Phillip John Maiville

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IRONS -- Phillip John Maiville, 88, of Irons, passed away at his home Aug. 13, 2018. He was born March 25, 1930, in Detroit, to George and Lydia(Nelson) Maiville.

At the age of 4, Phil and his family moved to the Luther area where he was raised and later graduated from Luther High School.

He later met and married the love of his life Barbara(Storms), in Grandville, on Sept. 23, 1950.

Phil enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served two overseas tours in the Korean War. After the Korean War, Phil and Barb settled in Mason, where they raised their family.

During his life, Phil was involved in many things. He was a member of the VFW, NRA, Mason's, and the Presbyterian Church.

For most of his life, Phil was a truck driver and retired from Fleet Carrier Trucking Company. In addition to that, Phil worked in the automotive industry as a painter at Fisher Body, owned and operated a Ford Dealership and worked as an insurance adjuster for Farm Bureau. Phil also served as a deputy sheriff with the Ingham County Sheriff's Department, where he worked up to the position of detective, leaving only after being injured in the line of duty.

In 1991, Phil and Barb moved to the Irons area where they have owned a cottage on Big Bass Lake since 1966.

Phil was very active and proud of his service to Lake County and its communities. Phil served as a Lake County commissioner for 14 years. During that time, he was instrumental in the formation of Lake County's 911 Dispatch Center, the expansion of the Lake County's Residential Reentry Program, improved ambulance services and helped oversee the improvements and new construction of many other Lake County buildings and facilities.

Phil leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Barbara, of 67 years; and his children, Angela Maiville, Debra Maiville. Don Maiville, and wife Marci; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Phil was preceded in death by his older brother, George, and younger brother, Robert Maiville.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Verdun's Funeral Home in Baldwin. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, the same location, followed by a graveside military ceremony at the North Park Cemetery in Luther.

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Verdun Funeral Home & Cremation Services
585 7Th St
Baldwin, MI 49304
(231) 745-4680
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Published in The Lake County Star on Aug. 16, 2018
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