Todd Lajewski

Todd Michael Lajewski 44, of Lapeer died tragically as a result of an automobile accident on I-75, Monday, July 19, 2021.

Todd was born January 31, 1977 in Flint, Michigan to Anthony Paul & Mary Jo (Reuther) Lajewski. He graduated from Lapeer West High School, class of 1995. He married the love of his life, Theresa Nolan on September 14, 2002 at Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer. Todd earned his associates degree at Mott Community College. He continued his education with leadership classes at Davenport College of Business. He was always striving to improve himself at his craft. He worked as a senior project engineer with HMS Mfg. Co. in Troy and Tapco International prior to HMS. Todd brought a creative precision and a passionate talent to his job which in turn earned his colleague’s respect. He was a gifted carpenter and was always ready to help with family projects. Todd was an extremely honest man always “giving it to you straight”. He was a forward thinker in all aspects of his life. Todd was accomplished both professionally and personally. He never took credit for himself he always said “it’s not me, it’s God”. Above all Todd was a family man. In Theresa’s words “He was our protector.” Todd will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, son and brother. His legacy will live on in his 7 children.

Todd is survived by his wife Theresa Lajewski; seven children: Anthony, Lydia, Thomas, Nicholas, Noah, Claire, and Baby Johnanthan; parents, Anthony Paul & Mary Jo Lajewski of Lapeer; brother Brad Lajewski of Lapeer; many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and many extended family who loved him dearly. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Anna Catherine Lajewski; nephew, Luke Thomas Riselay; and his mother and father-in-law, Don and Mary Nolan. In lieu of flowers memorial Masses are requested for the gentle repose of Todd’s soul. Visitation will be 1-9 Pm Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. The rosary will be prayed at 7pm Sunday at Muir Brothers, Lapeer. Funeral Mass will be held at 12pm Monday, July 26 2021 at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, Michigan 48423. Father Andrew Czajkowski will officiate. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Monday. Final interment will be at Mt. Loretto Catholic Cemetery, Lapeer.

Clarence Halligan

HALLIGAN, Clarence Daniel Patrick – of Davison, MI, age 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 18, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. A Funeral Mass, with Military Honors, will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, July 23, 2021 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 4-8 PM Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Friday, July 23, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Clarence’s memory.

Clarence was born April 5, 1929 in Clio, MI to William and Clara (Swantek) Halligan.  He was a graduate of Clio High School Class of 1947. A proud U.S. Army veteran, Clarence honorably served his country during the Korean War, from 1951-1953. He didn’t often talk about the war but would share the good memories of building bridges to help the country and its people. As Sergeant, he loved to cook for his fellow servicemen, especially when he could acquire ingredients to make his famous fudge. After returning from Korea, Clarence attended General Motors Institute graduating from an apprenticeship as a journeyman Machine Repairman. He retired from General Motors in 1977 with many lifelong friends and great stories. Clarence married Mary T. Goyette on June 18, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Flint, MI. He called her “the best wife” and always said he knew how lucky he was. Clarence was her devoted and loving caregiver until her death on September 25, 2010. The Halligan’s had beautifully full lives being world travelers and friends to everyone, never meeting a stranger. They led by example putting others first and helping those in need, feeling honored and humbled to do so. A legacy their family will continue.

Clarence is survived by 5 daughters, who he taught could do anything because they are “Clarence Halligan’s daughters.” 2 sons who are his pride and joy. All 7 will carry on his strength, determination, optimism, and devotion to family. Maureen Halligan (Lee Clark), Anne Mead, Thomas (Patti) Halligan, James (Debbie) Halligan, Joan Halligan-Beckelic (Bryan), Carol Halligan (Tim Nyman) and Jacqueline Halligan; 16 grandchildren, Patrick Clark (Victoria Khaydar), Molly Clark, Erin Clark-Lupo (Josh), Katie Clark, Crissy (Shane) Stinson, Jeremy (Margo) Halligan, Alicia Lewis (Jeff), Mindy Halligan (Noah Hellner), Duncan Halligan (Jessica Baumbach), Adrean (Tom) Elliott, Kyle Beckelic (Somer Failing), Brooklyn Beckelic (Clinton Kish), Jay (Brittany) Morrow, Ben Morrow (Taylor Dawes), Ana Halligan and David Halligan; 13 great-grandchildren, Faith, Alexa, and Wade Stinson, Marie and Thomas Halligan, Sybil Lewis, Thomas and Riley Elliott, Savanna B, Brody and Lukas Tewksbury, Ryan Kish, Paisley Morrow; 2 sisters, Agnes Hempsall and Clara Wylie; sister-in-law, Sue Halligan; many other family and friends. Clarence was preceded in death by his loving and cherished wife, Mary T. Halligan; grandson, Andrew David Clark; son-in-law, Gary Mead; many brothers and sisters.

Lois Meikle

MEIKLE, LOIS – of Lapeer, age 76, passed away Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at Stonegate Assisted Living – Lapeer. Per Lois’ wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 noon Thursday, July 22, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI. Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment will be held at St. John Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive visitors from 11 AM until time of Mass on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or Hospice Homes of Genesee/Lapeer County.

Lois was born in Port Huron, MI on August 1, 1944, daughter of the late Gabriel and Pauline Grattan. She married John Meikle of Yale, MI on July 10, 1965. Lois enjoyed gardening, decorating cakes and many years of traveling with her church community. She had a love for country line dancing with her husband and many special friends.  Lois worked for many years at Gibson/American Greetings as a merchandiser and also the Oregon Twp. Hall. She enjoyed listening to her grandchildren and attended many band concerts, soccer games, horse shows and other school events.

Lois is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Christine (Tony) Lorf; sons, Jeffrey (Kim Ulrich) Meikle, Kevin (Peggy) Meikle; grandchildren, Chandler, Samantha and Jillian Lorf, Andrew and Sara Meikle and Mitchell (Michelle) Ulrich, Kaitlyn (Seungjun) Hwang and Krista Ulrich; sister, Gail Brown of Port Huron; brother, Edwin Grattan of Folsom, CA; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Frederick Grattan.

James Bradley

BRADLEY, JAMES DAVID – Of Clio, age 73, died Saturday, June 5, 2021 at his residence.

Memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison.

James was born in Flint, Michigan on June 26, 1947, the son of John Delbert “J.D.” and Genette Celia “Ruthie” (Plamondon) Bradley.

He was a “True Northender.” He attended Sacred Heart School, where he was an Altar Boy for many years K-11; graduating from Northwestern High School in 1965.

He enjoyed playing high school sports, where he excelled. He attended Flint Junior College, becoming a member of Delta Sigma Nu Fraternity.

He attended Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. He loved his cabin in the Upper Peninsula. Many good times were enjoyed thru the years. He loved boating, fishing and golfing. He had a passion for History.

He was a member of the Flint Area Parochial Schools and The Northenders-Flint.

He loved his family, relatives, friends and pets.

Surviving are wife, Paula Susan Sarvas Bradley;

sons, Adam Hopkins of Oklahoma, John Paul Bradley, Joseph Lee Bradley and daughter in love, Tess Bradley, all of Ferndale;

sisters and brother, Janet (Jerry) Koryciak;

Robert Bradley, Renea Bradley Horner;

all his nieces, nephews and many cousins; special friend, Linda (Crager) Hathcock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John “J.D.” and Genette Celia “Ruthie” (Plamondon) Bradley; twin sisters, Becky Bradley Sykes and Dr. Sandra Bradley; in-laws, Paul and Evelyn Sarvas; his beloved dogs, Stoken, Puddles and Pepe.

Ruth Meek

MEEK, RUTH ANNA – of Davison, age 78, passed away on July 13, 2021 at Porter Adult Foster Care in Mt. Morris. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, July 19, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison RD. Davison, MI; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski officiating. Interment will immediately follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home.  A Rosary will be prayed 4 PM on Sunday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Monday.

Ruth was born in Flint, MI on October 14, 1942, daughter of the late Kenneth and Helen (Russell) Downey. She loved her gardening, flowers, and her butterflies. Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family.

Ruth is survived by daughters, Elizabeth Thompson, Shanna (Randy) Mallette and Theresa (Allen) Gray-Vinton; grandchildren, Krystle (Richard) Vest and Joseph Gray Jr.; great-grandchildren, Jacob Meek, Maia and Kira Vest; sister, Gail (Richard) Ring and many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by daughter Mary Ellen and brother, John Downey.

Jacqueline Hazel Haxer

HAXER, Jacqueline “Jackie” Hazel – of Davison, MI, age 88, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 11 AM-12 PM Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Humane Society of Genesee County, in Jackie’s memory.

Jackie was born in Detroit, MI on December 20, 1932, daughter of the late Howard and Hazel (McKinnon) Haxer. Jackie was employed as a Sales Representative for the Johnson Rubber Company until her retirement. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI where she sang in the Resurrection Choir. She was also an avid golfer, bowler and she loved to read. Her family and friends will cherish the fond memories they have of her delicious cooking, and of her boating skills as “Captain” of her pontoon boat.

Jackie is survived by nephew, Bill Warwick; niece, Lynn Warwick; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Hazel Haxer; dear friend of 54 years, Dolores “Lorrie” Dulzo; sister, Betty Warwick; 2 brothers, Edsel Hossack and Howard Haxer, Jr.

Barbara Coatta

COATTA, Barbara Jane, age 95, went to her heavenly home on July 10, 2021. Just as she lived her amazing life, she passed surrounded by her beloved family.

Barb was born in Indianapolis, IN on July 27, 1925 to Delmore and Helen Nuckles, who moved to Detroit in 1936.  While working at the railroad, Barb met Richard Coatta and they married on May 18, 1946. Together they lived in Royal Oak, where they raised their family on a loving foundation of faith, memory-making camping trips, delicious baked goods, card games and laughs. They moved to Mayville, MI in 1995.

