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In Memory of

Robert Jay Milbrath

May 31, 1941 - November 20, 2016

Obituary


Robert J. "Bob" Milbrath, 75, of Pleasant Valley Road in Mineral, Washington, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on November 20, 2016. He was born at that very same home on May 31, 1941 to Harold and Hazel Milbrath. Bob attended and graduated from Morton High School in 1960. He married the love of his life, Sharon (Dunaway) on June 16, 1962. Bob met Sharon as a dance in Morton; they both attended two different high schools. Bob attended Morton and Sharon attended White Pass - these schools were once rivals but...

Robert J. "Bob" Milbrath, 75, of Pleasant Valley Road in Mineral, Washington, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on November 20, 2016. He was born at that very same home on May 31, 1941 to Harold and Hazel Milbrath. Bob attended and graduated from Morton High School in 1960. He married the love of his life, Sharon (Dunaway) on June 16, 1962. Bob met Sharon as a dance in Morton; they both attended two different high schools. Bob attended Morton and Sharon attended White Pass - these schools were once rivals but now these schools are combined in sports. Bob and Sharon were married for 54 years and deeply loved each other until the end.
Bob began his working years on a summer surveying crew for the Mineral and North Bend Forest Service, and then he improved upon his mechanical skills working at the Elbe Shell Station. Next Bob worked as a mechanic for St. Regis in Mineral and Kapowsin, Washington. Finally Bob worked for and retired from Lewis County Road Maintenance Public Works Keona Shop in Randle, Washington. With all his experience, there was yet to be a thing that Bob could not fix or create - metal parts or wood bowls and even outdoor decorations. He was a great mechanic. Bob worked on cars, pick-ups, and farm equipment. Bob was a member of the Antique Farm Engine & Tractor Association, and he spent his free time building bird houses, collecting and restoring hit & miss engines, running farm equipment and heavy duty equipment.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Harold, mother, Hazel, brother, Don Milbrath, and brother-in-law, Delbert Self. He is survived by his wife, Sharon and their wonderful two sons, Timothy J. Milbrath and Darren Milbrath, and his sister, Marilyn Self.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brown Mortuary Service Morton Chapel.