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Frank ‘Gene’ Milnes

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

PROPHETSTOWN – Frank “Gene” Milnes, 84, of Prophetstown, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Prophets Riverview Nursing Home in Prophetstown. He was a manager at Rock River Lumber and Grain for many years.

Frank was born March 16, 1928, in Morrison, the son of Harold and Marion (Annan) Milnes. He married Jean Oncken on Sept. 30, 1951, in Hopkins Township.

Frank served in the Army National Guard for 21 years, and was a member of the Prophetstown American Legion. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Prophetstown, and was very active in the church and the choir. He also was a member of the Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus in Rock Falls for more than 50 years. Frank was active in the Lions Club, and enjoyed volunteering.

Survivors include his wife, Jean of Prophetstown; two daughters, Susan Schuettler of Las Vegas and Ann Deck of Prophetstown; and two grandchildren, Andrew and Jennifer Deck of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m., Saturday at First Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Greg Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Prophetstown handled arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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