Dorris Furno

FURNO, Dorris Virginia (Pratt) – of Burton, MI, age 89, passed away September 11th, 2019. A Mass will be celebrated 11 AM September 16th, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta Street, Burton, MI 48509; Rev. Fr. Carl Simon celebrant. Interment in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 2-4 PM Sunday September 15th, at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM September 16th, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Dorris.

Dorris was born in Flint, MI on August 16, 1930, daughter of the late Cecil and Nellie Pratt. She was a graduate of Bendle High School Class of 1948. Dorris retired from Life Uniforms after many years of service. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Dorris enjoyed gardening, Sunday breakfast, her children, and grandchildren.  And of course, sweets…

Dorris is survived by 4 children; David, Bob (Bobbi), Andy (Barbara), and Kathy (Mark) Hardy; 8 grandchildren, David, Tara, Jamie, Justin, Jordan, Logan, London, Evan; 2 great-grandchildren, Abby and Frank; siblings Geri Priest and Diane (Mark) Tyrrell; and many other loving friends. She was preceded in death by sister Donna Clemens, brother Cecil “Bubba” Pratt, son James Furno, and granddaughter Alicia Furno.

Cheryl Glassburn

Glassburn, Cheryl A.- of Davison, age 56, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at her residence. A funeral service will be held 12 PM Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Cremation will take place following the service. Visitation will take place from 1-8 PM Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk ( https://pages.lls.org/ltn/mi/annarbor19/teamcheri ).

Cheryl was born in Flint, MI on February 21, 1963, daughter of Henry “Evans” and Sharon (Gillis) Miller. Cheri, as she was known to many, grew up in a loving Woodrow Avenue home with her three siblings, enjoying her childhood with dear neighborhood friends. A 1981 graduate of Flint Central High School, Cheri went on to march in Michigan State University’s color guard before returning home to complete her B.B.A. at the University of Michigan-Flint. Cheri took that degree and tenaciously worked her way up through the automotive industry.

Though the consummate corporate woman, it was her personal and family life that truly defined Cheri. She married David in October of 1987 and the two began a life of adventures together (remodeling and building homes, vacationing, raising dogs, and making the best of every situation). In 1995, they welcomed their son Garrett into the world and Cheri found further purpose in her role as a mother. Nurturing his growth with weekend trips and museum outings, entertaining (spoiling) him with shopping trips, and even encouraging his love of sports, Cheri was as much a mother as she was a friend and confidant to her son. One of her happiest days was watching him marry her beloved daughter-in-law, Hillary.

Cheri took pride in her outdoor spaces (ponds and gardens) in which she spent many sunny days with her dogs—Champ and Duke most recently—who loved her dearly. Cheri adored the time she spent with her family building a cabin in Cheboygan near the beaches of Lake Huron. When not visiting lighthouses, she loved lounging on those beaches, spotting freighters with a beer and book in hand, and Dave and Garrett at her side.

When diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma in 2015, Cheri approached her battle with cancer with strength and resolve, even maintaining her work at Dura Automotive through her chemotherapy treatments. As the disease came and went in various forms over the past four years, she never wavered. After recent weeks in the hospital, Cheri had bravely made her peace and decided to transition from this life in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family and beloved dogs.

Cheryl is survived by: Parents, Henry and Sharon Miller; Husband, David; Son, Garrett and his wife Hillary; 3 siblings, Randall (Lynette) Miller, Andrea (Ken) Peters, Cynthia (Bradley) Grimes; many other loving family members and friends.

Caroline Creswell

CRESWELL, Caroline (Cernoia) – of Davison, MI, age 82, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Grand Blanc Fields. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass. Inurnment will be at St. John Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 PM Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and one hour prior to the Mass on Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 5:30 PM Monday.

Caroline was born in Detroit, MI on October 7, 1936, daughter of the late Frank and Johanna (Kampenski) Cernoia. She graduated from St. Elizabeth High School in 1954 and from Mercy School of Nursing in 1957. Caroline married George Creswell at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Detroit on February 7, 1959 and he preceded her in death after 51 years of marriage on November 3, 2010. She practiced nursing in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Ohio before working at Beyer Hospital in Ypsilanti, MI where she rose from Staff Nurse to Director of Nursing in twenty-five years, retiring in 1997. Caroline taught Licensed Practical Nursing at both Beyer and at McPherson Hospital in Howell, MI. In addition to her nursing education, she received both B.S. and M.A. degrees from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI. Caroline was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, RHO Chapter, University of Michigan as well as Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi at Eastern Michigan University. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI.

