Eva Neda Hempel

HEMPEL, Eva Neda (Denason) – of Davison, MI, age 87, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 PM Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment immediately following the Mass in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 3-8 PM Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 12-1 PM Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Building Fund or St. Joseph Mercy Home Care and Hospice, in Eva’s memory.

Eva was born in Flint, MI on October 14, 1934, daughter of the late Mate and Neda (Nicolac) Denason. She was a graduate of Bendle High School Class of 1951. During her time at Bendle, Eva was a multi-sport Varsity athlete, cheerleader, a student government representative, and a social leader. After graduation, she helped organize Class Reunions and a monthly classmate lunch at a local diner. She bowled for many years in various Flint area leagues, forming lifelong friendships. Eva was a longtime employee and partner of Genesee Cut Stone & Marble Co. During 43 years of employment at GCSM, Eva helped modernize and grow not only the Accounting Department, but all aspects of the company. She was influential in hiring many of the key employees and future partners. Eva was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. For many years, while her daughter was a student at St John grade school, she spearheaded the children’s games at the annual St. John Parish Festival.

Eva is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Paul and her husband, Bob, who was like a son to Eva; 4 nieces, Diane (Dave) Brown, Lisa Houser, Monicka (Sam) Awad and Leslie Johnson; 5 nephews, Jack (Katherine) Hempel, David (Mari) Hempel, Dr. Christopher (Kris) Johnson, M.D., Erick (Marian) Hempel and Robert (Carol) Hempel; numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews; special adopted family of Mary and Robert Paul, Jr., their children and grandchildren who were a bonus family to her; special friend, Marge Cardinal; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mate and Neda Denason; sister, Mary Ellen Johnson; dearest friend and partner, Donald J. Terrian; niece, Karen Aurand; 2 nephews, Bill Hempel and Karl Hempel.

Eva was a force of nature that will be greatly missed, but her influence and love will last forever.

Anita Ashley

ASHLEY, Anita Marie (Palma) – of Burton, MI, age 100, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, May 27, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Private entombment in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 11 AM-12 PM Friday, May 27, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Anita’s memory.

Anita was born in Aliquippa, PA on September 19, 1921, daughter of the late Ziffero “William” and Maria (Matia) Palma. She married James R. Ashley on September 26, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 22, 1994. Anita was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Anita is survived by 3 children, Jomarie (Tibor) Debreczeny, Patty (Daniel) Crawford and James R. Ashley, II; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ziffero “William” and Maria Palma; husband, James R. Ashley and 6 siblings.

Olga Morrison

MORRISON, Olga (Szczerbacki) – of Hadley Township, age 94, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer Region. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield, MI. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM on Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Wednesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, in Olga’s memory.

Olga was born in Detroit, MI on August 22, 1927 daughter of the late John and Mary Szczerbacki. She married Charles Morrison on November 2, 1945. He preceded her in death on July 15, 2002. Olga was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She will always be remembered for her wonderful crocheting. Olga was a very loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren.

Olga is survived by her children, Donna (Ralph) Burley, Cheryl Bingham, Sandra Morrison, Michele (David) Szalay, Marc (Connie) Morrison and George (Kim) Morrison; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by children, Dwayne Morrison, Richard Morrison, Kenneth Morrison and John Morrison.

Michael Hamilton

HAMILTON, Michael “Mickey” Lister – of Flint, age 80, passed away May 11, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 PM Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made out to Korie Hamilton to establish an annual scholarship fund for future Genesee County educators, in Michael’s name.

Mickey was born in Flint, MI on June 29, 1941, son of the late Ferdenand and Mayme (Sullivan) Hamilton. He married Sandra Milliman on Nov. 20, 1965, and she preceded him in death on August 27, 2019.

Mickey graduated from St. Mary’s Flint in 1959 where he was a three-sport athlete, he then went on to Flint Junior College, where he continued his baseball career and obtained an Associate degree in 1962. He continued his education obtaining a BS in education at Eastern Michigan University in 1964. His first teaching position was at Flint Holy Rosary, where he spent seven years as a teacher, counselor and coach. Mickey was the head coach of the 1975 football team that played in the first ever MHSAA football state championships. During his years at Holy Rosary, he progressed in his education to acquire a MA in Guidance and Counseling at Eastern Michigan University in 1968. In 1976, Mickey moved next door to Kearsley High School, where he was a counselor and coach for two years and athletic director for twenty-three years. In his tenure at Kearsley, Mickey was instrumental in developing one of the state’s most outstanding athletic programs that continues today.

Mickey is survived by his sons, Darren (Jennifer) Hamilton and Lance (Korie) Hamilton; grandchildren, Ethan, Gavin, Olivia, Lauren, Griffin, Zachary (Savannah), Megan (Jay) and Daniel; great grandchildren, Desmond and Henry; sibling, Genora (Tom) Halligan, Eugene Hamilton, Lana (Michael) Zelley, Ellen (Gary) Root, Neil Hamilton, Rita (Tom) Rutter; sister-in-law, Marilyn Goyette; and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; family members, Sam (Rosie) Hamilton, Mary Agnes Hamilton, Gerard “Jerry” Hamilton; brother-in-law, Tom Goyette and sister-in-law, Mary Pat Hamilton.

Janet Ronders

RONDERS, Janet K. – age 80, of Fenton, passed away Wednesday May 11, 2022.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon Monday, May 16, 2022 at St. John Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton St., Davison. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant.  Visitation will be 3-8 PM Sunday at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 W. Silver Lake Rd., Fenton where a Rosary Service will be held at 6 PM.  Visitation will also be held from 11 AM until the time of Mass Monday at the church.  Those desiring may make contributions to St. John Catholic Church, Davison.  Janet was born November 19, 1941 in Flint, the daughter of Omer Herman and Sophia Sylvia (Letavis) Erler.  She was a 1960 graduate of Flint Northern High School.  Janet worked for AC Spark Plug as a secretary in Labor Relations for 34 years, retiring in 1999. She married Edward Louis Ronders on June 1, 1984; he preceded her in death May 3, 2020.  Janet was a great partner when her husband participated in veteran organizations.  She loved quilting and was very active in St. John Catholic Church of Davison.  Surviving are: her daughter, Jennifer (Joseph) Swedorske of Fenton; nephews, Wes (Jeanie) Tallman, John (Cindy) Tallman; brother-in-law, Wes Tallman; and many cousins.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Joyce Tallman.  Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com

Adela Burda

BURDA, Adela – Of Flint, age 98, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at her home.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Reverend Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 9th at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. Visitation also 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday until the time of Mass at the church.

