Leonard Griffin

GRIFFIN, Leonard – of Davison, Michigan, age 95, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey, MI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1PM Friday, July 7, 2023, 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 in St. John Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 PM Thursday, July 6, 2023 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. There will be an hour of visitation prior to the Mass at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hiland Cottage Hospice House, 1 Hiland Drive, Petoskey, Michigan 49770, or a charity of your choice in Leonard’s name.

Leonard was born in Detroit, MI on December 16, 1927, son of the late Elmer and Mary (Lapan) Griffin. He married Adeline Jagielnik on October 19, 1949, and she preceded him in death on July 11, 2012.

Leonard was a proud graduate of Flint St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1945, and also had a two-year business degree from Baker College. 

He was a partner in Mac’s Lumber Yard, Flint Developers Lumber Yard, and The Goodie Barns in Flint, Michigan, for many years.

Leonard was a long-time member of Davison Country Club, where he enjoyed many hours of friendship and golf with family and friends. 

Leonard is survived by his children, Karen (Tom) O’Connor, Kevin (Kim) Griffin and Kerry (Tom) Kievit; grandchildren, Kristopher (Brooke) Stenglein, Lauren Griffin, Kelly O’Connor, Cris O’Connor, Carrie Kievit and Kelsey (Nate) Douglas; his brother, Arnold (Jan) of San Antonio, Texas, and many loving nieces and nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mary Griffin, brother, Gary Griffin, as well as many in-laws, a niece and three nephews.

Leonard’s family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Independence Village Senior Living Center and Hiland House Hospice for the exceptional care and love that he was shown.