The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 20, 2013

Gordon L. 'Gordie' Milroy

The Clinton Herald

---- — Gordon L. “Gordie” Milroy

Sept. 26, 1935 - Dec. 19, 2013

CLINTON — Gordon L. “Gordie” Milroy, age 78, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Mercy Living Center South. In following Gordon’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Pape Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a flag presentation following by the AMVETS.

Gordon was born in Iowa City on September 26, 1935, the son of Ted and Ruth (Wood) Milroy. He was raised in Cassville, Wisconsin. He served with the U. S. Navy on board the aircraft carrier’s U.S.S. Roosevelt and later the U.S. WASP during the Korean War. Gordon married Betty Fransen on July 2, 1960 in Dubuque. He worked as a pressman at International Paper for 35 years. Gordon enjoyed playing golf and working in the yard.

Gordon is survived by his wife Betty; four sons, Michael (Sue) Milroy of Camanche, Robert (Stacy) Milroy of Clinton, Douglas Milroy of Tulsa, OK, and Todd (Trish) Milroy of Clinton; five grandchildren, Rachel, Jason, Ryan, Nolan and Megan and his half -brother, Bill (Barb) Willis of Houlton, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald and Delbert. Online condolences may be left at

Death date: Dec. 19, 2013