2018-07-08 / Obituaries


JOHN ARTHUR STANSFIELD, of Gladwin, 80, passed away with his loving wife by his side on Friday, June 29, 2018. He was born in Goodrich on October 7, 1937 to Henry and Elizabeth (Morris) Stansfield. John was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. On July 16, 1966 he was united in marriage to his true love, Betty Bridges, in Montrose, and they shared nearly 52 wonderful years together. He was employed as a millwright for General Motors in Flint and then went to work in Lansing for GM, retiring in 1992 after 30 years of service. He moved to Gladwin in 1992, previously residing in Perry. After his retirement with GM, he began working for DeShano Contruction in Gladwin. He was a lifetime member of the Montrose and Gladwin Masonic Lodges, earning the honor of Mason of the Year in 2016.

His memory will be forever cherished by his loving wife, Betty Stansfield, of Gladwin; four daughters, Robin (Claire) Hippensteele, of O’Fallon, Mo., Jackie (Jim) Madden, of St. Peters, Mo., Tracy(Bud) Howell, of Beaverton, and Renai (Shannon) Day, of Gladwin; five beautiful grandchildren, Cory, Jennie (Dan), Saharah, Chelsea and Ryan; four precious great-grandchildren, Bentley, Addilynn, Raegan and Weston; and his only sister, Sue Andres. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Stansfield.

A Masonic service was held on Monday, July 2, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Gladwin Masonic Lodge. Arrangements were entrusted to the Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, of Gladwin. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Gladwin Masonic Lodge. www.hallkokotovichfuneralhome.com.

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