Caroline is survived by her three children, George (Susan) Creswell, Elizabeth (David) Gomon and James (Tracy) Creswell; seven loving grand-children, Kimberly, Lindsay, Christine Creswell, Samuel and Rachel Gomon, David and Sarah Creswell; sisters, Clarice (Mike) Byrd; sisters-in-law Jan Creswell of Tecumseh, MI and Carol Creswell of New York; brother-in-law, Edward Creswell of Texas; many cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Theresa; brother, Frank; brother-in-law, Claude Creswell; sister-in-law, Cynthia Creswell.

Allan Schroeder

Allan Joseph Schroeder of Davison, age 78, died Tuesday September 3, 2019 at Ascension-Genesys Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Monday September 9, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Private burial will be held at Dodge Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive visitors from 4 -7 pm Saturday at the funeral home, and from 4 – 8 pm Sunday at St. John Catholic Church with a parish rosary at 7:00 pm Sunday. Those desiring may make contributions in Al’s memory to Pheasant’s Forever or Davison Community Memorial Tree Project.

Al was born in Flint Michigan on June 2, 1941 the son of the late Harry H. & Nellie M. (Whyte) Schroeder and has resided in the Davison area the last forty years. He was joined in marriage to Susan (Marrah) Merrow on September 13, 1980 at the Chapel in Crossroad Village. Al enjoyed traveling to many areas of the world especially cooler places like Alaska, and spending time at his cabin in the UP of Michigan, where he could hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors. He had a true love of hockey a sport that allowed him to coach at Davison for seventeen years and also in the Greater Flint Hockey Association, and always enjoyed a good game of pond hockey.

Al’s career started as an Insurance Agent for Farm Bureau, later became owner of the Voight-Schroeder Agency until 1981, he then continued with Piper-McCredie Insurance until his retirement in 2011.

He leaves to cherish his memory wife Sue, children; Celeste & Carl Zipper, Devin & Carrie Schroeder, Mark & Chris Schroeder, and Eric & Andrea Schroeder. He also leaves his step-children; Brian & Victoria Merrow, Curt Merrow, Eric & Alisa Merrow, his loving eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of extended family. He is preceded in death by sisters and brother-in-laws; Joanne & Jim Highfill, and Doris & Frank Strnad.

Robert Owen

OWEN, Robert F. – of Grand Blanc, MI, age 92, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment in Great Lakes National Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 11 AM-7 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 5:30 PM Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI.

Robert was born on January 21, 1927 to Charles E. and Josephine (Wescott) Owen in Maple Forest Township in Crawford County, Michigan. Bob joined the Navy as soon as he turned 17 and served in the South Pacific during World War II. One of the highlights of his life was the Pride and Honor flight he took to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Bob married Betty L. Mankowski in Gaylord, Michigan on April 15, 1950 They moved to Flint and raised their family there. Bob was a retired member of Carpenter Local #706. He spent forty years in the commercial construction business, and retired as a superintendent for Walbridge Aldinger in 1990. After retirement, Bob and Betty spent time traveling in their motor home and spent their winters in Casa Grande, AZ. Bob enjoyed golfing with the “Over the Hill Gang” at Kearsley and Swartz Creek golf courses.

Besides his wife of 69 years, Betty, he is survived by children, Barbara (Roger) Narvesen of Crossville, TN, Ray (Roseann), Michael (Lori) of Grand Blanc, MI, Jerry (Leslie) of Phoenix, AZ, Bill (Kathy) of Chandler, AZ, Jim of Tucson, AZ, Rob (Shelly) of Kingman, AZ. There are 12 grandchildren, Rob (Kathy) Giguere, Andrea (Rob) Brown, Amy (Matt) Olson, Paul (Nicole), Patrick, Tony, Kyle (Ashley), Kelsie, Hayley, Quinn, Alison and Wyatt; step-grandchildren include  Jessie, (Jim) and children, Isabella and Josephine, Rhonda (Rick) and children, Roman,   Ethan and Emilia. There are eight great-grandchildren, Samantha, Alexandra, Max, Jon, Wil, Olivia, Luke and Harper. He is also survived by brother, David of Idaho, and a special family friend, Mary Ann Ruddy.  He was preceded in death by sons, Dale and Thomas; grandson Joshua; his parents; sister, Jean; brothers, Charles and Dick. Many thanks to Reverence Hospice and Wellbridge of Fenton.