As a homemaker, Barb’s priority was her family and her many friends. Everyone felt her unconditional love, care and dedication. Barb was an avid Detroit Tiger’s fan and rarely missed watching a game. She was the heart of her family whose prayers, cookies and hugs cured many skinned knees, broken hearts and rain-soaked East Jordan camping trips. Possibly keeping several local Hallmarks in business on her own, she had an impeccable memory for sending cards for special occasions, signing every one with her signature “xoxo.” It’s no doubt, she will be dearly missed by many. Barb leaves a strong and lasting legacy of faith to her family as she relied on prayer and Jesus into her final days.

Barb is survived by her children Suzanne McBride, Deana Wallace (Gordon), Richard Coatta Jr. (Mary), Lisa Hamil (George) and Lori Gaines (Steve) and  son-in-law Mitch Olejniczak (Connie). Her grandchildren include Lee, Scott, Joe, Becki, Katie, Kara, Kristen, Michelle, Ricky, Valerie, Kenny, Hannah and Jacob. Barb was blessed with 23 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, many “bonus” stepfamily members and a large extended family and friend group.

Barb was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Coatta Sr.; daughter, Sandra Olejniczak; sons-in-law, Lee Buddy and Michael McBride; brother, Delmore Nuckles Jr.

Visitation will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 N. Dayton St. Davison, MI 48423 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a Mass of Christian burial at 2 p.m.  A private interment will take place at Roseland Park Cemetery in Berkley, MI at  a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Medical Team Hospice, 4400 S. Saginaw St., Ste 1300, Flint, MI 48507. Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St. Linden, MI 48451.

Joann Ruhala

Joann Alice Ruhala of Burton, age 90, died Friday July 9, 2021 at Regency of Grand Blanc. Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Wednesday July 14, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski Celebrant, with private burial in Crestwood Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive visitors from 11:00 am Wednesday until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to St. John Catholic Church Memorial Fund or Catholic Charities.

Joann was born in Flint Michigan on December 1, 1930 the daughter of the late Ray & Alice (Hatt) Oberley and has resided in the Flint area most of her life. She was joined in marriage to James Ruhala on September 24, 1949 in Flint. Joann was a graduate of Clio High School Class of 1948. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison. She enjoyed music and was formerly a member of the Sweet Adeline’s; she also loved to quilt and spent numerous hours doing crossword puzzles. She was employed by Dr. James Pawloski DDS for over twenty seven years, and continued to work for several other Doctors after her retirement.

Joann had a great love and devotion to her family and especially her loving daughters and grandchildren. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of seventy-one years James, daughters: Judith Ann Ruhala, Deborah Joann Witt and husband Robert, Diana Lynn LeBlanc and husband Paul. She also leaves her six grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends. Joann is preceded in death by sister Betty Matthews, and brothers Gilbert Oberley, and Raymond Oberley. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Vernon Ihrke, Jr.

IHRKE, Vernon, Jr. – of Flint, MI, age 62, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 1 PM Friday, July 9, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be 11 AM until time of service.

Vernon was born in Lapeer, MI on September 12, 1958, son of Vernon and Hazel (Johnson) Ihrke. He married Phyllis Clemens on June 1, 1992 in Lapeer, MI. Vernon loved to go fishing and spending time with family.

Vernon is survived by wife, Phyllis; mother, Hazel; sisters, Ann Marie, Linda and brother, Jesse (Karen) Ihrke; many nieces and nephews and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by father, Vernon Sr.

Wayne Fortune

FORTUNE, Wayne Louis – Of Burton, age 96, died Saturday, July 3, 2021 at his residence.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 Noon Thursday, July 8, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Father Carl Simon officiating.

Burial in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Those desiring may make contributions to the Dominican Nuns.

Visitation 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Visitation 11am Thursday at church until the time of the Mass.

Wayne was born in Proctor, Vermont on December 30, 1924, the son of the late Lewis and Edith (Dayour) Fortune. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burton and was a 3rd Degree with the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed dancing, going to Sam’s Club and mowing his yard. He enjoyed spending time with his great-grandchildren, Clayton and Hadley. Mr. Fortune retired from GM.

He leaves behind his son, Robert (Joan) Fortune;

grandchildren, Jason (Christina) Fortune, Melisa (Robert) Rogers, Justin (Laura) Fortune and Corey (Rachel) Sorensen;

8 great-grandchildren;

4 great-great-grandchildren.

Special thanks to Kindred Hospice, especially Jennifer Anderson and the entire staff; and special thanks to Rhonda Britton, his neighbor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; daughter, Patricia and seven siblings.

Dolores Dulzo

DULZO, Dolores “Lorrie” Ann – of Davison, MI, age 94, passed away on Monday, June 7, 2021. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 11 AM-12 PM Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Humane Society of Genesee County, in Lorrie’s memory.

Lorrie was born in Detroit, MI on January 11, 1927, daughter of the late Charles Sr. and Anne (Baenziger) Dulzo. Her childhood and young adult years were spent growing up in the Roseville, Romeo and Rochester, MI communities. After graduating from high school, Lorrie went on to study and pursue a career as a Registered Nurse. The majority of those 40(+) years as an RN were spent at Ascension/Crittenton hospital in Rochester, MI, caring for the needs of patients and staff. For most of her adult life she resided in the Ortonville/Oxford area, where in her spare time she loved to garden, travel, knit and enjoyed many outdoor sports and activities, especially golf. After retiring, she moved to Davison MI. In the past few years, she has been spending time with neighbors, family and friends playing cards, completing countless jigsaw puzzles and riding her stationary bike.

Lorrie is survived by her dear friend of 54 years, Jackie Haxer; 3 nieces, Kathy (Dempsey) Smith, Lori Filips and Amy Biskner; 3 nephews, Dave (Anne) Sheldon, Larry (Deneice) Sheldon and Greg (Pam) Sheldon; 16 great-nieces and great-nephews; 22 great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; many other loving family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Anne Dulzo Sr.; brother, Charles “Chuck” Dulzo Jr. and his wife, Peg; sister, Elizabeth “Betty” (Dulzo) Sheldon and her husband, Richard; nephew, Jim Dulzo; 3 nieces, Vicki (Jeff) Bulman, Karen (Michael) Muro and Lisa Sheldon and great-niece, Jennifer Smith.

Rev. Fr. Francis Joseph Faraci

FARACI, Rev. Fr. Francis Joseph. – of Burton, Michigan, age 93, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Charter Senior Living of Davison. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423, Bishop Earl Boyea, celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Monday, July 5, 2021 at the church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Monday, immediately followed by a Memorial Service conducted under the auspices of the Davison Knights of Columbus Bishop Albers Council 4090 and the Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Tuesday. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Christian Service Commissions of the parishes Father served or the Senior Priest Build at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burton

Father Francis was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 3, 1928, son of the late Pietro and Maria (Mancuso) Faraci. He was ordained to the Priesthood on September 10, 1959, for the Capuchin Province of Saint Joseph, and Incardinated into Diocese of Lansing on June 3, 1985. Father Francis was a Parochial Vicar at Saint Paul in Owosso, Saint Pius X in Flint, Resurrection in Lansing, Saint Joseph in Adrian, and Saint Pius X in Flint. He was the Pastor of Holy Family in Ovid and Saint Mary in Flint. Father Francis attained Senior Priest Status, and became the Sacramental Minister at Saint Francis Xavier, Otisville in June 2003. He was the Temporary Administrator at Holy Rosary of Flint in 2011.

Father Francis is survived by brother, Peter Faraci of Sterling Heights, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pietro and Maria (Mancuso) Faraci; siblings, Vita, Mary, Josephine, Anna, James, Frances and Pietro.

Bridget G. Borton

Bridget G. Borton of Fenton, formerly of Otisville, age 91 died Tuesday June 29, 2021 at McLaren-Flint. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Wednesday July 7, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant, burial will follow in Flint Memorial Park. Family will receive visitors from 1-4 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Bridget will lie in state at the church from 11:00 am Wednesday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to Adopt a Pet or Genesee County Humane Society.

Bridget was born in Chicago Illinois on November 5, 1929 the daughter of the late Bryan and Josephine (Nolan) Kennedy and has resided in the Fenton area the last seven years and Otisville for over twenty five years. She was joined in marriage to James A. Borton on April 22, 1951 and he preceded her in death on February 20, 1991. She graduated from St. Agnes School of Nursing in Philadelphia Pennsylvania and had been employed by Flint General Hospital for over twenty-five years retiring as Director of Nursing in 1976.

Surviving is son Danny and wife Susan Borton of Linden, daughters: Ann and husband Joseph Brabbs of Winter Garden Fla, and Susan and husband Steve Richardson of Las Vegas Nevada. She also leaves her loving eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She also is survived by cousin Joan Maccario of Alden Pa. and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by son Dennis Borton, sisters: Josephine Hubona, Theresa Tomasek, Mary Zwiebel, Judy Michalek, brother Patrick Kennedy and cousin Fr. John McNamara. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Carolyn Mochty

MOCHTY, Carolyn – of Burton, age 84, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at Argentine Care Center. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 noon Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Monday, June 21, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison, Rd., Davison. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Tuesday. A Rosary will be prayed 5:30 PM Monday at the funeral home.

Carolyn was born in Flint, MI on October 10, 1936, daughter of the late Oscar and Nellie (Kisner) Vogel. She married Leo J. Mochty on November 8, 1958 and he preceded her in death on November 27, 2010.

Carolyn is survived by children, Christine Mochty, Donald Mochty, Natalie Mochty and Jonathon Mochty; grandchildren, Anthony Mochty, Patrick Leavitt, Madyson and McKenzie Mochty; great-grandchildren, Kaysie, Anna and Leo; sister, Fran Kranz, brother, David; sister-in-laws, Pat (Joe) Oldeck and Cathy (John) Keener; very special friends, Lloyd (Norma) Taylor; many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by son, Ronald Mochty; son-in-law, Andy Raymond and sister, Jean Grappin.

