Caden Jacob Miller, 15, of Hitchcock, SD, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019, in Hitchcock. His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019, at the United Methodist Church in Redfield, SD. Reverend Steven Behrens and Pastor Lorah Houser Jankord will officiate. Interment will follow at Altoona Cemetery in Hitchcock. A time of fellowship and a light lunch will take place at the Hitchcock United Methodist Church following the committal service.
Visitation will be Thursday, from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Redfield. A prayer service, with time for sharing, will start at 7:00 p.m. Family will be present from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and again starting at 6:00 p.m. to accept condolences. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hyke Funeral Home of Redfield (www.hykefuneralhome.com).
Caden Jacob Miller entered the world on May 11, 2004. He was born in Aberdeen, SD to Jacob Miller and Kristin (Dorris) VanBuskirk. He was baptized and confirmed at the Hitchcock United Methodist Church. He attended both the United Methodist Church in Hitchcock, SD and the Tulare United Church in Tulare, SD and was active in Youth Group.
Caden attended Hitchcock-Tulare High School and was about to start his sophomore year. He was active in soccer, football, basketball, baseball, track, FFA, band, and choir. His science fair team placed third last year. When he was younger, Caden was a Cub Scout for three years.
Caden was a jokester who loved to play pranks just to put a smile on someone’s face. He always had a smile himself and always put others first. Caden loved athletics, playing video games, and spending time with family and friends. He loved hunting and fishing and spent any spare time helping on the family farm. He will always be remembered for his deep love for all his siblings.
Honoring Caden’s generous wish, the gift of life was shared with many people in need through organ and tissue donation.
Grateful for sharing Caden’s life are his parents: Kristin & Patrick VanBuskirk of Hitchcock and Jacob & Mandy Miller of Tulare; sisters: Karter Miller of Hitchcock; and Sydney Maynard of Tulare; brothers: Sawyer Miller of Hitchcock; Carson VanBuskirk of Hitchcock; Jackson Maynard of Tulare; and Patrick Maynard of Tulare. He is also survived by his grandparents: Karen (Lance Peterson) Dorris of Hitchcock; Don & Peggy Dorris of Tulare; Rick & Julie Miller of Hitchcock; Merlyn & Judy VanBuskirk of Hitchcock; Dale & Gail Duenwald of Hoven, SD; as well as great-grandparents Larry & Bev Gordon of Hitchcock; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents: Merle & Susan Halbur; Glen & Clara Miller; and Al Dorris and Buella Summers.