Daniel L. Miller

May 24, 1952 ~ August 3, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old

Daniel Miller Obituary

Daniel L. Miller, 71, of Castalia, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, August 3, 2023, after a lingering time of ill health.

He was born May 24, 1952, in Sandusky, and was a Margaretta High School graduate. Dan graduated with a teaching degree from the University of Toledo and also was a college athlete in both football and track. He was a teacher and also an engineer during his life. Dan began his career as a Junior High Math teacher and football/track coach at Sandusky City Schools. He then obtained his masters degree in Engineering from Ashland University. Dan worked in the manufacturing industry at companies like Union Chain, Norweco, Magic Chef, and Delphi. In later years, he obtained a second master’s degree in Technology from BGSU and he returned to his love of teaching and integrated his business background by teaching at VanGuard Sentinel Career Center. Dan also served as a Driver’s Education teacher during that time. Dan was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Sandusky. He was an active member by teaching Sunday School, ushering, and participating on both the Trinity Softball team and dartball league. He enjoyed sports and spent much time volunteering to coach little league teams for soccer and softball, as well as coaching track at Margaretta. He also was a referee for many years for local high school football and basketball games, as well as umpiring softball games. Dan enjoyed watching and following many sports, especially sports his daughters and granddaughters were involved in. He was a big Cleveland sports fan. Dan also was a member of Castalia Lions Club for many years.

He is survived by daughter Nicole (Kurt) Heilmann, granddaughters Grace Heilmann and Gabrielle Heilmann, brothers Gerald (Ileana) Miller, Melvin (Jean) Miller, and Rich (Sheryl) Miller, sister in law Sharon Nettemeier, and several nieces and nephews.

Dan was preceded in death by his wife Gwendolyn (Sanborn) Miller, daughter Julie Michelle Miller, sister Ann Amelia Miller, his parents Carl F. and Dorothy E. Miller, his in-laws Naomi V. and Robert W. Sanborn, and his brothers in law Jeff Sanborn and David Nettemeier.

Visitation for friends and family will be from 10 AM until time of services at 11 AM on Thursday, August 10th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Bardshar Rd.  Sandusky. Burial will be in Castalia Cemetery.  Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service, Castalia, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Memorials may be made to The Julie Miller Scholarship Fund in care of Margaretta Schools or the Juvenile Diabetes Society.  Online condolences and gifts of sympathy may be shared with the family by visiting

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August 10, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
502 Bardshar Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870

Funeral Service
August 10, 2023

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
502 Bardshar Rd.
Sandusky, OH 44870


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