Steven N. Millikan, 69, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, with his family and friends by his side at Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis.
He was born May 18, 1947, in Hamilton County, to Donald and Evelyn (O’Neal) Millikan.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Pamela (Brooks) Millikan; his daughters, Leah Millikan and Andrea (Derek) Perry; two grandchildren, Oaklee and Cooper Perry; siblings, Jeffrey (Christi) Millikan, Kevin (Karen) Millikan and Donna Brantley; brother-in-law, Mark (Judy) Brooks; nieces and nephews; and special family friends, David and Jill Harding and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Steve graduated from Nineveh High School in 1965, and then earned a degree in accounting from Indiana University.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a Vietnam veteran, spending most of his years of service in Thailand, with a portion in Alaska, a place he particularly enjoyed and spoke of frequently over the years.
He worked as an accountant for Amos Hill Veneer in Edinburgh for many years before moving to Franklin Community Schools where he retired as business manager in 2009.
The highlight of his life was his family, especially his daughters and grandchildren, who knew they could depend on him for anything and inspire them to achieve their dreams.
He had a passion for woodworking, planting trees, collecting wood boxes, watching sports (specifically IU and Butler basketball), attending auctions, watching old Westerns, avidly reading books about history and the Old West, and visiting his daughter in the Pacific Northwest.
He enjoyed looking at old cars and discussing vintage models. He was a loyal friend who would help anyone with any project.
He thoroughly enjoyed attending his son-in-law’s high school basketball games, often giving suggestions following the game as one of his most valued armchair coaches.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home, 2898 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North), Franklin. A service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home. Military honors will be conducted following the service at the funeral home by the Franklin American Legion Post No. 205 and the U.S. Air Force.
In lieu of flowers, Steve would enjoy your planting a tree in his memory.
Online condolences may be received at flinnmaguire.net.