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John J. Milhauser

April 20, 1942 ~ October 16, 2014 (age 72)
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   John J. Milhauser, 72, of Liberty, Illinois, died at 10:55 p.m. Thursday (October 16, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born April 20, 1942 in Quincy, John was the son of Ralph and Myrtle Powell Milhauser.  He married Karen L. Lefler on August 2, 1969 in Quincy. She survives.

   Mr. Milhauser served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the   U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

   John was an active member of Liberty Christian Church where he had served as an Elder, Treasurer, youth leader and taught Sunday School for many years.  John had also been a member of the Liberty American Legion Post 640 and a volunteer EMT for the Liberty Ambulance Service.  John enjoyed golfing, bowling, working with computers and was a train enthusiast. He loved the Christmas holiday and especially loved to decorate for it.

   John was employed at Gardner Denver, Cooper Industries as a supervisor for 22 years then by H&R Block for two years.  He retired in 2007 as the Special Education Bus Monitor for the Liberty School District.

   Survivors include his wife, Karen; two sons, John G. Milhauser of Quincy and Michael T. Milhauser (Mandy) of Liberty; three grandchildren, Katlin Milhauser, Abbigail Milhauser and Hannah Milhauser; one brother, Melvin E. Milhauser (Amy) of Auburn, IL; a niece; and three nephews.

   Mr. Milhauser was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother in infancy.

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral home with Pastor Terry Henry officiating.   Burial with Military Honors by Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the U. S. Air Force Funeral Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 and Tuesday morning until the time of service at the Funeral Home.

   Memorials may be made to the Blessing Cancer Center.

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