Anna Marie Elizabeth Nutt (Greene)

NUTT, Anna Marie Elizabeth (Greene) -of Davison, age 92, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020, surrounded by family.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Saturday, October 31, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, celebrant.  Burial will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery.  The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Friday, October 30, 2020 at St. John Catholic Church.  A Scripture Service will be held at 6:30 PM Friday.  On Saturday, visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or McLaren Hospice.

Anna was born in Souletown, MI on October 2, 1928, daughter of the late John and Nora (McGee) Greene.  She attended Kinde High School and had 5 siblings.  She married Wesley E. Nutt on June 12, 1945, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kinde, MI, and they had seven children.  Wes preceded Anna in death on January 26, 2018, after 73 years of marriage.  She loved children and spent her life nurturing her own and numerous other neighborhood children.  Anna belonged to St. John Catholic Church and Blessed Sacrament Sodality.  She was a devoted mother; wife and we thank God for this “Grand” lady for the time He gave her to us.  Anna was a true Evangelist and brought many people to the faith with her unconditional love.  She was always entertaining and brought much joy into people’s lives and was known as ‘Irish Annie” and “Annie Sparkle”.  She had a love for music, dancing and had a great Irish sense of humor that drew people to her.  She cared about people deeply, her relationships with them, and her presence will be greatly missed.

Anna is survived by her children, Major U.S. Army Special Forces Stephen (Gabriella) of Ft. Pierce, Florida, Dr. Laurel (Kevin) Hilliker of Okemos, Michigan, Jeffrey (Maureen) of Superior, Colorado,  Robb (Lisa) of Elfers, Florida, Matt (Crissy) of Northville, Michigan and Melissa Nutt of Port Huron, Michigan; seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Eileen (Don) Wickline; numerous nieces and nephews, who helped to support and care for her as well as her many dear friends. She was preceded in death by son, Jeremiah Wesley Nutt in 2014; beloved granddaughter and namesake, Anna Louise Nutt -earlier this year; brothers, Francis and Alfred Greene; sisters, Mary Margaret Wolfer and Helen Veronica Pratt; sister-in-law, Geri (Gene) Lawson.

Karen Marie Arceo

Karen Marie Arceo of Flushing formerly of Davison, age 77, died Saturday October 24, 2020 at McLaren-Flint. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Wednesday October 28, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant, private burial at Sisters of St. Joseph, Kalamazoo. Family will receive visitor from 2-5 pm Tuesday at the funeral home. Due to CDC Guidelines social distancing and limited amount of visitors at one time are being followed. The family would like you to join them but understands you may or may not at this time and respects your decisions. Karen will lie in state at the church from 11:15 am until time of services on Wednesday. Those desiring may make contributions in Karen’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Karen was born in Flint Michigan on March 31, 1943 the daughter of the late J. Benjamin & Vivian (Cronkright) Wolverton and had resided in the Davison area most of her life. Karen was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and a friend to many and she will be truly missed by all. She was a graduate of St. Michael’s Class of 1961, and has been a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church for seventy years. She also attended St. Robert Catholic Church in Flushing, and was a member of the Friends of Sisters of St. Joseph. Karen worked as a nurse for both Hurley Medical Center and McLaren Hospital until her retirement.

Surviving is son Michael & wife Judy Arceo, and daughter Anne & husband Mike McDonald. Also her loving grandchildren: Brandon (Alexis) McDonald, Jillian Arceo, Mathew McDonald, Jennifer (Christopher) Judd, Elizabeth Trevarrow, and great grandchildren: Megan, Josh, Katie, Nick, Rowen, and Alayna. She is also survived by brother David and wife Patricia Wolverton, and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by brothers: Benjamin Wolverton, and Robert Wolverton. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Elizabeth A. (Gallagher) Hohn

HOHN, Elizabeth A. (Gallagher) – of Grand Blanc, age 84, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at her residence. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 Noon Friday, October 30, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the Mass. Inurnment will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Genesee County Humane Society.

Elizabeth was born in Flint, MI on September 1, 1936, daughter of the late Margaret Gallagher (Torrey). She married Richard Hohn on September 8, 1956 and he preceded her in death on January 18, 2019. She was a volunteer at St. John Catholic Church and enjoyed trips to the casino. Elizabeth spent summers at Higgins Lake with family. She retired from Applegate Chevrolet.

Elizabeth is survived by her children, Krisann Hohn, Mark (Cynthia) Hohn and Deanne (Frank) Mar; grandchildren, Caitlin and Jacob; sister, Geraldine Ramos; many nieces and nephews.

Frances Joann Freeman (Stearns)

FREEMAN, Frances Joann (Stearns) – of Flint, MI, age 75, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 1 PM Monday, October 12, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Carl Simon celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Genesee County, in Fran’s memory.

Fran was born in Flint, MI on November 22, 1944, daughter of the late Duane and Frances (Purcell) Stearns. She married Leonard Freeman on July 24, 1965 and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1970. Fran was employed with the American Red Cross, retiring in 2010 after 38 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and volunteered her time at McLaren Hospital in Flint, MI. Fran deeply loved spending time with her friends and family.

