RICHARD E. MILLS, 59, of Fort Wayne, died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Hospice Home. Born February 3, 1946, in Columbia City, he worked in Soder Assembly with G.E. Co./B.A.E. Systems for 38 years, retiring in 2002. He was a member of Aboite Baptist Church, Brookwood and Fairview Golf Clubs, Eagles Lodges, in Fort Wayne and Columbia City, and American Legion Post #241.

Surviving are wife, Kay M. Mills; daughters, Angela (Jack) Janssens and Dr. Lisa (Jeff) Holtsclaw, both of Fort Wayne; sons, Shane (Shannon) Mills and Chad (Kellie) Mills, both of Columbia City; mother, Virginia Fay Mills Leesburg, Florida; sister, Patty (Larry) Jones of Columbia City; brother, Lloyd (Nora) Mills of Union Mills; 11 grandchildren; and five nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by son, Ronnie Mills, in 1967; father, John R. Mills, in 1996; and brother, Dale Mills, in 1967.

Funeral service is Saturday, April 16 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Brad McGuire officiating. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home or Cancer Services of Allen County.

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