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Milo Eugene Schlink

09/22/1940 - 07/13/2020
Service Date: 07/21/2020
Service Time: 9:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 777 E. Elliot Rd, Gilbert, Arizona
Visitation Date: 07/20/2020
Visitation Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, Arizona

In loving memory of Milo Eugene Schlink September 22, 1940 – July 13, 2020

On Monday, July 13th, 2020, Milo Eugene Schlink, loving husband and father of nine children, passed away at the age of 79.

Milo was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Belva Schlink, Sharon Clouse (sister), and Leah Koelle (sister). He is survived by his wife Janice, his siblings Cheryl Hawn (Fred), Janelle Cook (Gene), Adaline Park and Charles Schlink, as well as his children Evan (Bev), Janeen Conway (Tim), Lisa Chesley (Don), Carol Kitterman (Mark), Daniel (Victoria), Mila Hatch (Justin), Nathan (Summer), Jacob (Kristen), and Joshua (Jacqui). He also leaves a legacy of 47 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

Milo was born September 22nd, 1940 in Florence, AZ and grew up in Superior and Mesa, AZ. He attended Mesa High where he loved to play basketball and met his sweetheart Janice. Milo married Janice Buffington on June 10th, 1960 and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Milo was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He lived his life loving, serving, and working hard for those around him. Milo lived a life of service, working in a large variety of callings and assignments in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He especially loved serving with the Boy Scouts of America. He loved the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Milo provided for his family as a respected electrical contractor for 40 years.

Family visitation will be Monday, July 20th from 5-6:00pm followed by an open viewing from 6-8:00pm at Bunker Family Funerals & Cremation at 33 N Centennial Way in Mesa.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 21st at 9:00am at the Gilbert Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 777 E Elliot Road in Gilbert. Due to the current COVID health crisis, we respectfully request attendance by family members and those personally invited. The funeral service will be followed by interment at the Mesa Cemetery at 1212 N Center Street in Mesa.


  • Lee and Sue Scott

    So sorry for your loss. We think of your family and old second ward often.

  • Stephen and Carolei Phelps

    We have known Gene and Jan for a lifetime… literally. We love and respect them immensely and send our sincere love to Jan and all her family.

  • Prayers to you & your family at this time!!!

  • Christianne Gray

    So sorry, Carol and Mila. Your dad must have been an awesome man to have raised wonderful daughters like you! Much love to you and your families!

  • Jan, my heart breaks for you today. I know that Gene had a good, long life, and that you will miss him. Sherwood and I are so sad to hear of his passing. We hope to see you Monday night to say hello. Both of you were such good examples to us in Second Ward so many years ago. Now it seems like only yesterday. I know that you will keep your family around you for love and support during this bitter-sweet time. Just keep all the good memories in your heart until you are reunited with Gene again. Much love to you.

  • Alan B Collier

    As one of those contractors who worked closely with Milo, I can witness that he was one of the best in the business. Cannot express the depth of my respect and gratitude for his knowledge, his work, and the legacy he leaves behind!

  • Sad to learn of Milo’s passing. Fond memories of childhood flood my person. Basketball at midnight, school days and of course Russian Caviar. Our condolences to Jan and their family.
    Jed & Nedra Shumway

  • Dave Fischbeck

    Milo did electrical work for the majority of the 35 years we were in the Contracting business. Milo was a man of his word and was honest in all his dealings. If Milo was too busy and couldn’t properly man a job , instead of saying he would make things work, he would decline the offer of work. His integrity and easy going nature made it a pleasure to work with him. Our sincerest wishes of good will go out to his loved ones. A quite gentle man has returned to His maker.

  • Marshall Schlink

    I just heard of Gene’s passing, my condolences to his wife and family. I thought of Gene many times over the past 6 months, with the work I was doing, I would drive past the old shop on Mesa Drive several times a day….M

  • I just read about Gene’s death. I want you as a family to know how much we love him and the example and impact he had on our life. He was also so kind and did anything he could for us. We were privileged to serve under him as our leader and guide when we were custodians for one of the church buildings for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He taught us that we should have the building clean each evening so the Lord could have meetings because it is His House. That has been many years ago, and I still think of his example for us to have everything ready for the Savior. Thank you Gene for your example, for your love and always an arm around us. I know you as a family and all of us will see him again. I LOVE the Schlink family.

  • Duane JOHNSON

    I felt much sadness to read of Gene’s death. He was a man of integrity and I was always glad to have him do our electrical work when the need arose. He understood his work and did it well. He was also an outstanding example of honesty and good will in his personal life. Now he will be working on a higher spiritual realm looking forward to the time his family will be with him forever. If the walls could talk some great stories would be told about this man. May God bless his family forever.

  • So sorry. I didn’t know🙏

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