Dolores Ann Bennett

BENNETT, Dolores Ann – of Davison, MI, age 73, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial gathering will be held on a later date.  Dolores will be entombed at St. John Catholic Cemetery with her husband, Bill.

Dolores Ann Adams was born in Flint, MI on October 6, 1946, daughter of the late Jesse and Ann (Schmidt) Adams. She worked at Michigan Bell as a supervisor for 28 years. Dolores married William Vaughn Bennett on June 28, 1980 in Flint, MI. He predeceased her in March of 1999. Dolores and Bill enjoyed golfing, car shows and traveling together. She was an active member of St. John Catholic Church in Davison where she proudly served with the Daughters of Isabella. She enjoyed participating with the Red Hat Society, cooking and she loved her cats, Coke and chocolate. After her husband’s death, she enjoyed her community at Fenton Healthcare where she had many friends and participated in crafts.

Dolores is survived by four step-children, William Bennett, Steven Scott (Dawn) Bennett, Sheryl Bennett and Kate Bierlein; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol (Jack) Smith and Barbara (Jackie) Hinson; brother, Donald (Kelly) Adams; three nephews, Jason (Jessica) Smith, Brent (Mandy) Hinson and Cody Adams. She was preceded in death by one grandchild in December 1989.

Margaret Jane Wolverton (Vincent)

WOLVERTON, Margaret Jane (Vincent) – of Burton, MI, age 101, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta Street, Burton, MI 48509; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, in Margaret’s memory.

Margaret was born in Linden, MI on January 1, 1919, daughter of the late William and Agnes (McGovern) Vincent. She married Frank Victor Wolverton on June 10, 1939 and he preceded her in death on July 25, 2001. Margaret was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Margaret leaves to cherish her memory 7 children, Margaret Jane (Frank) Olsey, Mary Agnes (Robert) Hunter, Frank Victor (Barb) Wolverton II, Catherine Ann (Ronald) Trimmer, Daniel Joseph (Wendy) Wolverton, Denise Marie (Douglas) Bingaman and Theresa Cecilia (James) Smith; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Corey and sister-in-law Ireva Wolverton; many other loving family members and friends. Special thanks to the The Oaks at Woodfield, especially Brooke & Tina.

She was preceded in death by grandson, Frank V. Wolverton, III and great-granddaughter, Oliva Lee Gatica.

Maximus Durham

DURHAM, Maximus – of Davison, MI, age 11, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 17, 2020.  Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on a later date.

Maximus Durham was born on August 15, 2008 in Pontiac, MI, the son of Matthew and Melessa Durham.  He attended Hahn Intermediate School in Davison. Max was a smart boy with an avid love of history, video games and helping others. He was a gentle soul with a big heart and he is tremendously missed.

Max is survived by his parents, Matthew and Melessa Durham; two sisters, Olivia and Kaiya Durham; one brother, Takoda Durham; grandparents, Janice Durham, Wallace and Kathy Cronin; great-grandma, Alice; great-grandma, Kern; aunts and uncles, Brad and Sarah Durham, Brianne Durham, Curtis and Steven Cronin; five cousins, Halee, Darrell, Ella, Lilly, Nessa Durham as well as many extended family and friends.  Max was preceded in death by his grandfather, Darrell Durham; uncle, Todd Durham; great-grandfather, Richard Kern; great-grandparents, Beverly and Glen Cronin.

Barbara Jean Pastor

PASTOR, Barbara Jean – of Flint, age 75, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at her residence. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Fr. Steve Makranyi celebrant. Burial will be in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Barb was born in Flint, MI on September 2, 1944, the daughter of the late Ursel and Dorothy (LaFortune) Clarambeau. She married Donald A. Pastor on September 10, 1966 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Flint. Barb enjoyed bowling, trips to the casino and watching her grandchildren play hockey. Mrs. Pastor was a very involved member at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where she served as the bingo chairwoman and belonged to the Altar Society and St. Joseph Hungarian Club. Barb, most of all, loved spending time with her family. She was the best wife, mother and grandma.

Barb is survived by her husband of 53 years, Don; children, Deb (Steve) Grossi, Doug Pastor and Jim Pastor; grandchildren, Alex, Luke, Lauren and Drew; brother, Jim (Kathy) Clarambeau.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Beverly Clarke and daughter-in-law, Daniele Pastor.

Delores Benjamin

BENJAMIN, Delores F. (Jankowski) – of Flint, MI, age 89, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020. A Private Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Delores was laid to rest next to her husband, Steve Benjamin, in St. John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Medical Team Hospice or the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, in memory of Delores.

