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Jarvis Millikin - June 02, 2013

Jarvis Millikin, 94, longtime Brule, Neb., businessman, died June 2, 2013, at Indian Hills Healthcare Community. Jarvis was born Nov. 10, 1918, in Axtell, Neb., the son of Roy and Esther (Anderson) Millikin.

He attended elementary school in Middle Vale School south of Brule. After graduation from Brule High School, Jarvis was drafted into the Army in July 1942. After discharge in November 1945, Jarvis was employed at Morrow Auto Supply.

In 1970, he purchased Brule Wrecking from the Hinrichs family. Jarvis changed the name to B & J Auto Salvage, and his son Butch joined him in 1975. Jarvis remained part of the family business even after retirement.

On Nov. 28, 1942, Jarvis married Marie M. Jung and the couple resided in Brule.

Jarvis was a member of the VFW, Ogallala Elks, Brule Lions Club and the United Church of Christ, Congregational of Brule. His hobbies included bowling, playing cards and golfing.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Marie; and two brothers, Leroy and Norris “Bud.”

He is survived by his son, Don “Butch” Millikin and wife Nancy of Brule; sister, Willa Mae Harvey of Fort Collins; two granddaughters, Angie Goodgame and her son Matthew Goodgame, both of Downers Grove, Ill., and Michelle Millikin of Brule; and special friend, Sue Millikin of Scottsdale, Ariz.

The visitation was scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Draucker Funeral Home in Ogallala, Neb. The family was scheduled to greet friends from 4 to 5 p.m.

The funeral service was scheduled for Thursday, June 6 at 10 a.m. at the Brule United Church of Christ, Congregational, with Rev. Phil Ewert officiating. Interment was set to be at the Brule Cemetery .

Memorials have been established to the Brule Congregational Church and the Brule Fire Department. Online condolences may be sent at

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala was in charge of arrangements.