Fran is survived by her son, Thomas (Cheryl) Freeman; granddaughter, Tyler Ann; 3 brothers, Marvin (Joyce) Stearns, Bob Stearns and Garry Stearns; dear friend, Linda Walther; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Duane and Frances Stearns; her husband, Leonard Freeman; 2 brothers, James Stearns and Melzor “Bud” Stearns and sister-in-law, Joanne Stearns.

Sheila Kubik (Harmon)

KUBIK, Sheila (Harmon) – of Burton, age 52, passed away October 9, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, October 16, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Bob McGraw celebrant. Burial will be in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Thursday, October 15, 2020 and 11 AM-12 PM Friday at church.

Sheila was born in Flint, MI on September 29, 1968, daughter of Larry and Carol Harmon. She graduated from Bentley High School in 1986 and was a Baker College graduate with a master’s degree in business. Her life was centered around her 4 children. She was always there for all her children’s sporting events to cheer them on. Sheila was always the loving older sister to her siblings and was always there for them when they needed her. She loved having family events and always enjoyed herself playing games and laughing with family. Sheila had a big heart and would do anything for anyone.

Sheila is survived by her 4 children, Whitney, Allan, Taylor and Ty; sister, Shelley; brothers, Scott and Sam; her parents; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-niece and great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her brother, Steve and grandparents.

Heather M. Williamson

WILLIAMSON, Heather M. – Of Ortonville, age 45, died Thursday, October 15, 2020 at her residence. A Memorial Mass will be held 12 Noon Friday, October 23, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Davison 404 North Dayton Street, Davison. Rev. Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Cremation has taken place. Visitation 4-8pm Wednesday and 1-4pm and 6-8pm Thursday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Rd, Flint. Visitation 11am Friday at church until the time of the Mass.

Heather was born in Flint, Michigan on July 30, 1975. She was the second daughter of Gary & Loretta (Multhaupt) Kralik. She grew up in the Flint area and attended Powers Catholic High School. Beginning at an early age Heather loved to dance. Throughout the years she performed in various tap, jazz, and ballet programs. She continued to perform all the way through her college years and beyond. She remembered it so fondly that in her final days when asked what she liked to do for fun her answer was to dance.

After high school Heather attended Mott Community College for two years before transferring to Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from CMU with a focus on early childhood special education. While attending CMU she made several lasting friendships and met what would become the love of her life, her husband Justin.

Heather’s first teaching position after graduation was for the Waterford School District teaching emotionally impaired pre-school aged children. Though extremely challenging she loved her job. She strived to be an advocate for her kids and treasured her relationships with each of them individually. When she spoke of her time with them the pride she took in the work being done was obvious. While working at Waterford Schools she obtained her Master’s Degree from Oakland University with a focus on children with Autism.

In January 2006, Heather and Justin had their first child, a son named Carter. Heather always anticipated being a working mother prior to having children, but when it was time to go back to work after Carter’s birth she was incredibly torn and felt she would rather stay home with him. This turned out to be a rather fortuitous decision as she would soon find out that their second and third children would be quick to follow. Their twin daughters Jaden and Kelsey were born just eleven months after Carter. Heather beamed as a stay-at-home mother. She loved being with her children every moment, arranging play dates and activities, and later volunteering at every school event or PTA function that she could attend.

As the children went off to school Heather found her way back into education, first as a pre-school teacher for a second time with Waterford Schools, and then as an Early Childhood Consultant and Special Education Coordinator with Genesee Education Consultant Services. Throughout her career she met many wonderful people that she was incredibly fond of and who shared her passion for helping children.

Heather and Justin moved to Waterford when they were first married and raised their children there until moving to Ortonville in 2014. They moved to Ortonville as they desired a more “small-town, up north” atmosphere. Heather immediately fell in love with the people and feel of the community. Additionally, it was at this time that the children began their ventures into the world of travel baseball, softball, and basketball, which lead her to great friendships that would prove to be a robust secondary support system for her family.

Heather loved spending time with her family. Her parents and sister live nearby and were a constant in her life throughout. Heather is survived by both parents, as well as her sister Lori & Lou Photiou.

Heather was also very fond of her in-laws. She loved to go to the family cabin at Higgins Lake with all of them on most major holidays throughout the year. She is also survived by them, her mother and father-in-law Janet and Michael Williamson, brothers-in-law Jason & Angela Williamson and Jordan Williamson, and sister-in-law Jana & Bobby Lipps.

Heather had several nieces and nephews that survive her as well, including Anna and Alex Photiou, Kellen and Devon Williamson, Connor and Aidan Johnson, and Nora Lipps.

Heather’s aunts, uncles and cousins were a big part of her life growing up, and that connection remained strong throughout her lifetime. Her aunts and uncles that survive her include Beverly Mcmanaman, Lana Miller, Lorna and John Tomczak, and Lenette and Edward Tomak.

With such a strong connection to her aunts, uncles and cousins it seems evident that her grandparents had a strong focus on family as well. Her grandparents all preceded her in death, including Leonard and Lyle Multhaupt and Ann and Stephen Kralik.

