Erma Marie Esaak

Erma Marie Esaak of Burton formerly of Davison age 93 died Saturday January 16, 2021 at her residence. Honoring her wishes cremation has taken place. No public services are being held. Private inurnment will be held at St. John Cemetery at a later date.

Erma was born in Cape Girardeau Missouri on June 29, 1927 the daughter of the late Herman & Desda (Jones) Yates and has resided in the Davison area most of her life. She was a member of St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison and had been employed by General Motor AC Spark Plug Division retiring in 1980.

Surviving are sons: David Hillier, Paul Esaak, granddaughter Shannon Hiller and many extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by grandson Jeffery Hillier in June 1980. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

Thomas James Peel

Thomas James Peel of Davison Township passed away on December 24th, 2020. Tom was born on October 22nd, 1949 in Flint, Michigan to Cornelius Joseph Peel and Helen Agnes (Carol) Peel. Tom was an independent truck driver for many years. He moved to Texas in the early 80’s and met the love of his life, Donna. They were married July 4th, 1986. They moved back to Flint, Michigan in 1990 where Tom worked as a truck driver for Martin Leasing until his retirement. Tom had a love for guns and playing cards including hearts, spades, cribbage and especially Texas Hold’em. But his deepest love was for his family. Tom is survived by his sisters Chris (Peel) McDonald of Davison, Marilyn (Peel) and Mark Sutton of Flint, his stepsons and their wives Stephen Turk and Corinne (Schmidt) Turk of Lapeer and Brian and Laura (Moss) Turk of New Boston and grandchildren Morgan, Mason, Colton, Garrett, Avery and Aubrey Turk and many nephews, nieces and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his wife Donna, mother and father Neil and Helen, brother Jerry, sister Pat (Peel) Cashin and brother-in-law John Cashin. Funeral services for Tom will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison on Wednesday, January 20th at 12:00 PM with limited capacity at 25%.

Anne Helen Lesniak

Anne Helen Lesniak, 89, of Bay City, formerly of Flushing, was born into eternal life on Thursday, January 7, 2021 in Bay City. Anne was born in Flint on March 30, 1931, the daughter of the late Walenty and Waleria (Krempa) Lesniak. She was a graduate of All Saints High School in 1949 and went on to work in the purchasing department for the City of Flint, retiring in 1977. She was a lifetime member of All Saints Catholic Church in Flint, where she taught religious education classes and was an active member of the Rosary Society, choir, and the Blue Army of Fatima. She also enjoyed volunteering for the North End Soup Kitchen.

Anne leaves her sister-in-law, Lucille Lesniak of Redford; 12 nieces and nephews, 28 great-nieces and nephews, and six great-great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Rev. Fr. Marian Lesniak, Mence Lesniak, and John Lesniak; sisters, Casimira Yehle, Cecilia Lesniak, and Genevieve Lesniak, and her brother-in-law, William Yehle.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 AM on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski and Anne’s nephew, Fr. David Lesniak will concelebrate with the Rite of Committal to be held privately in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Flint. Visitation will be held on Thursday at church from 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM. Memorial contributions may be directed to North End Soup Kitchen or Catholic Charities of Flint. Final arrangements are in the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., Essexville, MI 48732. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

Kathleen Hultquist

HULTQUIST, Kathleen – of Burton, age 97, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at McLaren-Flint. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30AM Monday, January 11, 2021 at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423. Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. Interment at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Family will receive visitors one hour prior to the Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to McLaren Hospice, Davison.

Kathleen was born in Syracuse, New York on October 27, 1923, daughter of the late John F. and Elizabeth (Cogswell) Kuss. She married Walter Hultquist on July 20, 1946 and he preceded her in death on April 14, 1999. Kathleen volunteered for the American Red Cross, McLaren Hospice in Davison and St. Mary Catholic Elementary School. She enjoyed reading, crossword and jigsaw puzzles. However, the love of her life was her family.

Kathleen is survived by her children, Nancy (Darwin) Mondeau, John (Ginny) Hultquist and Mary Colvin; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jeanette Blankenship; The family would like to give a special “thank you” to Margaret Brown for the wonderful care she provided.

Robert George Boggs

Robert George Boggs of Davison age 88, died Thursday December 24, 2020 at Ascension-Genesys. Private graveside services were held at New Calvary Cemetery, Flint.

