December 14, 1964 - May 9, 2022
Ernest (Ernie) Eugene Millstead Jr, aka Big Ern, age 57 passed away on Monday May 9, 2022. Ernie was born on December 14,1964 in Flint, Michigan to Ernie and Alice Millstead. He married the love of his life, Dawn (Hilliard) on December 14, 1985, in Indian River, MI. Ernie was an RV Salesman for many years and was currently employed at All Seasons RV in Muskegon. He loved spending time with his family whether it was at home, in the UP or camping at Silver Lake and enjoyed hunting and going to the casino. He cherished spending time with his grandsons Jaylon and Aiden and was awaiting the arrival of his granddaughter Addisyn who was born on the day of his passing. He is survived by his wife of almost 37 years; daughters and special son-in-law, Randi and Eric Sheffer, and Ashley Millstead; grandchildren, Jaylon Millstead, Aiden and Addisyn Sheffer; and bonus granddaughter Sophia Fisher; mothers, Alice Millstead and Jane Hilliard; siblings, Janet (Todd) Campbell, Brenda Blevins, Wendy (Terry) Peel, Mike (Susie) Hilliard and Ruth (Terry) Kuhlman; nieces and nephews, Todd (Megan) Kuhlman, Michael (Karlee) Hilliard, Trisha (Darick) Stingle, Marissa Hilliard (Tyler), Courtney (Jesse) Myers, Travis (Emily) Campbell, Brooke (Cory) Wetherell, Chantel Bradley, Cameron Chisholm, Crystal (Floyd) Nettleton and Tony (Darci) Millstead; great nieces and nephews, Bryson, Bennett, Maison, Makenlei, Marek, Savana, Evie, Addie, Easton, Aubrianna, Cooper, Landon, Isaac, Kaleb, Maddie, Kaylee, Aiden and Damian; special extended family, Mike, Deb and John Repta, Justin, Lesa, Blaine and Malia Kladder; aunts & uncles, Dawn Rull, Cindy (Lee) Baker, Sheila (Frank) Bonila and their families. He is also survived by many cousins, co-workers, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Millstead Sr; father-in-law, Dick Hilliard; and his grandparents Cecil and Mary Klock. A funeral service for Ernie will take place on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 3:00 PM at The Lee Chapel of The Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 6291 S. Harvey St. Norton Shores, MI 49444, with visitation taking place two hours prior to the service. For a more lasting memory, donations can be made to the family (Dawn Millstead) who will donate to Cancer and Hematology Centers of Western Michigan.
Ernest (Ernie) Eugene Millstead Jr, aka Big Ern, age 57 passed away on Monday May 9, 2022. Ernie was born on December 14,1964 in Flint, Michigan to Ernie and Alice Millstead. He married the love of his life, Dawn (Hilliard) on December 14, 1985,... View Obituary & Service Information
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