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2/1/2017 5:00:00 AM
Billy D. 'Mac' McMillen
Jan. 2, 1941 - Jan. 28, 2017
Billy McMillen
Billy McMillen

Billy D. "Mac" McMillen, 76, Rochester, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1941, in Rochester, the son of Gerald D. and Florence E. (Gruwell) McMillen. A 1959 graduate of Rochester High School, he was class president for two years, a varsity basketball letterman and active in the Future Farmers of America. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Indiana University. On July 2, 1966, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rochester, he married Patricia J. McLochlin. She survives.

Mr. McMillen had been an educator at Steger, Ill., Triton Schools in Bourbon, and North Miami Schools, Denver. He retired as school counselor for Rochester Community Schools after 15 years. At the conclusion of his workdays at school, he spent many years working on his family farm. He had been a member of the Moose Lodge and Elks Lodge and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. In his leisure time, he played a mean drum version of "Hound Dog" by Elvis Presley, and enjoyed genealogy, golf, fishing, camping, following the Chicago Cubs and Indiana University basketball, and spending time with family.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia J. McMillen, Rochester; children Colleen Wood, Carmel, Brad McMillen, Rochester, and Sheila and husband Too Keller, Carmel; grandchildren Alyssa Wood, student at Indiana University Bloomington, Grant Wood, student at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Gabbi Pinegar, Carmel, and Luke, Lauren and Karli Keller, all of Carmel; brother Gary McMillen, Evart, Michigan; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved canine companion, Lucy, his goldendoodle.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, with Father Michael McKinney officiating. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center, the Future Farmers of America, or to the donor's choice of charity. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com.

Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, February 3, 2017
Article comment by: Ron Kuehl

Pat and family. So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our prayers are with you at this time. With our sympathy, Ron and Donna Kuehl

Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Article comment by: Linda Lukens Petersen

Prayers and blessings to Bill's family. He was my classmate ans a dear friend.

Posted: Thursday, February 2, 2017
Article comment by: Nels & Cindy Oneal

Pat & Family, we were so sorry to hear of Bills passing. We both had very fond memories of working with him and of course Nels has always proclaimed what a good friend he was. I know this will cause a void in your family but please know we are praying for all of you. Love & Sympathy, Nels and Cindy

Posted: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Article comment by: Paula Birkle

So sorry to hear of bill's passing . A fellow classmate. Bill always had a smile when we meet

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