John E. Miller, 79, of Congress, AZ passed away on Monday, June 11, 2012, as he was surrounded by his family. John was born in Plymouth, Indiana to Theodore and Esther Miller on November 1, 1932. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda of Congress; daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Pontus Karnsund of Glendale; four grandchildren Keila, Nicole, Aaron, Joel; brothers Lowell (Sandy) of CO, Gene (Marilyn) of CA, and Tim (June) of PA; sister-in-law Thelma (Chuck) of CA; many nieces, nephews and other family members. After serving in the Korean War, he graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois, and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. As a career cross-cultural missionary for 40 years with the Central American Mission, John Miller trekked through Mexico and Spain to preach the gospel. In Mexico, (10 years), he traveled by foot and by horse to remote villages of Chihuahua to treat the sick, as he shared the love of Jesus Christ. During that time he met and married Linda, another single missionary. Later, on the northern coast of the Basque region in Spain (30 years), they planted churches, founded the Christian camp, Seven Oaks, and pioneered a ministry among the Basque people. John was a dedicated husband and father, who found time in the midst of ministry to care for his family. In 2002, the Millers settled in Congress, AZ and retired from active service with CAM. John has enjoyed working to keep up the desert landscape around the home, visiting with neighbors and friends, as well as leading the Mission Team and teaching a Sunday School class at Calvary Baptist. Through the internet, letters, and phone he has been able to keep up with Spanish and Mexican coworkers as well as with the churches and individuals around the U.S. who have been his support team.. He has also been assistant chaplain of the Korean War Veterans Association, Prescott chapter. Recently, John completed his autobiography entitled, "A Short Trekker". In John's own words, "By His grace, God has guided this short trekker on a journey that led to various countries, learning different languages, and making disciples in both Mexico and Spain. To God be the glory!" There will be a public viewing on Sunday, June 17, 4-7 p.m. at the Wickenburg Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 18, 9 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 930 N Tegner St, Wickenburg. Interment will be at the Congress cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp Seven Oaks in Estella, Spain (make checks payable to Calvary Baptist Church).