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John Louis Bajena
May 19, 1926-June 29, 2012
John Louis Bajena, age 86, of St. Louis, MI, passed away Friday, June 29, 2012, at his home.
Funeral Services will be held at Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Church St. Louis, MI on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Fr. James Bessert officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m.
John was born in Forest Hill, Michigan on May 19, 1926, the son of Stanley and Margaret Bajena.
John enjoyed tinkering with and repairing anything from toasters to tractors. He was a lifelong farmer who had a passion for raising animals and crops. John loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was extremely proud of them all. He attended Mt. St. Joseph Catholic Church and served his country in the United States Army.
John is survived by his daughter, Katherine and Carl Goschke of St. Louis, MI; son, Jeffrey and Heather Bajena of Mt. Pleasant, MI; step- son, Tony and Pam of Mt. Pleasant, MI; seven grandchildren, Benjamen, Michelle, Carl, Jeffrey, Jason, Katie and Mercedes and four great grandchildren, Carl John, Alexander, Brandon, and Nina. He is also survived two sisters, Ann Cater and Victoria Bennett; and one brother, Henry Bajena.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Anthony; and his life long partner, Beverly.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Michigan, 3995 Fashion Square Blvd. Suite 1 Saginaw, MI 48603.
Online condolences can be sent to
The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes St. Louis Chapel St. Louis, Michigan.
Published in The Morning Sun on July 1, 2012
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