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Wilson Milligan Jr.

August 6, 1933 October 11, 2019
Wilson Milligan Jr.
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Wilson Milligan Jr., age 86, of Cecil, Wisconsin, died in Shawano, Wisconsin on Friday October 11, 2019. Born in Onaway, Michigan on August 6, 1933, Wilson was the son of Wilson Sr. and Myrtle (Covell) Milligan. On October 18, 1957, he married Carolyn Norris in Angola, Indiana. The Milligan’s were longtime residents of Afton before moving to Boyne Falls, and later to Wolverine. After Carolyn’s death in 2004, Wilson moved to Wisconsin where he married Roma (Redman) Verg in 2005.

Wilson made a career producing wood chips and pulpwood in Northern Michigan. Hardworking and dedicated to his customers, Wilson owned and operated Quality Chips until his retirement in 1999. A lifelong resident of Northern Michigan, Wilson enjoyed the outdoors. He enjoyed boating and was an avid fisherman and hunter. And though he enjoyed hunting, he had a greater passion for feeding the wildlife. He kept the birds, deer, and other small animals well-fed and enjoyed watching them as they came to his yard to eat. He loved to read, was a skilled woodworker, and enjoyed going to the casino. Compassionate and kind, Wilson cared for his wife, Carolyn, during the many years of her failing health. He was good-hearted, cared about his family, as well as helped others in need.

Surviving Wilson are his wife, Roma Milligan of Cecil, Wisconsin; sons, Phillip (Alison) of Cheboygan and Casey (Lori) of Indian River; daughters, Janice (Dan) Palmer of Wolverine and Joyce Milligan (Jeff Heyd) of Port Angeles, Washington; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. Wilson was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn; brother, Charles Milligan; and sister, Virginia Hilliker.

Visitation will be held at the Chagnon Funeral Home on Wednesday October 16, 2019 from 5 pm – 8 pm followed by a funeral service at the funeral home at 10:00 AM on Thursday October 17, 2019. Elder Thelma Curtis will officiate. Wilson’s final resting place will be in Wolverine at Silver Lake Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy please consider a donation in memory of Wilson to the American Kidney Fund.


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Visitation

Wednesday

16

Oct

5:00 PM 10/16/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/16/2019 8:00:00 PM
Chagnon Funeral Home

20742 State Street
Onaway, MI 49765

Chagnon Funeral Home
20742 State Street Onaway 49765 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

17

Oct

10:00 AM 10/17/2019 10:00:00 AM
Chagnon Funeral Home

20742 State Street
Onaway, MI 49765

Chagnon Funeral Home
20742 State Street Onaway 49765 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Silver Lake Cemetery Final Resting Place

Wolverine Road
Wolverine, Michigan 49799

Wolverine Road Wolverine 49799 Michigan
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Kidney Fund

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