Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


Connie M. Halfmann

31 décembre , 193130 septembre , 2019

Connie M. Halfmann, age 87, of Lansing, Michigan passed away on Monday September 30, 2019. Connie was born December 31, 1931 in Fowler, MI to Raymond and Bernita (Geller) Halfmann. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard and sisters, Catherine and Rebecca.

A funeral service will occur, Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM, with a one hour prior visitation at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, 900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912.

A burial will occur at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, on the corner of Grange and Walker Road, Fowler, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Michigan Center, 1421 E. 12 Mile Rd. Bldg. A, Madison Heights, MI 48071.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grlansing.com for the Halfmann family.

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  • Visitation dimanche, 27 octobre , 2019
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  • Committal Service mardi, 29 octobre , 2019


Connie M. Halfmann


Janet Halfmann

14 octobre , 2019

When our three oldest kids were young and we lived in Michigan, we spent many weekend days at the home of Tom’s mom; and Connie, and also Hugh, were usually there for a visit. Both of them spent endless hours playing with our kids both indoors and out, and they all had such a great time. We so appreciated that our kids were deeply loved. They still talk about those special times to this day. I also remember that often on those trips home, Connie would have some special project going in Mom’s basement, such as a piece of furniture getting a new look or some art work in progress.

I remember that at holiday dinners either at the home of Tom’s mom or his sister Cathy, Connie had a knack for making the celebration seem extra special with special dishes prepared just right and with much flare. In later years, when Tom’s mom had to be in a nursing home near Cathy, both Connie and Cathy would push Mom in her wheelchair to Cathy’s house so Mom could spend those special days with the family.

Connie did many special things for her mom in addition to visiting her often. She planted a small garden for her and took her places, such as to visit Cathy, who lived in Douglas.

Connie was the maid of honor for Tom when we got married. She also was our son Drew’s godmother, and the stand-in godmother for her sister who couldn’t make the long trip to Michigan when our daughter Laura was born.

After we moved away from Michigan, we had many wonderful dinners catching up with Connie when we came home to visit. We miss her greatly.

Pam Halfmann

11 octobre , 2019

When we were kids there were many weekends we would go visit my grandma's house. Me and my brother Drew and sister Laura always had a good time there. The house was a warm place and everyone would be happy to see us and make us feel welcome. We especially liked it when Aunt Connie and Uncle Hugh would be there on the weekend, visiting their mom. Even then as a kid I thought about how nice it was that they visited their mom so often. They were always willing to hang out with us. We would ask them to play cards, board games, go to the playground and visit the grotto at the Fowler Catholic church. When we asked, mostly always they said yes. Aunt Connie had a way of showing you that she was really listening to you when you talked with her, which was so nice because you know often adults don't really listen to kids that much! We loved to be pushed on the merry go round and she would patiently push us and joke around with us. We would pretend we were falling off and she would say, "Oh no, don't fall! " She would let us sit in her car and pretend we were driving. I remember once when we were going to see grandma, we were happy because we got to see Aunt Connie and Uncle Hugh. We ran ahead and ran up the porch steps. When we got inside they weren't there and we were really disappointed. They hadn't made it over that weekend, so it was a little more boring for us that day. I knew Aunt Connie lived in an apartment and worked at a lawyer's office, which I thought sounded very cool and sophisticated! When I was 10, we moved half way across the country so our visits to our grandma's mostly ended, which was sad but a part of life. Still, when we came back every year or two Connie was always so nice to us. I love you Aunt Connie, and I know you are back to your vibrant self hanging out with the rest of your family. ❤️