Bob was born in Davison Michigan and leaves to cherish his memory his wife Arlene, children: Dawn & Randy Cronover, Jeff & Lara Boggs, Timothy & Rebecca Boggs, and step-children: Jeannette & Mike Frincke, and Mike Malott. He also leaves his nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, his sister Margie & Butch Hardy and a host of extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by wife Demerise Boggs in 1988 and three sisters. Please share your condolences at www.hansenfuneralhome.net

John F. Rawson

RAWSON, John F. – of Davison, age 76, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Old Newsboys of Flint.

John was born in Saginaw, MI on August 3, 1944, son of the late John W. and Crystal (Swinehart) Rawson. John graduated from Farwell High School in 1962 and then he proudly served his country in the US Army from 1962-1965 and was stationed at Selfridge Air Force Base. John married Ethel Rashotte on April 24, 1965. He retired from Buick on January 1, 2004 after 32 years of service as a Tool and Die Maker. John was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Past President of the Flint Banjo Club, and enjoyed square and round dancing with the Lapeer Square Stompers. He also enjoyed woodworking and camping.

John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ethel; daughters, Kimberly (Eugene) Munsell and Krista K. Rawson; siblings, Evelyn and Louie. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Shane Andrew Munsell; siblings, Ann and James.

Kay Madden

MADDEN, KAY- of Burton, age 86, passed away on December 24, 2020 at Suncrest in Lapeer. Cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be held at a later date in St. John Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to the Humane Society of Genesee County or Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Kay was born in Grand Rapids, MI on April 29, 1934, daughter of the late Harold and Vera (Horton) Colling. She was a 1952 graduate of Bentley High School and took art education classes at Montclair State University (NJ). Kay married Michael Madden on July 31, 1954 and he preceded her in death on November 16, 2005. She enjoyed art, painting, drawing, reading and her dogs. Kay co-owned with her husband, Kay’s Ceramics in Flint. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish.

Kay his survived by her children, Michael Madden, Lisa (Kerry) Diehl, Scott (Mae) Madden, Mary Phillips and John Madden; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Wanda Ross. She was preceded in death by her husband Michael and son, Robert.

Thomas “Muskrat” Collick

COLLICK, Thomas “Muskrat” – of Davison, age 75, passed away December 23, 2020 at Mclaren-Flint. Family and Friends will assemble for procession 1:30 PM Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. A procession to St. John Catholic Cemetery for committal services will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be considered to Kids Hunting Foundations, to take kids with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors.

Tom was born in Flint, MI on February 14, 1945, son of the late Gorden and Virginia Collick. He married his high school sweetheart, Kathryn (Demo) Collick on August 14, 1965. Tom loved to hunt, fish, attend NASCAR races, tinker on projects and traveling. He enjoyed spending winters in Florida. Tom worked at GM Fisher 1 and Buick City, retiring after 34.5 years of service. He also worked 10 years seasonal at Walt Disney World in Fantasyland. Tom was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Tom is survived by his wife, Kathryn; children, Thomas (Deneen), Chad (Jodee), Amy (Mark) Crane; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Dylan and Dawson Crane, Gabby, Lexi and Olivia Collick; six siblings; numerous nieces and nephews; special hunting friends, Paul and Evelyn Hendricks. He was preceded in death by in-laws, Lyle (Vibertha) Demo; grandson, Matthew Collick; and fishing buddy, Bill Colby.

Patricia Cashin

CASHIN, Patricia – of Flint, age 73, passed away December 14, 2020 at McLaren Medical Center, Flint. A Private Graveside Service will be held in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Daughters of Isabella (Regina Coeli Circle #1095) or Flint Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Patricia was born in Flint, Michigan on October 15, 1947, the daughter of the late Cornelius (Neil) and Helen (Carol) Peel. She graduated Sacred Heart Catholic School with the class of 1965. She married John James Cashin on April 15, 1966. They were married 54 years and had 6 daughters.

Patricia was a long-standing member of the Daughters of Isabella and was an avid bowler, a love and joy she passed on to her children and grandchildren. She dearly loved her family and took great pride in being both a grandma and great-grandma and would spend hours holding the babies. Although Pat worked at home raising her six daughters, she did spend a number of years working for Kmart Corporation after the children were all grown. Pat loved playing cards, reading books and watching movies, her favorites being science fiction and mysteries. Over the years many friends and family still remember the needlepoint and cross-stitch projects she produced as gifts.