Andrea “Andy” Peraino

PERAINO, Andrea “Andy” Valentino – of Davison, MI, age 91, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, June 18, 2021 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 Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Thursday, June 17, 2021 and 11 AM-12 PM Friday, June 18, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday, June 17, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, followed by 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. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in Andy’s memory.

Andy was born in Flint, MI on February 14, 1930, son of the late Philip and Nellie (Barbara) Peraino. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1947-1949 and the U.S. Marine Corps. from 1951-1953. Andy married Vivian Cavalier on July 19, 1952 in Flint, MI. He retired from General Motors after more than 33 years of service. After retirement, Andy worked for Flint Manufacturing. He was a member of the Davison Knights of Columbus Bishop Albers Council 4090 and Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523, where he served as past Grand Knight and past Faithful Navigator. He was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Andy enjoyed hunting, bowling, golfing and spending time with his family and friends.

Andy is survived by his wife, Vivian Peraino; 5 children, Phillip (Cindy) Peraino, Nannette (Tim) Wolak, Vic Peraino, Frank Peraino and Andrea (Joe) Ebnit; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine Soresi; brother-in-law, Angelo D’Angelo; many other loving family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Nellie Peraino; 2 sisters, Sara Parks and Vera D’Angelo; 3 brothers, Philip Peraino, Roy Peraino and Bill Peraino.

Marie Hayden

HAYDEN, Marie H. – of Davison, MI, age 97, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Wellbridge of Grand Blanc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta St, Burton, MI 48509 at 12 PM, Friday, June 11, 2021; Rev. Fr. Denis Spitzley, celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Davison. The family will receive visitors 10 AM – 12 PM prior to the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East.

Marie was born in Ecorse, MI on December 12, 1923, daughter of late Wirth and Harriet (Miller) Pickard. She married Ernest R. Hayden on May 5, 1945 in Davison, MI, and he preceded her in death on January 21, 1981. Marie was a Charter Member of Blessed Sacrament, serving as an officer in many different capacities including Altar Society, Steven’s Ministries, St. Pauline’s Guild and 50 and over club. Marie was a true matriarch and loved her family. She retired from GM after 40 years of service.

Marie is survived by her children, John Hayden, Nancy (John) Gellings, David (Joy) Hayden, Steven (Kim) Hayden, Thomas Hayden, Mark Hayden, Karen (Chris) Fron and Kathryn (Daniel) Graunstadt; 4 generations of grandchildren; siblings, Delano (Joyce) Pickard and Orville (Dawn) Pickard and many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Dena Hayden.

Mary Chapel

CHAPEL MARY LOUISE – Of Flushing, formerly of Davison, age 83, died Sunday, June 6, 2021 at her residence.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday June 12, 2021 at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery Chapel.

Father Carl Simon officiating.

Burial in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hospice House of Shiawassee County.

Visitation 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A Rosary will be prayed 7p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Mary Louise was born in Dravosburg, Pennsylvania on October 14, 1937, the daughter of the late Domenico and Angelina (Costanza) D’Itri and step-father, Carmello Collica. She graduated from Central High School in 1956 and attended Flint Junior College, received Bachelor’s from U of M Flint and Masters from U of M Ann Arbor. On June 23, 1956 she married Clinton Chapel in Flint and he preceded her in death in 2001. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison for many years. She enjoyed needlepoint, figure skating, gardening and spending time with her family.

Mary Louise was employed at CMH as a social worker and went on to own her own practice as a therapist.

Surviving are sons, Matthew and Christopher;

grandchildren, Roxanne Chapel, Amber (Greg) Hagen, Justin (Sindu) Chapel, Jesse Chapel, Megan, Abigail and Portia Chapel;

6 great-grandchildren, Noah, Jack, Samuel, David, Andrew and Esther Hagen;

brother-in-law, Paul (Janet);

nephews and nieces, Michael D’Itri, Angela Wiley, Patricia Ann D’Itri, Julie D’Itri, Dennis D’Itri and Leslie Chapel;

cousins, Pam, Brian and Brad Dowdy;

special school friends, Clara Cardriche and Sally Torres;

special friend of 70 years, Carol McCarty;

granddog, Molly.

Special thank you to Patricia D’Itri and Pam Dowdy for their care and support.

She was preceded in death by her son, Clinton, Jr.; brothers, Frank (Patricia) D’Itri and Louie (Beverly) Di’Itri and cousin, Greg Dowdy.

Lois Prevo

Lois Jean Prevo, age 88, formerly of Davison died Monday May 31, 2021 at Stonegate Health Campus. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 1:00 PM Friday June 4, 2021 at Hansen Funeral Home Groves Chapel, Downtown Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating: with private burial in Meadowview Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 11:00 am Friday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in Lois’s memory to the charity of your choice.

Lois was born in Flint Michigan on March 30, 1933 the daughter of the late Archie & Minnie (Arsenault) Christenson and had resided in the Davison area most of her life. Lois was a lover of all types of music and loved playing the piano. She also collected tiger animals, prints, and other items. She was also a wonderful instigator with the Kids, from marsh mellow fights to sing alongs and over all Horse play, She will be terribly missed…Rock On “Free Bird”!!! Lois had been employed by General Motors; AC-Delphi Division for over thirty years retiring in 1998.

Surviving are children: Bill Barclay, Jim (Monica) Barclay, and Stephanie McFall. She also leaves her loving eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren. Also surviving is sisters; Dorothy (Pete) Flynn, Erma Madore, and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by daughter-in-law Deborah Barclay, and Lois’s sisters Betty Kimosh, and Shirley Woodbeck. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Vivian Johnston

Vivian R. Blackmon-Johnston, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed away on May 20, 2021 at Thompson Peak Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Vivian was born on August 29, 1928 in Pontiac, Michigan to Lester and Marguerite (Hyler) Sires. She married Albert Blackmon in 1949. He preceded her in death in 1989. In 1993, she married Charles Johnston and were married until his passing in 2016. Vivian was a devoted and loving wife to both husbands. She enjoyed tennis and golf and was a member of Warwick Golf and Country Club in Michigan, The Boulders Country Club in Arizona, and The Bloomfield Hunt Club where she enjoyed riding her horse.

Vivian belonged to many organizations including the Republican Party, and was involved in many charities. A devout Catholic and dedicated servant to the Lord, Vivian was a proud member of Our Lady of Joy Catholic Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. She loved the Schnauzers she had over the years and always stated that she had a very blessed life and was fortunate that she had two wonderful husbands.

Vivian is survived by her step-son, Robert (Cheryl) Johnston of Michigan; step-son-in-law, Dr. Richard Siders; step- grandchildren, Bruce (Rebecca) Sider, and Dr. Amelia Siders; nephew, Donald (Claire) Strzynski; and nieces: Nancy (Lynn) Golden, Kathy (Glen) Freel, and Laurie LaCharite. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert W. Blackmon and Charles M. Johnston; sister, Maxine Strzynski; brother- in- law, Francis Strzynski; and step-daughter, Martha Siders.

The family will greet friends from 4:00pm- 7:00pm on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw, Grand Blanc, Michigan. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Noon on Monday, June 7 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta St., Burton, Michigan. In State from 11:30am until time of Mass. Interment following at Sunset Hills Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Senior Care Management Solutions of Arizona and the entire team for their kind and compassionate care of Vivian.

Fond memories and condolences may be offered via the online guestbook at www.HillFH.com

Delores Elaine Grimm

MRS. DELORES ELAINE GRIMM (ROBINSON) passed away at home on May 21, 2021 in Melvin, Michigan at the age of 88.

Delores is survived by husband, Edward Grimm of Melvin, Michigan; daughters, Claudette Gross and Renee Still; son, Chris Grimm; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and sister Ellen Uhlmeyer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Evangeline Robinson, and brother, James Robinson.

Delores was born on March 15, 1933 in Flint, Michigan. She graduated from Flint Technical High School in 1951. She married her high school sweetheart Edward Grimm in 1952. After high school she began working for Citizen’s Bank. She was very active in her church, St. John’s Catholic Parish in Davison and the Daughter’s of Isabella organization. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

A visitation and rosary was held Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Brown Funeral Home on Hill Rd in Grand Blanc and a graveside service took place Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery. All were welcome to attend and celebrate Delores’s life.

Charles Bottoms

BOTTOMS, Charles F. – age 71, of Burton, passed away May 17, 2021. Services are pending. Arrangements by Sharp Funeral Homes Miller Road Chapel 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek. Memorial contributions in Charles memory would be appreciated to The Alzheimer’s Association.

Charles was born September 30, 1949 in Flint, the son of George Ralph and Rosalie Louise (Parker) Bottoms. He graduated from Flint Central High School in 1967. Charles was employed by GM/Buick Division for 30 years retiring in 1997. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, sportsman and a life member of the NRA. Charles “didn’t have many friends but every one of them got 110% of what he had.” He was a great friend and one of the smartest they knew!

Charles is survived by: nephew, Ken (Angie) Engel; cousins, Dick (Marilyn) Bottoms, Peg Tortorice, Mary Ann Stakolosa, Joanie (Carl) Snyder; former wife, Penny Bottoms; special friend, Debbie Niver. Special thanks to Chris and Melissa from Redwood Manor.

Charles was preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Barbara and Beverly. Online tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

Kerry Boven

BOVEN, Kerry – of Flint, MI, age 56, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison. The family will receive visitors from 3-7 PM Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East.

Kerry was born in Flint, on August 10, 1964, son of Michael Boven and Dru Seybold. He graduated from Flint Southwestern High School in 1982. Kerry loved antique automobiles and going to Back to the Bricks. He enjoyed music and was a DJ in his spare time. Kerry liked playing all sports and enjoyed sporting the “team gear”.

Kerry is survived by his mother, Dru (Ken) Seybold; father, Michael (Jackie) Boven; son, Blake Copeland; sister, Alisha (Luther Johnson) Boven; special partner, Sheila Copeland. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Patrick and Terrence.