Those desiring may make contributions to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Adela was born in Krasnk, Poland on October 19, 1923, the daughter of the late Joseph and Bernice (Slovinska) Cwieka.

Surviving are children, Richard (Brenda) Burda, Barbara Kovacs, Theresa Burda (Steve) and Edward (Renee) Burda;

grandchildren, Stephanie, Steven Matthew, Danny and Reanna;

great-grandchildren, Hadley, Elizabeth and Kaitlyn.

Adela was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Burda; grandson, Jeffrey and daughter-in-law, Sharon Kay.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her caregivers, Edie, Brenda, Shannon and Christa.

Harry Boris

BORIS, Harry A. – of Davison, MI, age 93, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 Noon Friday, May 13, 2022, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski and Rev. Fr. Carl Simon con-celebrants. Interment with military honors will take place following the Mass at St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-8PM Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Thursday at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors the hour prior to the Mass at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tunnels to Towers Foundation (t2t.org).

Harry was born in Flint, MI on August 29, 1928, son of the late Harry and Agatha (Jacobs) Boris. He married Dolores Louise DeWitt on May 19, 1951, and she preceded him in death on October 19, 2017. Harry retired from AC Spark Plug in 1987 after 39 years of service. He was the original “car guy” and it was said that gasoline ran through his veins. He was a family man who worked multiple jobs to provide for his loving family. Harry was a devout Catholic and valued his parochial education from St Matthew’s and St Michael’s.

Harry is survived by his 7 children, Cynthia (Victor) Lake, Gerald (Dru) Boris, Julia (David) Yakel, Vincent (Tricia) Boris, John Boris, Maria Chappell and Bethany (Danny) Boris; 15 grandchildren, Michael, Nathan, Stephanie, Brian, Lindsay, Christopher, Steven, Julianne, Jillian, Kenneth, Kyle, Hunter, Caleb, Mallory and Katelyn; 10 great-grandchildren, Miles, Elise, Jack, Tommy, Sloane, Bodhi, Riley, Wesley, Rylie and Samuel; brother, Victor ( Shelby) Boris; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Boris. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Celeste Marie; son-in-law, Kim Michael Lavalle; brothers, Thomas and Charles; sisters, Joan Beholz and Jane McAvinchey.

Ronald Murawski

MURAWSKI, Ronald James.  – of The Villages, FL., age 87, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2022. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Noon on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery on Richfield / Oak Road immediately following.  The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Music Ministry or a charity of your choice.

Ron was born in Bay City, MI on December 15, 1934, and the son of Isadore and Marie Murawski. He married Theresa, the love of his life on January 22,1955 in St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Saginaw, MI. Ron was a past member of St. John the Evangelist Church where he served as an usher, choir member and K of C member for over 25 years, moving to Florida in 1997. He spent the last 17 years in, The Villages, Fl. Ron continued to be active in his Catholic Faith and was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. He was very athletic and loved playing golf and softball. He truly enjoyed all kinds of music. He had a beautiful singing voice and self taught himself to play guitar. He was truly a wonderful man with never a unkind word.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, son, Dennis (Barbara) Murawski; son, Timothy (Karen) Murawski; daughter Lynann Parker; sister Geraldine Novak; 7 grandchildren Tony (Maggie); Todd (Kim); Kyle (Trina) Murawski; Allen and Andrew Murawski; Lindsay Byers and Lucas McCarney; 17 great-grandchildren, and other loving family and friends.

“Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one. The chain will link again.”

The family would like to thank all of our family and friends for their love and support.

Gerald Finch

FINCH, Gerald – of Davison, age 73, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022, at McLaren – Flint. A Funeral Service, with Military Honors, will be celebrated 1 PM Friday, May 6, 2022, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Cremation will take place following the Service. Visitation will be from 2-7 PM Thursday, May 5, 2022, at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. There will be visitation starting at 10 AM prior to the Service on Friday, May 6, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Jerry’s memory.

Jerry was born in Flint, MI on December 10, 1948, son of the late Raymond and Wava Carlene (Bowerman) Finch. He married Joy (Cook) Antcliff on March 28, 1981. Jerry proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970. Jerry received a Purple Heart Medal for his service during the Vietnam War. He was known for his great sense of humor. Jerry was an avid sports lover, a big fan of U of M, Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Lions. Jerry especially cherished the time that he spent with his grandchildren and loved watching them play sports. He was a very proud Papa and was thrilled to have recently became a great grandpa. Jerry enjoyed going to Florida every year since 1998 with his beloved wife, Joy, and spending time with special friends. Jerry would always have a great time during the holidays, playing cards and volleyball with the entire Finch family.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Joy; son, Allan (Julie) Antcliff; grandchildren, Allan Antcliff Jr., Makayla (fiancé, Maveric Goschke) Antcliff, Dylan (girlfriend, Taylor Rice) Antcliff; great grandson, Mason Quade Goschke; siblings, Patricia (Richard) Mrozek, Diane (Ed) Fuller, Ronald Finch and David (Kathy) Finch; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Wava Carlene; in-laws, Virgil and Betty Cook; and special brother-in-law, Craig Cook.

Connie Forsythe

FORSYTHE, Connie Louise (Barry) – of Burton, MI, age 74, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta Street, Burton, MI 48509; Rev. Fr. Denis Spitzley and Fr. Andrew Czajkowski concelebrant. A private inurnment will be in Crestwood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 10 AM until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, in Connie’s memory.

Connie was born in Flint, MI on November 11, 1947, daughter of late John and Pauline (Hackney) Barry. She married Dan Forsythe on August 16, 1969 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Flint, MI. Connie was a devoted member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, serving as a eucharistic minister, lector, altar server, volunteer for funeral dinners and member of the Liturgical Commission. She loved camping and making arts and crafts. Connie was committed to family and Christmas parties were special.

