Timothy Goodall

Timothy Alan “Tim” Goodall of Davison age 67, died Sunday, January 5, 2020 at his residence. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Hansen Funeral Home Groves Chapel, Downtown Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Burial will follow at Richfield Union Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 3 – 7 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Contributions are being made in Tim’s memory to the charity of choice.

Tim was born in Flint, Michigan on July 15, 1952 the son of William & Donna (Conaway) Goodall and has resided in the Davison area most of his life. He was joined in marriage to Marguerite King on September 14, 2002. Answering the call of his country Tim served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Davison FOE #3589 and was a graduate of Beecher High School Class of 1970. He had been employed by General Motors Fisher Body and Grand Blanc Tank Divisions for over thirty years until his retirement.

Surviving is wife Marguerite, his children; Nick Goodall, Beau Goodall, and Tiffany Goodall. He also leaves his father, William, and wife, Sandra Goodall; step-children, Stephanie Simmonds and Tim Hacker; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters Cyndi Tuttle and Sandy Gregory. He is preceded in death by his mother, Donna Goodall, and step-son, Alan Hacker.

Helen Dumler

DUMLER, Helen D. (Zelazny) – Of Burton, age 98 1/2, went home with the Lord to be with her husband, Jake, on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Helen was born on June 2, 1921 and was a resident of Genesee County her whole life. She grew up in the St. John Street area. The daughter of Andrew and Phyllis (Kosytal) Zelazny. They came from Poland in 1913. Helen had three sisters, Nellie, Deloris, Janet and a brother, Stanley. Helen graduated from Northern High School, Class of 1939. She married Jacob Dumler on November 30, 1940. They were married 56 years until his death. They have one son, Don Dumler. Helen had four grandchildren, Gary, Michelle, Kevin (Carrie) and Donna (Scott), eight great- grandchildren; Grant, Ashley, Lacey, Eric, Jacob, Maxwell, John Lee and Tyler and three great- great-grandchildren. Helen’s long life contributed to one saying, “KEEP MOVING”. She worked at A.C. Spark Plug Division II for 35 years, retiring in 1974. Helen was a long-time member of St. John Catholic Church in Davison and never missed a Saturday Mass. She enjoyed shopping with her granddaughters and trips to the casino where she had a special feeling to win. Helen’s lifelong hobby was making her own clothes, staying in style.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Flint.

Rev. Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating.

Burial in Crestwood Cemetery.

Visitation 1-8 p.m. Tuesday, and 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the funeral
home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church Youth Ministry or
Pre-School Program.

Mary Babb

Mary Pauline Babb of Zeeland formerly of Flint and Davison, age 84, died Monday January 13, 2020 at Spectrum-Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:30 Friday January 17, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Family will receive visitors at the church from 12:00 noon Friday until time of services.

Mary was born in Flint Michigan on January 10, 1936 the daughter of the late Eric & Anna (Kuklish) Wohleben and had resided in the Flint- Davison area most of her life, relocating to Zeeland Michigan in the last several years. Mary was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison. She had been employed by Gazelle & Krapek Architecture and Engineering Co as a secretary for numerous years.

Surviving is daughters: Virgie (John) Williams and Becky Tubbs. Her loving grandchildren: Erik (Cole) Williams, Kristin (Michael) McLain, Jarrod Tubbs, Travis Tubbs, Brianna Tubbs, and great grandchildren Mason & Ethan McLain. Also surviving is brother Eric Wohleben. She is preceded in death by son Mark Porter.

Anthony James Mansour

MANSOUR, Anthony James – formerly of Davison, age 93, passed away December 10, 2019. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 on the morning of Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423, Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the Memorial Mass.

Anthony was born in Nazareth, Palestine on May 31, 1926, son of the late Najib and Nahail (Karram) Mansour. He came to the United States with his parents, brother Albert and sister Elizabeth in 1928. He was raised on the east side of Flint and graduated from Flint Central High School, Class of 1945. Working his way through Flint Junior College, Class of ‘47, at the family’s grocery store, he then graduated from Detroit College of Law, Class of ‘50. Admitted to the bar, he found mentors in veteran Genesee County attorneys Donald Cameron and Joseph R. Joseph and opened a law office with DCL classmate, Norman Ernst. In 1965, Tony was elected to a ten-year term as judge of the Genesee County Circuit Court, following which he enjoyed many more years practicing law.

Tony married Muriel Margaret Ellis, originally of Lawrence, MA, at St. Mary’s in Flint on June 21, 1952. Together they raised six children in Burton and built a successful law practice at offices on Beech Street in Flint. In 2012, after sixty years of marriage to Tony, Muriel passed away.

Throughout his life Tony was active in improving life for all in the Greater Flint Area. While at Flint Junior College he helped reactivate the Bruin Club and the Debate Team. He was active in the Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Michigan and later in the American Bar Association. While on the bench he was instrumental in modernizing the trial assignment system and the Public Defender Program. After retirement Tony stayed active in the legal community and his alma mater, participating in out-reach programs like DCL’s Mock Trials.

With wife Muriel, Tony was for many years a communicant at Holy Rosary Catholic Church where he was an enthusiastic supporter of the school. He was a founding member of Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church and, after moving to Davison, attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He was active in Rotary Club of Flint (Paul Harris Award), International Institute (Golden Door Award), Flint Osteopathic Hospital, Knights of Columbus, Arab American Heritage Council, and other organizations that promoted community well-being, his heritage and assistance to immigrants and refugees.

In his spare time Tony was an avid sailor, sharing countless happy moments on the water with his friends in the Holloway Lake community. In his last years, first at Woodhaven and then at the Oaks at Woodfield, Tony enjoyed the thoughtfulness and affection shown him by care providers, as well as the friendship of fellow residents.

He is survived by his loving children and their families, Larry and his wife Diane, Norman, Christopher and his wife Carmel, Patricia, and Jeffrey and his wife Sibylle, his ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, and dear brothers Jerry and George. He is preceded in death by his parents, James (Najib) and Nahail; wife, Muriel; son, Anthony Craig; daughter-in-law, Marcelene (wife of Norman Mansour); siblings Albert, Elizabeth (Delling), Esther (Nimer), and Georgette (Victor).

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Arab American Heritage Council, Holloway Lake Association, or Rotary Club of Flint.

Diana L. Ramsey “Lynn”

RAMSEY, Diana Lynn (McNerney) – of Davison, MI, age 70, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, January 14, 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 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Monday, January 13, 2020 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Scripture Service will be held 6:30 PM Monday, January 13, 2020 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Davison Education Foundation, in Lynn’s memory.

Lynn was born in Clare, MI on August 27, 1949, daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (Burr) McNerney. She married her high school sweetheart Rich Ramsey on June 4, 1971 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Rosebush, MI. Lynn was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She loved cooking, spending time aboard “Miller Time” on Tawas Bay, MI, traveling, gardening, walking with her good friend, Alice Wallberg, making people laugh, serving others and most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Lynn is survived by her husband of 48 years, Rich Ramsey; 2 daughters, Teresa Ramsey and Colleen (Antwuan) Ramsey-Parks; 3 grandchildren, Logan, Kennedy and Jace; sister, Mary Bolle; 2 brothers, Bill McNerney and Dave (Linda) McNerney; brother-in-law, Tom Ramsey; sister-in-law, Greta Tigner; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Dorothy McNerney; brother, Dan McNerney; brother-in-law, Bruce Tigner; 2 sisters-in-law, Kathleen McNerney and Denise Ramsey.

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

Madonna A. Wheeler

Madonna Ann Wheeler of Davison, age 82, died Monday January 6, 2020 at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Friday January 10, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 – 8 pm Thursday evening at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions in Madonna’s memory to the Suncrest Auxiliary or the Alzheimer Association.

Madonna was born in Flint Michigan on October 22, 1937 the daughter of the late: George & Blanche (Kujawa) Meek and had resided in the Grand Blanc area most of her life and Davison since 2012. She was joined in marriage to Gary Wheeler on February 9, 1957.

Surviving is her loving husband of over sixty-two years Gary, her children; Linda & Randall Shipman, Lori Wheeler, Leslie & Daniel Atherholt, Lisabeth Wheeler, Gary M. Wheeler, Leigh & James Waller, and Libby & Chris Cook. She also leaves her seventeen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, brother Michael Meek, sister Barbara Hatfield, and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by her twin sons.  The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Lapeer County Medical Care Facility (Suncrest) for their support and compassion to mom during this time.

Floyd Stephens

Floyd Ralph Stephens of Burton, age 93 died Sunday January 5, 2020 at his residence. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Thursday January 9, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Burial will be held at 1:00 pm Friday January 10, 2020 at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Branch Michigan. Family will receive visitors from 3-7 pm Wednesday at the funeral home with a parish scripture service at 6:30 pm. Floyd will lie in state from 10 am Thursday until time of services at the church.

Floyd was born in West Branch Township, Michigan on July 30, 1926 the son of the late Joseph W. & Emma M. (Stoll) Stephens and has spent most of his life in the Burton area. He was joined in marriage to Leona Illig in 1947. Answering the call of his country Floyd served in the US Army during WW II, he was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic School in West Branch and had been employed by General Motors Truck and Bus Division with over thirty-seven years before retiring.

Surviving is his wife of seventy-two years Leona, sons Larry Stephens of Burton, Dennis Stephens of West Branch, and Mark Stephens of Atlanta Georgia. He also leaves his brother Victor Stephens of California, and a host of extended family.  He is preceded in death by brothers; Stanley, Raymond, Joseph, George Forrest, and his sisters; Evelyn DeMerrritt, and Thelma Hiller.

Anastasia Flores

Anastasia “Josephine” Flores of Davison age 83, died Monday December 30, 2019 at her residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Saturday January 4, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St., Davison. Fr. John Machiolatti, Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Friday at the funeral home, with a parish rosary service at 4:00 pm. Anastasia will lie in state at the church from 11:00 am Saturday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to the family.

Anastasia was born in Pigeon Michigan on April 15, 1936 the daughter of Antonio & Angelina (Morales) Flores and has resided in the Davison area the last twelve years, spending most of her life in the Flint area.

She leaves to cherish her memory daughters; Rita Riggs and Brad, Rachael Gutierrez, and Erica Gutierrez and Chris. She also leaves her seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, brothers David Flores, Tino Flores and a host of extended family. She is preceded in death by her son Joe Gutierrez, and siblings: Richard Flores, Betty Trevino, Mollie Oseguera, Janie Jedynak, Margaret Flores, Sally Brown, Natividad Flores, and Juanita Flores.

Carolyn A. Harp

HARP, Carolyn Anne – of Farwell formerly of Davison, age 71, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 2 PM Monday, December 30, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the mass. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Carolyn was born in Long Beach, CA on August 14, 1948, daughter of the late Donald and Marguerite (Green) O’Brien. She married Larry Harp on June 2, 2012 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Carolyn was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Clare, MI and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI. She was a Catholic Charismatic Prayer group member. Carolyn loved the outdoors, travelling and her horses. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Larry Harp; children, Joseph (Yessenia) Palid, Jr., Chris Palid, Nicole (Jeff) Ciesla, Michelle (Steve) McCracken; step-children, Matt (Renee) Harp, Morgan Harp; grandchildren, Merik Whipple, Jenna Ciesla, Brett Ciesla, Trenton Ciesla, Brandon Palid, Giovanni Palid, Kealey Humphrey, Lauren Hennagir, Ayden McCracken, Ryan McCracken, Gavin Harp, Cassandra Palid, Chris Palid, Jr.; great-grandson, Merik Whipple, Jr.; nieces and nephews, Jessica (Jeff) Whitney, Jenny O’Brien, Shawn Carson, Bridget Carson. She was preceded in death by brother, John O’Brien and sister, Maureen Carson.

Neuel Denman

Neuel “Denny” Denman of Davison formally of Lapeer age 88 died Sunday December 22, 2019 at the Landings of Genesee Valley. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Friday December 27, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison, MI 48423. Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating, burial will follow at St. John Cemetery. Family will receive visitors Thursday December 26, 2019 from 4:00-7:00pm at St. John Catholic Church. A Memorial Service by Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th degree will be held at 6 pm Thursday evening at the church. Mr. Denman will also lie in state at the church from 10:00 am Friday until time of services.. Those desiring to make contributions in Denny’s memory  to Outreach East or St. John Memorial Fund.

Neuel was born in Flint, Michigan on August 26, 1931 the son of the late Neuel and Elizabeth (Hinman) Denman and resided in the Davison and Lapeer area most of his life. He was joined in marriage to Lorraine Marie Valley March 19, 1955 in Angola Indiana and she preceded him death June 16, 2017. Answering the call of his country Neuel served in the US Army during the Korean War.  Mr. Denman was member of St. John the Evangelist Church, St. John 50 and over Club, American Legion Post 366, Davison Knights of Columbus Council 4090, and Past President of Local Union 948 I.B.E.W. Mr. Denman also was Representative for  At-Large 4th District Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe. He was employed by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 34 years and retiring in 1989.

Survived by daughters: Teena and husband Scott Beam, Anita and husband Lawrence Norcross, Rita Beam and John Gramling, Lisa Denman and David Martin; 5 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, and 6 great grandchildren. He preceded in death by son: Raymond Denman; brothers: Beldon J. Denman, and Daniel Denman; sisters: Marylou Stoubagh, Lucelle Dersha, and Corona Heidel. The family would like to Thank Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center, Landing of Genesee Valley, and Kindred Hospice for their support and compassion to our family. Please share your condolence at www.HansenFuneralHome.net

Michael John Eldon Gleason

GLEASON, MICHAEL JOHN ELDON “Mike” – of Davison, age 90, passed away December 19, 2019 at McLaren Hospital in Mt. Clemens. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 AM Monday, December 23, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton St., Davison, MI; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in Davison Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 AM until the time of service on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent DePaul St. Peters, Mt. Clemens and McLaren Hospice

Mike was born in Grand Rapids, MI on January 24, 1929, son of the late John Patrick and Mary Ellen (Talon) Gleason. Mike was the oldest of nine children. He graduated from Flushing High School. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local #25, retiring after 67 years of service. One of his greatest accomplishments was the Mackinac Bridge and the Renaissance Center. Mike served as the Richfield Township Supervisor and was a Richfield Township Treasurer, both for 8 years. He was one of the original officers of the Davison-Richfield Fire Authority. He was also a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus 3rd degree #2781, 4th degree assembly #1718 and the Order of the Hibernian. Mike worked at 67th District court and was a volunteer at St. Vincent DePaul in Mt. Clemens.

Mike is survived by his children, Michael (Libby), Patrick (Rise), Cynthia (David) McDaniel; step-daughter, Sandra Morgan; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; siblings, Warren (Jan) Gleason, Walter Gleason and Wanda Topham. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen (Maisie); brothers, Ernest and Justin; sisters, Rita, Agnes and Waunita.

Frances Bell

BELL, Frances Rae “Fran” – of Davison, age 92, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Suncrest Lapeer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Monday, December 16, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI from 4-8 PM with a Rosary prayed at 5:30 PM. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lapeer County MCF (Suncrest).

Fran was born in Muskegon, MI on December 18, 1926, daughter of the late Adrian and Ella (Bowman) Bourdon. She married Kingsley Bell on May 8, 1948, and he preceded her in death on May 4, 1988. After raising her children, Fran earned her LPN from Mott Community College and retired from Briarwood.

Fran is survived by her children, Kathleen (Ed) Rapacz and Michael (Jackie) Bell; grandchildren, Michael, David (Aleta), Donaven (Jeanine), Kerri (Rodney), Tim (Becky), Douglas; eight great-grandchildren.

David Allen Wizynajtys

of Burton, age 75, died Tuesday December 10, 2019 at Hurley Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday December 17, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 6340 Roberta St. Burton. Fr. John Machiolatti, Celebrant. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Great Lakes National Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 3 – 7 pm Monday at the funeral home. David will lie in state at the church from 10 am Tuesday until time of services . Those desiring may make contributions in David’s memory to the Hurley Children Foundation.

David was born in Flint Michigan on June 13, 1944 the son of the late Joseph & Margaret (Vedrody) Wizynajtys and has resided in the Burton area his entire life. Answering the call of his country David served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He had been employed by General Motors Metal Fabricating Division until his retirement.

Surviving are siblings: Joseph (Mary) Wizynajtys, Eleanor (Leslie) Newton, Paul Wizynajtys & spouse David Barber, sister-in-law Irene Wizynajtys, family friend Jill, and a host of extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by brother Martin Wizynajtys in 2013. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Roshawn Brown

Rowshan Brown was born on November 24, 1969, the son of  Ursula Brown. He passed away on November 15, 2019. He was cremated at Rossell Funeral Home in Flushing, MI. A Memorial Liturgy was held at St. John the Evangelist in Davison, MI on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Gwendolyn Jean Maguire

Maguire, Gwendolyn Jean (Thomas) of Grand Blanc, Age 88, passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at West Hickory Haven Nursing Home in Milford, MI. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St. Davison, Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant, burial to follow at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Flint, MI. Gwendolyn will lie in state at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center 6063 Fenton Rd. Flint, MI 48507 where the family will receive visitors 4-8 pm on Thursday, and 12-8 pm on Friday. On Saturday, she will lie in state at the church for thirty minutes prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. Gwen was born in Hopwood, PA on March 30, 1931 the daughter of Henry and Virginia (Walker) Thomas. Following in her father’s footsteps, Gwen developed a love for music at a young age. While growing up in Pennsylvania, she enjoyed playing the organ and singing gospel with her mother in the church choir. In the early 1950’s, Gwen relocated to Detroit, Michigan. On August 2, 1958, she married Donald Maguire. They were blessed with four children. Gwen was an Administrative Assistant in the Neurology department at Wayne State University and retired in 1998, after 28 years of service. In her free time, Gwen especially loved listening to Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. She had a love for animals and enjoyed watching deer roam around her backyard. She cared for many dogs throughout her lifetime. Gwen also enjoyed playing bingo, watching shows like Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune as well as doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. Gwen is survived by her children, Michael Maguire; Diane (Van) McLee and Patricia Maguire Grandchildren, Alexandreau Maguire; Zachery Hohloch; Shelby Hohloch and Jasmine Johnson, Great- grandchildren, Jason Hillier II; Sadie Hillier and Kinsley Swope. Gwen was preceded in death by her husband, Don; daughter, Lynn Maguire-Hohloch; sister, Mattie Thomas, brothers Addison and Gerald Thomas.The family wishes to express a special thank you to the nurses and staff and West Hickory Haven Nursing Home.

Marsha A. Prevo

PREVO, Marsha Ann (Cook) – of Davison, MI, age 78, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 11 AM Thursday, December 5, 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 4-8 PM Wednesday, December 4, 2019 and 10-11 AM Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, in Marsha’s memory.

Marsha was born in Flint, MI on October 9, 1941, daughter of the late Peter and Mildred (Wright) Cook. She married Ronald Prevo on December 3, 1958 and he preceded her in death on June 30, 2012. Marsha attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and worked at the St. John Family Center. She was an expert shopper, antique collector and gifted interior designer.

Marsha is survived by 4 children, Ronald, Jr. (Vicky) Prevo, Rebecca (Larry) Mochty, Matthew (Samantha) Prevo and Michael (Tracey) Prevo; 6 grandchildren, Jonathan (Stephanie), Nicole, Garret (Kelly), Jordan (Cindy), Ryan and Devon; 6 great-grandchildren, Hunter, Kolton, Kinsley, Kayden, Kason and Winter; 3 brothers, Larry Cook, Mark (Kathy) Cook and Steve (Nadine) Cook; very dear friend, Sharon Prevo; beloved canine companion, Matty; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Mildred Cook; husband, Ronald Prevo and grandson, Tylor Joseph Mochty.

Josephine M. Horton

HORTON, Josephine M. (Palma) – of Flint, age 93, passed away on November 21, 2019 at Wellbridge of Fenton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Visitation will take place one hour before the mass. There will be a private family inurnment at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or a charity of one’s choice.

Josephine was born in Flint on September 26, 1926, daughter of the late William and Maria (Mattia) Palma. She married Clarence Horton on May 9, 1953 at St. Michaels Church in Flint; he preceded her in death on February 26, 1990. Josephine was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was happiest spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Josephine is survived by her children, Nancy Horton, Steve (Paula) Horton, Kathy Horton, Pamela Horton, Janice (Dave) Caswell and Sue Horton; grandchildren, Robert (Nicole) Horton, Sara (Heather Foust) Caswell, and Tyler (Samantha) Caswell; great-grandchildren, Jay and Julia Horton: sisters, Anita Ashley and Evelyn Verkerke; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Berneice Palma; brothers, Reno, Ed and Chuck Palma; grand dog, Mister.

A special thank you to the Ross family (Jackie Ross, Terry and Pat Ross, Maureen Ross-Pococke, Mari and Dave Damerow). Also a special thank you to Drs. Abdullah and Shabier Raffee, staff at Wellbridge of Fenton and Heartland Hospice.

James J. Kent

KENT, James Joseph, of Davison, formerly of Flint and Lapeer, passed away Friday, November 22, 2019 at Regency of Grand Blanc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Wednesday.  Burial will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus Food Pantry in Lapeer.

James was born in Flint, MI on February 18, 1936, son of the late Thomas J. and Loretta (Ethier) Kent. He married Jean Ann McWhirter on November 12, 1960 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Flint. James retired from GM in 1996 after 30 years of service and also worked for Hamady Brothers. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, and a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lapeer. James was a member of the Knights of Columbus – Lapeer #1987. He enjoyed reading, watching sports and Jeopardy, and spending time with his family.

James is survived by his wife, Jean Kent; children, Tamara (Gary) Brown, Debora (Steve) Warren, Sandra Barger, James (Kim) Kent, Jr., Rebecca (Todd) Woodhams, Brenda (David) Leos; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Comrie. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas Kent, Jr..

 

Edward Councilor

COUNCILOR, Edward Joseph – of Otisville, MI, age 58, joined his late wife, Ruth on Friday, November 22, 2019. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 3 PM Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Cremation will take place following the service. The family will receive visitors 12-8 PM Monday, November 25, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 2-3 PM Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kearsley High School, in Ed’s memory.

Ed was born in Flint, MI on August 20, 1961, son of the late George Councilor and Patricia (Polidan) and Ken Pearson. He earned a Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University. Ed married Ruth A. Huelskamp on November 3, 1984 and she preceded him in death on December 2, 2007. He taught history at Kearsley High School since 1992. Ed was very active in the Kearlsey Athletics Program, including Special Olympics and coaching numerous middle school sports. He also enjoyed spending time outdoors, kayaking, cycling and camping. Ed was a skilled woodworker and shared a passion for Christmas with his wife, Ruth. He was deeply loved by all who knew him. Ed’s sense of humor and especially his practical jokes will be greatly missed.

Ed is survived by 2 children, Kyle (Kim) Councilor and Kelsey (Donald) Decker; 2 sisters, Tricia (Tom) Shannon and Jessica (Jeff Humphrey) Pearson; many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, George Councilor and Patricia and Ken Pearson; his wife, Ruth Councilor and brother, Cavin Councilor.

Gerald “Jerry” Collins

COLLINS, Gerald A. “Jerry” – Of Fenton, age 75, died Saturday, November 9, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Reverend Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating.

Cremation will take place following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Visitation 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 12-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road.

A Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Collins will be at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the Mass.

Jerry was born in New Kensington, PA on February 7, 1944, the son of the late James and Gladys (Ferrier) Collins.

On September 3, 1966 he married Mary Bea Yahr in Flint.He graduated from GMI in 1967.

Mr. Collins was employed by GM for 37 years, retiring in 1999, allowing him to live a very active hiking life; visited all 50 states and capitols. He toured all but two of the present baseball stadiums and all the older stadiums no longer in use or torn down.

Jerry was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison.

Surviving are wife, Mary Bea;

sons, John Matthew and wife Deborah, Gerald “Jerry” Christopher and wife Ellen;

grandchildren, Hannah, Elijah and Rebekah Collins, Matthew and Erica Collins;

brother, Ronald and wife Johanna;

niece, Rhonda;

nephew, Jim;

aunt, Helen Collins;

longtime friends, Jerry and Sue Sweeney, Joe and Ginny Pauwels;

special friend, John Breitenbach Sr.

Doris Piper

PIPER, Doris J. (Saari) – of Davison, MI, age 83, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9 AM Monday, November 11, 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 3-8 PM Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 8-9 AM Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Memorial Service under the auspices of the Daughters of Isabella will be held 6:30 PM Sunday, November 10, 2019 followed by a Rosary at 7 PM Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in memory of Doris.

Doris was born in Negaunee, MI on December 16, 1935, daughter of the late Jalmer and Martha Saari. She married Justin Piper on December 29, 1956 and he preceded her in death on December 26, 2015. Doris was employed as a Registered Nurse for Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI, the former St. Mary Hospital in Livonia, MI and St. Joseph Hospital in Mt. Clemens, MI. She volunteered for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Hospice in Roscommon, MI. Doris was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, The Martha’s and the Red Hat Society. She also enjoyed knitting, reading, playing cards and she vigorously walked daily.

Doris is survived by her son, John (Julie) Piper; daughter, Amy Salisbury; daughter-in-law, Debra Piper; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Elaine Saari; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jalmer and Martha Saari; husband, Justin Piper; son, David Piper; brother, Arvid Saari; sister, Ruth (Edwin) Laituri; 2 sisters-in-law, Theresa Gronczewski and Sylvia Shinska.

Edgar Martin

MARTIN, Edgar “Jack” – of Davison, MI, age 88, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment immediately following the Mass in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Scripture Service will be held 5 PM Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers Big Sisters or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Jack’s memory.

Jack was born in Lansing, MI on October 12, 1931, son of the late Edgar and Esther (Drumm) Martin. He married Judith Larrabee on June 25, 1966 and she preceded him in death on December 9, 2006. Jack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Olivet College in 1957. He then earned a Master of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1974. For 28 years, Jack was the head of the Art Department at Kearsley High School where he was also the Varsity Golf Coach. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church where he belonged to the Befriender Ministry and the Resurrection Choir. Jack also volunteered at the North End Soup Kitchen. He enjoyed golfing, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Jack is survived by 2 daughters, Heather (Steve) Keller and Stacy (Mark) Manuszak; 4 grandchildren, Justin, Kirsten, Mason and Morgan; sister, Suzanne Kovacs; “Little Brother”, David Dutcher; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Esther Martin; his wife, Judith Martin; 2 sisters, Peggy Yarlott and Mary Earl.

Nancy Yuhasz

On November 5, 2019, Nancy (Whiting) Yuhasz was greeted at the pearly gates by the Lord and her sweet husband, Richard, after a short battle with cancer. Nancy was born on January 23, 1943 to Leon and Dorothy (Sites) Whiting in Oxford, MI. She was the oldest of 2 children.

Nancy graduated from North Branch High School, attended beauty school and married Richard on her 19th birthday, after he heard her sing and thought she was an angel. They were happily married for 57 years. They always wanted several children, but were blessed with 2. Their blessings continued as 6 wonderful grandchildren were born. These children were the twinkle of their eyes. Nancy was all about the “people” in her life. Nancy was destined to be a loving daughter, sister,  wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all she met.  Simply,  she loved people. Besides being with her children and grandchildren, she also loved to sing, paint, sew and quilt. She especially loved her little dog, Lacey.  Nancy was the kind of woman who devoted her life to serving others.  She made it her life mission to care for others in many ways, whether it be calling a friend to console them, sending a card or donating to many causes.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; two infant sons, David and Michael; and the love of her life, Richard.

Nancy leaves behind her brother, Charles Whiting; her daughters, Mary (Ron Pratt), Ann (Ron Zender); her grandchildren, Jon (Charlie Williams) and Megan YuhaszPratt, Carmen, Autumn, David and Kevin Zender.

Memorials may be directed to McLaren Hospitality House, The American Cancer Society or St. Judes.

Visitation for Nancy will be on Sunday, November 10, 2019, 2:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at Blackburn Chapel.  On  Monday, November 11, 2019, Nancy will lie in state at St. John the Evangelist Church in Davison, 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. with Mass of Christain Burial at 12:00 P.M.  Rev. Andrew Czajkowski will be officiating. Nancy will be laid to rest next to husband, Richard, at 3:30 P.M. at West Deerfield Cemetery in Fostoria.

John Uhlmeyer

UHLMEYER, John “Jack” Norbert – of Columbia, SC, formerly of Flint, MI, age 88, left this Earth to be with our Heavenly Father on Friday, November 1, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. John M. Machiorlatti celebrant. Interment, with Military Honors, immediately following the Mass in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary will be prayed 5:30 PM Friday, November 8, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. The family will receive visitors 6-8 PM Friday, November 8, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home and 9-10 AM Saturday, November 9, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or to the Special Olympics, in Jack’s memory.

Jack was born June 21, 1931, on the longest day of that year (summer solstice) in Flint, MI, son of the late Lewis Joseph and Nancy (Murphy) Uhlmeyer. He was educated at St. Michaels and went on to serve his country proudly as Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. During the Korean Conflict, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, the National Defense Medal and the United Nations Medal. He was a lifelong entrepreneur acquiring his first business, a grocery store, at the age of 17. He owned a cement company, delivered cars for GM to the railway for shipping and owned a highly successful bar, the El Toro Lounge in Flint, MI for 20 years. Jack was a devout Roman Catholic and a dedicated family man. His grandchildren, who called him Papa, described him as a gift from God and the grandfather that everyone deserved. Jack was generous, kind and hardworking, always placing the needs of others before his own. Having lived in Flint, MI, Mesa, AZ and Columbia, SC since 2000, Jack had numerous friends and acquaintances in addition to his large family. He was truly loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Jack is survived by his former wife, Patricia Ann Debeau; two daughters, April Uhlmeyer Smith (Holcombe) and Dana Uhlmeyer Ryan (Sherman); three grandchildren, John Nash Smith, Joseph Boyd Smith and Marie Isabel Smith; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Nancy Uhlmeyer; wife, Mary Lou Burns; daughter, Ellen Marie Uhlmeyer; three brothers, Patrick Uhlmeyer, James Uhlmeyer and Lewis J. Uhlmeyer, II; four sisters, Rita Uhlmeyer, Mary Enwiller, Margaret Uhlmeyer and Catherine Burley.

William Paul Newlon

NEWLON, William Paul – of Davison, age 74, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at his residence. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10 AM Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. The family will receive visitors 4-8 PM Friday, November 1, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423.  A Scripture Service will be held at 6 PM on Friday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer SocietyOutreach East, or a charity of one’s choice.

William was born in Flint, MI on March 20, 1945, son of the late William Bryant and Margaret (Odoran) Newlon. He honorably served in the US Army Reserves. William married Kay Arden Chapman on June 14, 1968 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mt. Morris, MI. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison since 1970. William retired from Consumers Energy Gas Operations in 2006 after 35 years of service.

William is survived by his wife, Kay Newlon; sons, Brian (Cherry) Newlon, Eric (Jennifer) Newlon; grandchildren, Kristine (Nathan Wood) Newlon, Olivia Newlon, Bryant Newlon, Ryan Newlon and Gavin Newlon; brother, Joseph (Suzanne) Newlon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Douglas (Sherry) Chapman, Mark Chapman, Beth Chapman, Ronald (Karen) Murphy, Aaron (Janice) Wiles, David (Kim) Quinn, Craig (Stacy) Chapman, Donna Newlon, John Trzil and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stephen Newlon; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Trzil and Corinne Chapman. The family wishes to thank Heart to Heart Hospice staff- Stacy, Ondrea, Lisa, Linda and Paul for their loving and compassionate care.