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Orvan Jacob Miller

July 27, 1930 - January 6, 2017


Orvan Jacob Miller passed away on January 6 at the age of 86. He was born July 27, 1930 in Hartville, Ohio to Emanuel and Barbara Hochstetler Miller.
Orvan moved to Oregon in 1945 and married Dolores Smith in Sheridan on August 2, 1953. He had worked for sawmills and plywood mills before his career as a custodian for Salem Public Schools. In retirement Orvan worked for Boys and Girls Club for many years and was a volunteer “Reading Buddy” at Highland Elementary School. He was a member of Salem Mennonite Church and enjoyed staying busy with projects around the house.
Orvan is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Al and Roy, and sister Alma Larrew. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dolores of Salem, children Debra Kauffman Brent of Lebanon, Harold Miller Paula of Salem and Daniel Miller, also of Salem; grandchildren Adrienne Kume Eric, Alison Kauffman, Anthony Miller, Matthew Miller, Amanda Miller, Justin Miller, Tiffany Miller, Christian Miller and Sarah Miller; seven great-grandchildren; brother Jim Miller of Colorado, sisters Betty McJunkin of Kansas and Dorothy Good of Sublimity and various nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.  A memorial service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Salem Mennonite Church. Private interment will be at the Fox Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be given in his name to the Boys and Girls Club of Salem, 1395 Summer St. NE, Salem, OR 97301.

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