Terry Lee Milburn Sr.

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September 10, 1937 - July 29, 2020
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Alton, IL

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Terry Lee Milburn Sr. of Alton, IL, passed away at the age of 82 on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Hazel Marie Milburn; and his parents, Charles C. and Dorothy Milburn.

Terry is survived by his children, Terry L. (Jill) Milburn Jr., Dirk Milburn, Diana (Jon) Kettelkamp, and Dawn (Jennie Simms) Milburn; his grandchildren, Robert (Vanessa) Drummond, Tracy (Steve Tabor) Milburn, Alison Milburn, and Ryan Cozbey; his great-grandchildren, Marshall Drummond, Hazel Drummond, Easton Tabor, and Jackson Tabor; his brother, Robert E. (the late Judith) Milburn; his cousin, Richard Kretzler; and his brother-in-law, Jimmie (Sondra) Henderson.

Terry’s Christian faith was very important to him and he drew strength and peace from his connection to his Lord Jesus Christ. He was a passionate fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed the time he spent outdoors fishing or hunting. To pass the time, Terry liked to take on a woodworking project or sit down and watch a good movie. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial contributions in Terry’s name may be made to the Missouri Conservation Department.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Baue Funeral Homes does require all family members and guests to wear a mask while visiting our facilities. Social distancing is required, and guests should stay at least 6 feet apart. Thank you for your understanding.

The Family would like to invite you to watch the funeral service online August 7th, 2020 at 11:00 am by clicking here.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Peggy Rinehart July 31, 2020 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Diana, Love and comfort to you and your entire family at this most difficult time. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Diana July 31, 2020 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, for your love, prayers, & life-long friendship! 💞

    • Dawn Milburn July 31, 2020 at 4:59 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Peggy.

  2. Jo Heigele July 31, 2020 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    candle 4Sending hugs and prayers to his family and friends

    • Diana Kettelkamp August 1, 2020 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much!
      The gracious love and support we are blessed with means a great deal to all of us.
      We will cherish it for a lifetime.

    • Dawn Milburn August 1, 2020 at 4:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Jo. Hope you are doing well.

  3. jamie milburn August 1, 2020 at 8:55 am - Reply

    candle 7Praying for your family. We love you!!!

    • Diana Kettelkamp August 1, 2020 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you!
      Your prayers and love are truly appreciated,
      Dad was a huge blessing to his family, both immediate and extended. His smiling presence will always be with us.

    • Dawn Milburn August 1, 2020 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Jamie. Love to you and your family also.

  4. Kristle August 1, 2020 at 10:38 am - Reply

    candle 2Sending my condolences to the Milburn family. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the comfort of God help you during this time of need.

    • Dawn Milburn August 1, 2020 at 4:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kristle. You’re a sweetheart, thanks so much for your friendship. Love you!

  5. Diana Kettelkamp August 1, 2020 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Thank you!
    Your prayers and love are truly appreciated,
    Dad was a huge blessing to his family, both immediate and extended. His smiling presence will always be with us.

  6. Diana Kettelkamp August 1, 2020 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    We are comforted through your love and prayers! You have richly blessed us.

  7. Tiffany Felkner August 1, 2020 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    I am sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I did not get a chance to meet your Dad, but I know that Gary enjoyed fishing with him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let Gary or me know if you need anything.

    • Dawn Milburn August 1, 2020 at 4:45 pm - Reply

      Oh Tiffany. How sweet of you to leave a message. Thank you.

  8. Kelli Carter August 1, 2020 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Sending hugs and prayers to my sweet cousins for the loss of your father. He was such a good man. He will me missed. Love you guys.
    Love Kelli Carter

    • Dawn Milburn August 1, 2020 at 4:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks Kelli! Love you all. Enjoy your upcomimg family time together!!

      • Diana Kettelkamp August 2, 2020 at 10:34 am - Reply

        Thank you, Kelli!
        Your love and prayers are so important to us, and are a great blessing.
        Dad sure enjoyed the times he spent with you, your Mom, and extended family.
        Much love to all.

