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.

Thomas Edwards

EDWARDS, Thomas R. – of Flint, age 78, passed away at his residence on Saturday, June 15, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial, with Military Honors, will be celebrated 11 AM Friday, June 21, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 1–8 PM Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM Thursday, June 20, 2019 followed by a Memorial Service under the auspices of the Davison Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Council #4090 and 4th Degree Assembly # 0523. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Organ Fund.

Thomas was born in Flint, MI on May 29, 1941, the oldest of seven boys, the son of the late Thomas and Catherine (Carver) Edwards. The family moved to East Detroit, and he attended school there. Tom entered the U.S. Marine Corp. in 1959 and served honorably until 1963. After being discharged, he worked in the steel mill and went to college to become a draftsman. He married Marysue St. Martin, and from this union had two daughters. After returning to Flint, Tom became a very successful car salesman for McGillivry Buick and Blain Buick. Later in Life, he went back to his engineering career at Excel Corp. in Fenton, and worked his way up to President and CEO. Tom finished his career at Fata Automation. On July 28, 1994, he married his loving wife, Marilyn (Steele) Crist, and she survives him. Tom was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and was a 4th Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Marilyn; daughters, Anne-Marie (Dennis) Anderson, Suzanne (Jessie) Thompson; four loving step-children, Scott (Tammy) Crist, Rebecca Ritchie, Brenda Crist, Anne (Anthony) Pariseau; grandchildren, Randy Watkins, Joshua Ritchie, Rory and Austin Pariseau, Miya, Dennis and Mikayla Anderson, Phoenix Thompson; brothers, David (Kim) Edwards, Gary (Marian) Edwards; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Gerald, Terry, John and William.

Margaret Green

GREEN, Margaret L. (Malloy) – of Davison, MI, age 97, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Thursday, June 20, 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 4-7 PM Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 9:30-10:30 AM Thursday, June 20, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, in Margaret’s memory.

Margaret was born in Maple Grove, MI on March 9, 1922, daughter of the late James and Margaret (Londrigan) Malloy. She married Frank Green on June 1, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1991. Margaret retired from AC Spark Plug in 1979 after 34 years of service. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Margaret is survived by 3 children, Michael (Vicki) Green, James Green and Eugene (Jill) Green; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Gary Kjoller; sister, Roselyn King; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Kjoller; grandson, Jay Kjoller; 3 sisters, Marie Frances Malloy, Evelyn Malloy and Lois LaRocque; 2 brothers, Bernerd Malloy and Howard Malloy.

The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to the nurses and staff of Kindred Hospice and The Pines of Goodrich for their compassionate and professional care of Margaret.

Colleen Madigan

Colleen Madigan died peacefully in her sleep on June 10, 2019, at Dickinson Memorial Hospital, Iron Mountain, MI. She was 90 years old. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, and lived most of her life in southeast Michigan. She had many friends and extended family, was a hard worker as a nurse and mother, and she was a devoted Catholic. Colleen enjoyed reading, gardening, and socializing with friends and family. She is survived by seven children; Terrence Cox (Terry), Daniel Madigan, Kathryn Madigan, Brian Cox (Ann), John Cox (Lori), Patricia
Madigan, and Christopher Cox (Robin); one brother, William Madigan; eighteen grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Madigan; a grandson, Brendan Cox; her first husband, Jack Cox; her father and mother, Roy and Katherine Madigan; and two brothers, Terrence and Bob Madigan.

A funeral mass will be held for Colleen at St. John’s Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton St. in Davison, Michigan 48423, on July 6th, 2019, at 12:00 noon. Afterwards a celebration of her life will be held at South Dayton St. at about 2 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Evangelist Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mary Lou Miller

MILLER, Mary Lou – of Flint, age 85, died Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Kith Haven in Flint. Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial Mass will be held 10:30AM, Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. Johns Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski officiating. Family will receive visitors at the church on Saturday from 9:30AM until the time of Mass at 10:30AM. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church of Davison.

Mary Lou was born March 9, 1934 in Flint, Michigan to the late Ernest and Isabella (Sutter) Roesner. She married Ronald Miller on October 26, 1957 in Flint. Mary Lou worked briefly for General Motors and also worked as a Lunch Supervisor for Dye Elementary in Flint. She was a member of St. Johns Catholic Church in Davison. Mary Lou enjoyed going to the casino, traveling, and cheering on her Michigan Wolverines. She also enjoyed reading books, visiting with other residents and family and friends. She loved having long talks with Kathy, the receptionist at Kith Haven, who eventually became a dear friend of Mary Lou’s.

Surviving are: Husband, Ronald Miller; Children: Timothy (Cindy) Miller, Stephen (Patty) Miller, and Veronica (Julie) Miller; Grandchildren: Lauren Bowen, Lindsay Hill, and Kyle Miller; Great grandson, Christian Bowen; Daughter-in-law, Karyn Miller; Brother, Harold (Tiny) Roesner and Sister-in-laws, Geraldine Roesner and Janet Roesner; Several nieces and nephews, and very dear friend Mary Lou Fink. She was also preceded in death by: Son, Richard “Richie” Miller; Brothers: John, Ralph and Robert Roesner; Sister: Eva Hilvers and husband, Elmer; Sister-in-laws: Colleen Roesner and Lena Roesner. The family would like to extend a special thank you to nieces, Joanne Kelley and Libby Pittenger for always being there for Aunt Mary Lou. They would also like to thank the staff at Kith Haven for their daily care during the twelve years of Mary Lou’s residency there. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com.

Gregory Vaughn, Jr.

Gregory Dennis Vaughn, Jr., 41, of North Branch and Lapeer, died Monday, May 20, 2019.

Gregory was born December 17, 1977 in Pontiac to Gregory and Susan Marie (Humphreys) Vaughn. He graduated from Lapeer West High School, class of 1996. Greg was a proud member of the 1995 Lapeer West State Champion football team. He was a gifted musician throughout his entire life and enjoyed playing the guitar and had an excellent singing voice. Greg was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a gifted tattoo artist. Above all, Greg loved his three children.

Greg is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Vaughn; children:Griffin, Raven and Leighla Vaughn; parents, Susan and Gregory Sr. Vaughn of North Branch; grandmother, Dolores Humphreys of Waterford; siblings: Heather Vaughn of Dearborn, Brenda (Gregory) Scott of Westland, Melissa “Missy” (Timothy) Gajda of Fostoria, Kimberly (Jeremy) Kinder of Columbiaville, Garrett (Kristina) Vaughn of North Branch and Gabriel (Leah) Vaughn of Burton. Greg is also survived by many, many nieces and nephews. Greg was preceded in death by his grandparents: Alfred “Curly” and Maxine Vaughn and Gerald Humphreys Sr. and his grandfather-in-law, Ian Keith.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Golden Arrow – Lapeer or St. Vincent DePaul.

A gathering will be held from 1-8PM Friday, May 24, 2019 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. The Rosary will be prayed at 7PM Friday evening at Muir’s. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:00AM Saturday, May 25, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Michigan 48423. Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Loretto Cemetery, Lapeer. Greg’s family will receive friends from 9-10AM at St. John’s the morning of Mass.

Albert Vroman

VROMAN, Albert Lovell – of Burton, age 87, passed away May 19, 2019. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 2 PM Friday, May 24, 2019 followed by Military Honors at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta St, Burton, MI 48509; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial of cremated remains will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Albert was born in Flint, MI on May 24, 1931, son of the late Clarence Vroman and Florence (Ellison) Parks. He married Aileen Wangler on December 28, 1961, they enjoyed 60 years of marriage. Albert honorably served in the United States Armed Forces in both the Army and the Air Force. He retired after 40 years of work as a repairman in an auto body shop. Albert enjoyed fishing with his family, camping and snowmobiling.

Albert is survived by his loving wife, Aileen; children, Ron (Sue) Vroman and Albert Vroman; grandchildren, Alan (fiancée Cary Blankenship) Vroman and Rachel Vroman. He was preceded in death by his son, Alan Lovell Vroman in 1992; mother and step-father, Florence and John Parks; father, Clarence Vroman; brothers, Jack Vroman, Bill Vroman and Bobby Vroman.

Darlene Braden

Age 77, of Mt. Morris, passed away with her family by her side, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Hurley Medical Center in Flint.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am, Friday, May 24, 2019, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison.  Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski will officiate, and cremation will follow.

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, family and friends will gather from 12:00 noon until 8:00 pm at Martin Funeral, Cremation, and Tribute Services in Mt. Morris, with the Rosary being prayed at 5:00 pm.  Darlene will be taken to church to lie in state from 10:00 am until the time of Funeral Mass at 11:00 am.  Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home and church.