Connie is survived by her husband, Dan Forsythe; grandson, Christian G. Forsythe; sister, Paula (Dennis) Whipple of Mesick, MI; brother-in-law, Roy McDowell and friend Janice; many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven M. Forsythe; brother, David Barry; 2 sisters, Peggy McDowell and Nancy Glover.

Christopher Muto

Christopher Timothy Muto, age 72, of Columbiaville entered eternal life on April 17, 2022 at McLaren Hospital in Lapeer.

Chris was born January 7, 1950 in Goodrich, Michigan to the late Fred and Virginia Muto.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City.

Chris sold agricultural equipment for over 40 years in the area – starting at Weiss Equipment in Frankenmuth, then Alderman Equipment in Lennon, and finally John & Leroy Tomlinson Equipment in Marlette.  He enjoyed tractors, hunkering down for winter, and watching his favorite movie and sharing lines from – Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.  Chris was always up for a good home cooked meal – Spaghetti, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

Chris is survived by his children: Michelle (Aaron) Duckert, Chris Jr. (Emily) Muto, siblings: Donald (Janice) Muto, Thomas (Sue) Muto, 5 grandchildren: Jacob, Caleb, Mason, Kenzie, Eve, and dear friend Brenda Turner.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Antoinette, siblings: Fred Daniel Muto, Jean Kirk, and Virginia Muto.

A Mass of Celebration will be held  12:00 PM on Friday, April 22, 2022 at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison.  Father Dieudonne Ntakarutmana celebrant.  Family and Friends may visit 3:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Jansen Family Funeral Home – Columbiaville. Interment Evergreen Cemetery in Grand Blanc, Michigan.

Memorial contributions in memory of Chris may be made to any County 4H group.   Please share memories, condolences, and pictures online with the family at www.jansenfuneralhome.com.

Margaret “Peggy” Hall

HALL, Margaret “Peggy” Louise – of Lapeer MI, (formerly of Davison MI) age 81, passed away peacefully at her residence on Thursday, March 31, 2022. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 12 PM on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Family will receive visitors from 11am until time of Mass on Tuesday at the church. A Celebration of Life will follow, location to be announced.

Peggy was born in Bay City, MI on January 21, 1941, daughter of Ernest “Pete” and Marie (Hartley) Sampier. After her father’s death in 1946, Peggy was then lovingly raised by Frank “Mac” and Marie McDougall when they married in 1950. One of her greatest joys was when she was adopted at the age of 50 by her father, Frank.

Peggy graduated from Northern High School in 1959. She married Kenneth Hall on July 18, 1959 and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2001.

Together Peggy and Ken lovingly raised four children. They provided a home filled with love, much laughter and plenty of singing! Peggy couldn’t carry a tune but as long as the music was loud enough and her husband was leading, she would sing like she could! She and her husband enjoyed dancing and spent many years of enjoyment camping, especially at Harrisville State Park where they met up with family and friends each year.

After 41 years, she retired from a career she thoroughly loved, as VP at Vienna Investment & Morgan Development in Flint. Peggy also enjoyed a small business she and her daughter, Michele created, “A Tisket A Tasket Gifts in a Basket”.

In her later years, Peggy’s love of her Catholic faith grew along with her love for Jesus. She enjoyed her Scripture Studies and all the people she met in her church community. Most recently she volunteered and spent time praying for others as part of the prayer request ministry.

Peggy is survived by her 4 children, Melanie (Butch) Leix, Marty (Marie) Hall, Michele (Mike) Spinney, Matthew (Sally) Hall; 9 grandchildren, Nick Hall, Vinny (Marina) Hall, Justin (Jamie) Miller, Krystal (Jeremy) Taliercio, Kase (Rachel) Spinney, Summer (Dakota) Spinney, Vann (Jaci) Spinney,Trevor Hall, Hailey Hall; 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband, Ken Hall, she was also preceded in death by her parents, many in-laws, lifelong friends and former son-in-law Larry Miller.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Outreach East.

Connie Forsythe

FORSYTHE, Connie Louise (Barry) – of Burton, MI, age 74, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2022. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta Street, Burton, MI 48509; Rev. Fr. Denis Spitzley and Fr. Andrew Czajkowski concelebrant. Immediately following mass Inurnment will be in Crestwood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 10 AM until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, in Connie’s memory.

Connie was born in Flint, MI on November 11, 1947, daughter of late John and Pauline (Hackney) Barry. She married Dan Forsythe on August 16, 1969 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Flint, MI. Connie was a devoted member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, serving as a eucharistic minister, lector, altar server, volunteer for funeral dinners and member of the Liturgical Commission. She loved camping and making arts and crafts. Connie was committed to family and Christmas parties were special.

Connie is survived by her husband, Dan Forsythe; grandson, Christian G. Forsythe; sister, Paula (Dennis) Whipple of Mesick, MI; brother-in-law, Roy McDowell and friend Janice; many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven M. Forsythe; brother, David Barry; 2 sisters, Peggy McDowell and Nancy Glover.

Joseph Masson

MASSON, Joseph A. – of Davison, MI, age 93, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment, with Military Honors, immediately following the Mass in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 12-1 PM Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Memorial Services conducted under the auspices of the Davison Knights of Columbus Bishop Albers Council 4090 and the Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523 will be held 6 PM Tuesday, April 12, 2022, followed by a Rosary at 6:30 PM at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Priest Retirement Home or the Choir Fund at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Joseph’s memory.

Joseph was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on December 26, 1928, son of the late Edouard and Celina (Villeneuve) Masson. He proudly served in the Royal Canadian Army Reserve, RCCS. After emigrating to the United States, Joseph served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1954-1956. He owned and operated a Barber Shop in Burton. Joe’s family attempted to get him to retire, but he enjoyed working with people too much. During a difficult time in his career where Joe suffered heart issues, fellow Barbers stepped up to support Joe and helped save his business. Joseph married Yvonne (Nadeau) Burns on February 12, 1995. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, where he sang in the choir and met Yvonne. Joseph was also a member of the Davison Knights of Columbus Bishop Albers Council 4090 and the Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523, a life member of the Davison VFW Post #4087 and an active member of the American Barber Association of Michigan and the Genesee Barbers Association. He enjoyed sharing his humor with his neighbors (His extended family) in the driveway at home.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 27 years, Yvonne Masson; 3 children, Robert Masson, Jeanne (Mark) Mitchell and Annette Searson; 4 grandchildren, John Masson II, Rhiannah Steinman, Laban Searson, and Elizabeth Mitchell; many other loving family members and dear friends in the choir at church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edouard and Celina Masson; son, John Masson; daughter, Helen Berry; 6 siblings, Bill Masson, Leonard Masson, Cecile Massia, Audrey Tremblett, Antoinette Robillard and John Masson.

