12-2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Comstock Lutheran Church, Comstock, MN.
2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at Comstock Lutheran Church, Comstock, MN.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
James Michael Milligan, 54, Comstock, MN passed away on August 24, 2014 at his home. He was born on August 24, 1960 in Fargo, ND to John and Pearl (Quinn) Milligan. He grew up on Big Toad Lake and graduated from high school in Frazee, MN where his friends knew him as “Muggs.” Following graduation, he attended technical school in Detroit Lakes where he earned a degree in sales.
On May 23, 1981 he was united in marriage to Shirley “Sherry” Lewis in Detroit Lakes, MN. The couple lived in Moorhead briefly, before settling in Comstock in 1983 where they made their home and raised their children.
Jim managed the VFW Post #762 in Fargo, was employed as a salesman for Swanson Health Products, and also worked as a travel agent.
Jim was heavily involved in many charitable activities, organizing many benefits frequently coordinating with the Dakota Medical Foundation/Lend a Hand.
Coaching softball was one of his passions, and he also served on the board for the Town and Country Softball League for many years. Jim greatly enjoyed playing poker and was on many pool leagues.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Sherry; his children, Michael, Larry (Stacie), and Randy (Vanessa); siblings, Lloyd (Ann) Manley, Ron (Gloria) Milligan, Jack (Linda) Milligan, Peggy (Gary) Hopkins, Barbara (Richard) Green, Nicki Watson, and John (Kylene) Milligan; 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley; Matthew, Zachary, Ben, Jose, and Sam.