Parnell “Curly” Miller

June 4, 1934 - January 9, 2018

Visitation: Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.

Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13 at Canton Lutheran Church.

Parnell argus picture            Parnell A. “Curly” Miller, 83, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Alcester Care and Rehab Center.  His funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be an hour prior to the service.

                Parnell was born June 4, 1934 in Canton, SD to Alf and Jenny (Hokstad) Miller.  He attended school in Canton and served in the U.S. Army following graduation from CHS.  He began his career with the Sioux Falls Fire Department in 1963 and retired as a captain in 1992.  In earlier years, he was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and Shriners.

                Curly is survived by his son Robert (Jennie) and their children, Grey & Giana of Prior Lake, MN and many other extended family members.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joann, 7 sisters- Marian Harris, Fern Butler, Carolyn Hamon, Crystal Van Bockern, Bev Geick, Arlene Lee, and Irene Franken, and brother Alvin Miller.

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  1. Diane (Strand) Van Rooyen on January 11, 2018 said:

    Family of Curly- sorry to hear of Curly’s passing he was a good friend of my dad Jr. and brother Donnie Strand. He was a kind man and remember him fondly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love Diane & Tom Van Rooyen (Hudson,SD)

  2. Jon Genier on January 12, 2018 said:

    My condolences to the Miller family. May you find some comfort for your great loss in the promise found at John 11:25.

  3. Debbie Franken- Jones on January 12, 2018 said:

    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Curly, he was quite the character! I enjoyed listening to his story telling and his all embracing hugs, that nearly crushed me !!! May He Rest In Peace!

  4. Tara on January 15, 2018 said:

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. God promises to be close to the brokenhearted. PS 34;18. I hope you find comfort in God’s promise & in the many wonderful memory’s you made & shared together. You have my condolences.