James J. Milbach (1932 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE – James J. Milbach, 81, of Independence, and formerly of the Rowley and Walker area died Monday morning, Dec. 23 at the ABCM Rehabilitation Centers West Campus in Independence.
Jim was born on Feb. 26, 1932, near Walker, the son of Charles C. and Dolores M. (Lammers) Milbach. He was a 1950 graduate of the Walker Consolidated High School in Walker. Following graduation Jim served in the US Army from Sept. 4, 1952 thru Sept. 3, 1954. On Aug. 3, 1957 he was married to Sylvia J. Cashner in Walker. The couple farmed near Walker until his retirement.
He is survived by four children: Keith (Deborah) Milbach, Rowley, Gary Milbach, Sioux Falls, S.D., Elaine (Pat) Collins, Cedar Rapids and Lisa (Joe) Kremer, Independence; fourteen grandchildren, and seven brothers and sisters: Mae Louise Madison, Belle Plaine, Veronica Mackey, Center Point, Rita Hampton, McFarland, Wis., Jeannette Walsh, Cedar Rapids, Herb Milbach, Ft. Collins, Colo., Linda Mueller, Quasqueton, and Rose Ann Harrison, Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Sylvia (Cashner) Milbach in 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at St. John's Catholic Church, Independence with Rev. Paul McManus officiating. Burial will be held in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Walker. Friends called for visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence, where a Military Memorial Service was held at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Parish Wake Service at 7 p.m.
For more information or to leave an on-line condolence please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.
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Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory
216 3Rd Ave Se
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-2501
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 24, 2013 to Jan. 11, 2014