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Former Governor will be remembered after passing

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Former Governor William Milliken will be remembered in Interlochen tomorrow (Thursday).

He passed away last October at the age of 97.

Milliken was Michigan’s longest-serving governor in office from 1969 to 1983.

The Traverse City native was famous for his staunch support of conservation and natural resources.

He championed environmental measures like the 10 cent bottle law which requires manufacturers to take back pop and beer cans.

Bill Rustem was an advisor to the former Governor.

“He actually, I think, helped pull the nation and the world into a new era of environmental responsibility with a whole bunch of firsts that happened here in Michigan,” said Rustem.

The memorial service will be held Thursday afternoon at Interlochen Center for the Arts and is open to the public.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to speak, among others.