Betty Kelly

KELLY, Betty J. (Bunzow) – of Davison, MI, age 90, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Frankfort, MI on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Thursday, May 27, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The Mass will also be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/stjohndavison/. Interment immediately following the Mass in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 3-7 PM Wednesday, May 26, 2021 and 10 AM-12 PM Thursday, May 27, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Betty to Benzie Senior Resources, 10542 Main Street, Honor, MI 49640, (https://benzieseniorresources.org).

Betty was born on August 21, 1930 in Saginaw, MI to parents, Edward and Agnes Bunzow. She worked at Lufkin Rule from 1950 to 1963. Betty met Howard Kelly, her lifetime dance partner, at Ravenna Gardens in Saginaw and married him on June 25, 1960. Betty and Howard moved to the Flint area, eventually settling in Davison. They raised their four children there until Howard’s passing on April 13, 1985. They were dedicated to their family, taking numerous vacations to visit relatives in and around Michigan and Ontario, Canada. One trip included a memorable three-week excursion to the Calgary Stampede in 1976. In 2013, Betty moved to Frankfort, MI. In 2019, she moved to Frankfort Pines Assisted Living, where she resided until her passing. Betty loved to sew, making clothes, Barbie doll dresses, and anything to support the military.  She was a fabulous cook, renowned for her hearty meals, homemade jams, and many sweet treats, which she made daily.

Betty is survived by her four children, Steve (Pam) Kelly of Frankfort, MI; Tom Kelly (Cathy Kusman) of Colorado Springs, CO; Ann (Wayne) Dawe of Frankfort, MI and Mike Kelly (Denise Kenville) of Auburn Hills, MI; 6 grandchildren, Stacy, Stefan, Jarred, Christine, Alyssa and Breanna; 6 great-grandchildren, Jetta, Randall, Steven, Sydney, Eloise and Sebastian; 1 sister, Gerry; 1 brother, Dennis; 1 sister-in law, Harriet Bunzow; many relatives, and hundreds of great friends throughout Michigan and Canada.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Agnus Bunzow; husband Howard Kelly; 2 brothers, Edward and Norman; 2 sisters, Janet and Marilyn.

Robert Hellebuyck

HELLEBUYCK, Robert R. Jr.– of Ortonville, Michigan, age 58, passed away on February 23, 2021. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Saturday, June 26, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Michigan 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment in St. John Catholic Cemetery on a later date. The family will receive visitors 10:30 AM-12 PM Saturday, June 26, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice, in Bob’s name.

Robert was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 23, 1962, son of Robert Sr. and Rose Marie (Medved) Hellebuyck. He graduated from Rochester Adams High School in 1980. Bob attended Oakland Community College studying welding, EMT and advanced first aid training.  He was a Volunteer Fire Fighter with the Rochester Hills Fire Department.  Bob worked a variety of jobs in his career but loved to be outdoors working as a tree trimmer or applying commercial pesticides.  He was an avid morel mushroom hunter, and would go mushroom hunting with anyone that was willing.  Bob loved hunting, fishing, and skiing, and all the joy that Michigan outdoors presented.

Bob is survived by his parents, Robert and Rose Marie Hellebuyck, Sr.; 2 siblings, Paul (Denise) Hellebuyck and Ken (Leslie) Hellebuyck; and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his Black Labrador, Bear.

Genevieve Courts

COURTS, Genevieve – of Burton, age 105, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at her home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be celebrated at a later time, when it is safe to gather.

Genevieve J. Yaklin was born in New Lothrop, MI on March 19, 1915, daughter of the late Wenz and Theresia (Henige) Yaklin. She married William E. Courts on June 20, 1933. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1982. Genevieve was a very strong woman.  She was proud of being the oldest member at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison. Genevieve was a wonderful caretaker of her home, but her proudest accomplishment was that of being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Genevieve is survived by her four children, Beverly Robinson, Gale (Glenda Ruth) Courts, David (Mary Joyce) Courts, Diane Morrison; several grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Genevieve was preceded in death by all of her siblings as well as two sons-in-law William Robinson and Gerald Morrison.

Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com

Louis “Louie” Donajowski

Donajkowski, Louis W. “Louie” Howell Age 92, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital. A Private Graveside Service will be held for immediate family members, at St. John Catholic Cemetery. A memorial mass and celebration will be held on a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Inner – City Neighborhood Art House in Erie, Pennsylvania. Louie was born in Rogers City, MI on October 27, 1927. He was the 12th of 13 children of Frank and Mary Donajkowski, and spent his childhood in Posen, MI. He married the love of his life, Theresa (Terri) Pokorski on October 15, 1949 at St. Casimir Church. In 1950 Louie became a resident of Davison, MI where he lived with his beloved wife raising his family. He was a long-time resident of Davison, making his life there for almost 70 years. He was a hard-working skilled tradesman at Buick Motor Division before retiring in 1986. He was also an active member of St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church. He spent his time as an usher, Bereavement Committee member, Environment Commission member, and provided countless hours supporting a variety of church functions and events. Those that loved Louie know him as “Honey”. Honey loved his life and adored his family. He was sweet, caring and compassionate. He was not rich in the sense of money or material things, but he possessed a richness of life and gratitude for everyone and everything around him. The world is a kinder, better place for having Honey in it. Honey will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Monica (Joe) Urban; sons, Ken (Mimi) Donajkowski and Roland (Louanna) Donajkowski; son-in-law, Doug Hawker; 17 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and Godchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife “Papa”, Lois Hawker and 12 brothers and sisters. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com.

Donald Nolan

Donald John Nolan, Sr., 68, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday May 15, 2021 (4 days before his birthday). Don was born May 19, 1952 at Marlette Hospital, to parents Jack and Dorothy (Jasper) Nolan. He married Mary Wells on June 1, 1974 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Imlay City. They were married 41 years, until Mary’s death in 2015.

Don was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, worker, son and brother. He loved all things cars, truck and anything with an engine. Don’s family would like everyone to know what an incredible man he was. His catholic faith was very important to him and he set a great example for his children. Don was one of the hardest workers anyone had ever seen. He truly worked nonstop; whether at a job or helping his family. In his early life, he started his own septic service. For many years he worked at Almont Welding, John Carlo, Diponio Contracting, Van Horn Trucking Company and just recently Family Farm & Home, Almont.

Don and Mary raised their 9 children whom he is survived by: Donald (Nicole) Nolan Jr. of Barryton, Mary Nolan of Clio, Theresa (Todd) Lajewski of Lapeer, Tina (Daryl) Ide of Fostoria, Stephen Nolan Lapeer, Robert (Angela) Nolan of Lapeer, Gregory (Chelsey) Nolan of Davison, Daniel (Meredith) Nolan of Davison, Matthew (Sydney) Nolan of Fenton, his mother: Dorothy Nolan, also left to cherish Don’s memory are grandchildren: Monica, Grace, Donald,III Nolan, Elizabeth & William Riselay, Anthony, Lydia, Thomas, Nicholas, Noah, Clare & John Lajewski, Emma, Ava, Jasmine, Ethan, Andrew, Isabella & Mary Kate Ide, Ella Nolan, Mya & Capri Nolan, siblings: Theresa (Paul) Spencer of Lapeer, Michael Nolan of Lapeer and Joseph Nolan of Port Austin and over 60 nieces and nephews. The family would certainly say: “our dad could work circles around most and help anyone in need. We will miss him so much.”
Mr. Nolan was preceded in death by his wife: Mary, father: Jack, grandchildren: Anna Lajewski and Lucas Riselay, nephew: Kevin Wells, nieces: Ashley Nolan and Mary Wells.

Don’s visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm Wednesday at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. COVID 19 limitations allow only 25 people at a time in the funeral home, masks are respectful in this setting (folks will be asked to rotate). His funeral mass will be 12:00noon Thursday May 20, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison. The family will receive family & friends from 11:00-11:55am at the church, prior to service. Burial will follow in Mt. Loretto Cemetery, Lapeer.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the form of Catholic Mass Cards. Condolences and memories may be left at MuirBrothersLapeer.com

Leona Stephens

Leona Frances Stephens of Burton age 93 died May 12, 2021 at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Tuesday May 18, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew Czajkowski Celebrant. Burial  will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday May 19, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery West Branch, MI. Family will receive visitors 2:00-6:00pm Monday at the funeral home with a parish scripture service at 6:00pm. Leona will lie in state at the church from 11:00 am Tuesday until time of services. For those planning a traditional flower gift, please consider a donation to a cancer or Alzheimer’s cause in Leona’s memory.

Leona was born on the family farm near West Branch on July 2, 1927 the daughter of the late Barney and Catherine (Schmidt) Illig and resided in the West Branch and Mt. Pleasant areas before moving to the Burton area in 1950. She was joined in marriage to Floyd Stephens in 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2020. Leona was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Leona graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1944. After high school she worked as a telephone operator for Michigan Bell in West Branch from 1944 until 1947, and was working the switch board when Germany surrendered in 1945. Leona worked at AC Spark Plug from 1952 until 1953 and after she decided to become a stay home mom.

She is survived by sons: Larry Stephens of Burton, Dennis Stephens of West Branch, and Mark Stephens of Georgia, and host of family and friends. She is preceded in death by: brothers: Abraham, Norman, Tony, Floyd, Herman, infant brothers; Edward and Barney Illig, and sister: Wilma Grezeszak. Please share your condolences at www.HansenFuneralHome.net

John Koszegi

Koszegi, John C. AKA “The King” – of Davison, age 88, died Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 at Ascension Genesys Hospital.

Memorial visitation 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 8, 2021 until the time of the Memorial Mass at 12 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison.

John was born on July 11th, 1932 to John and Theresa Koszegi. He graduated from Flint Central High School in 1951. He entered the Army in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1956. He married Isabelle Bowman in 1956 and together they raised four children. Isabelle was truly the “love of his life.” He worked and went to night school at Central Michigan University graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration to achieve one of his proudest accomplishments. He worked for AC Spark Plug for 30 years retiring at the age of 55. He then opened his own business S. Damien & Associates working as a Manufacturer’s Representative for 18 years. He continued to work various jobs throughout his life because he enjoyed people and the social aspects. He always said “what else am I going to do?”

