Leonard Lubaczewski of Caro, age 73, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Great Lakes Rehab in Saginaw. Leonard was born June 8, 1944 in Cass City, the son of the late Casimer and Sophie (Dlugosilska) Lubaczewski. He was a 1962 graduate of Cass City High School and went on to attend Ferris State University. He was united in marriage with Delores May Powell in 1965, and she preceded him in death on November 23, 2006. Leonard was employed with GM Saginaw Parts Plant and Flint Engine for 30 years, retiring in 2000 at the age of 55, an age he referred to as a “pair of nickels.” The day he retired, he took off his watch and said he’d never have to think about what time it was again. He loved to collect tractors, fix things, tinker in his garage, and live off the grid. He was a man of few words who could be found almost every day (weather permitting) sitting on his porch. He enjoyed watching birds and wildlife from his perch, hunting, tinkering, playing cards at the Moose, and occasionally taking a chance on the slot machines at the casino.
He is survived by two children and their spouses, Todd and Jade Lubaczewski of The Hague, Netherlands, Carrie and Ted Homewood of Geneva, Illinois; five grandchildren, Jodee, Jay, Owen, Lila and Sophia; one brother and his wife, Casimer, Jr. and Shirley Lubaczewski of Cass City; one sister and her husband, Joan and Jack Hercliff of Cass City; and special friend, Pat Raymond of Mayville.
In keeping with Leonard’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro. Private burial will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the National Stroke Association at www.stroke.org. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.