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11/6/2013 12:01:00 AM
Millie Sullivan

Millie Sullivan passed away peacefully at Bay Bluffs on October 26, 2013 at age 96. Her daughter, Barbara Baker and granddaughter, Stephanie Baker, both of Harbor Springs were at her side.

Millie was born in Detroit, Michigan to Paul and Clara Deiss in 1917. She attended Grosse Pointe High School the first year it opened and graduated from Detroit Southeastern High School in 1935.

In 1943 Millie married 1st Lieutenant Charles "Chuck" Sullivan, a B24 bomber pilot who flew 52 missions during World War II. When the war ended in 1945, Chuck returned home and the couple made their home in Rochester, Michigan where they raised their three children.

Millie lived a long and healthy life. She traveled frequently and in her 80's pedaled her bike around Mackinac Island.

Millie was preceded in death by her husband Chuck in 1980, her brother Paul in 2009 and her son Richard in 2004. She is survived by her son Gary (Robin Swift) of Rochester Hills and daughter Barbara (Rick) Baker of Harbor Springs; three grandchildren, Wade (Sheri) Sullivan and Samantha Sullivan of Lake Orion, and Stephanie Baker of Harbor Springs; and two great granddaughters Grace and Hannah of Lake Orion.

Millie moved to Perry Farm Village from Rochester Hills, Michigan in 2003 and in 2009 she moved to Bay Bluffs.

A private memorial service was held in Rochester Hills on October 29, 2013. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to Bay Bluffs Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs, where the staff so wonderfully cared for Millie during the past four years.

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