Niles Miller, 97, of Platteville passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Greeley. He was born in Platteville on January 24, 1921 to Stephen John and Ruth Amanda (Kopp) Miller where he grew up and graduated high school.
In 1944, he eloped to Kansas to marry Dorothy Jane Smith, sharing nearly 61 years until she passed away on May 7, 2005. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged.
Niles returned to the farm where he was a successful dairyman for more than 30 years as well as a third-generation dry land farmer with his brother, Raymond. He was an active member of various dairy and farming organizations including president of the Colorado DHIA in 1957. He also served on the Weld County Board of Health, and a number of Platteville and Weld community boards.
The family enjoyed time at their cabin in Glacier View, sports and he loved playing cards, including Bridge. Niles was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church in Platteville for many years.
He is survived by his son, Stephen (Bonnie) Miller of Wellington; daughter, Dianne Brown of Johnstown; 5 grandchildren, Jason Miller, Adrienne (Charlie) Aguilar, Eric (Stacy) Miller, Tyler (Kelly) Brown and Sarah (Tim) Frank; 9 great-grandchildren, McKinley and Addyson Miller, Brayden and Maya Aguilar, Sydney, Remington and Josie Brown, Laila and Lilly Frank as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, siblings, Glenn, Elaine (Ray) Grebasch, Jack (Betty) and Raymond (Sally) and son-in-law, Greg Brown.
The Life Celebration service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, Platteville with a reception to follow. Interment 1 p.m. at Mizpah Cemetery, Platteville.
Memorial gifts may be made to the “Community Foundation” for the Niles S. Miller family fund to benefit the Weld Food Bank and First UMC Platteville in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at adamsoncares.com.