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Helen Pursel

Jul 29, 1944 - Nov 18, 2023

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Davison, MI

"Helen Jean Pursel, age 79, of Bloomsburg, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, November 18, 2023, a patient of The Gardens at Orangeville. Helen was a resident of her home in Lime Ridge for over forty years. Helen was born on Saturday, July 29, 1944 in Coatesville, a daughter of the late Roy R. and Jeanette (Peck) Fisher. She graduated from the Scott Senior High School, Coatesville in 1963. On March 22, 1974, Helen married her loving husband, Gary Larue Pursel who preceded h...Read More

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Carl McCLELLAND

Aug 23, 1936 - Feb 19, 2024

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Davison, MI

McCLELLAND, Carl - of Davison, MI, age 87, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at Vicinia Gardens Assisted Living. At

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Glenda McKeachie

Dec 11, 1935 - Feb 19, 2024

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Davison, MI

MCKEACHIE, Glenda (Frederick) – of Davison, age 88, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. A Funeral Service will be held 11 AM, Friday, February 23, 2024 at Flint First Wesleyan Church, 3825 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Chad Amoss officiating. Interment will be in Davison Cemetery. The family will welcome visitors from 4-7 PM on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service on Friday at Flint First Wesleyan Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Flint First Wesleyan Church or Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, in Glenda’s memory.Glenda was born in Flint, MI on December 11, 1935, daughter of the late Wesley and Helen (Henson) Frederick. She married Laverne McKeachie on June 20, 1981 and he preceded her in death on March 20, 2010. Glenda was talented and showed it through painting and quilting. She was musically inclined, playing the hammered dulcimer and the organ for her grandchildren. Glenda was very active with her church, imitating Christ’s love, showing it to all she met. Glenda is survived by her daughter, Marcia Howell; step-daughter, Darlene Sprader; grandchildren, Lloyd (Dana) Wright, Martin (Tori) Wright, Carey (Nick) Comstock, Logan (Michelle) Sitze, Douglas (Hazel) Lowe, Duncan Lowe, David (Tammy) Lowe; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; step-sisters, Kathleen (Garry) Alstott and Linda Murray; half-sister, Susie Merino; and many other loving family members and friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by daughter, Lisa A. Sitze; step-daughter, Doris McKeachie; step-son, Virgil McKeachie; son-in-law, Ed Howell and great-grandson, Alex Lowe.Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com.

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Johnny “J.C.” Clarence Proffer

Jan 09, 1938 - Feb 16, 2024

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Davison, MI

PROFFER, Johnny “J.C.” Clarence – of Davison, MI, age 86, passed away Friday, February 16, 2024. A Funeral Service will be held 1 PM Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Pastor David Pompo officiating. Interment in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Tuesday, February 20, 2024 and 12-1 PM Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, in J.C.’s memory. J.C. was born in Bell City, MO on January 9, 1938, son of the late Woodrow and Lillian (Davis) Proffer. On December 29, 1956, he married Elizabeth MaryAnn Kovacs and she preceded him in death on March 21, 2002. J.C. found solace and joy in the simplicity of nature, whether it was the thrill of the hunt, particularly for moose and deer, or the peaceful moments spent fishing for salmon. His love for the outdoors extended to camping adventures, with a special fondness for the tranquility of a trout pond. Gladwin, MI, held a special place in J.C.'s heart, as it was the backdrop for countless gatherings filled with laughter, love, and shared experiences. His home was a sanctuary where family and friends gathered, creating a haven of warmth and hospitality.Family meant the world to J.C., and he reveled in every opportunity to spend quality time with his loved ones. Family trips were a source of immense joy for him, from the rugged beauty of Alaska to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, and the vast landscapes of Canada. J.C. also crisscrossed the United States, leaving a trail of wonderful memories from coast to coast. Missouri, in particular, held a special place in his heart, and he often found himself drawn to its beauty. J.C. will be remembered for his zest for life, his love of nature, and the countless moments of camaraderie shared around the campfire. He leaves behind a legacy of adventure, laughter, and love that will forever echo in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. In honoring J.C.'s memory, let us find solace in the beauty of the natural world he so deeply cherished and the bonds of love and friendship that will endure in our hearts. May he rest in peace, surrounded by the serene landscapes he held dear. J.C. is survived by 4 children, Johnnie Proffer, Dennis (Donna) Proffer, Tony (Karen) Proffer and Todd Proffer; 7 grandchildren, Brandon, Rachal, Jason, Brooke, Dennis, Jesika and Anthony; 9 great-grandchildren, Trey, Kaiden, Kaileb, Jayden, Khalon, Nicola, Brielle, Avery and Nova; sister, Barbara Proffer; sister-in-law, Linda Proffer; many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and good friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Lillian Proffer; wife, MaryAnn Proffer; 2 children, Sherri Proffer and Rodney Proffer; 5 siblings, Bonnie Hall, Betty Bacchus, Jerry Proffer, Patricia Barron and Cheryle McCormick. The family would like to extend a very sincere thank you to J.C.’s sister, Barb Proffer and her children, Jolissa and Cody O’Leary, for their love and support. The family would also like to thank the nurses and staff of McLaren Hospice for their professional and compassionate care of J.C.Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com

