Earl Miller, founder of Ancor Marine and Fasco Fasteners, died Feb. 14 at his home in Sonoma, Calif. He was 83.
A Minnesota native, Miller joined the Navy at 17, and later attended the University of North Dakota. He and his family moved to California in 1956, where Miller started Anchorage Marine, the first of three businesses he would own.
He later founded the other two businesses, which are run today by his children.