Heather passed as a result of her nearly two-year battle with brain cancer. She endured multiple surgeries, weeks of radiation and months of chemotherapy treatments over that time. Her courage during this time was remarkable. One of the things that struck her and Justin the most, however, was how much more difficult it must be to fight this battle for those in more difficult economic circumstances. It is because of this that the family is requesting donations be made to either the “Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ann Arbor”, or “University of Michigan Brain Tumor Center” to help families with limited funds be able to support or to stay with their loved ones during surgery or treatments and not have to worry about the financial burden of doing so at that time.

Agnes Merle Sazy

Agnes Merle Sazy of Davison age 73 died Tuesday October 13, 2020 at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Tuesday October 20, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 N. Dayton St. Davison, MI 48423. Fr. John Machiorlatti, Celebrant, with inurnment to follow at St. John Mausoleum. Family will receive visitors Monday October 19, 2020 from 3:00-7:00pm at Hansen Funeral Home.  Due to CDC Guidelines social distancing and small gathering at one time will be followed. The family would like you to join them but understands you may or may not at this time and respect your decision. Those desiring may make contributions in Agnes’s memory to the Hurley Children’s Foundation.

Agnes was born in Flint, Michigan on December 18, 1946 the daughter of the late Clayton and Helen (Hill) Pemberton and has resided in the Davison area most of her life. She was joined in marriage to Matthew Sazy December 16, 1976 in Evart, Michigan and he preceded her in death November 2, 2009. Agnes was member of St. John Catholic Church, past Lioness of the Otisville Lions Club, and H.O.S.T.S.

She is survived by her children: Terry and wife Genie Warner Jr., Jeffrey and wife Michele Warner, Angela and husband Jim Wills, and Matt Sazy; grandchildren: Zachrey, Emily, Megan (Adam), Mallory, Ayla, Sydney, Spencer, Sadie, and great grandchildren: Brooklyn, Hunter, and Sister, Kathleen Dipzinski. She is preceded in death by brother: William Pemberton. Please share your condolence at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Ford Earl Longendyke

Ford Earl Longendyke, age 93, formerly of Otter Lake, died of natural causes on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at New Life Assisted Living, Lansing.
Born in Flint, Michigan on May 13, 1927, Ford was the eldest child of the late Earl George Longendyke and Lillian Violet (Henschel) Longendyke, Pierson. He was preceded in death by both parents, by his younger brother Richard Longendyke and sister-in-law Dorothy, by his first
wife Alice (Conley) Longendyke, by his sister Sue Ann Petty, by his eldest daughter Lorna Sue Longendyke, and by step-granddaughter, Tamara Rene Whitmore. He leaves to cherish his memory: lifetime friend and brother-in-law Hoyt Petty, his children Larry Longendyke, Linda Jenks, LuAnn Dyke, Leo (Holly) Longendyke, Lisa (Andrew) Tibbits, and Terryn Hodges, leaving also their nineteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He also
leaves step-children Bret (Cindy) Whitmore, Brad (Wendy) Whitmore, and Holli (Ron) Crum, and their children and great grandchildren.

Answering the call of his country, Ford proudly served in the 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, of the U.S. Army. Private First Class Longendyke was part of the U.S. Army of Occupation of Korea during the tense years just prior to the start of the Korean War. He qualified as a Marksman on the M-1 Rifle, and his military decorations included the Asian- Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, and the Army of Occupation Medal (with Japan Bar device).

While working at many different jobs to pay his way, he attended courses at Flint Jr. College, Ferris State College, and Michigan State University, finally graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Masters in Education, and an Administrative Specialist Degree in Education. He spent the next nearly four decades as a career educator and school administrator, starting with teaching at the Marble Elementary in the Forest Road School District (early 1950s), teaching, coaching, and driving bus in the Manchester School District (late 1950s), teaching, driving bus, coaching, High School Principal, and Superintendent at Morrice Community Schools (early 1960s), both Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Croswell-Lexington Community Schools (1967-1973), Superintendent at Hart Public Schools (late 1970s), and his final posting was at LakeVille Community Schools, where he served as Assistant Superintendent (1977-’79), Assistant High School Principal (1980-’82), Superintendent (1983-’85), and Elementary Principal (1986-’90). After his first retirement, Ford reentered the work force with Key Real Estate for many years. He enjoyed volunteer work and civic involvement as a member of the Columbiaville Rotary Club. Never one to sit around, Ford also enjoyed bowling and golf with his buddies, big-game hunting expeditions in the Rockies and Canada with family and friends, and making the most of every fishing, hunting, and swimming trip with his large and energetic family at their cabin ‘Up North’. Ford loved the outdoors, was a lifelong student of the world and of history, he had a great sense of humor, a hearty and infectious laugh, and he loved his children dearly. For many, Ford was known as a Soldier, Educator, and a Humanitarian. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm, Friday, October 9, 2020, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 Dayton St., Davison. The family will receive visitors one hour prior. Msgr. George Michalek, Celebrant. Graveside services with Military Honors will follow at Davison Cemetery. Those desiring may make contributions in Ford’s memory to the Wounded Warriors Project. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Leon James Beasinger

BEASINGER, Leon James – of Flint, MI, age 81, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at Mission Point of Holly. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, October 2, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. John M. Machiorlatti celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 11 AM-12 PM Friday, October 2, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan or PAWS Animal Rescue, in Leon’s memory.

Leon was born in Flint, MI on November 2, 1938, son of the late Lawrence and Gretchen (Smith) Beasinger. Leon proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from 1960-1964. He married Cheryl Church on September 16, 1989. Leon retired from AC Spark Plug in 1995 after more than 20 years of service. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed electronics, building circuit boards and playing poker.

Leon is survived by his wife of 31 years, Cheryl Beasinger; 3 children, Sean Beasinger, Brian (Tracy) Church and Lisa Church; 2 grandchildren, Brandon (Rebecca) Church and Krystal Church; great-grandson, Lincoln Church; 3 siblings, Lawrence (Helen) Beasinger, Robert (Pam) Beasinger and Karen (Wayne) Allis; sister-in-law, Joan Beasinger; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Gretchen Beasinger and his brother, Gary Beasinger.

Julianne Therese “Julie” Bacik

Bacik, Julianne Therese “Julie” passed away on Tuesday, September, 22 2020 at the age of 76 following a courageous journey with multiple health issues. Survived by husband Thomas Bacik; children, Therese (Drew) Milam, Dana (Jon) Fillmore, and Rev. Robert Crowley Bacik; grandchildren, Ally Milam, Jake Milam, Melanie Milam, Jessica Fillmore and Zachary Fillmore; sisters, Peggy (R.W.) Cronenweth, Barbara (Dick) Russell, Jill (Dave) Peck; in laws, Pat White, Jim Lefere and Wendy Crowley plus many loving cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. Preceded in death by parents Olga and Robert Crowley, in-laws Frank and Caroline Bacik, infant son Paul Bacik, sister MaryLou Lefere, brother Ed Crowley, niece Katie Russell Walters, and brother-in-law Curtis White. Julie was born on June 16, 1944 into a loving Catholic family on Jackson’s East Side. She graduated from Saint John’s High School in 1962. After pursuing further education at Eastern Michigan University, she began her lifelong passion through her teaching career. She is best known for her many years serving as director and teacher at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Pre-Kindergarten. In addition to her passion for teaching, Julie’s creative spirit could be clearly seen in her artistic abilities. Her artwork will continue to be cherished in the households of friends and family for years to come.

The forefront of Julie’s life was her family and her faith in God. Quite possibly her favorite role in life was “Grandma Julie”. Her five grandchildren will remember her dearly along with her signature line “love you, miss you, kiss you”. For Julie, “family” extended far past blood relations. This is evident in her many cherished relationships, notably in her high school girl’s group who have met monthly for years. Additionally, Julie’s frequent volunteerism greatly impacted the community at places like local schools, Queens Parish and the Jackson Food Pantry.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 28, 2020 at Queen of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church with her son, Rev. Robert C. Bacik officiating. The Mass will be live-streamed www.queenschurch.com.  Cremation will follow the Funeral Mass.

The family will receive friends at the Church on Sunday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:30 PM. The family will also receive friends at the Church on Monday from 10:30 to 11:00 AM.

Donations in her honor can be made to Queen of the Miraculous Medal Parish or the Jackson Community Food Pantry.

A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and so much more, Julie will be greatly missed.

Eleanor Ann Stoutenberg

Eleanor Ann Stoutenburg of Davison, age 94, died Tuesday September 22, 2020 at Hurley Medical Center. A private family funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday September 26, 2020 at Hansen Funeral Home Groves Chapel, Downtown Davison. Fr. Carl Simon officiating, with burial will follow at St. John Cemetery. Family will receive visitor from 3-6 pm Friday at the funeral home. Due to CDC Guidelines social distancing and small gathering at one time will be followed. The family would like you to join them but understands you may or may not at this time and respect your decision. Those desiring may make contributions in Eleanor’s memory to the charity of your choice.

Eleanor was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania on January 1, 1926 the daughter of the late William & Kathryn (Toomey) Broderick and has resided in the Davison area since 2000. She was joined in marriage to the love of her life James Stoutenburg on August 7, 1946, and for over fifty years they traveled the country and parts of Europe until he preceded her in death on July 12, 1996. Eleanor was a very loving and happy person whose positive attitude was encouraging to all. She loved animals and truly enjoyed “Happy Hour” and would want those who knew her to have a glass of wine in her memory. In the 1970 Eleanor returned to Mott College to study Geology and was recognized as the Freshman student of the Year, she loved her rocks.

Surviving is children: Kathleen and husband Tony Wonch, Jim and wife Coleen Stoutenburg, and Susan O’Hara. She also she leaves grandchildren; Andrea Watson, Kaitlyn O’Hara, Arielle O’Hara, and great grandson Lincoln Watson. Also surviving is brother William Francis Broderick and wife Cathy, and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by sister Peggy Theresa Howley, and brother George Vincent Broderick. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Dorothy T. (Dubiel) Badour

BADOUR, Dorothy T. (Dubiel) – of Davison, age 81, passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 noon, September 25th at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Private Interment immediately following in St. John Catholic Cemetery in Davison. Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM until the time of Mass on Friday, September 25th .

Dorothy was born in Standish, MI on January 19, 1939, daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Dragula) Dubiel. She graduated from Standish High School in 1957. Dorothy married Willard Badour on August 20, 1960 at St. Florian’s Catholic Church in Standish MI. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Willard; children, Paul (Shelley) Badour; Brenda Badour, Jodi (John) Ely and Will (Kathy) Badour; ten grandchildren, Josh (Stephanie) Badour, Alec (Tara) Badour, Scott (Brooke) Badour, Paul Cairns, Jeff Cairns, Lauren (Vicki) Badour, Alyssa Badour, Meagan Semren, Paul Ryan Badour, Amber Burton; one great-grandson, Carter Badour; siblings: Virginia Ringlein, Thomas Dubiel, Frank (Joanne) Dubiel, Richard (Corrine) Dubiel, Bernadette (John) Vietengruber, John (Julie) Dubiel and Shirley Rosebrugh; in-laws, Cleo Gulvas, Jurell (Bob) Ziembo, Joe Trombley and Robert (Leona) Badour; and many loved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by infant daughter, Sherrie Lynn; brother, Edward Dubiel, and in-laws, Wallace Ringlein, Richard Rosebrugh, Joan Dubiel, Herb (Mae) Chase, Evelyn (Walter) Schlagel, Leonard Gulvas, Maxine (Wilbur) Crouterfield, Wilma (Eugene) Bukowski, Dorothea (Elmer) Trombley and Carol Trombley.

Gerald “Jerry” Dennis Shaver

SHAVER, Gerald “Jerry” Dennis – of Davison, MI, age 67, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, September 26, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. John M. Machiorlatti celebrant. Interment in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Friday, September 25, 2020 and 10-11 AM Saturday, September 26, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6:30 PM Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Jerry was born in Flint, MI on September 22, 1952, son of the late Chester and Edna (Clark) Shaver. He was in the first graduating class of Powers Catholic High School Class of 1971. Jerry married Marcia Smitz in 1973 and she preceded him in death on January 7, 2005. He retired from General Motors in 2008 after 30 years of service. Jerry was a member of U.A.W. Local 651. He enjoyed retirement and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by 3 children Christa Klingensmith (Gary Huyck), Jeremy (Alicia) Shaver and Jeffrey Shaver; 4 grandchildren, Kayla Klingensmith, Caleb Huyck, Madalynn Shaver and William Shaver; 2 sisters, Martha Shaver and Mary Shaver; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Edna Shaver; wife, Marcia Shaver; 2 sisters, Cathy Tannenbaum and Karen Jamison.

David Heaney “Dave” Buick

Buick, David Heaney “Dave”, Flint, Age 83, peacefully passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12:00 PM Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison; Reverend Father Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment, with Military Honors, in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 4 – 7 PM Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church with 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, following at 7 PM. Visitation will continue from 11 AM until the time of Mass on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the church.

Dave was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on June 12, 1937. The only child of the late David P. and Margaret (Heaney) Buick, he graduated from St. Joseph High School in Pittsfield. While attending GMI, he met the love of his life, Paula Jedlowski, at the GMI Grad Ball. They were married on April 22, 1961 at All Saints Catholic Church in Flint, Michigan. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where he formerly served on the Parish Finance Council.

Dave proudly served our Country in the Mobile Construction Battalion – the SEABEE’s – of the United States Navy. In 1998, Dave retired as a Senior Vice President at Citizens Bank in Flint after 36½ years of service in various positions at the bank. During his tenure at Citizens, he was active in the Robert Morris Association and, with Paula at his side, enjoyed traveling to the annual conference and training seminars.

Dave was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and a member of Davison’s Bishop Albers Council 4090 and the Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523. From 1978 to 1984, he served as Fourth Degree District Master for Michigan District 2, leading the Sir Knights of the Lansing Diocese. Dave also served as Trustee with the Bishop Albers Trust, a volunteer with the Boy Scouts, and was an active supporter of the One Hundred Club of Greater Flint.

Dave, a master of the grill, enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, especially at Deer Camp, on the golf course, at his home in the Berkshires or their time vacationing in Maui. He especially enjoyed the comfort provided by his “grand-dogs” Baelie and Riley.

Dave is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Paula; sons, David A. (Bath, MI), Robert (Flint), and James (Flushing); grandchildren, Katherine and Robert Buick; special friends, Monica and Faith; his K of C family, and many other family and friends.

The family would like to thank the team of Charter Senior Living Memory Care in Davison and Heartland Hospice for the care and support of Dave and the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Diocese of Lansing Bishop Albers Trust FundHeartland Hospice or your local dog rescue or animal shelter.

Haleigh “Halo” Alexandra (Cogar) Hadaway

HADAWAY, Haleigh Alexandra (Cunningham)- Age 30, of Davison, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at her home. In accordance with Halo’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Public memorial gathering will take place from 11 AM to 1 PM, Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd, Grand Blanc. A private memorial service will take place and will be live streamed for the public at 1 PM on Saturday at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com. Those desiring may make contributions to the Haleigh Hadaway Memorial Fund c/o Ryan Hadaway.

