Sheldon Lee Teachout

TEACHOUT, Sheldon Lee “Sonny” – of Genesee Township, age 83, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 PM Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass. Visitation will be 12-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison and 12-1 PM Monday at the church. A Scripture Service will be held 6:30 PM Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Parkinson Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the charity of your choice.

Sonny was born in Flint, MI on January 3, 1936, son of the late Adrian and Margaret (Snyder) Teachout. He married Barbara Stephany on September 15, 1956. Lee was part owner of Lee and Kens Grocery Store and he retired from GM in 1995 after 38 years of service. He was a member of UAW Local #659 as well as a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and most recently of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Sonny liked spending time around campfires at Leisure Lake where he was the president of the p & m club as well as a board member from 1994-1996. He enjoyed deer hunting and playing poker with his friends but he especially loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Bill (Sherri) Teachout, Larry (Diep) Teachout, Stephanie (Todd) Bergeron, Dave (Tina) Teachout; granddaughter, Nichole Lawless; sister, Margaret Stange; brother-in-law, Emery Wacaser; many nieces and nephews; lifelong friends, Dennis and Barbara McManaman, Jim and Charlotte Beauchamp; special friends, Terry Watts and Bob Barham. In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by his grandson, Derek Faxlanger; stepfather, Bill Wills; sister, Katherine Wacaser; brothers, Richard and Larry Teachout; brother-in-law, Ken Stange; sister-in-law, Aileen Barber; in-laws, Bill and Hazel Stephany; niece, Pam Stange; nephew, Cliff Waisanen; lifelong friend, Larry Denman. Special thanks to Katrina, Melissa and Jackie for their love and care.

Theresa Murawski

MURAWSKI, Theresa Marie – age 83, was called home on Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Florida. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11 AM Saturday, January 19, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Private Inurnment will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Catholic Preschool program.

Theresa was born in Saginaw, Michigan on January 27, 1935 to the late Leonard and Mary Bawolski. She married her true love, Ronald Murawski on January 22, 1955 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Saginaw, Michigan. She was a past member of St. John Evangelist Catholic Church where she was a choir member for 25 years, until moving to Florida in 1997. She then moved in 2005 to The Villages, Florida. Theresa loved the color blue and enjoyed playing golf, mahjong and dancing to polka music. She was a devout Catholic, fun and always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by so many.

She leaves in her loving memory, her husband Ronald of 64 years; son, Dennis (Barbara) Murawski; son, Timothy (Karen) Murawski and daughter, Lynann Parker; sisters, Lorraine (Russ) Clarey, Ceceil Rogoszewski (Bernie), Rita Rappley; sister-in-law, Gerri Novak; aunts, Annie Carrier and Delores Clemens; 7 grandchildren; Tony, Todd and Kyle Murawski, Allen and Andrew Murawski, Lindsay Byers and Lucas McCarney; 17 great- grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The family would like to thank all of our family and friends for their love and support during this difficult time. Theresa left us with these final words, “Life is short.”

Francine M. Fortune

FORTUNE, Francine M. “Harriet” – of Davison, age 89, passed away December 4, 2018 at Wellbridge of Grand Blanc. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Saturday, December 8, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will immediately follow in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 12 – 3 PM and 5 – 8 PM Friday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Friday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Building Fund.

Francine was born in Flint, MI on June 27, 1929, daughter of the late Harry and Esther (Easlick) LaRocque. She married Lawrence Charles Fortune on July 7, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1977 after 31 years of marriage. Francine retired as a legal secretary after many years of service. She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison. Francine enjoyed sewing and cooking. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

Francine is survived by her children, Lawrence (Donna) and Christine (fiance Mark Corkins) Eaton; grandchildren, Lawrence (Diane) Fortune, Chad (Denise) Fortune, Carrie Johnson and Lori Gossett; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Sarah Morgan, Beatrice Davis and Donald LaRocque; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by son, James Arnold Fortune in 1972 and great-grandson, Jesse Gossett.

Jane Haines

Jane was born on September 19, 1938 and passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Jane was a resident of Davison, Michigan at the time of passing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2 PM Saturday, December 8, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial immediately following the Mass in Evergreen Cemetery, Brown City, MI. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com Read Less Express your condolences with flowers sent to Jane’s memorial service Order from Local Florists View & Sign.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or a charity of one’s choice.