Don Ashley

ASHLEY, Don Marlon, — Age 85, of Burton, died Saturday, August 31, 2019. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM, Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament, 6340 Roberta St. Burton, MI. Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski will officiate. Entombment will take place at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum, Flint. Visitation will be 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Tuesday, and 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center 6063 Fenton Rd. Flint, where a Rosary will be prayed at 7 PM Wednesday. Visitation will also be 10 AM until time of Mass at the church on Thursday. Those desiring my make contributions to St. John and Blessed Sacrament Parishes. Don was born December 21, 1933 in Flint the son of Myron J. and Sarah Harriet (Eckler) Ashley. He married Mary Keskes on May 30, 1953 in Flint. Don retired from AC Spark Plug in 1991 with 39 years of service. He was a member of St. John and Blessed Sacrament Parishes. Don was an artist working with painting , drawing and cartoons. Surviving are: wife of 66 years Mary; children, Julie Adams of Burton, Denice (Bob) Cole of Clio, Brian (Terry) Ashley of Burton; grandchildren, Stephen, Scott (Lisa), Ryan (Hollie), Melissa (Kevin), Anthony (Kristie); great-grandchildren, Luke, Anna, Drew, Haley, Lauren, Felicity and Ezra; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Wilma McCartney, Nila Johnson, Maxine Tosto, Jack Ashley, Marjorie Ashley, Barbara Chupp, Loree Fulkerson and Hugh Ashley.

Craig McKanna

McKANNA, Craig Martin – of Davison, MI, age 68, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1:30 PM Friday, August 30, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 11 AM – 8 PM Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 12:30 – 1:30 PM Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice, in Craig’s memory.

Craig was born in Detroit on April 27, 1951, son of the late Everett and Christine (Scherrer) McKanna. He married Veronica Kowalski on April 15, 1989 at St. Dennis Catholic Church in Royal Oak. Craig was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He enjoyed cars, doing home improvements, bowling, camping, collecting John Wayne memorabilia, watching western movies and shows. Craig loved spending time with his family and friends and was never at a loss for words.

Craig is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Veronica McKanna; children, Craig McKanna and Emily McKanna; sister, Christine “Tina” (Kenneth) Seledotis; brothers-in-law, George (Debbie) Kowalski, Mark (Sherry) Kowalski; sister-in-law, Carolyn Kowalski; mother-in-law, Mary Kowalski; many nieces and nephews.

Sandra Hamilton

HAMILTON, Sandra Kay (Milliman) – of Flint, MI, age 75, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 1-3 PM and 5-8 PM Friday, August 30, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6:30 PM Friday, August 30, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Newsboys of Flint, in Sandy’s memory.

Sandy was born in Flint, MI on November 26, 1943, daughter of the late Roy and Cecelia (Loiselle) Milliman. She was a graduate of St. Mary Catholic High School-Flint Class of 1961. Sandy was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She volunteered her time for various activities at Holy Rosary Catholic School. Sandy loved to drive, going out to lunch with her sisters and friends, shopping and she especially enjoyed cheering on her grandchildren at their numerous extracurricular activities.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Mickey Hamilton; 2 sons, Darren (Jennifer) Hamilton and Lance (Korie) Hamilton; 8 grandchildren, Ethan, Gavin, Olivia, Lauren, Griffin, Zachary, Megan and Daniel; 2 sisters, JoAnn Ellis and Susan (Peter) Glynn; very dear friends and lunch companions known as “The Fab Five”; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harold Milliman; sister, Barbara Lince and brother-in-law, Donald Ellis.

Roberta A. Foust

It is with saddened hearts that the family of Roberta “Bobbie” Foust announces her passing on Saturday August 24, 2019 at the age of 72.

Bobbie was born on November 18, 1946 in Flint mi. As a young child she survived polio. It was that fighting spirit that gave her the strength to become one of the pioneers in computer language education and an advocate for disabled students

She graduated highschool from St. John Vianney in Flint and went on to get degrees from Mott Middle College, University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, finally earning her EdD from Wayne State University.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, sister, aunt, and especially a beloved teacher at Mott Community College.

She is survived by her sisters Vicki George and Beth Witak, her son Robert (Lara) Foust, her daughter Suzanne Foust, as well as many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Mass at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (6340 Roberta St Burton Mi 48509) at 11am Friday 8/30/19.

Vera Gregus

Vera Roberta Gregus of Davison age 91, died August 17, 2019 at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, MI.  Honoring Vera’s wishes cremation has taken place.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Friday August 30, 2019 ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­at St. John the Evangelist Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating.

Those desiring to make contributions in Vera’s memory can do so to the Genesee County Humane Society.

Vera was born in Muskegon, MI on November 3, 1927, the daughter of the late Florence Doyle and Isaac Weishuhn.  Vera was joined in marriage to William “Bill” Gregus Sr. on November 10, 1951 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and preceded her in death on February 24, 2011. They were married for nearly 60 years.

Vera worked for General Motors AC Division from 1950-1964.  She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Davison Country Club. Vera loved music and loved to polka with her husband.  Vera had several hobbies with her favorite being golf.  She also was an avid bowler, seamstress, crafter, and loved to make bears out of fur coats.

