Gaylord L. Miller
January 5, 1931 -- September 29, 2013
Gaylord L. Miller, 82, of Topeka, died at 9:55 pm on Sunday, September 29, at
Parkview LaGrange Hospital, after an extended illness. He was born on
January 5, 1931 in Elkhart County, to Ivan and Erma (Miller) Miller. On October
24, 1954 at Clinton Frame Church in Goshen he married Marilyn Miller, she
survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Crystal Jones
and Ceana (Troy) Dowdy both of Shipshewana; four sons, Craig (Peg) Miller
of Shipshewana, Cameron (Kari) Miller of Middlebury, Cecil (Pam) Miller and
Chad (Lora) Miller both of Shipshewana; 12 grandchildren, three great
grandsons; two sisters, Carol (Allen) Zehr of Bedford, Evelyn (Ellsworth)
Byler of Sturgis, MI; two brothers, Maurice (Norma) Miller and Larry (Fran)
Miller both of Topeka. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers,
Delmer and Ronald Miller. He was a member of Emma Mennonite Church, a
farmer, had worked at Wolfe Grain in Shipshewana and drove truck for Edd's
Supply. Visitation will be from 2:00- 4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesday,
October 2, at Emma Mennonite Church, 1900 South 600 West Topeka.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday October 3, also at the
Church. Services will be conducted by the Rev’s Gene Hartman and Derrick
Ramer. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery- Shipshewana. Memorials may be
given to Parkview Hospice.
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Current Online Condolences
Aunt Marilyn & family:
My family and I were sad to hear that Uncle Gaylord had passed away. He
was a good natured man, always in great humor. He reminded me so much of
Grandpa, not just physically, but also in his steady, calm personality. He had
a game for years where he would try to catch me napping at your house, and
take a photo of me. He caught me several years in a row, and enjoyed ribbing
me about it. Please accept our condolences and prayers for peace.
From: The Zehrs -- Doug, Kendalee and Krizia
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The Steffler family (Chase’s girlfriend Katelyn) wish to pass on our
condolences to the Miller-Jones family! Your family is in our thoughts at
From: Bob, Ann, Katelyn and Matthew Steffler of Schoolcraft, MI
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You’re in our prayers and thoughts now at this time of sorrow. May God wrap
his arms around you and comfort you. We know you will miss him greatly.
May God bless all of you.
From: Millard and Madelyn Loy (Katelyn Steffler’s grandparents)
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Aunt Marilyn, We were so sorry to hear of Uncle Gaylord’s passing. I have
many fond memories, but my favorite one is when I was maybe 7 or 8, he
gave me my first airplane ride. Please accept our condolences.
From: The Hoffman’s - Stacy, Mark, Aaron and Abby
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Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to Aunt Marilyn and Family. We will
always remember Gaylord for his great sense of humor and his calm
demeanor. We pray that our mighty God will bless you with comfort.
From: Sandy & Lisa Zehr and Family