Edward Golec

Edward Walter Golec II of Davison, age 74, died Monday December 3, 2018 at his residence. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Monday December 10, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant.  Family will receive visitors from 10:00 am Monday until time of services at the church. He was born in Flint Michigan on May 25, 1944 the son of the late: Edward & Rebecca (Jamieson) Golec and has resided in the Davison area the last forty-one years. He was joined in marriage to Collette Case on April 30, 1966. Ed was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a member of Knights of Columbus Council 4090, and FOP Lodge 126. Ed was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and truly enjoyed the years of deer hunting camp with his friends. He had been employed by Flint City Police Department for over twenty-five years retiring in July 1993. After his retirement he returned to work at Baker College in the Security Division for thirteen years.

Surviving is wife Collette, daughter Kristyne (Mark) Traver, granddaughter Kasey Proctor, sister Judy Slosar, and nephews: Christopher Slosar, & Matthew Slosar.  He also leaves his sister-in law & brother-in-law: Cassey & Bernie Mieslik, niece, Jennifer (Jeff Lutze) Mieslik, great nephew Douglas Edmonson, and cousin, Dr. Peter (Cindy) Jamieson. His special friends: Mark Campbell, Ron Rutherford, Tom Smith and Paul Dieterle. He is preceded in death by daughter Kimberly, May 2015.

Kevin Crowe

CROWE, Joseph Kevin – Age 78, of Davison, MI, died Saturday, December 1, 2018. Mass will be celebrated 1 PM Friday, December 7, 2018 at St. John Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI. Father Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Visitation will be held at the church Friday from 12:15 PM until the service. Those desiring to do so may make contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Joseph was born May 14, 1940 in Detroit, MI the son of Francis and Opal (Smith) Crowe. Hewas a veteran having served in the United States Army. He retired as a Fire Fighter with the Royal Oak Fire Department. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Davison, MI. He was an avid sports fan, was a devoted family man and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Surviving are his three children, David (Debbie) Crowe of Whitmore Lake, MI Lynn (Joseph) Perrera of Fenton, MI, and Kimberly (Christopher) Jarman of Metamora, MI; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Correy, Patricia Crowe, and Judith Adams; several nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara (Bauer) Crowe on February 21, 2011; and brother, Lyell Crowe.

Connie Wilson

WILSON, Constance “Connie” Marie (Chalut) – of Davison, MI, age 91, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 AM Monday, December 3, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Douglas Osborn celebrant. Entombment immediately following the Mass in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 3-8 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 10-11 AM Monday, December 3, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic ChurchSt. Jude Children’s Research HospitalThe Humane Society of Genesee County  or the Alzheimer’s Association, in Connie’s memory.

Connie was born in Flint, MI on December 25, 1926, daughter of the late Arthur and Emilie (Rouselle) Chalut. She was a graduate of St. Mary Parochial School in Flint, MI Class of 1945. She retired from General Motors in 1991 after 26 years of service. Connie was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was also the past Vice President of the American Business Women’s Association. Connie was an amazingly devoted mother, taking on the sole responsibility of caring, raising and loving 4 successful daughters. Through her strong character and amazing work ethic, she provided a wonderful life for her family.

Connie is survived by 4 daughters, Pamela (Robert) Gibbs, Angela (Steve) Russell, Cynthia (Michael) Reynolds and Jaclyn Wilson; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward (Mary) Chalut; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Baby Boy Wilson; sister, Loraine (Dave) Rivett and brother, Rene (Audrey “Pat”) Chalut.

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to the wonderful staff of Cranberry Park Memory Care Unit for their loving and compassionate care.

The family would also like to thank Connie’s wonderful, caring neighbors, especially Sarah Bain and her dog, Harley.

Johanna C. Deuker

DEUKER, Johanna “Jo” Catherine (Redmond) – of Burton, MI, age 85, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Tuesday, December 11, 2018 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 10 AM-12 PM Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Organ Fund, in Jo’s memory. Jo will then travel to Monticello, IA where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 210 East Third Street, Monticello, IA 52310; Fr. Paul Baldwin celebrant. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Friday, December 14, 2018 at Goettsch Funeral Home, 514 West First Street, Monticello, IA 52310 and 9:30-10:30 AM Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Jo will be laid to rest with her family in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Monticello, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque IA, in Jo’s memory.

Jo was born in Scotch Grove, IA on October 17, 1933, daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna (Dietiker) Redmond. She was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School Class of 1952. Jo earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Findley Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. She attended Women’s Hospital and graduated with a post graduate degree in Obstetrics in 1957. Jo was a graduate of Mt. Carmel School of Anesthesia in 1965. In 1983, Jo earned a Bachelor of Human Resources from Spring Arbor University.

She was employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at McLaren Regional Medical Center, retiring in 2008 after 38 years of service. In addition, she worked part time in 13 hospitals. Jo was president of Anesthesia Seminars of Michigan and went to the Philippine Islands with her husband, Bob on medical missions for 15 years. Jo was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI. She married Robert Deuker on July 19, 1986. Jo was an accomplished ballroom dancer, co-pilot, oil painter, organ and harmonica player, craft designer and orator, speaking at numerous international CRNA conferences. She generously gave to others and surrounded herself with joy. Jo was the epitome of beauty and grace. She was loved by so many and will be very deeply missed.

Jo is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Robert Deuker; 2 step-children, Laurence (Robbin) Stevens and Eric (Denise) Deuker; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 4 siblings, Barbara Martin, Edward (Alice) Redmond, Rita Chapman and Robert (Pat) Redmond; many other loving family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by 9 siblings, Loretta Tuttle, Lucille Poppe, John Redmond, Earl Redmond, Mary Picary, Agnes Still, Elizabeth Ash, Eugene Redmond and George Redmond.

Rosalia Anselmo

ANSELMO, Rosalia (Spinnato) – of Davison, age 94, passed away November 26, 2018 at her residence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 12 PM Friday, November 30, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6336 Roberta St., Burton Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Burial will be in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday and Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed 6 PM Thursday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Friday at the church.

Rosalia was born in Monreale Palermo, Sicily, Italy on April 25, 1924, daughter of the late Francesco and Anna Maria (Romano) Spinnato. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Rosalia enjoyed playing Italian cards, dice and going on casino trips. She was a great cook and a caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Rosalia is survived by her children, Salvatore (Miledy) Anselmo, Benedetta (Aniello) Romano, Anna Maria Jerke, Francesca (Vincent) Bontumasi, Gaetano (Karen) Anselmo, Eduardo Anselmo, Giuseppa Bostwick, Margherita Woods, Vincenza Martin and Patrizia (Antonio) D’Agostino; 25 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Vita Zuccaro; brother-in-law, Gaetano (Audrey) Anselmo; brothers, Pino Spinnato, Angelo Spinnato, Ernesto (Antonia) Spinnato; sisters-in-law, Nina Modica and Giuseppa Badagliacca. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers and sisters in Sicily.

William Fields

FIELDS, William “Bill” – of Davison, age 72, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2018 at his residence. A Funeral Liturgy will be held 11 AM Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday and 10-11 AM Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Bill was born in Flint, MI on March 4, 1946, son of the late Garley and Alma (Purcell) Fields. He married LaVonne Fry on June 7, 1969 and she preceded him in death on December 30, 2008. Bill graduated from St. Mary’s – Flint in 1964 and retired from GM – AC Delco. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and NASCAR. Bill also enjoyed playing fantasy baseball.

Bill is survived by his children, W.C. (Dawn) Fields, Autumn Fields, Jennifer (Troy) Teller; grandchildren, Trammell Fields, Connor and Addyson Moulton, Abigail, Avery and Austin Teller; siblings, Bonnie (Gene) Chicilli, Sally (Bill) Pray. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Guy Fields, Phyllis Meredith and Marjorie Parks.

