Dennis Duane Millard passed away April 6th, 2021 in Virginia Beach, VA. Dennis was born in Tyler, Minnesota to Archie and Evelyn Claeys Millard He was a graduate of Fergus Falls High School, in west central Minnesota.
Upon graduation from high school, Dennis enlisted in the US Air Force with his older brother Steven, where they went through basic training together. Dennis served in various locations in the CONUS. Following his Honorable discharge from the Air Force, Dennis took a brief respite before enlisting for multiple tours in the US Navy. His specialty was photography, both still and aerial recon.
He served on aircraft carriers and when not on duty he enjoyed flying kites on the beach, and when visiting his family in Minnesota. His interests also included maintaining vintage military aircraft, and miniature HO scale model trains. Upon exiting the USNavy, he remained in the Virginia Beach area.
Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Evelyn Mlllard, and one nephew, Adam Millard. He is survived by his siblings, brothers Steven Millard (wife Diane) of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, Timothy Millard (wife Beth) of Hot Springs, South Dakota, William Millard (wife Julie) of Fergus Falls, Patrick Millard (wife Julie) of Fergus Falls, one sister, Kathleen of Green Valley, AZ, brothers James Millard (wife Mary) of Brainerd, MN, and Kevin Millard of Tucson, AZ. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Dennis is being cared for by the Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel in Virginia Beach. Although no visitation is planned, he will be escorted home to Minnesota by family – where he will be interred. lnterment will be private, with military honors – at a time to be established. Memorials, photos and condolences may be left at the funeral home’s website.
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