Milos A. Mladan
September 16, 1937 – January 4, 2020
Milos Augusta Mladan Sr. “Sonny” passed away at the age of 82 on Saturday, January 4, 2020, in the loving arms of his bride of 59 years, 3 months and 12 days (he always knew down to the day). He was born on September 16, 1937 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Milos Mladan and Iva Roberts. Left to cherish his memory are, the love of his life, Carolyn Mladan; three sons: Milos A. Mladan Jr. (Tina)of Georgetown, Tx., Michael Anthony Mladan (Rhonda) of Tyler, Tx., & Danny Wayne Mladan of Shreveport, La.; two daughters: Lisa Mladan Calhoun of Shreveport, La., Carolyn “Renee” Vaughn(fiancé Mike Spence) of Shreveport; a son in law he loved as a son: Kenneth Calhoun; 13 grandchildren: Rebecca Mladan Fix (Andrew), Jaclyn Mladan Abbe (Drew), Amanda Druba, Toni Mladan, Justin, Brandon (Jamie), Steven and Aaron Calhoun, Francesca Bolivar, Meagan and Chelsie Mladan, Prestyn and Isabella Vaughn; 14 great grandchildren: Addison, Brynlee, Xander, & Charlotte Fix, Celeste, Dean, Savannah & Dixon Abbe, Boston, Harper and Gage Druba, Ainsley & Nora Calhoun, and one great grandchild making her debut in February 2020; a sister in law Judy Jones; two brothers in law: James and Donnie(Linda) Thompson; numerous nieces and nephews; His Union Pacific Railroad Buddies; His Saturday Morning McDonald’s Gang; three special friends Eric Hartman, Randy Dozier and Jim White; and three very special fur Babies: Reagan, Cody and Maddison. He is preceded in death by his father, Milos A. Mladan; mother, Iva Mae Roberts; stepfather, Voy D. Roberts; father and mother in law, Paul and Ellen Thompson; sisters, Cookie Montoya, Barbara Weast (Eddie), and Martha Mladan; one child he met when he got to heaven; and great grandson, Dane Abbe. Sonny’s Biggest Accomplishment in his life to him was being a Husband, Father of five, Grandfather of 13 and Great Grandfather of 15. In the world he proudly served our country in the United States Army from September 1960 to May 1963. Then he went to work at Southern Farmers Feed Meal in Little Rock Arkansas as Foreman which brought him to Shreveport, La. In 1969. In May of 1973 he began his love of trains when he became a Railroad man for Union Pacific Railroad. Dad and Eric Hartman started one day apart from each other which led to a 47-year friendship. Dad retired from the railroad in 2000 in his words “to spend the rest of his life with his bride”. In 1992 he was awarded the Conductor, Riser Safety Captain Award. He was a faithful employee. Our dad loved Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His prayer was not just for him but for everyone he met to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. He served God at Rose Park Baptist Church in Shreveport and upon retiring to Georgetown, Tx he became a member of Crestview Baptist Church. Dad loved doing everything in life along side our mom. He was a Faithful and loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother and Friend. Dad loved to read the paper every day. He said he always checked Ann Landers 1st to make sure he wasn’t crazy and the Obituary’s next to make sure he wasn’t dead. If not, it was going to be a good day. Dad loved Family Time, All Things Christmas, Word Searches, Reader’s Digest and saving pennies. He collected everything. His office looked like a knick knack bomb went off. Dad and mom had breakfast at McDonald's on Saturday’s with a special group of friends. Dad met Jim White on Fridays for hamburgers at The Andice General Store. Dad could hardly wait twice a year so he could invite others to the steak dinner at Crestview Baptist Mens Dinner. Dad believed in making sure everyone had a Thanksgiving Dinner for their table and a good winter coat to wear. Our dad had the gift of giving. It was his greatest joy to make someone smile. He truly believed it was better to give than receive. He believed in treating others as you want to be treated. A visitation for Sonny will be held Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Rd, Shreveport, Louisiana 71108. A Celebration of Life will occur Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Rose Park Baptist Church, 5560 Buncombe Rd, Shreveport, Louisiana 71129, with an interment to follow in Centuries Memorial Park. Officiating the services will be Grandsons, Brandon and Steven Calhoun and his former Pastor of 19 years, Dr. B.J. “Rocky” Maddox of Rose Park Baptist. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons: Brandon, Steven & Aaron Calhoun, Prestyn Vaughn and Drew Abbe; and Railroad Buddies: Randy Dozier, Eric Hartman, Carl Prothro, Curt Prothro and Clyde Rankin. Honorary pallbearers will be The Cooper Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers, please hug your dad today! If your dad has already left this earth, please make donations to the children’s department of your church in honor of a great man, Milos “Sonny” Mladan.
