K. Marion Miller
                             April 12, 1932 -- December 10, 2015

K.  Marion Miller, 83, of Middlebury, died surrounded by his family Thursday
evening, December 10, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, from injuries
sustained in an auto accident earlier in the day. He was born on April 12,
1932 in Elkhart County, to Ira and Fanny Mae (Bender) Miller. On June 25,
1955 in Benton he married Betty Marie Slabach; she died May 24, 1992. On
June 19, 1994 in Middlebury he married Debby K. (Taylor) Harvell; she
survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are a daughter, Cindy (Michael)
Ahonen of Albuquerque, NM; three sons, Kent (Susan) Miller and Mike
(Robin) Miller both of Middlebury, Randy (Alison) Miller of Versailles, KY; six
grandchildren, Mathew Miller, Anne Carson and Allison Miller-Yahwak, Kate
and Sam Ahonen and Grant Miller; two step daughters, Melissa (Jeff)
Atkinson of Goshen, Amy Harvell of Indianapolis; three step granddaughters,
Katelynn and Lilly Atkinson and Ashley Keller; great granddaughter, Cora
Carson. He was preceded in death by his first wife, parents, sister, Lillian
Gingerich, two brothers Melvin and Lewis Miller. Marion grew up in an Amish
family and later received his GED. He became an insurance agent in 1966 and
later a Realtor in 1971. He owned and operated Miller Insurance Agency and
K M Miller and Associates which later became Century 21 K M Realty in
Middlebury and Goshen, retiring in 1994. He served on the Oaklawn Hospital
board for many years and on the Executive Board at Oaklawn for a number of
years including Chairman of the Board. He also served on the Oaklawn
Foundation Board. He served on the Indiana Association of Realtors board of
directors, was past president of the Goshen Board of Realtors, president of
the Elkhart County MLS and was voted Realtor of the Year in 1984. Marion
was Middlebury United Way chairman for several years, an officer with the
Middlebury Development Corporation and served on the Elkhart County
United Way appropriations committee. He served on the Middlebury
Volunteer Fire Department for 9 years and was a member of Bristol United
Methodist Church, Maplecrest Country Club and volunteered at the Bristol
Teen Center. He was very involved in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives
and enjoyed vacationing with them. One of his biggest joys in life was fishing
with his friends and family at their cabin on Oba Lake in Canada for over 35
years. Visitation will be from 1:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday December 13, and 2:
00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Monday, December 14, at Miller-Stewart
Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. Funeral services will be at
10:00 am on Tuesday, December 15, at Bristol United Methodist Church,
Bristol. Services will be conducted by Pastor Fred Stayton. Burial will be in
Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Bristol United
Methodist Church or the Dollars for Scholars K. Marion Miller memorial fund
at Northridge High School.  

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I am so sorry to see your father's passing.  It was this summer and we shared
stories about our parents.  They have given us so many wonderful memories!
From: Ann Leek
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My deepest sympathy to All: I looked forward each year to seeing him. He
brought sunshine to my day, with his smile & kind words. May God shine
upon each of you at this rough time.
From: Kathy Bain, Hawk Jct.
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We are so very sorry to learn of your dear husband, father, grandfather and
great grandfather's death. He will be greatly missed.
From: Ralph and Sandy Fireoved
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Debbie and family, My deepest sympathy to you all. There was not a finer
man on this earth. His wisdom and generosity will remain with me always.
From: Jill Robinson
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We are very sorry for your loss.
From: Carrothers Family
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So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I had the privilege of getting to
know him and your family as I took care of Betty in her final months of life.
Marion was a gentle, loving, caring and smiley person as well as very
devoted to his family. He will definitely be missed. I will be keeping your
family in my prayers!
From: Kimberly Rich
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We're sorry for your loss and ask that God surround you with love and
provide you strength to get through this difficult time.
From: Ed & Amy Comfort
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So sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I had the privilege of meeting  
him a couple of months ago and could tell right off that he was a good man
and a person who loved the outdoors. I hold you and your family up in prayer
asking that GOD bless and keep each of you.
From: Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Kenley
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Randy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From: Eileen and Earl Motzer
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I can't imagine losing a parent without having the opportunity to say good
bye. I'm truly sorry for the pain you are feeling now.
Love you, Ginny
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Debby and K. Marion's family,
We are deeply saddened learning of his passing. He was a gentleman and a
Gentleman. We were looking forward to golfing with you both this winter in
Fla. We had such a good time this past winter,with you and the Roslanskys
playing the various courses. We will miss that wry smile and his many stories.
From: Madlyn & Al
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My deepest sympathy to my cousin Debby and the rest of Marion's family.  
We are so glad we got to spend time with Debby and Marion several times
this summer.  We know he will be missed.  Our prayers are with you during
this difficult time.
From: Ron and Marcia Gall
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Randy, Debbie and I are very sorry to hear about the loss of your father.
Know that our prayers are with you and your family.
From: Sam and Debbie Weiderman
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K. Marion Miller, You will be missed at Maplecrest.    We enjoyed many a
round of golf together.  Blessings on your family.   We will be together again
my friend.
From Dorn Nichols
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Randy, Michelle and I send our prayers for peace and comfort to you and
your family.
From Blake and Michelle Thompson
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Dear Kent & family,
We are so very sorry to hear your dad has passed away.  His welcoming
spirit and warm-hearted stories remain fond memories for us. Our thoughts
and prayers are with you.
From  Love, John & Joni Yahwak
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Our sincere sympathy and prayers are with you and your family.
From Ken & Wanda Weirich & family
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Randy - We are so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with
you and your family during this difficult time.
From Linda and Dwayne Whittaker
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Deepest Sympathy to the family , Always looked forward to seeing
Marion @ our Friendly meetings @ Plantation Golf & C.C.
From John Filak & Teresa S.
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Dear Cindy, Sam, Kate Mike and extended families,
I was both shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your
father/grandfather.  I did not really know him, but after reading his obituary,
he was such an accopmlished man!  Be assured that you are all in our
thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
From Rich and Bev Toth and family
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Bob and I send our sincere sympathy to you all. I worked for several years in
real estate with Marion. I have many fond memories. He had a wonderful
smile for all and a good sense of humor. He will be missed by many. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From  Bob and Billie Fidler
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We are very sorry for your loss. K. Marion always treated us with kindness
and humor. He will be missed.
From Jeff and Stacy James
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Thoughts and prayers to your entire family at this time of sadness. His
passion for people and his love of life poured out of him every time I was
lucky enough to have a moment to talk to him. He was truly one of the nicest
guys I have ever met in my life. Words cannot express the impact he had.....so
sorry for your loss.
From Matt Clauss
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Debbie and dear Cousins, I am so saddened by your loss.  I was out of town
and unable to make visitation.....please know I have you in my prayers that
you somehow find comfort through our Lord during this difficult time of
loss.......I will sure miss my Uncle Marion.
From Michelle Dishman
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Debby, Kent, Mike, Randy and Cindy.  So sorry for your loss.  At
our family gatherings, Marion was always the jovial guy, with a
laugh and a bit of mischief.  I missed those times as I grew older,
but they are fond memories as an adult.  I know he will be missed
greatly by each of you, but also the rest of your extended family as
From Philip and Jennifer Miller