Anthony F Mlinar
Aged: 73 years
Clifford F. Mlinar, 85, of Amarillo, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church with Dr. James Bankhead officiating. Private burial will be in Llano Cemetery by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2820 Virginia Circle.
Mr. Mlinar was born Oct. 11, 1917, in Stanton, Neb., to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony F. Mlinar. He grew up in Columbus, Neb., and attended University of Nebraska from 1936 to 1941, completing the education and business administration program. He also received his ROTC and rank of lieutenant in the Army while at Nebraska. In 1960, he attended University of Texas completing the executive development program.
From 1941 to 1945, Cliff was in the U.S. Infantry 3rd Division in World War II. He received 11 Battle Stars, European Theater; Croix de Guerre with palm; and Presidential Unit Citation with 2 palms. He took part in the invasion of North Africa, Sicily, Italy and was on Anzio for three months and then participated in the invasion of southern France. He was overseas for three years.
He came back to Amarillo and his wife, Peggy, who he had married on Jan. 4, 1942. In 1945, he went to work for Southwestern Public Service. He retired Oct. 31, 1982, as vice-president, consumer services and administration. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing.
He was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church where he was an elder. He also was active in many community affairs. He had been the past president of United Fund, Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Amarillo, and was past chairman on the board of managers Amarillo Hospital District. He was vice president of West Texas Chamber of Commerce and director of Texas State Chamber of Commerce and past director of State Comprehensive Health Planning.
He had been a member of Amarillo Club and Amarillo Country Club. He had served on local boards of directors of Red Cross, Salvation Army, Family Service and Boy Scouts of America. He had been director of American National Bank in Amarillo and was listed in Who's Who-Finance and Industry. He received the Silver Beaver Award from Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Lynda Kizer and husband, Jim, of Littleton, Colo.; two brothers, Frank Mlinar and wife, Carol, of Greeley, Colo., and Dick Mlinar and wife, Jo, of Corpus Christi; two grandsons, Jay Kizer and wife, Shannon, of Fort Worth and Kurt Kizer of Dillon, Colo; and two great-grandchildren, Jenner Kizer and Abby Kizer, both of Fort Worth.
The family suggests memorials be to a favorite charity; or First Presbyterian Church, 1100 S. Harrison St., Amarillo, TX 79101.
The family will be at 5509 Brinkman St.