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Euwilda Susan Perry

Mar 03, 1946 - Feb 09, 2024

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Davison, MI

PERRY, Euwilda "Sandy" Susan (Coggins) – of Davison, MI, age 77, passed away Friday, February 9, 2024. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Genesee County, in Euwilda’s memory. Euwilda was born in Palmer, Massachusetts on March 3, 1946, daughter of the late Ellis and Mildred (Putnam) Coggins. On November 20, 1987, Euwilda joined her life with Bryon Perry in a beautiful union in Davison, MI. Together, they created a tapestry of love and shared countless memories over the years. She retired from General Motors in 2000 after 30 years of service. Euwilda found joy in the simple pleasures of life. Her love for fishing, a passion for the great outdoors, and a deep connection with animals, especially her cherished dogs, illuminated her days. Whether casting a line into the serene waters, exploring the beauty of nature through camping and hunting, or simply basking in the warmth of family gatherings, Euwilda embraced life with a spirit that radiated happiness. One of her favorite sanctuaries was Sunset Bay Marina in Unionville, MI, where she spent countless hours surrounded by the tranquility of the water and the camaraderie of her extended family. The memories created at Sunset Bay Marina became a cherished part of

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Virginia J. Fike

Feb 07, 1937 - Feb 08, 2024

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Davison, MI

FIKE, Virginia J. – of Davison, MI, age 87, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024. A Funeral Service will be held 11 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Shane Bengry officiating. Entombment immediately following the service in Flint Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 3-7 PM Monday, February 12, 2024 and 10-11 AM Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Davison Free Methodist Church, in Virginia’s memory.Virginia was born in Flint, MI on February 7, 1937, daughter of the late Wilfred J. and Martha J. (Peel) Hazen. On April 18, 1959, Virginia married Walter F. Fike in Flint, MI and he preceded her in death on February 15, 2023. Virginia was a member of Davison Free Methodist Church. She started her career at General Motors Buick Motor Division and left for a brief time to start her family. With a passion for early childhood education, she served as the director of Calvert Park Community Church of God and Central Baptist Church Daycare Centers for over 15 years. Virginia later worked for almost 20 years as the Administrative Assistant at the Davison United Methodist Church. Virginia enjoyed reading and spending time at the family cottage. She also cherished time with her family. Virginia is survived by her daughter, Nancy A. Fike; son, James F. (Jamie L.) Fike; 2 granddaughters, Sophia L. Fike and Cordelia L. Fike; nephew, Gary (Anne) Hazen; niece, Lisa (Craig) Smith; 4 great-nephews, Aaron (Jordan) Hazen, Kevin (Courtney) Hazen, Peter Smith and Jacob Smith; sister-in-law, Wilma “Kay” Hazen; many other loving family members and good friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilfred and Martha Hazen; husband, Walter F. Fike and brother, Edward A. Hazen. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com

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Leo D. Hooper

May 24, 1940 - Feb 06, 2024

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Davison, MI

HOOPER, Leo D. “Duane”– of Davison, age 83, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2024. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 11 AM – 3 PM at the Fountains Golf and Banquet, 6060 Maybee Road, Clarkston, MI 48346; Chaplain Paul Mabry officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) or Smile Train, in Duane’s memory. Duane was born in Pontiac, MI on May 24, 1940, son of the late Leo and Lorna (Wright) Hooper. He married Dorothy Stonehouse on January 8, 1981. Duane’s passion was hunting, golfing, fishing, football and softball, but his greatest love was spending time with family and friends. Duane is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy “Dottie”; children, Bryan (Donna) Hooper, Craig (Tonya) Hooper, Barry (Jacqueline) Hooper and Jerry Kitchen; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and many other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Mark Kitchen. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com

