Adam was born in Knox, North Dakota to Theresa (Keller) and Adam Miltenberger. Adam was the youngest of 6 children. Brothers, Walt, Julius, and Joe. Sisters, Kathryn and Marie. He graduated high school in 1936. He worked for the railroad and in 1942 he joined the United States Army. He served with the 164th Infantry Regiment, North Dakota Division. Adam’s Division reinforced the 1st Marine Division and received many medals and accolades while serving in the South Pacific, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, the Philippines and Japan. He earned Ranking Corporal, and he received the Bronze Medal for his stalwart loyal service. After his discharge from the Army, he moved to Clarkston where his parents were residing. He worked in Lewiston, ID and renewed his friendship with Lucille Mears who had moved West with her parents during World War II. They were married on October 22, 1945 in Clarkston, WA. Adam worked for Jim Kelley in Lewiston and then in Grangeville, ID. Mr. Kelley purchased a casino in Reno, NV called the Nugget, consequently Adam moved to Reno where he would manage both the Reno and newly expanded Lake Tahoe Casinos for the next 35 years. After retirement he moved to Vista, CA for approximately 10 years. He finally settled in Carson City, NV. Adam was an avid golfer and played until he was 92 years old. He visited many places in the USA and abroad. He attended reunions with the 164th Regiment as often as possible. Adam was the center of extended family, keeping in touch with all branches. He was always quick to help out anyone that was going through rough times.
In April of 2005 Adam’s wife Lucille passed away, they were married for over 57 years. They had two sons, Tarris and Dennis. In November of 2007, he would marry Marie Calvet Mushrush. They enjoyed 6 years of marriage together. Services for Adam will be held at St. Teresa of Avila Parish Church in Carson City in the small rear chapel. Please contact St. Teresa’s for more information on the service at 775-882-1968.