1950 Michael 2021

Michael Miller

April 23, 1950 — January 27, 2021

Michael Wayne "Mike" Miller, 70, of Casper, WY entered his eternal life on January 27, 2021 at his home.

Mike was born in Sheridan, WY to John "Jack" and Helen Miller on April 23, 1950. He attended Kelly Walsh High School in Casper, graduating in 1968. In 1972 he earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Black Hills State College. During that time, Mike achieved greatness on the wrestling mat by becoming an NAIA All American and national finalist.

After graduation Mike was the physical education teacher and wrestling coach for Bison High School in Bison, SD. Mike then obtained his Master's degree in recreation from the University of South Dakota, while serving as the assistant wrestling coach. After graduation, Mike became the head wrestling coach at Colorado Northwestern Community College. From 1977 until retiring in 2010, he served as a physical education teacher and head wrestling coach at his alma mater Kelly Walsh High School.

Mike was an avid outdoorsman, a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and dedicated sports fan to his New York Yankees, Denver Broncos and Wyoming Cowboys. Mike received many accolades for his work in choice-based physical education programs and presented his ideas across the country.

Mike is survived by his two sons, Dan (Lindsay) Miller and Kyle (Aimee) Miller; sisters, Judy (Woody) Woodworth, Laura (Bob) Bendrick, and Marsha Anderson. He is also survived by granddaughters, Madeline, Maren and Olivia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, John Miller and parents, Jack and Helen Miller.

A memorial service will be held at Highland Park Community Church in Casper, WY on February 13, 2021 at 11am, with Pastor Greg Smith officiating. Masks will be required and social distancing practices will be followed. A live stream of the event will also be available.

The family wishes to extend gratitude to all of those that helped Mike in his final days of battling pancreatic cancer. As a teacher, coach, brother, father and grandfather, Mike touched many lives and will be sorely missed. Godspeed Mike.

Arrangements are entrusted to Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Ave. Casper, WY 82601.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)

Highland Park Community Church (Casper)

5725 Highland Dr, Casper, WY 82609

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