Delores was born in Flint, MI on May 15, 1931, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Knapp) Jankowski. She married Steve Benjamin on April 14, 1951 and he preceded her in death on November 13, 1988. Delores retired from AC Spark Plug after 30 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella Regina Coeli Circle #1095 and the AC Spark Plug Lunch Club. Delores enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Delores is survived by 4 children, Steve (Tish) Benjamin, Kathy (Mike) Gallagher, Diane (Al) Cozart and Greg (Glenda) Benjamin; 11 grandchildren, Stacey Lynn (Adam), Stacy (Tasha), Nathan, Jennifer (Ashley), Steve, Tim, Marisa, Jake, Heather, Eric and Erica; 8 great-grandchildren, Madison, Ian, Summer, Peyton, Nick, Domonic, Diego and Tony; special adopted children; 4 siblings, Helen Sutkowi, Vivian (John) Kiellian, Lorraine (Bob) Benjamin and Ed (Carole) Jankowski; 2 sisters-in-law, Janet and Carol Jankowski; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Anna Jankowski; husband, Steve Benjamin; beloved son, Mark Benjamin; grandson, Michael Houghtaling; sister, Audrey Henry and 2 brothers, Bill and Art Jankowski.

The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Melissa Verrell from The Medical Team Hospice for her kindness and compassion at the most difficult time of our lives. We would also like to thank Mom’s caregivers, Sherie, Donna, Kristen and Trish for their love and support.

Florence “Pat” Mishina

Mrs. Florence “Pat” Mishina (Bednarski) died peacefully at the University of Michigan Hospital on May 9, 2020 at the age of 90 from complications related to cancer.

Pat was born on May 7, 1930 in Flint, Michigan to parents of Polish decent. Throughout her life, Pat placed an importance on life-long learning and education, continuing to take classes well into her 80’s. She graduated from All Saints High School in 1947 and went on to earn a certificate in Statistical Typing from General Motors Institute in 1948 and gained her nursing license in 1953. From there she went on to work in Flint area hospitals as a nurse.

Pat was also an accomplished artist. Her fine-art career began while working nights full time and taking the bus to attend day classes in order to earn her degrees. She earned an Associate in Arts with high honors from Flint Community Junior College in 1962; Bachelor of Fine Arts with high honors from Michigan State University in 1964; and then attended the University of Hawaii on a prestigious East-West scholarship where she earned her Master of Arts in 1966. Pat’s artwork, including her photography and sculptures, went on to win numerous awards and be featured in exhibitions at the Flint Institute of Art and Detroit Institute of Art, as well as local galleries. She later worked as an art instructor at Flint Community Schools and Mott Community College.

While at the University of Hawaii she met the love of her life, Frank. Frank moved to Michigan and they were married on July 1, 1967. Pat spoke often of her world travels and love of nature. She was a night-owl who loved to make new memories with her nieces and nephews and their young children. One of her favorite activities was taking them to fancy dinners and trying to order nearly one of everything on the menu so they could “try it all.” Later in life you could often find her sitting in her chair watching the NBA or golf late into the night. Faith played a very important role throughout her life as she was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison.

Pat was preceded in death by her husband Frank Mishina, parents Frank and Caroline Bednarski, and 6 brothers: Frank, Eddie, Johnny, Chester, Albin, and Raymond. Known affectionately as “Aunt Pat” by many, she is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI on Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 10:30am-noon. Due to the current pandemic, the funeral service will be private, with lifelong friend Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Private entombment will follow at St. John Cemetery. Family plans to hold a rosary service on her birthday next year where all will be welcome to attend and celebrate Pat’s life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, in Pat’s memory. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Merle Duane Bargy

BARGY, Merle Duane – of Flint, MI, age 93, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. A Private Service was held with interment in Great Lakes National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Merle’s memory.

Merle was born in Flint, MI on May 30, 1926, son of the late Leo and Meryle (Allen) Bargy. He married Mary Lou Black on September 8, 1956 in Angola, Indiana and she preceded him in death on May 7, 2013. Merle proudly served his county during World War II in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. He also served from 1950-1953 during the Korean War. Merle was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Merle is survived by 10 children, Michael Bargy, Dennis (Kim) Bargy, Susan (Dennis) McBride, Bethany (Roger) Hartwell, Scott (Insook) Bargy, Mark (JoAnn) Bargy, Nancy Verran, Patrick (Barbara) Bargy, Dwayne Bargy and Timothy (Denise) Bargy; 14 grandchildren, Heather Turnwald, Ginger Hartwell, Jennifer Hartwell, Brian Hartwell, Patrick Bargy, Jr., Sean Bargy, Jeremy Bargy, Brittany Lawler, Larry Verran, Lisa Smith, Gregory Wilson, Jason Bargy, Jeremy Bargy and Jeff Bargy; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Virginia (Bill) Maygar and Sharon (Howard) Kohl; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Meryle Bargy; his loving wife, Mary Lou Bargy and brother, Robert Howell.  ­­­­­

Charles William “Chuck” Langevin

LANGEVIN, Charles William “Chuck” – of Davison, MI, age 82, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at home. A Private Service was held with entombment in St. John’s Cemetery on May 14, 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison or a charity of your choice, in memory of Chuck.

