Elton Jay Miller of Spooner went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
Elton was born on May 15, 1932, in LaGrange, Indiana, to his Amish parents, Joseph and Fannie Miller.
Elton grew up in Northern Indiana and attended school through the eighth grade.
On November 22, 1956, he married Freda Miller and settled near Bremen, Indiana. Elton worked as a carpenter installing kitchen cabinets until the fall of 1972 when he and Freda bought a dairy farm and moved to Spooner, where he has lived and farmed for the last 47 years.
Elton was a talented musician. He played piano, organ, fiddle, and mandolin and sang. He led music and accompanied singing at church his entire adult life. Elton was a talented woodworker and builder. “He always loved taking on projects, and his handiwork can be found in many places throughout his home and church. As a father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and member of the community; he will be missed by all those who knew him,” his family said.
“Above all,” said his family, “Elton was a dedicated Christian man who believed in God and the truth of the Bible. He was a founding member of Trego Community Church where he faithfully attended and liberally gave of his time, talent, and finances.”
Elton is survived by his wife, Freda; children Phillip (Carrie) Miller, James (Kristy) Miller, and Jana (John) Bronson; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Burkholder and Arlene (Harvey) Yoder; and numerous nephews and nieces. Elton was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ernie and Ervin; one sister, Ruby; and three siblings who died in infancy.
A 9 a.m. visitation and 10 a.m. funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 16, at Trego Community Church in Trego. Pastor Bill Lee will officiate, and music will be by family and friends.
Burial will be at Anah Cemetery with a lunch following at the family farm, Spooner.
Spooner Funeral Home is serving the family.
Condolences may be shared at bratley-nelsonchapels.com .