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Doris M. Millage

Doris M. Millage, age 86, of Philip, died Friday morning, May 26, 2006, at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 30, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Robert Oettel officiating.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Music was provided by Marlis Doud as organist with Congregational Hymn “Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus” and Elvera Moos, vocalist, singing “Be Still My Soul” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”. Ushers were Alvin Pearson and John Kramer. Pallbearers were Craig Millage, Michael Millage, Eric Seifert, Steven Millage, Jeremy Seifert, Jeff Millage, and Jody Millage.

Doris Marie Long was born January 10, 1920 at home in Jackson County, South Dakota, the daughter of Ivory and Helena (Hinz) Long. She grew up and attended rural school in Haakon County, graduating from Philip High School in 1937.

Doris was united in marriage to Floyd Millage on May 22, 1944 in Rapid City. They moved to Rapid City from Philip in 1945, and lived there for two years before returning to Philip, where they lived out the rest of their lives.

For a few years in the late 1940s, Doris and Floyd owned and operated the B&M Cafe in Philip. They farmed and ranched the Millage Ranch northeast of Philip until retiring in 1982. Doris also sold House of Lloyd products for 14 years.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Millage, on September 8, 1985.

She continued to reside in Philip, where she was a lifetime member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Bad River Senior Citizens, and the Progressive Club, all of Philip.

Doris enjoyed crocheting, making at least one afghan for every child and grandchild.

She will be fondly remembered by many for being the “good listener” and “counselor.”

Survivors include three sons, Ron Millage and his wife Marilyn, Joe Millage and his wife, Judy, and Steve Millage, all of Philip, a daughter, Lynn Seifert and her husband, Mark of Rapid City, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one brother, Robert Long

and his wife, Elda of Kadoka, and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Floyd, Doris was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers LeRoy, Orville “Tim”, and Alvin Long.

A memorial is established.

Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com