  9. Curt Schnorf August 1, 2020 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Our prayers go out to all the family. Terry Jr. has been like a brother to me for 30+ yrs. Always enjoyed my time with Terry Sr. Whether it was hunting rabbits, hunting deer, or shooting trap with me on my farm. And yes, I even enjoyed it when he beat me at shooting pool (How did he make that bank shot anyway ???)

    Years ago we had an awful ice storm that took our power out for a week. Terry Sr, was happy to drive out (45mins) to our farm and wire up his generator so we had power. (Keeping that side of beef cold in the freezer, and my family warm in the house) a true, true friend, always thinking of others.

    My friend will be missed, but I knew he was a Christian and we will see him again in Heaven.

    • Dawn Milburn August 1, 2020 at 4:48 pm - Reply

      Curt, you are so right, he was always willing to lend a hand in someone’s time of need. Terry Jr is blessed to have a brother and dear friend like you in his life. Thank you for sharing your memories with us. Love to all your family, Dawn

    • Terry Milburn Jr. August 2, 2020 at 9:32 am - Reply

      Thank you Curt for sharing these memories of Dad. Just like you, he was always ready to lend a hand when needed most. Love you guys!

  10. Alice Politte August 1, 2020 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    My sincerest, heartfelt condolences to the family. Uncle Terry was a wonderful person; kind and helpful. I seem to remember he always had a smile on his face when I saw him. He always made me feel comfortable around him. I will truly miss him. My thoughts and prayers for your family at this very difficult time.

    • Dawn Milburn August 2, 2020 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Alice. Yes he had a memorable smile and a twinkle in his eye. Love to you and your family.

  11. Diana Kettelkamp August 2, 2020 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Curt,
    Thank you for your perfectly wonderful words! You are exactly right. Your words echo the words I told his (& Dawn’s) Ministers.
    I am so thankful for the brotherly friendship you, and your beautiful family, have shared with Terry – and our entire family. Dad, and Mom, had great love for all of you.

  12. Diana Kettelkamp August 2, 2020 at 10:51 am - Reply

    Alice,
    Thank you very much for your special words and prayers.
    Dad was so welcoming and comfortable to be with.
    Yes, he always had such a sweet smile. He was smiling on his last day!
    We will all miss him dearly. Love and comfort to you, and family.

  13. Diana Kettelkamp August 5, 2020 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    Tiffany & Gary,
    Aww! Love for, and Fishing with, our Dad!
    This means more than any words can possibly articulate.
    Thank you, and bless you! ❤

  14. Carol Meade August 7, 2020 at 10:14 am - Reply

    candle 1Terry you were a rock and a light in so many lives. You will be forever in our hearts. Love from all of us. Carol and family

    • Dawn Milburn August 7, 2020 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you Aunt Carol. We love you.

    • Diana Kettelkamp August 7, 2020 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Aunt Carol, & family!
      Dad & Mom both thought you and Uncle Ron, & kids were pretty special.
      They truly appreciated the opportunities to strengthen family bonds, and sibling relationships! You meant so much to them.

  15. Kellie Bagby (Baell) August 7, 2020 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    candle 8The services were wonderful today thank you for sending me the link to be part of it. I have known Terry since I was about 15 maybe 45 years ago back when I dated Terry Junior I learn so much from that family Terry and Hazel both I enjoyed working with both Terry’s downstairs on the woodworking machines and helping them reload the shotgun shells I went fishing with them and hunting but did not like the hunting. Terry and Hazel we’re such a very happy couple I wanted to grow up to be just like hazel independent wonderful woman. Everyone I know will miss Terry but thank God he’s finally next to Hazel again. Love to all of you

    • Diana Kettelkamp August 7, 2020 at 7:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Kellie!
      Your words are lovely, and a testament to both Dad, & Mom! They were quite something, and as you remind us, a gift to all who knew them.
      Blessings & love to you and your family.

    • Dawn Milburn August 7, 2020 at 10:57 pm - Reply

      Kellie, thank you for the memories. You’ve always made sure they knew they were important to you! ❤

  16. Russell Simms August 7, 2020 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    candle 8Such a nice man the few times I had the honor of meeting him !

    • Dawn Milburn August 7, 2020 at 10:55 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much dear Bud, to take the time, to show us love. ❤

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