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Richard Mills, age 61, of Traverse City, passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 10, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. At the time of his death he was surrounded by his loving family, wife, Beverly and children, David, Hilary and Benjamin.
Born Feb. 8, 1956 in Detroit, to Ralph and Rita (Ward) Mills, Rick started a family of his own in Downers Grove, Illinois, where he met his wife, Beverly. Rick and Bev were married on April 24, 1982 in Hinsdale, Illinois. Several years later after having their three children, Rick and Bev moved to Traverse City, an area that they both loved so very much.
Rick worked for Hallmark Construction since moving to Traverse City in 1990. At Hallmark he specialized in foundations and concrete work. Rick took tremendous pride in the many projects he built around the city and northern Michigan.
In his younger years, Rick enjoyed traveling out West, hiking and horseback riding in the mountains. Later in life, he loved building custom bicycles and taking them for a cruise around town.
Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Rita (Ward) Mills; and his father-in-law, Robert Terry.
Rick is survived by his wife, Beverly Mills; sons, David (Kala) Mills and Benjamin Mills; daughter, Hilary (David) Vachon; and grandchildren, Ayden, Nora, Luke and Jack. Rick is also survived by his father, Ralph Mills; brother, Ralph (Peggy) Mills; sisters, Barb (Dennis) Fedorinchik, Linda (John) Stephenson and Lori (Al) Sanderson; mother-in-law, Norma Terry; sister-in-law, Barb (Craig) Smith; as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Private family services are being held.
Published on November 12, 2017
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