Milford Paul Kirn, 84, of Jackson, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
He was born January 24, 1931, in Friedheim, Missouri, to Murphy L. and Corene E. Berkbigler Kirn. He and Mary Stevens were married June 2, 1956, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson.
Milford was a 1949 graduate of Perryville High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving honorably from January 20, 1953 to April 4, 1955, during the Korean War.
Milford was self-employed most of his life. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, he owned and operated Kirn Auto Service in Jackson; then in Southern California, he owned a small chain of auto parts stores. The past 25 years, he has been involved in real estate investments and rental properties.
He was an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Bishop-Timon KC Council 6405 in Jackson where he was Past Faithful Navigator of 4th Degree. He was also an active member and Past Commander of Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 and its honor guard.
Milford and Mary traveled extensively. His favorite travel was with his family on cruises and special vacations.
Loving survivors include his wife of nearly 59 years, Mary of Jackson; two children, Kimberley A. (Mike) Pohlman of Jackson, Paul H. Kirn (Kris Hartman) of Jackson; three grandchildren, Geoffrey Kinder (Amanda Morris) of San Francisco, California, Jessica (Mike) Sladek of Jackson, Matthew Kirn of Jackson; two great-grandchildren, Adriana and Keegan Sladek; two sisters, Shelvy Ahrens of Friedheim, and LaVerne (Leslie) Newell of Jackson.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Nanney in 1993; and his parents.
Visitation will be Monday, March 30, 2015, from 4 to 8 PM, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson. There will be an American Legion Service at 6 PM. Immediately thereafter, Deacon Walter Biri will lead parish prayers followed by a K.C. Rosary.
Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 10 AM, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson, with Celebrant, Rev. John Harth.
Burial will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery with full military honors.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to Immaculate Conception Building Fund.
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