Patricia is survived by daughters, Theresa (Cashin) and Murray Bolen, Sandra (Cashin-Windle) and Chad Stong, Diane (Cashin) and Clarence Gipson, Meredith (Cashin) and Geoff Dorow, Corinne (Cashin) and Sam Dworkin, Kimberly Cashin and Eric Campbell; grandchildren, Jennifer (Bolen) and Jason Torres, Nicole Bolen, Melissa and Abbey Windle, Bailey and Lindsay Gipson, Jacob and Hannah Dorow, Brady and Dylan Dworkin and Emerson and Jack Campbell; great-grandsons, Finn Szappon and Jaxon Pointer (Torres); brother, Thomas Peel; sisters, Marilyn (Peel) and Mark Sutton and Christine (Peel) McDonald; along with many other loving nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents and her brother Jerry.

Marcia A. (Uhlmeyer) Parsons

PARSONS,  Marcia A. (Uhlmeyer) – Age 78, died on December 15, 2020 at Melody Pines Care Home, Flint, Michigan. Private services will be held for family only and a memorial service will be held at a later date. The service will be live-streamed and can be viewed at 12PM Friday, December 18, 2020 on Marcia’s obituary page at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers a contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  (www.stjude.org) in memory of Marcia Parsons.

Mrs. Parsons was born on February 10, 1942, in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of the late Robert and Annabelle (Dunstan) Mooney. Marcia married Richard Parsons on February 10, 1990. Marcia was the inspiration of many around her. She was the kindest and gentlest of people; always loving and respecting everyone. Marcia spent many of her years working at GM and as owner of Papa Gino’s restaurant in Burton, Michigan. In her later years she became a nurse and continued her legacy of caring. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest source of pride.

Marcia leaves in her memory, husband, Richard Parsons; children, Kayanne (Daniel) Mynsberge and Michael (Debra) Uhlmeyer; step-children, Richard Parsons Jr. and Craig (Jody) Parsons; grandchildren, Jared Mynsberge, Brandon and Brittney Uhlmeyer, Caitlyn and Cooper Parsons.

Marcia was preceded in death by her late husband U. Jerome Uhlmeyer, her parents, and her sister Kaye.

Genevieve Courts

COURTS, Genevieve – of Burton, age 105, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at her home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be celebrated at a later time, when it is safe to gather.

Genevieve J. Yaklin was born in New Lothrop, MI on March 19, 1915, daughter of the late Wenz and Theresia (Henige) Yaklin. She married William E. Courts on June 20, 1933. He preceded her in death on June 26, 1982. Genevieve was a very strong woman.  She was proud of being the oldest member at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison. Genevieve was a wonderful caretaker of her home, but her proudest accomplishment was that of being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

Genevieve is survived by her four children, Beverly Robinson, Gale (Glenda Ruth) Courts, David (Mary Joyce) Courts, Diane Morrison; several grandchildren and many great and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Genevieve was preceded in death by all of her siblings as well as two sons-in-law William Robinson and Gerald Morrison.

Rev. Louis Madey

It is with heavy hearts that we share the loss of Rev. Canon Dr. Louis Madey who fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, after a long-term pulmonary illness at the age of 76. He will be missed not only by the Orchard Lake Schools campus community, but by all those whose lives he brought light to both near and far.

“We are very blessed to have shared in his joy since he arrived on campus in 2006,” said Fr. Przemysław Nowak, Vice Rector of SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary. “On behalf of the Orchard Lake Schools, we are eternally grateful for his service to God and the Church, the Marine Corps as a former chaplain (USMC Capt. Ret.), and the Orchard Lake Schools and SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary.”

Father Madey (ńe: Ludwik Madej) was born on April 4, 1944 in the vicinity of Lublin in eastern Poland. He attended the Classical Lyceum, earned his degrees from the Catholic University of Lublin, and earned double doctorates in philosophy and theology.

There was so much courage in the path Fr. Can. Madey walked with God and the Church.

He was ordained at the Metropolitan Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Lublin Poland, by Bishop Piotr Kałwa on June 16, 1968 for the Diocese of Lublin, came to the United States in 1977 while still writing his dissertation, and was incardinated to the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, of which he remained a priest until his death.

He also served in academic chaplaincies at Regis University, the University of Calgary, and Eastern Michigan University, and as a pastor of St. Joseph Church in Jackson, MI. He taught both philosophy and theology at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Ave Maria University, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, and SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary. At SHMS, he served briefly as Associate Dean of Formation, and at SSCMS as Vice Rector and Dean of Formation for several years. After retirement, he remained an adjunct professor at SSCMS.

In addition to all this, he served for eight years as a chaplain to the U.S. Marine Corps and was a much beloved and tireless celebrant of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite all over eastern Michigan (and elsewhere prior to that, as far back as the days of the indult).

