Harold G. "Duck" Millard, 72, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019 under the care of Theda Care at Home Hospice at Wisconsin Veteran’s Home, King.
He was born July 27, 1947, in Wausau, son of the late Charles and Arlene (Davis) Millard. He attended and graduated from Wausau Senior High School in 1965. On February 13, 1998 he married Mary Lou Frank at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Rothschild. She preceded him in death on July 7, 2018.
After graduating high school, Harold managed a car wash in Wausau until his enlistment in the Army in 1966. He served two tours during the Vietnam War and his duties took him all over Vietnam. In March of 1969 he was discharged from the Army as a Spec 5. Harold received multiple distinguished service medals and awards including Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak leaf clusters and"V" device for Heroism, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and 1 Silver Star, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Vietnam Civil Actions Honor Medal First Class, Presidential Unit Citation and the Purple Heart.
Upon his return to Wausau after his military service, Harold worked for Wausau Concrete for 17 years as a machine operator. In 1986 he was hired by the Wausau School District where he worked as a custodian and truck driver delivering supplies throughout Wausau until retirement in 2011. He was a life member of the American Legion Montgomery Plant Dudley Post No. 10, Wausau, member of the Man of Honor Society and volunteered at the Eagles Club. He enjoyed attending car shows, especially Iola.
Survivors include a sister, Judith (Ray) Ninneman; nephews, Tim and Todd Bishop, Scott Ninneman, Jason, Jeremy and Josh Windorski; niece, Tammy Wiemandt; step-niece, Connie Ninneman; step children, Lynnette Haemmerle, Scott Haemmerle, Jenny (Chris) Socha and Jeff (Amanda) Frank; step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife, Mary, he was preceded in death by a sister, Charlene Sillars.
Burial will be 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, where full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Montgomery Plant Dudley Post No. 10, Wausau. A celebration of Harold and Mary’s life will be from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the Eagles Club, Wausau.
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