Pete E MillerApril 24, 1929 ~ August 13, 2017 (age 88)
Pete E. Miller, age 88, of Middlefield Ohio went home to be with his Lord on Sunday evening, August 13th, 2017. Pete was born to Eli NP and Lizzie (Kurtz) Miller on April 24th, 1929 in Troy Township. He was a self-employed mason for many years; worked for R.W. Sidley’s in Newbury for 25 years and then in his retirement, he worked with his son for Phillip Miller Construction.
Pete married his beloved Betty (Yoder) on October 18th, 1951 and together they raised seven children. Willard (Sheila Maynard), Edith Baker (Bryan), Phillip (Cathleen Schaden), Roger (Vickie Bontrager), Betsy Deliere (Jeffrey), Timothy (Claudia Itschner), Peter Douglas (Hanna Crowder). In addition to his children, Pete is survived by Betty Jane (O’Brien), his wife of 12 years, 28 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and counting, and a brother Dan NP Miller of Dansville NY. He is also survived by 2 stepsons, Tom (Sheri) O’Brien, David O’Brien and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty (Yoder) of 47 years, his parents, a grandson, Nicholas Miller of Benton, Arkansas, four sisters and two brothers.
Pete was an original member of Maple View Mennonite Church, where he served and worshiped over 65 years.
His hobbies included, studying his Bible, spending time with his family, woodworking, fishing, meeting new people and traveling. Pete was known for his optimism, one-liners and practical jokes. He was always available to offer advise, give encouragement or just listen. Many will miss him.
Family will receive guests Friday, August 18, 2017 from 1 – 3 pm and 6 – 8 pm. Funeral service will be Saturday August 19, 2017 at 11 am, followed by lunch served in the fellowship hall. All services will be at Maple View Church, 14890 Burton Windsor Rd, Burton OH 44021. Burial will be in the Church cemetery.