Davenport, Michael L., Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Covenant Medical Center Harrison. Son of the late Halbert and Marguerite (Spencer) Davenport, Michael was born September 30, 1937 in Zilwaukee, Michigan. He served in the U. S. Marine Corp from 1956 to 1958 and was a member of American Legion Post #439. Michael married Rosalie A. Leuenberger on May 2, 1959. She survives him. Michael had been employed by Grey Iron Foundry retiring on August 1, 1990. He was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and former member of St. Matthew Catholic Church. He was a charter member of Kochville Township Fire Department, John C. Rock Saginaw Detachment Marine Corp. League and Knights of Columbus Council #4232. Surviving besides his wife Rosalie are two daughters and two sons, Duane and Becky Davenport, Fort Wayne, Indiana; Diane and Jon Lilliestierna, Saginaw; David and Cindy Davenport, Freeland; Donna and Frank Mejia, Saginaw; twelve grandchildren, Dustin and Jacob Davenport, Krystle and Kara Lilliestierna, Carly, Ciara and Cadia Davenport, Alexandria and Michelle Monnier, Michael , Eric, Crystal and David Mejia; one great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Stockmeyer; one brother and two sisters, John and Lorraine Davenport, Sue and Tom Cryblskey, Doris and Grant Robinson; a sister-in-law, Margaret Davenport; several nieces and nephews. Michael was preceded in death by one brother, Halbert (Jack) Davenport. Honoring Mr. Davenport’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 6400 McCarty Road, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. James R. Carlson will officiate with Military Services conducted by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at the church where the family will be present on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Kochville Twp. Fire Department will conduct a walk thru at 10:30 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John Vianney Catholic Church or St. Jude Children Hospital. www.snowfuneralhome.net