David Allen Milligan, 70, of Paris, Illinois, formerly of Keokuk, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
David was born June 14, 1949, in Keokuk, the son of Wilford and Clara Elizabeth Powers Milligan. He married Bonnie Salyers on November 26, 1970. She survives.
David was a lifelong Keokuk resident until 1½ months ago when they moved to Paris to be near their son David. He worked at Griffin Wheel for 29 years until retiring. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and attained the rank of SP4. He was a member of American Legion, Post #41 of Keokuk.
David is survived by his wife Bonnie; three sons, David (Josh) Milligan Jr. of Paris, Illinois,
Jimmy (Whitney) Milligan of Friendswood, Texas, and Chris (fiancé Brianna Nelson) Milligan of Apopka, Florida; and four grandchildren, Connor, Logan, Payton and Riley. Also surviving is a brother Roy Milligan of Burlington, Iowa and a sister Martha Milligan of Largo, Florida, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
Services will be held at 2:00 Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center at 917 Blondeau Street with Pastor Adam Johnson officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Keokuk National Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, February 17, at DeJong-Greaves at 917 Blondeau with family meeting friends from 6 to 8.
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I was very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My heart goes out to all of you during this sad time. Please extend my sincere sympathy to your mom as well.
So sorry to hear about Mr. Milligan’s passing.
Bonnie and family Leland and I are so sorry at Dave’s passing. We are in Alabama with son and family so won’t be able to make it for funeral. Prayers and thoughts to you all.
Bonnie and family I am so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing.
I always enjoyed our conversations when you would come into the bank. The love the two of you shared was so genuine! The smile Dave would get when speaking of his kids or sharing pictures of his precious grandchildren.
May you hold all the memories shared together close to your heart. May God provide you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Don and I have you in our thoughts and hearts and prayers
So so sorry to see this. Such a great guy and a better friend. Your family are in my thoughts.
Bonnie, so sorry to see this. I have been doing some genealogy research on our family, and was just thinking about you two yesterday. Praying for you and all of your family
sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with the family, worked alot of years with Dave at griffin, great guy lots of memories RIP
So sorry to hear this. Our thought & prayers are with you and your family. At this time.
Corrina -Howard Wells
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