January 16, 1940 - July 2, 2018
Dr. Charles E. Miller, 78, of Akron, Indiana passed at 5:10 am, Monday, July 2, 2018 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw, Ind. He was born on Jan. 16, 1940 in Fulton County, Ind. to Dr. Virgil C. and Mae (Fulton) Miller He practiced dentistry in Akron 1968-1981; later in South Whitley for 21 years; and with PrimeSource Healthcare until January. He graduated from Akron High School in 1958 and then earned his BA in Biology from Indiana University Bloomington 1964. He then attained his DDS degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1968. Charles served on Akron Town Board from1969 to 1981. He also served on Governor’s Advisory Council for Water and Mineral Resources from1972 through 1982, receiving a Sagamore of the Wabash award from Gov. Robert Orr in 1982 recognizing this service. He was a lifetime member of the American Dental Association and two term president of the Kosciusko County Dental Society as well as a member of the Akron United Methodist Church and Akron Lions Club. Charles served the community as past president of the Akron Park Board. He and many others helped establish the Emergency Medical Service in Akron. He was a member of the Rock Lake Conservation Club for many decades working for the betterment of Rock Lake and its watershed. He was an Eagle Scout. He worked closely with Pike Lumber Company of Akron for over 30 years. Through his company, Miller Forestry Services, he provided timber stand improvement services, helping landowners manage and maintain thousands of acres of forestland and overseeing the planting of hundreds of thousands of hardwood seedlings throughout north-central Indiana. He had been a friend of Bill Wilson for 37 years. Survivors and place of residence: Wife of 58 years – Marilyn Miller – Akron, Ind. Daughter – Sherri and husband Jeff Johnson – Warsaw, Ind. Son – Dr. Scott and wife Kelly Miller – New Palestine, Ind. Grandchildren – Erin Anglin, Alyssa and husband Jake Moore, Carli and husband Matt Kaiser, Lauren Miller, Kara Miller, Ryan Miller, and Josh Johnson Great Grandchildren – Maclain Tucker, Tessa Kaiser, and Madelyn Moore Sister – Dorothy Rose and husband Mitchell Leavell – Brandon, Miss. 4 Nephews and 3 Nieces Preceded in Death By: Parents Time and Date of Services: 10:30 am, Saturday, July 7, 2018 with visitation 1 hour prior to the service Place of Services: Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, Indiana Minister: Pastor David Arnold Place of Burial: Akron Cemetery, Akron, Indiana Visitation Hours: 4pm to 7 pm, Friday, July 6, 2018 at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron, Indiana Memorial Contributions to: Town of Akron Park Board or to the American Tree Farm System American Forest Foundation P.O. Box 79423 Baltimore, MD 21298-9240 or plant a tree in his memory.
Dr. Charles E. Miller, 78, of Akron, Indiana passed at 5:10 am, Monday, July 2, 2018 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw, Ind. He was born on Jan. 16, 1940 in Fulton County, Ind. to Dr. Virgil C. and Mae (Fulton) Miller He practiced... View Obituary & Service Information
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