Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 4-7:00 pm
Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories
965 Home Plaza
Waterloo, IA 50701
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:00 am
Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene
3622 Hammond Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50702
Immediately following services
Location to be announced
Private Family Inurnment:
At a later date
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island, Illinois
Gary Wayne Milner was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, on July 7, 1948, son of William “Max” and Naomi “Ruth” (Adams) Milner, Sr. He was raised and attended schools in Illinois graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL in 1970. Gary entered the United States Air Force in 1971, serving 9 months of his enlistment then being commissioned as a Health Care Executive. He met Raelene Benckeser in 1974, while he was stationed at an Air Force hospital in Omaha and the two were married on December 27, 1975, in Ogallala, NE. Together, they served their country domestically, as well as in Turkey and Germany. In 1976, Gary received his Masters in Health Care Administration from Baylor University. He retired from the Air Force separating at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, AZ, in 1997, and he and his family moved to Waterloo, where he served as Administrator at the Family Practice Center on Kimball Avenue. In addition to being a devoted family man, Gary was a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives and served as Church Trustee and Treasurer. Above all, he dearly loved and devotedly served God!
Gary passed away at the age of 68 years on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, William Maxey Milner, Jr.. Gary is survived by his wife of 41 years, Raelene; 2 daughters, Kristin and Kimberly Milner of Waterloo; a sister-in-law, Mary Milner of Houston, TX; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the family.