Walter E. “Walt” Miller, 96, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at his home. He was born on September 10, 1923 in Shipshewana, IN to Earl & Ruby (Stahl) Miller.
He graduated from Shipshewana High School and was a United States Army veteran. He was married on July 5, 1947 in Milford, IN to Opal E. Dausman who survives. He grew up in Shipshewana and lived in Elkhart for 8 years before moving to Syracuse where he lived most of his life. He retired from Schult Homes in Middlebury after 40 years as a Supervisor Production Manager and formerly worked at Klink’s Super Market in Syracuse.
He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church in Syracuse and Eagles Lodge in Syracuse. After retirement he enjoyed spending time at Big Sand Lake in Cumberland, WI, spending time with his granddaughters, and playing cards at the Syracuse Community Center.
He is survived by:
Wife – Opal Miller of Syracuse
Daughter – Jan (Tony) Witte of Seneca, SC
Son – Jeff (Marie) Miller of Syracuse
2 Grandchildren – Madison and Sydney Miller
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters - Ruth Hooley, Helen Mishler, and Treva Richer, and 2 brothers - Harold & Lloyd Miller.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec 9, 2019 at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on December 10, 2019 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN with Pastor David Henry officiating. Burial will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Calvary United Methodist Church, 801 S. Huntington St., Syracuse, IN 46567, Syracuse Community Center, 1013 N. Long Dr., Syracuse, IN 46567, or Goshen Home Care & Hospice, P.O. Box 723, Goshen, IN 46527.
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