January 16, 2019

Millert D. Leinonen

Died May 6, 2018


Millert Duane Leinonen, 88, of Standish, formerly of Pontiac, died May 6, 2018.

He was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Shell River Township, Minnesota, to the late Lars F. and Hilma E. (Niemi) Leinonen.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Irene Mae Leinonen, on Jan. 6, 2018; as well as two sons, Larry and Timothy Leinonen.

He is survived by three children, Gary (Cathy) Leinonen, Vickie (Randy) Leinonen-Cook and Regina (William) Cooney; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Millert retired from GM Truck and Coach as a millwright and was a member of UAW Local 594 and a licensed builder. He was a member of Twining Baptist Church.

Memorial graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Ortonville Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Village Funeral Home, Ortonville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To send a condolence to the family, visit www.villagefh.com.


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