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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Nina Leona (Goddard) Van Milligan, 88, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha.
Funeral Service, 11:00 am Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. A visitation will be held from 4-7 pm Monday, February 12, 2018 at Cedar Memorial Funeral Home. Interment: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Nina was born February 19, 1929, the daughter of Lonnie and Erma (McClanahan) Goddard, in Lawton, WV.
She was married to Frances "Van" Van Milligan on April 13, 1948 in Beckley, West Virginia. He passed away in 1999.
Nina worked in housekeeping for Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids for over twenty-seven years.
She enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her three children, Fran (Cal) Van Milligan, Fern Van Milligan, Ken (Gloria) Van Milligan; three grandchildren, Dana, Aaron, Joy; eight great-grandchildren, Ryan, Gage, Rae, Gunner, Penn, Shane, JT, McCoy; sister, Kay Goddard; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Charlie and Frankie; parents; and five siblings.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Mercy in memory of Nina.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.
Published on February 10, 2018
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