Thomas K. Mills, 75, of Douglas, Wyoming and formally of Wilmington, Illinois, died at University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from complications due to cancer.
Mr. Mills was born July 30, 1937 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Joliet, Illinois to Thomas and Helen (Kane) Mills. He attended Saint Rose Catholic School and graduated from Wilmington High School Class of 1956.
Tom was raised in Wilmington and worked for Caterpillar Tractor for 30 years until retiring in 1985.
He will be especially remembered for his love of hunting and fishing with several of his close buddies.
Survivors include his four children – Thomas Mills and Rick Mills, both of Douglas, Wyoming, Cindi (Bill Bailey) Mills of Wilmington, Illinois and Jeff (Lyndsay) Mills of Morris, Illinois. Fifteen grandchildren – Nikki Mills of Douglas, Wyoming, Becky Mills of Casper, Wyoming and Tommy (June) Mills of Douglas, Wyoming; Blake Mills and Cody Mills both of Douglas, Wyoming; Jenny Mills of Wilmington, Illinois, Josh Bailey and Jeremy Bailey both of Wilmington, Illinois; Andrew and Nick Glastetter, Logan, Jayda, Ava and Abigail Mills all of Morris, Illinois; 2 Great Grandchildren – Jaylee Mills of Wilmington, Illinois and Lilly Bailey of Wilmington, Illinois. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry (Kari) Mills of Gilbert, Arizona, his nieces, Julie Mills of Tucson, Arizona and Kelly (Mills) Cracraft of Tempe, Arizona and his nephew, Theodore (Tina) Mills of Wilmington, Illinois and his former wife, Bonnie (Cooling) Mills of Wilmington, Illinois
He is preceded in death by both of his parents and one brother, Michael Mills.
Cremation rites have been accorded
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com