Dean Miller

Thursday, October 3, 2019
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On Saturday, September 28, 2019 Dean Miller left his Earthly home while doing what he loved to do, helping his friend with farming.

Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2 at the Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 3 at the Glendive Evangelical Church with Pastor David Steinbron officiating. A private interment will be held in Dawson County Cemetery. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with arrangements.

Dean was born on September 6, 1963 to Don and Marie (Roesler) Miller. He grew up on the family dairy farm with his four older siblings enjoying the life of a farm kid. He attended Amo School and then Dawson County High School, graduating in 1982. In his younger years he was in 4H and was raised in the faith at Grace Lutheran Church in Fallon. Following his high school education Dean worked for local farmers in the Buffalo Rapids area.

Dean had a love for horses. He loved team roping and riding. He was a member of the Montana Team Roping Association (MTRA), Wrangler TRC and the Circle Rodeo Club.

Dean was on the Makoshika Promotions Board and very involved in the local Bump-N-Runs, spending many hours building and preparing the track for races and building/maintaining the track during the races.

He really enjoyed being in places where he could socialize and spend time with family and friends. He also enjoyed welding and making horseshoe figurines - many of which were given to numerous family members and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and coyote hunts on his snowmobile.

He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face so you never knew what he was up to! On November 29, 1996 Dean married the love of his life and best friend, Cathy Wolff Dinardi, in Glendive. Cathy and Dean were soul mates and she will forever miss him. To their union, Dean gained three children: Josh, Leah, and Jamey.

Family was very important to him. Dean thoroughly loved teasing and joking with the people he loved but at the same time he would give a helping hand to anyone in need. He could be growly as a bear but to those who knew him he was a teddy bear. His warm, giving heart and mischievous spirit will be truly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Marie; his nephew, Tyler Kniepkamp; and special horse, PeTe.

Dean is survived by his loving wife, Cathy; three children, Josh (Misty) Dinardi and granddaughter, Brylee; Leah (Troy) Robertson and grandchildren, Addis and Grady; Jamey Dinardi, and granddaughters, Autumn and Brielle; his dog, Dally; sister, Donna (JR) Lala and children, Michael (Candy), Chad (Stephanie), and Jay (Sara); sister, Kathy (Mike) Kniepkamp and children, Tara (Shane) and Riley; Katie (Eddy) and Marina; brother, Gary (Lynell) Miller; brother, Jim (Karla) and children, Jason (Sadie) and Cody (BreAnn); brother-in-law, Jim (Jan) Wolff and children Cory (Jamie), Jenny (Doug), and Pete; sister-in-law, Anne (Rick) Opp and children, Jon, Jeff (Brittany), and Joel; Colin and Nate Rothman; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Dean’s four granddaughters and one grandson were his true joy. He loved being “grampa.” His grandchildren will miss him dearly, but have many wonderful memories to cherish.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.silhafuneralhomes.com.

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