Surviving are children: William Jr. (Kim) Gregus, Gail Harman and John Gregus. Grand children: Jennie, Chad, Lori, Melissa and Jonathan; Great grandchildren, Conner, Jacob, Madison, Austin, Keegan, Matthew, Alec, Meddow, and her loving fur babies, Bella and EmmieJo. Vera was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Kristen, and her best friend, Ginny Spinney.

A special thank you to Kelly Spohn,and Tyger Nettell for her help in caring for mom and to Pam and Ollie Tatro for their friendship, love and support. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

George Cuthbert

CUTHBERT, George Hugh – of Flint, MI, age 65, passed away suddenly at his residence on Saturday, August 17, 2019. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 1 PM Friday, August 23, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Cremation will take place following the service. The family will receive visitors 2-8 PM Thursday, August 22, 2019 and 12-1 PM Friday, August 23, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

George was born in Flint, MI on January 21, 1954, son of the late George and Josephine (Smith) Cuthbert. He grew up with his 8 siblings in Flint, MI. George remained in the Flint area throughout his life, attending Flint schools. He was employed by the City of Flint Water Department for over 15 years. George was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He enjoyed traveling, cars, casinos and attending concerts. George especially enjoyed spending time with his family and life-long friends, Roger, Mark, Dave, Betty and Barb. He would make any stranger a friend and never let anyone walk away cold or hungry. George will be dearly missed by all.

George leaves behind to cherish his memory, 4 children, sons, Michael (Dilya), Jeffrey (Marie) and Kevin; daughter, Ann (Daryl); numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren; 3 sisters, Bonnie (Bob), Joyce and Kay (Dan); brother, David; sister-in- law, Jeannie; brother-in-law, Dale; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George (Josephine) Cuthbert; 3 brothers, Bobby, Rick and Jed; sister, Shirley; nephew, Chuck; grandson, Jeffrey and many other loved ones.

Ernestine Mary Uhrig

UHRIG, Ernestine Mary – of Davison, formerly of Farwell, age 78, passed away Monday, August 5, 2019. Visitation will be 4-8 PM Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Thursday, August 8, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. One hour of visitation will be held at the church prior to the mass. Burial will be in St. Cecelia Cemetery in Clare, MI at 4 PM Thursday.

Ernestine was born in Flint, MI on July 14, 1941, daughter of the late Harold and Theresa (Youngs) Perry. She married Gordon R. Uhrig in Flint, MI on December 22, 1973 and he preceded her in death after 43 years of marriage on November 21, 2017. Ernestine was proud to have worked as an EMT. She was a Eucharistic Minister at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI and St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Clare, MI. Ernestine taught confirmation at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Ernestine is survived by her children, Theresa Brinkman, Patrick Uhrig, Christopher (Kristine Hill) Uhrig, Joelle McLain, Shawn (Gary) Bailey; grandchildren, Gordie, Stefanie, Jerry, Denise, Madison, Patrick, Kayla, Jacob, Gary Lee (Katie), Fiona and Gavin; many great-grandchildren; sister, Sandra Davis; brother-in-law, Jerry (Carol) Uhrig; sister-in-law, Sandy Perry; cousins, Jackie Butz and Roxanne Jones; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Donald Perry; Tiny Davis and Jack Butz.

George Lane

GEORGE RAYMOND LANE passed away on February 20, 2019 in Ann Arbor, where he had been living for the last 9 years. Born in Flint on March 27, 1943, he was the son of Everett and Verda (Jenny) Lane. A 1961 graduate of Davison High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force right after graduation, traveled the world for his country and retired in 1981.

He leaves behind his daughter, Kimberly (Hamp) Long; son, James M (Karin Lopez) Lane; grandchildren, Deidra (Scott) King, Mariah and Wyatt Long, Kadon and Corey Lane; sister, Pamela (Neal) Kiefer; as well as his soul mate, Fran LaRiviere. There are also numerous nieces and nephews in the area.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James E. Lane; sisters, Elizabeth Gagnon and Kathleen Keesler.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is planned for next Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison. Visitation will be for 1 hour prior to the services. A burial service with military honors will be held on the same day at 2:30 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.

Shirley Jean Gould

GOULD, Shirley Jean – of Columbiaville, age 70, went to be with the Lord on July 31, 2019. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 11 AM Monday, August 5, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison; Rev. Fr. Denis Sptizley officiating. Burial will be in Meadowview Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 PM Sunday and 10 AM until time of service on Monday.

Shirley was the daughter of Betty (Hanebrink) Pfeiffer and Herbert Hanebrink. She graduated from Davison High School in 1967. Shirley was married for 51 years to Robert Gould, Jr. Together they raised two daughters, Melisa and Susan. Her hobbies included anything to do with the outdoors, waterskiing and knee boarding. Shirley enjoyed car shows and cruises.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Robert Eugene Gould, Jr.; daughters, Melisa (Mike) Urquhart and Susan (Tony) Hall; grandkids, Kody Cooper, Nicole Urquhart, Emma-Sue Hall and Gavin Hall; great-grandchildren, Sophie Cooper and Landon Morales. She was preceded in death by her parents, Betty and Herbert Hanebrink and William Pfeiffer; brother, Herbert.

