Donald Gene “Don” Millenbruch, 88, a resident of Port St. Lucie, Florida, for 18 years, coming from Moore, S.C., passed away at Hospice House Friday, July 19, 2019. According to his wishes, he was cremated.
He was born on a farm in Herkimer, Kansas, October 14, 1931, to the late Friedrich and Viollet (Yaussi) Millenbruch. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Home, Kansas, for grades 1 through 8 and moved to his grandparents’ home in the next two so he could attend high school. He graduated at age 16 from Marysville High School, sharecropped a quarter section of a farm and played trumpet in a dance band to accumulate enough money to enter and then work his way through Kansas State University. There he earned the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa and a BS degree in chemical engineering, graduating at 19.