2011-03-26 / Obituaries

Robert C. “Doc” Milligan

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Robert C. “Doc” Milligan, 85, of Hebron, will be held Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hebron United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Harkness as celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow at Iliff Cemetery, McLuney.

Doc died late Tuesday evening, March 22, 2011, in Columbus, following a brief illness. He was born in Perry County, on February 3, 1926, the son of the late John and Stella (Young) Milligan. He was a graduate of McLuney High School and served honorably in the US Army Air Corps during WWII.

Doc retired from Rockwell/ Meritor as a machinist, and also worked for Gene Fitch Construction for many years. He was an active member of the Hebron community, belonging to Hebron United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years and Hebron Masonic Lodge #116. Doc was an avid gardener, golfer at Pine Hills Golf Course where he frequently “golfed his age” and just last week shot an 84.

He is survived by his loving family: his wife of 62 years, the former Betty Klingler; children, Kathy (Terry) Potter, Joyce (Criss) Nadolson, Mike (Jana), Casey (Sandy) and Bruce (Beth); brother, Dayle (June) of Zanesville;

11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; his church family; and friends at Pine Hills Golf Course.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Donna Sue; seven brothers; and two sisters.

The family will receive friends on Friday, March 25, 2011, at The Hoskinson Funeral Home, 285 E Main St. in Kirkersville (US 40) from 4-7 p.m., where Hebron Masonic Lodge will hold services at 6:45 p.m.

An on-line guest register is available at www.hoskinsonfuneral.com.

Memorials may be sent in floral tributes or in gifts to the Hebron United Methodist Church building fund, P.O. Box 459, Hebron, Ohio 43025. Hoskinson Funeral Home is honored to care for the Milligan Family.

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