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Herbert Eben "Poppy" Milbourn

Herbert "Poppy" Eben Milbourn Eaton Rapids Passed away January 18, 2014 at the age of 64. He was born in Eaton Rapids, January 14, 1950, the son of Herbert O. and Rena (Wright) Milbourn. Herbert was a Vietnam veteran serving with the U.S. Navy. He was an avid golfer, a member of VFW Post #2406 and the Onondaga Sportsman Club. Herbert retired from the Board of Water and Light in 2000 after 32 years of service. After retirement he worked at the VFW National Home for Children. He was a big sports fan and was a little league baseball and football coach. Herbert is survived by his wife, Janice Milbourn; mother, Rena Milbourn of Eaton Rapids; son, Mark Milbourn of Holt; daughter, Traci (Brian) Gearhart of Eaton Rapids; step-children, Kelly (Chris) Ballor of Eaton Rapids, Kimberly (Monte) Gleason of AL, Michelle (Troy) Tucker of Holt; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; brother, Charles (Terry) Milbourn of Eaton Rapids; sisters, Sharon Jones of Grand Ledge, Bonnie (Michael) Sundermann of Eaton Rapids, Pauline (David) Conarton of Lansing. He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Otis Milbourn. Funeral services with Military Honors will be 11 am Thursday January 23, 2014 at the Shelly-Odell Funeral Home, 518 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827, with Pastor Tom Evans officiating. Interment will take place at Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to the VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S. Waverly Rd. Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 or Gift of Life, 3861 Research Park Dr. Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Please visit our website to place online condolences or to sign the guest register, www.shellyodell.com.

Funeral Home

Shelly-Odell Funeral Home - Eaton Rapids
518 S. Main St.  Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
(517) 663-5331

Published in Lansing State Journal on Jan. 21, 2014
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