Milcoff, 76 of Porter, Indiana, passed away peacefully on December 24, 2019
after enjoying abundant visits by family and friends.
He was born on
February 5, 1943, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Christo and Elizabeth (Gulyash)
Milcoff who preceded him in death. He was the 11th of 14 children and was
preceded in death by siblings, George, Julie, John, Mary, Leo, Betty and
Vic is survived by
his loving wife of 25 years, Debra (Debbie) Milcoff; children, Rhonda
(David) Williams of Chesterton, IN, Lynette (David) Ryan of Peachtree City,
GA, Michael (Barb) Milcoff of Noblesville, IN; grandchildren, Suzanne,
Jennifer, Katelynn, Elizabeth, Jackson and Michael; siblings, Richard (Mary)
Milcoff, Gloria (Ronald) Young, Chuck (Shirley) Milcoff, Roger Milcoff,
Ruthie (Gene) Skwiat and Ronald Milcoff; and many nieces and nephews.
Vic attended New
Carlisle High School. He served in the Army and was stationed in Germany.
Vic retired from Bethlehem Steel with 30 years of service and owned and
operated Budís Bar in South Bend. Vic was a longtime member of the VFW and
Westchester Menís Horseshoe League. Vic was active, on the go, and lived
life to the fullest. As a youngster, he played baseball with The Animals,
was a Drag Racer and Demolition Derby Driver. He looked forward to family
vacations, hunting trips to Pennsylvania with friends, watching a race,
cheering on his favorite sports teams, and breakfast with his Bethlehem
Steel Retiree friends. He enjoyed visiting with his friends at Aaronís.
Whether singing, playing guitar, dancing, or buying the next round, he knew
how to have fun. He enjoyed helping someone who needed a hand. Whether you
wanted to build an igloo or ice-skating rink, needed a ride, or a car
repair, learn how to tie your shoe, drive, parallel park or skitch. He was
the man for the job and he gave it his all.
Elizabeth, instilled the importance of maintaining a close knit family that
was always there for one another. There were countless gatherings of this
enormous family including spouses and children, often in noisy cramped
quarters, filled with love, laughter and support. Vic enjoyed hosting events
for family and friends and cherished these relationships, especially with
his wife, Debbie and their dog, Libby. Vicís grandchildren said Grandpa
could fix anything with Band-Aids, Chapstick, Butter Rum Lifesavers, a
ďhankyĒ and a Craftsman screwdriver. They fondly recall Grandpa Vic taking
them to Six Flags and riding roller coasters the entire day. He played a
mean game of badminton, gave a thrill ride on the parkís tire swing, rode
bikes with them and took the grandkids fishing where GRANDPA would bait the
He touched the
lives of many and will be deeply missed by those who knew him.
A celebration of
life will be announced at a future date. Arrangements were handled by
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.
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