Richard "Dick" Darrell Miller


August 2, 1933 - June 25, 2016


Richard Darrell Miller was born August 2, 1933 to Earl and Wanda (Usher) Miller at Mitchell, SD.  Dick graduated from Mitchell High School in May, 1951. On March 10, 1952 he married Nannette Catherine Martin. Dick started Dick’s Body Shop the summer of 1952 and in 1971 he, along with Pierre Forrett and Larry Tueber were founding members of the South Dakota Auto Body Association where he served on the board.  In 1979, Dick along with his son, Craig, started Parts World, a used auto and truck parts business.

Dick was a member of the Mitchell Jaycees from 1962 to 1983, Mitchell Chamber of Commerce from 1962 to present.  He served on the Good Neighbor and City Beautification Committees in recent years.

Dick was grateful to share his life with his wife of 64 years, Nannette; one daughter, Victoria Lynn (Dennis) Pierson of Colleyville, TX; one son, Craig Darrell Miller of Everett, WA; one grandson, Nicholas Craig Pierson of Ft. Worth, TX; one brother, Daniel Earl Miller of Rapid City, aunts, Connie (Wayne) Laird of Mitchell and Marceen Usher of Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents.



Thursday, June 30, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, July 1, 2016
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Lyle Swenson on July 2, 2016
We were out of town & was surprised to hear of Dick's passing. I go back to 1947 when our family moved to 304 S Wisc., 3 door north of Dick's home. Over the years I dealt with Dick & his staff at the body shop, mostly on wrecker calls. The staff was always very proficient in getting to the accident & getting vehicles involved taken care of. He was a class act & will be remembered as such. He is in good hands now resting in peace.
Posted by Tami Titze & Mark graham on June 30, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We loved taking care of Dick and so glad that I was his favorite! God bless you during this difficult time.
Posted by Jeff Jervik on June 30, 2016
My prayers are with all of you. I am sorry for your loss.
Posted by Julie Ebert/Brad Smith on June 30, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear of Dicks passing! We were very fortunate to have you both as neighbors! I truly enjoyed spending time with both of you and helping Dick with computer issues! Prayers for peace and comfort!
Brad and Julie, Cole and Carsten
Posted by Dan and Diane DesLauriers on June 30, 2016
Thinking of you and your family. Dick was a very kind friend to us!
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on June 29, 2016
We send our Condolences Nan & family. We send our prayers that the Memories of life with your Beloved Husband & Father bring you Peace & Comfort all these days.
Posted by Cheri DeSchepper Oleske on June 27, 2016
Nan, Vicki, and Craig, so sorry to hear of Dicks passing. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We are so sorry for your loss. Keep him alive in all your great and fun memories of him. Love, Cheri and family
Posted by Barb Goldammer on June 27, 2016
Nan and family,we are saddened by you loss. Dick was a wonderful man. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.
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