Darlene was born July 29, 1941, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore and Alice (Wallington) Koss.  As a busy homemaker, Darlene raised three daughters, her greatest accomplishment in life, and volunteered in countless ways with their activities.  She would go on to work for Citizens Bank as a Payroll Supervisor, where she worked for 22 years until her retirement in 2002. While raising her daughters, she met Frank Braden. The couple dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on April 21, 1985.  Together, they enjoyed traveling, nature, gardening and spending time with their family.  Darlene also enjoyed reading, crafting, sewing, and participating with the Red Hat Granny’s.

Left to cherish her memory are husband, Frank “Lou” Braden; three daughters: Angela Warren, Susan (William) Ledbetter, and Christina (Dale) Juhl; stepchildren: David (Pam) Braden, Pamela (William) Sarver; and Sean Braden; 16 grandchildren: Joshua, Samantha, Paula, Erica, Shauna, Ashlyn, Alexis, Elizabeth, Katie, Kristy, Logan, Shelby, Cade, Alexander, Austen, and Adrianna; 3 great-grandchildren: Blaze, Porter, and  Wixom; siblings: Ken (Diane), Judy (Terry), and Linda (Harvey); and many dear extended family members and friends.

Dolores Miller

MILLER, Dolores – of Davison, MI, age 81, passed away Friday, May 17, 2019 at her residence. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held 12 PM Thursday,  May 23, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Kenneth Coughlin celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Dolores’ memory.

Dolores was born in Chicago, IL on October 28, 1937, daughter of the late Sophie Harbus. She married Roland “Ron” Miller on March 22, 1957 and he preceded her in death on February 15, 2019. Dolores spent her life caring for her family. She loved photography and animals. Dolores was a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound. She worked as a beautician, and then worked at Allen Funeral Home for many years.

Dolores is survived by her daughter, Melody Miller-Wasik; son, Loren “Scott” Miller; grandson, Joshua (Leslie) Wasik; 2 great-granddaughters, Brooke Wasik and Emma Wasik; many other loving family members and friends.

Marilyn Hope

Hope, Marilyn – Age 83, of Davison, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2019 at St. John Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton St, Davison. Marilyn’s family will be receiving visitors at 11am, until her 12:00 pm Funeral Service. Graveside Services will take place at Flint Memorial Park, immediately following services at St. John Church.

Marilyn is survived by her Children Russel, Terry, Cheryl, Michelle, Kevin, Lori, and Scott. She was preceded in death by her Daughter, Janice; Grandson, Casey; Grandson, Baby Phillip.

Online condolences may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Michael Stockman

STOCKMAN, Michael Joseph – of Lapeer, formerly of Davison, age 72, was called home to Heaven on May 15, 2019 at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, after a brave battle with heart disease. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:30 PM Monday, May 20, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Monday.  Sincere appreciation to the ICU Staff, Beaumont Hospital.

Michael was born in Flint, MI on March 27, 1947, son of Joseph and Shirley (Thurston) Stockman. Michael graduated from Davison High School in 1965. He married Brenda Staley in 1966. Michael served in the US Army 1966-1968, including Korea. He retired from GM Chevrolet Motors Downtown Flint, where he was a fork truck driver and a skilled trade carpenter. Michael also worked his real love of farming since the first day he could walk until the last. He was active on the Elba Township Board and 4H Davison.

Michael leaves to cherish his memory, mother, Shirley Stockman, age 93; son, Paul Jonathon Stockman of Royal Oak; daughter, Bethany Michelle Wright of Otisville; grandchildren, Jay Michael (fiancé, Whitney) Stockman, Angelena (Tyler) Cheney, and Jayden Zinn; great-grandchildren, Nevaeha Rain Stockman, Haleigh Jay Stockman, Jaykob Cheney, and Scarlett Grace Cheney expected in June; brothers, William (Alice) Stockman, David Stockman and John Stockman, all of Lapeer; mother of his children and  lifetime friend, Brenda Stockman; cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved father, Joseph Michael Stockman.

Frances Wilson

Frances Claire Wilson, 89, of Davison, Michigan, passed away peacefully on March 5 th , 2019. She was born in Pratola Peligna, Italy in 1929, but emigrated with her family as a young girl, and subsequently settled in Michigan where she lived the predominance of her life with the exception of many years in which she and her husband spent winters in Port Charlotte, FL.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur R. Wilson who passed away in 2012. They were married in 1948. She is survived by four children, Judy Paull of Hilton Head Island, SC, Joyce Allen of Blairsville, GA; John (Sandy) Wilson; and Joanne (Peter) Hetzel of Greenville, SC; as well as 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, May 18 th at 10:00am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, Michigan.

