November 16, 2022
Elmer John Milcic, Jr., 89, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, Ill. Elmer was born on Oct. 19, 1933, to Elmer Sr. and Mary (Yurkovich) Milcic. He married Jacquelyn Gill on Nov. 29, 1958, at the Ascension Catholic Church in Mt. Olive. Father Sanders officiated.
He attended school in Mt. Olive. Elmer served in the United States Army. He was a self-employed plumber in Mt. Olive for many years. He was also a member of Ascension Catholic Church, now St. John Paul II.
Elmer is survived by his wife, Jacquelyn; a son, John (Amy) Milcic of Staunton; a daughter, Janet Frei of Kennesaw, Ga.; four grandchildren, Nicole (Martin) Christensen, Rebecca Johnson, Adam Sobczak, Rose Milcic; and two great-grandchildren, Frankie Christensen and Ellie Willison. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Mary Milcic; a brother, Eugene Milcic; and three sisters, Violet Byots, Betty Hickey and Marie Brooks.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 12, officiated by Father Thomas Hagstrom. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Mt. Olive.
Memorials are suggested to St. John Paul II Catholic Church or the Mt. Olive Fire Department. Condolences may be left online at beckerandson.com. Becker and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.