John J. Miller
                               August 21, 1933 -- October 22, 2016

John J. Miller, 83, of Topeka, formerly of Nappanee, passed away
peacefully surrounded by his family at 4:25 pm on Saturday, October 22 at
his home. He was born on August 21, 1933 in Nappanee, to John M. and
Anna (Miller) Miller. On May 23, 1959 at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, he
married Verna Troyer, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are
two daughters, Debra (Doug) Scheets and Sonya (Craig) Miller both of
Goshen; two sons, John Terry (Nancy) Miller and Rick Alan (Dawn) Miller
both of Middlebury; nine grandchildren, Derek (Erika) Scheets, Nikki (Ryan)
Glover, Nathan Scheets, Tara (Dan) Vuchenich, Miles Miller, Carlie Miller,
Chase Miller, Samantha Miller, John Cameron Miller; three
great-grandchildren, Rylee Glover, Raigen Glover, Taylor Vuchenich; two
sisters, Emma Miller of Ligonier, Lovina (Albert) Miller of Niles, OH; brother,
Noah (Katie) Miller of Topeka; two sister-in-laws, Laura Miller and Lydia
Miller both of Nappanee. He was preceded in death by his parents; two
sisters, Esther Miller and Mary Helmuth; two brothers, Earl and Glen Miller.
John worked at Starcraft Marine for 53 years, where he was awarded an
Alaskan trip for his years of service. He was an avid sportsman who
enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. He also
enjoyed gardening and mushroom hunting. He found joy in tending his
orchard, giving fruit and cider to many. His children and grandchildren
were dear to him, and he enjoyed attending their events. He loved and
prayed for them daily. He was very active in the church, teaching Sunday
school in the primary department, MYF, and was a trustee at Emma
Mennonite Church. A devoted husband and father, he lived his life
accordingly, putting others before himself. He was a lifelong member of
Emma Mennonite Church and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be from
2:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, October 25 at Emma
Mennonite Church, 1900 South 600 West, Topeka. Funeral services will be
at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 26 also at Emma Mennonite Church.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Gene Hartman. Burial will be in Shore
Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Goshen Home Care
and Hospice or Emma Mennonite Church.  

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Sorry to hear of his passing.  John was a good man and good uncle. I have
good memories of him when he would take my brother and I fishing on
Emma lake, when we were young boys. He will be missed.
From: Jim Bontrager
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Very sorry for your loss. I'm very fortunate to have known John for many
years through my friendship with his son and working with him for a time at
StarCraft. John was someone I have always admired and respected. I will
always remember him as being a very giving person and wanting to help
others. He will be missed by all his friends and family very much.
From: Jeff Stutzman
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Thoughts and prayers for the family during this difficult time  I enjoyed
working with John at StarCraft.
From: Mike Swank
Gone Fishing