- Carolyn Mladan, Spouse
- Milos A. Mladan Jr. (Ton), Son
- Michael Anthony Mladan (Rhonda), Son
- Danny Wayne Mladan, Son
- Lisa Mladan Calhoun, Daughter
- Carolyn “Renee” Vaughn (fiancé Mike Spence), Daughter
- Kenneth Calhoun, a son in law he loved as a son
- Rebecca Mladan Fix (Andrew), Grandchild
- Jaclyn Mladan Abbe (Drew), Grandchild
- Amanda Druba, Grandchild
- Toni Mladan, Grandchild
- Justin Calhoun, Grandchild
- Brandon Calhoun (Jamie), Grandchild
- Steven Calhoun, Grandchild
- Aaron Calhoun, Grandchild
- Francesca Bolivar, Grandchild
- Meagan Mladan, Grandchild
- Chelsie Mladan, Grandchild
- Isabella Vaughn, Grandchild
- Prestyn Vaughn, Grandchild
- Charlotte Fix, Great Grandchild
- Addison Fix, Great Grandchild
- Brynlee Fix, Great Grandchild
- Xander Fix, Great Grandchild
- Dixon Abbe, Great Grandchild
- Savannah Abbe, Great Grandchild
- Dean Abbe, Great Grandchild
- Celeste Abbe, Great Grandchild
- Nora Calhoun, Great Grandchild
- Ainsley Calhoun, Great Grandchild
- Gage Druba, Great Grandchild
- Boston Druba, Great Grandchild
- Harper Druba, Great Grandchild
- Judy Jones, Sister-in-law
- James Thompson, Son-in-law
- Donnie Thompson (Linda), Son-in-law
- Milos A. Mladan, Father (deceased)
- Iva Mae Roberts, Mother (deceased)
- Voy D. Roberts, Step Father (deceased)
- Paul Thompson, Father-in-law (deceased)
- Ellen Thompson, Mother-in-law (deceased)
- Cookie Montoya, Sister (deceased)
- Barbara Weast (Eddie), Half Sister
- Martha Mladan, Sister (deceased)
- Dane Abbe, Great Grandson (deceased)
- Sonny is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. He is also proceeded in death by one child who he met when he got to heaven.
- Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
- Celebration of Life Friday, January 10, 2020
Milos A. Mladan
January 14, 2020
The Final Salute
“Brothers and Sisters-in-Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.
This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Milos Augustus (Sonny) Mladan, Sr. our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Sonny. To Sonny it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country while serving in the U.S. Army. Sonny, we commend you for your honorable military service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.
On behalf of the 781 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 177 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Sonny’s family and loved ones.
Sean Armstrong, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109
Ranny Griffin, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud
January 10, 2020
I thank god for this dear man that allowed me to become a part of his family .I admired him for the faith in our lord jesus christ and the amazing love he showed to his wonderful wife and their children .he always treated me with kindness and respect and I really appreciated that. At his visitation it was amazing all the people that came because he had touched their lives . He is with jesus and we will miss him here but one day we who know the lord will see him again!
Robert and Linda Huddleston
January 9, 2020
We have been friends with Michael for many years. He is a reflection of his father as a good friend, an honest and upstanding man of integrity. We are so sorry for your loss and continue to lift your family up in prayer.
January 9, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind. I personally didn’t know Sonny, but after reading this tribute I wish I had. Love to you all.
January 9, 2020
Robert & Julia Bowerman express our deepest condolences to the family. We grew up on the East side of Little Rock, Rock, Ar. I remember, lots of good times. Like another time, another place. Last time I seen Milos, a few years ago at my home in Little Rock, had a few of our friends over for a reunion. Great memories. God Bless your family.
January 8, 2020
Sonny and Carolyn were my next door neighbors, when we bought our first house in 1972. They immediately became our close friends and have been ever since, even though they moved to Georgetown around 2005. The last time I saw Sonny was at his grandson Brandon's wedding on September 23, 2011, which also happened to be Sonny and Carolyn's anniversary. The photo below was taken at that event; and it is of Sonny and Carolyn and all their children except for their youngest daughter Renee. I will miss Sonny's jokes and stories of when he worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. Of all the things I will remember the most is the love he had for God, his wife, his children, and his grandchildren and their families; and how he would do anything for them. I am sure he is rejoicing with our Lord in heaven and watching over his loved ones. Sonny lived his faith and was at peace knowing that those he loved had been saved. May all the wonderful memories of him and the love and support of your friends make the coming days more bearable.
January 7, 2020
My Daddy told me when he gets to heaven the first thing he is going to do, is kiss Jesus feet, and thank him for a great life he gave him here on earth. My daddy spent seven days here with me at Christmas, we stayed up the last night he was here just talking with one another about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I prayed with my Daddy, he told me that he prays for my son Prestyn and my daughter and me everyday, my daddy was concerned about my son Prestyn, it really made me feel great knowing he had been praying for him every night, after my daddy and me talked for a while he told me he was fixing to say his prayers and talk to God, after he got through praying, he got up and checked on my momma , and set up at the kitchen table for 3 hrs just reminesting about people in our family. I'm glad I got to spend time everyday praying with my momma and daddy before they would get in there car to leave there house, I always was praying for my daddy and mamma's health asking the good Lord to give them both strength and to heal both there bodies, now guess what the good Lord has healed my daddy's broken body with new life, he has been healed from all infirmities, thank you Jesus for loving my daddy so much that you chose him, now he can have everlasting life with you in eternity. I love you daddy with all my heart, thank you so much for making my Christmas 2019 the best ever, till I see you again love your daughter Carolyn Renee Mladan, and Granddaughter Isabella Britney Vaughn and grandson Prestyn Mladan Vaughn. You will be greatly missed and loved.