July 23, 1938 - April 24, 2021
FAYETTE, OH – C. Ivan Miller, 82, of rural Fayette, OH, died Saturday morning, April 24, 2021, at CHP Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, OH. He was born July 23, 1938, at home on the family farm, the son of Henry and Ethel (Keefer) Miller. A lifelong resident of Fayette, Ivan was a proud graduate of Gorham-Fayette High School with the Class of 1956. He enjoyed the special bonds of his fellow alumni throughout the remainder of his life. On April 19, 1958, he married the former Joan Morrison. They were blessed with 63 years of marriage, four children, and happy memories celebrating family. In addition to crop farming his entire life, Ivan also worked for 36 years selling livestock at the former Lugbill Sale Barn in Archbold. Upon formal retirement in 2000, Ivan and Joan reaped the fruits of their labor with the construction of a new home nearby the family homestead. Ivan was a hard worker who instilled a deep sense of work ethic in his beloved family, of whom he was most proud. Surviving in addition to his wife, Joan, are four children, Sherry (Jean) LaFountain of Wauseon, OH, Richard (Kathy) Miller of Fayette, Melanie Wyse of Fayette, and Dennis (Denise) Miller of Fayette; a sister, Maxine (Jim) Crawford of Wauseon; a brother, Elmer (Carol) Miller of Wauseon; four grandchildren, Ashley Miller, Carrie (Matt) Vascik, Tyler Miller, and Melinda (Mike) Cobb; and two great-grandchildren, Ivan Michael Vascik and Joanna Lily Cobb. Ivan was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, Keith Allen Miller; three sisters, Christine Riegsecker, Mary Ellen Haeck, and a sister in infancy. A funeral service for Ivan will be held Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Family Life Center in Fayette (306 E. Main St.), with his nephew, Mark Haeck, officiating. Burial will follow in Waldron Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday afternoon, from 1-6 p.m., also at the Family Life Center. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Wagley Funeral Homes, Adrian, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Ivan are suggested to the Fayette Volunteer Fire Department Association or CHP Inpatient Hospice. Online memories and condolences may be shared at www.WagleyFuneralHomes.com.
FAYETTE, OH – C. Ivan Miller, 82, of rural Fayette, OH, died Saturday morning, April 24, 2021, at CHP Inpatient Hospice near Defiance, OH. He was born July 23, 1938, at home on the family farm, the son of Henry and Ethel (Keefer) Miller.... View Obituary & Service Information
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