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Mack E. McMillin

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 8:13 a.m. CDT

COAL CITY, Ill. — Mr. Mack E. McMillin, 86, of Coal City, Ill., passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. at Morris Hospital.

Born April 7, 1927, in Monmouth, Ill., Mack was a son of the late W. Fain and Ruby Louise Epperson-McMillin. He was raised and educated in Coal City, graduated with the Class of 1945, and went on to honorably serve his country in the United States Army.

On Nov. 16, 1947, Mack married Bertha Marketti in St. Peters Lutheran Church in Coal City. He began his career as a printer for Bailey Printing prior to moving to Chicago, where he worked for Commerce Clearing House. Mack later gained employment with Caterpillar, from where he retired as a factory accountant in 1986. 

Mack was a member of the Coal City United Methodist Church, where he served on the Pastor Parish Committee; was a lifetime member of Braidwood Lodge 704 A.F. & A.M. and the Bloomington Consistory; and also belonged to the Braidwood American Legion Post 39.

Mack served as finance commissioner for the village of Coal City from 1991 to 1995. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed playing golf. Mack will be remembered for his love of traveling to Las Vegas and Door County, Wis.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha McMillin; two daughters, Kristine (Fred) Davidson of Coal City and Karen McMillin (Emily Gage) of Oak Park, Ill.; five grandchildren, Valerie (Tom) Berger of Racine, Wis., Amy (Dave) Fowler of Romeoville, Ann (David) Droge of Russellville, Ky., Patty (Dan) Rodwick of Maple Park, Ill., and Paul McMillin Gage of Oak Park; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; as well as special friends and classmates Marvin Kessler, Bob Newberry, and Jessica. 

Mack was preceded in death by his parents, W. Fain and Ruby McMillin; an infant son, Paul Harold; and his twin brother, Jack (Margaret) McMillin.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will take place at 5 p.m. Friday Sept. 6, in Coal City United Methodist Church, 6805 East McArdle Road, Coal City. The Rev. Dr. Thomas Logsdon and the Rev. Emily Gage will officiate. 

A private family inurnment will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery at a later date.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Mack’s memory to the Coal City United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, the Coal City Unit 1 Foundation, or to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Friends may sign the online guest book or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com.

Green cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes in Coal City. For additional information, call 815-634-2125. 

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