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Martin C. Milliren, 74

Martin C. Milliren, age 74 of Plum City, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family, Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

Martin was born on April 13, 1935, in Arkansaw. He was the son of Fred and Mary (Brenner) Milliren. Martin grew up in the Arkansaw area, attended and graduated from Arkansaw High School in 1953. After high school, Martin farmed for a short time in Arkansaw before moving to the farm in Plum City. Martin married Cecilia Wolf on April 23, 1956, in Eau Galle.  Martin farmed for over 40 years until he retired in 1999 and he and Cecilia then moved to the Village of Plum City.

Martin is survived by his wife of 53 years, Cecilia, his six children, James (Beth) of Spring Valley, Robert (Mary) of Durand, Kenneth (Leah) of Plum City, Sally Noel of Stillwater, MN, Susan Milliren of LaSalle, CO and Sandi Milliren of St. Paul, MN, seven grandchildren, Anthony (Amanda), Jordan (Carmen), Adam, Kristen, Hannah, Bradley (Danni) and Ashley, one sister, Mary Jane (Bob) Singerhouse of Menomonie, three brothers, Claire of Owen, Bernard (Darlene) of Arkansaw and Giles (Shirley) of Arkansaw, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Lucille Bechel and Marcella Glaus, and one brother, Roy.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plum City. Rev. Thomas Donaldson will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends were to call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Arrangements by the Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand.

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