FRANKFORT — Charles “George” Franklin Milliron, 87, of Nessen City, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at The Maples in Frankfort. He was born Oct. 26, 1926, in Copemish, the son of Frank and Edna (Wilbur) Milliron.
George was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and had served his country honorably during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Read-Osborne Post #531 in Copemish.
George worked as an asphalt paver operator and was a member of Local #324 Operating Engineers for 39 years. He was also a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church in Copemish.
Fishing was George’s passion, and he had done so ever since he could walk. In his spare time, George loved to spend time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. He also loved to tell stories and jokes, making those who surrounded him happy and smile. George spoke often and highly of the staff at The Maples.
On May 5, 1951, in Onekama, George married Laura Sophia Egan who survives him. He is also survived by his children, Calvin Milliron of Copemish, Steve Milliron of Thompsonville, Joe Milliron of Nessen City, Gary (Cindy) Milliron of Buckley, Kenny Milliron of Thompsonville, Janet (Dale) Humphrey of Bear Lake, Sharon (Dennis) Humphrey of Bear Lake, Christine (Ralph) Hogarth of New York, and Laurie (Mark) Draeger of Nessen City; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Harris of Allegan; and his daughter-in-law, Jackie Milliron of Nessen City.
George was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Karen Mary Milliron; and his son, George Milliron.
Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014, at St. Raphael Catholic Church. Military honors under the auspices of the American Legion Read-Osborne Post #531 and the United States Navy. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, where Prayers of the Holy Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Maples.
The Terwilliger Funeral Home, in Kaleva, is in charge of arrangements. www.terwilligerfuneralhome.com