Chuck was born in Munising. Michigan on July 7, 1937, son of the late Mary (Miron) Durand and Medause Langevin. He married Annette LaBine on September 21, 1957 in Marquette, Michigan. Chuck worked as a Meat Manager for Hamady, Kessel and Kroger, retiring after 50 years of service. He enjoyed golf, puzzles and spending time with family.  Chuck was a Veteran, having served in the United States Army.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Annette; 4 children, Joseph (Linda) Langevin, Cathy (Jeffrey) Teed, Charles (Pennie) Langevin, Tracy (Christopher) Arnold; 14 grandchildren, Marlana(Nathan), Joey (Cathleen), Jerry (Brandi), Charlie, Faith (Thomas), Nicolas, Tyler, Alison, Jacob (Briana), Ericka (Joshua), Kari (David), Jarrett, Sierra and Dakota; 11 Great Grandchildren; Brother, George Allen Langevin; Brother-In-Law Martin (Mary) LaBine; Sister-In-Law, Carol Neary, as well as many other loving family members and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; Sisters, Louise, Mary and Margaret; Brother, Raymond and Great- Granddaughter, Harper.

Anthony “Tony” Borg

BORG, Anthony “Tony” – age 86, of Davison was called home by the Lord Thursday, May 7, 2020 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family.  A private service will be held due to the pandemic. Entombment will take place at St. John Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Capuchin Mission Soup Kitchen, PO Box 77209, Detroit, MI 48277-2091.

Tony was born June 13, 1933 in Malta to the late Frank and Rosa (Scicluna) Borg.  He was united in marriage to Carmela Tabone on January 19, 1957 in Toronto, Canada.  She survives him.  Tony worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years.  He enjoyed gardening and sharing his vegetables with friends and neighbors.

Tony is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carmela J. Borg; son, Frank Borg; daughter, Mary (Michael) Rohn; grandchildren, Michael (Stephanie) Rohn; Katie (Andy) Ebendick; great-grandchildren, Emmett, Finn, Lydia, Julia and Hannah; brothers, Sam (Elizabeth) Borg, Joe Borg, Pius Borg; sister, Delores Attard; many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by brother, Mike Borg; sister, Maria Borg.

John Benthall

BENTHALL, John David – age 78, of Burton, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020 at his residence. A private service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. A public gathering will be held at a later date where friends and family can share memories.

John was born in Detroit, MI on December 13, 1941. He graduated from Clio High School in 1959. After high school John worked for the FBI from 1959 to 1963. He then proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps from 1964 to 1967. In March of 1967 he began his career as a police officer with the City of Flint Police Department. John married Karen Kosidlo on April 20, 1968. He retired from City of Flint PD in 1992 as Deputy Chief. John was hired by the City of Burton as Police Chief in 1992 and retired in 2001. He loved riding and traveling on his Harley Davidson. John was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and enjoyed traveling on several European trips with fellow parishioners. He always had his nose in a book and as of late enjoyed spending time with the “St. Andrew’s Scotch Society”, a monthly scotch tasting with his friends.

John is survived by his loving wife, Karen: daughter, Shannan (Mike) Heaman; granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Allyson Heaman; sisters, Susan (Bob) Mosher and Pam (Rodney) Saucier: brother-in-law, Kenneth Kosidlo; many nieces and cousins.

Adelaida “Adeline” Barylski

BARYLSKI, Adelaida “Adeline” – of Davison, age 75, went home to her Heavenly Father on April 29, 2020.

Adeline was born in San Antonio, TX on February 5, 1945, daughter of the late Luciano and Irene (Rios) Contreras. She married Jerry Barylski, Sr. on October 6, 1962 in Detroit, Michigan.  He preceded her in death on July 23, 2014.  Adelaida was an active member of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church of Burton, where she enjoyed cooking and baking with her friends from the church, playing bingo, and cooking for family gatherings.

Adeline is survived by Lori (Steve) Baker, Tricia (Dion) Rasey, Jerome (Jerry) Barylski, Jr., Jackie Barylski, Carrie (Paul) Gardella, and many other loving family and friends.

Raymond Duehring

DUEHRING, Raymond “Ray” – of Lapeer, age 67, passed away April 29, 2020. Private Burial will take place in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Appalachian Project at www.ChristianApp.org or to the Wounded Warrior Project, in Ray’s name.

