WATERTOWN--Milton Edward “Milt” Willborn, age 75, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a short but courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on June 15, 1943, in Dodgeville, WI, third son of Ernest and Esther (Coyhis) Willborn. Milt attended schools in Madison, graduating from Madison East HS in 1962. He graduated from MATC in 1964 with an associate degree in printing and began his 40 year career at Webcrafters in Madison. He was proud to have served 2 years in the Army at Ft Hood Texas.
On August 17, 1991, he married the love of his life Joey (Gay) Willborn, and they enjoyed 28 years of happiness. Milt is survived by his wife Joey, four children, Keisha (Bob) Logan of Watertown, Casey (Sarah) Willborn of Tulare CA, Ryan (Jessi) Willborn of Reeseville, and Brianna (Frank Wisniewski) Willborn of South Amboy NJ, and 14 grandchildren, Xylus, Ethan, Isaac, Zach, Austin and Chloe Willborn; Kaylen, Nate, Nick, Kasey, Joe and Ben Logan; Christopher and Alexis Danielson. He is also survived by two brothers Ernest (Cathy) of Madison and Richard Willborn of Madison, 4 brothers-in-law, 3 sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Robert and Linda, his brother William, and two infant brothers Joseph and John, as well as three nephews.
Family meant everything to Milt. He loved his brothers, was very proud of his children, and loved to watch his grandchildren participate in sports. There were times Milt would hit 3 different cities in the same day to catch every event. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing with his good friends and traveling with his wife. Milt had a zest for life that everyone he met could see and feel.
Milt was known for his loud and booming voice and his kind and compassionate spirit. Visitation will be held at the Jensen funeral home in Columbus from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. only on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the OLIVET CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST in Columbus with Pastor Ruth Bradshaw officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery in Columbus Wisconsin with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson or the Olivet UCC Church.
Milt’s family would like to thank the staff of Rainbow Hospice for their loving care and support.