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Eli Miller, 81, Fredericksburg

1935-2017

Published: May 27, 2017 5:00 AM

FREDERICKSBURG -- Eli H. Miller, 81, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Affinity Medical Center in Massillon.

Eli was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, to the late Harvey and Nancy (Hostetler) Miller and married Katie L. Gingerich on Nov. 23, 1961. She survives.

He had been a building contractor and had worked as a lumber estimator for several local saw mills. He was a member of the Amish Church.

Surviving are his wife, Katie; children, Laura (Dan) Miller of Fredericksburg, Melvin (Clara) Miller of Shreve, Joseph (Lucidna) Miller of Fredericksburg, Levi (Martha) Miller of Brinkhaven, William (Irene) Miller of the home, Marianne (William) Hostetler of Apple Creek, Robert (Ruth) Miller of Fredericksburg, Ada (Paul) Hilty of Holmesville and Linda Miller of Shreve; 56 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Mary W. Miller of Walnut Creek.

He was preceded in death by two grandsons; an infant brother; half-brothers, Jacob, Howard and William; and a half-sister, Mary Shetler.

Services were Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 9 a.m. at the Roy Hostetler residence, 4236 Harrison Road, Fredericksburg, with Bishop Joe Hostetler officiating. Burial was in Graber Road Cemetery.

Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg, handled arrangements.


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