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Charles Mills

February 3, 1951 — May 28, 2017

Charles D. Mills Ph.D., age 66 of Marine on St. Croix and formerly Gloversville, NY passed away after a tenacious battle with an unrelenting cancer on Sunday May 28th 2017. Charlie earned his Doctorate in Immunology from the University of Chicago and went on to research macrophage biology at the University of Minnesota. His discoveries will continue to enhance the understanding of cancer and disease. His passions were playing basketball, fishing, driving, gardening, water-skiing and spending time at his family's lake home in the Adirondack Mountains (The Camp). Storyteller, researcher, writer, father and friend he truly was larger than life and will be remembered by everyone who met him. He is preceded in death by parents, Robert and Audrey. Survived by daughter, Audrey (Brad) Kopp; son, Charlie Ray; brothers, Curtis (Linda) and Doug (Meg); former wife, Sylvia; cousins, nieces, nephew and many friends. Celebration of Charlie's life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 9th, 2017 at Elim Lutheran Church, 20971 Olinda Trail N, Scandia. Family and friends will gather from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Funeral Home: Mattson Funeral Home 343 North Shore Drive Forest Lake, MN US 55025

Previous Events

Visitation
Friday, June 9, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Elim Lutheran Church

20971 Olinda Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073

Service
Friday, June 9, 2017
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Elim Lutheran Church

20971 Olinda Trail North
Scandia, MN 55073


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