John (Daddy) was a very proud man who was very proud of his Hungarian heritage and loved teaching his great-grandson Eli Hungarian phrases. He was described by everyone who knew him as being a true gentleman and the kindest man they had ever known. He knew someone everywhere he went. John enjoyed reading, golf, theatre, dancing, going to the movies and attending the symphony with his friend Harold Grant. He enjoyed meeting up with his buddies for drinks and dinner at Lucky’s, the Moose Club and the Eagles or wherever they could meet. But most of all he loved being with his family. He always said “my family is everything to me.”

He is survived by his “Darling Daughters” Lisa Koszegi (Richard), Brenda Warburton (Mark), son Jeffrey Koszegi. Grandchildren Christopher Ehrke (Allison), Michael Koszegi, Shauna Koszegi. Great-grandchild Eli Ehrke. Cousins, Lou and Louie Horvath. Also, many very special friends including Diane Ray, Jim Amyouny, Dave Williams, Harold Grant, Willie Artis, John Connolly, Paul Bailey, Allen Schmidley and George Benjamin and Mike Stikovich.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son (Gregory Koszegi), and so many special friends.

Joseph Gregson

Joseph Shannon Gregson, age 65 of Glen Arbor Michigan, formerly Davison Michigan, passed on to heaven Wednesday, May 5th, 2021. He passed away in the comfort of his own home, surrounded by his wife, daughters, and other family members.
Joseph is survived by his wife, the love of his life of 39 years, Katherine Marie Gregson, children: Shannon Gregson, Emily (Kyle) Valkema, Heather (Christopher Norris) Gregson, Grandson Nash Michael Norris “Superhero” and in womb Granddaughter which he nicknamed “Beep-da-beep.” Siblings: Mark (Sally) Gregson, Jonathan Gregson, Matthew (Barb) Gregson, David Gregson, Gina (Osmund) Kelly; Sibling-in-laws Lillian (Keith) Stevens, John (Tamara) Herrick, Susan (Robert) Lemble, Barbara Herrick, Ann (Greg) Turgeon, Michael (Pamela) Herrick, Mary Wiggins, James (Terri) Herrick, Carolyn (Mark) Stebbins, Thomas Herrick, Steven (Dawn) Herrick; & Over 80 Nieces and Nephews who Joseph cherished dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents Billy Joe and Anna Marie Gregson.

Joseph was a loving, dedicated, and compassionate Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Everything that he did, he did with his family in mind. Joseph adored and loved his wife Katherine immensely, and made sure that everyone knew how in love they were. He loved and valued his daughters, their significant others, and his grandson; spending every possible moment with them was the joy of his life. Joseph was a highly loved man and considered by all to be the patriarch of both sides of his big family. Joseph’s life was well-lived, and he was well-loved and respected by many. Joe would brighten up a room with his wits and humor, his personality and positive outlook impacted and changed the lives of everyone he touched for the better. He was a mentor to many, always encouraging and teaching people to reach their highest potential. He inspired everyone who talked with him and was considered to be a highly influential, down-to-earth, and intelligent man. He loved to teach about nature, the outdoors, his love of music, and his love of God, leading others to restore their faith and walk with the Lord. There was not a day that went by that he didn’t pose an off-the-beaten-path adventure. He was an adventurer, outdoorsman- including hunting, fishing, and conservation, a Seaman in the United States Navy, a world traveler, and a very accomplished man. Joseph worked extremely hard for his accomplishments and received his Bachelor of Business Administration as well as Masters of Public Administration from the University of Michigan, GO BLUE. He put in many years working for General Motors, starting from the bottom, and working tirelessly to the top. He retired from General Motors and continued to work for ZF Lemforder until his passing. Joseph lived his last years in his paradise of Glen Arbor Michigan, which he spoke about continuing the legacy and honoring the family home his parents had built. It was important for Joseph that he and his wife were able to live in such a beautiful place and welcome so many people into their home. Joseph was a very determined individual and even completed many hikes, bike rides, and hiked to the top of his favorite “Alligator Hill” all throughout his treatment. He battled AML with grace and courage while keeping his sense of humor. He will be tremendously missed by many and was immensely loved by all. “Shine on you crazy diamond.”

A memorial service will be held at St. John Catholic Church 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison Michigan on Friday May 21st, 2021. Visitation will be from 10am-12pm with a service following at 12 pm.

William Dowdall

Dowdall, William M. 10/15/1964 – 5/12/2021 Davison, MI William (Bill) Matthew Dowdall, Age 56 of Davison, MI died peacefully surrounded by family Wednesday, May 12th in Florida. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 19th, 12 noon at St. John’s Davison. A meet and greet will be one hour before service. Bill was born October 15th, 1964 in Flint, MI. The son of Pat (Sue) Dowdall and Wanda Dowdall. He graduated from Kearsley High School in 1983 and was a proud University of Michigan Alumnus where he received his Bachelor’s degree. Bill was employed at General Motors for 31 years in various positions and retired as a Supplier Quality Manager in 2018. He married his true love Janelle (Plamondon) Dowdall March 16th, 1991. Bill was a dedicated member of the Davison Country Club for many years. He loved golf, the Detroit Lions, hunting, hockey, NASCAR, Jimmy Buffett and spending time in Florida. He loved spending time with friends, family and grandchildren. If you needed help with anything, he was there. Bill could be best described as a man that could light up a room with his smile and friend to all, he never met a stranger. He was a devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather. Known as Uncle Bill to many, everyone was family to him. He wasn’t here for a long time but he was here for a good time. His smile, hugs, friendship and unsolicited support will be cherished forever. He leaves behind his wife Jenny; children Matt Dowdall, Ali (Grant) Bennett; grandchildren Jackson and Jace Bennett; parents Wanda Dowdall, Pat (Sue) Dowdall; siblings Jeff (Terry) Dowdall, Brenda Dowdall, Phillip (Kris) Dowdall, Kelly Egan, Chad (Ahn) Durnan, PJ (Amanda) Dowdall; mother-in-law Ruth Plamondon, sister-in-law Jodi Frank, brother-in-law David Plamondon; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; best friends Scott Poisson, Kevin Martini, Jim Buick, Darrel (Kelli) Herrick, Phil Prince and Tom (Kimmy) Campbell We will always remember your infectious zest for life, your charisma and great smile. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the William M. Dowdall Memorial Athletic Scholarship through Mott Community College, https://www.mcc.edu/donate/index.shtml.

Vivian Culver

CULVER, Vivian Hilda – Age 99, passed peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020 in her home with family. She spent the last 15 years in Atlas, Michigan. Prior to that, 35 years in Clio, MI.

There will be a memorial to celebrate the life of Vivian at a later date.

Vivian had a special love for people and life itself. She hugged everyone she met (stranger or not) and made sure to bring a smile to their face.

Vivian loved to dance and sing, her entire life.

Vivian was employed by AC Spark Plug, Flint for 25 years.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Pearce; brother, John Pearce; sister, Virginia French; husband, Clyde Culver and son, Tony Culver.

She is survived by daughters, Dorothy Green-Gresock and Joann Stevenson;

grandchildren, Todd Green, Brandi Green-Lampe, Frederick Lampe, Tim Samuelson, Kim Todd, Johnny Ocenasek and Jill Masson;

great-grandchildren, Anthony Green and Lexie Lampe;

also great-great-grandchildren and many others.

Ron Makarewicz

MAKAREWICZ, Ron – Of Clio, age 80, died Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Pines Memory Care.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison,

Rev. Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating.

Burial in Evergreen Cemetery.

Ronald was born in Saginaw, Michigan on March 28, 1941, the son of the late Albin and Emily (Glish) Makarewicz. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Ron played the accordion and 1 two time world champion organist. He was an animal lover and had many dogs and canaries, which he also bred, over the years. Ron also enjoyed horses and worked at a horse farm.

Ron is survived by his brother Gary (Marie) of Clio;

Nephews, Troy of Mt. Morris and Todd of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents Albin and Emily Makarewicz and his faithful companion of 17 years, Norwich Terrier “Heller”.

Daniel Walczak

Daniel Richard “Wally” Walczak of Davison, age 68, died Thursday April 29, 2021 at Ascension-Genesys Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Monday May 10, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski Celebrant, burial to follow at St. John Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 1-5 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Dan will lie in state at the church from 11:00 am Monday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in his memory to the American Legion Post 267.

Daniel was born in Flint Michigan on October 27, 1952 the son of the late Frank and Romaine (Brzezinski) Walczak and has resided in the Davison-Lapeer area his entire life. Dan loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and was an avid golfer. He was a graduate of Davison High School Class of 1970, and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Dan was an Electrician for IBEW Local 58.

He is survived by Lenore (Jim) Kolhoff, nephews: Nathan (Sarah) Whiting, Drew (Anne Rumery) Whiting, and a host of extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by sister and brother-in-law Darlene & Gerry Whiting. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.org

Madonna Mihora

Madonna Kathleen Mihora, age 94, passed to eternal life on November 26, 2020 at home in Louisville, KY. Madonna was born on September 11, 1926, to Mildred Huntley Slosser and George Fred Slosser in Gladwin County, Michigan, the sixth of ten children. Madonna married Alex P Mihora on March 10, 1945 in Millington, Michigan, where she had graduated from high school. She spent all but the last four years of her life in Michigan, primarily the Davison area, where she was a member of St. John Catholic Church for over 70 years. Alex and Madonna had four children: Sharon (Larry) Peariso of Louisville, KY, Nancy (Doug) Philp of Charlevoix/Clarkston, MI, and Michael (Laurie Duquette) Mihora of Melbourne, FL. She was preceded in death by another son and his wife, Dan (Karen Barnes) Mihora, in 1969 and her husband Alex, in 1980.

