Robert E. Mills

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    - Debbie Pintler
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  • "A strong yet gentle soul. We miss you."
    - Kandyce Carr-Callen
  • "You were a strong yet gentle soul. We miss you."
    - Kandyce CarrCallen
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Robert E Mills, born January 28, 1917, passed Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at his home in Newman Lake. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, 11 siblings, wife Joy Nell Mills and son's Timothy and Lannie Mills; survived by his daughter and Son-in-law Denise and Richard Ervin, grand-daughter Kandyce CarrCallen, grandson's Jaime and Timothy Ervin and great grandchildren Rhiannon, Steven, Maddi, Mercedes, Isaiah and McKenzie. Robert was one of 12 children born to Margaret and Timothy Mills in Packwauki Wisconsin. Robert graduated from Arizona State, with his Engineering degree in 1942, and enlisted in the Army Air forces. Commissioned Second Lt and assigned to the 8th Air Forces 487th bomb Group 386th squadron based in Lavenham, England as a B-17 Navigator. Robert flew 34 missions over Nazi Germany and occupied Europe, only being wounded once by flak, earning 5 oak leaf clusters and the Meritorious Service Medal. Robert worked as a Civil Engineer, entrepreneur and farmer, until his retirement in the late 1970's. Grandpa will be remembered by his family as being a self reliant outdoors-man, having a keen sense of humor, strength, and stubbornness. There was nothing the man couldn't fix, or break so he could fix it right. The sound of him softly whistling tunes while performing any task will be missed. At Robert's request there will be no services held. May God bless you Grandpa; you will be missed by all who had the great fortune to know you and remembered for everything you have meant to our lives.January 28, 1917 - November 20, 2012

Published in Spokesman-Review from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6, 2012
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