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Gilbert Ray "Butch" Milota
March 16, 1943–January 3, 2015
Gilbert R. "Butch" Milota, 71, of Maquoketa, died on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of Gilbert's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be in Monmouth, Iowa Cemetery.
Gilbert Ray Milota was born on March 16, 1943, in Anamosa, Iowa, to Gilbert and Dorothy (Blythe) Milota. He grew up in Wyoming and Oxford Junction and graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1961. He married Agnes Mate Rickels on December 30, 1961, in Monmouth, Iowa.
"Butch" was a lineman working for International Harvester for many years. He then worked for Goetz Implement for a short time, and lastly retired from Red Jacket/Marley Pump after several years.
"Butch" enjoyed fishing in Minnesota with friends, fixing old cars, playing cards, spending time with his grandkids, reading western novels by Louis L'Amour, and watching old western shows and "Storage Wars" on television.
Those left to honor Gilbert's memory include his wife, Agnes Milota of Maquoketa; daughters Jodi (Dean Nowachek) Short of Monmouth, and Lori (Paul) Foster of Marion, Iowa; three grandchildren Amanda (Phil Schinstock) Short, Becky (Matt) Koch, and Allison Foster; a brother Ronald (Kathy) Milota of Marion; and a sister Patricia (Al) Heinrich of Savanna, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Randy Ray Milota, and a grandson Tyler James Foster on November 3, 2014

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Maquoketa Sentinel-Press, Maquoketa, Iowa, 7 January 2015

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