KENNETH MCMILLENKenneth McMillen, 86, of Northome, Minn., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in Silver Bay, Minn.
Kenneth McMillen, 86, of Northome, Minn., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in Silver Bay, Minn. He was born July 23, 1924 in Salo, Minn., to Frank and Theadora McMillen.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1943 and served in Guam during World War II. He received the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Service Medal and was honorably discharged as a Tech 4 in 1946. He married to Clara Bursack in 1949. In 1953 he spent a summer gold mining in Alaska. He was a member of the 49ers Union as a heavy equipment operator and worked construction, retiring September 1, 1987. He lived in Northome for a total of 63 years and spent over 25 years in Silver Bay moving for the first time in 1959. He and Clara had spent several winters in Cottonwood, Ariz. He enjoyed woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Louise McMillen; a son, Raymond McMillen; a sister, Helen McMillen and five brothers, Roy McMillen, Punk McMillen, Lloyd McMillen, Russel McMillen and Vernon McMillen.
He is survived by a son, Micky (Janet) McMillen of Silver Bay, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Glen McMillen of St. Paul and a sister, Esther Lukenbill of Big Falls.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 at Forest Hill Cemetery in Northome, Minn. Burial will be held at Forest Hill Cemetery in Northome with Full Military Honors provided by Northome VFW Post 3869.
Active casket bearers will be Dusty McMillen, Chase McMillen, Adam Kofstad, Dane McMillen, Tyler McMillen and John McMillen. Honorary casket bearer will be John Bursack.
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