Frances Jablonski (Romanowski)

JABLONSKI, Frances (Romanowski) – of Davison, MI, age 94, went home to Heaven on Sunday, November 11, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Thursday, November 15, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Interment immediately following the Mass in New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 11 AM-12 PM Thursday, November 15, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Frances was born in Flint, MI on December 16, 1923, daughter of the late Ben and Helen (Kraszewski) Romanowski. She married George Richard Jablonski on July 5, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 16, 1995. Frances was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed working in her yard. Frances was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Frances is survived by 3 children, Rick Jablonski, Cathy Jablonski and Brian Jablonski; granddaughter, Sara and Arlen; great-granddaughter, Brinley, Cassie and family; special niece, Nancy; many other loving family members and friends. She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Mark Jablonski and Jim Jablonski and many siblings. A special thank you to nurse, Kim.

Ruth E. Rosendahl

Rosendahl, Ruth E. (Vincent) Fenton, formerly of Davison – Age 96, died Saturday, August 11, 2018. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated 10:00 AM   Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 6-8 PM. Those desiring may make contributions to Vets Returning Home, 17955 W. 11 Mile Road, Roseville, MI 48066. Ruth was born April 26, 1922 in Linden, the daughter of Merton and Ola (Haley) Vincent. She married Edgar Rosendahl September 29, 1951 and he     preceded her in death January 10, 1997. Surviving are: her daughters, Nan and husband   Michael Ponting of Peoria, AZ and Brenda and husband David Osterberg of Linden; grandchildren, Erin and husband Michael Chavez, Geoffrey Ponting, Sarah and husband Colin Campbell, and Paul Osterberg; and 2 great grandchildren, Reid and Graham. She was also Preceded in death her parents; brother, Merton Vincent, Jr; and sister, Kathleen Wyckoff.

 

Ronald Joseph Mochty

MOCHTY, Ronald Joseph – of Flint, MI, age 56, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018. Cremation has taken place. A Private Service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Ron was born in Flint, MI on January 5, 1962, son of Carolyn (Vogel) Mochty and the late Leo Mochty. He was employed as a truck driver for Just-in-Time and as a meat cutter. Ron was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and NASCAR fan.

Ron is survived by his mother, Carolyn Mochty; 4 siblings, twin brother, Donald Mochty, Christine Mochty, Natalie Mochty and Jon Mochty; 2 nephews, Anthony Mochty and Patrick Leavitt; 2 nieces, Madyson Mochty and Mackenzie Mochty; great-nephew, Leo Mochty; 2 great-nieces, Casey and Anna Leavitt; many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Mochty.

Patrick M. Guertin

GUERTIN, Patrick Michael – of Davison, age 57, passed away September 19, 2018 at 5:45 AM at his parents home. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, September 24, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. John Machiorlatti celebrant. There will be a 2 hour visitation prior to the Mass on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or a charity of one’s choice.

Patrick was born on April 27, 1961 in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada, son of Kenneth and Jackie Guertin. He worked at General Motors for 30 years and Casemer Tool in Oxford. He was a loving son, brother and a loyal friend. Patrick had a charitable heart and a great sense of humor. He loved to fish and hunt with his buddies.

Pat is survived by his parents, Ken and Jackie; brothers, David, Christopher (Kathy) and Joseph (Lisa); sisters, Mary (Ken) Warren and Theresa (Will) Gallivan; 12 nieces and nephews; 6 great-nieces and nephews; many relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ann and sister-in-law, Sandy.

Adam J. Chmiel

Chmiel, Adam Jeffrey of  Davison, age 31, died July 15, 2018. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton St. in Davison on Sept. 8, 2018, Fr. Andrew Czajkowski and Fr. William Wegher concelebrating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 am to 11 am on September. 8. In lieu of flowers, please consider a     donation to the Humane  Society.

Born in Goodrich on May 23, 1987, Adam was the apple of everyone’s eye as a baby, toddler, and young boy. He may hold the world’s record for the number of times he was a ring bearer. He graduated from Davison High School in 2005 and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Michigan-Flint. Adam also attended Eastern Michigan University, where he was a member of the Kappa Phi Alpha fraternity. He was always a Michigan State Spartan at heart and loved to cheer on the Spartans in football and basketball.

Adam loved dogs, especially his German Shepherd, Kaiser, who was his constant companion. As a youth, Adam played travel soccer and was also a multiple-time CanUsa Karate Champion. As an adult, he enjoyed trivia, tinkering with cars, hanging out with friends, watching TV, and spending time on the computer.

