In Memory of Jack P. Milner

Jack P. Milner
Jack P. Milner
Born: August 2, 1941
Died: July 31, 2018
Age: 76
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Jack P. Milner
August 2, 1941 - July 31, 2018
From: Arthur, IA

Jack P. Milner, age 76, of Arthur, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2018 at the St. Martin’s Catholic Church of Odebolt, Iowa. Deacon Butch Stone will officiate. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Jack P. Milner, the son of Charles and Isabelle (Voss) Milner, was born on August 02, 1941, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Jack grew up in Council Bluffs and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School with the class of 1960.

On September 28, 1980, Jack married the love of his life Barbara Ann Fineran in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Jack had various employment throughout his lifetime.  He worked for the railroad and Sears & Roebuck while residing in Council Bluffs. When the family relocated to Arthur, Iowa, Jack bartended for PooLoo’s Pizza and Lounge. He would also work as a farmhand and later at GOMACO. Jack retired from the Odebolt- Arthur School District where he served as a longtime custodian.

Jack was an avid Chicago Bears and Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed fishing, a cool beverage, and spending time with his family. Jack was a talented woodworker. He would make furniture and décor for his family, as well as sell a couple pieces at craft fairs along the way that he attended with his wife Barb. Jack and Barb loved viewing the freedom rocks and traveling to visit his family in Colorado and Texas.

Jack is survived by his children Scott (Sandi) Milner, Barbara (Kirk) Milner Murray, Gregory (Brenda) Mace, Christopher (Jerri) Mace, Tomi (Joel) Germar-Maple; thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother Albert Milner; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Jack was preceded in death by wife, Barbara A. Milner, his parents Charles G. and Isabelle (Voss) Milner; brother Charles V. Milner; sisters Sharon Fuhrman and Mary Alley; and granddaughter Catherine S. Germar-Maple.



10:30 a.m., Friday, August 3, 2018
St. Martin's Catholic Church
Odebolt, Iowa


Deacon Butch Stone


Honorary Pallbearers:
Jack's Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren


Kay Bloyer, Organist

"Ave Maria"
"The Lord's Prayer"


Private Family Inurnment


Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8:07 AM
“I love you Uncle Jack! May your family find peace and comfort during this sad time. Always in my heart. ”
- Susie (Miner) Stewart
Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:24 AM
“Sorry I won't make it to Uncle Jack's service. I loved him dearly and was honored to be his goddaughter. Love and hugs to all of you.”
- Nanci (Miner) Trumble
Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:24 AM
“I'm sorry to hear about Jack's death. He stood by Barb's side as she battled cancer and now they are together again. My sympathy to Jack's family. (I'm a high school classmate of Barb.)”
- Cheryl Boney Soelberg
Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:23 AM
“My family gives our sympathy to Jack's family, I Nick worked at the Odebolt school with Jack sorry to here about your loss”
- Nick Lee Pierce
Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:23 AM
“Sorry for your loss,family is in our prayers.”
- Bud&Sandy Lichter
Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:23 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Jack and I became friends during our employment at Odebolt-Arthur Schools. I always enjoyed having Jack come into my room and share his humor at the end of the schoolday. He was a hard worker and a good friend to all the elementary teachers. He was one-of-a-kind and a good man. Blessings to his family and know that I share my deepest sympathy with you.”
- Marilyn Buehler
Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 9:06 AM
“So sorry for your loss, Hugs and prayers.
- Shirley Ruser
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 10:26 AM
“My thoughts and prayers to the Milner family. ”
- Greg Schultz
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