Kathy Chheda

CHHEDA, Kathy Gail – of Flint, age 66, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, April 8, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Internment will immediately follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Thursday, April 7, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM on Thursday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to ALS Association Michigan Chapter (https://bit.ly/3ud1D2R), in Kathy’s memory.

Kathy was born in Flint, MI on April 29, 1955, daughter of Kenneth and Marilyn (Horton) Jones. She was a devoted nurse for 42 years and loved her time as a visiting nurse where she touched the lives of many in the Flint community. She would go the extra mile to make sure they had what they needed and would make time to chauffer them to the grocery store or listened to their personal stories. Her heart was in her work. Away from work, her creative juices were always flowing. She enjoyed crafting and making homemade gifts. While growing up, she loved waterskiing on Lake Holloway with her siblings.  As a skilled baker, she was known for her derby pie, cherry pie and monkey bread. During her time raising five kids, she displayed wonderful patience, and as a grandmother of seven angels she loved the lively sounds they made while flying around the house.

Kathy is survived by her children, Larissa (Ken) Wirkner, Lindsey (Mark) Elder, Justin  Chheda and Landon Kelly; grandchildren, Shane, James, Owen, Lila, Emma, Ellis and Nora; siblings, Keith Jones, Karen Spinney, Kelly (Rick) Vega, Kerry (Kelly) Jones and Kris (Melissa) Jones; and many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by daughter, Kavita.

Anne Ruth Coenen

COENEN, ANNE RUTH of Davison, Michigan; died on April 4, 2022. She was 74. Anne was born on February 7, 1948 in Flint, Michigan to the late Lyle Duane and Winnifred Marie (nee: Ulrich) Harmon. She is survived by two daughters, Sarah (Kevin) Starr and Colleen (Charles) Childers; three grandchildren, Colton Childers, Juliet Starr and Carissa Childers; two brothers, Hugh (Maggie) Harmon and Albert Harmon; two sisters, Virginia (Donald) Battersbee and Lila (Jim) Sisson; she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur Coenen and one sister, Martha Harmon. Anne graduated in 1968 from St. Mary’s School of Nursing. She was an active member of Miracle Quilts in Ortonville. She enjoyed cross stitch, quilting, gardening and just loved being around her grandkids. Mass of the Resurrection will be 12:00 noon, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 N. Dayton Rd., Davison, Michigan. Fr. Dieudonne Ntakarutimana, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Ortonville Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at VILLAGE FUNERAL HOME 135 South Street, Ortonville, Michigan and after 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Miracle Quilts or a charity of choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Jennette Romanowski

ROMANOWSKI, Jennette Agnes (LaVasseur) – of Sarasota, FL, age 101, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Sarasota Hospice House in Sarasota, FL. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 6 PM Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. The family will receive visitors 4-6 PM Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. A Graveside Committal Service will be held 2 PM Friday, April 1, 2022 at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 4142 Flushing Road, Flint, MI 48504; Deacon Dan Fairweather officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of one’s choice, in Jennette’s memory.

Jennette was born in Pinconning, MI on July 7, 1920, daughter of the late Telix and Amy (Pommerville) LaVasseur. She married Stanley Leo Romanowski on May 4, 1940 and he preceded her in death on March 11, 1996. Jennette retired from General Motors in 1972 after more than 15 years of service. She was a charter member of Holy Redeemer Catholic. Jennette was an avid golfer. She also enjoyed line dancing and snowmobiling at Houghton Lake.

Jennette is survived by 2 children, Gerald (Marilynn) Romanowski and Sharon (Fred) Helmer; 3 grandchildren, Jeri (Brad) Banyas, Gregory (Tina) Helmer and Rod Helmer; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; many other loving family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Telix and Amy LaVasseur; husband, Stanley Romanowski; 2 grandsons, Robert Romanowski and Tom Romanowski and 6 siblings.

Patricia Edwards

EDWARDS, Patricia (Wangler) – of Davison, MI, age 88, passed away on March 19, 2022. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM Saturday, April 23, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 4-7 PM Friday, April 22, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home 9136 Davison Rd. Davison, MI. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Friday at the funeral home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Residential Hospice, in Pat’s name.

Pat was born in West Branch on April 22, 1933, daughter of the late Francis and Marjorie (McKenna) Mahoney. She married Joseph Wangler, Sr. in 1954 and they were divorced in 1979. In 1983, Pat married Ancel Edwards and he preceded her in death in 2001. She was a nurse, retiring in 1984. Pat belonged to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison where she was active in the Altar Society, St. Patrick’s Guild, and the bereavement ministry. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, needlework, and trips with St. John’s Travel Club. Pat loved spending time with her family, going to all of their activities and never missed a family reunion.

Patricia is survived by children, Joe (Judy) Wangler of Utah, Kevin (Cindy) Wangler of Washington, Tim Wangler of Swartz Creek, Lori (Tom) Gillett of Davison, Matt (Kelly) Wangler of Davison, Dave (Dawn) Wangler of Davison, Matt Edwards of Kentucky, Ken (Theresa) Edwards of Flint; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth Fry

FRY, Kenneth – of Caseville, MI, formerly of Davison – age 78, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. The family will receive visitors 2-6 PM Monday, March 28, 2022. The Rosary will be prayed at 5 PM by the Caseville Knights of Columbus Council # 8042 at Champagne Funeral Chapel in Pigeon, MI, 7356 W Michigan Ave, 48755. On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, there will be visitation 1-7 PM, at Allen Funeral Home in Davison, MI, 9136 Davison Rd., 48423. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 12:30 PM, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, celebrant. Interment will take place following the Mass at Crestwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Caseville Knights of Columbus.

