Milton "George" Miner

Born: Tue., Mar. 31, 1936
Died: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Dec. 29, 2017
Location: Grace Brethren Church

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 29, 2017
Location: Grace Brethren Church

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Milton "George" Miner, 81 of Ashland died Thursday December 21, 2017 at Brethren Care Village in

Ashland. He was born March 31, 1936 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Milton Clare and Leta

Shields Miner. He was an engineer in both Michigan & Pennsylvania. Upon moving to Ohio he was a

co-owner of M & M Sales with his Uncle Marion Shields then worked as a sales rep for Dayco

Corporation. They returned to Michigan in 1982 when he became a co-owner & vice-president of

sales for Republic Roller Corporation.

George was a member of Grace Brethren Church when they previously resided in Ashland and

was active in various leadership positions.

He loved any and all outdoor activities

especially hunting, fishing and camping. He also taught hunter safety for years and was so glad to have

taught several of his grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Smelker Miner to whom he was married December 4, 1954, four

children, Sherry (Gordon) Garling of Ashland, Gregory Miner of Centreville, Michigan, Sonja (Scott)

Bowles of Cincinnati and Shelly (Tom) Sanford of Sturgis, Michigan, 12 grandchildren, 11 great

grandchildren, and two brothers, Jack Miner (Shirley) of Hastings, Michigan and Timothy (Mary Ellen)

Miner of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Linda Hoffman.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Friday December 29, 2017 at Grace Brethren Church with Pastor

Norm Johnson officiating.  Friends may call an hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Freeport, Michigan at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter 2500

North Reynolds Road Toledo, OH 43615-0708 or to Brethren Care Village 2000 Center Street Ashland,

OH 44805.

Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville assisted the family with arrangements.

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Jody Dobrowolski
   Posted Tue December 26, 2017
George was a wonderful man. I will always picture him in a hat, red flannel plaid shirt and jeans with a smile on his face, twinkle in those eyes and usually with a cup of coffee always ready to play cribbage. Fun, fun, fun!!

George Germain
   Posted Thu December 28, 2017
My condolences to Mr. Miner's family. I work with his grandson Michael and heard him speak of his grandfather. I know he loved and admired his grandfather and enjoys the outdoors just as his grandfather did.

May the entire family feel God's comfort and presence during this time of loss.

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