John Aaron McMillan

October 4, 1991March 30, 2018

John Aaron McMillan, 26, died Friday, March 30, 2018, in Peoria. John was born October 4, 1991, in Santa Maria, California, to Mitch and Brenda McMillan. There he attended Ernest Righetti High School. Later he worked toward a degree at the University of Illinois, Springfield, and at the time, hosted a local morning show for NPR Illinois 91.9. He was employed in the OSF HealthCare IT department in Peoria. John loved the St. Louis Cardinals and the Blues, also music and the outdoors. He served as a counselor at Camp Kearney in Canton, Illinois. He became an avid fisherman and enjoyed working at the new Bass Pro Shops in East Peoria. John worshiped regularly at Living Waters Church in Peoria, where he participated in the young adult and men’s support group ministries. Survivors include his mother, Brenda McMillan of Rock Island; father, Mitch McMillan, and stepmother, Kay McMillan, of Nashville; brothers Wes (Andrea) McMillan, Seth McMillan and Luke McMillan, all of Rock Island; sister, Anna (JD) Doupe of Santa Maria, California; grandparents Larry and Vicki McMillan of Shell Beach, California, and Naomi Torrens of Moline; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Living Waters Church, 7229 N. Knoxville Ave. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Living Waters Church. You may view John’s obituary online at


  • Brenda McMillan, Mother
  • Mitch (Kay) McMillan, Father and Stepmother
  • Wes (Andrea) McMillan, Brother
  • Seth McMillan, Brother
  • Luke McMillan, Brother
  • Anna (JD) Doupe, Sister
  • Larry and Vicki McMillan, Grandparents
  • Naomi Torrens, Grandmother
  • John is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

  • Living Waters Church


  • Visitation Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 7, 2018

John Aaron McMillan

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Bert McNaught

April 27, 2018

So sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for you and your dear family.
Bert & Melissa

Bill & Beth Richards

April 8, 2018

Mitch, Larry and families we are so sorry to hear of your loss. God be with you all during these difficult times.

Ceitha Steele

April 5, 2018

Although I did not know John Aaron personally, I do work at UIS and wanted to offer my sincere condolences for your great loss. Viewing his profile, hobbies and interests it seems like he was a wonderful young man.