Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline, where a prayer service will be read at the conclusion. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation, or alternatively, blood donations to blood banks are also very much appreciated by the family.
Jean was born in 1926, in Davenport, the daughter of Ben and Ann Kroos Stoltenberg. While in college studying art at the University of Iowa, Jean met Robert Miletich at Joe's Place in Iowa City. On Jan. 30, 1951, Jean and Bob were married in Chicago. She had worked as a design professional for a luxury catalog in Chicago after university. Later in life, as an empty-nester, Jean worked as a floral designer and as an assistant teacher. Jean's many pursuits and involvements included countless school committees, functions and projects for her children; the American Legion; the Illini Hospital Auxiliary; and the Rock Island Women's Club. Jean and Bob made sure that their six children received college educations. They enjoyed 52 years of marriage before Bob passed in 2003.
Mildred/Jean/Millie Miletich took the time she had in this world, embraced it, and made the world a better place. She brought her strength, discipline, good humor and great style to every task she was given. She enjoyed and brought enjoyment to those around her for her no nonsense look on life.
Survivors include her dear sister, Claire McKinzie, East Moline; her children and their spouses, Cheryl (Rick) Ramirez, Moline, Dr. Robert (Bonnie) Miletich, Amhurst, N.Y., Amy (Joseph Kovarik) Miletich, Englewood, Colo., Katherine (Dan Fernandez) Miletich, Chicago, James (Sian) Miletich, Denver, Colo., and Tina (Shibu Nair) Miletich, New York, N.Y; and her grandchildren, Ericka, Marc, Mike, John, Katie, Carter, Jack, Rhiannon, Monty, Samantha and Jacqueline.
Jean's family would like to thank her friends and supporters for their many well wishes and prayers during her long struggle and give special heartfelt blessings to Jean's sister, our dear Aunt Claire, and our cherished cousin, Jean, whose love and devotion supported our mom every day these many past months.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.
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