Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Former Mayor Dies

Somehow, this didn't post yesterday. My one-time home of residence Windsor Heights sent this out:

The City of Windsor Heights would like to offer heartfelt condolences to the family of Clarence D. Millsap, former firefighter, councilman and Mayor. Mr. Millsap died Friday, June 20th at the age of 89.

Mr. Millsap began on the City Council in 1957. Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Millsap was a volunteer firefighter. In 1960, Millsap was elected as Mayor and served in that position until 1990.

Millsap served as a council member and then as mayor in Windsor Heights for the entire Interstate 235 process; from the time it was proposed in 1957 to thee completion of the west mixmaster in 1968. The project re-routed streets and laid the way for growth in the western suburbs.

Mayor Millsap worked to build City Hall that you know today on 66th Street. Mr. Millsap also spearheaded sanitary and storm sewer projects during his tenure as mayor. He was also active in the Metropolitan Planning Organization.

"Clarence gave a great deal of time and energy to the City and the development of the infrastructure that we continue to benefit from today. We appreciate his service and dedication," said Mayor Jerry Sullivan.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 27 at Merle Hay Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be held at Chapel Hill Gardens. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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