Millard Schlimme

Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Millard Louis Schlimme, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

He was born Jan. 27, 1918, at Whitewater, son of Louis and Emma Grebe Schlimme. He and Fern Schweer were married June 20, 1942, in Jackson.

Schlimme started a trucking business when he was 17, operating it as Millard Schlimme Trucking until retiring in 1980. He also farmed. He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, American Legion, VFW and Disabled American Veterans.

He was a tank driver in the U.S. Army during World War II and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded a Purple Heart.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ronald Schlimme of Columbia, Mo., Larry Schlimme of Burfordville; a daughter, Judy Hubbard of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Lloyd Schlimme of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Eva Leazenby of Cape Girardeau; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and a grandson.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Randy Heckman officiating. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum, with military rites by American Legion Post 63.