Inez K. McMillan

Inez K. McMillan, age 100 of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at Eagle’s Wings in Beaver Dam. She was known as Inee to her friends and Grandma Ine to her beloved grandkids.

Inez was born on September 20, 1921, the daughter of Henry F. and Evelyn (Gruenert) Krenz. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1939 and graduated from UW-Madison Nursing School in 1944. Later in 1944, she entered the United States Army, enlisting in the Army Nurse Corp. as a 2nd Lieutenant in WWII. She spent a year and a half overseas in England, France and Germany, and she was honorably discharged in 1946 as a 1st Lieutenant. On December 15, 1980, she was united in marriage to her husband, Eugene “Baldy” A. McMillan.

Inez continued caring for patients until age 75, working for three area doctors. She was a member of the American Legion, Legion Auxiliary and the Amvets. She was a charter member of the Women’s Memorial in Washington, DC. She also belonged to the Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Association for many years. Inez treasured her Badger Honor Flight experience, where she especially enjoyed the WWII and women’s memorials. In 2014, she was the Grand Marshal of the American Hero Parade. Music was a very important part of her life. She played clarinet in the UW Badger band, played piano and always loved a sing-along. Inez was an avid Badger, Packer and Beaver fan, loved family gatherings and parties, dancing, golf and crocheting.

Inez is survived by her children, Charlene (O.J.) O’Janovac, of Warrior, AL; John (Mary) Daniels and Denise (Dan) Roedl, of Beaver Dam, Chuck (fiancée Kris Wuenne) Daniels of Grafton, Jim (Robyn) Coleman and Jackie (Jeff) Beilfuss, of Beaver Dam; step-children, Susan, Danny, Kelly, and Teri McMillan; grandchildren, Nick (Michelle), Buddy (Betsy), Cassie, James, Alec, Ethan, Natalie (Ben), Max, and Kate; great-grandchildren, Grace, Tessa, Nolan, and Will; and further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sister, Doris (John) Dingee in October.

The family would like to thank the staff at Eagle’s Wings for their compassionate care.

A private family service for Inez will be held.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at