Paul Foutz

Foutz, Paul John – Age 74, of Grand Blanc, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family, after a long but courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Funeral Mass will be celebrated, 12:00 PM Friday, July 19, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 6340 Roberta St., Burton, with an instate time starting at 11a.m.  Visitation will be held 1-8 PM Thursday, July 18, 2019 with a 7PM Rosary being prayed at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Those desiring may make contributions to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or Old Newsboys of Flint.  

Paul was born October 13, 1944, in Kalamazoo, the son of Regina (Kuyawa) Foutz.  He married his high school sweetheart Shirley Turmell on May 1, 1965 in Flint. They were happily married for 51 years before she was called home to Heaven on August 19, 2016.  Paul retired from General Motors SPO Drayton Plains in 2001, after almost 40 years as an Operations Supervisor.  He was a devoted member of his church and enjoyed golfing, camping, going on cruises and trips to the casino, being outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren.  He was our personal weather reporter, loved chasing storms and could make anyone laugh.  

Paul is survived by his four children, Kristen (Paul Robinson) Foutz, Denise (Mark) Lavalle, Jeffrey Foutz and Brian (Heather) Foutz; grandchildren, Brandon (Courtney), Regina, Jonathan and Kacey; brother Richard (Patty) Foutz; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his Mother and beloved wife Shirley. 

John Seidel

SEIDEL, John – of Davison, age 82, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at McLaren Flint. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM, July 17, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta St, Burton, MI 48509; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Visitation will be 1–8 PM Tuesday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. A Memorial Service under the auspices of the Davison Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Council #4090 and 4th Degree Assembly # 0523   will be held 6 PM Tuesday, and a Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service at church. Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery at 10 AM Thursday, July 18, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation in honor of Surae Butkovitch’s name.

John was born in Flint, MI on June 3, 1937, son of the late Louis and Mary (Stefanich) Seidel. He married Beverley Fry on January 21, 1961and she preceded him in death. John was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Davison Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Council #4090 and 4th Degree Assembly # 0523, the Men’s Club, and the Hungarian Club. He worked at Fisher Body- Grand Blanc, retiring in August of 1987.

John is survived by his children, Debbie (Paul) Schlegelmilch, Rabecca (Angelo) Mersino, Gail (Bob) Seidel-Simpson; grandchildren, Joshua (Stephanie), Danielle (Brent), Chelesea (Tom), Cara (Tim), Ciara (Jeff), Chelbie (Mike), Geno (Emily); great-grandchildren, Amelia, Nate, Matilda, Dominic, Vincent, Surae, Aria, Nehemiah, Timberlyn; brothers, Jim (Deanna) Seidel, Tony Seidel; sister, Janet (Norm) Davis; sister-in-law, LaVonia Seidel; special friends, Martha Danner, Lori Bavar, Bill and Brenda Lawson, Joe and Patty Robinson, Barb and Dan Pastor, Al Nemes, Max Katenhus, and Little Brother Joseph Cervantas. He was preceded in death by his brother, David Seidel.

Daniel Smith

SMITH, Daniel Victor – of Davison, MI, age 75, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, July 15, 2019 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 2-8 PM Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Monday, July 15, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 5 PM Sunday, July 14, 2019 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. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in Dan’s memory.

Dan was born in Flint, MI on August 28, 1943, son of the late Ernest and Cecelia (Gauthier) Smith. He married Virginia Stoick on October 17, 1964. Dan retired from General Motors Buick after more than 30 years of service, which included the development of the Chaplaincy Program. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Davison Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Council #4090 and 4th Degree Assembly # 0523. Dan enjoyed traveling and photography. After retirement, Dan and Virginia moved to Florida where they both worked at Disney World during the winter and Covenant Hills Camp and Retreat in Otisville, MI during the summer.

Dan is survived by his loving wife, Virginia; 4 children, Daniel (Lisa) Smith, David (Lynette) Smith, Stephen (Marcia) Smith and Ann-Marie Roberts; 6 grandchildren; Tiffany, Thomas, Krysta, Valentina, Bethany and Lindsay; 2 great-grandsons, Tyler and Hunter; 3 sisters, Nola, Rose and June; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Kasandra Rose; 1 sister and 4 brothers.

Warren C. Fain

FAIN, Warren C. – of Burton, MI, age 77, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. John Fain celebrant. Burial will be in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 12-3 and 5-8 PM Friday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and 10-11 AM Saturday at the church. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the V Foundation for cancer research, 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513.

Warren was born in Flint, MI on October 7, 1941, son of the late Charles and Anna (Mikuta) Fain. He married Barbara Popadich on June 6, 1969. Warren started his professional career as an educator and coach. He taught at St. Mike’s Catholic School, Powers Catholic High School and Bergland High School. Warren also served as an assistant principal for Byron Public Schools. He taught  history and religion. Warren coached both baseball and basketball. He had a passion for basketball and a passion for teaching basketball. This passion inspired and influenced many. Warren still loved attending high school basketball games as well as Mott basketball games. He took special pride in attending the practices and games of his grandchildren.

In 1980, Warren went into business for himself, following in the footsteps of his father who had a successful furniture business, Fain Furniture. Warren built a successful tax preparation and investment business. He had compassion for those he encountered and did whatever he could to help others. Warren was a person that lived his life with great conviction.

Warren loved history, golf, fishing, water skiing, boating and politics. He especially loved visiting his cottage on Torch Lake.

Warren loved spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed teaching them about basketball, baseball, history, geography, politics and how to become the best they are capable of becoming in all areas of life. This was how Warren lived his life. He is loved by many.

Warren is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara; children, Debbie (Ryan) Ananich, Kathy (Steve) Coughlin, Tom Fain; grandchildren, Luke and Austin Ananich, Jason and Laura Coughlin; sisters, Barbara (Jack) Udell, Caroline (Joe) DuCharme; brother, Jim Fain; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Mary Fain. The family would like to express a special thank you to Warren’s nephew, Chris Fain, niece, Erin Parker and nephew, Fr. John Fain.

Annabelle “Penny” Krustsch

KRUTSCH, Annabelle “Penny” – of Lapeer, MI, went home into the loving arms of God on June 19, 2019. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, July 12, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; her beloved pastor, Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors from 11 AM-12 PM Friday, July 12, 2019 at the church.

Penny was nearly 99 years old. Actually “old” was a word never associated with Penny.  When it came to her spirit, she was young in every way.  She has lived an extraordinary life, a model for all who want to answer God’s call to live and walk in His love.  Born in Antwerp, Ohio on September 4, 1920 to Arthur & Teresa (Kelly) Fisher, Penny grew up in Defiance, Ohio. In her early years, she helped her folks out on the farm, following in the footsteps of her three older sisters and one older brother. She felt blessed to have the parents she had, saying they gave their children a loving, secure home where the kids grew up knowing how to work hard and have fun.  On June 22, 1944 she married Kirk Krutsch and embarked on her dream of building a happy home for her husband and children. She loved the fact that she got to live in Boston where her husband served in the US Navy and Ithaca New York as a young bride before returning to Defiance “to settle down.” As a young mother she mastered the work/life balance of homemaking while owning and operating her own small business.  As her children grew she moved into a corporate setting and while she was a valued and dedicated member of the company, her work was never the center of her life. Family and faith were what mattered most to her, and she gave her family and her faith community her all. After living most of her adult life in northwestern Ohio (Defiance and Bryan), she and her husband Kirk enjoyed 20 wonderful years of retirement in Clearwater Florida. During that time she became especially active in her church, St. Michael the Archangel, playing many roles to support the growth of others in their faith journeys.  When her husband passed away in 2000, she moved briefly to California and then in 2003 moved to Davison, Michigan to be near her daughter.  She continued to live a vibrant life and especially cherished her involvement in her church, St. John the Evangelist, where she faithfully took communion to the sick and shut-ins until she was 94 years old.  She loved watching her family grow over the years and thanked God every day for a life filled with the blessings of four children, 12 grandchildren, & 13 great-grandchildren. In celebration of her 95th birthday her children and grandchildren helped her accomplish her one remaining wish: to become a philanthropist! Aware that she had lived an extraordinarily blessed life, she wanted to be able to help others who labored under significant disadvantages and challenges. In her honor, the Penny Krutsch Fund for Women and Girls was established at the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. This gave her great joy and she gave generously to the Fund and was thrilled when others did as well. She loved knowing that even in death she would be making an important difference in the lives of families facing poverty and other hurdles. Her final years were fraught with health challenges but she faced them with courage and relentless optimism. She maintained her amazing mental sharpness until the final few days of her life. Special thanks are extended to her truly beloved physician, Dr. James Walter and nurse, Heather Glanton, who for 15 years were at her side as fierce advocates for her health and well-being. In her final days, Dr. Rita Lang, Sheila Powell, daughter Kathi, son in law Mark and daughter in law Lori supported her transition into Eternal Life.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses: David Krutsch, Paul & Kyle Krutsch, Kathi & Mark Horton and Tom & Lori Krutsch; 11 grandchildren, Corey, April, Kristin, Matthew, Julie, Rachel, Kasie, Alexis, Brooke, Natalie and Jak; 13 great-grandchildren, Trezden, Kiara, Makayla, Taylor, Mason, Arabella, Brayden, Fatiya, Ana, Gabriel, Juliet, Kara and Liam; and her cherished brother, Leo Fisher, who just turned  100. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Kirk; grandson, Jason; and sisters, Coletta, Mary Cecilia, Gertrude and Madonna.

