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Robert Mileham 1930-2008

Oct 23, 2008

Funeral service for Robert E. Mileham of Emmetsburg is today, Thursday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Clem Currans will officiate.

Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Emmetsburg. Military rites will be conducted at the grave site by members of V.F.W. Post #2295 of Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Mileham died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. He was 78.

Robert Everett Mileham was born Jan. 26, 1930, near Cylinder, the son of Homer E. and Nellie M. (Brennan) Mileham. He received his education at St. Mary’s Academy in Emmetsburg, graduating in 1948.

In 1951 Bob enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving until 1953. Bob returned to Emmetsburg where he was employed at Mileham Produce until it closed in 1968.

On Oct. 10, 1960, Bob Mileham and Mary M. Washington were married in Ruthven. Bob spent a majority of his time working in the manufacturing field, working as a purchasing agent (Pamline, Berkley’s and Skyjack) and as a plant manager for Durnell Engineering. Bob held various jobs before and after retirement, the last being custodial work at the Emmetsburg Post Office.

Bob was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was active in the church choir and he had sung in the Many Voices Choir for several years.

Surviving are his children, Patricia Mileham of Valparaiso, IN, and John Mileham of Kanawha; and a granddaughter, Kaleigh Lindholm of Hibbing, MN.

Mr. Mileham was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Homer Mileham Jr., and James Mileham; and an infant son.

Condolences online at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com