2017-12-07 / Obituaries



Scyrian “Gene” Gainor, age 95, of Bad Axe, passed away with his family by his side on Monday December 4, 2017.

Gene was born in Harbor Beach on

August 1, 1922, son of the late Scyrian and Agnes (Moriarity) Gainor.

He married Dorothy Koss and she preceded him in death. He married Nancy (Schmidt) Arnott in September of 1961.

Gene was raised and worked on the family farm in Bloomfield Township in Huron County until 1957 when he became the owner and operator of Gainor’s Meat Packing in Bad Axe. He worked side by side with his wife and children for 60 years in the family business.

Gene was an avid bowler and enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers. He dedicated himself to his family and enjoyed meeting new people who quickly became friends.

Gene is survived by his wife, Nancy Gainor of Bad Axe; three sons, Douglas (Bonnie) Gainor of Bad Axe, Wayne (Debbi) Gainor of Bad Axe and Craig (Jennifer) Gainor of White Lake; two daughters, Patricia (David) Stokan II of Bad Axe and Tina (Dutch) Seley of Elkton; four stepchildren, Robert, LuAnn, Charles, Bryan; one sister, Agnes Eichorst; 11 grandchildren, Jackie, Douglas Jr., Danielle, Derek, Wayne David, Michael, Cody, Shane, KayLee, Shawna, Britnee; two great-grandchildren, London and Adalyn; 10 step grandchildren, and 13 step great-grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by his siblings, Samuel Gainor, Faye Sherman, Ruby Vaughan, Ellen Thorsen, Mary Dobson; daughters, Ellen Jane Western and Jerrie Lynn Gainor and family friend, “Zeke”.

Services will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Bad Axe Free Methodist Church. Officiating will be Rev. Jerry Sutton. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 1–8 p.m. or Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service time at 11 a.m.

If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to: www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com

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