Urszula M. Flanz Gunn
January 7, 1946 – August 30, 2019
Urszula (Babcha) Mary Flanz-Gunn, 73, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019 in Ann Arbor at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Urszula was born on January 7, 1946 in Poland, she was the first of four children born to Michal and Natalie (nee: Losiewicz) Osip. Her family moved to the United States in 1949. Following her attendance at St. Hedwig High School, Urszula was a Manager at Cadillac Motors, which she left to raise her four children. Later she reentered the workforce as a Purchaser at Hollingsworth.
Lately she enjoyed visits to the Hartland Senior Activity Center, where she attended various art classes. She also loved spending time at her cottage on Neff Lake in Hartland Township. Her favorite hobbies were painting, drawing, crocheting, gardening and fishing. For Babcha spending time with her grandchildren was, above all her favorite pastime.
Urszula is survived by her daughter, Celeste Flanz-Tahmouch; step-daughter, Heather Belcher; step-son, Joshua Gunn; brothers, Adam (Anna Mae) Osip and Michael (Shawne Marie) Osip; sister, Helen Kozak; grandchildren, Andrea (Michael) Grant, Sarah (Mark) Lenz, Katlyn Belcher, Courtney Belcher, Alexis Gunn, Rayna Gunn, Toby Gunn, Gennavie Gunn, Aionna Gunn, Avanjulena Gunn, Nia Gunn; and great-grandson, Caleb Tahmouch.
She was pre-deceased by her son, LeRoy Flanz, Jr. and her godson Andy Chaaban.
Friends may visit Friday, September 6, 2019 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. (with a Rosary recitation at 7:00 p.m.) at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152 and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 29015 Jamison St., Livonia, MI.
Please share a memory of Urszula or condolences with her family on her online guestbook.
- Celeste Flanz-Tahmouch, Daughter
- Heather Belcher, Step-Daughter
- Joshua Gunn, Step-Son
- Adam (Anna Mae) Osip, Brother
- Michael (Shawne Marie) Osip, Brother
- Helen Kozak, Sister
- Andrea (Michael) Grant, Sarah (Mark) Lenz, Katlyn Belcher, Courtney Belcher, Alexis Gunn, Rayna Gunn, Toby Gunn, Gennavie Gunn, Aionna Gunn, Avanjulena Gunn and Nia Gunn, Grandchildren
- Caleb Tahmouch., Great Grandson
- Pre-deceased by her son, LeRoy Flanz, Jr. and her godson Andy Chaaban
- Visitation Friday Friday, September 6, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, September 7, 2019
Urszula M. Flanz Gunn
September 6, 2019
You were a good person, a good friend, and a good listener. From our first encounter to the last, I enjoyed our visits and chatting with you; I only wish there had of been more. I will keep the painting you made, and gave to me, always. I see your strong, fun, and kind ways when I look at it. I pray our Heavenly Father has you wrapped in his arms; and that you are now experiencing ALL the happiness, peace, and LOVE you so deserve. I pray your family be comforted with the fond memories they have of you. Always you will be missed.
September 5, 2019
Urszula and I met when she became my landlord. It didn't take long for us to become friends. We met for dinners often and she was my casino buddy. We gossiped and laughed like school girls. She had a heart of gold and will be missed a lot.
September 4, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of Urszula’s passing. It has been very nice to get to know her and I wish we had more time to visit with her. Oftentimes we had quick chats in the front yard at the cabin but these were shortened by work demands, duties at home or pesky mosquitos. Urszula knew a lot about the land and a few times we did talk at length. I wish we could’ve had more of those talks. As a neighbor she was firm but fair. I wouldn’t want it any other way. We’re going to miss her.
Tim and Mandi
September 3, 2019
The best and favorite memories I have of Aunt Urszala would be the sleep overs and ghost stories. She told the scariest ones and I dont think I slept a wink. Celeste, Roy and myself would be up all night talking and laughing with her. I've been away and out of touch, for this I am sorry. My prayers and love to all of the family.