Adam leaves his grandfather, Roger Chmiel; father, Jonathon Cannon (Janis); aunts and    uncles, John (Ryan Loesch) Chmiel, Tim (Linda) Chmiel, Julie (John) Nielsen, and     Andrew (Melissa) Chmiel; cousins Cathleen Nielsen, Eric Nielsen, Alex Chmiel, Lauren Nielsen, Kayla Chmiel, Parker Chmiel, Gabrielle Chmiel, Brooke Chmiel, and Meghan Chmiel. He was preceded in death by his mother, Amy Chmiel; grandmother, Kathleen Chmiel; and grandparents, John & Jan Cannon.

Thomas Charles Palmer

Palmer, Thomas Charles – Age 68, of Davison, died October 5, 2018. Funeral Mass will be held 2PM Wednesday October 10 at St. John Catholic Church 404 N. Dayton St. Davison. Reverend Andrew Czajkowski officiating. Visitation will be held 3-8PM Tuesday at Sharp Funeral Home & Cremation Center 6063 Fenton Rd. Flint. Rosary vigil will also be held 7PM Tuesday at the funeral home.

Tom was born September 16, 1950 in Brookings, South Dakota the son of Donald and Florence (Powers) Palmer. He married Norma Latner on August 29, 1970 in Davison. Tom enjoyed golfing, gardening, and pheasant hunting. He retired from Genova Products with 44 years of service. Tom is survived by his wife, Norma of Davison; son, Matthew (Anne) Palmer of Davison; daughter, McKenzie Palmer of Davison; granddaughter, Paige; brothers, Ron (Lorraine) Palmer of Mt. Morris, Mark Palmer of Colorado; several nieces and nephews.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents. A special thanks to family members Dennis and Dee Christensen, Heartland Hospice, Genesys ICU and TCU, and Rachel with Heartland Home Care.

 

Mary Jane Carto

CARTO, Mary Jane – of Davison, age 82, passed away October 11, 2018 at Lapeer Co. Medical Care Facility – Suncrest. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Monday, October 15, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass. Burial of cremated remains will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 1-4 & 6-8 PM Sunday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed 7 PM Sunday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. John Catholic Church.

Mary Jane was born in Flint, MI on December 22, 1935, daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine (Nelson) Griffin. She married Warren L. Carto on July 10, 1954 at St. Mary’s in Flint. Mary Jane enjoyed knitting, shopping and was an excellent cook. She loved taking vacations, which included visiting many countries around the world. Mary Jane retired from AC Spark Plug.

Mary Jane is survived by her husband, Warren; children, Daniel (Jill) Carto, Thomas Carto, Sandra (Timothy) Goyette and Bryan (Erica) Carto; grandchildren, Sandra Sawyer, Amanda Carto, Andrew Carto, Amy Carto, Tara Carto, Travis Carto, Kayla Carto, Russell Barry, Warren Barry, Thomas Barry, Bryan Barry, Richard (Kristen) Goyette and Lucas (Samantha) Goyette; great-grandchildren, Destiny Brown, Lyric Barry, Emma Goyette and Lyla Goyette; siblings, Irene Miller-Hyde, Patricia Taljonick and Susan Williams. She was preceded in death by her children, Lynn Watkins and Lisa Barry; sister, Kathleen Ladd.

 

Joan Marie Lang

Joan Marie Lang of Richfield Township, age 86, died Friday October 5, 2018 at the family farm where she lived for 68 years, surrounded by loved ones.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 pm Friday October 12, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 404 Dayton St. Davison. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski, Celebrant, with Rite of Committal to follow at St. John Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and 5:00 – 8: 00 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Joan will lie in state at the church from 12:00 noon Friday until time of services. Those desiring may make contributions in her memory to St. John Catholic Church.

Joan was born in Flint Michigan on December 21, 1931 the daughter of the late Frank & Ida (Sharboneau) Madore and has resided in the Davison area all her life. She was joined in marriage to Gordon Arthur Lang on August 26, 1950 at St. John Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on April 11, 2016. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, and had served her community for many years as a member of the Davison Area Ambulance Authority. She had been employed by Dr. Richard Plymale as a Dental Hygienist.

