February 24, 2019

Michael D. Banfill

Died July 6, 2018


Michael Dayton Banfill, 80, of Mio passed away at his home Friday, July 6, 2018.

Michael was born in Detroit on Jan. 28, 1938, to Leo and Marie (Campbell) Banfill. He served his country in the U.S. Navy for many years, including wartime. After his service, he worked for Chrysler Sterling Plant, retiring in December 1998 after 33 years of service. He married Joyce on April 12, 1997, in Roseville. The couple moved to Mio in January 1999 from Sterling Heights. Michael was a member of the Mio Moose Lodge, and also a former member of the Luzerne American Legion Post. He enjoyed playing horseshoes for the Mio Moose league.

Michael is survived by his wife, Joyce of Mio; his children, Laura Jorge of Newport, R.I., and Nicole Banfill of Lewiston; his stepchildren, Nathan (Dee) Rowe of Macomb and Stacy Hooper of Port Huron; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and one brother.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, with military honors at 2 p.m. offered by the Luzerne American Legion Post. In accordance with his wishes, cremation will follow the services.

Memorial donations may be made to Munson Hospice Grayling.

These arrangements were handled by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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