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Gerald T. Miller, 82, Howe, died Sunday, June 4, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
He was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Topeka, to Roy R. and Bertha (Zimmerman) Miller.
On Aug. 17, 1957, he married Sharon Overholser at Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren. She survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Tracy (Gene) Gall of Howe, Teri (Mike) Oesch, Tonda (Glen) Miller and Teila (Junior) Klein, all of Shipshewana; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren; sister, Dolores (Ken) Weaver of Middlebury; and brother, Milton "Devon" (Margaret) Miller of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard Miller and Rollin Miller Sr.; and two sisters, Waneta Christner and Gwenda Eash.
Gerald was a lifetime farmer. He owned, raised and bred Belgian draft horses from his farm, Tollway Belgians. He drove a school bus for Westview Schools for 33 years, and was a VanBuren Township Trustee for 16 years. He volunteered his services at the Logansport Memorial Hospital.
He was a member of Marion Christian Fellowship Church, previously known as Marion Mennonite Church, where he was raised and later returned after attending English Prairie Church of the Brethren in Howe.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at Marion Christian Fellowship Church, Shipshewana.
A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 8, also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Ron Roth.
Memorials may be given to the church or LaGrange County 4-H Draft Horse Club.
Online condolences may be offered at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 5, 2017
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