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Amos Eicher

Amos S. Eicher, 81, Shipshewana, died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne.

    He was born December 14, 1931, in Berne, to John E. and Catherine (Schwartz) Eicher.

    He was a dairy farmer, worked at Culver Duck in Middlebury for over 20 years and at Miller Milling in Shipshewana. After retiring in October 2012, he continued to clean local Shipshewana area business properties. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

    He was married June 27, 1954, in Bowling Green, Mo., to Edna Miller. She survives.

    Also surviving are six daughters, Elizabeth "Betty" Yoder, Sebree, Ky., Rosetta (Orva) Lehman, Topeka, Martha (Don) Young, Bristol, Wilma Melms, Oconto, Wisc., Marilyn (Harlan) Yoder, Centreville, Mich., and Rebecca (Kermit) Hochstetler, Sheboygan, Wisc.; two sons, John (Laura) Eicher, Wakarusa, and Perry Eicher, Shipshewana; 34 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Anna (Edwin) Espenshade, Quincy, Mich., Mary Eicher, Greentop, Mo., Rosina (Daniel) Miller, Greentop, Mo., Barbara Graber, Quincy, Mich., and Esther (Menno) Steury, Spencerville.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Martin and Raymond Eicher, four brothers and three sisters.

    Visitation is after 1 p.m. Thursday, November 14, and all day Friday, November 15, at the Andrew Yoder Jr. residence, 7230W 250N in Shipshewana.

    Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 16, at the Nelson Miller residence, 2145N 735W in Shipshewana, with Bishop Casper Hochstetler, Bishop Chris Bontrager,
and home ministers officiating.

    Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.

    Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneral home.com.

            Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is in charge of arrangements