Henry J. Miller

 Henry J. Miller

September 3, 1914 - December 24, 2015


Henry J. Miller, 101, of 6413 Township Road 607, Fredericksburg, died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 at the Wayne Hershberger residence where he had made his home for the last 5 ½ years.

He was born Sept. 3, 1914 in Holmes County to the late John B.C. and Mary (Hershberger) Miller and married Esther Weaver on Feb. 19, 1942.  She preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 2000.  He was a member of the Older Order Amish Church and was ordained Minister in 1945 and Bishop in 1947. 

Surviving are five sons, Aden H. (Sarah) Miller of Blanchard, Mich., John H. (Marie) Miller, William H. (Laura) Miller, Eli H. (Verna) Miller and Melvin H. (Esther) Miller all of Fredericksburg; five daughters, Ella (Wayne) Hershberger of Fredericksburg, Sarah (John) Brenneman and Mattie (Uriah) Weaver both of Stanwood, Mich., Katie (Alvin) Brenneman of Blanchard, Mich., and Mary (Ivan) Miller of Fredericksburg; 90 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren; 300 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Abe J. Miller of Apple Creek.  A daughter Esther Hochstetler; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 6 sisters died previously.

Funeral services will be Sunday, Dec. 27that 9:00 a.m. at the Eli H. Miller residence, 6411 Township Road 607, Fredericksburg with Bishop Eli A. Miller officiating.  Burial will be in Hershberger Cemetery near Fredericksburg.  Friends may call anytime at the residence.

Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg is handling arrangements. 

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