Brown Funeral Home

1480 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI


John David Loper

November 21, 1930November 1, 2019

John D. Loper, 88, of Millington, Michigan, formerly of Flint, MI, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. John was the son of John B. Loper and Harriett Blagg. He married Janet Ragatz on March 21, 1950. John served on the Flint Fire Department for 27 years and retired as the Fire Marshall. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved the great outdoors, and vacationing in Aruba with family and friends. His family was the center of his life. He is survived by his children, David (Gretchen) Loper, Catherine (Michael) Matusik, Christine (Christopher) Cousineau, Caren (Ken) Thorp, and John (Pam) Loper, 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his wife, Janet. Family will receive friends on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home, 1480 Hill Rd., Grand Blanc Twp., Michigan, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral will be Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Brown Funeral Home at 1:00pm with interment following at Evergreen, Cemetery in Grand Blanc, Michigan.


  • Visitation Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Visitation Before Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 5, 2019


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Mark DeGroat

November 5, 2019

John was and will always be great man. He was a father figure and mentor for me in the outdoor pursuits where we shared so much in common. I had Hunting property next to John will always appreciate the years of companionship we had. I will also always appreciate the the Sugar Beet and Venison Soup he made and shared with me. He was a giving and kind person. When I think back on John, I will always see him sitting in his old Lazyboy recliner in front of the wood burner in his hunting camp as content as anyone could be. Till our next hunt John, stay warm by the fire!

Bruce Harbin

November 4, 2019

John is the person responsible for me becoming a firefighter. Also that same year 1970 John was the one responsible for me becoming an antenna installer. I grew up 2 houses from John and his family. I owe a lot to John Loper and will always hold him in high esteem. God Bless John and family. Respectfully Bruce Harbin.

Bruce Harbin

November 3, 2019

John helped me become a firefighter in Flint, also got me into the TV antenna work which I did for 44 years. I owe a lot to John, always looked up to him and wanted to be like him. Always impressed me how his grand kids loved him. Will miss you John. God Bless.

Ronald Renski

November 3, 2019

Dear Mike, Cathy and family,
Audrey and I want to offer our sincerest condolences on the passing of John. We will always remember his positive outlook on life and his absolute love for family. We stopped by your apartment in Aruba to see
you and John was holding down the fort. We stayed for a long time and it was an absolute pleasure to listen to many of his charming stories . He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.