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Robert York Mills

September 25, 1928 November 13, 2019
Robert York Mills
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Obituary for Robert York Mills

Robert York Mills, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at Masonic Pathways in Alma. A funeral Mass for Robert will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, November 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Don Henkes as celebrant. Following Mass all are invited to a luncheon at Lincoln Reception Center (attached to Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home). Interment will be in St. Henry Cemetery in Rosebush. The family will receive friends at Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home on Sunday, from 1-4 p.m. with the vigil beginning at 4 p.m. Visitation continues at the church on Monday one hour prior to Mass. Memorial Contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home and at the church prior to Mass. Robert was born September 25, 1928, in Livingston, Montana, son of the late Robert and Inga (Dragseth) Mills. At the age of five his mother, Inga, died. The next seven years, and during the Great Depression, Robert lived with his father, his father’s sister, Mabel, and sometimes in an orphanage. When Robert was around 12, his Aunt Mabel’s daughter (and cousin), Ruth Emond, offered to raise him. Ever since then he considered and referred to Ruth as his mom. Robert served in the U.S. Marines from 1947-1950, following the end of WWII. In 1957 he graduated from St. Cloud State College in St. Cloud, MN. He married Mary Lou Beaudin on December 22, 1960, in Saginaw. He was employed by Deluxe Check Printers. His territory was the state of Michigan, working from the Detroit headquarters. He dearly loved and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Robert is survived by his five children, Mike Mills of Mt. Pleasant, Jeanie (Martin) Beatty of Lake Isabella, Ruth Ann (Michael) Zalewski of Grand Rapids, Martin Mills of Mt. Pleasant, and Marie (Jim) Elliott of Mt. Pleasant; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; foster brothers, Donald (Dianna) Emond and Sam Emond; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lou (2019); and daughter, Deborah Willits (2012).


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Visitation

Sunday

17

Nov

1:00 PM 11/17/2019 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 11/17/2019 4:00:00 PM
Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home

2300 S. Lincoln
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

The Vigil service will begin at 4:00 PM

Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home
2300 S. Lincoln Mt. Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Service

Monday

18

Nov

11:00 AM 11/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

302 S. Kinney
Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to Mass

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
302 S. Kinney Mount Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Luncheon

Monday

18

Nov

12:30 PM 11/18/2019 12:30:00 PM
Lincoln Reception Center

2300 S. Lincoln Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Lincoln Reception Center
2300 S. Lincoln Rd. Mt. Pleasant 48858 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Henry Cemetery Final Resting Place

4079 E. Vernon Rd.
Rosebush , MI 48878

4079 E. Vernon Rd. Rosebush 48878 MI
United States
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