Ray was born in Flint, MI on May 25, 1952, son of the late Robert and Loretta (Grubaugh) Duehring. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Ray attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He loved bowling, golfing and showing off his first car, a 1957 Chevy. Ray retired from GM Metal Fab in 2006.

Ray is survived by his daughters, Amy (Paul) Ramsey and Brooke Duehring (Sean Falconer); grandchildren, Mia, Kain Ramsey, Rachel, Carter, Isla and Rylie; brother, Douglas Duehring; sisters, Michele, Bonnie and Cynthia. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Duehring.

Mary “Jackie” Jacquelyn Lynch Ross

Ross, Mary “Jackie” Jacquelyn Lynch – of Battle Creek, age 91 passed away April 19, 2020 at Bickford of Battle Creek. Burial service will be at St. Columbkille Cemetery, Ubly, MI for immediate family only due to the pandemic restrictions. Contributions in Jackie’s memory may be sent to St. Joseph’s Parish in Battle Creek or Bickford of Battle Creek.

Jackie was born January 30, 1929 in Detroit. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Smith) Lynch. She graduated from Dominican High School and went to Central Michigan University where she completed her Teaching Degree with a Major in English and a Minor in Theater in 1949. She taught in a Catholic grade school in Millington until she married Edward J. Ross in 1951.

Her life’s focus was on her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her relationship with Jesus. The Lynch Clan was an ever-present part of life which shaped her family’s Irish identity. She went on to earn a master’s degree from Michigan State in Remedial Reading in 1966 and used that to help improve the reading of an under-served population in Flint. In addition, she was an advocate for Single Mothers and volunteered at Flint Osteopathic Hospital. She was active with many friends and loved them all.

Jackie is survived by her children, Maureen Pococke, Terence (Pat) Ross and Mari (David) Damerow; grandchildren, Roxanne (Jeff) Ward, Ben Damerow, Brendan Pococke, Katie (Ethan) Roberts, Amy (Brandon) Schlacht, Robert Ross, James Pococke, Holly Pococke and Kim (Robert) Moubray; great-grandchildren, Liam, Henrik, Everly, Cooper, Maisie, Taylor, Kayla, Brandon, Amanda, Taylor and Alexis; great-great-grandchildren, Jalyn, Skylar, Dakota and Olivia; sister, Julia Lanoue; sisters-in-law, Frances Flynn and Loretta Ross and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward J. Ross; two infant daughters; sisters, Nancy King and Patsy Huddleston and brothers, Edward and Jack Lynch.

A special thank you is offered to the entire Horton family (Nancy, Steve, Kathy, Pam, Jan (Caswell) and Sue), they will always be close to Jackie’s heart. Also, gratitude is extended to her esteemed friend Cindy McDowell, and the staff of Bickford of Battle Creek.

Ronald Cook

Cook, Ronald James – of Davison, MI, age 76, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2020.   A private funeral mass will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison.  Burial of cremated remains will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.

Ron was born in Bad Axe, MI on June 14, 1943, son of the late Clements and Cecelia (Hund) Cook.   He married Diana Woycehoski on August 10, 1963.

Ron, a strong union man, retired from Buick in 1999.  He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, baking, and woodworking.  He also enjoyed volunteering his time and talents to his parish community.

Ron is preceded in death by brother, Ray Cook and brother-in-law, Roy Teahen.

Ron is survived by his beautiful wife of 57 years Diana; 4 children: Chris Cook (Beth), Teresa St. Aubin (Dave), Matt Cook (Tracy), Darren Cook (Kim) and 10 beautiful grandchildren (Ashley, Alaina, David, Emily, Amber, Megan, Jenna, Ellie, Molly, and Ava) who will miss their Jaja dearly.  He is also survived by his brothers and sisters:  Deloris (Robert) Dekoski, Harold (Mary Ann) Cook, Rita Teahen, Earl (Ann) Cook, Donna (Ron) Wolschleger, and Rich (Rhonda) Cook and in-laws:  Wayne (Bonnie) Woycehoski, Bryan (Kathy) Woycehoski, Terry (Mary) Woycehoski, and Jeff (Leslie) Woycehoski.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church in Davison for Mass to be said in Ron’s memory or to the St. John’s Men’s Club of which Ron was a member.

The family wishes to extend our sincere appreciation for the thoughts and prayers of our family and friends.

Louis Donajkowski

DONAJKOWSKI, Louis W. “Louie” – of Howell, MI, 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.

Larry Thomas Matthews

Weary of reading obituaries noting someone’s courageous battle with death, Larry wanted it known that he died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctor’s orders and raising hell for more than eight decades.

