August 26, 1936 – Saturday, August 24, 2013
St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo
Monday, August 26, 2013
Richard E. “Rich” Mills, age 76, of Buffalo passed away on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on August 26th, 1936 in St. Cloud the son of Gordon “Scoop” & Ethel (Bentfield) Mills.
Rich and his brothers Ronnie and Greg developed Traffic Marking in the 1950’s.
Rich graduated from Buffalo High School in 1954. He was a member of Buffalo’s undefeated and unscored upon football team. Rich later attended Gustavus Adolphus College.
Rich was friendly with a love of people. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and lawn bowling. Through the years, Rich was also an avid softball pitcher.
He and his wife Darleen traveled to New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and Iceland and they wintered in Arizona.
Rich was a life long member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo.
Survived by his wife: Darleen; daughter: Terry (John) Martin; sons: Robert, Tom (Kari) and Michael; daughters: Dena (Ed) Hotchkiss and Cara Liebman; thirteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brothers: Ronnie Mills & companion Sue and Greg (Bonnie) Mills; a sister: Mary Lee (Ken) Reddie; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, infant twin brothers and by a grandson: Justin Mills.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Rich Mills will be held on Tuesday, August 27th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. Father David Hennen will be the Celebrant.
Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetery.
A visitation will be held on Monday, August 26th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Further visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 27th one hour prior to Mass.
Casket Bearers will be Scott Mills, Bret Mills, Joe Geyen, Tony Mills, Ryan Mills and Seth Hotchkiss.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com