Bruce was born on January 17, 1960 in Lemmon, S. D. to Johnny and Florence (Zentner) Miller. He graduated from Northern State College in 1980. On June 5, 1982, he married Danette Ham at Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, SD.
Bruce worked in the energy industry for 28 years, most recently as the Director of Coal Origination for Enserco Energy. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, and riding his Harley. Bruce's many friends found him to be quick with a joke, quick with a laugh, and quick to brighten everyone's day.
Bruce is survived by his wife, Danette, children Heather (of Parker, CO), Sabra (of Lincoln, NE) and Cory (of Parker, CO), future son-in-law, Adam Peetz (of Sidney, NE), his mother, Florence (of Rapid City, SD), his brother, Steve (Barb) Miller, sister, Roxanne (Gary) Holzer ( all of Rapid City, SD) and Bruce's hunting companions, Sage and Misty. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Martina Ham (of Shadehill, SD), sisters-in-law Dianne (Wayne) Kunz (of Dickinson, ND), Debbie (Pat) Nehl (of Watauga, SD), Dawn (Doug) Hewitt (of Miamisburg, OH), and one brother-in-law, Doug (Linda) Ham (of Lemmon, SD), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Bruce is preceded in death by his father, John Miller, father-in-law, Don Ham, brother-in-law, David Ham, and his niece Jeanna Nehl.
The Memorial Service for Bruce will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, April 6, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lemmon. Deacon Bill Dustman will officiate with inurnment in Greenhill Cemetery at Lemmon.
A memorial has been established to the Kidney Cancer Association and Pheasants Forever of Lemmon, SD.