Lifetime Plymouth resident, Clifford J. Milliser Sr., 74, of 323 S. Walnut St., died, following an illness, at 11:35 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2002, in the Walnut Creek Nursing Center, Plymouth. Born in Plymouth on December 31, 1928 , Clifford was the son of Earl and Bertha Sutherland Milliser. He attended Plymouth schools. For 23 years he was a welder with Edward’s Iron Company of South Bend and a truck driver for Precision Pallets of Walkerton. Clifford played the banjo and particularly enjoyed Bluegrass music. He also was adept in woodworking and enjoyed riding motorcycles. He is survived by Margie Milliser, and by five children: two daughters and three sons, all from Plymouth . The daughters are Betty J. and Bob Risner and Donna Cobb. His sons are: Clifford “Sonny” Milliser, Jr., Mark A. and Pam Milliser and Kevin J. and Kim Milliser. Ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive together with three brothers and four sisters. The brothers are: Dean and Imogene Milliser, Mishawaka ; Paul Milliser, Phil Sr., and Judy Milliser, all of Plymouth . The sisters are, from Plymouth, Paula Jean Stewart, Phyllis and Vernon Stiles and June Mechling. The fourth sister, Jane and her husband Larry Stiles, live in Tenn. Cliff was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Pam K. Milliser and two brothers, Don and Harold Milliser. Visitation with the family will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, 2002 , in the New Oakhill Cemetery Chapel, Plymouth . Funeral services will follow visitation at 2 p.m. in the Chapel with the Rev. Jim Pippenger officiating. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery. Preferred memorial gifts in Clifford’s memory may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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