Ivan E. Miller

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HESSTON - Ivan E. Miller, 91, passed away Sept. 8, 2013, at Schowalter Villa, Hesston.

He was born Aug. 10, 1922, in Wellman, Iowa, the son of Sol J. and Bertha Beachy Miller. He owned and operated Miller Funeral Home in Goessel starting in 1956, then opened Miller Funeral Home in Hesston in 1976. He graduated from Goshen College and the Kansas City School of Mortuary Science.

Ivan was a charter member of the Goessel Lions Club, and served as treasurer for many years. He also was a member of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, and Hesston Mennonite Church. On June 19, 1952, he married Floris Jantz in Hesston. She passed away on Nov. 24, 2006.

He is survived by one daughter, Phyllis Miller of Arlington, Va.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Floris; brother, Floyd; and sister, Fannie Byler.

There will be a visitation on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Goessel, from 4 to 8 p.m., with family present 6 to 8 p.m. A second visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston, from 4 to 8 p.m., with family present 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., with Pastor John C. Murray officiating. Burial will follow the service at Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston.

Memorials may be sent to the Mennonite Mission Network or Mennonite Central Committee, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster, P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.
Published in The Kansan from Sept. 10 to Sept. 13, 2013
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