John W. “Duke” Mills Sr., 71, LaGrange, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his residence.
He was born March 19, 1941, in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to Harmon Harvey and Maude (Gabby) Mills.
Living all his life in LaGrange County, he retired as a fork truck driver from Lake Park Industries in Shipshewana. He was a member of the LaGrange Moose Lodge #1351 and LaGrange American Legion Post 215 Sons of the American Legion (SAL).
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sara Mills, Mongo; one stepson, Michael Boyd, Howe; one stepdaughter, Barbara Crews, Castleton, Ind.; two grandchildren, Derrick Mills and Heather Mills, both of Mongo; and one sister, Sharon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, John Mills Jr., one sister, and one brother.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Burial will be in Woodruff Cemetery, rural Wolcottville.
Memorials may be directed to Mooseheart Child City and School c/o Moose Charities, 155 S. International Dr., Mooseheart, IL 60539.
Online condolences may be sent at www.fruripmayfuneral home.com.
Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of arrangements.