Goshen News, Goshen, IN

November 16, 2012

Owen Miller

March 14, 1941-Nov. 15, 2012

WAKARUSA — Owen Miller, 71, Miller’s Merry Manor, formerly of Nappanee, died at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at IU Health Goshen Hospital after a brief illness.   

He was born March 14, 1941, in Kosciusko County, to Eli E. and Elsie (Borkholder) Miller.  

Mr. Miller had lived in Hutchinson, Kan., for 33 years and moved back to Nappanee in 2001.

He had formerly worked at Liberty Coach in Indiana and Kansas and retired from Doskocil Foods in Hutchinson, Kan. He was a member of North Main Street Mennonite Church.  Mr. Miller was raised in the Amish church.

He is survived by his sisters, Edna E. and Nina E. Miller, both of Nappanee; nephews, Glen R. (Barbara) Miller, Everet R. (Monica) Miller, Lester R. (Naomi) Miller, and Leon R. (Marlene) Miller, all of Milford, Edwin R. (Martha) Miller, Nappanee, and Marlin R. (Sharon) Miller, Bremen; and a niece-in-law, Viola Miller, Nappanee.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Katie Miller; brother, Raymond E. Miller; stillborn sister, Martha Miller; sister, Ada E. Miller; nephew, Earl R. Miller;  and great nephew, Marvin L. Miller.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for one hour prior to the funeral service, which will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee. The Rev. Ruben Chupp will officiate with Clell Kandel assisting.

Burial will be in South Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to North Main Street Mennonite Church.

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