Robert “Bob” Van Milligan passed peacefully in his sleep on December 4, 2020 and is now rejoicing in the presence of his Father in heaven. He was 88, born in Loysville, PA on November 12, 1932, the son of the late Van B. Milligan and Jean Ernest Milligan. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Phyllis Emlet Milligan and three daughters: Melanie Matthews (Mark) of West Chester, Melinda Williams (Ted) of New Bloomfield and Michele Eshenour (Jon) of Elliottsburg. Three of his eleven siblings are still alive: Edna Clark and Martha Loy at Chapel Pointe and Florence Emlet of Loysville. He adored his 7 grandchildren. One of his hats says, “If I knew how much fun grandkids would be, I’d have had them first!”. His 19 great grandchildren know him as Grandpappy and range from age 14 years to 5 months, with number 20 on the way! They live in the states of CO, MT, SC, TX, WY as well as PA.
Spending time with family, reading his Bible, farming, hunting, gardening, riding four-wheelers, carving wood signs, helping others, traveling, spotting deer, attending conferences, playing board games and cards with family, praying for his loved ones and the world are all activities he loved.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Bob’s name to Chapel Pointe at 770 S. Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 or online at https://www.chapelpointe.org/ways-to-contribute/givetoday OR Abundant Harvest Church at 510 New Bloomfield Road, P.O. Box 155, Duncannon, PA 17020 or online at https://www.aharvest.org/donate/
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 12th at Church of the Living Christ, 2401 Fort Robinson Road (Rte. 850), Loysville, PA. Visitation with Family and Friends opens at 9:00 a.m. and the service begins at 10:30 a.m. The size of the sanctuary allows for ample social distancing. The service will also be available as a livestream during or recording after at: http://www.youtube.com/c/ChurchoftheLivingChristLoysville
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