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Kyle R. Miller

Kyle R. Miller Oct. 15, 1986 - June 29, 2006 WILLMAR -- Sgt. Kyle Randall Miller, 19, of Willmar died June 29 while serving in the United States Army National Guard in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, near Balad, Iraq. The ser...

Kyle R. Miller

Oct. 15, 1986 - June 29, 2006

WILLMAR -- Sgt. Kyle Randall Miller, 19, of Willmar died June 29 while serving in the United States Army National Guard in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, near Balad, Iraq.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Willmar Civic Center. A private burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

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He was born Oct. 15, 1986, in Warren to Randall Don Miller and Kathy Louise (Fisher) Miller. The family moved to Bird Island in 1989 and he attended BOLD Elementary School through the eighth grade. He moved to Willmar in 2001. He graduated from Willmar High School in 2004. He enlisted in the Army National Guard on Nov. 19, 2003, and received training as a communications specialist. He also worked various part-time jobs in Willmar, including at Culver's and Menards.

He was a member of Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. He had also been a member of the Scouting program as a WEBLO Scout and assisted with the Upward Bound School Program.

He is survived by his parents: Randall (and Candia) Miller of Willmar, Kathy Miller of Bird Island; siblings: Kimberly Miller, Jessica Thompson of Fargo, N.D., Jeremy Westman of Thief River Falls, Tracie Westman of Bird Island, and Nicole (and Michael) Gaffaney, Mark Gaffaney, and Luke Gaffaney, all of Willmar; paternal grandparents: Don and JaNean Miller of Warren, and maternal grandparents: Richard and Marilyn Kuzel of Thief River Falls.

He was preceded in death by one grandfather, Kenneth Fisher, and his great-grandparents.

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