Michael John Hiller

Michael (Mike) Hiller, age 72 of Manton, passed away to his home in heaven, surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Mike was born on February 11, 1946 in Cadillac, Michigan to Joseph and Winnie (Older) Hiller. Mike married Patricia Valle on August 14, 1971 in Cadillac, Michigan. They have two Children and seven Grandchildren.
Mike was a graduate of McBain High School and shortly after that was deployed to Vietnam where he served in the US Army. Mike worked as a part-time deputy for the Missaukee County Sheriff’s Department while also working for Consumers Power Company. He then became a licensed electrician, which became his life-long career. Mike also worked as an electrical inspector for Kalkaska County.
Outside of work, Mike spent his time coaching various sports teams including one year of varsity basketball in Manton. He was avidly involved in his children’s athletic careers and carried the same enthusiasm over to his grandchildren. Whether he spent his time watching his grandkids play sports, going for rides in the golf cart, or teaching them some work related skills in his barn, he was always involved.
Mike will be remembered for having a great sense of humor and known for playing lots of pranks on family and friends. Mike will be greatly missed by his family and friends. We will also deeply miss his presence at Manton Ranger basketball games sitting next to his buddy Mel.
Mike is survived by his wife Pat Hiller of Manton, Daughter Amy (Eric) Salani of Manton, Son Ryan (Kaylie) Hiller of Manton, Grandchildren, Trever, Brenen, Jaxsen, Aubrey, Grady, Indy, Halle; Sisters Kathy Jenema of McBain, Ann (Leon) Ingersole of Cheboygan, Brother Terry (Lynn) Hiller of Midland and Mother in-law Barbra Reynolds of Manton and Brothers in- law and Sister’s in-law  Mary (Mike) Hicks of Manton, Karen (Dennis) Atkinson of Leelanau.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Father in-law Harry Valle, step Father in-law David Reynolds, Brother Joe Hiller, Sister in-law Sharon Hiller, Brother in-law Dick Jenema, Niece Pam Demuth, Nephew Patrick Hiller, Great Niece Lindsay Hiller.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Living Word Ministries 800 S. Michigan Ave, Manton, Michigan, with Pastor Steve Boven officiating. Pallbears will be Eric Salani, Ryan Hiller, Clark Dykhouse, Randy Shepler, Trever Salani, and Brenen Salani. Burial will take place in the Liberty Township Cemetery. A luncheon will be held after the service at The Barn Hall 3888 old US highway 131, Manton, Michigan. Visitation will be held at the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain on Wednesday, October 3, from 5-8pm. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at Arrangements are being handled by the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain.

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Lois I Darrow

Thoughts and prayers are with all you at this difficult time. Love, Tom and Lois

Jim Bosscher

Thoughts and prayers to Pat and family. Mike's humor and out going personality will be missed.

Vonna Wiinikainen Gillow

So sorry for your loss. Mike was a friend of my brother Dallas in high school. Always remember him as the fun loving guy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. RIP Mike

Joe & Nancy Cairnduff

Thoughts and Prayers to the Hiller family. Your family is in our thoughts at this difficult time. God bless

Cynthia Talbot

Condolences to Mike's entire family...especially his wonderful wife (Pat)! Mike was a true and loyal friend to my dad (Cliff) and was always willing to help out anyone in need. We will miss him, but are assured he is now in his heavenly HOME.

Gayle Stuck

Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Mike will be missed the entire community. Love, Gayle and David

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