Bethany Carr

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

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

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

Rosemary Cook

COOK, Rosemary (Matus) – of Davison, MI, age 80, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment immediately following the Mass in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 12:30-1 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Ethel A. Phelps

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

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

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

John Steven Puppan, Jr.

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

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

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

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

Karan Maurina

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

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

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

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Betty Kathryn O’Brien

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

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

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

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

Donna Shorkey

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

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

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

Lynn Rodda-Hanson

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

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

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

Patricia A. Guile

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

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

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

Ronald “Max” Kapture

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

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

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

William Miley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Peter James Wiegand

Peter James Wiegand of Lapeer (formally of Davison) age 82 died Monday February 3, 2020 at his residence. Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Monday February 10, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Family will receive visitors from 3-7 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contribution in Peter’s memory to the Residential Hospice.

Peter was born in Yale, Michigan on February 8, 1937 the son of the late John and Mary (Kott) Wiegand resided in the Davison area for many years. Peter was joined in marriage to Charlene Lisek on February 7, 1956 and she preceded him in death on September 6, 2004. He later was joined in marriage to Lynda Green September 5, 2008. Peter was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison; he was member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4090, and UAW Local 659.

Peter is survived by wife Lynda; children: Sharon Wiegand (Mike), Mari Burtch, Shirlee (Bill) Calbert, Judi Gibbs, Roger (Doreen) Wiegand, and Nikki Wiegand; son in law: Brian Arnold; 12 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren; stepson Mike (Robina) Stevens; sister: Judy Monahan and host of nieces and nephews and many friends. He is preceded in death by daughter, Sheila Arnold and 10 siblings.

Mary Lee Howard

HOWARD, Mary Lee; of Davison formerly of Oxford; passed away at home on February 1, 2020; age 81; wife of John Michael “Mike” for 52 years; mother of Mishelle (Kris Rusak) Howells Maher, Laura (Gerald) Howells Lizzet and Karen (Brad) Howells Horton; preceded in death by her son John Howells and her parents Joseph & Noreen Tunny; grandma of Sean Maher, Ryan Maher, Zak (Kelley) Rusak, Jessica (Al) Randazzo, Marianne (Julianna) Sherrod, Kristina (Donald) Kapit, Gerald (Jamie) Lizzet, Amber Traub, Cody (Allysa) Hoover, Kirsten Hoover and Benjamin (Katy) Horton; great grandma of 11; sister of Joseph “Allen” (Tonya) Tunny and Theresa (late George) Rappold.  Mary Lee owned and operated an Allstate Insurance Agency in the Lake Orion/ Pontiac area. She loved spending time with her family and attended all of her grandchildren’s activities; proudly supporting them as their biggest fan. Friends may visit Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston Wednesday 3:00 pm-5:00 pm & 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. Funeral Mass Thursday, February 6th at 11:00am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison with viewing directly at the church at 10:00 am.  Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Phyllis June

PHYLLIS JOAN JUNE (SPOHN), age 80 of Birch Run, died Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Brian’s House in Essexville. Her funeral service will be held at Noon on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Mumford-Hudson Funeral Home, with Rev. Fr. John Machiorlatti officiating. Cremation will follow her service. The family will receive visitors on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 2-8PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Brian’s House – Essexville, 664 W. Nebobish Rd., Essexville, MI 48732. Phyllis was born on May 27, 1939 to James and Loretta Spohn. She loved animals, bird watching, gossiping, and spending time with her grandchildren. Phyllis is survived by her children: Mike (Sabrina) Wood, Pat (Hope) Wood, Teree (Keith) Sutton, and Jason (Kelly Martin) Wood; 14 grandchildren; brother, John Spohn; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and 10 siblings.

Constance Lambert

Constance “Connie” M. Lambert (August 15, 1938 – January 27, 2020)

Constance Marie Lambert of Davison, age 81, died Monday Jan. 27, 2020 at Regency of Grand Blanc. Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020 at Hansen Funeral Home Groves Chapel, Downtown Davison, with Fr.  John Machiorlatti officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date. Family will receive visitors from 1:00 p.m. Friday until time of services at the funeral home. Those desiring may make contributions in Constance’s memory to the charity of choice.

Constance was born in Munising, Michigan on Aug. 15, 1938 the daughter of the late Wally & Marie (Beauprey) Planck and has resided in the Davison area most of her life. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Davison and also attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Lapeer. She had been employed by Lapeer County Mental Health until her retirement.

Surviving are sons, Scott & Stephanie Lambert, Steven Lambert, and daughter Susan Lathrop. She also leaves her eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of extended family and friends. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Kenneth Seames

SEAMES, KENNETH HUGH of Atlas Township; died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at Ascension Genesys Hospital, Grand Blanc. He was 79.  A staunch supporter of Goodrich and Ortonville youth and of local businesses, Mr. Seames owned and operated Ken’s Barbershop in downtown Goodrich for over 30 years. He retired from the barbershop in 2010.  He was born on December 3, 1940 in Lapeer to the late Carl and Bonnie (nee: Smith) Seames. He was a 1958 graduate of Lapeer High School. After graduating, Mr. Seames enlisted in the United States Army having been stationed in Okinawa. He served honorably from July 30, 1958 to July 27, 1961.  He married Sharon Siembida on Nov. 19, 1977 in Detroit, Michigan.  Mr. Seames was a barber in Oxford until 1978, when looking for a fresh start, in a small tight-knit community, he opened Ken’s Barbershop.  The barbershop was known as local hangout for both young and old in the community. People would come in simply for a cup of coffee, or a beer and conversation. He was leaned on by many for sage advice and support.  He had a knack for remembering names, and remembered everyone who came through his shop’s doors.  Mr. Seames loved golf, sports, watching birds and squirrels play and was known as a staunch conservative.   He is survived by his wife, Sharon of Atlas, son Scott Seames of Atlas and daughter Kelly (Jay) Buchheit of Chicago.  One sister, Susan (John) Brown of  Fenton; one brother, Carl “Dutch” Seames of  Burton; one stepsister, Sandra (Clark) Davis of Lapeer; sister-in-law, Marilyn Seames of Lapeer; also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends; He was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Seames; one sister, Betty (Bob) Carls; sister-in-law, Lee Seames and his beloved dog, Parker.  Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI.   Family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. from Village Funeral Home, Ortonville and after 10:00 a.m. at the church.   Interment will be at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion #413 or the American Lung.  The family would like to thank the staff at Ascension Genesys Hospital.

Elaine Davis

DAVIS, ELAINE BERNADETTE of Flint, MI, age 71, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 18, 2020 surrounded by family and her faith, at Ascension Genesys Hospital.  A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, February 1, 2020 at St. John Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior at the church. Per Elaine’s wishes, please refrain from black attire. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Service, in care of St. Mary’s of Flint or St. John’s of Davison.

Elaine was born in Flint, MI, On October 2, 1948, the daughter of the late Rocky and Marie (Langlotz) Polzin.

Elaine was a beacon of God, and His light shone through her and touched the lives of countless family, friends, coworkers, and students during her 71 years with us. She was a leader and educator at St. John Catholic Church for over 22 years, and loved working with the children.  She was always an active member of the faith community, giving freely of her heart, and her time, talent, and treasures to the very end.  There can be no doubt that she is now with Christ, made new and whole again.  She was inspired by F.R.O.G. – Fully Rely On God – and that is how she lived her life.

Multi-talented artistically in many crafts, Elaine will indelibly be remembered by many for the sticker-embellished cards she sent for every occasion; but her most memorable skill was her exquisite, meticulous penmanship.  Her cards and writings were a labor of love.

Many people loved on, assisted, supported, and cared for Elaine throughout her life, and the family gives them their deepest and warmest gratitude.

Elaine is survived by her son Jeff (Sandy) Davis; daughter, Jennifer (Phil) Menzies; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Max, Skylar, and Kelly; brother, Rocky (Donna) Polzin; sister, Diane (Tom) Chronowski; several dearly loved nieces, nephews, cousins; and countless close friends.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Johanna Brawner and brother, Billy Polzin.

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.