Born in 1956, Mike began learning the ropes from his father, Colonel Joe Miller, who auctioneered for over 40 years. Mike is pictured at far left below (in cowboy hat) in 1975 where he assisted his father (center, white hat with brown brim) with one of his early auctions.

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Mike attended four years of college at Northeast Missouri State University (now, Truman University), Kirksville, Missouri. Mike graduated from Reisch Auction School in Mason City, Iowa, in 1976. He began auctioneering in 1974 and has continued ever since.

Mike is a member of the National Auctioneers Association and the Missouri Professional Auctioneers Association.

Mike Miller
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Mike Miller Auction service staff includes several auctioneers who help with the larger auctions and his crew of clerks, cashiers, and ringmen. Pictured in the photos below are Dave May; Mike's wife, Marti; and Mike/Marti's daughter, Tina.

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Dave May, Mike, Tina Miller Marti Miller Mike and Dave May

Friday, June 23, 2017 - Mike Miller, owner & general manager of Mike Miller Auction Service of Chillicothe, Mo. has announced new expansion and an additional auctioneer joining the auction firm effective immediately. Tyler Keenan, formerly of Grinell, Iowa, will be assisting in all phases of our auction business. Keenan, age 24, has recently moved to Chillicothe. After graduation from Grinnell High School, he graduated from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with an A.A.S. Degree in Agriculture Production Management in 2013, then received his Bachelors Degree at Iowa State University in Agriculture Studies in 2015. He also received his auctioneering degree at the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Mason City, Iowa, in the summer of 2014. Ty and his business partner formed INK Auctioneering, LLC. He has been conducting auctions for three years, including farm machinery auctions, general household & antique auctions, mostly in the central Iowa region.


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Along with long-time auctioneer David May, this now gives the auction firm 72 years of combined auction experience. "We have been extremely blessed to have Dave with us for over 25 years, and now with Tyler joining ranks, we couldn't be happier." "These two guys are the hardest workers I've ever been around, and the three of us will continue to give our clients the utmost in service." "For a couple years, we've been looking for the "right guy" to join us - we believe we found him!"

Besides his auction duties in Iowa, Keenan was also working full time with "Iowa Family Farms", traveling Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma & Texas on a large scale row-crop operation.

As a two-generation auction company, Mike conducted his first auction in 1974, his senior year in high school, with his father (Joe Miller), who was a licensed auctioneer for 45 years. After his dad's retirement, he joined Daryl Danner in 1985 as Danner-Miller Auction Service. After Danner's death in 1992, David May joined the firm shortly afterward, and this "team" has been conducting auctions, averaging approximately 100 auctions per year over the past 25 years, specializing in land & real estate auctions, farm machinery, antiques & general household sales.

Mike's wife, Marti, helps him with the Auction Service.
Mike is a father of four great kids and has a wonderful in-laws and grandchildren!!
Here are some photo memories!

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Thanksgiving, 2015
(L-R) Aaron & Jessi; Emily & Shane (holding Jake & Joe the new pups); Mike, Rocky, Marti;
Tina & Alex; Gracie, Joanna, Amanda, Kelly & Dominic.

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Miller Sherer Wedding 08 02 03

Over the years, Mike and his team have helped deserving charities raise over $1 million in fundraising efforts.


Area Youth Benefit Fund Auction - click on photo for a closer view.
August 6, 2010
CT Photo/Laura Schuler

 Some of these benefit auctions include these, among others:

  • Ducks Unlimited
  • North Central Missouri Wild Turkey Federation
  • Quail Unlimited
  • FEC Area Youth Benefit Fund
  • Livingston County 4H and FFA Youth Auction
  • Bishop Hogan Memorial School


C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley / April 30, 2011
The "California Gold Rush" Auction featuring "The Lonesome Dove Rangers" (Mike Miller Auction Service)
at Bishop Hogan's annual dinner auction Saturday evening brought in $2,350 for the top item
of a Kansas City Royals suite for one game donated by FEC.

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