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MSG (Ret) Milton E. McCabe

MSG (Ret) Milton E. McCabe MSG (Ret) Milton Edward McCabe, age 81, of Manhattan, Kansas, died Wednesday morning, January 17, 2018, at his residence near Keats, Kansas.

He was born on July 28, 1936, in Pinckneyville, Illinois the son of Loren and Helen (Schwartzkopf) McCabe. Milton was raised in Pinckneyville where he attended local schools, graduating from Pinckneyville High School.

Following his high school graduation he joined the U.S. Army where he served with the Military Police. During his 30 year military career he was stationed at numerous locations across the United States and overseas, including three tours of duty at Fort Riley, Kansas. In 1982 they returned to Fort Riley and to the Manhattan area where he retired in 1985 at the rank of Master Sergeant. Following his military retirement he worked at Ft. Riley for the Federal Civil Service as an OSHA Safety Officer and Quality Control Inspector for the EC Services Company.

Outside of his career he enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren who he always wanted to make sure were safe and sound.

On October 6, 1965, in Pirmasens, Germany he was united in marriage to Edeltraud Augsburger. She survives of the home. Also surviving are his children: Anette McClellan, Bolivar, MO; April Cleer, Havana, IL; Michael Thieme (Ulli), Schifferstadt, Germany; Friederike Vay (Knut), Frankenthal, Germany and Scarlett Donnert (David) of Manhattan, KS. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and his half siblings: Robert Filipsic, Emery, Utah; Rose Batchelor, Reelsville, IN; and Ann Smith of Terre Haute, IN.

He was preceded in death by one daughter: Gabriele Williams, one son: Milton McCabe, Jr., a grandchild in infancy, and by his half siblings: John Filipsic, Mike Filipsic, Charles McCabe, LaNina Reis, Carolyn McCabe, Marlyn McCabe and Barbara McCabe.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Gasser officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.

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A memorial has been established for Atlantic Missions which will be used to support the Bible College in Ghana. Checks should be made out to Atlantic Missions and may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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