Joseph Sevenski Hudson Township Joseph Sevenski, 88, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, in Hopkins, Mich., surrounded by his loving family. Joseph was born Feb. 4, 1923, in Hudson Township, son of Joseph and Blanche (Magee) Sevenski. On Feb. 1, 1943, he joined the U.S. Army, serving until Feb. 4, 1946. Joseph married his sweetheart, Myrtle A. Pope, on May 24, 1947, in Lansing. He enjoyed spending time fishing, hunting, farming, reading and building things. He liked watching Detroit Tigers, U of M football (Go Blue!), and over the last several years became a big NASCAR and Matt Kenseth fan. Joseph loved his two dogs, Lacy and Tanner. He worked at Lansing Drop Forge for more than fourty years and was president of Local Union 724 for 22 years. After retiring to his 80 acres and log home, he became involved in Knights of Columbus, American Legion and V.F.W. Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Myrtle; children, Nancy (Terry) Thompson, Joseph Sevenski, Gerald Sevenski, Kim (Julie) Sevenski, Kenneth Sevenski, Tamara (Robert) Sevenski-Popma; stepdaughter, Jean (Paul) Flores; brother, William (Carol); sister-in-law, Della Sevenski; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, Walter (Skeeter), and Dan; sisters, Clara (Bernie) and Virginia (Andy); two grandsons and one great-grandson. Visitation will take place 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at St. Augustine Church in Boyne Falls, with a vigil service starting at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the church with the Rev. Duane Wachowiak serving as celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Augustine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family, in care of Myrtle, or to the American Legion Post of Boyne City. Family and friends wishing to share a thought or memory of Joseph are encouraged to do so online at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com. Stackus Funeral Home of Boyne City is serving the family.
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Published in Lansing State Journal from Jan. 1 to Jan. 3, 2012