Orie J. Miller, 81, Goshen, passed away at 3:02 a.m., Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at his residence after a short illness.
He was born Jan. 26, 1939, in Arthur, Ill. to Jacob E. and Polly (Helmuth) Miller.
On Nov. 2, 1958, he married Anna Martin, to whom he was married for 50 years. He had lived most of his life in Elkhart County area.
Orie was a dairy farmer in the Nappanee area and earned his real estate license in his forties. He established Vision Realty of Elkhart and was self-employed as a Realtor and then as a real estate appraiser up to the present time. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth. He and Anna raised their family in the Wisler Mennonite Church, and he was currently a member of the Victory Christian Fellowship.
Surviving are one son, Gary Miller, Goshen; daughters: Sandra (Mark) Eberly, Claypool; Darlene (Jake) Stewart, Searcy, Ark.; Dorothy (Marvin) Hurst, Savannah, N.Y.; Carolyn (Ross) Kimble, Pearland, Texas; son-in-law, Dwane Martin, Sauk Centre, Minn.; 25 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alma Bontrager, Goshen; Chris (Lola) Miller, Denver, Colo.; Emery (Mary Alice) Miller, Plain City, Ohio; Paul (Sherry) Miller, Orrville, Ohio; and Mary Miller, Hyde Park, Vt.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Miller; a daughter, Shirley Martin; son-in-law, Elmer Eberly, grandson, Anthony Eberly; great-granddaughters, Lauren Rhodes and Kiana Martin; sister, Barbara Hershberger; and brothers, Henry, Eli, Daniel and John Miller.
Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 27, at Cornerstone Mennonite Church (C.R. 44, Nappanee). Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 28, at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa.