William E. Milliron

Hale, Michigan
March 15, 1934 - November 17, 2017


A memorial service to be held at a later date

Obituary Notice

William E. Milliron, age 83, of Hale, MI, formerly of Benzonia, MI, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Tawas City Tendercare. He was born on March 15, 1934 in Copemish, MI to Fred & Helena (Bargerstock) Milliron. He received a Master’s Degree in Education from Central Michigan University. He served in the US Army. He taught special education & mathematics at Lake Orion, Benzie Central and Bear Lake prior to his retirement. He married Mary Jane Douglass who preceded him in death. He then married Sherrill Parkinson 24 years ago. Bill was a member of the Hale First United Methodist Church, Hale & Frankfort-Benzie Masonic Lodges. He was a past director of the Iosco County Commission on Aging and a member of the Elks Lodge. Bill loved to fish, hunt and travel. He also enjoyed caning, quilting, Swedish weaving, antiquing, and woodworking. Bill refereed football, volleyball, softball and baseball.


Bill is survived by his wife Sherrill of Hale; daughters, Kelly (Todd) Warnock of Camden, SC, Jennifer (Frank) Stephenson of Rome, GA, Kara Milliron of Ann Arbor, MI; stepsons, Mark Parkinson of Hale, and Ryan (Laura) Parkinson of Hale; grandchildren, Lauren (Trent) Henderson, William Warnock, William Stephenson, Britt Parkinson, Abigail Parkinson; great grandchildren, Jude Henderson and Everett Henderson; sister, Maxine Hansen of Bay City, MI brothers, Fred (Betty) Milliron, Jr. of Beulah, David (Sherrie) Milliron of Traverse City. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Jane; grandson, Robert Warnock and siblings, Jim Milliron, Phyllis Covert, Shirley Potter, Geraldine Halsema, Velma Patterson, and Diane Roth. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Benzonia Township Cemetery


Very fond memories of Bill and Mary when they were teachers at Bear Lake School and years following as friends. Bill even visited us a couple years ago, visited Sparkle in the Park and gave me a video of the Walk to Bethlehem program he was involved with.....He was certainly one of the "good guys"!
— Pauline Jaquish
So sorry for your loss
— Deb Gilman & Rhonda Thayer
So sorry about your dad dying. Praying for you'll.
— Karen baker
I am sorry for your loss he was a nice man. He taught at Bear Lake when I was a student there. He was always willing to lend a hand.
— Paula (Smith) Bell
My deepest condolences to the Milliron family for their loss. May william’s memory and good heart accompany you forever.
— Sofia Merajver
Dear Kara
My heart just goes out to you. He had a great long life and you were always there for him. He was so proud of you. You should also be proud of what a fantastic daughter you were.
Much love Suzanne
— Suzanne ONeill
Jennifer, Kelly, Kara, and all who have been affected by this tragic event, I am heartbroken for your loss. Mr. Milliron was a wonderfully vital man loved by all. My sincerest condolences.
— Sharon Vaughan
So sorry for your loss! He was a great man. I will miss you coach!
— Lynette Ringel Maxey
Great teacher, great mentor, great man. So many of us were blessed to have been influenced by the wisdom and kindness of this man. Sorely missed here on earth... but I heaven just gained another shining light. Condolences to all friends and family.
— Greg McClintock
I was so sad to hear of Bill's passing. He was one of my favorite people and will be missed by so many. Love and prayers to all of you. Sandi
— Sandi Ranger Helms
Kelly Jen & Cara, your Dad accomplished a lot. It is such a huge loss as you all know to say goodbye to a Parent. May you all find the comfort and peace that you need. Thinking of you all.
— Susan Rushton
Sherrill. Sherry and I sending
Our prayers and thoughts at this most difficult time
Please tell all the children we are thinking of them
God bless
Dave and Sherry
— Dave Milliron
I was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was definitely one of the good guys. He was a great help at the Senior/Retiree Center in Hale and always had a smile and a "hi." He will be missed. Deepest condolences to his family.
— Dee Dee Brinkman
Deepest Sympathies to Family
— Paul Stiles
Bill was a wonderful man. He was an integral part of helping the ICCOA board get back on its feet and will be greatly missed. He was always willing to help out.
— Bev McFaul
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our thought are with you at this difficult time.
— Rick and Sue Goodrow
Sherrill: So sorry to learn of Bills passing. My heart and prayers go out to you and families.
— MaryLou Bannister-Bonnau
So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of sorrow
— Pete & Sue Eno
Dear Kelly and family. So very sorry to hear of your Dads' passing. My heart goes out to you all. I enjoyed seeing him on my trips back to Hale. He always made me smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Deanna Saunders
Dear Sherrill, Mark, Ryan and Bill's daughters---I am so sorry for your loss. May you always keep the good memories with you ! Sherrill you and Bill did so well in blending your families. My deepest sympathy to all of you.
— Avis Nelson
Sherill you and the family have the O'Connor family deepest sympathies. Bill was a wonderful man and a great friend.. May God be there to comfort you during this difficult time.
— Karen O'Connor

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