Millie Jane Carrier (nee Kimm) of Winter Haven, Florida, formerly Vinton, Iowa, passed on to a much gentler after-life on May 7, 2017, as she listened to her granddaughter softly sing ‘Amazing Grace’ to her. Graveside services will take place at 11am on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Evergreen Cemetery, in Vinton, IA. There will be a private viewing one hour prior at Phillips Family Center, 605 Second Avenue, Vinton, Iowa.


Millie was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Hoyt; and her infant great-granddaughter Carla Marie Carrier.


Millie is survived by her sons Hoyt E Carrier II (‘Skip’) and his wife Kathy, Mark D Carrier, and Joel C Carrier. She is also survived by her grandkids Elizabeth A Dzwonek (Luke), Hoyt E Carrier III, Evan C Carrier (Brianna); and great-grandson Henry Dzwonek. Also special friend Bill Hogan of Winter Haven, FL.


A graveside service is planned for Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 11am, at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton, Iowa. A private viewing will take place at the Phillips Family Center, 605 Second Avenue, Vinton, Iowa one hour prior and a light luncheon will be served at the Vinton Country Club following the graveside service.


Many thanks to Aurora & Nilo Morales and their loving staff at Wedgewood of Winter Haven; All About Aging; the many wonderful care-givers from Comfort Keepers; and Compassionate Care Hospice.


In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Carla Marie Carrier fund at the Kids Food Basket in Grand Rapids, MI   <>  (616) 235-4532.