Fritz M. Milner, age 74 of Brooklyn, died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his home. Memorial Services: 1:00 P.M. Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Kent Church, rural Brooklyn, with Rev. Larry Petersen officiating. Inurnment: Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 P.M. Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. A memorial fund has been established.
Fritz is survived by his wife, Helen Patricia; three children, Mike (Diana) of Brooklyn, Michelle Milner of Grinnell, and Jeff (Cammie) of Grinnell; 12 grandchildren, Mandy (John) Mackowiak of Castle Pines, CO, Brittany Rae (Mike) Cimprich of Cedar Rapids, Michaela Milner of Cedar Rapids, Lane and Brittany Amber Milner of Grinnell, Brenden (Teresa) Thompson of Grinnell, Levi (Haley Paige) Thompson of Grinnell, Toshia and Christian Williams of Brooklyn, Danielle Milner (Dylan Weinhold) of Ollie, TJ (Don Vanderkrol) and Drew (Dawn) Milner of Dysart; 14 great-grandchildren, Cloey Watkins, Brayton and Finley Cimprich, Garrett and Brielle Kriegel, Kaiden Weinhold, Ryder and Autymn Scott, Ty and Owen Thompson, Ezra and Zane Milner and John and Isabella Mackowiak. Also surviving is a sister Paula (Larry) Derochie of Sioux City and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Susie Milner, a granddaughter Stephanie Milner and a great grandson Nicolas Milner.
Frederick “Fritz” was born May 13, 1942 in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of LaVerne and Lucile Schmitt Milner. He attended Sioux City elementary and high school. Fritz and Helen Patricia Fowler were united in marriage in Vermillian, SD on August 19, 1961. Fritz was owner and operator of the Star Inn Truck Plaza, Brooklyn, and also was employed at Manatts, Inc. He was an extraordinary chef and enjoyed cooking for people. He also created wonderful ice sculptures. Fishing, hunting and boating were favorite pastimes. He was a #1 Nebraska Cornhusker fan and loved the Saturday football parties. He cherished his wonderful family, children, grand and great grandchildren and looked forward to every minute he could spend with them.