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Jeffrey Ray Milligan

August 19, 1953 ~ September 14, 2021 (age 68)

Obituary

Jeffrey Ray Milligan, age 68, of Freeport died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Akron General Hospital, Akron, Ohio following an acute illness.

Jeff was born in Newport, Ohio, August 19, 1953, he was a son of the late Harry H. “Bud” Milligan and Lola M. Scott Milligan.

He was a 1972 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. Jeff worked at the Freeport Press in Freeport for a couple years after graduation, then worked over thirty years at Great Plains/Stone Container in New Philadelphia, then returned to the Freeport Press as a fork lift operator until he retired August 29, 2020.

He was a member of the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department for forty-nine years.

Surviving is his wife of forty-eight years, Debra Jeannette Bear Milligan. They were married July 7, 1973.

Also surviving are a son, Kevin (Melissa) Milligan of New Philadelphia; a daughter, Kyra Milligan of Freeport; two granddaughters: Olivia and Aliya; a grandog, Bella; a brother, Tom L. (Nancy) Milligan of Wooster; his mother-in-law, Ann Bear of Freeport, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Friday, September 17, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday, September 18, 2021 in the Freeport United Methodist Church where a funeral service will begin at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Jim McConnell officiating. Fireman Service and burial will follow in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport.

Memorial contributions can be made in Jeff’s memory to the Freeport Volunteer Fire Department, 119 Main Street, Freeport, OH 43973.

Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made on their website at www.kochfuneralhome.net

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Services

Viewing
Friday
September 17, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Koch Funeral Home
216 South High Street
Freeport, OH 43973

Viewing
Saturday
September 18, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Freeport United Methodist Church
S High Street
Freeport, Ohio 43973

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 18, 2021

12:00 PM
Freeport United Methodist Church
S High Street
Freeport, Ohio 43973

Firemen Service
Saturday
September 18, 2021

12:45 PM
Greenmont Union Cemetery
78098 Freeport-Tippecanoe Road
Freeport, Ohio 43973

Burial

Greenmont Union Cemetery
78098 Freeport-Tippecanoe Road
Freeport, Ohio 43973

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