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Eric Schroeder

Sep 17, 1967 - Feb 07, 2024

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Davison, MI

SCHROEDER, Eric – of Davison, MI, age 56, passed away on February 7, 2024. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 1 PM Thursday, February 15, 2024 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton St., Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski celebrant. Cremation will take place following the Mass. The family will receive visitors 12-3 and 4-8 PM Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Rd., Davison, MI 48423. There will be two hours of visitation prior to the Mass on Thursday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Davison-Richfield Fire Department Association, GFHA Youth Hockey Crystal Field House of Burton or plant a tree in memory of Eric, at a location of your choice. The family kindly asks that everyone attending the Mass on Thursday, February 15, 2024 to wear something that you associate with Eric. Hockey jerseys, camouflage and University of Michigan apparel are all welcome. Eric doesn’t care how you dress as he accepted and loved everybody. Eric was born in Flint, MI on September 17, 1967, son of the late Allan Joseph and Sharon Lee (Morse) Schroeder. He married Andrea Kitchen on April 24, 1992, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison. Eric worked at Hank Graff Chevrolet from 1986 – 2006, working as a mechanic for 13 years, then sold cars for 7 years. He began his career at Mersino’s in 2006 as a Logistics Manager. Eric honorably worked for the Davison Fire Department for 30 years, retiring as a battalion chief on November 15, 2018. One of Eric’s many loves were playing hockey, hunting with his family and friends, camping, being outdoors and traveling. Eric loved people and was known for being the life of the party. He was dedicated, hardworking and never turned down a meal, as everyone knew he loved food! Eric is survived by his wife, Andrea; children, Kyle and Emily; siblings, Celeste (Carl) Zipperer, Devin (Carrie) Schroeder, Mark (Chris) Schroeder; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews; and his favorite dog, Tess. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to everyone who loved and supported Eric during his courageous fight with cancer. He inspired many with his positive attitude and beautiful smile. #schroederstrong Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com

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Richard John Jacques

Sep 07, 1974 - Feb 04, 2024

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Davison, MI

JACQUES, Richard John – of Davison, MI, age 49, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2024. A Funeral Service will be held 11 AM Friday, February 9, 2024 at Allen Funeral Home, 9136 Davison Road, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew A. Czajkowski officiating. Cremation will take place following the service. The family will receive visitors 4-7 PM Thursday, February 8, 2024 and 10-11 AM Friday, February 9, 2024 at Allen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Genesee County or any non-profit animal charity, in Rick’s memory.Rick was born in Flint, MI on September 7, 1974, son of James and Ilona “Lonnie” (Farkas) Jacques. He was a graduate of Davison High School Class of 1992. Rick married Janette Smith on July 19, 2003 in Davison, MI. In 2012, Rick embarked on a new chapter as the proud owner and operator of Certified Abatement Services. His dedication and hard work made him a respected figure in the industry, leaving a lasting impact on those he worked with. Beyond his professional pursuits, Rick found solace and happiness in the simple pleasures of life. A lover of the great outdoors, he spent countless hours boating, fishing, snowmobiling, and enjoying the serenity of ice fishing. Rick's love extended to his furry companions, as he delighted in giving relaxing belly rubs to his beloved puppies. Rick will be remembered for his warm heart, infectious laughter, and the kindness he extended to everyone he met. His spirit will live on in the stories we share and the memories we hold dear. May he rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love that he so freely gave during his time with us.Rick is survived by his loving wife, Janette Jacques; parents, James and Lonnie Jacques; best friends, Chad Burke and Luke Herrington; 2 canine companions, Archie and Jax; many other loving family members and good friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, James Jacques, Jr.; canine companion, Spanky; grandparents, John (Tracy) Jacques and John (Dresby) Farkas. Please share your thoughts with the family at www.allenfuneralhomeinc.com

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Ronald Lee Soncrainte, Sr.

Oct 29, 1942 - Jan 30, 2024

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Davison, MI

SONCRAINTE, Ronald Lee, Sr.; of Davison; passed away on January 30, 2024 at the age of 81;husband of Charlotte; father of Tony (Kim) Albro, Carl (Jessica) Albro, Ronald, Jr. ( Kim) Soncrainte and Jana (Jim) Turns; grandfather of Josh, Chris, Turner, Kyle (Libby) and Tyler; great grandfather of Londyn and Jager; brother of Judy (Gary) Studnicki, Rick Soncrainte. preceded in death by his parents Clayton and Nellie Soncrainte and brother Robert Soncrainte.Ron served in the U.S. Navy. He served for 25 years as an Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, wood carving, traveling and dancing. He was a past President of Oakland County Sportsman’s Club. The family would like to thank the staff at the Ridge of Goodrich (formerly The Pines of Goodrich) for their amazing care and compassion the past four years.Friends may visit Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston on Thursday, February 1st from 4 - 9 p.m.Funeral Service Friday, February 2nd at 12:30 p.m. visitation one hour prior at the funeral home.Inurnment Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to OCDSA- Oakland County Deputy Sheriff's Association Family Benevolent Fund, 581 W.Kennett Road, Pontiac, MI 48340Please leave a memory or condolence on Ron's online guestbook below.

