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Friday, March 20, 2015

NWA Capt. Donald Arnold Miller

WWII veteran, NWA Capt. Donald A. Miller
December 19, 1924 ~ March 6, 2015
Notification with the passing of retired NWA pilot Captain Donald Arnold Miller, age 90.  Captain Miller was with Northwest Airlines from 08-19-1946, first as a radio operator and then as a pilot until his retirement in December 1984.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Heritage Memorial Chapel of East Wenatchee, Washington ...  (509) 470-6702. 
Should you have further questions Captain Miller's obituary below indicates that his son Garner may be contacted at 360-970-4412.
                    Thank you,
                        ~ Carol for the PCN 
.................Donald A. Miller .............
Donald A. Miller, 90, of Wenatchee, WA, died March 6, 2015. He was a proud Navy Veteran of World War II and later, flew for Northwest Airlines for over 30 years. Except for flying, his most enjoyable work was when he was a Douglas County Planning Commissioner.
He is survived by his sons, Rand and Garner Miller.
To read his full obit go to: www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com  (see below)
Donald (Don A.) Miller died March 6, 2015. He was born December 19, 1924, in Onamia, Minnesota, and grew up and went to school, partially on a farm near Wabasso, Minnesota, and partially in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When Pearl Harbor was bombed during World War II, December 7, 1941, he enlisted in the navy and was in combat until Germany surrendered. He always wanted to be a pilot, and at the end of the war he learned to fly. He did crop dusting until Northwest Airlines hired him, and he flew for them over 30 years. He flew through Europe, the U.S., and mostly throughout Asian counties. At age 60 the FAA required pilots to retire. Wenatchee was one of his stops when he first started flying for Northwest Airlines, and he admired Clyde Pangborn and copilot Hugh Herndon for their forty-one hour flight from Japan non-stop from Sabishiro beach near Misawa to Fancher Heights Airport. For that reason, Don moved to East Wenatchee, and he and a partner built houses. Except for flying, his most enjoyable work was when he was a Douglas County Planning Commissioner.
He is survived by son Randal Miller, his wife Christy Miller and their son Joseph Miller and their daughter Sharing Kanyer, her husband Samuel Kanyer and their son Shepherd; and by son Garner Miller, his wife Michaela and their sons, Maxwell and Luke.
Also by sister Lori Kenneally, her daughter Tricia Sudbeck and husband Steve Sudbeck; her son Mike Kenneally and wife Cindy Kenneally. Also by his brother Eugene Miller, his wife Hilda Miller and their daughter Pamela White and husband Al White, and their daughter Gail Dyer and husband Larry Dyer.
Also by the children of his brother Marvin Miller and his wife Mary Lou Miller, Marvin Miller, Mitchell Miller, Martin Miller, and Mary Lynn Miller-Olesen.
Contact Garner Miller at 360-970-4412.

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