Douglas J. Millin, Jr, Waupaca, WI, age 87 – passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, WI.
He was born on March 14, 1925 in Chicago, IL, the son of Douglas J. and Ellen (Sheely) Millin. He married Patricia R. Feragen on October 29, 1949 in Waupaca. She preceded him in death on December 30, 1994. On July 25, 1997 Doug married Barbara (Korleski) VanAirsdale in Waupaca.
Doug is survived by his wife, Barbara; children: Patricia (Ronald) Nelson, Laura Millin (Craig Menteer), Martha (David) Althoff, D. Michael (Patricia) Millin, and John (Kathy) Millin; step-children: Pam (Dave) Campbell, Julie (Earl) Anderson, and Gary (Nicole) VanAirsdale, and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia, his parents, and a sister, Marilyn O’Brien.
Doug was an Architect in the greater Chicago area for many years. He had worked in both residential and commercial construction. He had served his country in the Army Air Corps as a Navigator in a B-29 aircraft during WW II. He flew 37 missions during the war. Doug was a proud graduate of Notre Dame. While living in Barrington, IL Doug served as President of the School Board. He was a member of the Rotary Club in Barrington, and had volunteered time with Meals on Wheels. Doug came to Waupaca every summer since 1948, retiring in Waupaca in 1990. After retiring to the Waupaca area he and a friend, Tony Kuehmsted, started the Waupaca Rotary Club in 1993. He had also volunteered at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, Meals on Wheels, a local Hospice organization, along with many other organizations around Waupaca. Doug was also on the first Honor Flight for veterans from Appleton to Washington, DC. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing.
A funeral mass will be held on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca, WI with Father Amalraj Roche, Celebrant. A visitation will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church on Friday from 9:30 – 11:00 AM. Military Honors will be observed following the funeral mass followed by interment in the Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery at King, WI. In lieu of flowers memorials can be directed to the Wisconsin Honor Flight (www.honorflight.org), or The National Parkinson’s Foundation (www.parkinson.org) in memory of Douglas J. Millin, Jr. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.