Marvin John Mills age 72, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at home with family at his side. Marvin was born January 20, 1943 in Alma, Michigan the son of Howard and Norma (Sparks) Mills. Marvin was united in marriage to the former Julie Fisk in 1977.  She preceded him in death in 1999. Marvin retired from General Motors after giving them over 30 loyal years of service. He was a longtime member of the Rock Lake Association. He volunteered and donated too many of his local charities. Marvin was always helping people in need. He enjoyed farming, golf, garage sales, and playing cards and was a very avid TOY collector.

            Marvin is survived by his children; Denise Edgar, John Alan  Mills and wife Shelly, Julie Eckelbecker, Steve Mills and wife Lisa, Teri Mills-Lee and husband Robbie, Jim Custer and Jason Custer, 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister; Cynthia and Rod Ginther, brothers; Ron and Vicki Mills, Rod and Linda Mills and Dave and Karen Mills. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents and wife Julie.

            A Funeral Mass for Marvin will take place Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Visitation will be at 10:00 am with Funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. Margaret Mary’s Alacoque Parish, Edmore, Michigan with Fr. Dominic Tirkey to officiate. Visitation will take place Monday, April 20, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 at Brigham Funeral Chapel-Vestaburg with a Rosary Service at 7:00 pm. Those wishing to do a memorial contribution are asked to consider the Rock Lake Association. To share an online condolence please leave a message below.

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  • Steve and Judi Edwards (Friday, April 17 15 06:55 pm EDT)

    Our sincerest heartfelt sympathy to "John's" entire family at this sad time. His sudden loss is hard to believe and we will miss him.

  • Traci Conway (Hardman) (Friday, April 17 15 08:19 pm EDT)

    I'm so saddened to hear of John's passing. I had so many good times staying at his home with his daughter, Teri. He was very generous and giving. He will be truly missed. Thoughts and prayers are
    with all of his family.

  • Dave Beracy (Saturday, April 18 15 07:21 pm EDT)

    To John,s entire family: Very sorry to hear of John,s passing. John was a fellow class mate, team mate, Ashley Beef Club member and Sunday School classmate. We go back a long ways. Thinking of you at
    this difficult time. Sincerely, Dave Beracy

  • Linda(Shaw) & Joe Rademacher (Sunday, April 19 15 05:04 pm EDT)

    I am so sorry to hear of John passing. I remember all the good times we had in the 4-H club . I am sure he will be deeply missed by his family.My prayers are with his family.

  • Carol herman (Sunday, April 19 15 06:34 pm EDT)

    John you will be missed. The four of us had such great times! Thank you John for being such a good friend. Without you I don't know how I would have resumed my life. Love you John

  • Doug Coon (Sunday, April 19 15 09:35 pm EDT)

    John and I were classmates, "AHS Class of 1961", also team mates in football, track and FFA Parliamentary Procedure Team. We visited during our 50th class reunion, to my recollection it was our first
    meeting since graduation. We discussed our Vo-Ag class visit under Howard Bryant's guidance docking/neutering sheep on the Mills farm, and John's dad claiming we also neutered one being reserved for
    a ram. And laughing over John, Ron and his dad chasing several of us thru the Ashley State Forest after being observed checking out the watermelons one late evening. I am glad I got to spend that
    time visiting with John and reminiscing. John was a great guy and friend, please accept my sympathies in your loss

  • Gordy (Monday, April 20 15 01:24 pm EDT)

    Prayers for your family.

    Sincerely, Gordon and Feancine Shepherd

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