Halo was born on August 28, 1990 in Flint, the daughter of Jason Cogar and Michelle Cunningham. She and Ryan Hadaway were united in marriage on June 24, 2013 in Flint. Halo worked in construction flipping homes and was a writer for Metal Heads Forever Magazine. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, poetry and listening to music.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ryan Hadaway; 2 children, Scarlet Hadaway and Kaidyn Pasque; father, Jason Cogar; 2 brothers, Justyn and Rhohen Cogar; 2 grandfathers, Larry Cunningham (Linda Wooddriff) and William Straley; and aunts and uncles, Rodger (Patricia) Cunningham and Anita Jo Cunningham.

Halo was preceded in death by her mother, Michelle Cunningham; uncle, Daniel Cunningham; and grandmother, Patricia Bransik. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

Ruben Vasquez, Sr.

Vasquez Sr., Ruben – of Burton, age 79, passed away on Palm Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at his residence. Cremation has taken place. Due to the Covid-19 crisis a Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. This will be announced in the Flint Journal and on Facebook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities.

Ruben was born October 16, 1940 in San Antonio, Texas. The only child of Jose and Elvira Vasquez.

Ruben is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marita Campeau-Vasquez; 4 daughters, Kimberly Vasquez, Kerri Vasquez, Carmen Beaudoin (Daniel), Candice Vasquez (Mark Upchurch), his only son, Ruben Vasquez II and favorite daughter-in-law, Teresa Guerra Vasquez; brother, Robert L. Campeau Sr.;  22 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren, many loving aunts, uncles and cousins; 3 nephews and 1 niece. He was preceded in death by his Parents Jose and Elvira Vasquez and oldest daughter Cathy Jo Vasquez-Ramirez.

Adam Goyette

Goyette, Adam 3/12/1980 – 9/1/2020 Monroeville, PA Goyette, Adam Joseph – Age 40 of Monroeville PA, died Tuesday, September 1st, 2020. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be celebrated at noon Monday, September 14th at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev Fr. Andrew A Czajkowksi celebrant. Family will receive visitors one hour prior to the mass. Adam was born in Davison, MI on March 12th, 1980, son of Martha (Wikle) Goyette and Joseph Goyette. Adam was a 1998 graduate of Davison High School, and 2003 graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, NY. He was working for ZOLL Lifevest as a customer support technician. Above all else though, Adam lived to make people laugh. Adam is survived by partner Russ Beyer; parents Martha (Wikle) Goyette and Joseph Goyette; Grandfather Joseph Donald Goyette; Sister Autumn (Goyette) Herriman; Nephews Connor and Owen Herriman; Aunt Lisa Goyette; puppies Clara and Toby; and loving aunts, uncles, and cousins from the Goyette family too numerous to mention. Adam was preceded in death by loving grandmother Betty Goyette, Aunt Sharlene Goyette, Cousin Justin Goyette, Aunt Susie Smith, and Grandparents Herman and June Wikle.

James M. Vukovich

VUKOVICH, JAMES M. – of Davison, age 85, passed away on August 31, 2020. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12:00 PM Friday, September 11, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 4-7 PM Thursday, September 10, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and 10 AM until time of Mass on Friday, September 11, 2020.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to Bentley Community Schools.

Jim was born in Flint, MI on August 18, 1935, son of the late Michael and Anna (Drndash) Vukovich. He graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1953 and the University of Michigan in 1957 where he played first base on the Michigan baseball team. After graduation he married the love of his life, Barbara Rashead. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Jim was a teacher and counselor at Bentley High School for 36 years, retiring in 1996 and coaching baseball for most of those years winning state championships in 1973 and 1975 and Coach of the Year honors in 1976. He was president of the Genesee Area Counselors Association, Genesee Association of Retired School Personnel, and Flint Northern Alumni Association. Jim was a four-time inductee in the Greater Flint Area Hall of Fame, was inducted into the Michigan Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, Michigan Coaches Hall of Fame, the Burton Bentley Wall of Fame and had many more honors. He was a member of the Davison Eagles Club and M-Sport Sages. Jim loved puzzles, movies, country music, and golf, but baseball more than anything. He golfed two times a week with his best buddy, Tom McCall up until his death. Jim was respected and loved by his family, many friends, and he had a special place in his heart for his Phi Kappa Sigma brothers and all his baseball players through the years, many of whom he stayed in touch with until his death.

James is survived by his children; Ellen (Jim) Klobuchar, Arlene (Steve) Hildensperger, Jane Vukovich, grandchildren; James (Sarah) Klobuchar, Lauryn (Jason) Lotz, Anna Klobuchar, Russell Hildensperger, and Grace Hildensperger; great-granddaughters, Keira Jane Lotz and Ivy Quinn Klobuchar; sister, Jennie Kalakay. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Barbara; sisters, Ann Bond, Louise Straley and brother-in-law, Phil Rashead.

David Allen Langdon

LANGDON, David Allen– of Goodrich, MI, age 77, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, September 4, 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 Sunset Hills Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 5-7 PM Thursday, September 3, 2020 and 11 AM-12 PM Friday, September 4, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6:30 PM Thursday, September 3, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church – Building Fund, in David’s memory.

David was born in Flint, MI on September 8, 1942, son of the late Henry and Rose (Bachan) Langdon. He married Deloryes Garcia on August 14, 1965. David retired from Delco Electronics in 1998 after 37 years of service. He enjoyed driving and working on his many classic Buick cars. David was still active in Buick Club, Kettering University, Sloan Museum, Back to the Bricks and other Flint historical societies. He also spent his winters in Hawaii for the past 23 years.

David is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Deloryes Langdon; son, Robert Langdon; granddaughter, Natali Rose Langdon; many other loving family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Brian Langdon.

Paul Richard Peppin

PEPPIN, Paul Richard – of Davison, MI, age 93, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 Noon Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment will follow in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 5-7 PM Monday and 11 AM Tuesday until the time of the Mass at the church. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM on Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to St. John Building Fund.

Paul was born in Ishpeming, MI on May 27, 1927, son of the late Richard and Libbie (LaFreniere) Peppin. He married Marjorie Ann Dompierre on May 16, 1953 at St. Joseph Church in Ishpeming. She preceded him in death on January 25, 2016. He graduated from Ishpeming High School. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WW II. He retired from Chevrolet Manufacturing Hospital after 31 years of service. Paul and Marge moved to Punta Gorda, Florida for 32 years before moving back to Davison in 2014. Paul was a member of the Davison Knights of Columbus #4090 and St. John Catholic Church. He was an accomplished woodworker and enjoyed making furniture for his family. Paul enjoyed traveling, reading, socializing, and staying active.

Paul is survived by son, Gary (Lori) Peppin of Davison; daughter, Paula (Bruce) Krause of Lebanon, OH; foster son, Gregory (Linda) Saunders of Adrian, MI; 6 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, James (Dorothy) Peppin; Brother-in-law, Ronald Dompierre; Sister-in-law, Elaine Banks; many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Lillian Garceau and Donna Paveglio.

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Rudolph Lee “Rudy” Bolf

BOLF, Rudolph Lee “Rudy” – of Clio, MI formerly of Otisville and Saginaw age 69, passed away on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, August 31, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. A Memorial Service under the auspices of the Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council #4090 and Fourth Degree Assembly # 0523 of Davison will be held immediately following the Mass. Interment will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 10AM to 12PM Monday at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Davison Knights of Columbus.

Rudolph was born in Saginaw, MI on June 1, 1951, son of the late Rudolph Adolph and Pauline (Jones) Bolf. He married Bonnie Kay Schoner on August 5, 1972 at St. Paul’s Chapel in Big Rapids, MI. Rudy was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Davison Knights of Columbus, achieving 3rd and 4th Degrees. He graduated from Ferris State College in 1974. He retired in 2017 from Mainstreet Pharmacy in Marlette, MI. Rudolph was an avid U of M football fan. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, brewing, hunting and fishing.

Rudy is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie Bolf; one daughter, Nicola (Kevin) Juzysta; grandchildren, Kyle, Zachary and Anna, and many other loving family and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Sally Furtaw.

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Kathleen Francis Buhagiar

Kathleen Francis Buhagiar, 72, of Lapeer, died Monday, August 17, 2020.

Kathy was born April 4, 1948 in Detroit to Michael and Anna (Rafalko) Voros. She graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit, class of 1966. Kathy was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison. She enjoyed BINGO, casinos, cruises and winters in Naples, Florida. Above all, Kathy was a loving mother, grandmother, wife and sister. Kathy ADORED her grandchildren.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Emmanuel “Mike” Buhagiar of Lapeer; children: Deanna (Shawn) Brecht of Metamora and Thomas (Jennifer) Trudell of Attica; step-son, Chuck (Dayna) Choate of Sharpsburg, GA; grandchildren: Eddie, Emily, Thomas, Reed and Marina; sister, Luella (George) Laitis of Lexington, MI; sister-in-law, Janine Voros of Lexington, KY. Kathy was also survived by many, many nieces, nephews, brothers & sisters-in-law and loving extended family. She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Thomas Trudell; brother, Michael Voros and her aforementioned parents.

Visitation will be held from 4-8PM Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12:00 PM on Friday, August 21, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment will immediately follow at the Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Brownstown Township. The family will receive visitors 11:00AM Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Adrian Leah Horner

HORNER, Ms. Adrian Leah-age 26, of Flint, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 in Port Huron, MI. Funeral mass will be held 12:00 noon Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at St. John’s Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423. Visitation will be held 11:00am-12:00 noon at St. John’s Church. Burial immediately following the service.

On August 25, 1993 Ms. Danaca Leah Horner(mother) and Mr. Marthedius DjVada DeVonyea’ Hayes(father), welcomed into this world a beautiful baby girl named Adrian Leah Horner. Adrian born in Flint, Michigan, spent her early childhood in Davison, MI and later moved to Clio, MI. Adrian graduated from Clio High School and attended Mott Community College School of Cosmetology. Adrian later moved to Livingston County where she earned a Certified Nurses Aide Certificate. She was employed as a Certified Nurse’s Aide in Port Huron, Michigan. Adrian was a very passionate young lady, and loved caring for her patients. More importantly, Adrian was a MOM, she LOVED her son “LEGEND BEAHR” more than life itself. Adrian a.k.a. “AJ” was passionate about singing, styling hair and makeup. Adrian was a best friend to almost everyone she met, she loved her family and friends. Adrian loved living her life to the fullest!

