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ROCK FALLS - James E. Mills, Jr, 73 of Rock Falls died Tuesday February 28, 2012 at his home.

He was born on August 18, 1938 in Akron, OH the son of James Edward and Alice Agnes (Fiala) Mills Sr. He served in the US Air Force from 1956 - 1960. He married Lois Eileen Mills on May 4, 1963 in Sterling. He was employed as a loan officer in collections at the former Central National Bank. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls; a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. His hobbies included fishing, wood working (refinishing furniture) watching sports and yardwork.

Surviving his wife, Lois Eileen Mills of Rock Falls; one daughter Michele M. (Michael) Weber of Arlington Heights, IL; four sons, Michael Mills of Dixon, IL, James (Jodie) Mills of Centennial, CO, Steven (Trisha) Elburn, IL and Timothy Mills of Dixon, IL; one sister Marialyce Draves of Montgomery, IL; one brother Richard Mills of Seattle, WA; ten grandchildren: Mike, Megan, Caitrin, Andrew, Betsy, Natalie, Ben, Allison, Emily and Charlie.

He was preceded in death by his father James Mills Sr; his mother Alice Treve; his sister Phyllis (Mills) Ward; his brother Kenneth Mills.

Visitation will be Friday from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls with the Christian Wake service at 4:45 PM followed by the Rosary at 5PM.
Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Saturday at 11 AM in St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls with Monsignor Thomas Dzielak, Celebrant officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery.