Melvin L. Miller, age 83 years, of Ava, IL passed away on September 13, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN.
Born on June 23, 1934 to Levi B. and Rebecca (Schrock) Miller. On October 22, 1953, he married Viola (Gingerich). Lived in Matrimony nearly 64 years.
Survived by his wife, Viola Miller, 2 sons, Gary and Dorothea Miller of Campbell Hill, IL, Willard and Linda Miller of Carrier Mills, IL. 3 daughters, Arlene and Merle Schrock, Arcola, IL, Dorothy and Gary Schlabach, Jefferson, OH, Wilma and Nevin Miller, Ava, IL, 27 Grandchildren and 66 Great Grandchildren. 1 brother-in-law, Mel Bontrager, Kokomo, IN, 2 sisters-in-law, Lydia Miller, Arthur, IL, and Katie Miller, Arthur, IL.
Preceded in death by parents, 3 brothers, Jonas, Milton, and Ammon. 3 Sisters, Malinda Otto, Katie Miller, and Laura Bontrager, 1 daughter-in-law, Jane Miller, and 1 granddaughter-in-law, Cynthis Schrock.
Funeral Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Shawnee Amish Church (East).
Interment will be at East Church Cemetery in Ava, IL