Besides her children, Madonna is survived by eight beloved grandchildren: Stephanie (Scott) Erbes, of Louisville, KY, Katrina Peariso, MD, PhD,(David Tierney, PhD) of Oxford, OH, and Craig Peariso, PhD (Sarah Hoglund, PhD) of Boise, ID; Scott Philp of Charlevoix, MI; Lindsay (Matt) Lindemann, DDS of Clarkston, MI; Mitch (Melissa Boyea) Mihora of Fort Gratiot, MI; Nic Mihora of Melbourne, FL; and Dani Mihora, MD, of Nashville, TN. She is also survived by 12 loving great-grandchildren: Nina and Sam Erbes; Sophia Hoglund-Peariso; Evelyn Tierney; Emma, Davayah, Chelsea, and Lucas Philp; Valerie and Marissa Lindemann; Will and Alex Mihora. She is also survived by sister, Joann (Gerald) Furlette of Luther, MI and brother Carl (Nancy) Slosser of Millington, MI.

A special thanks to the kind personnel of Hosparus Health for their care and concerns during her final illness.

Madonna’s body is being cremated and a memorial service is being planned for the spring. Those desiring to make memorial donations may wish to send them to St. John Church in Davison, MI, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Maureen Vandesteene

VANDESTEENE, Maureen Jacqueline (Morrow) – of Davison, MI, age 93, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, May 7, 2021 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 Smith Hill Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Thursday, May 6, 2021 and 11 AM-12 PM Friday, May 7, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday, May 6, 2021 followed by a Memorial Service under the auspices of the Daughters of Isabella Regina Coeli Circle #1095 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, please pray for me and have Masses said. Mass cards will be available at visitation.

“Jackie” was born September 24, 1927 in Flint, MI, daughter of the late Walter and Kathryn (Tucker) Morrow. She married Robert K. Vandesteene on January 17, 1945 in Flint, MI and he preceded her in death on October 11, 1996. Jackie was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church where she also sang in the Resurrection Choir. She was employed with General Motors, working at AC Spark Plug for 5 years. Jackie also played the organ at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Otisville, MI for 30 years. She was president of the 50 and Over Club at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a member of the Daughters of Isabella Regina Coeli Circle #1095 and the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima.

Jackie is survived by 8 children, Dianne (Jim Haywood) Hayes, Ronald (Linda) Vandesteene, Catherine Martin, Robert, Jr. (Cindy) Vandesteene, Ellen (Mark Bourassa) Wigard, David (Kim) Vandesteene, Richard (Cori) Vandesteene and Daniel (Kelly) Vandesteene; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Kathryn Morrow; husband, Robert K. Vandesteene; daughter, Mary Krow and brother, Otis Morrow.

Michael J. Healy

It is with great sadness we announce Michael J. Healy passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the age of 78 after battling multiple health issues.

Michael was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 16, 1942 to the late Michael and Sarah Healy. He graduated from Chaminade High School in Mineola, NY and attended Flint Junior College after moving to Michigan. It was on a blind date set up by his future in-laws that he met his wife Lynda Crank. They married on June 15th the following year. Together they had three children and were married for 52 years. Michael was known for his impressive athleticism and played multiple sports throughout his school years. Sports continued be an important aspect of his adult life and he loved to compete in golf, racquetball, softball, and bowling. That love transferred into coaching many of his children’s teams. He was also known as an enthusiastic spectator. Michael worked for Delphi-General Motors for 35 years before retiring in 2001.

Philanthropy played a significant role in Michael’s life. Giving back to his community  aiding the elderly, disabled and less fortunate through both the United Way and Catholic Charities. He enjoyed being the local handyman for his family and neighbors, fixing everything from leaky faucets, to car brakes and remodeling  basements. In recent years he enjoyed playing Euchre with friends and sharing his love of Lego building with his best friend and brother-in-law Lloyd. Like his father, he was a huge people person who never met a stranger. However, the most important thing to him was family. There was nothing he loved more than being “Papa” to his six grandchildren, who adored him equally.

Michael is survived by his wife Lynda Healy, his children Tammy Healy, Jennifer Ward (Charles), Michael Healy, his grandchildren Kerrigan Healy, Riley Ward, Ryder Ward, Katelyn Healy, Michael Healy, Makayla Healy, his siblings Patricia Paternostro, Robert and (Bernice) Healy, Gerald and (Kathy) Healy, Kevin Healy, sister-in-law Kathy Penrod and brother-in-law Lloyd Schnarr. He was also blessed with many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at St. John Catholic Church in Davison, MI on Friday, June 25th. Visitation at the church will begin at 11:00 am with the service immediately following at noon. The Memorial will be live streamed with more information to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, in Michael’s memory.

Marie Gerding

Marie Gerding of Davison, age 83, died Tuesday April 27, 2021 at Charter Senior Living of Davison. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Wednesday May 5, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant with inurment at St. John Mausoleum to follow. Family will receive visitors from 11:00 am Wednesday until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in Marie’s memory to Outreach East.

Marie was born in Flint Michigan on September 25, 1937 the daughter of the late Bessie & Carl Kiefer. Marie was joined in marriage to Blake Gerding on January 19, 1957 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on February 10, 2015.

Marie was a 1955 graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School. Marie was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church for many years. She sang in the choir and its’ members became her dear friends. She was a member of St. Ann Guild. One of her favorite quotes was, “No Jesus, No Peace, Know Jesus, Know Peace.

Marie had a gentle spirit and enjoyed nature, watching birds, and tending to her plants and flowers. Marie valued family most of all. She was married for nearly sixty years and was a devoted mother to six children. She was a hardworking homemaker for not only her own children but also many neighborhood children. She wanted to be remembered as a person who cared for everyone.

She is survived by her children: David (Tina) Gerding, Thomas (Darlene) Gerding, Kenneth (Christine) Gerding, Kathleen (Jeffery) Atwell, Christine (Barry) Church, Joseph (Sheri) Gerding and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. Also surviving are sisters-in-laws; Shirley Dreasky and Charlotte Kalakay. “The family would like to extend their thanks to the caring staff at Charter Assisted Living of Davison. She loved them. They loved her. Special thanks to her longtime caregivers; Aaron, Jamie, Mari-lyn, and nurse, Kristy”. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Patricia Therese Sullivan

Patricia Therese Sullivan, age 71, lifetime Lapeer resident, died Tuesday April 27, 2021, after a brief, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born May 16, 1949 in Flint, to Francis and Mary (DeView) Sullivan.

Pat graduated from Lapeer High School in 1967 and went on to attend Cleary University (Business School). After attending business school, she went to work as a bookkeeper for Bostick Foundry here in Lapeer. Miss Sullivan worked over 30 years at the Lapeer Agency Insurance Office, where she was the bookkeeper and also wore many other “hats”. Recently she worked part-time at the Meijers store here in Lapeer as a checker, at Meijers Pat enjoyed meeting new people, seeing old insurance clients and time spent with her “Meijer Family”. Patricia was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Church here in Lapeer. She was a huge Michigan State University fan! Pat was a farmer at heart and was proud of her beautiful perennial flower gardens. Miss Sullivan was hardworking, had a great sense of humor, was quick witted, loved talking with others…and always had a clever “comeback”.

Patricia is survived by her sister: Julia (Earl Gravlin) Sullivan of Lapeer; sister-in-law: Carole Sullivan of Flint; niece: Debra (Kevin) Gorlewski of Shelby Twp.; nephew: Philip Sullivan of Flint; great-niece: Kaitlyn Gorlewski; great-nephew: Nolan Gorlewski; other extended family including several step-nieces/nephews, many many cousins and her Meijer Team members who were always there to support her. She was preceded in death by her parents: Francis and Mary Sullivan; and brother: Peter Sullivan.

In accordance with Miss Sullivan’s wishes cremation has taken place. Pat’s memorial mass will be at 12:00PM (Noon) on Monday, May 3, 2021, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton ST., Davison, MI 48423. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass, from 11AM-12PM at the church. Father Andrew Czajkowski will officiate the service, Pat’s cremains will be interred at Mt. Loretto Cemetery in Lapeer. Arrangements have been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Memorial contributions are encouraged to the American Cancer Society, 1755 Abbey Road, East Lansing, MI 48823 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Share condolences and memories at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com.

Doris Elaine Gauthier

Doris Elaine Gauthier of Davison, age 90, died Tuesday April 27, 2021 at Charter Senior Living of Davison. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 pm Tuesday May 4, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Private inurnment will be at St. John Cemetery.  Family will receive visitors from 10:00 am Tuesday until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in Doris’s memory to the Church Memorial Fund.

Doris was born in Alpena Michigan on April 30, 1930 the daughter of the late Albert & Frances (Malka) Couture and has resided in the Davison area since 1990. She was joined in marriage to Eugene Gauthier on October 23, 1948 and he preceded her in death on July 9, 2000. Doris was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Davison, and had been an active member of the Choir for many years.