Larry Thomas Matthews of Davison, age 82, died Tuesday April 7, 2020 at Hurley Medical Center. Private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Thursday April 16, 2020, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski Celebrant. Private inurnment will be held at Parkview Cemetery, Livonia at a later date.

Larry was born in Detroit Michigan on October 3, 1937 the son of the late: Layton Dewindt & Dorothy Louise (Race) Matthews. Larry has lived in numerous areas including; Detroit, New York, Chicago, New Jersey, California, Texas, Missouri, and South Carolina. He was joined in marriage to Nancy Winiarski on January 19, 1963 in Livonia Michigan. Answering the call of his Country Larry proudly served in the US Air Force. After leaving the military Larry became a Technical Representative and Sales Manager in the Corporate Aviation Industry.

Larry leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife Nancy, daughter Shauna Marie Kelly, and son Keith Matthews. He also leaves his brother Rodger Matthews and his children Eric, Gregory, Jill and Andrew He is preceded in death by son Scot, parents Bud & Dorothy, brother Randy, sister-in-law Emma Lou, and in-laws Henry & Helen Winiarski.

Mark Anthony Benjamin

BENJAMIN, Mark Anthony – of Flint, MI, age 59, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020 at his residence. Private burial services have been held. A Celebration of Life service will be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, in Mark’s memory.

Mark was born in Flint, MI on July 1, 1960 to Steve and Delores (Jankowski) Benjamin. He was a member of the Flint Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #629.

Mark is survived by his mother, Delores; 4 siblings, Steve Benjamin, Kathy (Mike) Gallagher, Diane (Al) Cozart and Greg (Glenda) Benjamin; several nieces, nephews and many loving friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Steve; nephew, Michael; grandparents, Joe and Anna Jankowski, Peter and Katherine Benjamin.

Shirley Montpas

MONTPAS, Shirley M. – of Davison, age 91, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020 at her residence. Private Graveside Service to be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Food Bank of Eastern MichiganOutreach EastReverence Hospice or to a charity of one’s choice in Shirley’s name.

Shirley was born in Flint, MI on February 28, 1929, daughter of the late Clarence and Germaine (Preville) Massie.

Shirley is survived by her children, Thomas E. (Margaret) Montpas, Katherine (Steve) Blackmon, Teresa Miller, Janet L. (Don) Nord, Karen S. Kraemer and Mary Jean Montpas; grandchildren, Andrew, Jeffery, Shannon, Jonathan, Cory, Amber, Megan, Jeremy, Bryan, Tammi,  Christopher and Adam; great-grandchildren, Michaela, Kaden, EmmaLee, Klaire, Bailey, Ryen, Ryder, Radley, Reece, Abby, Avery, Jori, Vallyn, and one on the way. She was preceded in death by husband, Earl W. Montpas; siblings, Jody Mastic and Margaret Miller.

The family wishes to extend a thank you to Reverence Hospice for all the wonderful care they provided, with a special thank you to Shelly. So grateful to Megan for the care she gave to G-Ma.

Richard Pearsio

PEARISO, Richard – of Davison, MI, age 89, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020. Richard will be laid to rest in St. John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ascension at Home Hospice, 5445 Ali Dr., Dept. 600, Grand Blanc, MI 48439-9933, in Richard’s memory.

Richard was born in Karlin, MI on December 22, 1930, son of the late John Earl and Marjorie Marie Peariso. He married Joyce Eileen VanWoert on December 14,1950.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Eileen; 8 children, John, Joseph (Amy),James (Kay) , Jeffrey (Mary), Jerome (Deanna), Jeanette (James) Kurnik, Jennifer (James) Szumowicz, Jason; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; many other loving family members and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Roderick (Lavearn), baby brother William and two sisters, Charlotte Nichols and Doris Martin.

He served 5 years in the United States Navy during the Korean War.

After he left the Navy he worked for Buick Motor Division for 35 ½ years retiring in 1988.  He and Eileen traveled the United States going to all but 2 of the lower 48 states.  He enjoyed many hobbies including golf, model aviation, model railroads, sailing, and woodworking.  If you ever needed anything fixed he was the one to call.  He was a lot of peoples “Go to Guy”.  He will be greatly missed by friends and family.

Karla Kay Hansen

Karla Kay Simmonds-Hansen of Davison, formerly of Otisville, age 66, died Thursday April 2, 2020 at her residence. Private family Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 pm Wednesday April 8, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Private entombment will follow at St. John Cemetery. Due to CDC Guidelines of social distancing and limited gathering at one time, the family will receive visitors from 11:00 – 7:00 pm Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home, we understand those who may or may not want to join us, and we respect your personal decisions. Those desiring may make contribution in Karla’s memory to St. John Cemetery or Hurley Children’s Foundation.

