A funeral service for Orman Edwin Millikin, 96, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Glendo High School Gymnasium in Glendo, Wyoming with Jim Wilson officiating and Tim Millikin as the eulogist.
Orman, a resident of Hartville, Wyoming, died Sunday, December 23, 2012 at the Platte County Memorial Nursing Home in Wheatland, Wyoming of natural causes, with his family at his side.
He was born September 22, 1916 in Manville, Wyoming the son of Charles Edward and Nina Mae (Gill) Millikin.
Orman was raised on the ranch at Glendo. He went to school in Midwest, Wyoming, where most of his education took place. He came back to the ranch in Glendo in 1934, and he worked for CF&I Steel Corporation from 1936 to 1943. He married Donna A. Martin on August 1, 1936 in Edgerton, Wyoming. They lived on the ranch east of Glendo until they retired and moved to Hartville in 1997. In 2009 he moved to the Country Club Living in Wheatland then to the Platte County Memorial Nursing Home. His hobbies were hunting with his dogs, boating, leather working making saddles and bridles, team roping, rebuilding old wagons, and participating in wagon trains. Orman always had a project, loved to sing, play the guitar and harmonica and was always busy with his hands.
He is survived by his children, Clarence (Darlene) Millikin of Fort Laramie, Wyoming, Nina (Bill) Walker of Hartville, Wyoming, and Ron “Butch” (Bonnie) Millikin of Glendo; thirteen grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles “Ed” and Nina; wife, Donna, on April 2,1998; brother, L.J. Millikin on June 29, 1987; and granddaughters, Wilma Suzette Millikin-Golden on September 12, 1976 and Gail Marie Millikin on July 1, 1982.
Serving as pallbearers will be Tim Millikin, Mark Walker, Kevin Walker, Jonathan Karnes, Clay Jackson, and Levi Millikin.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all that rode the trail with him and all of his many friends.
A memorial may be made to the Platte County Memorial Nursing Home, P.O. Box 1148, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201 or Services for Seniors Guernsey Center, P.O. Box 765, Guernsey, Wyoming 82214 and would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland.