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Harold Dean McMillan

Astoria – Harold Dean McMillan, 90, of Astoria, passed away at 5:25 AM on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his residence. He was born on August 21, 1928 in Canton to Chester F. and Edna (Ball) McMillan. He married Mary Louise Danner in 1965 and she preceded him in death in 1985.

Harold was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Linda Danner; one brother, Chester F. McMillan Jr.; one sister-in-law, Maxine McMillan; and four brothers in laws, George Anderson, Harold Summers, Cecil George, and Richard Henderson.

Surviving are three children, Harold “Skeeter” McMillan Jr, Barbara (the late Leon) Skien, and Tana (Joe) France; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Howard McMillan; and six sisters, Mildred Anderson, Francille (Jack) Boots, Betty Summers, Roxy George, Linda McMillan, and Susan Henderson.

Harold was a veteran for the Navy with 20 years of service. He was a member of the Astoria American Legion. Harold loved hunting, especially coon hunting, fishing, playing cards and spending time with his family and friends.

Graveside service with military honors will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Bethel Cemetery in Rural Canton, IL. Chaplain Katie Gallagher will officiate. Memorials can be made to the Beacon of Hope Hospice or Astoria American Legion. To make online condolences you may go to



  • John Callear

    Reply June 10, 2019 8:32 pm

    Carol and myself are heart broken over the news of this wonderful man passing. Harold you were such a joy to know and to serve you. You will be missed dearly.
    RIP wonderful friend
    John & Carol Callear

  • Marsha Thomas

    Reply June 10, 2019 11:03 pm

    Going to miss him coming in the Dairy Dipper, really kind man.

  • John Perry and Stephanie Rasar

    Reply June 11, 2019 1:48 am

    Our condolences to you and your families

  • Bill Weime

    Reply June 13, 2019 8:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of “Boats” passing. We where both retired from the military, he in the navy and me from the army and we always had great conversations at Klides in Astoria. He really loved his coon hounds! Bon Voyage my buddy!

  • Kelly Raudabaugh

    Reply June 17, 2019 9:44 am

    Going to miss him big time. I remember when i was a lil boy tagging along with him coon hunting all the time.. to stopping by visiting him later in years. Rest in peace my friend!!

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