Surviving are children: Dr. Rita Lang. Shelia & Wes Powell, Gordie Lang, and daughter-in-law Holly Lang. She also leaves her grandchildren: Russell & Chelsea, William Jr. & Megan, Bryan & Jill, Heidi, Halicia, Brad & Carrie, Jamie & Drew, Jesse & Brittany, and seventeen great grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings: Eugene & Erma Madore, Margaret Fromwiller, Yvonne & Jim Gerow, Norma & Harvey Hubbard, sister-in-law Peggy Madore and a host of extended family and friends. She is preceded in death by son William “Bill” Lang, brothers; Joseph “Joe” Madore, Paul Madore, and sister Venetta Babich.

 

Daniel J. O’Brien

O’BRIEN, Daniel Joseph Jr., – of Davison, age 90, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11AM Thursday, September 13, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Visitation will be 11 AM – 8 PM Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423 There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Thursday at church. On Wednesday, a Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM. Also on Wednesday, a Memorial Service will be held under the auspices of Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council #4090 and Fourth Degree Assembly #0523 of Davison and a service will take place by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Daniel was born in Flint, MI on July 8, 1928; son of the late Daniel & Lillian (Lawton) O’Brien. He married Dorothy Guidos and had 67 wonderful years together. Daniel was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Debbie (Gary) Gagne, Linda (Greg Payne) Galdieri, Michael (Mayme), Timothy (Lori), James (Maureen), Edwin (Lynne) & Scott (Dawn); 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Donna Kummer, Dorothy West, & Margaret Couture; many more family members. He was preceded in death by brother, Edwin and sister, Lillian Stone.

Dorothy A. Smorch

SMORCH, Dorothy A. – of Davison, age 87, passed away at her residence surrounded by her family on November 2, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6336 Roberta St., Burton; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Private burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be 12-8 PM Monday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed at 6 PM Monday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to Mass on Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Outreach East, Davison.

Dorothy was born in Flint, MI on December 11, 1930, daughter of the late William and Caroline (Bronikowska) Bodek. She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Burton for over 20 years. Over the years, she was a member of the choir, altar society, Blessed Pauline Society and helped prepare many funeral luncheons. During these years, she was blessed with the friendship of many who shared her love of giving. Dorothy also enjoyed bingo, where again, she found new friends.

Dorothy is survived by her husband of over 6 decades, Frank; son, Dennis (Valerie) Smorch of Beals, ME; daughter, Jillian (Dan) Olmack of Rochester Hills, MI; son, Ted Smorch of Burton; grandchildren, Lesley (Mike) Lewark, Scott Smorch, Devin Olmack and Jeffrey Olmack; great-granddaughter, Lily Lewark; sister, Carolina Herman; many beloved nieces and nephews and many friends who touched her life in so many ways. She was preceded in death by her special granddaughter, Kyle Marie Olmack.

Dennis Dipzinski

Dennis D. Dipzinski of Millington, Michigan passed away Saturday morning October 27, 2018, Dennis was 87.

Dennis was born in Flint, Michigan on October 26, 1931 and was the son of the late Antony & Helen (Borowiak) Dipzinski. Dennis graduated from Davison High School in 1950. As a youngster Dennis attended the Kitchen School; and was always very proud of that little country school on the corner of Atherton and M-15. After high school; Dennis served a tour in the US- Navy during the Korean War on the Naval Destroyer the USS- Reamy. He was especially proud of doing the; “around the world tour” during his time in the navy. On November 3, 1956 Dennis married Miss Donna Smith, he and Donna have celebrated 61 years of marriage. Dennis retired from the Buick Motor Division of General Motors after 44 years as a machine repairman. Dennis loved playing cards, old movies, cutting and taking care of his lawn, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Dennis was a was a past member of the former St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Millington, Michigan, a church he loved serving.

