Milton "Milt" West, 72, Scottsbluff
Milton "Milt" West, age 72, of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Regional West Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. His funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 12, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff, with Rev. Dr. Charles H. Richardson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery with Military Graveside Rites by the Nebraska National Guard. Memorials in his name may be directed to the First United Methodist Church. Friends who wish may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. His obituary may be viewed online at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com where online condolences may be left for the family.
Milt was born January 8, 1941 in Scottsbluff, to George and Viola (Rozmarin) West. He attended Bryant grade school, and Sunflower School where he graduated with the class of 1959. At the age of 18, he attended Colorado Barber College in Denver, and worked there for a time before returning to Nebraska. He worked for a few years in Mitchell before returning to Scottsbluff. He served as a barber in the United States Army from 1963 until 1965. He returned to Scottsbluff, and on February 10, 1968, he married Karen Wilson, the true love of his life, at Torrington, Wyoming. He has owned and operated Milt's Barber Shop, a downtown Scottsbluff institution for many years and worked until his death. He enjoyed his customers and going to work each day. He never planned on fully retiring because he feared he would miss all of his customers, whom he considered as friends.
He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff, the Scottsbluff Elks Lodge #1367 and the Monument Iris Society.
Milt loved supporting Scottsbluff High School sporting activities and loved going to Husker games. He also followed his grandchildren's sporting events and was their biggest fan. He and Karen also enjoyed traveling in their convertible, and had just returned from a trip to the West coast.
Survivors include his wife Karen of Scottsbluff, his son Cullen of Lincoln, his daughter Jennifer Schuller, also of Lincoln, his step daughter Tamara (Mike) Leis of Scottsbluff, his grandchildren Brittany Leis of Westminster, CO, Jordan Leis of Scottsbluff and Megan and Madison Schuller and Riley and Carter West, all of Lincoln. He is also survived by his brother Pat (Wanda) West of Bridgeport and his sister Connie (Bud) Boston of LaQuinta, CA.
His parents and a brother Mike West preceded him in death.
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