Covell Funeral Home

200 N Brownson, Kingsley, MI


Milton Thomas Church

August 25, 1936June 20, 2019

Milton Thomas Church, 82 of Interlochen, passed away on June 20th, 2019 in the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

Milton was born in Kingsley to Allen and Melissa Church on August 25, 1936. He graduated with the 1955 class at Kingsley High School. He worked for the Michigan Department of Transportation for 27 years. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time with his family.

Milton is preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Allan “Morris” Church; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Lou Bauer; and son, Steve Church of Cleveland, Ohio.

Milton is survived by his wife Sue of Interlochen; Sons Brent (Jerilyn) Church of Rapid City, South Dakota, Todd Church, of Interlochen, Dann (Kelly) Church of Castle Rock, Colorado, Brother Bruce (Loretta) Church of Chattanooga, Tennesee, Step Children Rhonda (Jim) Nestell of Ishpeming, Brent Taggart of Eaton Rapids, Dana (Roy) Stein of Charlotte; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Covell Funeral Home, 200 North Brownson, Kingsley, on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 at 5pm. Officiating will be Pastor Scott Barker. Donations can can be made in his name to the Alzheimers Association. The family of Milton wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the caring and professional staff of Gand Traverse Pavilions Elm unit.


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Milton Thomas Church

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Becky Mosley

June 23, 2019

One of the highlights of my growing up years was going to Grandma and Grandpa Church's when the Uncles were there. I remember Uncle Milton grabbing my arms, Uncle Morris grabbing my legs and swinging me up and over their heads. Those same arms picked me up and threw me in the water more than once, I might add. We always knew there would be shenanigans when the three boys were together. They surrounded us with love and laughter, and Uncle Milton's trademark smile was always prevalent. I am going to miss him, but I know he is with my folks now and the party is going strong. Love you Uncle Milton