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Constance Marie "Connie" (nee Spohn) Butz, age 91, of Flint, died Friday, March 10.
Surviving are daughter, Lynn, of Swartz Creek; son, Frank (RuthAnn Leppala), of Traverse City; grandchildren, Tony, of Colorado, Nikkilynn (Chad) Stoltenberg, of Grand Blanc, Beth Anne (Bruce) Bair, of Fenton, Raye Anne Heid (deceased), Mary Anne (Andy) Belanger, of Traverse City, Willis Bullard, of Washington, and Melissa Bullard, of Traverse City; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Calli, Chris, Kristen, Bailey, Eric, Joshua (Kaitlin), Noah, Emma, Beau and Evan; great-great-grandchildren, McKenna and Mason; sister, Pat (deceased), (Alden/Skip, deceased) Root, of Davision, and Phyllis June, of Millington; brother, John (Ann) Spohn, of Davison; many loved nieces and nephews; and beloved pet, Tyler Marie.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents, James and Loretta Spohn; brothers, Ed, Bud, Jerry and Sid; sisters, Rita and Pat; and life partner, Joe Mizrock.
Connie was proud of her family and loved them deeply.
Both Connie and family will be eternally grateful for her Hawthorne House family and the countless acts of love, kindness and patience displayed by the Grand Traverse Pavilions/Hawthorne House staff, Dr. Angela Pohl, Nurse Greene and Hospice of Michigan.
Visitation for Connie will take place from 9 until 11 a.m., with a service beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 16, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Cremation has taken place.
Because of family allergies they've requested no flowers, but instead contributions may be made to the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation, 1000 Pavilions Circle, Traverse City, MI 49684; Genesee County Humane Society, PO Box 190138, Burton, MI 48519; or Cherryland Humane Society, 1750 Ahlberg Road, Traverse City, MI 49686.
Online condolences may be shared at Connie's tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on March 12, 2017
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