James “Jim” D. Miller, age 61, of Kennard, passed away Feb. 27, 2022. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Grace United Methodist Church in Kennard at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow services in the Kennard Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, March 4, 2022, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home in Blair.
Jim was born on May 16, 1960. in Sioux City, Iowa. He attended Rosalie School before attending and graduating from Arlington High School in 1978. After high school Jim attended Dana College for a year where he was on the basketball team. On March 7, 1981, he was united in marriage to Shelly Dye. The couple made their home in Kennard. Jim worked for Camden Excavating for many years before starting C.M.A. Trucking Inc. in 1993. Jim loved horse racing, spending time at the lake with family and friends and was a longtime supporter of Arlington athletics.
Jim is survived by his wife Shelly, daughters; Christy (Clifford) Erwin, Melissa (Gerrin Miller) Jeffery, Allison (Matthew Skrogstad) Miller, grandchildren; Kaylie, Nathan, Adrianna, Elizabeth, McKenzie, Matthew, parents; Darrell (Fran) Miller and Joan Heermann, brother Michael (Cathy) Miller, sister Tara (Dick) Frickel, step-sisters Tami (Brian) Johnson and Patti Svendgard, brother-in-law David (Kay) Dye, sister-in-law Debbie (Lee) Beck, mother-in-law Sonja Dye, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law Pete Dye, step-father Orlin Heermann, step-brother Doug Svendgard and sister-in-law Cheryl Dye.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kennard Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad.
Campbell Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.