Kenneth was born in Flint, MI on May 12, 1943, son of the late Joseph and Rose Fry. He married Janet Ware on August 8, 1964. Ken graduated from Davison High School in 1961. He retired from General Motors after 32 years of service. Ken enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and spending time with his family. He was a Boy Scout and a Scout Leader of Troop 55 for many years. Ken was a member of the Davison and Caseville Knights of Columbus.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Janet; children, Sharon (Matthew) Clor, Jeff (Shannon) Fry and Shelly (Scott) Meyer; grandchildren, Anthony (Amanda) Clor, Jennifer (Matt) Belt, Samantha (Austin) Stoutenburg, Sarah and Emily Meyer, Sydney, Joe and Jarrett Fry, great-grandchildren, McKinley and Truman Clor, Brooks Belt; sister, Lorraine (Mel) Serow; sisters-in-law, Ardith Russell and Ruth Ann (JT) Kinder; many other loving nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Barbara Cruickshank, Beverly Seidel, Patricia Couch and Ruth Ann Hill.

Kathleen Dowdall-Smith

Dowdall- Smith, Kathleen Kathleen Marie Dowdall-Smith, 68, peacefully passed away at home from a several year long chronic respiratory illness. She entered paradise on March 16, 2022, surrounded by her loving family in Traverse City, Mi.

Kathleen (Ka) was one of six children born to Michael and Mary (Seidenwand) Dowdall. She was born on July 1, 1953 in Flint, Michigan. Kathleen attended Holy Rosary Elementary and High School, graduating in 1971. She was a devout Catholic and held a fervent devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary. She belonged to St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison for years and St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City for the last decade. She was active with the Blue Army and several Rosary maker guilds. She made THOUSANDS of handcrafted Rosaries through the years. These treasures made their way to family, friends and missions throughout the world. She was proud of her Irish heritage and loved to tell everyone about it. She attended Daily Mass, prayed the Rosary & Novenas for her friends and family’s special intentions. She was a hairdresser for years with her own salon. She loved to help her clients with her humor and skill. She also loved to crochet, making doilies, edging on towels, baby socks and starched Christmas ornaments. She was world renowned for her chop suey, turkey bread dressing and peanut butter cookies! What a cook she was! Her grandchildren were the highlight of her life and she loved them all fiercely!

She will be FOREVER LOVED & MISSED by her surviving three children & siblings – Sons: Matt (Bridget) Smith, Mark Smith; daughter- Molly (Tim) Gallagher; grandchildren- Matthew Jr., Riley, Demi, Nora; Caleb, Sydney, Kate, Natalie, Allyson, Kayla; Finn, Rory, Liam & Gillian; brothers, Mickey (Diane) Dowdall, Denny (Michelle) Dowdall; sisters, Coleen Dowdall, Susie Hemmingway and Bridget (Brad) Perry, and many nieces and nephews… She had a lifelong friend in Laurie Brock and dear friend Amy Szikszay. She was preceded in death by her parents Michael Dowdall & Mary Seidenwand… Cremation has taken place. Services will take place Friday April 29th 5:45-6:45 for the Visitation; 6:45 for Rosary and 7pm Mass at St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison. She will be placed in a niche at St. John’s Mausoleum, Davison.

Shirley Mae Ur

UR, Shirley Mae – of Burton, MI, age 82, surrounded by her daughters, was graciously granted eternal rest on March 16, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, March 21, 2022, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Carl A. Simon celebrant. A private burial will take place. The family will receive visitors 3-7 PM Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison with a Scripture Service taking place at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue Monday, March 21, 2022 from 11 AM until the time of Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Shirley was born in Flint, MI on May 6, 1939, daughter of the late Carl and Thelma (Reynolds) Liesen.  On May 18, 1957, Shirley and her groom, David Ur, began their life together. In 1958, they built a house and thru love and faith, made it a “home”. Over the next seven years, God blessed them with four beautiful daughters. On December 27, 2013, her beloved David left this earth, but never left her heart. Shirley loved being a wife and mother, she was the happiest when caring for others. If you needed prayers, Shirley was the one to ask, her prayers moved mountains. Shirley worked as a cosmetologist for 28 years, always finding the “beauty” in everyone.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Dawn (Virgil) Avery, Karen (James) Stimson, Carol (Mark) Pyland and Veronica Ur; 10 grandchildren; 12 ½ great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Charles Liesen; sister, Agnes Zimmerman; cherished brother Carl “Butch” Liesen. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Daniel Stimson.

Jerald A. Sylvester

SYLVESTER, Jerald A. “Jerry” – of Davison, MI, age 92, passed away on March 14, 2022 at Springvale Assisted Living and Memory Care in Swartz Creek, MI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St. Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment with Military Honors will take place following the Mass at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. A Memorial Service under the auspices of the Davison Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Council # 4090 and 4th Degree Assembly # 0523 will be held at 6 PM Monday, March 28, 2022 followed by a Rosary at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd. Davison, MI.  The family will receive visitors from 3-6 PM on Sunday, March 27, 2022 and from 12-3 PM and 5-7 PM on Monday, March 28, at Allen Funeral Home, and before the Mass from 11 AM-12 PM Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Building Fund.

Jerry was born in Flint, MI on January 26, 1930, son of the late Albert and Mary (Spegel) Sylvester. After graduating from St. Michael High School, Class of 1949. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps where he served as a cook during the Korean War. He married Margaret “Peggy” Geary on February 8, 1958 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Flint, MI. She preceded him in death on November 10, 2020. Jerry was a Millwright at Fisher Body Plant #1 for 40 years, working until they closed the plant in 1988. He was a member of the U.A.W. #581 as well as the 3rd Degree # 4090 and 4th Degree Assembly # 0523 of the Davison Knights of Columbus Council. He was a member of the St. John Church in Davison and was an usher for many years. He was a past president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and an active member for over 40 years. Jerry enjoyed bowling, golf, cards and spending time with his family. He loved his Lawrence Welk tapes.

