Judy Dean Szymanski

April 24, 1927February 28, 2019

Judy D. Szymanski, 91 of Lake Ann, MI. passed away Thursday, February 28, 2019. Judy was born in Flint, MI. on April 24, 1927 to Link and Sally (Philpot) Randall. The family lived in Flint for a short period while she was a child, moved to Kentucky for a number of years, and then returned to Flint. After a long distance romance, she married Joseph Szymanski on Sept. 6, 1947. The couple purchased property in Lake Ann in 1969, and after Joe’s retirement in 1980 moved north. He preceded her in death in 2003. Judy loved play backgammon with her dad, and was also a mean bridge player. She is survived by her son; Joseph (Donna), son in law; Kevin Jones, and grandchildren; Shelley, Sheri, Stacey, Sarah, Joseph, Danny, and Justin as well as ten great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a step-sister Lois Buffa. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. Memorial contributions appreciated to the Cherryland Humane Society.


  • Cherryland Humane Society


  • Visitation Monday, March 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 4, 2019

Judy Dean Szymanski

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Bobette Krick

March 1, 2019

Your mama was an amazing lady, and I feel privileged to have known her. I know you will miss her deeply. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Brenda & Bobbie