Ezra S. Miller

                                           May 28, 1935 -- June 7, 2015

Ezra S. Miller, 80, of Topeka, died at 8:55 pm on Sunday, June 7, at his
residence. He had been battling cancer. He was born on May 28, 1935 in
LaGrange, to John U. and Susanna E. (Bontrager) Miller. On September 1,
1955 in Jamesport, MO. he married Barbara Mae Miller; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are three daughters, Susie Marie (Levi, Jr.)
Yoder and Sarah Irene Myers both of Topeka, Mary Eileen Miller of LaGrange;
two sons, Kenneth Eugene (Linda Jo) Miller and Keith Allen Miller both of
Topeka; eight grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; five brothers, Emanuel
(Mary) Miller of Bloomfield, IA, Amos (Betty) Miller of Goshen, Andy (Brenda)
Miller of Sherwood, AR, John, Jr. (Laura) Miller of Vermontville, MI, Jonathon
(Bridget) Miller of Monroe City. He was preceded in death by his parents, an
infant sister, Saloma and two infant brothers, Daniel and Melvin Miller. Ezra
was a member of Townline Mennonite Church.  He was an avid historian and
genealogist and served as President of the LaGrange County Historical
society for over 10 years. He was asked by the State to be the Indiana State
Historian of LaGrange County. He was a member of the Shipshewana,
Topeka and Anabaptist Historical Societies, LaGrange County Gas and
Steam Engine Association and the Goshen Aero Club. He was an electrician
at Goshen Rubber for 37 years and served as an EMT for Shipshewana for 21
years. In 1997 he was awarded the State EMT of the Year award. He worked at
Ace Hardware in Topeka during his retirement. Visitation will be from 5:00 -
8:00 pm Tuesday, June 9, and 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday
June 10, at Townline Mennonite Church, 2165 S. 1000 W. Shipshewana.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 11, also at Townline
Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Mel Eash, Menno
Mullet and Lynn Stutzman. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery,
Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Gideons International or World
Missionary Press.

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