Arnold Franklin Willinski

March 07, 1946
- October 24, 2006

MILO AND ORNEVILLE - Arnold Franklin Willinski, 60, loving husband of Jacqueline Willinski, passed away peacefully, Oct. 24, 2006, surrounded by his family at an area hospital. He was born March 7, 1946, in Milo, the son of Vernon F. and Nellie (Dean) Willinski. He attended Milo schools and served in the U.S. Army including a tour of duty in Vietnam. He was also a member of the United Baptist Church, Milo. Arnold was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He was a woodsman as well as a truck driver in the wood products industry. In later years, he was self-employed hauling sand, gravel and loam. During the winter, he plowed the driveways of many Milo residents. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his only brother, Parker; and a nephew, John. In addition to his devoted wife, he is survived by two sons, Douglas and his wife, Michelle, of Brownville Junction and Jason Gerrish of Brownville; a sister, Sheila and her husband, Torrey Ellis, of Milo; two granddaughters, Sarah and Amber Willinski of Brownville Junction; stepchildren, Peter Treadwell and Vicky of Nevada, Janice Treadwell of Milo, Mark Treadwell of New Mexico and Shawna Smith of Milo; stepgrandchildren, Tara Tread-well, Sam and Sarah LaPenta, all of Nevada, Katie and Wesley Brewer of Milo, Katherine, Brittany and Jocelyn Treadwell of New Mexico; one niece, several nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He will be especially remembered by his nephew, Abe Willinski; special friends, Stanley and Betty Gray, Danny O'Shea, Kelly Jenson and David Richards. He will be missed by his beloved dog, Precious. A committal service will be held noon Saturday, Oct. 28, at Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the United Baptist Church, Pleasant Street, Milo, ME 04463. Cremation arrangements by Cremation Basics, Inc., Bangor.

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