Ms. Adrian Horner leaves to cherish her memory: Son, Legend Beahr Horner of Burton; Father, Marthedius Hayes of IL; Brother, Dishon Chan of IL; Grandmother, Debra Hayes, Grandfather, Pat (Debbie) Horner and Carl(Mary) Knieper; Great-grandmother, Mrs. Julia McDaniels, Nephew, Cane Chan; Nieces, Isabella and Gabriella Chan; Uncle, Jason(Lindsey) Horner; Aunt(s), Tracy Horner, Amy Giordano, Yvonne Scanlon and Miyaka Cooper; 1st Cousins: Malaysia Snell, Sabrina Brown, Cody Horner, Kiona Horner, Tiffany, Ashley and Julia Billings; a host of other relatives and friends. Special Friends: Debbie Richards (Grandma); Joey Wright and Mark Welsh of Port, Huron.

Adrian was preceded in death by: Mother, Danaca Leah Horner, Grandmother, Judy Knieper and Great-grandmother Norma Finks. The family would like to express special thanks to: Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel.

Marguerite Mugridge

MUGRIDGE, Marguerite M. (Fraley) – Age 86, of Burton, passed away at home the morning of Friday, August 14, 2020. A private Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Burton. Burial will take place at Crestwood Cemetery. Arrangements provided by Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc.

Marguerite was born May 29, 1934 in Columbus, MI at her family’s home on Meskill Rd., to Neil and Evelyn (Seifert) Fraley. She was the fourth of 14 children. She graduated from Memphis High School in 1952 and worked several jobs including the Chrysler Co. and Atherton Schools.

On September 3, 1960 she married Gerald (Jerry) Mugridge in Lakeport, MI, at St. Edwards on the Lake Catholic Church. They moved to Burton in 1963, where they raised their four children. Jerry preceded her in death January 2016.

Marguerite loved taking care of her family, especially her grand children. For many years, she enjoyed playing bingo and going to the casinos, including regular trips with family to Brimley. She also enjoyed yearly camping trips with a large group of family and friends, especially Port Crescent State Park. She was an avid golf fan and Scrabble player.

Marguerite leaves behind her 4 children; Lori of New Lothrop, Julie (Don) Brown of Burton, Mark of Cherryville, NC and Kim (Lou) Kusalik of Davison; grandchildren; Lauren Graham and fiancée Megan, Brooke Graham, Lydia and Sarah Mugridge, Steven and Amanda Kusalik; sisters, Phyllis Schweiger, Melanie Priehs and Cheryl (Jim) Russell; brothers, Frank (Mary Ann), Gaius (Loretta), Dennis (Joanne), Richard (Mary Lou), Alan and Steve (June); brothers-in law, Alan (Betty) and Ron (Marge); and a multitude of loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband , parents, 4 brothers, 3 brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.

Awikam “Alex” Akhikar

AKHIKAR, Awikam “Alex” – of Grand Blanc, MI, age 78, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 8, 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 St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 10:00 Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Alex was born in Baghdad, Iraq on April 1, 1942, son of the late Benjamin and Connie (Kalou) Akhikar. He married Loudia “Lydia” Yousif on April 1, 1978. Alex retired from General Motors in 1998 after 24 years of service. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Alex enjoyed soccer when he was a boy in Iraq. His passion for the sport followed him to the United States where he watched it religiously.  Alex also liked American football. He was a social man who enjoyed conversing with strangers, entertaining friends, sharing a cup of chia tea or cracking jokes. His greatest love was his family, especially his grandchildren.

Alex will be very much missed by his loving wife of 42 years, Lydia Akhikar; three children, Rashell (Brian) Chambers, Robert Akhikar, Alan (Jamie) DeKelaita; six grandchildren, Alivia, Grace, Evelyn, Benjamin, Patrick and Francis; many other loving family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Connie Akhikar; siblings, Penna, Madaline, Zelpha, Hannibal and Regina.

Linda Walter

WALTER, Linda S. – of Davison, MI, age 78, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 2 PM Saturday, August 8, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 4-8 PM Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and one hour prior to the Mass on Saturday. Inurnment will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, in Linda’s memory.

Linda was born in Flint, MI on September 6, 1941, daughter of the late Hugh and Hildreth (Foltz) Simmons. She married John Walter on December 26, 1973. Linda graduated from Central High School in Flint and went on to work many years at General Motors before retiring to become a home maker. She loved to cook and spend time with her beloved dog, Sophie. Linda was a member of the Flint Elk’s Lodge #222 Does. She lived in Davison, MI and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Linda is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, John Walter; step-daughter, Lezlie (Alan) McDanial; step-grandchildren, Mandy Bruff, Annie and Steven Wellman; step great-grandson, Aaron Bruff; special nephew, DuWayne (Marianne) Zaruba. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother; Louis Simmons; sisters, Elizabeth Hoffman, Joan Pertler and Jean Allie; and step-son, John Walter, Jr.