Funeral service for Randy Miller will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Andy Carsrud officiating. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday October 16, 2017 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Randall James Miller (Randy) 61, of Gillette, passed away Thursday October 12, 2017 after a courageous 8 month battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born July 28, 1956 in Williston, North Dakota. He was the oldest of 3 to Claudia Ann (Anfinson) Miller & John James Miller. Randy lost his father at a young age and was raised by Robert (Bob) Walstad. He grew up in Williston where he began working at a young age mowing lawns for the neighbors. He worked part time as a kitchen helper at the Skelley Truck Stop. The “other” part time job at this time was his famous Wine & Still business. He also was summer help at the Cactus Concrete Plant.

After graduating from Williston High School Randy worked for 2 years at Cactus Concrete running the Block Building Machine. He also spent a short time at the Farmer Elevator Seen Plant and a year being a Welder’s Helper. In 1978 Randy began a career as a roustabout in the oilfields of North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. In 1997 Randy & Jenny started RJM Energy Services in Gillette, Wyoming. Randy was a very hard worker and took pride in everything he did.

On April 7, 1978 Randy welcomed his first daughter Jennifer Ann. Seven years later on June 6, 1985 his son Chase Randall was born followed by his youngest daughter Shelby Lee on October 15, 1991. Family was always very important to Randy, he especially enjoyed holidays together. On April 15, 1994, Randy married Jennifer (Jenny) Lee Collins in Broadus, Montana. The family later moved to Gillette, Wyoming.

Working very long hours in the oilfield was something that Randy truly enjoyed. But, he was always able find time for a weekend relaxing at the lake, tinkering with his hot rods, or going to a local auction. Randy would be found spending countless hours after work trimming the yard or working in one of his shops. He always had a list of things that he needed to do.

Later in life Randy found enjoyment in relaxing at the family lake cabin where he could put his years of collecting on display. He also enjoyed boating, trips to Mexico, 4wheeling, riding his Harley, as well as trips to his home in Arizona.

Randy was well known for his unique sense of humor, the love for his Family, and love for life. He enjoyed his time with his children, grandchildren, and all of his Family.

Randy is survived by his wife Jenny; his father Bob Walstad; his children; Jennifer Hight (Shawn), Shelby Austin (TJ). His grandchildren; Caden, Avery, Emma, one brother; Kelly Miller (Deb), one sister; Pam Carr (Devon), brother in law; Don Collins. Randy also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family, and close friends.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents John and Claudia, and his son Chase. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Randy’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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