Karla was born in Goodrich Michigan on September 8, 1953 the daughter of the late Edwin & Patricia (Coyle) Simmonds and had resided in the Otisville area until 1973 then relocating to Davison. She was joined in marriage to James Hansen Jr. on Aug. 4, 1973 in Flint Michigan. Karla was a Graduate of Lakeville High School in 1972, and a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison. She started her career in banking in the mid-seventies starting with the Lapeer National Bank and retired from Michigan National Bank. She later attended EMS Classes and was active serving  her community in the family business of Hansen EMS, she was also very active  with her husband in operating Hansen Funeral Home.

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of forty-seven years Jim, daughters; Kristen Hansen-Bullock and husband Dan, and Katie Hansen and husband Josh Batoha. She also leaves her loving grandchildren; Kendall Bullock, Kaden, and Kasen Batoha. Also surviving is sisters; Sue Simmonds-DeJaegher, Lorie Simmonds-Smith and husband Trevor, several nieces, nephews, great niece, nephews and a host of extended family and friends.

Bethany Carr

CARR, BETHANY of Davison, age 60, passed away March 9, 2020 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Thursday, March 12, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will immediately follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Allen Funeral Home 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Wednesday. There will be visitation one hour prior to the Mass on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Beth was born in Flint, MI on March 27, 1959, the daughter of Clifford and Beverley (Webber) Carr. She was a member of St. John Catholic Church. Beth was a LPN at Hurley Medical Center for many years.

Beth is survived by daughter, Maree (David) Craine; brothers, Timothy (Natalie) Carr, Steven (Susan) Carr; mother, Beverley Carr; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Beth was preceded in death by her father.

Rosemary Cook

COOK, Rosemary (Matus) – of Davison, MI, age 80, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2020 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 New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 12:30-1 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Ethel A. Phelps

PHELPS, Ethel A. (Brady) – of Flushing, MI, formerly of Flint, MI, age 96, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, March 7, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. John M. Machiorlatti celebrant. Interment immediately following the Mass in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 2-8 PM Friday, March 6, 2020 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Saturday, March 7, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Friday, March 6, 2020 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hyde Park Assisted Living Baruch Senior Ministries, online at www.baruchsls-hyde-park.kindful.com or by mail at 3100 Wyndham Drive, Flushing, MI 48433 or Heart to Heart Hospice, online at www.htohhfoundation.org or by mail at 2029 Elms Road, Suite A, Swartz Creek, MI 48473 in Ethel’s memory.

Ethel was born in Onaway, MI on January 13, 1924, daughter of the late Albert and Margaret (Sandison) Brady. She married Clare Phelps on January 22, 1944 and he preceded her in death in 1996. She retired as a Machine Operator from General Motors in 1980. Ethel was a member of the catholic church.

Ethel is survived by 8 children, Victoria (Gary) Molloseau, Sandra Bell, Arla Uhrig, Lisa (Curt) Christner, Cynthia (Larry) Dunning, Frances (Mark) Altvater, Kristine Klein and Donna (John) Taylor; daughter-in-law, Mary Phelps; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clare Phelps; son, Darrell “Scott” Phelps; son-in-law, Doyne Uhrig; brother, Earl Brady and sister, Hilda “Tommy” Brasseau.

John Steven Puppan, Jr.

Age 77, died Thursday, February 20, 2020, at his home. A funeral service will take place at 12 noon on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at Martin Funeral, Cremation & Tribute Services in Mt. Morris, with burial to follow at Meadowview Memorial Gardens in Davison. John’s family will be present at the funeral home to receive friends on Thursday, from 11:00 am until the time of service at 12:00 pm. Those desiring may direct memorial contributions to the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

John was born in Budapest, Hungary on October 9, 1942, to Mr. and Mrs. John and Rozalia (Stork) Puppan Sr. When he was 14, John, along with the rest of his family, left Hungary and moved to Rome City, Indiana. Nine months later, the family moved to the greater Flint area and made it their home. A graduate of Flint Central High School, John graduated with the Class of 1961. Heading the call of his country, John joined the United States Navy in 1961, where he served for eight years as an Avionics Electrician. While in the Navy, John gave presentations to other service members on the effects of communism, in many instances to almost 300 people at a time. When he retired from the Navy, John started working as an electrician at AC Spark Plug. In 1972, John went back to visit his home country, and while visiting, he met and began dating Maria Sulitka. Soon thereafter, Maria moved to the United States and on May 12, 1973, they were united in marriage at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Sadly she preceded him in death on December 21, 2008.

