Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
Rev. Fuhrman Miller
Rev. Fuhrman P. Miller, 91, Decatur, Ind., died Oct. 3, 2010, at Woodcrest Nursing Center in Decatur, Ind.
He was born Feb. 24, 1919, in Celina to Clarence and Beulah Fuhrman Miller. On March 24, 1946, he married Audra Coats, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Daniel Miller, Danville, Ind., Mark (Kathy) Miller, Bluffton, Ind., John Miller, Fort Wayne, Ind., and the Rev. Kevin (Liz) Miller, Bremen, Ind.; a brother, Ivan Miller, Celina; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Verna Alice Schaadt.
He was a 1936 graduate of Celina High School and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He attended Goshen College, graduated from Evangelical Seminary in Illinois and was ordained a minister in 1957. He served congregations in Avilla, Rensselaer, Linn Grove, Old Salem, Goshen and Decatur. He retired from full-time ministry in 1987 and served part-time at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur. He was a member of the Decatur Optimist Club, Decatur Masonic Lodge 571, Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne and the Northern Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church where he served on conference stewardship committees.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur, the Revs. Jeff Taylor and Mike Smith co-officating, with military rites at the church. Burial is at Decatur Cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today at the church fellowship hall with a Masonic memorial service at 8 p.m. Calling also is 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials can be made to the church or the Optimist Scholarship Fund.
Arrangements were handled by Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Condolences can be left at www.haggardandsefton.com.