Danford Dayle Milligan Wednesday, July 7, 1920 - Monday, March 13, 2017

ZANESVILLE Danford Dayle Milligan, 96, of Zanesville, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017. He was born July 7, 1920 in McLuney to the late John C. and Stella Young Milligan. Dan was a Navigator on a B-17 in the 8th Air Force and served in the European Theater of Operations. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserves. Following his military career he was a long time well known area businessman as accountant and partner at Milligan, Waltman & Hill. Dan was a member of the Lafayette Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge, Zanesville Country Club, a life member of the VFW and was an avid bowler in the Thursday night church league. He is survived by a son Ralph E. (Diane) Milligan; a daughter Betsy A. (Jerry) Combs; and two grandchildren: Daniel & Jonathan Milligan. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife June Wassinger Milligan; six brothers: Robert Milligan, Leo Milligan, Owen Milligan, Cyril Milligan, Emil Milligan and Eldon Milligan; two sisters: Lillian Perry and Ann Ernestine Sheppard. Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM Thursday, March 16, 2017 at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME, 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD, ZANESVILLE. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 17, 2017 in the Snouffer Chapel with Rev. Justin Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Zanesville Memorial Park with full military honors by VFW Post 1058 and American Legion Post 29. To send a note of condolence to the family go to www.snoufferfuneralhome.com, find us on Facebook or call our caring staff at 740-450-8000.

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Ralph and Betsy,thinking about both of you today, and of course your dad. I have such fond memories of visiting your home when we were growing up,and I am so grateful that your dad stayed so close to mine during their later years;they were a blessing to him! God Bless you both! We will see them all again one day.

Dear Family,

It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to all of you.  This is the last member of a great family generation that has past on to a much greater place.  I have fond memories of Uncle Dale setting on our back patio talking to my Father, Robert "Doc", discussing golf or whatever they felt like.  I used to thoroughly enjoy hearing them joke around about the different troubles that they would get into when they were young.  These 2 men shared many things that we can not fully understand or fully appriciate.  One day they were having a discussion and when I walked up they abruptly stopped talking.  Later in the day I ask my Father what they were talking about and stopped.  He simply stated "The War".  I made the comment that they did not have to stop talking about it because I walked up and he stated that yes they did.  When asked why, he told me that nobody could understand the discussion unless they were there and had seen this in person.  My Father, to the best of my knowledge, did not have this type discussion with any of the other brothers which told me that there relationship went much deeper than one might have known, emotional healing from what they had been through. They were brothers to the end and they are now once again greeting and laughing with each other with the rest of their family, watching over us all and wanting only the best for us.  I appologize for not being able to travel to the service but finding out about this so late, it is not possible for me to be there.  Please know that we are with you during this time and will always have a warm spot in our hearts for Uncle Dale.

Bruce Milligan

Ralph and family: Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Dan and Pat (Newman) Kincheloe

I am sorry for your loss.

Kevin and I are with you in our prayers, Ralph and Betsy and families...Uncle Dayle was so very dear to me, and our last link with Daddy...he was so very tender and kind to me the night of Daddy's funeral, despite his own pain, and I will always remember that love he gave so unstintingly to me and my sisters...may you hold on to the precious memories you have of him and know that you WILL see him again, one day...