Jerry is survived by his 4 children, Thomas (Laura) Sylvester, Gary (Evelyn) Sylvester, Michael Sylvester and Amy (Leo) Dion; 3 grandchildren, Marianne, Leo and Timothy Dion; several nieces, nephews, and many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Mary; wife, Margaret; son, Steven; and brothers, Ronald and Albert.

The family would like to thank the Medical Team Hospice and Springvale Assisted Living and Memory Care who took care of Jerald.

Joan Helen Boyer (Kotowicz)

BOYER, Joan Helen (Kotowicz) – of Burton, MI, age 83, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 1 PM Monday, March 28, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Luncheon will follow the Mass at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, G-5199 Richfield Rd., Flint 48506. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Choir Fund at St. John the Evangelist Catholic, in Joan’s memory.

Joan was born in Flint, MI on September 10, 1938, daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Brzezicki) Kotowicz. She attended Flint Technical High School but had been offered a scholarship to the famed Interlochen Center for the Arts. Joan also attended Flint Junior College. She married Terrance Boyer in 1960 after being wooed by his charm (Hey Polack, wanna dance?!). Together, they had eight children. Joan was a woman of strong faith and was always active in her church, including choir which she deeply loved. She had many talents. She was an avid writer of poetry and had a beautiful mezzo soprano voice. Joan could draw any likeness from a mere picture. She was a great cook. She cooked with love, and you could taste it!  She was kind and generous of spirit, always putting others wants before her own needs. Joan will be dearly missed by all her children and grandchildren who were the lights of her life!

Joan is survived by her husband, Terrance Boyer; 8 children, Terrence (Shea) Boyer, Mary (Marc) Vizina, Therese (Jeff) Walters, Timothy (Danielle) Boyer, Dr. Christopher (Kristine) Boyer, Richard (Lori) Boyer, Rebecca Boyer and John (Jamie) Boyer; 19 grandchildren, Meghan and Erin Boyer, Marc and Jordin Vizina, Joshua and Jacob Walters, Sara, Amanda and Timothy Boyer, Quinton, Malcolm and Grace Boyer, Jaden and Jonah Rishmawi, Isabelle Boyer, Liz Cole, Jack, Gabriel and Tristan Boyer; great-grandchild, Brynlee Perry; sister, Rose Marie (Dr. Richard) Shick; brother, Dr. William (Michelle) Kotowicz; many other loving family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Helen Kotowicz; sister, Mary (Edward) Koziol and brother, Frank (Phyllis) Kotowicz.

Bernard Burley

BURLEY, Bernard Gary – of Burton, MI, age 81, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022 at The Pines of Burton Assisted Living. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, March 18, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta Street, Burton, MI 48509; Rev. Fr. Carl Simon and Andrew A. Czajkowski con-celebrants. Interment immediately following the Mass in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 11 AM-7 PM Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Friday, March 18, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Bernard’s memory.

Bernard was born on January 1, 1941 in Davison, MI in the family home, son of Joseph and Hazel (Day) Burley. He was a graduate of Davison High School Class of 1959, served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from General Motors after 36 years. Bernard married Dorothy Sharpe on May 6, 1967. He dearly loved his family with his whole heart and was a friend to all who knew him. Since his retirement, he loved golfing at Kearsley Golf Course with all the guys in the “Over the Hill Gang” (his buddies). Plus, traveling to the south and southwest for 15 winters with his wife and made many new friends. At any time, he was ready for a good card game, poker, cribbage or Euchre. He always enjoyed volunteer work at the Red Cross, Buick Open, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Knights of Columbus and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, where he cooked many dinners large and small over the years. Bernard has been a member of the Blessed Sacrament Men’s Club, Chevrolet Male Chorus, the Singing Knights and the church choir. He loved to sing the entire book of Christmas carols (44 pages) with his family every Christmas Eve. That was a special time for him.

Bernard is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy Burley; daughter, Francine (Mark); son, Patrick (Tara); 6 grandchildren, Katrina, Karoline, Marissa, Mason, Cooper and Madelyn; mother-in-law, Isobel Sharpe; 2 sisters-in-law, Sandra Burley Robb and Mary (Mark) Lohse; 4 brothers-in-law, Steve (Lorie) Sharpe, Michael (Lisa) Sharpe, Bill Sharpe and Joe (Rhonda) Sharpe; many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Hazel Burley; 3 sisters, Deloras Wigard, Donna Hillaker and Alice Kotarski; 2 brothers, Douglas Burley and Robert Burley; father-in-law, Joseph Sharpe.

Many thanks to family and friends for all their kindness and caring ways during Bernard’s illness. Also, a big thank you to all his doctors and a very special thank you to Dr. Sayal.

Charles Mosier

MOSIER, The Honorable Judge Charles Bernard – of Davison, MI, age 91, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022 at McLaren – Flint. A Mass of Christian Burial, with Military Honors, will be celebrated 1 PM Monday, March 14, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment immediately following the Mass in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 12-1 PM Monday, March 14, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or a charity of one’s choice, in memory of Charles.

Charles was born in Ypsilanti, MI on August 9, 1930, son of the late Dr. Edward C. and Mae (Hughes) Mosier, M.D. He was a graduate of Otisville High School Class of 1947. After graduation, he was joined in marriage to Dolores M. Lancto on June 13, 1953 in Flint, MI. Charles proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Park College, Kansas City, Missouri. Charles then earned a Juris Doctorate Degree in Law from the University of Detroit in 1957. He was appointed Judge of the 67th District Court in 1970, retiring in 1992. Judge Mosier was prominent in many professional, state and university activities. He was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Charles is survived by his loving wife, Dolores Mosier; 2 sons, Matthew C. Mosier and Mark E. Mosier; daughter-in-law, Paula Mosier; 9 grandchildren, Melissa Tate, Matthew (Angela) Mosier, Michael (Kelsay) Mosier, Callie Mosier, Karri (Mark) Whiteman, Allison (Zach) Frey, Lindsey (Rob) Youness, Travis (Lacy) Mosier and Trevor (Emily) Mosier; 11 great-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Suzanne (Fred) Wolff, Shari (Bill) Polli and Dr. Claudia (J) Mosier; many other loving family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Edward and Mae Mosier.

The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Geri Pasheek and the nurses and staff of McLaren-Flint for their professional and compassionate care.

