Milford “Mil” Boxdorfer, 73, of Olney, Ill. formerly of Perryville, died Monday, May 31, 2021 at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital.
Mil was born Sept. 2, 1947 in Perry County, the son of Leonard G. Boxdorfer and Minnie K. (Deimund). He married Joyce Travis July 17, 1971 at Clay City Christian Church, and she preceded him in death Nov. 11, 2019.
Mil retired from being the store manager of McDonald’s in 2012 after 37 years. He was very active in the Richland County Chamber of Commerce. He won many outstanding manager awards and two Ray Kroc awards. Mil served in the U.S. Army from November of 1965 to October of 1968, including one tour in Vietnam.
Mil was very fond of antique cars and tractors, and he took great pride in his late 1960s Chevelle. Mil loved his granddaughter, Leona, and got immeasurable joy out of the time he spent with her. He will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved him, and he will continue to help others through his generous donation to Gift of Hope.
He was also a member of Elm St. Christian Church in Olney.
Mil is survived by his son, Brian (Danielle) Boxdorfer of Olney; Granddaughter, Leona Boxdorfer; siblings, Al (Mary) Boxdorfer of Belleville, Ill., Richard (Ruth) Boxdorfer of Bethalto, Ill., Tom (Reva) Boxdorfer of Bethalto, Ill., Ollie (Lynn) Boxdorfer of Steeleville, Ill., and Clara Hall of Nashville, Ill.; sister-in-law, Jane Ann Smith and husband Joseph of Olney; brother-in-law, Joe Travis of Clay City; and 19 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; four brothers, Hubert, Marvin, Ervin, and Dan Boxdorfer; one sister, Judy Holmes; eight nephews and nieces.
A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney.
A memorials ervice will be held the following morning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the funeral home in Olney.
Interment will follow at Clay City Cemetery, where both Mil and Joyce will be laid to rest, together, and full military rites will be performed at the graveside.
Memorials can be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: