Roy Henry VanTol

Roy Henry VanTol

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Roy Henry VanTol, 85, of Essexville, our devoted, loving, and kind husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life on the afternoon of Monday, July 25, 2016 at Covenant – Cooper. Roy was born in Essexville on May 19, 1931, the son of the late Henry and Ada (Mulders) VanTol. Growing up, Roy worked on his grandparent’s farm, where he learned his excellent work ethic. He attended and graduated from St. John’s School, where he was known for his kindness; he was always willing to drive the nuns to and from their appointments. Roy also proudly served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean Conflict aboard the U.S.S. Daly. While out one day, he met a car hop, by the name of Shirley Yax. Shirley took a liking to Roy, and “accidentally” spilled his malt all over him. The rest was history; they dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on December 27, 1951 in St. John’s Church. For forty-two years, Roy was a faithful employee of Consumers Power, never missing a day of work. Roy always wanted his family to have the best lifestyle possible, and would do anything for anyone in need. He loved to hunt and fish, especially with his son in Ludington, enjoyed family camping trips, especially in Scottsville, and was an avid sports fan. Roy coached baseball for many years, and was always cheering on the Detroit Tigers and Lions. He will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered by his entire family for generations to come. Roy leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of sixty-four years, Shirley. He was the most awesome and loving father of LeAnn (Mark) Dabrowski, Paul VanTol, Barbara (William) Weiler, and Kim (Terrence) Bokhart. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of his grandchildren, Cory (Jennifer) Dabrowski, Scott (Charity Tackett) Dabrowski, Jason (Angie) Dabrowski, Katherine Weiler, Ashley Weiler, and Austin Bokhart; great-grandchildren, Taylor Kerkau, Carson, Maddison, Ethan, Mason, and Sydney Dabrowski; siblings, Betty Dalzell, Faye Lukowski, Ann Rex; sisters-in-law, Jan Yax, Doris Yax, Theodora VanTol, along with many nieces, nephews, friends, and his beloved dog, Jake. In addition to his parents, Roy was welcomed home to heaven by his siblings, Henry VanTol, Jr., Jane and Howard Cook, Earl and Pat VanTol, Vern and Joanie VanTol, Sue Frank, Betty Yax, Art Yax, Mildred VanTol, Carol and Mike Morse, Kenneth Yax, and Abe Dalzell. Roy’s family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil for Roy at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Friday, July 29, 2016, Roy will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 9:00 AM until the time of his 10:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. To all Roy’s family : Roy was a great guy to have known. He coached Tom in baseball and has many fond memories. He will be missed and may his memories bring you peace at this difficult time. God bless.


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roy vantol
Roy Henry VanTol, 85, of Essexville, our devoted, loving, and kind husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend was born into eternal life on the afternoon of Monday, July 25, 2016 at Covenant - Cooper. Roy was born in Essexville on May 19, 1931, the son of the late Henry and Ada (Mulders) VanTol. Growing up, Roy worked on his grandparent's farm, where he learned his excellent work ethic. He attended and graduated from St. John's School, where he was known for his kindness; he was always willing to drive the nuns to and from their appointments. Roy also proudly served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean Conflict aboard the U.S.S. Daly. While out one day, he met a car hop, by the name of Shirley Yax. Shirley took a liking to Roy, and "accidentally" spilled his malt all over him. The rest was history; they dated, fell in love, and were united in marriage on December 27, 1951 in St. John's Church. For forty-two years, Roy was a faithful employee of Consumers Power, never missing a day of work. Roy always wanted his family to have the best lifestyle possible, and would do anything for anyone in need. He loved to hunt and fish, especially with his son in Ludington, enjoyed family camping trips, especially in Scottsville, and was an avid sports fan. Roy coached baseball for many years, and was always cheering on the Detroit Tigers and Lions. He will be deeply missed, but lovingly remembered by his entire family for generations to come. Roy leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of sixty-four years, Shirley. He was the most awesome and loving father of LeAnn (Mark) Dabrowski, Paul VanTol, Barbara (William) Weiler, and Kim (Terrence) Bokhart. His memory will forever live on in the hearts of his grandchildren, Cory (Jennifer) Dabrowski, Scott (Charity Tackett) Dabrowski, Jason (Angie) Dabrowski, Katherine Weiler, Ashley Weiler, and Austin Bokhart; great-grandchildren, Taylor Kerkau, Carson, Maddison, Ethan, Mason, and Sydney Dabrowski; siblings, Betty Dalzell, Faye Lukowski, Ann Rex; sisters-in-law, Jan Yax, Doris Yax, Theodora VanTol, along with many nieces, nephews, friends, and his beloved dog, Jake. In addition to his parents, Roy was welcomed home to heaven by his siblings, Henry VanTol, Jr., Jane and Howard Cook, Earl and Pat VanTol, Vern and Joanie VanTol, Sue Frank, Betty Yax, Art Yax, Mildred VanTol, Carol and Mike Morse, Kenneth Yax, and Abe Dalzell. Roy's family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM Vigil for Roy at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. On Friday, July 29, 2016, Roy will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St., Essexville, where visiting will continue from 9:00 AM until the time of his 10:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.

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  1. To all Roy’s family : Roy was a great guy to have known. He coached Tom in baseball and has many fond memories. He will be missed and may his memories bring you peace at this difficult time. God bless.

  2. Dale and Ann Kukla and Herbert Tacey purchased the Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet for the family of Roy Henry VanTol.


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