It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Alton L. Miller on August 17, 2023 at the age of 75.
Alton was born on January 2, 1948 to Myrtle A. Lunda and the late Leonard A. Miller in Shelby.
Allton’s life was one of kindness and dedication as he was never one to pass up the opportunity to lend a hand to anyone who needed it.
He enjoyed working with his hand. Whether it be repairing, building, or just tinkering, and the immense pride he took in his handiwork meant a job wasn’t done unless it was done right.
He had a passion for fishing and spent countless days (seriously way too many to count) enjoying time at the lakes outside of Sunburst fishing with his children when they were young.
His warm smile, genuine nature and immeasurable kindness (and let’s not forget that unmistakable voice) made him the kind of man you instantly remembered at the sheer mention of his name.
Alton was a driller in the oilfield industry for many years and is often fondly remembered as “one of the best around”. His dedication and hard work earned the respect and admiration of all who had the privilege to work alongside him.
Beyond his professional achievements, Alton had unwavering pride in his family and enjoyed speaking about them and their accomplishments. He cherished every moment spent with them and the memories they created.
He leaves behind his loving mother, Myrtle Meyer; brothers, Leonard (Sid) Miller, Harvey (Nan) Miller and Kenny Miller; sister, Shirley (Mike) Miller; children, Dawn Marie Nishimoto, Shannon (Justin) Miller, Brenda (Chris) Waite, and Jason (Tammy) Miller; stepchildren, Elizabeth (Ryan) Niemyjski and Aaron (Rebecca) Flesch; grandchildren, Blaide and Ronin Nishimoto, Michael, Dalton, and Taryn Howell, Scott, Ashley, Hailey, and Isaac Seymour, Jaxon Johnson, Kramer and Nicole Potack, Abigale Music, and Ily and Charles Flesch; great grandchildren, Violet, Ariel, and Abel Howell, Stetson Howell, Thomas, Evelynn, Lucas, Abigail, and Alexandria Seymour, Ryder and Ranesmae Kaneff, Draven Matthews, Koda, and Evelyn Potack, and Harper Zwiers, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his father, Leonard Miller; wife, Judy Miller; brothers, Mike, Larry, and Rodney Miller; granddaughter, Rebecca Flesch; uncles, Albert Lunda and Harry Lunda; and aunts, Dorothy Parpolia and Hattie Appley.
Alton will be greatly missed by all who knew him. As we mourn his loss, let’s also celebrate the life he lived and the impact he had on those fortunate enough to cross his path.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 25, at the Lutheran Church in Sunburst at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in Alton’s name to American Legion Post #73 in Sweetgrass, MT.
May his soul rest in peace and his memory live on in the hearts of those who were blessed to know him.
Live streaming of the service is available via the Lutheran Church of Sunburst Facebook page.