Joe Milenski Obituary

Description: Joe Milenski Obituary... Our Heartfelt Condolences To His Loved Ones...

Published: 11/27/2023
Byline: SECO News

Joe Milenski

April 30, 1937 - Nov 19, 2023



Joe Milenski of Edmond, Oklahoma entered into the presence of his Savior on November 19, 2023, at the age of 86 at OU medical center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born on April 30, 1937, to Frank and Eleanor Milenski. Joe graduated from Swink High School Class of 1955.

He then joined the United States Army where he served in Germany for 2 years. After serving in the Army Joe moved back to Rocky Ford, Colorado where he married Jane Sims and had 3 children. He farmed with his father for many years and after his father’s passing, he continued the legacy with his son Frank.

Joe married Bonnie Milenski on December 19, 1985. He and Bonnie lived in Rocky Ford, Colorado until Joe retired in 2001. They then moved to Guymon, Oklahoma where they attended the Methodist church and Joe was active in the Methodist men. While he retired from farming, when he moved to Oklahoma, he never could quite shake the itch. He was lucky enough to find friendship with Neil and Landon Hyer, who blessed him with the opportunity to farm for many more years. When he wasn’t farming, he would never pass up the offer to go to breakfast or have dinner nights with his friends, was always reading, and loved to spend time with his family and many grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Eleanor Milenski, his beloved son Frank Milenski, stepdaughter Pamela Herman, and grandson Wes Ramsey.

He is survived by his wife Bonnie Milenski of Edmond, Oklahoma, his brother Bill (Diane) Milenski, of Swink, Colorado, sisters Bridgett (Jim) Crisp of Forest Grove, OR, and Fran Burr of Denver, Colorado, two daughters Beth (Jim) Burns of Rye Colorado, Lisa Ramsey of Rocky Ford, Colorado, 3 Stepdaughters, Carrie Switzer of Springfield, Illinois, Lynnette (John) Jacobsen of Wichita, Kansas, Jennifer (Shawn) Blood of Edmond, Oklahoma. His legacy is being continued by his 15 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.

There wasn’t anyone who wasn’t welcome in Joe’s home. If you were hungry he always had the perfect sweet treat, if you needed something fixed he always had the right tool, and you could always count on him to tell you a good story…or 10. He loved to work hard, he loved to laugh and tease his family, he loved to help people, and he was lucky enough to do all those things until the very end. While he will be missed so dearly by so many, we will all be consoled by the thought that he lived his life to the fullest and will live on for eternity in Heaven.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Oklahoma Library for the blind. Over the last year, Joe was dealing with progressive vision loss, and the library for the bling greatly impacted him when he was no longer able to read.

OK Library for the Blind

300 NE 18th Street

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Celebration of Life April 6, 2024 at 11 am at the Gobin Building in Rocky Ford, Colorado.

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