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Max E. Miller, 87, Leesburg, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at his residence.
On Dec. 1, 1929, he was born in New Paris, to Albert and Caroline (Stump) Miller.
He was united in marriage to Florence Elder Dec. 27, 1959, in Calhoun, Georgia. She preceded him in death Oct. 11, 2011.
Max served our country honorably in the U.S. Air Force after his graduation from New Paris High School from 1948 to 1954. He then worked as a truck driver for Columbia City Freightlines, Lime City Trucking Company, Frontline Manufacturing and Warsaw Truck Company, where he retired.
He was a member of American Legion Post 258 Pierceton, where he served as a past commander. He also was 2nd district commander and sergeant at arms of Department of Indiana. In July 2015, he was awarded the Distinguished American Legion Award. He also was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 985, Goshen, Masonic Lodge, Pierceton, the Shrine Club and Moose Lodge 836, Goshen. Max received Veteran of the Month Award in February 2016 and also attended the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. Max loved children and volunteered for Habitat of Humanity.
Max is survived by three sons, Dan Elder, Pierceton, Jim (and spouse, Ruth) Elder, Warsaw, and Max (and spouse, Violet) Elder, Pierceton; his daughter, Carol Bragg, Morristown, Tennessee; two nieces, Pam (and spouse, Rodney) Smith, Glendale, Arizona, and Bonnie Mooney, Peoria, Arizona; 24 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and numerous great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Carol Lee; son, Glen Elder; two brothers, Marion Miller and Russell Miller; one grandchild; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Pierceton, with a Masonic Lodge service at 7:30 p.m.
A funeral service is set for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the funeral home with Lew Collier officiating.
Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with military honors provided by American Legion Post 258, Pierceton.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Post 258, 104 N. First St., Pierceton, IN 46562 or to Shriners Hospitals for Children, P.O. Box 863765, Orlando, FL 32886-3765.
To sign the guestbook or send condolences electronically, go to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com
Published on March 20, 2017
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