George Owen McMillin passed away Sunday, June 17, 2007, south of Spencer from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
George was cremated and his memorial service will be held Monday, June 25, 2007, at 10 a.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Rev. Caryn Pedersen, officiating.
The funeral home will be open on Sunday, June 24 from 12-4 p.m. however, the girls will not be present. A memorial is being established.
George Owen McMillin, the son of Robert and Norma (Yates) McMillin, was born Dec. 27, 1948, in Red Oak. George grew up in Red Oak. He graduated from Red Oak High School in 1967. Following graduation, he moved to Omaha and worked construction for one year. On Sept. 23, 1968, George entered the U.S. Navy, serving during Vietnam. George was united in marriage to Lucena "Lucy" Ramos on Sept. 18, 1971, in Winterhaven, Calif. and to this union, three daughters were born. They made their home in the San Diego, Calif. area. George served the United States Navy for 11 years, achieving the rank of Chief. While in San Diego, George received both his Associate of Arts Degree in Selected Studies from San Diego Miramar College and Bachelor Degree of Technical Education from National University. He was an instructor from 1980 to 1988 at the San Diego Community college for Naval Training Center. In 1988, George and Lucy moved to Red Oak. George worked for Parker-Hannifin Company for a number of years and later, after Lucy's death, went to work for Eaton's Corporation in Shenandoah and Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Lucy, on Nov. 14, 2002.
George is survived by three daughters: Mary McMillin-Gill and husband, Michael of Portland, Ore., Kathleen McMillin of Red Oak, and Ellen McMillin Burnside of San Diego; one grandson; brother Robert McMillin and wife, Linda of Red Oak; and sisters: Velma Smith and husband, Marlin of Red Oak, Susan Volquartsen and husband, David of Red Oak, Nancy Smith and husband, Dennis of Council Bluffs, Dortha Morris and husband, Dave of McCook, Neb.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.sldfuneralhome.com.
Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.