Milton "Milt" West
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Bridgman Funeral Home - Scottsbluff
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Scottsbluff, NE
Milton "Milt" West, 72, of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at Regional West Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
His funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Aug. 12, at the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff, with Rev. Dr. Charles H. Richardson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the Nebraska National Guard.
Memorials in his name may be directed to the First United Methodist Church. Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m. His obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where online condolences may be left for the family.
Milt was born Jan. 8, 1941 in Scottsbluff, to George and Viola (Rozmarin) West. He attended Bryant grade school, and Sunflower School where he graduated with the class of 1959. At the age of 18, he attended Colorado Barber College in Denver, and worked there for a time before returning to Nebraska. Milt worked for a few years in Mitchell before returning to Scottsbluff. He served as a barber in the United States Army from 1963 until 1965. Milt returned to Scottsbluff, and on Feb. 10, 1968, he married Karen Wilson, the true love of his life, at Torrington, Wyo. He has owned and operated Milt's Barber Shop, a downtown Scottsbluff institution for many years and worked until his death. He enjoyed his customers and going to work each day. Milt never planned on fully retiring because he feared he would miss all of his customers, whom he considered as friends.
He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff, the Scottsbluff Elks Lodge #1367 and the Monument Iris Society.
Milt loved supporting Scottsbluff High School sporting activities and loved going to Husker games. He also followed his grand-children's sporting events and was their biggest fan. He and Karen also enjoyed traveling in their convertible, and had just returned from a trip to the West coast.
Survivors include his wife Karen of Scottsbluff; son, Cullen of Lincoln; daughter, Jennifer Schuller also of Lincoln; step-daughter, Tamara (Mike) Leis of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Brittany Leis of Westminster, Colo., Jordan Leis of Scottsbluff and Megan and Madison Schuller and Riley and Carter West, all of Lincoln. He is also survived by his brother, Pat (Wanda) West of Bridgeport and sister Connie (Bud) Boston of LaQuinta, Calif.
His parents and a brother Mike West preceded Milt in death.
Published by The Star-Herald from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2013.
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Sorry to hear of Milt's passing. He was a couple of grades ahead of me at Sunflower. He was always a nice upper classman. I liked his humor. Life goes fast. Let's all make heaven at any cost. It will be worth it all. Harold Pedersen Hobe Sound, Florida
Harold Pedersen
August 12, 2013
My heart is heavy today as i think about the loss of a good person and friend. Milt was a true example of a quality person. From telling stories about Sunflower or talking about the huskers or bragging about his kids and grandiose or even taking care of the wandering cat… Milt was very unique, sincere, and caring. He was honest and upfront with everyone he met. Society was better by people like Milt. He was loved, admired, and now sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to your family. I'm so glad I got to know such a great person as Milt West. Regards. Paul Edens
Paul Edens
August 12, 2013
Karen and family, we're thinking of you with deepest sympathy. Sure will miss my barber and friend.
Vaughn & Debbie Patrick
August 12, 2013
My heart is heavy today as i think about the loss of a good person and friend. Milt was a true example of a quality person. From telling stories about Sunflower or talking about the huskers or bragging about his kids and grandiose or even taking care of the wandering cat… Milt was very unique, sincere, and caring. He was honest and upfront with everyone he met. Society was better by people like Milt. He was loved, admired, and now sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to your family. I'm so glad I got to know such a great person as Milt West. Regards. Paul Edens
August 12, 2013
Karen and Family. I am sorry to hear of Milt's passing. He has been my barber since 1976. We shared many stories and opinions on a wide variety of topics during those years. He was a special man and I will miss him.
Dennis Hanson
August 12, 2013
Mrs. West and family, I just heard about Milt's passing. He was a good man with a great sense of humor. I stopped by to see him a couple of years ago while I was in town. We knew him for years. He cut my hair as a teenager and I am 57 now. I am saddened to hear of his passing. God bless you and your family and may he watch over and comfort you at this time of tragedy.
Chris Boston
August 12, 2013

Karen, may you and your family find special strength from the Lord. Milt is and will be greatly missed, he has been a special friend not only to me, but to all those who knew him.
Rod Zwetzig
August 11, 2013
I just heard of Milt's passing this morning from my brother Gary. The place I visited when in Scottsbluff was Milt's barber shop. He was a joy to be around and talk to. He had a great sense of humor and was willing to share that with everyone. Milt will be greatly missed and the community will miss a great person. To his family, he will be missed but know that he touched many lives while here.
Don Eskm
August 11, 2013
Karen and Family, We are so sorry about Milt's passing. He was a wonderful man. He will be missed by many. May God be with you and your family.
Steve and Kathy Sauer
August 10, 2013
Karen and family - We were so sorry to hear of Milt's passing. We just had the opportunity to visit with him in July. We will miss his great sense of humor.
Sue and Jim Carlson
Arlington, TX
August 10, 2013
Karen and family so sorry to read of Milt's passing, God be with all of you.
Pauline Schenbeck
August 10, 2013
Karen, Sorry to hear of Milt's passing. He was a good friend and my barber when I lived there. He is going to b e greatly missed by a lot of people and Scottsbluff in general.
Duane Baggs
August 10, 2013
Karen and family,,,so sorry to read that Milt passed away. A great man who will be missed by so many.
Sandy Rupp
Sandy Rupp
August 10, 2013
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