Gene Russell Flint Gene Russell Flint passed from this life on October 21, 2013. He was born August 25, 1934, the son of Beatrice and Marvin Flint. He married Dorothy Shurlow in 1960, she survives. He is also survived by his sons David (Melissa) Flint of San Marcos, Texas and daughter Julie (James Starzynski) Flint of Duluth, Minnesota, grandchildren Levi and Austin Flint and Hilarie Sorensen; a brother James Flint and sister Bonnie (Ronald) Metcalf, both of Battle Creek, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brother, Norman King and sister Mary Ann Buber. He graduated from Bellevue High School in 1953 and served in the active duty Navy from 1954 to 1959 followed by naval reserve duty and a short time in the air force reserve. He worked at Kellogg Company for 37 years, retiring as an electrician in 1990. Gene was a member of SS. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Michigan Trail Riders Association, Yankee Spring Trail Rider Association, The Battle Creek Ski Club, AFGM, NRA and the VFW. While aging was unkind to him, in the good years he loved to laugh and was considered great fun by some and a nuisance by others; but he never passed by someone needing help without stopping. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Barry County Humane Society, or to a
. Visitation will be at 10:00 am on Friday, October 25, 2013 at SS. Cyril & Methodius Church (159 131s Ave., Wayland) prior to the funeral mass at 11:00 to be immediately followed by luncheon at the church. Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home, please visit our website at www.girrbachfuneralhome.net to sign the online guestbook or to leave a memory or message for the family.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Oct. 23, 2013