Marguerite Lawler

LAWLER (SPARROW), Marguerite Mary got the desire of her heart on Sunday. She went to be in the presence of Jesus Christ. Marguerite was a person of great faith who strived to abide by God’s will. She was a person of integrity, who had a will of iron. There was never any hidden agenda with this one!

Marguerite Sparrow was born in Newfoundland and raised by the ocean. Her father was a commercial fisherman who was lost at sea when Marguerite was one year old. Her mother, Laura Sparrow, married Ernest DeVine, whom Marguerite adored, along with his children. She and her sister, Laura, were raised in a happy faith-filled home.

Marguerite entered the convent at seventeen, teaching on an Indian Reservation in Canada. She was a primary school teacher with the Sisters of Mercy until she left the order after seventeen years and moved to Detroit. There she became a programmer in the early years of computers. She met and married William Lawler, who was truly the love of her life. Even though he was twenty five years her senior, they had twenty five wonderful years of marriage together. After Bill’s death, Marguerite moved from Arkansas back to Michigan to be near her best friend and daughter-in-law, Carol Charlier, and Marguerite’s grandchildren.

After moving back to Michigan, Marguerite worked at Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc in accounting. Her ministry took her to Catholic Churches in Gaines, Goodrich, Flint, and Davison. Marguerite volunteered in Hospice Programs and the Catholic Outreach Center in Flint. She had many close friends at every church.

Marguerite had a love for the vulnerable and compassion for the needy. She loved to laugh with her friends. When she loved, she loved fiercely. She loved to read and was protective of English grammar. One did not misspell or use bad grammar in her presence!

She loved dogs and cats, and valued all animals. She loved living at Ballard Village in Davison, where she had many friends. She especially loved Lindy, the manager and MoMo, a resident dog.

Marguerite is survived by her stepson, William Lawler, Jr. and his children. She is grieved by her Michigan grandchildren, Ron (Cindy) Lawler, Mary (Joe) Kaszynski, Ken (Donna) Lawler, Laura (Tony) Moore and Jennifer (Frank) Manley. She was loved by her many great-grandchildren and her great greats. She was Auntma to them.

Two friends who loved her dearly and loved to make her laugh were Sue Colavincenzo and Mike Charlier.

She also leaves to cherish her memory, her sister, Laura’s children, Susan Parent, Michael Gill, William Gill, and John Gill, their spouses and children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, stepson, Bob Lawler and his wife, Arlene, Carol Charlier, stepdaughter, Pat, stepson Jim Lawler and two nieces.

Marguerite’s life and faith will be celebrated at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Michigan at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Father Andrew Czajkowski celebrating the Eucharist.

There will be a dinner to follow at a local restaurant, where stories can be shared in remembering our dear friend.

 

Susan Dowdall

DOWDALL, Susan – of Davison, MI, age 72, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022, at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 Noon Friday, March 11, 2022, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423: Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski, celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 3-7 PM Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423, and the hour prior to the Mass at the church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church.

Sue was born in Flint, Michigan on March 9, 1949, daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Burleson) Brookey. She married Patrick Dowdall on May 6, 1977, in Davison, MI. Susan graduated from Flint Northern High School and Central Michigan University. She was a committed teacher and loved all her students. She retired from Flint Public Schools after 38.5 years of service. Susan enjoyed all the arts, especially painting. Sue also liked gardening, and feeding the birds, squirrels, deer and all the other critters. She had a love for all animals, especially her fur babies Sadie and Lexie. Sue was an avid Detroit Tigers fan. She was a dedicated member of St. John Catholic Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister, Greeter and Usher.

Sue is survived by her husband, Patrick; children, Jeff (Terry) Dowdall, Brenda Dowdall, Phillip (Kris) Dowdall, Kelly (Gavin Roe) Egan, Chad (Anh-Minh) Durnan, PJ (Amanda) Dowdall; daughter-in-law, Jenny Dowdall; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kurstin, Jason, Matthew, Ally, Josh, Mackenzie, Connor, Liam, Avery, Logan, and Rowan; great-grandchildren, Jace, Jackson, Marlow, Lilly, and Calvin; sister, Marilyn (Ronald) Graham, many nieces, nephews, countless teaching colleagues and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, William “Bill” Dowdall; sister, Gail (Evart) Stevens.

Margaret Lamoreaux

LAMOREAUX, Margaret Ann (Dunbar) – of Davison, MI, age 88, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2022. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 12 PM Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Interment in Cedar Cemetery, Cedarville, MI in Spring 2022. The family will receive visitors 10 AM-12 PM Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Margaret’s memory.

Margaret was born in Rudyard, MI on July 15, 1933, daughter of the late Ernest and Mildred (Stearns) Dunbar. She was a graduate of Rudyard High School Class of 1952. Margaret Dunbar married Charles H. Lamoreaux on June 26, 1954. She retired from General Motors AC Rochester after 30 years of service. Margaret was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She had a strong work ethic and was a dedicated employee. Margaret also loved baking and had a large collection of cookbooks.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 68 years, Charles H. Lamoreaux; 3 children, Diana (Ken) Vavra, Larry Lamoreaux and Charles (Kay) Lamoreaux, Jr.; 4 grandchildren, Kellie (Kurt) Kippes, Kari (Kyle) Janes, Chris Lamoreaux and Ashley (Nate) Bauer; 6 great-grandchildren, Owen, Kalyn, Olivia, Emmett, Kylah and Jason; sister, Eva Lamoreaux; many other loving family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mildred Dunbar; 7 siblings and great-grandson, CJ Lamoreaux.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the nurses and staff of Compassus Hospice for their loving and professional care of Margaret.

Virginia Forys

FORYS, Virginia – of Flint, formerly of Marlette and Clifford, age 92, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022, at Stonegate Health Campus in Lapeer. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 12 Noon Monday, February 28, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment will be in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11AM-2PM and 4-7PM Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Liturgy on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Memorial Service and Rosary under the auspices of the Daughters of Isabella will be held 6 PM Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Genesee County, in Virginia’s memory.

