Lloyd Antieau, long-time Brighton area resident, died unexpectedly on February 10, 2018. He was a good man who deeply loved his wife, Mary Kelly, and their five daughters. He was good-natured, energetic, and non-judgmental. He extended a helping hand to anyone in need, and he had the greenest thumb this side of the Mississippi River. He instilled in his children a love nature and taught them about fairness and integrity. He lived his life not for fame or fortune, but to do right by his family and community.
Lloyd Antieau was born October 30, 1932, one of seven children of the late Catherine and Leo Antieau. He married Mary Kelly at St. Patrick’s Church in Brighton in June of 1954. After he served in the United States Air Force in Texas, Colorado, and Louisiana, he and Mary and their three daughters returned to Michigan where Lloyd worked for Capital Airlines at Willow Run in Ypsilanti.
Lloyd, his father, and a brother or two helped build the house in Green Oak Township where Lloyd and Mary raised their five daughters. He attended Eastern Michigan University where he got a teaching degree and later a Masters Degree in Education. Lloyd taught elementary school for several years before he became a principal at Walled Lake Consolidated Schools.
After retiring, Lloyd learned how to make quilts from Mary, and together they made quilts for their family for years. Lloyd also created awe-inspiring gardens around his homes. Also after retirement, Lloyd built another house for himself and Mary, next to the old one, where they lived until Mary died in 2007.
Lloyd is survived by his daughters Karen Shinsky (Gary Shinsky), Kim Antieau (Mario Milosevic), Kathleen Antieau (John Smale), Michelle Antieau (Guy Boss), and Camille Antieau; brothers Lyle, Larry, and Lamont Antieau; grandchildren Jason Freyaldenhoven and Kelly Lethco; great grandchildren Baleigh, Kayden, Nathan, Deker, and Kramer; sister-in-law Janice Antieau and many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews, and a long list of friends.
Memorial service to be held in the spring in Brighton.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Lloyd’s name to the Sierra Club, Audubon, or any organizations that preserve and protect Nature and the environment, or to the American Heart Association.