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David Arthur Mills

March 19, 1935 ~ January 15, 2018 (age 82)

David Arthur Mills, age 82, of Interlochen, MI. passed away peacefully, of naural causes, on Monday, January 15, 2018 in his home. Born in Toledo, Ohio on March 19, 1935. David was the son of the late Arthur and Mary Mills. 

David had also resided in Toledo and Sylvania, Ohio and St. Petersburg, Florida. He was an alumnus of The Ohio State University and a graduate of the University of Toledo. He served in the Ohio Air National Guard, USAF reserves and the USAF.

David worked for the International Division of Owens Illinois, was an accomplished builder and was a Toledo entrepreneur owning many businesses including Jim Freak's restaurant in downtown Toledo. He was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church in Toledo as well as in Traverse City. He was an active member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity for over 50 years. David enjoyed flying R/C planes, fishing and working on his cars. Above all else, he cherished time spent with his family.  David was probably the most outspoken and proud OSU fan in northern Michigan. 

Surviving are former wife, Susan Mills; sons, Tim and David, II; grandchildren, Austin, David, III and Angel; sister-in-law, Sandra Mills and her children, Kim and Brad and his beloved dog, Harley.

David was also preceded in death by his brother, J. Thomas Mills of Kennett Square, PA..

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. in the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home 2426 North Reynolds Rd. Toledo, OH. 43615. (419)531-4424.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of Traverse City or the Cherryland Humane Society.

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