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.