Michael Kent Milhous took his last breath on this earth on January 21, 2014, surrounded by family and friends who bid Michael farewell.
Mike was born on August 20, 1944 in Iowa City, Iowa and was raised in Clear Lake, Iowa by his parents, Wayne and Laura Milhous. He attended local schools and graduated from Nora Springs High School near his boyhood home in 1962. Mike enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1964 and served in Vietnam with the “Death Angels” receiving the Vietnam Service and Rifle Sharpshooter medals as an aircraft mechanic.
After his tour of duty in Vietnam, Mike worked for North American Rockwell on its space program project and later for the Milwaukee Railroad. Most of Mike’s work experience was at A. Finkl & Sons Co. in Chicago for 30 Years and after retirement he worked at Distinctive Dental Studios in Naperville.
Mike met the Love of his Life while serving in the Marine Corps and going on a blind date in Chicago with an Alvernia High School graduate, Carol Ann Cummings. Mike and Carol were married in Chicago on June 24, 1967 and moved to Bolingbrook in 1972. During their marriage, three adorable children were brought into this world being Michelle, Michael and Meggan.
Mike was a man of many talents in addition to his wit and humor being a vociferous reader from historical books to contemporary authors such as Cussler and Clancy. Many pieces of furniture were brought back to life in Mike’s garage woodworking shop as perhaps woodworking was his third love. Mike could fix and repair almost anything and had several current projects on his workbench. At a young age Michael was a Deacon at his Missouri Synod Lutheran Church and was perhaps the youngest Deacon ever from Mike’s own recollection.
In addition to his wife, Carol of 46 years, and children, Michelle, Michael and Meggan, Mike leaves behind his sister, Carolyn, many nieces and nephews and very importantly has his Grandchildren, Maximus, Heather, Evan and Ethan to morn his passing.
Memorial visitation will be on Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 11:00AM until time of memorial service at 12:00 Noon. Cremation was private.