1994 Bob Mills


Bob Mills was born and raised in Carroll County and graduated from Delphi High School in 1948. Bob went to school in California and graduated from West Coast University in 1950. He and his wife Dorothy, were married in 1950. Bob worked for several months in West Lafayette as a watchmaker in a jewelry store. He was drafted into the army for 2 years during the Korean War and spent 1 year in Germany. Following his discharge from the service he came home and began farming with his father.

Bob and Dorothy have four children; Deborah Barker – a music teacher for Tri-County schools, Marsha Oilar – school nurse for Delphi Community Schools, Lois Anderson – a kindergarten teacher in columbus, Indiana, and Mark – a farmer in the Mills farming operation.

Bob has always run a diversified farming operation with corn, soybean, and wheat plus a farrow to finish swine unit. In Bob’s area of the county they have been on several roller coaster rides depending on the weather. They have been able to bring a son (Mark) and a son-in-law (Ed Oilar) into their farming operation with them. Bob is also very community minded and spends several hours and days away from the home farm. He has served for 28 years on the Carroll County REMC Board of Directors, the past 16 as President. He also serves on the statewide Board of Directors. He also spends a great deal of time with Camp Tecumseh on its Board of Directors. He is presently President of the Board. Bob and Dorothy both enjoy traveling and have visited several countries. They are both members of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette. Bob and Dorothy will be receiving the Prairie Farmer – Master Farmer Award this week in Indianapolis.

February 11, 2010

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