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Robert Arthur Milliman
November 17, 1953 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Robert Arthur Milliman, 69, of Oregon, Illinois, passed away on September 25, 2023, with his family by his side. He was born on November 17, 1953, in Rochelle, Illinois to Ralph and Vera Milliman. Robert, also known as Mush to his friends, was a loving and kind-hearted man who cared deeply for his family and close friends.
Robert honorably served his country in the United States Navy from 1972 to 1975. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with a Bronze Star for his dedicated service.
After his military service, Robert pursued a career at Woods Equipment Company. He dedicated himself to his work and made valuable contributions to the company. All who worked with Robert enjoyed his candor and most importantly his sense of humor.
In his free time, Robert enjoyed riding his motorcycles, indulging in woodworking projects, and cooking. Robert's woodworking skills were one of a kind; he created many replicas of buildings and steam engine trains and tractors with amazing intricate details. He also enjoyed crafting beautiful wood bowls on his lathe. These hobbies brought him joy and allowed him to showcase his creativity and skills.
Robert is survived by his daughters, Stacie (Jessie) Cantu of La Feria, TX, and Julie (Kevin) Rogers of Oregon, IL, as well as 2granddaughters, 4 grandsons, and 4 step granddaughters. He also leaves behind his siblings: Lyford (Debbie) Milliman of Plymouth, IL; Lyle (Diane) Milliman of Glendale, AZ; Eula (Jim) Monahan of Alvin, TX; Butch Milliman of Oregon, IL; Charlene (Randy) McNeill of Morton, IL; and Millie (Earl) Sweig of Meridian, ID. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Vera (Schier) Milliman, as well as two nephews and agreat niece.
Robert will be remembered for his kind heart, his dedication to his family and friends, and his love for his country. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
A celebration of Robert's life will be held in the spring of 2024 at the Oregon VFW. Date, and times will be announced by the family at a later date. If you wish to donate towards Robert’s memorial, you may do so during his celebration of life. A very special thank you to Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL, for their tremendous care and compassion for our father.