Ritch E. Miller was a young man working in the family business in Hartington, Neb., when a chiropractor helped him. He was so impressed with the treatment, his wife recalled, that he returned to college to become a chiropractor.
Already a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Miller earned a second degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and began his chiropractic practice.
Miller died March 17 at Immanuel Medical Center of a heart attack. He was 60.
Dr. Ritch Miller owned and worked at Downtown Chiropractic Health Center, 21st and Douglas Streets, since 1988. His daughter, Dr. Laura Miller, who worked with her father, will continue the business.
"My husband was extremely involved in the profession of chiropractic," said his wife, Carol. "He was very active in the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association and with the American Chiropractic Association. He did a lot of teaching, motivational speaking and mentoring all over the country."
He also enjoyed relaxing on the water, his daughter said. "He loved fishing and working on our lake house up north in Crofton, Neb.," she said.
Besides his wife of 38 years and their daughter, other survivors include daughters Marie Wareham of Twentynine Palms, Calif., and Angela Dwornicki of Omaha; parents Gerald and Marjorie Miller of Hartington; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.
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