Dennis leaves his family. Wife; Donna. His children; Cindy (James) Weber, Sue Bonetti, Steve (Greta) Dipzinski, David Dipzinski, and Chris (Carrie) Dipzinski. He leaves also 14 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. His siblings; three sisters, Florence Crossen, Maxine Thompson, Delores (Cliff) Gauthier, two brothers; Robert Dipzinski, Ted (Betty) Dipzinski, and a sister in-law, Kathy Dipzinski. He leaves also; several nieces, nephews, and extended family. Besides his parents Dennis is preceded in death by a daughter Judy McCurdy in 1993. Three brothers; Casmer, Joseph (Dick) and Gerald Dipzinski. His in-laws; Carole Dipzinski, Beverly Dipzinski, Everette Thomas, Ron Smith and Delana and Bob Hourtienne

The Dipzinski family will receive friends at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington, Michigan on Tuesday October 30, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm. Dennis will lie in state at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (404 N. Dayton St. Davison, Michigan 48423) on Wednesday from 12:00 pm until the funeral mass begins.  Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated beginning at 1:00 pm. In keeping with Dennis’s wishes, cremation will follow. A private burial of his urn with Military honors will take place at a later date. If you wish to give a Memorial gift of remembrance, the family has asked that you consider the National Alliance of Mental Health.

Deven Michael Hoffmeyer

HOFFMEYER, Deven Michael– age 21, passed away October 14, 2018 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 PM Friday, October 19, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 6336 Roberta St., Burton; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will follow the Mass. Visitation will be 2-8 PM Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison. A Rosary will be prayed at 7 PM Thursday. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the Mass on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to cdkl5.com.

Deven was born in Flint, MI on January 18, 1997. He was diagnosed at age 11 with cdkl5 that causes developmental delays, seizures and other issues. He was a strong fighter, right up to his last breath. Deven attended Marion Crouse Instructional Center for many years, before becoming a homebound student in 2010.

Deven is survived by his parents, Richard and Michelle Hoffmeyer; quadruplet brothers, Trent (Sara), Trevor and Dustin; grandfather, Bill Nicolai; aunts and uncles, Cindy Lake, Bill (Debbie) Nicolai, Chuck (Crystal) Nicolai, Dominic (Molly) Nicolai and Anne (Robert) Ptaszenski; nephew to come in December, Carter Edwin; many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arvin and Betty Hoffmeyer, Pearl Nicolai. A special thank you to the Marion Crouse Instructional Center staff for their love, care and support, especially his teachers Carrie, Sally, Mistine and Nicole through the years.

 

Mathew Zalizny

ZALIZNY, Mathew – age 92, of Davison, MI, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 PM Thursday, October 18, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. A Private Entombment will be held at New Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Military Honors will be held under the auspices of the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps League Flint Detachment #155 immediately following the Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. The family will receive visitors 2-4 PM and 5-8 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423 and 11 AM-12 PM Thursday, October 18, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. 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 Wednesday, October 17, 2018, immediately followed by a Rosary, at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, in Mathew’s memory.

Mathew was born in Flint, MI on May 5, 1926, son of the late Michael and Helen (Piotrowski) Zalizny. He was a graduate of Flint Northern High School Class of 1944. Mathew proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1944-1946. He served as a Sergeant in the 11th Airborne Division 472nd Field Artillery Para Glider Battalion in the Pacific Theater. Mathew married the love of his life, Kathleen Dorrian, on July 12, 1952 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Burton, MI. Mathew and Kathleen were married 65 beautiful years before she passed away on June 5, 2017. He retired from General Motors Flint Truck Assembly in 1986 after 37 years of service. Mathew was a member of UAW Local #598 and the Fenton VFW Post #3243. He was also a member of the Davison Knights of Columbus, 3rd Degree Council #4090 and 4th Degree Assembly #0523. Mathew enjoyed traveling with his wife, spending time Up North and their time in Florida, but nothing was more important to him than spending time with his family.

Mathew is survived by 4 children, Patrick (Cindy) Zalizny, Thomas (Barbara) Zalizny, Nora (Brian) Steibel and Janet Opila; 5 grandchildren, Rachel (Nick), Matthew (Jenna), Kyle (Ashley), Jessica and Joshua (fiancée, Paula); 4 great-grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen; son-in-law, Thomas Opila; brother, Thomas Zalizny; 2 sisters, Helen Delores (Robert) Hutchins and Geneive Zalizny.