Donald A. Thomas

THOMAS, Donald A. – Of Burton, age 54, died Saturday, May 11, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, Reverend Father Andrew Czajkowski officiating.

Cremation will take place following the Mass.

Those desiring may make contributions to the Boy Scout Troop #111 or St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison.

Visitation 4- 8 p.m. Tuesday and 12-3 and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road.

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

Donald will be at the church from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of the Mass.

Donald was born in Cadillac, Michigan on February 3, 1965, the son of Arthur and Charlene (Sudia) Thomas.

He graduated from Powers Catholic High School and received his Bachelor’s from Central Michigan University.

He was a Boy Scout Staff Leader, Scout Master and Venture Scout Leader.

Donald was an Eagle Scout, Vice Chairman of the New Horizon District and was a District Award of Merit Recipient, Silver Beaver Recipient and a part of the Wood Badge staff.

He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt, fish and was a hunter safety instructor. Don also enjoyed golfing.

He was Chairman of Back to the Bricks-Pinewood Derby.

He was a member of the Elks BPOE and lifetime member of the Linden Sportsman Club.

Mr. Thomas was President and CEO of Thomas Appliance, fourth generation owner.

Surviving are daughter, Emily K. Thomas;

son, Brandon A. Thomas;

life partner, Tina M. Christensen;

mother, Charlene G. Thomas;

sister, Jennifer Thomas-Goering and husband Patrick Goering; brother, Kenneth W. Thomas;

granddaughters, Emma Gettings, Adalynn Gettings, Nora Gupton; grandson, Kaleb Gettings;

nephews, Kenneth and Christian Thomas, Dayton and Lachlan Goering.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur R. Thomas.

Gaetano Anselmo

ANSELMO, Gaetano – of Davison, age 92, our loving father passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2 PM Monday, May 6, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Entombment will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 PM Saturday and Sunday, at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Monday at the church. A Scripture Service will be held 7 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

Gaetano was born in Monreale, Sicily, Italy on May 16, 1926, son of the late Salvatore and Benedetta (Attardo) Anselmo. He married Audrey Saunders and after 58 years of marriage, she preceded him in death on March 17, 2019. Gaetano was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. He served with the Police Branch of Italy’s Military for 15 years as a Carabinieri for NATO in Naples, Italy. Gaetano retired in 1988 from General Motors V8 Engine Plant with 28 years of service.

Gaetano was very devoted to his family. He had unconditional love for his family. He will be remembered for his kind and generous ways. Sunday dinner was a tradition in the Anselmo household, with Gaetano sitting at the head of the table. He had a passion for cooking, making bread, and sharing it with his family and friends. Gaetano spent countless hours in his garden, and enjoyed spending time at his home in Houghton Lake.

Gaetano is survived by his devoted children, Marisa Jackson, Michelle Anselmo, Maria (Paul) Schubring and Guy (Joyce) Anselmo; grandchildren, Marisa Hughey, Gaetano (Kristin) Anselmo, Alexandrea Schubring, Aubrey (Steve) Ehrke and Hannah Schubring; great-grandchildren, Cruz Anselmo, Marisa Hughey, Cade Anselmo and Baby Ehrke; sisters, Vita Zuccaro, Nina Modica, Antonia (Ernesto) Spinnato, Giuseppa Badagliacca; sister-in-law, Barbara Allen; many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Messina Spinnato; brother, Isidoro Anselmo; sisters-in-law, Rosalia Anselmo, Nita Anselmo; brothers-in-law, Castrenze Zuccaro, Clarence Allen, Gaetano Badagliacca, Espano Spinnato, Pedro Modica.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hospice Care Team, and his caretaker, Heather

Steven Payne

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of our beloved son, Steven Anthony Payne, 18 who died unexpectedly on Monday, April 22, 2019 at his home.

Steven was born on January 4, 2001 in North Carolina and later moved to Michigan in 2004. Steven was the son of Christine Payne of Davison and Ted and Sarah-Beth Payne of Goodrich. Steven is survived by his sister, Erica Payne; grandmother, Alyce Heldt; grandfather, Lawrence Hutchinson and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Steven was a senior at Davison High School, Class of 2019 where he ran Cross Country for two years and worked part-time at Bueche’s Grocery Store in Ortonville. He enjoyed working on his computer, shooting skeet with his Uncle Mark, being outdoors at the cabin and most of all spending time with his family. Steven had a laugh that would light up a room and a sense of humor that was enjoyed by all he came across. He brought so much love and joy into our lives and there are no words to express how much he will be missed.

