COLUMBUS, Ohio — William Stephen "Steve" McMillen, 74, of Columbus, Ohio, died at 12:34 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Born on Nov. 24, 1945, in Crossville, Tennessee, he was the son of Gordon A. and Barbara (Resor) McMillen.

He was a US Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War and following an injury in November 1967, he was awarded a Purple Heart.

Survivors include:

Daughter — Jennifer

Siblings — Sue (Dan) Knight of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kent (Linda Prill) McMillen of Van Wert, Francesca (Ben Lobue) McMillen of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Kathy (Doug) DeCamp of Florida

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at the Purdue Fort Wayne Alumni Center's Grand Lobby in Fort Wayne.

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