Harold Eugene "Gene" Miller, 90, of rural Akron

Harold Eugene "Gene" Miller, 90, of rural Akron, Indiana passed away on February 28, 2024 at 2:24 a.m. at his residence.

On January 28, 1934, in Paxton, Illinois Gene was born to Kenneth Eugene Miller and Irene L. (Marshall) Miller. 

He has lived in Akron, Indiana for 67 years since 1957 having lived in Illinois prior.

On December 25, 1954, at the Silver Creek Church of God he married Carolyn Sue Gagnon and for the past 70 years they shared the joys, worries, tenderness, and companionship of their married life.

Gene was a farmer and was a faithful member of the Silver Lake Gospel Hill Church, Silver Lake, Indiana, and was a graduate of Paxton High School with the class of 1952. Gene had been involved for many years in the horse racing circle, he raised and raced many harness racing horses out of his stable "Broken Arrow Stables".  He was very active in the Nappanee Raceway and the ITPA and was elected to the ITPA Hall-of-Fame in 2013.

Gene is survived by his wife – Carolyn Miller of Akron, Indiana

Daughters – Tammy Miller of Warsaw, Indiana; Lisa Hoffman and husband Todd of Rochester, Indiana; Penny Shewman and husband Dwight of Mentone, Indiana

Sons – Kevin Miller and wife Judy of Akron, Indiana; Stan Miller and wife Kerri of Akron.

14 Grandchildren  16 Great Grandchildren 

Sister – Janet F. Wood of Winona Lake, Indiana; Karen Sue Weaver and husband Ken of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Brother – Robert Miller and wife Margaret of Burket, Indiana

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Sister – Phyllis Cook

Friends may visit with the family on Sunday March 3, 2024, from 3 – 7 p.m. at the Gospel Hill Church, 303 S. Jefferson St., Silver Lake, Indiana. 

Funeral services will be held Monday March 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church with Rev. Bobby Board and Justin Harshman. 

Burial will follow at the Nichols Cemetery, Akron, Indiana

To honor Gene's memory memorial montributions may be made to:  St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Nappanee Raceway

Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, Indiana and Earl-Love Funeral Home, Akron.