Dickie M. Millard, 80, of Waterloo, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Columbus Nursing and Rehab center after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Dickie was born on June 14, 1934 in Poynette, WI the son of Durward and Ferne (Kelsey) Millard. He married Gloria Will on Dec. 1, 1956 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waterloo. Dickie worked as a pressman and later as a supervisor for Perry Printing Waterloo for many years, retiring in 1992. He was a long time member of St. John's Lutheran Church Waterloo. In his spare time, he enjoyed wine making, gardening and futzing around the house. He liked spending his winter evenings in his basement, sitting by the fireplace shelling the hickory nuts he had gathered, while sipping on his wine, with his one daily cigar. His real true passion was fishing and hunting. Anyone who has seen his basement walls would know how much he loved those two sports.
Survivors include: wife Gloria Millard of Waterloo; three children Rickie (Janet) Millard of Sturgeon Bay, Lorrie (Bruce Olson) Cedarwall of Waterloo and Christine (Richard Colvin) Grotjahn of Columbus; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brother Durward Millard Jr. of Rio; two sisters Betty Petersen of Columbus and Dixie (Phil) Broetzman of Waterloo; also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Beverly Langetieg and Lorraine Seitz. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church.
Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at St. John's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Thomas Wilsmann presiding. Visitation will be held at the Church on Thursday at noon until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Washington Cemetery in the Town of Portland.
Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home is caring for the family. On-Line condolences may be made at www.pn-fh.com
Thursday, September 11th, 2014, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, St. John Ev. Lutheran Church-Waterloo
Thursday, September 11th, 2014, 2:00pm, St. John Ev. Lutheran Church-Waterloo