Stanley M. Custer

August 30, 1926 ~ December 20, 2018 (age 92)

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Stanley M. “Stan” Custer, 92, of Milford, IN successfully completed his journey in this life and began his new life with his Lord at 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at his home. He was born on August 30, 1926 in Rankin, IL to John & Lillian (Baumgartner) Custer.

He attended Millersburg High School and lived most of his life in the Milford area. He was married to his wife of 72 years, Phyllis Maxine Evans, on November 17, 1946 in Milford, IN and she survives. He left school early to start his own business and worked hard to save enough money to purchase his own milk route. He was a self-employed drainage contractor and later in life he engineered, constructed, and operated Big Boulder Golf Course in Milford and Little Bighorn Golf Course in Warsaw.

He was member of the Christian Church in Milford, where he served as deacon, elder, and trustee. He unselfishly assisted in a major building project for the church and was a former member of the Kiwanis Club in Milford. He enjoyed fishing, golf, euchre, family, friends, and traveling.

He is survived by:

Wife – Phyllis Custer of Milford

3 Sons – Darrell Ray (Mabel) Custer of Milford, Dale Gene (Peg) Custer of Milford, and Dwight “Ike” Custer of Lehigh Acres, FL

6 Grandchildren – Kelly (Mark) McCormack, Derek (Brenda) Custer, Leslie (Nate) Conley, Adam (Marissa) Custer, Clint Custer, & Andrew (Alyssa) Custer

10 Gt. Grandchildren – Austin, Cohen, Brooks, Casen, Dominoe, Zideon, & Xzariya Custer, Ella & Jacob Conley, and Beckam McCormack

He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters – Dorthea Elder, Snowden “Joan” Dierks, and Charlotte “Schotzie” Cooper, and 2 brothers – Raymond & Myrtus Custer.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN and 1 hour prior to services on Sunday at the church. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Christian Church, 201 N. Henry St., Milford, IN with Pastor Rick Brouillette officiating. Private family burial will take place in the Leesburg Cemetery at a later date.  

Preferred memorials may be given to the Christian Church, 201 N. Henry St., Milford, IN 46542. 

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December 22, 2018

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Owen Family Funeral Homes
1001 S. Huntington St.
Syracuse, IN 46567

Funeral Service
December 23, 2018

3:00 PM
Milford Christian Church
201 N Henry St
Milford, IN 46542

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