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In Memoriam: Roger McMillan, Colmac Industries

Retired longtime leader of company dies at 81

SPOKANE, Wash. — Roger Kenneth McMillan, the former leader of Colmac Industries and Colmac Coil Manufacturing, died on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023. He was 81. 

McMillan started at Colmac Industries — the company founded by his father, Jerry McMillan — in 1969 after earning a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1966 and then serving two years in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey, as a 2nd and 1st Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps.

McMillan began his time at the company, located in Colville, Washington, working in engineering and product development. He was in this position until his father passed away in 1974, at which time he stepped in to run the company until 2002 and then retired in 2005. During his leadership, the company spawned a second business, Colmac Coil Manufacturing. 

McMillan was preceded in death by his parents Jerry McMillan and Gwen McMillan, and is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dee McMillan. He is also survived by his sister Carol and her family; sons Scott and Brian; grandchildren Savannah, Darby, Harrison, and Rosalie; great-grandson Carter; and great-granddaughter Aspen Jade.

A celebration of life was held at Colville Community Church in Colville, Washington, on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024. 

In Memoriam: Roger McMillan, Colmac Industries

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