Michael Lee ‘Mike’ Hillier

BERGLAND, MI. – Micheal Lee “Mike” Hillier, 70, of Bergland, died Sunday, August 24, 2014 at his home.

He was born September 20, 1943 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin the son of the Walter & Myrtle (Bigger) Hillier. He was a graduate of Ewen High School class of 1963. Mike was employed by the Ontonagon County Road Commission for 37 years as a heavy equipment operator. His job was his passion. His other interests include bird hunting and maintaining his yard until illness prevented him. He loved watching the boats in the Sault Sainte Marie area and local trains. Mike was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bergland and the Lake Gogebic Senior Recreational Club.

He married the former Nancy Miller on August 1, 1970 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bergland. She Survives.

Survivors include: 2 Daughters, Michele and Melissa of Bergland, an uncle, Brian (Arlene) Hillier, Marquette, Michigan, several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins and his two faithful dogs Sable and Hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother James, and beloved dogs Bert and Hershey.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 11:00A.M. EST at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bergland, the Reverend Timothy Steckling will officiate. Family and friends will be received from 9:00 A.M. EST until the time of service. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Bruce Crossing. A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the return from the Cemetery

Pallbearers will be, Glen E. Miller, Glen L. Miller,Gordon Thomasini, Clint Weber Jr., Leonard Johnson and Donald Abrams.

The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Aspirus Grand View Hospital and Marquette General Hospital for their care and compassion through out the years.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Range Funeral Service & Crematory, Frick-Zielinski Funeral Home, Bessemer, Michigan.

Bruce Kalm, Frick-Zielinski Funeral Home, 304 S. Sophie St., Bessemer, Michigan 49911 906-663-4410.