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     Douglas A. Miller, M.D., 68, Bismarck, died July 14, 2004, in St. Alexius Hospital.  

     Services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday at McCabe United Methodist Church, Bismarck, with the Rev. Art Scanson officiating.  There will be a graveside service in Cando, North Dakota on Monday, July 19, at 2:00 PM at the Cando I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  There will be no visitation due to his request for cremation.

        Douglas A. Miller was born July 12, 1936 in Cando, North Dakota, the son of Charles R. and Mabel (Robertson) Miller.  He was raised in Cando and graduated from high school in 1954.  Doug then attended the University of Minnesota for two years.  He married June Martz on August 1, 1957 in Cando, North Dakota. He continued his education at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine, graduating in 1960.  During this time their daughter, Gail, was born.  Doug was awarded his doctorate in medicine from Harvard University in 1962.  During their time in Boston, daughters Dianna and Karen were born.  He served his internship and residency in internal medicine and nephrology at the University of Colorado Medical Center and Colorado General Hospital.  He entered the United States Army Medical Corps at Fitzsimons Hospital and was honorably discharged in 1966 after which he completed his education.  During this time their daughter, Linda, was born.  

     In 1968, Doug went into practice in Bismarck, North Dakota at Capitol City Clinic, which is now Mid-Dakota Clinic.  He was a specialist in kidney disease and hypertension and served as Medical Director of the Kidney Dialysis Center at St. Alexius Medical Center, Bismarck.  He also served as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.  He retired in 1990 to pursue organic gardening.

     Dr. Miller was a member of the American College of Physicians and Medical Director of Kidney Dialysis at St. Alexius Medical Center.  He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and McCabe United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed gardening, reading, hunting, fishing and following professional sports; and he wrote "Vegetable Gardening and Other Thoughts" which was just published in June.

     Doug is survived by his wife, June, Bismarck; four daughters and three sons-in-law; Gail (Tom) Nelson, Littleton, Colorado, Dianna (Lonnie) Kindseth and Karen Lindholm, Bismarck, and Linda (Terry) Wolf, Dickinson; his mother, Mabel Miller of Cando; three sisters and one brother-in-law: Sharon Miller, Cando, Suzanne (Ardell) Loken, Devils Lake, Patricia Miller, Cando; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, C. Robert (Lois) Miller, M.D., Bottineau, and Henri (Babe) Miller, Cando; his grandchildren: Katie Nelson, Jason, Leslie and Taylor Kindseth, Shiree and Allen Lindholm, and Ian, Delaney and Hayden Wolf; and many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Miller.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Abused Adult Resource Center, P.O. Box 5003,  Bismarck, 58501, or a charity of the donor's choice.

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