James E Millstead

May 25, 1926May 15, 2018
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James E. Millstead, 91, of Lincoln, passed away May 15, 2018. He was born May 25, 1926 to Jim and Belva (Francis) Millstead.

Jim grew up in Lincoln. In 1944 he headed to Europe with the Army to fight in WWII, decorated for the Battle of the Bulge he returned in 1946, to marry the love of his life Rosemarie Brown. Jim worked for Western Paper Company after the war, then joined Schwarz Paper Company where he worked until his retirement. Jim was very devoted to his faith in God, and a member of the Methodist Community all his life. Jim, loved playing Golf, hunting pheasants, and was a part of many bowling leagues over the years. Mostly he loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Jim will be remembered by, his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dennis Zimmerman, Overland Park, KS and son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kristal Millstead, Lincoln NE; granddaughter and spouse, Stacy and Jim Redus, Olathe, KS, grandson and spouse, Ryan and Jacque Zimmerman, Lenexa, KS and granddaughter, Tara K Millstead, Lincoln NE; five great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his spouse, Rosemarie Millstead. Memorials to The Monarch, 4201 S. 78th, Lincoln, NE.

Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:00am Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street Lincoln, NE. A private family interment was held.


  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, May 30, 2018

James E Millstead

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Wendell Johnson

May 27, 2018

I remember Jim as a teenager who lived across the street from our family at 32nd and C street. The most common picture I have is seeing him take out the garbage every evening after supper. He was always a very friendly young man and was very fond of his sister, Adora Dianne (?) They moved away and I didn't see him for many years until one Christmas when we were both working as temporary clerks at the post office. I walked in the first night and Jim saw me and recognized me right away. I'll always remember Jim and what a friendly and pleasant man he was.

Chris Norman

May 18, 2018

My grandfather, Ed Norman, was a long-time friend and co-worker of Jim. He spoke very fondly of their times together at Western Paper, Schwarz and playing on the same bowling teams. I know they had a lot in common, the most significant being their military service during WWII. Though I never met Jim, reading his obituary sparked many fond memories of my grandfather who passed away almost 3 years ago. I have no doubt Jim was a great man. My thoughts are with your family as you celebrate the wonderful life of your father, grandfather and great-grandfather. It is always difficult to say goodbye but his legacy will live forever.

The Norman Family

Carol Miller

May 17, 2018

I spent many hours after school with Linda and her family. I loved going to her house as it was so warm, cozy and beautiful. Her mother Rose, saw to that. It was great going into the living room and seeing little brother Jimmie watching TV and have him fill me in on all the parts I missed. This was a wonderful part of my growing up in the 60s. I loved them all and will always love them. Carol