Louie M. Miller, 54, of Lyman, Nebraska, died Thursday, August 17, 2023, at his home with his loving family at his bedside. Cremation has taken place in accordance with Louie’s wishes. Memorials may be made in care of the family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting Louie’s obituary page viewable at www.reverencefuneralparlor.com.
Louie was born November 7, 1968, in North Platte, Nebraska to Roy and Norma (Miller) Call. He attended elementary school in Idaho and Sidney, Nebraska. He was a young man when he moved to the Nebraska Boys Ranch in Alliance, Nebraska and was very proud to admit that it made him the man he became. Louie graduated from Alliance High School and joined the United States Navy in 1987 as a Boiler Operator aboard the USS Coral Sea.
Memories of his younger years included fishing the Idaho River and hunting with his dad. He had many childhood stories, some good and some bad about growing up and getting into a lot of mischief. Louie was a kid of courage with no fear. He said he rode his bike and swam a million miles. Everyone in town knew him as both a kid at heart and an adult. He was one person they would never forget.
Louie met his soulmate and wife, Amanda Lindenmuth, on December 10, 1990, at the State Line Oasis. They married on December 10, 1992. Louie worked for Middlesworth Ranch, Shawn and Lex Madden, Young Sand and Gravel, and Kurt Manufacturing before starting a life-changing career in 1999. He and his family moved to the Kaufman Ranch in Minatare, Nebraska. He referred to this as "our foundation” an important part of his family’s legacy. Louie left the ranch thinking he needed a change. He desired to be an even better cowboy, so he moved his family to the Sandhills of Nebraska near the town of Arthur. He began working on the Peterson Ranch where he had a horse accident which resulted in breaking his back in six places. Three years later his boss became very ill and that along with the challenge of his back injuries spurred Louie to make the decision to return home. He then started working for Roger and Edna Carpenter Chase. He gained a lot of horse breeding and vet knowledge, but he felt he could still be happier elsewhere, so he went to work for Larry Rice. He eventually went back to the ranch where he had received his “foundation” and worked for Ron Lukens, 9 Mile Schiff partnership. Once again, he decided he wasn’t totally fulfilled, and he tried farming. Louie was good at it, but it wasn’t his passion. Soon after, he proudly achieved his CDL licensure and with every endorsement possible. Louie was hired at Aulick, and a short time later took a position with Roger Morris hauling oil for Slafter Oil. Roger sold his trucks to Chuck and Delinda Lackey (Lackey Trucking) in 2016 and Louie came along with his truck. He hauled many different things over the years with Lackey Trucking. His final duty was hauling iron for Pete Langer (Lackey Trucking).
Louie had a wife, five amazing kids and five awesome grandkids that he was beyond proud of. He was an incredible husband, dad, and grandpa and a true friend. He always said without family you have nothing and established the family brand, 7ML, in 1999. Megan, Kelsie, Colten, Cody, Colby, Amanda, and himself, “Our 7”. He loved his family and his truck. His family was with him every step of the way and his true-life goal was raising his family right. Louie’s love for them was more than life itself.
He taught his loved ones that a man was only as good as his word and a handshake is all you need. Those who knew him would say that Louie was brutally honest, straight-up, and held nothing back. He worked hard and played hard. His enjoyments included hunting, fishing, rodeo, football, his grass, garden, and trees. He had a very special love for God, his family, reading his Bible, listening to music, and reciting a very long chain of daily prayers. His family was beside him until his final breath. He is and will be greatly missed by his family who lovingly called him “Superman”.
Survivors include his beloved wife of over thirty years, Amanda Miller; children, Megan (Justin) Sinks, Kelsie (Cody) Miller soon to be Sell, Colten (Scarlet) Miller, Cody (Kylie Stock) Miller, and Colby (Kassi Alday) Miller; grandchildren, Wayne and Ansley Gamel, Brody Sinks, and Paige and Paisley Miller; his mother, Norma Call; sisters, Rhonda Schuh, Regina (Steve) Williams, and Michelle Call; mother-in-law, Linda Lindenmuth; brother-in-law, Allen (Cindy) Lindenmuth; brother from another, Scott McGuire; along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Louie was preceded in death by his father, Roy Call; father-in-law, Al Lindenmuth; his grandparents; two nephews; and his equine partner, Woodro; and canine partner, Max.