John is survived by his children: John Puppan III, and partner, Lorie, Michael, and wife, Joyce Puppan, and Ference Puppan; grandchildren: Cassidy Puppan, Derrick Puppan, Sofie Puppan, and Stella Puppan; brother: James Puppan; sister-in-law: Eva Puppan; and two nieces: Krisztina and Katalin.

He was preceded in death by his parents and loving wife.

Karan Maurina

Karan Sue Maurina of Burton, age 64, died Friday, February 21, 2020 at McLaren-Lapeer Regional. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Friday, February 28, 2020, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, Fr. John Machiorlatti, Celebrant. Cremation will follow at Sunset Hills Crematory.  Family will receive visitors from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with a parish scripture service at 7 p.m. Karan will lie in state at the church from 11:00 a.m. Friday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in Karan’s memory to Hurley Children’s Foundation.

Karan was born in Flint, Michigan on September 6, 1955 and has resided in the Burton area most of her life. She was a graduate of Bentley High School Class of 1974. Karan had been an active union member, and also a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary #4087. She was employed by General Motors SPO Division until her retirement. She later became a bus driver for Davison Community Schools.

She leaves to cherish her memory sons, Christopher Hubler and John (Tiffany) Bishop. She also leaves grandchildren, Sam and Marek; siblings, Anne (Larry) Prevo and Dave (Judy) Love; and a host of extended family; and special friend, Debbie Hart. She is preceded in death by her mother, Maxine Swisher, and her soul mate, Ron Bishop.

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Betty Kathryn O’Brien

O’BRIEN, BETTY KATHRYN age 88, died Thursday, February 20, 2020 at home with her family. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta St., Burton MI. Father Carl Simon officiating. Interment at Crestwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday and Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Brown Funeral Home, 1480 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc, MI.

Betty was born March 14, 1931 in Flint, MI to parents Bernard and Lenna (Fredrick) Hanlon. She was retired from A.C. Spark Plug and loved bowling, golf and bingo.

Surviving are children Susann Kathryn (Russ) Moore, JoElaine (William) Pellett, Terence Joseph (Janette) O’Brien; grandchildren Margaret Marie O’Brien, Mark Allan (Tammy Jean) Moore, Anthony Jon Moore and Steven Wayne Wright; great-grandchildren Joseph Duane Hopson and Brandon Scott Brown, Jr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Joseph O’Brien, and by her parents.

Condolences may be left on-line at www.brownfh.com

Donna Shorkey

SHORKEY, Donna – of Burton, MI, age 76, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 at Regency of Grand Blanc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, February 15, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Friday at the funeral home. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass at church. Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Genesee County.

Donna was born in Flint, MI on March 6, 1943 to the late Norman and Mildred (Pelch) Coon. She married James Shorkey on December 18, 1971. Donna was a music teacher in Davison Community Schools for several years. She was avid golfer and enjoyed her time with the Sweet Adelines.

Donna is survived by her husband, James; sons, Brian (Jennifer) and Timothy (Shawnna); grandchildren, Derek, Addison, Andrew and Katherine; brother, Alan (Korine) Coon; sister-in-law, Sondra Coon.

Lynn Rodda-Hanson

RODDA-HANSON, Lynn Phyllis – age 74, of Flint, MI, passed away Friday, February 7, 2020 at Brookdale of Grand Blanc. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 1 PM on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Burial will follow in Davison Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-8 PM and one hour prior to the service Thursday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Genesee County.

Lynn was born on August 18, 1945, daughter of the late Zygmond and Eleanor (Grush) Ringwelski. She married Douglas Matthew Rodda in Harbor Beach, MI and he preceded her in death February 24, 1986. Lynn later married Earl Hanson and he preceded her in death on December 24, 2018. She retired from McLaren- Flint after many years as a Radiographer. Lynn enjoyed volleyball, bowling, gardening, going to shows at the Whiting and volunteering at the Humane Society. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Lynn is survived by her children, Patrick Matthew Rodda and Melissa Anne (Jason) Olson; grandchildren, Preston Matthew Rodda, Camilla Marie Rodda, Aubrey Julynn VanDrie and Aidan Douglas Gerrit VanDrie. She was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Ringwelski.

Patricia A. Guile

Patricia Agnes Guile of Richfield Township, age 77 died Saturday February 8, 2020, at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Wednesday February 12, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. John Machiorlatti, Celebrant. Private burial will be in Davison Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 1-7 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Patricia will lie in state from 12:00 noon Wednesday until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in Pat’s memory to the charity of your choice.

Pat was born in Flint Michigan on January 8, 1943 the daughter of the late; Walter & Stephanie (Bobozynski) Kielian and has resided in the Davison area the last forty-five years. She was joined in marriage to Kenneth J. Guile on December 29,1977. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison. Pat had been employed by General Motors AC Spark Plug & Delphi Divisions until her retirement.

