Irving Clare Mills, age 77 of Elsie, passed away Saturday, January 29th, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Mowen Funeral Home - William A. Scarlett Memorial Chapel with Pastor John R. Miller and Pastor Tim Harmon co-officiating. Final rest will be at Eureka Cemetery in Clinton County. Visitation will be held at Mowen Funeral Home on Monday from 1 PM to 7 PM, with the family present from 1 PM to 3 PM and 5 PM to 7 PM.
Irving was born in Ithaca, Michigan on September 8, 1933, the son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Eva Irene (Peabody) Mills. He married Lila Martha Voorheis in Owosso at the Wesleyan Church Parsonage on December 30, 1953. She preceded him in death on November 14, 2007. Irving served with the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. Irving had been employed with U.S. Brick in Corunna, retiring in 1998 after 43 years of service. Irving placed his family first and foremost at all times. This caring attitude spilled over into all aspects of his life. His yard was filled with feeders and houses for his feathered friends; he always had beautiful gardens - flower and vegetable. Other things he enjoyed were trains, bulldogs, fishing, playing cards and games with family and friends, and trips to the casino.
Those who cherish his memory include: children, Peggy (Fred) Brown of Bannister, Keith (Carol) Mills of Owosso, Lori (Kevin) Johnson of Laingsburg, Lisa (Eric) Sexton of Elsie; grandchildren, Christeen Mills of Flint, Tiffany Johnson and Chase Johnson of Laingsburg, Shannon Sexton of Elsie; greatgrandsons, Ethan and Anthony Miles of Flint; fiance', Jane Smith of Elsie; brothers, Elton Mills of Kalamazoo, Donald (Hope) Mills of Florida, Dick (Joan) Mills of Ashley, Kenneth (Maxine) Mills of Clio. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lila; two brothers and a sister.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Memorial Healthcare Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice.
Online guest book and condolences for Mr. Irving C. Mills available at www.mowenfuneralhomeinc.com