June 26, 1928 - October 10, 2021
Katherine “Kay” Ann Mills, age 93, of Muskegon and formerly of Fremont was welcomed into Heaven on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Kay was born June 26, 1928, in Pellston, MI, to Stephen and Cressie (Boyle) Dubel. Kay loved her childhood on the farm in Pellston, a place she remembered and spoke of fondly her entire life. Although her given name was Elizabeth, she was called “Kay” from an early age and later changed her name to Katherine. She met the love of her life, Robert M. Mills, in Grand Rapids and they were married October 28, 1950, in Pellston. They resided in Grand Rapids as newlyweds and later moved to Fremont where together they enjoyed 44 years of marriage before Bob passed away on December 1, 1994. Kay and Bob raised their four children in Fremont and were members of Trinity Christian Reformed Church. Kay enjoyed working as an LPN in a doctor’s office, and she and Bob enjoyed boating on White Lake for many years. Upon retirement, they began wintering in Florida and made many beautiful memories with family and friends during their time there. Kay always looked forward to heading south and reuniting with special friends, but she also loved her summers up north where she often found herself surrounded by a multitude of grandchildren while spending time at Lake Skegemog. She was happiest when she was in the midst of the commotion and encircled by family, as she loved to watch everyone in action. She adored babies and children and was blessed to meet so many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren during her lifetime. Known for her ability to clean just about anything to a sparkling shine, she kept any home in which she stayed looking pristine, inside and out. She leaves behind a host of sweet memories that her family will forever cherish, not the least of which is her well-known departure catchphrase: “See you ‘round like a donut!” Kay will be forever loved and missed by her four children: Sharon (Bill) DeVries of Fremont, Sandy (Mike) Ferrier of Muskegon, Bob (Sandy) Mills of Oconomowoc, WI, and Paula (Scott) Meyers of New Era; 18 grandchildren: Carissa (Eric) Schugars, Ben DeVries, Sara DeVries, Kate (Mike) Korr, Steve Wiersema, Bob (Misty) Wiersema, Kim (Jeremy) Goorman, Tom (Kate) Wiersema, Kaitlin (Mike) Poliak, Jessica (Greg) Guenther, Jennifer (Craig) Sytsema, Amy (Dexter) Weesies, Carli (Andrew) Sciba, Jeremy Meyers, Todd DeVries, Tammy (Brian) Nelson, Tim DeVries, and BJ (Beth) DeVries; 42 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. A private family memorial celebration will be held. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the West Michigan Christian Education Collaborative (West Michigan CEC, ATTN: Dan DeKam, 1279 E. Apple Ave., Muskegon, MI 49442) are appreciated.
Katherine “Kay” Ann Mills, age 93, of Muskegon and formerly of Fremont was welcomed into Heaven on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Kay was born June 26, 1928, in Pellston, MI, to Stephen and Cressie (Boyle) Dubel. Kay loved her childhood... View Obituary & Service Information
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