Paul A. Dills

Paul A. Dills, 93, longtime resident of Eaton County passed peacefully on Friday June 2, 2023.
He was born June 24, 1929, in Pigeon, MI to Ernie Dills and Agnes Bauer. He was married to his wife Lois Dills for 68 years. They resided on the family farm in Benton Township for most of their years together until her death in 2018.
As well as farming, Paul started Paul’s Gun Shop in the basement of their home in the 1960’s and Farmers Machine Shop together with his father and Dills Excavating with his sons for many years.
He served on the board of the one-room Doane School with other neighbors. And he also served on the Benton Township Fire Board for sixteen years.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lois; his sister, Gayla; and his sister Marilyn.
He is survived by sons, Ned (Kimberly) Dills, Ted Dills; and daughter Nancy (Paul) Hicks; five grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life visitation will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mills Funeral Home, 301 E. Jefferson St., Grand Ledge, MI 48837.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The National Rifle Association or to ProMedica Hospice. Online condolences can be shared at