After being diagnosed with aggressive pulmonary fibrosis, he retired in 2017 from active ministry and teaching to the senior priest residence near Blessed Sacrament Parish in Burton, MI. In God’s mercy, he recovered from the worst symptoms of his condition, which allowed him to resume teaching on an adjunct basis, and to continue the chaplaincy of the Flint Tridentine Mass community to which he had been named in 2016.

He devoted himself to his service to the Orchard Lake Schools campus community over the last 14 years. On September 29, 2019, in the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. John Paul II, we marked the 50th anniversary celebration of his priestly formation. Secretary General of the Conference of Catholic Bishops in Poland, His Excellency Bishop Artur Miziński, installed him as Honorary Canon of the Archdiocese of Lublin, Poland. It recognized his lifetime of service, celebrated his golden anniversary of ordination, and symbolized his dedication to his teachings in many spiritual capacities including his most recent as Interim Dean of Spiritual Formation at SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary, all of which demonstrated his commitment to the formation of good, faithful new priests. As such, he played an integral role in students’ and seminarians’ experiences, encouraging them to maintain substantial foundations and teaching them all to lead their lives in authentic harmony with God’s will.

He had just finished his last semester of teaching just over a week before his passing and had plans for the liturgical celebration of the Nativity of Our Lord in but a few days. Without doubt, he was a faithful worker in the Lord’s vineyard.

Eternal rest grant unto your priest Louis, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him: may he rest in peace. Amen.

In your charity, please remember him in your prayers.

Wayne L. Allen

ALLEN, Wayne L. – of Davison, MI, age 73, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. Family and friends will assemble for procession 11:30 AM Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. A procession to St. John Catholic Cemetery for committal services with military honors will take place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Genesee County Humane Society, Davison Odd Fellows or the Shriners Transportation Fund.

Wayne was born in Flint, MI on July 20, 1947, the son of the late Robert G. and Lenore (Duehring) Allen. He was a proud “East-Sider” and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic High School in 1966. Following high school, Wayne entered the U.S. Army where he served during Vietnam from 1967 to 1970 in the 3rd Armored Division. He married his sweetheart, Margaret Bard, on December 4, 1970, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. They just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Wayne was interested in the funeral business since high school. He worked at Brown Funeral Home in Flint before entering the service. Upon returning home from the military, Wayne attended Mott Community College and served his apprenticeship at Reigle Funeral Homes. In 1974, Wayne graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois. Wayne and Margaret owned and operated Allen Funeral Home from 1987 until his retirement in 2009. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Davison Knights of Columbus Bishop Albers Council 4090, Davison American Legion Post 267, Safari International Club Life Membership, NRA Patriot Life Membership and “The Flat Tire Club”. Wayne spent his spare time helping various service clubs such as the Davison Odd Fellows, Davison Kiwanis Club and the Shriners Tin Lizzie Unit. He loved to hunt, fish and golf. Wayne enjoyed many trips with Paul and Jason to Chapleau, Ontario, Canada. However, his favorite place to be was at the “Farm” in Harrison. Wayne was a true “family man” and he loved, above all else, spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Wayne will be greatly missed by his wife, Margaret; children, Eric (Kasie), Paul (Jennifer) and Bethany (Jason) Desilets; grandchildren, Averie, Evrett, Cash, Meara, Morgann, Ellery and Rush; father-in-law, Ben Bard; sister-in-law, Evelyn (Ed) Hyppio; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Ronald; special aunts and uncles, Albert and Margaret Allen, Lorraine and Joseph Gillen.

Wayne was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.

Ramona Stearns

STEARNS, Ramona – of Davison, age 61 passed away December 5, 2020 at McLaren-Flint. A Funeral Service will be 12 noon Saturday, December 12, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI, 48423. Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski, celebrant. Burial will follow at Richfield Union Cemetery. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Service on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be considered to a charity of one’s choice.

Ramona was born in Flint, MI on February 24, 1959, the daughter of late Albert and Margaret (Zaharis) Schwerin. She married Michael Stearns on May 31, 1986 at St. John Catholic Church. Ramona enjoyed spending all of her time with her grandchildren.

Ramona is survived by her husband, Michael; daughter, Krista (Michael) Alexander; son, Trevor (Courtney) Stearns; grandchildren, Cheyanne, Charley, Caydi and Ryen;  many nieces and nephews, and many other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by brother, Gregory Schwerin.

Patrick McAvinchey

MCAVINCHEY, Patrick – of Davison, age 95, passed away December 4, 2020 at his residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Wednesday, December 9, 2020 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 from 11 AM until time of Mass on Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Church.

Patrick was born in Oelwein, IA on October 17, 1925, son of the late Frank and Florence (Perry) McAvinchey. He married Jane Ann Jacobs and she preceded him in death. He married Anna Belle (Callis) Davis and she preceded him in death. Pat served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1947. He co-owned and operated Gould Engineering for 20 years. Pat was a member of the Rotary Club and many organizations at St. John Catholic Church. He served on many different boards for the county and city. Pat was an Interim County Road Commissioner at one point and on the Davison School Board. He was a long-time member of the Moon Growlers on Drummond Island. Pat was on many other volunteer organizations that are, literally, too numerous to mention.

Patrick is survived by his children, Michael, Richard (Ellen), Donald (Berta), Robert, Mary (Jose), Alisa (Don), Frank (Sharon) and Daniel; 14 grandchildren: 9 great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Susan Davis, Thomas (Paula) Davis and Catherine Amboy; sibling; brother, Thomas (Carolyn) and many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by sons, Timothy and David, brother, Joseph and sister, Helen Harbin.

Madonna Kathleen Mihora

Madonna Kathleen Mihora, age 94, passed to eternal life on November 26, 2020 at home in Louisville, KY. Madonna was born on September 11, 1926, to Mildred Huntley Slosser and George Fred Slosser in Gladwin County, Michigan, the sixth of ten children. Madonna married Alex P Mihora on March 10, 1945 in Millington, Michigan, where she had graduated from high school. She spent all but the last four years of her life in Michigan, primarily the Davison area, where she was a member of St. John Catholic Church for over 70 years. Alex and Madonna had four children: Sharon (Larry) Peariso of Louisville, KY, Nancy (Doug) Philp of Charlevoix/Clarkston, MI, and Michael (Laurie Duquette) Mihora of Melbourne, FL. She was preceded in death by another son and his wife, Dan (Karen Barnes) Mihora, in 1969 and her husband Alex, in 1980.

Besides her children, Madonna is survived by eight beloved grandchildren: Stephanie (Scott) Erbes, of Louisville, KY, Katrina Peariso, MD, PhD,(David Tierney, PhD) of Oxford, OH, and Craig Peariso, PhD (Sarah Hoglund, PhD) of Boise, ID; Scott Philp of Charlevoix, MI; Lindsay (Matt) Lindemann, DDS of Clarkston, MI; Mitch (Melissa Boyea) Mihora of Fort Gratiot, MI; Nic Mihora of Melbourne, FL; and Dani Mihora, MD, of Nashville, TN. She is also survived by 12 loving great-grandchildren: Nina and Sam Erbes; Sophia Hoglund-Peariso; Evelyn Tierney; Emma, Davayah, Chelsea, and Lucas Philp; Valerie and Marissa Lindemann; Will and Alex Mihora. She is also survived by sister, Joann (Gerald) Furlette of Luther, MI and brother Carl (Nancy) Slosser of Millington, MI.

A special thanks to the kind personnel of Hosparus Health for their care and concerns during her final illness.

Madonna’s body is being cremated and a memorial service is being planned for the spring. Those desiring to make memorial donations may wish to send them to St. John Church in Davison, MI, or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

 

Harith “Harry” Awdish

AWDISH, Harith “Harry” – of Grand Blanc, age 61, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at his residence. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with burial to follow at St. John Catholic Cemetery. Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski, celebrant.

Harry was born in Baghdad, Iraq on March 23, 1959, the son of the late Salem S. and Victoria K. (George) Awdish. He married Francesca D. Ragnone on November 19, 1983 at All Saints Catholic Church. He graduated with a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan-Flint, he worked for General Motors for 42 years. He has served as a volunteer at Dort Financial Credit Union since August 1991 – an amazing 29 years.  While at Dort, he served on the credit and supervisory committee, and spent 13 years as Chairman of the Board of Directors. 

Harry is survived by his wife, Francesca; Children, Vanessa Awdish (Gerald Sahagun) San Diego, CA., Anthony Awdish (Samantha) Boston, MA., Siblings Zina Victor (Cliff), Issmat (Luke) Awdish (Halla), and Maha Paulus (Wail). Sister-in-Laws Phyllis Byers (Ken), Cathy Ragnone (Ken Bancroft), Brother-in-Law, Dante Ragnone (Leslie) and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents Salem and Victoria Awdish and In-Laws Dante and Catherine Ragnone.

Martin Houser

HOUSER, Martin – of Davison, age 74, passed away on December 1, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial, with military honors, will be held at 12 PM Friday, December 4, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Thursday and 11 AM until time of Mass Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A rosary will be prayed 6:30PM Thursday at the church by the Knights of Columbus. Memorial contributions may be made to McLaren Hospice, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or Davison Knights of Columbus. The family would like to especially thank the McLaren Home Hospice staff for their special care.

Martin was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 30, 1946, son of Martin Houser and Eleanor Lashley. He married Beth Martin on February 1, 1969 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Davison. He graduated from Scotland School in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Martin proudly served his country in the US Army from December 3, 1965 to December 1, 1967. He loved spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Marty enjoyed playing golf, playing ping-pong with his buddies, and fishing with everyone, but especially his brother-in-law, Cisco. He was a member of the Davison Knights of Columbus and Davison VFW. Marty loved traveling with family, friends and Fr. Andrew.

Martin is survived by his wife, Beth; children, Katie (Scott) Rush,  Brenda (Don) Pietras, Marty (Jenna) Houser and Laura (Tara) Houser; grandchildren, Brian, David and Jessica Rush; Kyle, Cara and Nate Pietras; Cole, Ethan and Leena Houser; sister-in-law, Nora Houser; brother, Rick (Karen) Houser; sister, Barb (Cisco) Bellew; brothers, Mark and Kevin Houser; father, Martin Houser and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eleanor; twin brother, Joe and brother, Scott.

Helen R. McCarney

McCarney, Helen R. – Age 92, of Burton, MI. died November 19, 2020 at home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM, Monday, November 23 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6340 Roberta St., Burton, Fr. Michael Williams officiating. Entombment in the New Calvary Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum, Flint. Visitation will be 2 – 4 PM Sunday, November 22 at Sharp Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6063 Fenton Rd., Grand Blanc, and 10 AM until the time of the mass at church Monday. Those desiring may make contributions to Burton Senior Center. Helen was born May 11, 1928 in Flint, Michigan to Louis and Helen (Krishan) Pastor. She graduated from Northern High School in June, 1946. Helen worked five years at the Flint Dupont Plant after graduation. Later she worked as Executive Secretary at GMI Engineering & Management (now Kettering University) for 27 years, retiring in 1986. She was a member of The Industrial Business Girls, Daughters of Isabella Circle 530, and the Burton Senior Citizens. Helen is survived by her son; Leonard, Jr. and daughter, Brenda Neldon, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; siblings, Stephen (Dolores) Pastor, Louis (Eileen) Pastor, Julia (Jack) Williams; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard of 54 years in 2002; her parents Louis and Helen Pastor; daughter, Deborah Scott; and brother Alexander Pastor. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.

Christopher Angelo Martinbianco

Christopher Angelo Martinbianco, of Burton, Michigan, passed away on November 18, 2020 at 55 years of age.

Beloved husband of Taresa; loving father of JacQuelyn Martinbianco (Steve Naccarelli), Jaimie (Doug) Meyers, Jonathon Martinbianco, Raina Dennis, and Matison Dennis; proud grandpa of Hazel, Olive, Marlee, Jaxon; dear son of Shirley and the late Harry Martinbianco; brother of Mary (Bill) Waugh, Joe (Maria) Martinbianco, Tom (Stannette) Martinbianco, Carol (Mike) Newland, Patricia (Jack) Stapish, Ralph (Suzi) Martinbianco, Gina (Steve) Heffner, Dino (Julie) Martinbianco, and Tina (Ted) Whitney. Chris is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Chris was born on July 14, 1965 in Flint, Michigan. He proudly worked at Martin’s Hardware for many years, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and all the episodes of Gunsmoke, but his pride and joy shown in his granddaughters.

In observance with State and Local mandates, private services have taken place.

Fond memories and condolences may be offered to the family via the online guestbook at www.BrownFH.com