Surviving are children; Douglas & Mel Gauthier, Keith & Chris Gauthier, Fredric & Louise Gauthier, Peggy & Dave Wolfenden, Mary Magidsohn, Barb Walstrom, and Amy Miles. She also leaves her loving nineteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends. She was preceded in the death by great grandson, and brothers James Couture, and Tom Couture. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Patricia Walworth

Walworth (Walker), Patricia Ann Davison Age 84, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Covenant Glen Assisted Living in Frankenmuth. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison or the American Cancer Society. Patricia Walker was born in Flint, MI, daughter of the late Edward and Sadie (Natzel) Walker. She married William Walworth in1959. Patricia worked as a registered nurse at various hospitals and doctors’ offices in the Flint area. Patricia was a caring and devoted mother, who dedicated her life to her six children. She was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison and participated in the Resurrection Choir. Pat is survived by her children, Marybeth Walworth, Karen (Scott) June, Kathleen Walworth, Keith (Barbara) Walworth, Kevin (Corrine) Walworth and Kyle (Kari) Walworth; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Walker; mother, Sadie Fickert; step-father, Ron Fickert; sister, Connie Krug and husband, William Walworth. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com

Gregory Barrett

Gregory Martin Barrett age 62, of Flint, MI passed away November 11, 2020 at McLaren, Select Specialty Hospital. Greg struggled with addiction for many years. Three years ago he decided to make the choice to live again. The family welcomed him as the brother and son we all remembered. Greg had an amazing life from then on. His heart and kindness to all will be missed but never forgotten.  Greg is survived by his son Jason Barrett (Stephanie Bosworth Mullins), parents Basil and Anne Barrett, partner Christine Barrett, siblings Laura Kinney, Cindy Hnatiuk, Sandra McCallister, Karen Hagenbuch (Dale), Daniel Barrett, Maureen Haynes (Mike), Colleen Loafman (Terry), Matthew Barrett (Karen), many nieces and nephews. Greg was preceded in death by brother Timothy Barrett, sister Angela Stanton, brother-in-law Robert Stanton, and niece Natalie Barrett.

Basil Barrett

BARRETT, Basil J. – of Burton, Michigan, age 89, passed away Sunday, April 18th, 2021 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday April 24, 2021 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to the Humane Society in Basil’s memory.

Basil was born in Flint, Michigan on October 28, 1931. The son of the late Ida (Jolicouer) and Michael Barrett. He was joined in marriage to Anne Ward on May 5th, 1952. Basil and Anne were among the founders of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burton.

He retired from Buick Motor Division in 1991 after 42 years of service. He served the membership as a committeeman, shop committeeman and a national negotiator for the UAW. Basil represented all and was very proud of his service.

Basil’s crowning glory was his family. Together, with his wife Anne, they raised 11 children. He was a devoted father, not only to just his own children, but to the countless others that needed a safe place to stay with a strong family. He never expected anything in return but just asked  to always pay it forward.

Basil loved animals. He insisted that even the smallest insect deserves a chance at life. His pups were his best friends. Basil’s wit and joking nature was welcomed by all and there will be a little less laughter in the world…but not in Heaven.

Basil leaves to cherish his memory, wife of 69 years, Anne, children; Cynthia Hnatiuk, Sandra McAllister, Karen Hagenbuch (Dale), Daniel Barrett, Laura Kinney, Maureen Haynes (Michael), Colleen Loafman (TJ), Matthew Barrett (Karen), his pup Ginger, his 27 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and countless friends whose life he touched, that also became family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, all of his brothers and sisters, sons Timothy and Gregory, daughter Angela Stanton and her husband Robert, granddaughter Natalie Barrett and his three pups, Butch, Butch 2 and Blaze. His legacy of love and family will live on through us all.

Ty Kevin Spohn

SPOHN, Ty Kevin – of Flint, MI, age 56, passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 12 PM Friday, April 23, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Entombment in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Thursday, April 22, 2021 and 11 AM-12 PM Friday, April 23, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lola and Nolan’s college fund, in Ty’s memory.

Ty was born in Flint, MI on July 12, 1964, son of Joyce (Fellows) Spohn and the late Gerald Spohn. He married Lisa Gusie on June 16, 2004. Ty owned and operated Spohn Painting. He took pride in his business and many customers became friends. Ty loved sports. Whether it was playing, watching, coaching or being heavily involved in Lola’s volleyball and Nolan’s baseball, soccer and basketball. Ty also enjoyed exercising, fishing, nature, the outdoors and his annual trip to Ludington, MI. He knew and loved so many people and greatly appreciated his mother, wife, children, siblings, in-laws and really all friends and family including the Kearsley Community and Rivals and Arsenal families. Ty had a great sense of humor and will be deeply missed by all who loved him.

Ty is survived by his wife and best friend, Lisa Spohn; 3 children Meghan, Lola, Nolan; several grandchildren; mother, Joyce Spohn; mother-in-law, Norene Gusie; 4 siblings, Jamie (Mark) Uhlmann, Cindy (Don) Cheek, Kelly (John Gregus) Nettell and Scott “Bubba” Spohn; in-laws, Dave (Teresa) Gusie, Sheryl (Ken) Hodge, Paul (Anne Cole) Gusie and Susan (Mike) Morris; aunts and uncles; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews will miss fun Uncle Ty; many other loving family members and friends, including many close childhood friends; 2 cats, Rusty and Leo. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Spohn and father-in-law, Bill Gusie; dog, Billy and cat, Louie.

John McClelland

McClelland, John “Subby”– of Davison, age 63, passed away on April 15, 2021, at McLaren-Flint. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 Noon Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Fenton, MI. Family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Monday, April 19, 2021 and one hour prior to the Mass on Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a scholarship fund in John’s name.

John was born in Pontiac, MI on June 4, 1957, son of the late John and Blanche (Rees) McClelland. He married Sarah Howe on February 20, 2021. John helped his family operating Fenton Home Bakery in Rochester, Donut Land, Subway of Fenton and then owned and operated Subway of Davison. He loved golfing and was a long-time member of the Davison Country Club. John enjoyed working out at his daughter’s gym TRV|FIT. He loved his family trips, traveling, and enjoyed his cars. John gave back to the community and to anyone who needed his help.

John is survived by his wife, Sarah; children, Jaiden, Adrian, Courtney (Larry) Lauer, Samantha (fiancé Jim Persinger), Stacey Johnson, Cassi Heppner, Caitlin (Bruce) Simms; grandchildren, Lincoln, Cole, Sienna, Bruce III, Leo, Rhoman, Benjamin, Aaron and Damien; siblings, Victoria (Tom) Bevel, Claudia (Douglas) Hawes and Craig (Julie) McClelland, and many other loving family and friends. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Gail and twin sisters.

Margaret Matterella

Mattarella, Margaret Ann (Mudgie) – Of Flint Township, formerly of Lapeer, age 90, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021 surrounded by her family at home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Father Andrew Czajkowski officiating. Visitation 11am Wednesday at the church until the time of Mass. Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the church Facebook page. Burial in Great Lakes National Cemetery on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Right to Life, or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Margaret was born in Flint on January 7, 1931, the daughter of the late Philip and Margaret (Marzonie) Pascuzzo. She grew up in Flint and worked at Citizen’s Bank and the Fair Store. Margaret graduated from All Saints High School in 1949 and was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and choir. She married S. Bruce Mattarella (Sonny) on February 4, 1956 and after 59 years together, he preceded her in death on November 22, 2015. Margaret is best remembered in the kitchen for her Italian cooking (especially her fresh bread, meatballs, sauce, and breaded steak to name a few) but was world famous for her beloved oatmeal-raisin-chocolate chip cookies. Margaret led a busy life raising three children and taking care of her home on Lake Nepessing in Lapeer. She especially enjoyed working in her beautiful flower garden. In the Spring, Margaret worked alongside her husband Bruce at their family business, Rainbow Garden Center in Flint. In her quiet time, Margaret could be found reading her Bible or one of the many biographies she enjoyed reading. She will be remembered for her thoughtful cards (all words underlined of course), singing in harmony with Bruce on the piano, her ‘whoop-whoop” polka dancing, and her unstoppable laughter. She was a Michigan football fan, hospital volunteer and caregiver to her husband in his later years. At the age of 82, Margaret lost her ability to talk, walk and even feed herself but after months of therapy she made a heroic comeback. Though she remained wheelchair bound, she was fiercely independent and cared for all of her own needs. She was truly an overcomer and an inspiration to many. Margaret loved being surrounded by family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Most importantly Margaret was a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Surviving are children, Karen and husband Louie Lepri of Farmington Hills, MI and their children, Jacquelyn (Troy), great grandchildren, Camden, Christian and MiMi, Kelly (Ryan) and great grandchildren, Jacoby, Georgia and Andre, Alexis; Bruce and wife Karen Mattarella of Canton, MI and their children Jessica (Jim), Mary (Jacob), Kristine (Michael), great grandson on the way, Anne Marie; and Rick and wife Terri Mattarella of Traverse City, MI and their children Taylor (Scotty), Brandon, Kailey and Jordan; sister, Marigrace Flynn (Jim), several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friend Billy. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Fred and Joey and loving sister Marcy.

Special thanks to Homestead staff (especially Paulette and Tiffani), The Medical Team staff, NP Maria, Ascension Genesys 4S staff (especially Jordan, Sage, Mike and Allison) and caseworker Susan, Dr. Matthew Weiss, Dr. Ali Mohammed, and Dr. Bleibel for all their encouragement and support.

Norma Bargiel

BARGIEL, Norma Maxine (Brennan) – of Davison, MI, age 84, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 after becoming ill with COVID-19. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 PM Friday, April 16, 2021 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 5-7 PM Thursday, April 15, 2021 and 12-1 PM Friday, April 16, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM Thursday, April 15, 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice, in Norma’s memory.

Norma was born in Capac, MI on January 25, 1937, the third daughter of the late Norman and Adelaide (Schoen) Brennan. She was a graduate of Capac High School Class of 1955. On April 30, 1955, Norma married her high school sweetheart, Henry August Bargiel. After the birth of their three children Deborah, Doug and Norma, the family moved to the Flint area and later settled in Davison, MI. While her children were in high school, Norma earned a BA in education from the University of Michigan-Flint and subsequently worked as substitute teacher. Her life was devoted to her family for whom she cooked, sewed and knitted for the next three generations. Norma was an ambitious seamstress and will be particularly remembered for making “GG’s gramma jammas” for the kids. She enjoyed spending time with kids, attending all their activities from sporting events to dance recitals, always relishing in their accomplishments. Norma attended and later joined St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison where she was a faithful member. She was extremely devoted to her family and friends. Norma always provided a nice home to visit, great food, a listening ear and good advice. She will always be remembered for her loving kindness, her generosity and her fun-loving spirit. Norma will continue watching over us from Heaven, looking forward to meeting us again someday.

