Services for Robert E. Mileham, 78 were held Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Rev. Clem Currans celebrated the service.
Interment took place at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Emmetsburg.
Military Graveside Rites were conducted by V.F.W. Post 2295 of Emmetsburg.
Bob passed away Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg.
Robert Everett Mileham, son of Homer E. and Nellie M. (Brennan) Mileham, was born Jan. 26, 1930 near Cylinder. A lifelong resident of Palo Alto County, he received his education at St. Mary's Academy in Emmetsburg, graduating in 1948. In 1951 Bob enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, making rank of Sergeant and serving until 1953, when he was honorably discharged. Bob returned to Emmetsburg where he was employed at Mileham Produce until it closed in 1968.
On Oct. 10, 1960 Bob was united in marriage to Mary M. Washington at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. To this union three children were born.
Bob spent a majority of his time working in the manufacturing field, working as a purchasing agent (Pamline, Berkley's, and Skyjack) and as a plant manager for Durnell Engineering. Never one to sit still very long, Bob held various other jobs both before and after retirement, the last being custodial work at the Emmetsburg Post Office.
Bob was a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was also active in the church choir. Bob had sung in the Many Voices Choir for several years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers: Homer Mileham, Jr. and James Mileham; and an infant son.
Bob is survived by his children: Patricia Mileham of Valparaiso, Ind. and John Mileham of Kanawha; and a granddaughter, Kaleigh Lindholm of Hibbing, Minn.
Arrangements were handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home.