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John Daniel Miller
August 15, 1930 ~ October 10, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Houghton --- John Daniel Miller of 9788 Circle Drive died peacefully in his sleep on October 10, 2022 in his home. He was born in Orefield, Pennsylvania on August 15, 1930, a son of the late Roy A. and Elizabeth Schubert Miller. He married Carolyn Paine who survives.
The seventh of thirteen children, he grew up in Allentown, PA, and graduated from Allentown High School in 1948. John was a veteran of United States Army, serving from 1952 to 1954 before attending and graduating from Houghton College in 1957. He received an MA in Linguistics from the Ohio State University in 1966.
John joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1957 and was assigned to serve with the Summer Institute of Linguistics from then until 2017. His work in language research and development of minority languages took him to several countries in Southeast Asia. In addition to authoring numerous articles about these languages, he was instrumental in the translation of the Bible and in the preparation of dictionaries in several of them, as well as serving in a variety of administrative roles for the organization. From 1996 to 2000 he served with his wife as co-director of the SIL work in Mainland Southeast Asia.
Surviving in addition to his wife are their children, Marjorie Doty, Gordon Miller, Nathan Miller, and LuAnne Brubaker, thirteen grandchildren, his siblings, Ronald Miller, Lynn Miller, Gene Miller, Kathryn Miller and numerous nieces and nephews.
Among other things, John will be remembered for his quiet strength and for faithful service to the Lord he loved.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Houghton Wesleyan Church where a funeral service will follow at 11:00 am. Rev. Dr. Wesley Oden will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Houghton.