The Free Press, Mankato, MN


June 24, 2014

David Merlin Miller

— David Merlin Miller, Prof. Emeritus of English, Purdue Univ., died in Sarasota, FL on May 6, 2014. A service will be held at 2 PM in the Elysian United Methodist Church on July 1, 2014, with his inurnment following at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Elysian.

    Dr. Miller is survived by his wife Joanne, two songs Garth (Grace) and Dain (Laura), and two stepdaughters, Tanya (Eric) of WA, and Andrea (Joe) of CA and a sister Elizabeth Williams of Elysian, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one son Erik.

    Dr. Miller graduated from Waterville High School in 1952, served in the army, graduated from the Univ. of MN and Univ. of CA Davis. He taught literature at Univ. of MN, Mankato in 1964-1966, before retiring from Purdue University in 1999. He lived in Sarasota, FL, where he taught at University of South Florida.

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