Honey Samyn, 94, of Hampton Township, was born into eternal life on the evening of Monday, March 30, 2015 at her home. Honey was born in Hampton Township on August 18, 1920, the daughter of the late Louis and Mary (Van Der Wielen) VanTol. While dancing, she would happen to meet a gentleman by the name of Jerome Samyn. They dated, fell in love and were united in marriage on November 8, 1941. After over sixty years of marriage, Jerome preceded Honey in death. Coincidentally enough, Honey was named the Honey Rock Queen in 1940. In her later years, Honey and Jerome enjoyed boating on their boat, “The Honey Bee” and could be found anywhere the fish were biting. Honey’s love for her family was genuine and true. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. If anyone went home hungry after stopping by Grandma Honey’s, it was their own fault. Unknown to Jerome, she was also known for occasionally overpaying the kids for doing chores. After many years of dedicated service, Honey retired as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jerome Samyn Farms. Honey is survived by her children, Fran Samyn and MaryAnn Stasik, William and wife, Denise Samyn, Kenneth and wife, Debra Samyn, Jean and husband, Tony Hages and Gary and wife, Kathy Samyn. She was the beloved, adoring and proud “Grandma Honey” of Randy and wife, EJ Samyn, Kimberly Samyn, Molly and husband, Neil Sommers, Timothy and wife, Danielle Samyn, Patti and husband, Bob Baudoux, Jeffrey and wife, Kimberly Samyn, Neil and wife, Magen Samyn, Carly and husband, Kevin Kowalski and Brian Hages. Honey also leaves behind many great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lucille VanTol and brothers-in-law, Louis Kohn and Loyal Syring. In addition to her parents and her husband, Honey was welcomed home to heaven by her grandson, Michael Hages; siblings, Grace and husband, Karl Dummeldinger , Floyd VanTol, Alice and husband, Michael Szeszulski, Ruth Kohn, Beatrice "Betty" Syring, Viola Tardiff and Joseph VanTol. Honey’s family will be present to receive visitors on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 9:00 AM until the time of her 11:00 AM Funeral Liturgy at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist), 614 Pine St., Essexville. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with the Rite of Committal to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, Marie, Jennifer, Kayleigh, Sally, Mary, Carole, Jackie and John , along with her hairdresser, Carolyn; medical team, Dr. James Campau, Dr. Shresta, Dr. Baughmen, Heartland Hospice and Millie Hugo for their constant and thoughtful care. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish or Heartland Hospice. Final arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. Ken, Debbie, Jeff, Neil, and Carly,
    Please accept out heartfelt condolences on the home going go your mother, and grandmother. She was a very special lady as you well know. I still wear the two knit winter hats she made me at least 40 years ago(one in Garber blue and white) and it makes me think of her and smile. Cherish the memories.

  2. Tim, Danielle, Jared, and Garrett,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
    Anthony, Holly, Dominic, and Lily

  3. I am sorry to hear of Honey’s passing. She lived a long life! I worked for Jerry and Honey on the farm for a couple of summers, they were both very hardworking farmers. Even after many years, whenever I would run into them they would always give me a hug and a little tease. My sincere condolences to all Honey’s family and friends as they mourn her loss but celebrate a life well-lived.
    Mary Smith

  4. I will never forget the smile on her face when I brought my grandsons to c her.
    It’s to bad things had to end the way they did. We all cared for her so much it was not just a job.

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