Associate Daniel Miller died Jul. 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.  He was 79.

Dan was born on Feb. 16, 1935 in Minot, ND and was one of eight children.  He is survived by his wife Mary Jane and his seven children: Andrew, Valerie, Danielle, Michael, Patrick, John and Megan, as well as 19 grandchildren.

Dan graduated from high school in Crosby, ND. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army as an information specialist. He attended the University of Notre Dame graduating in 1957.  He then moved to Las Vegas where he became involved in many aspects of the Las Vegas community, and at one point ran for the U.S. Senate.

Dan taught mathematics and coached basketball at Bishop Gorman High School, worked at the Dunes, Sands, Stardust and Tropicana hotels and for more than 40 years ran his own business as a professional tax consultant.

He was actively involved at St. Viator Parish in Las Vegas for many years as a liturgical and Eucharistic minister. He was also a past member of the parish council, the finance committee and was involved in the parish’s Marriage Encounter program with his wife, Mary Jane. Together, they were members of the building fund committee for St. Viator Church and also advisors with Martin Zernicke on the purchase of its Community Center and the land around it.

Dan became a Viatorian Associate in 2006 and renewed his commitment for three years in 2008 and again for five years in 2011.  He was a very energetic associate and enjoyed being part of the Viatorian Community.

Visitation took place Aug. 1 at Palm Mortuary/King David Memorial Chapel in Las Vegas, followed by a Mass of Resurrection on Aug. 2 at St. Viator Catholic Community in Las Vegas.

Please remember our brother Dan and his family in your Masses and prayers.


Taken from letter to the Viatorian Community dated Jul. 31, 2014 from the Provincial, Rev. Thomas von Behren, CSV