Robert L. Conroy

Robert L. Conroy – age 87, passed away on November 15, 2020 in Flint, Michigan. Memorial mass will be celebrated on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 12:00pm at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church – 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI. The family will receive guests beginning at 11:00am and a Knights of Columbus Service will be held at 12:00pm at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Per the family’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Bob was born on February 18, 1933 in Flint, Michigan to the late Martin and Agnes Conroy. Bob proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. On May 4, 1957 in Flint, Michigan, Bob married the love of his life, Sally Hoydic. He worked at AC Powerhouse retiring after 30 years. In his retirement, he worked at Group Living Facility in Flint Township for 20 years. Bob was a 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus for over 62 years Davison 4090, President of the St. Vincent DePaul, Holy Redeemer Men’s Club, Davison VFW, and Indian Guides. Bob loved to golf; he proudly achieved three hole in ones during his lifetime. He also enjoyed bowling and traveling with Sally. Bob was a wonderful man and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife, Sally; children: MaryAnn (Roger) Hergenreder, Lori (Bob) Oelfke, Stephen (Lynn) Conroy, Carolyn Weidenhammer, Theresa (Bill) Langlois; family friend, John McFadden; grandchildren: Chad (Kendra) Conroy, Matt Hergenreder, Benjamin Conroy, Joe Hergenreder, Chelsea Conroy, Ryann Weidenhammer, Rachel Oelfke; great grandchildren: Olivia Bonar, Charlotte Conroy, Madelyn Conroy; and brother, William (Bonna) Conroy and sister-in-law, Everill Conroy. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Bob. Please visit www.brownfh.com to share your condolences with the family.

Robert Wesley Hilgendorf

HILGENDORF, Robert Wesley – of Davison, MI, age 83, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 after a short battle with cancer. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Liturgy will be celebrated 12 Noon Wednesday November 18, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Inurnment in Great Lakes National Cemetery in the Spring of 2021. The family will receive visitors 11 AM until the time of the service at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East or the Humane Society of Genesee County, in Bob’s memory.

Bob was born in Flint, MI on December 5, 1936, son of the late Lauren “Whitey” and Molly (Schafer) Hilgendorf. He graduated from Davison High School in 1954. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1960-1962.  Bob attended Flint Community College and Valparaiso University earning a degree in Accounting. Bob was the owner and operator of Whitey’s restaurant in Davison, MI for more than 40 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Bob married Hope on September 10, 1995 in Lapeer, MI. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and traveling. He was extremely proud of his family and loved all 5 of his grandchildren dearly.

Bob is survived by his wife of 25 years, Hope Hilgendorf; 3 children, Mikel (Suzette) Hilgendorf, Jack (Tamera) Jones and Katie (Brian) Gist; 5 grandchildren, Conner Hilgendorf, Lauren (Kody) Powell, Cole Jones and Ella Jones and Lucy Gist; 2 brothers, Charlie (Diane) Hilgendorf and Edward Hilgendorf; many other loving family members and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Whitey and Molly Hilgendorf and his sister Carol. The family would like to thank Kinder Hospice and Vera Heath for their wonderful care.

Georgia Dill

DILL, Georgia – age 83, passed away November 4, 2020 at Ascension Genesys Hospital. A Private Funeral Service will take place. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans in Burton or the ASPCA.

Georgia was born in Kingsley, MI on June 12, 1937, daughter of the late James and Frances (Dobson) Pence. She married Clois Dill and he preceded her in death in 1999. Georgia worked as a Supervisor at MDE. She loved to cook, sew and enjoyed fishing with her husband.

Georgia is survived by her daughters, Sheila Swirtz and Kelly Best; 2 grandchildren, Christopher Lee and Michael James;  2 great-grandchildren, Abigail and Ezio; special friends, Helga Danno and Dayna Dudley.

Gary Malin

MALIN, Gary – of Davison, MI, age 82, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Hurley Medical Center. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 noon Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423: Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM on Monday, November 2, 2020 and on Tuesday one hour prior to the mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, in Gary’s memory.

Gary was born in Flint, MI on November 21, 1937, son of the late John and Katherine (Kokinos) Malin. He married Bernice Keskes on February 13, 1965 and she preceded him in death on September 27, 2008. Gary retired from General Motors in 2010 after many years of service. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Gary enjoyed exercising, loved cars, and spending time with his family.

Gary is survived by 2 sons, Matthew Malin and Todd (Kammi) Malin; 2 grandchildren, Mason and Payton; sister, Deborah Rowe; brother, William (Dana) Vallaire and many other loving family members and friends.

Norman R. Gagnon, Sr.

GAGNON, Norman R., Sr. – of Davison, MI, age 88, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at his residence after a 35-year battle with MS. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Thursday, November 12, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment, with Military Honors, in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Wednesday, November 11, 2020 and 11 AM-12 PM Thursday, November 12, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Memorial Service, conducted under the auspices of the Davison Knights of Columbus Bishop Albers Council 4090 and the Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523, will be held 6 PM Wednesday, November 11, 2020 followed by a Rosary at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Choir, in Norman’s memory.

