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Donald J Mills

November 29, 1931 ~ April 10, 2020 (age 88)


Donald J. Mills was born Nov. 29, 1931 to Veronica E. (nee Ringer) and Byron H. Mills in Norwood, OH.  Don passed away at the age of 88 on April 10, 2020 at Mercy West Park where he had been in residence.  He was predeceased by his brother Byron A. Mills, sister-in-law, Gloria Mills, brother-in-law, Marc Kesterson, and nephew, Jerry Bollen.  He leaves behind his sister, Regina Kesterson, nephew, David (Gail) Kesterson, nieces, Sharon K. Bollen, Bonnie(Richard) Kesterson-Dietrich, Amy (Bob) Vaughan, and Andrea M.(Bill) Bunch as well as great-nieces Heather Bollen (Sam) Hitchman , Stephanie(David) Tomlinson, Eileen Bunch, and Julia Bunch and great-nephews Christopher Bollen and Kevin (Mindy) Kesterson and four great-great nieces.  Don attended Purcell High School and the University of Cincinnati where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.   He was a longtime parishioner at Holy Trinity Church in Norwood where a Memorial Mass will be held once gathering restrictions are lifted.   Visitation and burial will be private.  Naegele, Kleb, and Ihlendorf Funeral Home is serving the family.  Memorials are suggested to Purcell-Marian High School or Holy Trinity Parish, Norwood, OH.

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