It was her request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Penny Krutsch Fund of the Community Foundation (make checks to CFGF and on memo line write Penny Krutsch Fund; mailing address 500 S. Saginaw St., Suite 200, Flint MI 48502).

Grace Ruzicka

RUZICKA, Grace Norma (David) – of Davison, MI, age 86, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at McLaren-Flint. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated 12 PM Thursday, July 11, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. John Machiorlatti celebrant. Burial will follow in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 2-8 PM Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Thursday, July 11, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Genesee County.

Grace Norma (David) Ruzicka was born on September 2, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of the late Norman and Fannie (Joseph) David. She graduated from Flint Central High School in 1951 and completed the RN program at the Nazareth School of Nursing in 1954. She went on to become a Head Nurse in Labor and Delivery at St. Joseph Hospital in Flint, Michigan, helping to deliver 1000’s of babies. When St. Joseph created the Family Health Center, she was selected to be the Head Nurse, watching over not only the patients who were treated there, but the medical residents who were completing their rotations in family practice. After retiring from St. Joseph in 1994, Grace spent the next 10 years working in the Oncology Department at Hurley Medical Center and as a part-time nurse at Wheelock Hospital in Goodrich, Michigan. Nursing truly was her passion.

In 1956, Grace married John James Ruzicka and he preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by her six children, John (Jeanine) Ruzicka, Debra Ruzicka, Diane (Ron) Lane, Dolores (Dave) Hazel, Doris (Steve) Ethier and Frank (Julie) Ruzicka; 15 grandchildren, Melissa Ruzicka, Matthew Ruzicka, Michael Ruzicka, Frank (Karla) Ruzicka, Sarah Ruzicka, David (Tony) Bannasch-Ruzicka, Lindsey (Mitch) Gilbert, Kelly (Stephen) O’Brien, Steven Ethier, Christopher (Paula) Lane, Jessica (Andy) Whitehead, Jacob Lane, Katie Hazel, Kelly Hazel and Tony Hazel;  9 great-grandchildren, Carter, Alek, Ana, Adelaide, Evelyn, Marshall, Dolly, Levi and Jonathan; she also leaves behind her beloved dogs, Sammy and Rosie; many other loving family members and friends.

A special thanks to her caregiver and friend, Doreen. Grace will be dearly missed.

Joseph Grablick

GRABLICK, Joseph M. – of Davison, age 61, passed away July 2, 2019 at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1 PM Monday, July 8, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Carl Simon celebrating. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 – 8 pm Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423.  There will be one hour visitation before the Mass on Monday. A scripture service will be prayed 7:30 PM Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or a charity of your choice.

Joe was born in Detroit on April 4, 1958, son of Bernard and Dorothy (Tambling) Grablick. He retired from GM – Grand Blanc Plant. Joe was a skilled tradesman during his employment at GM. He was a member of the Davison Country Club and loved to golf, hunt, fish and snowmobile. Joe was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Joseph is survived by his daughter, Katie (Nick) Banaszak; mother, Dorothy; brother, Jeff (Brenda); sister, Judy Almasy; nephews, Jason Almasy, Adam Grablick, Ryan Grablick; niece, Stephanie Simpson; very special friend, Randylynn Clarke-Bourassa. He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard; son, Ryan Wecker and stepmother, Pearl Grablick.

Robert Hicks

HICKS, Robert John – Of Grand Blanc, age 78, died Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Ascension Genesys Hospital.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:30am Monday, July 8, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 6336 Roberta Street, Burton, Father John Machiorlatti officiating.

Cremation will take place following the Mass with burial in Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Visitation 2-9pm Sunday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint. A Rosary will be prayed 6pm Sunday evening at the funeral home. Visitation 10:30am Monday at church until the time of the Mass.

Robert was born in Birch Run, Michigan on November 17, 1940, the son of Alfred and Charys (Ostrander) Hicks. He proudly served in the United States Army and continued his service after in the Army Reserves for 20 years. On May 21, 1966 he married Sylvia Kovacs and this year celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. Robert retired from General Motors after over 40 years. He was an avid reader and loved history and skiing. He also had a great comedic turn on a phrase like no other. Robert could fix anything and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Above all, Robert was a loving husband, devoted father and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are wife, Sylvia;

children, Christopher Hicks (Maria Padilla) and Nicole (Shawn)Bowen;

grandsons, Austin and Dylan Bowen;

sister, Barbara LeVac;

many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Charys and brother, James Hicks.

