Milton D. Stanton, 74, of Traverse City and formerly of Reed City, passed away May 28, 2017 at Munson Hospice House after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer.
Milt was born on June 16, 1942 in Reed City, to the late Delbert Francis and Dorothy (Earnest) Stanton.
Milt served our country honorably as a member of the United States Navy. Shortly thereafter, he earned his bachelor's degree from Ferris State University.
On Aug. 17, 1968, Milt married his best friend, Victoria A. Tyler in Cadillac.
He was employed by Grand Traverse County and served as the environmental administrator for the health department for 28 years, a job he enjoyed while working with those he still considered friends even 20 years after retirement. Many people still comment about what a great mentor he was.
In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, woodworking and fishing. Milt was also an avid reader and enjoyed reading about history. Milt's sense of humor and ability to spark conversation with anyone made him one of a kind. Milt was respected greatly both professionally and personally. He will be dearly missed by his many friends and loving family.
Milt is survived by his wife of 48 years, Victoria "Vickie"; daughter, Rebecca "Beckie" (Pat) Wooters, of Traverse City; son, Brett (Lyn) Stanton, of Kansas City; grandchildren, Hunter Wooters, Harper, Gage and Ellie Stanton; brother, Derald (Bonnie) Stanton, of Traverse City; sister, Marilyn Bott, of Midland; as well as a special uncle and aunt, Norm and Floss Earnest, of Reed City.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 1 p.m. (not noon) with visitation beginning one hour prior also at the funeral home. Military honors will be provided by Cherryland VFW Post #2780.
Memorial contributions in memory of Milt may be directed to the National Writers Series, 1200 W. 11th St., Suite 231, Traverse City, MI 49684 or to Munson Hospice House.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories and photos with the family at Milt's online guestbook.
The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on May 31, 2017