Daniel Miller, 47, brother of Spring Valley resident
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 4:52 AM
Daniel J. Miller, 47, of Austin, died unexpectedly Friday morning May 2, 2014, at his home due to heart complications.
He was born Sept. 26, 1966, to Ivan and Anna Miller.
He grew up in Austin and graduated from Pacelli High School in 1985.
After graduation, he attended Austin Community College for two years and held various jobs before joining the team at Torge's as bartender and assistant manager. He worked there from 1993 to 2001.
In 2001, he moved to Tampa, Fla., to assume the position of manager of Planet 9-Ball, a large billiards/restaurant until 2007 when he suffered heart problems.
In 2008, he received a heart transplant and eventually moved back to Austin.
He enjoyed playing golf, disk golf, reading, walking and biking. He loved spending time with his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and developed a special bond with all of them. All his family and friends enjoyed his great sense of humor.
Survivors include his loving mother, Anna Miller of Austin; two brothers, Ken (Maggie) Miller of New Port Richey, Fla., and Bob (Jean) Miller of Byron; three sisters, Diane (Arol) McCaslin of Spring Valley, Jane (Joe) Costa of Inver Grove Heights and Mary Lou (Jim Power) Miller also of Inver Grove Heights; seven special nieces and nephews and seven great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ivan, in 1987.
A memorial mass will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin with the Rev. Jim Steffes officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Worlein Funeral Home in Austin with a prayer service held at 4 p.m. and one hour before the service at the church.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.