Kenneth Millard

09/18/1937

01/18/2024

Memorial Contributions

Cross in the Woods Shrine

or

Corso Care Hospice

950 Corporate Office Drive Suite 150 Milford, MI 48381

Kenneth Millard, (Ken, Kenny, Dad, Poppy, Pops), age 86 passed away peacefully in Grand Rapids, MI on January 18, 2024, with his loving wife of 62 years, right by his side.

Ken was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Millard, SR.; his mother, Mercedes (Truckey); and brother, Tom. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Flanigan); and five sons, Dan (Kathee Bolg) of Grand Rapids, MI, Mike (Sherry Johnston) of Grand Rapids, MI, Jim (Sarah Melkvik) of Troy, MI, Jerry (Shaleen Hipschen) of Alanson, MI, Ken of Novi, MI. He was a very proud Poppy to 11 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. He is also survived by his brother, John (Mary Jane Haas); and his sister, Kathy Stump; his sister-in-law, Judy Sermo; and many nieces and nephews.

Ken was a 1956 graduate from Detroit Catholic Central and attended the University of Detroit. He was also a member of the US Army. He worked his whole career as a sales manager for various Food Brokers in Detroit. Ken was a member of the Detroit Food Brokers Association. He also served as a Board Member at the Burt View Condo Association and he was a very proud greeter at the Cross in the Woods Shrine, in Indian River, MI.

Ken enjoyed golfing with his family, boating and swimming, and all activities on Burt Lake. He really loved the summer weekends when all his kids and grandkids would head up to Burt Lake. He was a long-time golf member at both Chemung Hills Country Club in Howell, MI and at Indian River Golf Club in Indian River, MI.

Ken loved his city of Detroit and was a huge fan of all their sports teams, but number one in his heart was his beloved Detroit Lions. He also loved MSU and was a lifelong Spartan Fan.

There will be a Memorial Mass at 11am on February 2, 2024, at St. Robert of Newminster, 6477 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, MI 49301, with visitation one hour prior.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cross in the Woods Shrine or Corso Care Hospice, 950 Corporate Office Drive Suite 150 Milford, MI 48381.

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4 Responses

  1. Ken will be deeply missed. He loved his wife and family to his core. God-fearing and fun-loving, he enjoyed his life.And his friends enjoyed him and all his stories. God speed my friend; my “favorite patient” Love and hugs to Kathy and all the family, pat

  2. So sorry to hear about Mr. (Ken) Millard. I’ll always think of him as Mr. Millard because of the incredible memories of those long ago days when Mr and Mrs Millard would deal with the gang of boys that would descend on their house and their neighborhood for pond hockey, basketball, or pickup baseball games and treat us all as their own. Our paths crossed many times from work to hometown and I cherish all the memories. Prayers to all the family and I’m certain that Mr. Millard has a front row seat for the Lions playoff run. Rest in Peace!

  3. Al & I will miss our friend, Ken Millard. He was a good friend to us for a long time. He was involved & interested in our community at Burt View, Cross in the Woods, or Indian River Golf Course. He always had time to talk to you!

    We will miss his sport’s flag flying by his garage for his favorite team – the Lions, MSU Spartan or Catholic Central. He was a true fan & supporter! We will miss sharing time with Ken & Kathy on Burt Lake.

    Our condolences to his lovely wife, Kathy, and the Millard family.

  4. My sincerest condolences to the family of Ken. Ken now joins Jesus in the kingdom of heaven!
    Harold Workman

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