Surviving is husband Ken, and daughter Stephanie Guile. She also leaves sisters: Rosemary (Roy) Palmer, Mary Ann Stanfill, and a host of extended family.

Ronald “Max” Kapture

Ronald “Max” Kapture of Davison, age 90, died Friday February 7, 2020 at McLaren-Flint. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday February 11, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Private burial will be held at Sunset Hills Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 10:00 am Tuesday until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in Max’s memory to the wish list at  www.iheartdogs.org

Max was born in Flint Michigan on July 9, 1929 the son of the late: John & Florence (Ivey) Kapture and had reside in the Flint, Swartz Creek and Davison area most of his life, spending much of his retirement years in Florida. He was joined in marriage to Ruth Ann Pelkey on October 17, 1953 and she preceded him in death on November 21, 2009. Answering the call of his country Max served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed playing baseball, blooper ball, golf and a good game of bowling. Max was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and had owned and operated Kapture Insurance Agency until is retirement.

He leaves to cherish his memory children: Janice (Robert) Gruner, Sandy (Robert) Johnson, Beth (Dennis) Coggins, Michael (Stacey) Kapture, and Thomas (Kerstin) Kapture. He also leaves his thirteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and son-in-law Chad Labby. He is preceded in death by daughter Rhonda Labby, and sisters; Margaret Bowen, Mamie Williams, Marie Kehler.

William Miley

MILEY, William “Bill” Martin – of Burton, MI, age 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones, on Friday, February 7, 2020 at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial, with Military Honors, will be celebrated 2 PM Monday, February 10, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 2-8 PM Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 1-2 PM Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6:30 PM Sunday, followed by a Memorial Service under the auspices of the Davison Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Council #4090 and 4th Degree Assembly # 0523 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North End Soup Kitchen, or a charity of one’s choice, in Bill’s name.

Bill was born August 21, 1934 to the late Elbert Edward and Neta Alice (Burgess) Miley in Gibson, Missouri. Bill attended Flint area schools and graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1952 and shortly after enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served his country during the Korean War era from 1953 to1957. After leaving active military service, he was employed by the United States Postal Service and was very happily employed as a mail carrier until his retirement.

A large part of Bill’s life was his great love of the sport of Boxing. Bill was very active in amateur boxing in his teens and won the Flint Golden Gloves championship in the middle weight division. After leaving the Air Force, Bill began what became his lifelong hobby, boxing record keeping. He amassed a very large collection of records, both historical and current, and eventually published a monthly publication called the Midwest Boxing News which had subscribers throughout the world. He also published an annual book of boxing records called the American Boxing Record Book that was called in national boxing magazines the best amateur boxing record publication to date. Hundreds of copies of the book were sold throughout the world each year and are still widely collected by boxing enthusiasts. Bill was active in many other areas of boxing as well. For many years he worked as a fight judge throughout the United States, including serving as one of the judges of an international championship fight in Thailand. He arranged boxing matches and frequently assisted other boxing matchmakers and boxing managers in

finding appropriate fighters to set up matches with. Bill was employed as a State of Michigan Athletic Inspector for a number of years, working both boxing and professional wrestling matches. For a number of years, he arranged boxing matches at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mt. Pleasant. Until recently, Bill was working on creating a database of boxing matches in the state of Michigan going back over a hundred and fifty years.

Bill was an active member of St. John Catholic Church in Davison for many years, serving on the church council and the annual festival for some time. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus (3rd and 4th degrees) and served as Faithful Navigator, among other offices.

His greatest source of happiness was his family, which was truly the light of his life. He loved his children and grandchildren deeply and was a source of strength and inspiration to all of them. He enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Canada. Bill was a self-educated man and an avid reader of mystery novels as well as historical and biographical nonfiction.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Marjean Dolan Miley; loving children and stepchildren; Marie (Kevin) Russell, Karen (Tom) West, Deborah (Jim) Perez, Howard (Carolyn) Field, Gary Field, Steven (Carrie) Field, Michele Dolan, Julie French, Lora (Tom) Birge, and William (Sheryl) Dolan; daughter-in-law, Kathy Dolan; son-in-law, Rick Munoz; 27 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; siblings, Joyce Knuth, David “Doug” Miley and Shirley Stoneman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 31 years, Barbara Jean Gonyea Field Miley; two daughters, Beth Ann Saviano and Susan Kay Munoz; two stepsons, Michael Dolan and Daniel Dolan; granddaughter; Alison Saviano; siblings, Arletta Burgess, Loretta Gillam, Betty Morrissey and Elbert “Bud” Miley.