Steven will be laid to rest at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan and a celebration of life will be held at a later time for family and close friends.

Marie Lecours

Marie M. Lecours of Lowell formerly of Waterford, age 61, died Monday April 15, 2019 at Spectrum Health Center, Grand Rapids. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon Tuesday April 23, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St., Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant. Private burial will be held at a later date in Ottawa Park Cemetery, Clarkston, Michigan. Family will received visitors from 11:00 am Tuesday until time of services at the church. Those desiring may make contributions in Marie’s memory to St. John Catholic Church or the American Cancer Society.

Marie was born in Highland Park, Michigan on September 8, 1957 the daughter of Robert Joseph & Mitzie Ann (Frye) Lecours and had spent her early years in Waterford and the Lowell area the last twenty years. She was a graduate of Waterford-Kettering High School and Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Marie was employed as Customer Account Manager for the Quad Co. in Greenville Michigan.

Surviving is mother Mitzie Lecours, brothers Russell Joseph Lecours, David John Lecours, sisters Karry (Mark) Secosky, and Melissa (Benny) Palazzolo. She also leaves her nephews Robert James Lecours, Joey Palazzolo, niece Tara (Nick) Vandaele, great niece Sadie Vandaele, and a host of extended family. She is preceded in death by father Robert Joseph Lecours in 2009, brothers, Robert Paul Lecours, and Mark Lawrence Lecours.

Venus Marie Langlois

LANGLOIS, Venus Marie (Wendt) – of Davison, MI, age 59, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 1 PM Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Interment in Davison Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 1-8 PM Tuesday, April 16, 2019 and 12-1 PM Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home.

Venus was born in Flint, MI on February 25, 1960, daughter of the late Billy Edward and Elaine (Slater) Wendt. She married Bernie Langlois on December 3, 2004.

Venus is survived by her loving husband, Bernie; 4 children, Caroline (Jason) LaVene, Doug Shaffer, William (Theresa) Langlois and Christopher Langlois; 4 grandchildren, Leland, Kaylee, Seth and Casey; brother, Glen (Theresa) Wendt; sister, Robin Wendt; many other loving family members and friends.

Frances Kalocy

KALOCY, Frances – of Flint, age 90, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019. Cremation has taken place. Burial of cremated remains will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice in Frances’ name.

Frances was born in Flint on September 16, 1928, daughter of the late Michael P. and Anna (Sipka) Ribarchik. She graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1946. Frances married Lewis R. Kalocy, celebrating over 65 Anniversaries together before he preceded her in death. Together, they traveled to more than 30 states and Canada for polka festivals and dances. Frances wrote for the Polka Newspaper about these events. She was a writer for the column for 15 years and her husband Lewis contributed the photos for her column. Frances and Lewis were honored by the Polka News with a trophy for being Polka promoters, journalist and polka fans. She taught accordion to beginners for a couple of years at a studio in Flint, and played in an accordion band for two years. Frances enjoyed being with family and polka friends. She was a housewife, raising five children.

Frances is survived by sons, Robert L. (Shirley) of Elsie, Brian M. (Debra) of Flint, Kevin J. (Lisa Keith); daughter, Diane F. Kalocy (Martin “Marty” Doyle) of Flint; five grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mildred Ribarchik of Swartz Creek; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard A. Kalocy; two brothers, Michael and James Ribarchik; stepfather, Joseph Kravesik.

Michelle DeVee Cogar

COGAR, Michelle DeVee – of Davison, age 52, passed away April 3, 2019 at McLaren – Lapeer. Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held 2 PM Monday , April 8, 2019 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Visitation will be from 12 PM until time of service on Monday.

Michelle was born in Flint, MI on January 25, 1967, daughter of Larry Cunningham and Patricia (Barancik) Straley.  She loved reading, animals, and taking care of flowers. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Michelle is survived by her children, Justyn Cogar, Haleigh (Ryan) Hadaway, Rhohen Cogar; grandchildren, Scarlet and Kaidyn; father, Larry Cunningham; stepmother and stepfather, Bill Straley and Linda Woodruff; brother, Eli Cunningham; and many other special family members. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Straley; and brother, Daniel Cunningham.