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Gary Lee Pace

Oct 20, 1940 - Jan 26, 2024

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Davison, MI

GARY LEE PACE, Biology Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan-Flint. "To Teach is to be Twice Taught." Born in Pontiac, Michigan, October 20, 1940, died January 26, 2024, at his residence in Davison.  Gary was raised an only child, attending fourteen different schools before his sophomore year of high school. His one constant was the Boy Scouts of America, where he earned the rank of Eagle.  He completed his B.S in Biology at Eastern Michigan University and his Ph.D.; in zoology at the University of Michigan while married with three young children.  Gary often said he could not have accomplished these goals without the physical, emotional, and secretarial support of his wife Margie (Pace) Sumner, mother Charlene and second mother Marge.  His children share memories of traveling with their dad on his malacological research collection trips out west.  During his forty-three years at the UM-Flint campus, Dr. Pace offered courses in Biological Illustration, Human Reproduction, Invertebrate Biology, Limnology, Michigan Spring Flora, and Parasitology.  He especially enjoyed teaching the introductory biology course for non-majors because, over the years, so many students chose a career in the biological sciences as a result.  For decades, with colleague and friend, Ernie Szuch, he taught Caribbean Reef Ecology, taking students to the University of the Bahama's Field Research Station on San Salvadore Island.  He and Professor Szuch also taught Michigan Field Biology, housing students at Marge Curtis's Sno-Shu Inn and Hulbert Lake Lodge in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  Hundreds of college students took their first ride over the Mackinaw Bridge with him.  They studied at Lake Superior Provincial Park, White Fish Point, Tahquamenon Falls, Hulbert Lake, Seney Wildlife Refuge, Sable Falls, and  the infamous UM-Flint decorated outhouse at Dr. Bob Heywood and Irene Roach's most perfect U.P. bog.  His on-campus teaching laboratory served as the base for the Flint River Watershed Coalition's semi-annual water quality studies, which continue under younger colleagues today.  In his private life, he and his wife Colleen traveled multiple times to Hawaii and to Anthony's Key on the island of Roatan; often taking their children and other family members along.  Colleen owes her love of the ocean to him.  She is forever grateful for his including her on his student trips, and for the friendships and memories that came from them.  In their retirement, they traveled to the Galapagos Islands, Belize, Peru, Alaska, the great out-west Circle Tour, and more national parks than can be included here.  In late life, using two microscopes planted in his living room, he identified and catalogued essentially every plant and living creature on his ten acres in Richfield Township.  Gary was preceded in death by his father, Earl Pace and wife Marge, and his mother Janie Charlene (Brantley) Collins and her husband Harry.  He had no siblings.  He is survived by his wife, Colleen (McAlinden) Pace, who will miss their daily Scrabble games, playing 500- Rummy, and finishing the 230th book she has read aloud to him.  He leaves four good children, Mindie Malone, who will remember long, nightly telephone conversations, and husband Jeff; Steven Pace, who will continue walking the same woodland trails as his dad, and wife Leah; Douglas Pace, who will remember sharing the love of sports, and wife Melissa; and Andrew Jaskiewicz, who learned to love inland lakes and open oceans from his second dad, and wife Amy.  Also, granddaughters Crystal Pace, Reagan Jaskiewicz, and Taylor Jaskiewicz; grandsons Joseph Malone and wife Joanne, Zen Pace and partner Doug Harrison, Dustin Pace; two great-grandchildren; a huge extended family gifted him by Colleen; close friends Annie and Ernie Szuch, Sarah Weber, Kara Travis Pattison, and Luke Redmond; and dozens of student-friends who kept in touch after his retirement.  He does not leave behind his closest friend, Richfield County Park on the banks of the Flint River because, surely, he will forever be walking off her trails, checking for spring wildflowers.  Gary and his family thank special friend Mark Holmes for his constant and unwavering support during his illness.  Friends and colleagues are welcome to offer a contribution in Gary's memory to For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., Burton, MI 48509, and/or the Flint River Watershed Coalition, www.flintriver.org.  Gary's motto was: "Trust science, never stop learning, and love our little place in the universe."

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