Norman George Miller, age 96 of Colorado Springs, Colorado (formerly of Minneapolis, Minnesota) passed away peacefully on June 18, 2020. Norm was preceded by the love of his life and wife of 71 years, Dorothy Elaine Miller.
Norm was born in Rochester, Minnesota to Florence and George Miller, graduating from North High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he met his wife and attended the University of Minnesota. He had two sisters, Ellen and Mary, and brother Richard Miller, who followed him into a military career. He is survived by sister, Mary Nelson (Jerry).
He served for over 25 years in the USMC and US Army in the infantry, artillery and signal branch-es. As a Marine in the Ninth Marines 3d Marine Division he participated in the campaigns of the Northern Solomon Islands, Bougainville, Guam and Iwo Jima. He was in combat in Korea in 1952 and served in Vietnam before retiring at Fort Monmouth, NJ as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1971, proud of coming up through the ranks as a “Mustang.” Among the many medals he received were the Bronze Star for Valor and Purple Heart.
On retirement he worked in construction, insurance, and electronics before moving to Colorado Springs, CO in 1977. He was a Life Member of the Marine Corps League and Pikes Peak Chapter of MOAA, PPCOMPAS and the Amateur Radio Club.
Norm had lifelong interests in a variety of fields including ship design, electronics, 3D printing, landscape gardening and international politics! Never idle, he was always curious about the world around him and worked hard to keep abreast of the changes.
He is survived by daughters; Cheryl Imboden (Durant), Minneapolis, Minnesota, Linda Hornung (James), Encinitas, California; son, James Miller (Nancy), Coronado, California, grandchildren; Cedar Imboden Simmers (Erich), Thatcher (Melissa) Imboden, Anders Imboden (Nith), Sage (Kris-ten) Hornung, Sierra Murphey (Morgan) and Travis Hornung and great grandchildren; Jackson Phillips, Azalea Imboden, Ashford Imboden, Stella Hornung and Mars Murphey.
When conditions permit, a military ceremony will be held at Pikes Peak National Cemetery.