Millet, age 70, life-long resident of Chesterton and Porter, IN, passed away
peacefully in his home surrounded by family on August 27, 2018.
Fred was born July
8, 1948, to George and Helen Millet.
He is survived by
his wife Sharon, his daughter Machelle (Joe) Wagner, mother Helen, brothers
Alan, George (Kathy), Richard (DeeAnn), sister Mary Ann (Fred) Lundquist,
nieces and nephews Melanie, Michele, Jennifer, Leslie, Andy, and Arik, many
great-nephews and nieces, and step-granddaughters Whitney and Jenna. He is
preceded in death by his father.
Fred proudly served
in Vietnam - Air Force division, achieving many military awards including
Airman of the Year. He worked at U.S. Steel, Levy Company, and Beemsterboer
Slag as an Operations Manager. After retirement he, along with his wife,
daughter, and son-in-law opened Green Garage, a furniture, gift and
housewares shop in downtown Chesterton.
His love of life
was felt by everyone he met. Always with a smile, a heart a mile wide, his
presence alone made you feel welcome. He loved to laugh (a contagious laugh
it was), spend time with family and friends and was granted the nickname
“Goose” by golf buddies. Many a day he was seen tooling around in his golf
cart, visiting friends and watching beach sunsets with his wife. Always
willing to help others, he and son-in-law made their way to Hurricane Harvey
Relief in Texas a year ago. He stated it was the most rewarding trip of his
lifetime. Spending idle time with daughter picking for furniture to
refurbish and finding laughs at every turn. He was a man that will truly be
He passed away
leaving no words unsaid, listening to Frank Sinatra with wife, daughter,
son-in-law, sister-in-law, and brother-in-law, Leslie and Bryan White, and
mother-in-law, Violet, all near.
A Celebration of
Life will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at
the Spa Speakeasy & Special Event Center, 333 N Mineral Springs Rd.,
Chesterton, IN, 46304. Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral
Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304. Online condolences to the family
may be made at www.ee-fh.com