James's Story

Text size

James K. Miller, 87, of Shipshewana, died Saturday, Oct. 21, at Goshen Health Hospital.
He was born Sept. 8, 1930, in LaGrange County, to the late, Orva J. and Sarah Ellen (Troyer) Miller.
He was a lifetime farmer and lived his whole life on the family farm in LaGrange County. He was a 1950 graduate of Shipshewana High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Jim was a member of Scott United Methodist Church and attended Shore Church. He was a long-time board member of Miller Cemetery Association (7-mile curve), and an avid bowler. He enjoyed playing games and spending time with his family and friends.
He married Charlotte J. Bassett on April 12, 1958, in Scott. She preceded him in death on Oct. 6, 1998.
Jim re-married on Feb. 19, 2000, to Shirley (Yoder) Hochstetler in Scott. Shirley survives in Shipshewana.
Also surviving are three daughters, Beth (Craig) Helman of Topeka, Jean (Robert) Dickens of Whitesville, Kentucky, Joy (Curt) Crago of Markle; a son, Neil (Jasmina) Miller of Wolcottville; two stepdaughters, Cheryl (Ken) Marks of Middlebury and Carla (Kent) Mishler of Howe; three stepsons, Brent (Angie) Hochstetler of Orland, Brian (Brenda) Hochstetler of Anderson and Brad (Julie) Hochstetler of Middlebury; 11 grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and one sister, Marilyn Frain, and a brother, Alfred (Rosie) Miller, both of Shipshewana.
A sister, Romaine Hostetler, four brothers, Richard Miller, Samuel Miller, Paul Miller and Larry Miller all proceeded Jim in death.
Funeral services will be held at Shore Church on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Carl Horner will officiate.
Burial will take place in Miller Cemetery (7 Mile Curve), Shipshewana.
A visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Shore Church.
Memorials may be donated in Jim's memory to the Miller Cemetery Association.
Online condolences may be submitted to the family at www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, IN.
Published on October 22, 2017
Send flowers
in memory of James
See more

Obituary published in