CAMBRIDGE, Nebraska -- Valarian D. "Curly" Miller, 89, died Tuesday (July 12, 2011) in North Platte, Nebraska.
He was born March 31, 1922, in Wellfleet, Nebraska, to Ralph D. Miller and Ester M. (Settergran) Miller. He graduated high school from the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska in 1939, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1942-44 during World War II.
He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, a 60 year member of the Masonic Lodge and Masonic Shriners, and a member of the Furnas County Sheriffs Posse.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jewel; and brother, Ralph.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Donna (Johnson) Miller; sons, Monte and wife, Nancy Miller of Windsor, Colorado, and Dwight and wife, Sandy Miller of North Platte; daughter, Robyn Miller of San Antonio, Texas; sister, Betty Miller of Lincoln, Nebraska; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services are Monday, 10 a.m., at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge. Internment is Monday, 3 p.m., at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska.
Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Program and left at the funeral home.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.