John “Jack” Miltner, 86, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011 at Mill Pond Retirement Community in Ankeny, Iowa.
Memorial Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Memorial Services of Iowa, Ankeny. Burial followed at Ankeny Memorial Gardens, where full military honors were conducted by American Legion, Post 42. Visitation was Monday, Sept. 19, at Memorial Services of Iowa.
Jack was born June 15, 1925, in Iowa City to Francis and Margaret Miltner. He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II. Jack married Bernice Crofta on Jan. 31, 1948. They lived in Ankeny for more than 40 years before Bernice’s death on Jan. 31, 2008. He retired from Goodyear in 1983.
Jack is survived by his daughters, Nancy Monaghan of Bondurant, Iowa; Sara (Brian) Hoover of Ankeny, Iowa; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters Geraldine (Jack) Lynch of Iowa City and Dolores (Rusty) Krall of Estes Park, Colo.; sister-in-law Virginia Miltner, of Solon, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife Bernice; parents; brother Max Miltner; and son-in-law Tom Monaghan.
Memorial contributions will be given to aid in the training of dogs for veterans care.