August 24, 2023

Richard G. Miller

Richard G. “Dick” Miller age 103 of Lincoln passed away August 23, 2023.  He was born February 4, 1920 in Lincoln to John H. and Joy G. (Mills) Miller.  Dick became a pilot when he was 16 years old and sold his last airplane, a Staggerwing when he was 92 years old.  In between he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in WWII where he flew the B-17 bomber.  During one mission over Germany he was the lead plane.  The plane sustained so much damage that he had to ditch the plane in a field in Poland.  Dick was able to save all of his crew members.  They were able to make their way into Russia with the help of Polish residents.  Dick is a member of St. Marks United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #3, Sesostris Shrine and the Masonic Temple.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years Katheryn (Kaye) Miller of LIncoln, Son and daughter-in-law John and Jan Adams of Syracuse, New York, daughter Margaret Miller of Los Angeles, California.  Step son and spouse Jim and Phyllis Chambers of Lincoln, grandson and spouse Chris and Katrina Chambers of Lincoln and great-grand children Tristin and Kyleigh.  Dick is preceded in death by his parents, brother Edwin P. Miller and his former wife Jean (McCown) Miller.

Military graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, August 28, 2023 at Wyuka Cemetery.  Family and friends will gather at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, by 10:45 A.M.

Memorials in lieu of flowers to the Chambers Family Pilot Aviation Scholarship Fund, P.O Box 82555, Lincoln, NE 68501-2555.  Fund #01056640 (This number should be put on the check).

1 Comment

  1. What a wonderful man and role model Dick has been over his lifetime. He showed his bravery and dedication to his country through his military service. But one of his most endearing qualities was how nice of a man he has been for over 100 years. Our condolences to Kaye, his family, friends and fellow shriners! The Good Lord now has a new pilot on his team!


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