Jack  Miletich


Jack Wayne Miletich, 69, of rural Ottumwa died at 10:10 a.m. April 12, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
He was born December 23, 1949 in Ottumwa to Milton M. and Mary Lapsey Miletich. He married Kyla Wells January 9, 1971 and they later divorced.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1968, he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa Tech. Jack worked for John Deere Ottumwa Works and retired after 30 years. He was a carpenter and locally owned and operated Jack's Hauling.
He served with the Iowa Army National Guard, was a member of the NRA and U.A.W. Local 74. Jack drag raced for 40 years and loved working with nostalgic cars. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, helping others and caring for his dogs.
Surviving are his children, Melissa (Alex) Miletich-Volkov of Walnut Creek, CA, Lance (Anthony Melillo) Miletich of Miami, FL and Lindsey Jones of North Liberty; a step-daughter, Cassandra Bullis (Nathan Johnson) of Ottumwa; 7 grandchildren, Claire, Zachary, Jacob, Andrew, Max, Kaden and Keaten; 2 sisters, Linda Phillips of Storm Lake and Sandra Jones of Des Moines; 2 nieces; a nephew; and his dog, Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marilyn Schmidt.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Ottumwa Cemetery.
Visitation will be open after 11 a.m. Wednesday with the family present one hour prior to the service Thursday to greet friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society.
Published on April 15, 2019
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Kim McElroy n S Jones
Apr 17, 2019
Too uncle Jack and your family sorry for the loss of uncle Jack. I will deeply miss him . I always hear his calming voice that he had. And his compassionate for others including family and animals. Also he had a lot of Friends. His Sense of Humor was always wonderful. A kind man and a hard worker. I cannot be at his funeral due to no transportation. So sad cannot stop crying. Cause I have no way to get there so tell him I love him God bless for me please . Using friends phone cause I don't have this internet but u can always call or text Kim at 5159886078 love you Kyla and kids. God bless. Just no transportation or be there I'm heartbroken cause of it. Hugs and kisses to him and all off y...ou. He's in heaven no more pain. God bless.Read more