Wednesday, February 17, 2016
JAMES A. MILLIKIN JR.
ADDRESS: W7521 Perkinstown Ave. Medford WI
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: James passed away at his son James’ home in Menomonie WI on February 9th peacefully in his sleep, after being in hospice care since November 1st 2015, with family.
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at 12:00 P.M. Friday, February 19, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford
VISITATION: will be at 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 12:00 P.M. Friday, February 19, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford
BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at Medford Evergreen II Cemetery in Medford. Everyone is welcome to a luncheon at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford at 1:00
OFFICIATING: Rev. David Clements
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 11, 1941 in Medford, WI
EDUCATION: Graduated from Dorchester High School on May 14th 1959
MARRIAGES: Constance M. Higgins & Bertha J.C.A. (Ce Ce) Bushar – January 3rd 1981
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After graduating high school, James enlisted and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1962 – 1966 - PFC James A. Millikin Jr. was a rifleman with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. In 1966 James was involved in an accident and suffered very serious injuries leaving him a disabled veteran for the remainder of his years. Jim was quiet and very generous, always willing to help out anyone in need. He enjoyed country & western music and movies along with his pride and joy (his “homestead”) and was a proud Marine until the day he died. James always had a great sense of humor and was very kind and polite to all. He had battled cancer over the last 15 years, until it finally ended his life.
SURVIVING CHILDREN: 2 sons – James P. Millikin III (Kelly Story) of Monomonie WI and Shawn M. Millikin (Angela Zastrow) of Wausau WI; 2 stepchildren – Karen Sveom of Dousman WI and Christopher Bushar of Milwaukee WI; 14 grandchildren/great-grandchildren.
SURVIVING SIBLINGS: 2 sisters – Darlene Swanson of Wausa NE and Marilyn (Edward) Skrzypchak of Rothschild WI
PRECEEDED IN DEATH BY: Father – James E. Millikin Sr., Mother - Emma O. Millikin, Brother-in-law Harold "Bud" L. Swanson, Stepson – Curt Bushar, Daughter-in-law – Shannon J. Millikin
OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions donated to any veterans organizations.
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