'Earl' Roger Millikan

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

“Earl” Roger Millikan was born on Aug. 25, 1928, in Hawarden, Iowa, the son of Cecil Millikan and Ona (Peck) Millikan. In 1946 he graduated from Hawarden High School. He served as a staff sergeant in the United States Army from Sept. 9, 1946, to Dec. 24, 1947. He was united in marriage to Alida Harskamp on Aug. 9, 1949, in Rock Valley, Iowa.

Throughout his life he worked at Schoeneman Lumber, Ament Construction, All American Transport, Millikan Handyman and Walmart.

Roger and Alida raised four sons: Steve, Scott, Bruce and Brett; they have three daughters-in-laws: Joan, Mary and Karen; seven grandchildren: Amy, Kris, Sarah, Jennifer, Adam, Ciara and Joe; and 12 great-grandchildren. He has a sister, Ruth; and three brothers: Harvey, Russell and Carl.

Roger passed away on Dec. 31, 2018, in his home at Sunnycrest Village where he had spent the day surrounded by his loving family.

A memorial service for Roger will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. The family will be present one-hour prior to the service to greet friends. www.heritagesfsd.com.