Harry G. Millard, 79, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away in the comfort of his home with the family he cherished on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Livingston United Methodist Church. Pastor Ty Hines will officiate. Burial will be at Rock Church Cemetery, rural Livingston. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on December 3, 2016 at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Harry G. Millard Memorial Fund.
Online condolences may be made at www.melbyfh.com.
Harry was born on March 3, 1937 in Arthur, Lima Township, Wisconsin, the son of Wendell H. “Jim” and Mary E. “Bessie” (Robins) Millard. He was united in marriage to Mary Darlene Peterson on November 23, 1963 at St. Philomena Catholic Church, Belmont, Wisconsin. At the age of 17, Harry enlisted in the United States Navy, where he was a gunner on the USS Charles R. Ware, out of Newport, Rhode Island. He served a tour of the Caribbean Theatre and one of Northern Europe; a highlight though, being a tour of the North Pole. Harry was a longtime fan of the Chicago Cubs and was happy to witness them win the World Series. He also loved Wisconsin Badgers Basketball and the Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed going to the Eagles Club to visit with friends, including Maggie and Joe.
Harry and Mary Darlene enjoyed traveling, including touring the Midwest and the east coast, as well as, their day trips around the area.
Harry is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Darlene; son, Jerry (Janella) Millard and their son, Layne Millard; daughter, Shannon (Jeff) Hammerand and their children Jake and Holli Hammerand, all of Dubuque, IA; brother, Carl (Faye) Millard; sisters and brother-in-law, Carol (Ron) Browning, Buzz (Mardele) Peterson, Judy (Bob) Engelke, Jeannie (John) Mootz, Mary Jo (Mike) Ackerman, and Karla Meiden; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charlton (Betty) Millard; brother-in-law, Mike Meiden; and infant nephew, Jamie Millard.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Thomas Schrieber, Dr. Sara Letcher, and Dr. Ramabadran; Mercy Family Home Care, especially, Nikki and Lois, The VA and Martha; Hospice of Dubuque; And all of the nurse, especially Jeanette and Ryan, who cared for Harry