Nathan Edward McManaman

MCMANAMAN, Nathan Edward – formerly of Davison, age 29, passed away June 30, 2019 in Charleston, WV. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 2 PM Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, celebrant. Visitation will be 1-4 and 6-8 PM Friday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. There will be visitation from 1:30 PM until time of Mass on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Nathan was born in Flint, MI on January 9, 1990, son of Patrick and Brenda (Arden) McManaman. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. Nathan had a bright personality and always knew how to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Nathan is survived by his wife, Demi; brothers, Patrick (Jennifer) McManaman, Michael McManaman (fianceé, Ashelee Smith) and Joshua McManaman (Fianceé, Alyona Ex); grandparents, Beverly McManaman, Leonard Arden, Thomas and Judy Andrzejczac; nephew, Cian McManaman; several aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, James (Vernon) McManaman.

Margaret “Pat” Stock

Margaret Patricia “Pat” Stock, 92, of Lapeer, died Saturday June 29, 2019. She was born March 15, 1927 in Flint to parents Victor and Grace (Anderson) Goyette.

Raised in the Flint area, Pat graduated from St. Michael’s Catholic School. She was a kind of trail blazer for her generation; as a young, single woman, she enjoyed traveling with friends and relatives, she was especially fond of a trip to Europe. The young Miss Goyette worked for General Motors, until meeting and starting a family with Mr. J. Paul Stock. They were married September 20, 1958 in Flint. Pat & Paul lived and worked on their family dairy farm. She loved her family and will be missed.

Mrs. Stock is survived by her children: Marypat (Craig) Johnson of IL; John (Kathryn) Stock of Lapeer, grandchildren: John Paul (Jeri) Stock, III; Amber Johnson; Anna (Chris) Deane; Katie Johnson, great-grandchildren: Wynter; Valice; Jadyn; John Paul, IV as well as in-laws: Catherine Stock and Ben Kowalcyk. Pat was preceded in death by her husband: J. Paul, x3 sisters, x2 brothers and her parents.

Mrs. Stock’s visitation will be 4:-00-8:00pm Tuesday at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer, with a Rosary prayer at 7:00pm. Her funeral mass will be 11:00am Wednesday July 3, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Davison. The family will receive friends the hour prior to mass, at the church. Burial will conclude services in Mt. Loretto Cemetery, Lapeer.

Donna Simpson

SIMPSON, Donna – of Davison, age 88 passed away June 24, 2019. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 4 PM Friday, June 28, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison,  48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Visitation will be Thursday, June 27, 2019 2 – 4 PM and 6 – 8 PM. There will also be a two hour visitation before the Funeral Liturgy on Friday. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Genesee County.

Donna was born in Flint on June 7, 1931, daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Roscoe) Maas. She married James M. Simpson Jr. on March 10, 1977. Donna was a member of Davison VFW #4087 Auxiliary and Davison FOE #3589. She was an avid pool player and loved animals.

Donna is survived by her loving husband, James; children, Richard (Kathy) Monroe, Deborah (Joe) Bruno, Linda (Tim) Carnell, Russell Monroe, Robert (Shannon) Monroe and Ritchie (Paula) Monroe; grandchildren, Michael (Paula), Jeffrey, Amanda, Robert, Angela, Margie (Keith), Jack, Jonathon (Macy), Jason (Jacki), Nathan (Jennifer), Tyler, Aaron and Kira; great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Annabelle, Hope, Richard, Benjamin, Randi, Triston, Genesis, Seth, Claire and Matthew. She was preceded in death by her son, Randy.

Dorine Ellen McGlinchey

MCGLINCHEY, Dorine E. – Of Flushing, age 60, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Wellbridge of Grand Blanc.

Funeral service will be held 12pm Saturday, June 29, 2019 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint.

Father Andrew Czajkowski officiating.

Cremation will take place following the service with burial of cremains at St. John Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Genesee County Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.

Visitation 5-8pm Thursday, 2-8pm Friday and 11am Saturday until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Dorine was born in Flint on November 4, 1958, the daughter of the late Shelby and Patricia (Forcier) Edwards. On February 19, 1993, she married Stephen McGlinchey in Charleston, South Carolina. Dorine was employed with Genesys Hospital for 26 years. She loved her work and caring for others. Dorine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and loved pets.

Surviving are husband, Stephen;

children, Matthew McGlinchey, Michael (Nicole) McGlinchey, Madisen (Logan) MacWebb;

grandchildren, Owen, Adyson, Isebella;

and sisters, Denise and Diane.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Debe and brother-in-law, Gary Craine.