John Thomas Stefanski

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John Thomas "Jack" Stefanski, 73, of Essexville, our caring and generous husband, father, and grandpa was born into eternal life on the afternoon of Monday, June 13, 2016 in Saginaw. Jack was born in Saginaw on January 7, 1943, the son of the late John J. and Grace E. (Trombley) Stefanski. While at a party, he met the former Janice Schabel. They dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on May 24, 1969. Jack proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a mechanic for four years. Throughout life, he was known for his excellent work ethic as a machinist for various companies. When not working, Jack could be found working on cars, train sets, attending car and train shows, and woodworking. He loved watching his Detroit sports teams, NASCAR, and drag racing. Jack's favorite pastime was attending his grandchildren's sporting events and spending time with his family (most of the time). He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Janice of forty-seven years and their children, John (Bridget) Stefanski, Lisa (Gina) Stefanski, Kenneth (Lori) Stefanski, Becky (Robert) McComb; grandchildren, Cassidi, Corbin, Colton, and Quinn Stefanski; Isabell and Zach Stefanski, and Samantha, Lucas, and Owen McComb. Jack is also survived by his sister-in-law, Jane Stefanski, along with many in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. In addition to his parents, he was welcomed home to heaven by his brother, Donald J. Stefanski, and his father and mother-in-law, Kenneth L. and Eleanor R. (Felske) Schabel. Jack's family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil for Jack at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Friday, June 17, 2016, Jack will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. Norbert Church), 126 W. Munger Rd., Munger, where visiting will continue from 9:00 AM until the time of his 10:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Joseph Schabel will officiate with the Rite of Committal to follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. Jan sorry to read about your husband passing hugs and prayers out to you and family Diana Butterfield) Jankoviak

  2. Lisa, Im so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I hope you find comfort in knowing that he has heard those words we all live to hear.

    “Well done my child, welcome home.” – GOD

    Love you Lisa.

  3. Jack was like a second dad to me. I loved seeing him smile and always laughed when he called me “Gibby” ( I reminded him of Kimmy Gibbler from full house because I was always at their house growing up.) Jack you will forever be missed and I feel blessed that you were a big part of my life. Thank you for welcoming me into your home and family. Love you Hope Fowler

  4. We have known your family forever. Our kids went through a lot together. I sure hope the best for you all in the next few days. Love ya guys. June & Ken VanOoteghem

  5. Our heart breaks for the Stefanski family. All our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love & hugs; Randy, Alecia, Kaeleigh & Brayden

  6. Jan so sorry to ready about your husband our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God Bless everyone

  7. My Condolence’s To Ken and The Stefanski Family.My thought’s and prayers are with you today. God Bless Jerry Soto

  8. Sending prayers to the family of Mr. Stefanski at this sad time. Thinking of his children and grandchildren today. Ms. Sue

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