Richard “Rich” Millage, age 77

Richard “Rich” Millage

Richard “Rich” Millage, age 77, Philip, S.D., died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at his home east of Philip.
Richard Millage, better known as Rich, was born July 25, 1940, in Philip to Earl and Grace (McDonnall) Millage. He grew up on the Millage Farm southeast of Philip. Rich graduated from the Philip High School in 1958.
As a young man, he worked for Dale's Trucking and Feed Service.
Richard was united in marriage to Janice L. Currier, Dec. 31, 1964, in Kadoka. After their wedding, they moved to Burbank, Wash. While in Burbank, he worked as a truck driver hauling feed to a feedlot. Later, he worked for Burlington Northern transporting piggyback trailers and rail cars. In 1971, they adopted their daughter, Kimberly, who grew up in Washington, and graduated from high school and college there.
Richard then worked as a truck driver for Crown Zellerbach Paper Company, traveling to four northwest states for five years. He then worked for Roundup Grocery Company and traveled to three states. Later, he worked for Silver Eagle Transport Company traveling in the Tri-Cities area of Washington.
His last employment was with JJ Williams Transport, hauling anything they needed. Rich retired in December 1996 and moved back to the Millage home place east of Philip with his wife, Janice.
Rich was a member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion Post #173 of Philip.
Survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Grace Miller and her husband, David, Forest Grove, Ore.; two grandchildren, Hannah Elaine Miller and Samantha Grace Miller; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Rich was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; his parents; and one brother, James Millage.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the American Legion Hall in Philip.
Interment with military honors was held at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

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