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Mahlon Miller

Mahlon D. Miller, 83, Goshen, Ind., died Friday, July 18, 2014 at his residence. 

    He was born April 2, 1931, in LaGrange County, to Dan R. and Katie (Schrock) Miller.

    After graduating from Jefferson High School, he studied at Eastern Mennonite College, Goshen College, and Goshen Biblical Seminary. He served in alternative service as a Licensed Attendant Nurse A in the State of Michigan. He was ordained to Christian ministry in 1961 in Pinto, Md., and served as a pastor in Maryland, Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, was overseer of congregations in Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania, and provided interim pastoral leadership for six congregations. He organized a pastoral training program for young people who heard God's call and served on the Mennonite Board of Congregational Ministries, held marriage retreats, family life conferences, district conferences, and renewal meetings in numerous denominations. He was a pre-need counselor since 1995 and assisted in visitation and memorial services for Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury and a member of Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church in Goshen, Ind.

    He was married April 5, 1953, at North Main Street Church in Nappanee, Ind., to Dorothy Nissley. She survives.

    Also surviving are three children, Michele L. (John) Sharp. Hesston, Kan., Myron D. (Doreen) Miller, Jonestown, Penn., and Martin D. (Debbie) Miller, Minnetrista, Minn.; nine grandchildren, Erin Sharp (Alex Levene), Michael (MJ) Sharp, Laura Sharp, Amaris Allan (Stuart), Bekah Peiffer (Keith), Charis Spann (Travis), Dara Houp (William), Matt Miller and Mike Miller; one great-granddaughter, Katriel Peiffer; one sister, Viola R. (Crist) Miller, Goshen, Ind.; two brothers, Olin (Anita) Miller and Ora M. (Anita) Miller, both of Goshen, Ind.; and two sisters-in-law, Ludean Miller, Sun City West, Ariz., and Martha Miller, Elkhart, Ind.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Lydia (Lloyd) Hershberger and an infant sister, and three brothers, Levi, Menno and Melvin Miller.

    Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury and 9--11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church in Goshen, Ind.

    Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church in Goshen, Ind., with Pastor Mel Shetler, Pastor Bill Richardson, Pastor Russ Hunsberger, and Pastor Harold Knight officiating. The funeral will be followed by a luncheon and time of sharing.

    Burial will be in Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church in Goshen, Ind., to be used for scholarships in his name for student entering Christian ministry.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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