Norma is survived by her husband of nearly 66 years, Henry “Hank” Bargiel; 3 children, Deborah Anne (Jim) Estes; Douglas Allen (Jean) Bargiel and Norma (Bill) Hays; 11 grandchildren, Irwin (Erin) Estes, Dawn (Darrin) Everett, Holly (Juston) Whitney, Claire (Jeff) Soukup, Jill (Ludo Carasco) Bargiel, Amy (Todd) Warnimont, John (Emily) Bargiel, Joanne Boisvert, Julie Hayes, David (Megan) Hayes and Andrea Hayes; 15 great-grandchildren, Lauren, Maren, Raeden, Trenton, Luke, Morgan, Taylor, Louise, Austin, Lina, Hannah, Bryce, Jacob, Isaac and 2 more on the way; 3 sisters, Doris Stuever, Joan (Bob) Pope and Marion Brennan; 12 nieces and nephews; 3 cousins who are all in their 90’s; many other loving family members and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Adelaide Brennan and her brother-in-law, Alfred Stuever.

Anthony Chaulklin

CHAULKLIN, Anthony L. “Tony” – of Davison, age 78, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 at Select Specialty Hospital in Flint. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, April 9, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison. Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski, celebrant. Burial, with military honors, will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery. Family will receive visitors 4-7PM on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to a charity of your choice.

Tony was born in Flint, Michigan on August 13, 1942, son of the late Leroy and Dora (Couture) Chaulklin. He married Jill O’Leary on April 20, 2008. Tony graduated from Sacred Heart High School and then served his country proudly in the United States Marines during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He retired from General Motors in 1998. Tony loved to garden and watch football.

Tony is survived by his wife, Jill; son, Brian O’Leary; 3 sisters, Mary Dickinson, Ronnie Hargrove and Cecilia Pitman; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his nephews, Kevin Dickinson and Bruce Pitman.

James George

GEORGE, James Emmanuel – of Flint, MI, age 86, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Thursday, April 15, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. John M. Machiorlatti celebrant. Interment, with Military Honors, immediately following the Mass in Assyrian Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Wednesday, April 14, 2021 and 11 AM-12 PM Thursday, April 15, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM Wednesday, April 14, 2021 followed by a Memorial Service conducted under the auspices of the Flint Knights of Columbus Msgr. Patrick R. Dunigan Council 695 and the Fourth Degree Assembly 510 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics of Genesee County, in Jim’s memory.

Jim was born in Flint, MI on August 21, 1934, son of the late Daniel and Alice (Isaac) George. He was a graduate of Flint St. Mary’s Catholic High School Class of 1954. Jim proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955-1957. He married Annette Lemieux in 1967 and she preceded him in death in 1969. Jim retired from General Motors where he worked as a Special Investigator in Quality Control for 47 years. He was a life-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Flint, MI. Jim was also a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and a member of Flint’s Msgr. Patrick R. Dunigan Council 695 and Fourth Degree Assembly 510. He was truly a free spirit who loved working with children, from golfing, skiing, roller skating and running track. Jim also was a volunteer with the Special Olympics for 50 years, including the Lois Craig Invitational Special Olympics Race of The Crim. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, reading and watching World War II movies and was particularly moved by the movie the Sands of Iwo Jima.

Jim is survived by 2 sisters, Sara (Tom) St. Martin and Mary Turner; 3 nieces, Vicki (Dave) Letcavage, Lorri (John) Marx and Kimmie Cox; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Alice George and his wife, Annette George.

Timothy McComb

McCOMB, Timothy Allen – of Burton, MI, age 60, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 PM Thursday, April 8, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI, 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment in St. John Catholic Cemetery will take place following the Mass. Visitation will be from 11 AM until the time of the Mass on Thursday at church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Timothy McComb Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Tim was born in Flint, MI on August 10, 1960, son of the late Lawrence and Iris (Bergquist) McComb. He married Mary Jane Streit on June 11, 1983. Tim enjoyed camping, boating, cooking, euchre, coaching, watching sports and loved spending time with his family, especially his “buggies”. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Tim is survived by his wife, Mary “Janie” McComb; children, Jessica (Rocky) Gilbert, Courtney (Mario) Zamora, Nicholas (Caitlin) McComb and Ashley (Thomas McQueen) McComb; grandchildren, Braylyn, Jackson, Ellie, Grant, Brady, Mason and Baby Girl Zamora; brother, Tony (Pam) McComb and many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by brothers, Larry and Robert “Bobby” McComb; and father-in-law, Leon Streit.

Richard Gabera

GABERA, Richard “Pops” Frank – of Davison, MI, age 78, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Bob McGraw celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Tuesday, April 6, 2021 and 11 AM- 12 PM Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in Richard’s memory.

Richard was born in Flint, MI on March 9, 1943, son of the late Frank and Thelma Gabera. In 1958, Richard was the golf caddy for Julius Boros during the first Buick Open at Warwick Hills. He was a graduate of Grand Blanc High School Class of 1961. After graduation, Richard attended Kendall School of Art and Design. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1961-1963 stationed at Fort Knox. Richard was a member of St. Robert Catholic Church and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was a life-long union member of I.B.E.W., U.A.W. and U.F.C.W., retiring in 2005 after 42 years of service. After retirement, you could always find Pops on the golf course, at the local fishing hole or hiking through the woods. He was a gifted artist and also had a green belt in Karate. Pops was most well-known for his humor and his smile. He was everyone’s best friend and was well loved throughout the community.

Pops is survived by 2 children, Richard Gabera, Jr. and Cassandra Gabera; 2 grandchildren, Jozlen Gabera and Max Gabera; sister, Thelma Elaine Gabera; best friend, Roy Graham; special cat, Luka; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Thelma Gabera; 2 brothers, James Gabera and Donald Gabera; sister, Elizabeth “Sis” Crowley and special nephew, Raymond Gabera.

James Greiner

GREINER, James S. – of Davison, age 88, passed away on March 28, 2021 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated, followed by Military Honors, 12 noon Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass. Visitation will be at church on Monday from 4-7 PM, April 5, 2021. There will be one hour visitation prior to the mass on Tuesday. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM Monday at the church. A private inurnment will take place at a later date at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Jim was born in Hart, MI on April 16, 1932, son of the late Severin and Helen Greiner. He graduated from Hart High School. Jim was an Air Force B26 Combat Aerial Gunner in Korea. Once home, he was hired at Buick Motor Division, completing his electrical apprenticeship and college degree, before retiring after 35 years. Jim married Marianne Medore on May 4, 1957 in Davison, MI. Life for him was an adventure. He loved his children and his work. Jim was a Cub Master of Pack #355, member of the Davison School Board, Davison Township planning board, VFW and Treasurer of St. John’s Men’s Club. His lifetime travels took him to 26 different countries. Things special were his family, camping, golfing, NASCAR, KOOKS, hunting and athlete club activities.

Jim is survived by his wife, Marianne; three children, Edward of Davison, William (Lisa) of Flushing and Kathryn (Keith) Payne of Davison; sister, Carol (Jim); brother, Robert (Marilyn); grandchildren, Brandon G. (Scott), Justin G. and Jamie Payne; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joan; brothers, Donald and John Greiner.

Margaret Powers

POWERS, Margaret (Maggie) Helen – Age 46 of Burton, MI peacefully passed at home surrounded by her family on March 28, 2021 following a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Maggie was born November 15,1974 in Flint, Michigan. Maggie married Jack Matthew Powers on August 21,1999 at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Flint, MI.

Maggie graduated from Carman-Ainsworth High School and attended Mott Community College. She worked as a Senior Claims Adjuster for over 25 years, both with State Farm Insurance and Citizens Hanover Insurance. Maggie was a selfless person who was adored and loved by everyone who came into contact with her. She was extremely hard working and dedicated. Her positive attitude and personality was infectious. Maggie loved spending time with her family, playing games, bible study, shopping, and girl’s night with her cousins and aunts.

Maggie is survived by her husband, Jack; sons, Jack Harley Powers and Joseph Wesley Powers; mother, Catherine (Michael) West of Zephyr Hills, FL; brother, George Kheno (Shannon) of Swartz Creek; father and mother-in-law, Harley and Patricia Powers of Grand Blanc; sister-in-laws, Michelle (Kenneth) Merrow of Goodrich and Sherry (Dwight) Kemp of Winchester, VA; nieces, Alissa Kheno, Hannah and Sarah Merrow, and Paige and Patricia Kemp; nephews, Grant and Garrett Kheno, Christian Merrow, Parker and Preston Kemp; special Aunt Sandra Johnson of Midland; numerous cousins and friends, including special cousins Wendy and Sherri.

Maggie was preceded in death by her father George David Kheno; grandparents Joseph and Helen Kheno, Wesley Johnson and Margaret Dougherty; several aunts and uncles.

A funeral mass to celebrate Maggie’s life will be held 11:00 AM Thursday April 1, 2021 at St. John Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI. Interment to follow at Flint Memorial Park, Mount Morris. The family will welcome visitors on Wednesday March 31, 2021, from 2:00 – 8:00 PM at Sharp Funeral Homes, Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road, Swartz Creek, Michigan, and 10:00 AM Thursday, until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests any donations be made to establish a fund for the continued education for her children, Jack and Joseph. Tributes may be shared at sharpfuneralhomes.com

Nicole Lee Palmer

PALMER, Nicole “Nicky” Lee – of Davison, MI, age 50, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021. A Private Funeral Liturgy will be held at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Interment in St. John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Nicole’s memory.

Nicole was born in Flint, MI on September 15, 1970, daughter of the late Suzanne (Allen) Kolch and David Palmer. She enjoyed attending the Flint City Derby Girls competitions with her Aunt Tammy, spending time with her dog, Allie and traveling with her mother, Suzanne. Nicky also loved country music frequently attending concerts.

Nicole is survived by her step-father, Gerald Kolch; father, David Palmer; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Suzanne Kolch.