen Bauman(Galen); sister-in-law: Diane Miller and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles and brother-in-law Bob Winter. 

Family will greet friends 3:00pm-5:00pm Sunday, June 9th at Sawyer Funeral Home in Council Grove. A memorial ceremony will be held at 10:00am, Monday June 10th at the Dwight Community Church. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Dwight Community Church, American Legion Post #289, Dwight Community Development Corporation and may be sent in care of Sawyer Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS, 66846.

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Visitation

Sunday, June 9, 2024

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Monday, June 10, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Dwight Community Church

523 7th Street, Dwight, KS 66849

Burial following at Dwight Cemetery

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