Norman was born in Flint, MI on November 17, 1931, son of the late Doria and Gladys (Barker) Gagnon. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. Norman married Betty J. Ward on August 11, 1956 in Flint, MI. He retired from General Motors after more than 37 years of service. Norman was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, where he was a Senior Server and a choir member. He taught at Mott Community College and at Mott Adult High School. Norman was also a member of the Davison Knights of Columbus Bishop Albers Council 4090 and the Ardon F. Dubie Fourth Degree Assembly 0523. He enjoyed music, watching Detroit Tigers baseball and he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Norman is survived by his wife, Betty Gagnon; 6 children, Norman (Teresa) Gagnon Jr., Mary (Kevin) Schroeck-Hollingshead, Michael (Ruth) Gagnon, Christopher (Anita) Gagnon, Terrance (Barbara) Gagnon and Therese (Jeff) Hill; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Maureen Smith and Mary Ann (John) Palacios. He was preceded in death by his parents, Doria and Gladys Gagnon; 3 brothers, Mark Gagnon, Maurice Gagnon and Richard Gagnon; sister, Joan Sutton.

The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to the nurses and staff of Valley of the Aging and Grace Hospice for their compassionate and loving care of Norman.

Nancy May Price (Larkum)

PRICE, Nancy May (Larkum) – of Davison, MI, age 79, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment to follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and 11 AM-12 PM Wednesday, November 12, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Genesee County, in Nancy’s memory.

Nancy was born in Hartford, CT on July 10, 1941, daughter of the late Ethel (Robertson) Mike and Calvin Larkum. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Nancy enjoyed the outdoors, her pets that miss her dearly, Rocko and Mamma Kitty. She loved her family and her friends from The Moose Lodge in Burton, The Red Hat Ladies, and the Eagles in Davison. Nancy loved church and Bingo and missed not being able to be there during this pandemic. There are so many friends and family that are dear to her heart. I know she filled our hearts and soul with laughter and many funny stories of the pranks that we all had been a part of. Nancy Price will be sorely missed.

Nancy is survived by her daughter, Laura Moses; 5 grandchildren, Candice May, Cassandra Hayes, Crystal Hayes, Will Moses and Carly Moses; 10 great-grandsons; 3 great-granddaughters; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel Mike, Theodore Mike, whom she adored as her father, and Calvin Larkum and her son, Ted Corey.

Raymond Robert Owen

OWEN, Raymond Robert – of Grand Blanc, MI, age 69, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at his home after a courageous battle with ALS. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Tuesday, November 10, 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 4-8 PM Monday, November 9, 2020 and 11 AM-12 PM Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Monday, November 9, 2020 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to For-Mar Nature Preserve, checks payable to Genesee County Parks, in memory of Raymond Owen or to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Ray was born in Flint, MI on Easter Sunday morning, March 25, 1951, son of Betty (Mankowski) and the late Robert Owen. He married Roseann Horkey on July 26, 1980. Ray retired from General Motors in 2004 after 32 years of service with many memories of the people he met there. After retirement, Ray ran his own lawncare business until 2017. He enjoyed golfing, spending time with family and friends, U of M basketball and football. Ray was a basketball and football coach and mentor to several young men/athletes for many years. He had two goals this year, one was to vote in the election and the other was to see U of M play football. Ray was one of the most optimistic, charismatic, and encouraging men of all time. His glass was always half full. Everybody Loved Raymond.

He was the proudest, most loving father ever.

Ray is survived by his wife, Roseann Owen; son, Tony Owen; mother, Betty Owen; 6 siblings, Barbara (Roger) Narvesen, Michael (Lori) Owen, Jerry (Leslie) Owen, Bill (Kathy) Owen, Jim Owen and Rob (Shelly) Owen; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Owen; 2 brothers, Tom Owen and Dale Owen.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to special friends, Bruce and Cindy LaBrecque and Denny and Debbie Horkey for their love and support.

The family would also like to extend a special thank you to The Cleveland Clinic, Heartland Hospice and Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski for their loving and compassionate care of Ray.

Anna Marie Elizabeth Nutt (Greene)

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

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

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

Karen Marie Arceo

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

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

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

Elizabeth A. (Gallagher) Hohn

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

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

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

Frances Joann Freeman (Stearns)

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

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

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

Sheila Kubik (Harmon)

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

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

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

Heather M. Williamson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Agnes Merle Sazy

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

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

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

Ford Earl Longendyke

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

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

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

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

Leon James Beasinger

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

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

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

Julianne Therese “Julie” Bacik

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

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

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

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

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

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