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Marilyn F. McMillan

Marilyn F. McMillan, 89, of Tuscola, IL formerly of East Peoria passed away at 10:19 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Tuscola Healthcare. 

She was born on March 24, 1932 in Jackson, MO to William and Lillie (Clippard) Haupt.  She married Jack McMillan on September 25, 1966 in East Peoria and he preceded her in death on June 24, 1986 in Peoria.    She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister Justine “Peggy” Sadler, and brother in law Joseph Sadler. 

Marilyn is survived by her son, Scott (Rachael) McMillan of Champaign, IL; daughter, Erin McMillan of Falls Church, VA; step son, Doug McMillan of Pueblo, CO; step daughter, Deborah McMillan Kleiss of Tuscola, IL; grandchildren, Ryan Kleiss of Tuscola, IL, Dylan Kleiss of Tuscola, IL, Piper McMillan of Pueblo, CO and  Jack, Kate and William McMillan of Champaign, IL ; and nephews, Steven Sadler of East Peoria, IL , Matthew  Sadler and Wyatt Sadler of Groveland, IL.  

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, completing word puzzles (crossword, jumbles, word search) and attending fish fries with family and close friends. She also loved cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. The rough draft of her novel remains unfinished.

She retired from Komatsu Dresser.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021 at Fondulac Cemetery in East Peoria. 

Remmert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude or TAPS.

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