Philip Milliren

October 19, 1938April 3, 2019

Philip King Milliren, 80, recently passed away April 3, 2019, in Harrison's Crossing. Cremation was selected with a celebration of life to come.

He was born October 19, 1938, in Chicago, and was raised in Elmhurst, Ill. Phil was the second child of Russell and Zelah Milliren. He served two years in the U.S. Army and was a paratrooper.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda, of 50 years; and sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Ron Roberts of Metamora, Ill.; nephew, Paul and wife Tammy Petri, and great-nieces Mallory and Cedar; and Dan and wife Martha Petri, and great-niece and nephew Emma and Sam; also Kathleen (Donald, who is deceased) West, sister-in-law; and nieces, Katherine (Steve) Quinn, Jennifer (Bernard) Ray and Kimberly (Todd) Bergfeld; And five great-nieces and three great-nephews.

Phil worked for Public Service of Indiana, which eventually became Duke Energy. He was an electrical engineer working with industrial companies. He earned his engineering degree from Chicago Technical College and a business degree from Indiana University.

He was an Eagle Scout and belonged to the Order of the Arrow and those principles learned guided him throughout his life. His interests included bird watching while participating with the Wabash Valley Audubon Society. He was a member of the EE Society. A lifelong pursuit included promoting the use of the natural native environment. In practice he preserved and established native prairie and woodland plants, shrubs and trees on his property. The arts were an important part of his life. He recognized the importance of creativity and valued its influence.

Memorial donations in Phil's name may be made to the Sheldon Swope Art Museum; the Quabache Land Conservancy (P.O. Box 10993, Terre Haute 47801); Hospice of the Wabash Valley; Wabash Valley Audubon Society (P.O. Box 2338, Terre Haute 47802); or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were under the direction of Roselawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park.

A celebration of life at the Milliren home will be held at a later date.

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Philip Milliren

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Jim & Tootsie McCaleb

April 18, 2019


We would just like to send our prayers and thoughts of hope and love during this time of grief and remembrance. Not sure if we'll make it to the memorial service, but know that we'll be there in spirit and send a donation in his memory. Hope to talk to you soon.

Lots of love,

Jim and Tootsie McCaleb

Pam McLin

April 17, 2019

Brenda, You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss.

Lucinda Berry

April 16, 2019

Phil was such a genuinely nice person. Our condolences.
Lucinda Berry/Jeffrey Marks

Margaret Bruning

April 14, 2019

I was so sorry, Brenda, to see in this morning's paper that your husband has passed away. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.