Virginia was born in Detroit, MI on May 22, 1929, daughter of the late John and Magdalena Skorupski. She married Peter Forys on November 22, 1947. He preceded her in death on November 17, 1985. Virginia worked many years at St. Joseph Hospital in Flint as a nurse’s aide. She was of member of the Daughters of Isabella, Red Hat Society, Davison VFW Auxiliary and UAW Local 599 Retiree Group.

Virginia is survived by her children, John (Kay) Forys and Fred (Beth) Forys; 4 grandchildren, Ryan (Michelle) Forys, Kelly (Jeff) Williams, Stacy (Josh) Evans and Megan (Luke) Avery; 6 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Nolan, Ella, Jack, Bennett and Emalyn; and many other loving family members and friends.

Bernard “Bernie” Tholl

THOLL, Bernard “Bernie” Albert – of Lapeer, MI, age 84, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 20, 2022 surrounded by family. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, February 26, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Friday, February 25, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Friday, February 25, 2022 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Bernie was born in Geneseo, IL on November 30, 1937, son of the late Bernard and Ann (Mattan) Tholl. He was ordained a priest in 1963 and faithfully served as Assistant Pastor at St. Mary’s in Moline, IL for 6 years. Bernie married Rosie Bruning on May 10, 1969 in Midlothian, IL. They raised their family and lived in Chicago from 1969-2001. After retiring as a real estate appraiser, they relocated to Lapeer, MI. He loved his family, camping, playing Euchre, birdwatching, and was a very active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Bernie is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rosie Tholl; 3 children, Rob (Fay) Tholl of Chicago, Monica (Mark) Uryga-Williams of Lapeer and Anna Foster of Lapeer; 10 grandchildren, Heather (Jim), Kyle, Justin, James (Miriam), Ryan, Anthony, Emily, Megan, Zac and Nick ; 3 great-grandchildren, George, Chris and Scarlet; 3 siblings, Helen (Ladd) Poell of Moline, IL, Ed (Mary Jane) Tholl of Palatine, IL and Maggie (Jim) Bradley of Bettendorf, IA; many nieces, nephews, cousins and other loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jerry Tholl; sister-in-law, Linda Tholl and son-in-law, Trevor Foster.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the many prayers and support given throughout Bernie’s brief illness.

Ann Marie Christensen-Rugh

Ann Marie Christensen-Rugh passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022. She was born August 29, 1967 in Waynesburg PA. Growing up in MIchigan, Ann performed with the Oakclowns clown troupe, and acted in school plays and sang in the Madrigal Choir at Our lady of the Lakes High School in Waterford. She competed in speech and debate at Marian High in Birmingham MI. Ann graduated from Marian in 1985 and attended the University of Detroit where she was a member of Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority. She served with the Mercy Volunteer Corps and Passionate Lay Missionaries in St. Louis MO and Allentown PA. Ann earned a degree in Broadcast Media from Specs Howard School of Broadcasting and was a broadcaster in Chillicothe, OH. It was there that she met her husband, John “Jeff” Rugh. They married in 2000.

Ann was an avid reader and a talented and prolific artist. She created art in watercolors, drawings, pottery and sculpture. She was always generous with her creations and shared them with friends and family. Jeff and Anne also loved and doted over their Maine Coon cat Moses.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband Jeff. She is survived by her parents, John and Joyce Christensen, her brother Stephen Christensen and his wife Michele, her nephew John and niece Maybelle, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Sharon Myers

MYERS, SHARON R. – of Lapeer, MI, age 80, passed away February 2, 2022 at Charter Senior Living of Davison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 PM Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Private burial will be in Mount Loretto Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 – 8 PM Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and 11 AM until time of Mass on Wednesday at the church. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Tuesday at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Sharon was born in Detroit, MI on December 2, 1941, daughter of the late Berford and Theresa (Sartorius) Young. She married Fred Calleja on April 15, 1961 and he preceded her in death in 1991. Sharon then married Lon Myers in 1992 and he preceded in death 2013.  She was a devoted Catholic, Sharon loved spending time with her family. She shared a very close bond with her sisters.

Sharon is survived by her children, Joe (Selina) Calleja, John (Becky) Calleja, Jim (Tereasa) Calleja, Jerry (Dawn) Calleja, Kelly (Mike) Titus, Tara Manwaring and Jason Myers; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Diane (Dennis) Schram, Carolyn (Jamie) Templin and Jackie (Larry) Woolbright; many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by sister, Judy Rundle and husband, Art.

Ken Seybold

SEYBOLD, Kenneth Wayne – of Davison, age 88, passed away Monday, January 31, 2022, at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment will immediately follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7PM Monday, February 7, 2022, at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East, in Kenneth’s memory.

Kenneth was born in Montgomery County, Indiana on January 25, 1934, son of the late Kenneth and Frances (Dazey) Seybold. Ken graduated from Waveland High School and Indiana State University. Kenneth married Darrieux Taimi on August 27, 1994. Ken retired from Flint Community Schools after many years as an administrator, educator, coach, and drivers training instructor. He was a charter member of Davison Country Club and enjoyed golfing with his friends. Ken was an avid sports enthusiast, skilled card player, and was a University of Michigan fan. He loved supporting his children and grandchildren in their endeavors. Ken was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, boating and morel hunting. Ken and Darrieux happily spent their winters in Englewood, Florida. His biggest love was spending time with his family.

Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Darrieux; 6 children, Sherri (Dan Roesener) Stephens, Steven (Beverly) Seybold, Scott (Beth) Seybold, Stan Seybold, Susan (Ricky) Perrigin and Sandy (Mike) Galarno; step-daughter, Alisha (Luther Johnson) Boven; 21 grandchildren, Tyler (Jessica) and Garrett (Rachel) Stephens, Mariah and Hunter Seybold, Tim and Matt (Amber) Seybold, Shaunna and Kyle Seybold, Hope, Seth and Sawyer Perrigin, Ashton, Logan (Kylee) and Addison Galarno, Blake Copeland, Cecilia (Aahron) Morris, Brieanna, Alyssa and Teaghan Boven, Lauren and Luther Johnson; 9 great-grandchildren; sister, Marilyn (Ed) Allen; and many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by wife, Martha Seybold; sister, Ruth Quesnell; stepsons, Patrick, Terrence, and Kerry Boven.