Erwin Joseph Styma, Sr., age 86, passed away Friday evening April 19, 2019, at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.
The son of Albert and Anna (McFalda) was born February 9, 1933 in Posen. He married Yvonne Marcella Zdybel on November 7, 1953, at St. Casimir Catholic Church where he was a lifelong member.
As a young man he worked alongside his father, Albert, Sr. Soon afterward he began pursuing his own farming venture with his wife, Yvonne. Styma Potato Farms which began its operation in the early 1950's continued to expand and now ships potatoes across the mid-west and Eastern United States. Nature was Erwin’s life. He had a love for fishing, hunting, and being outdoors. He enjoyed keeping up with current events, and new business trends. Throughout the years he donated regularly to local and state food banks.
Survivng are four children, two sons Randall (Jane) Styma, Erwin (Carey) Styma both of Posen; two daughters Ann (Jason) Marsa of Sterling Heights, and Mary Styma Wagner of Macomb; two brothers Norbert (Janet) Styma, Albert (Clare) Styma both of Posen; three sisters Leona (Norbert) Roznowski of Lachine, Elenore (Clem) Gorlewski of Gaylord, Vivian Koss of New Mexico; seventeen grandchildren Jennifer, Joseph, Andrew, Rebecca, Matthew, Maria, Tania, Jeremy, Hailey, and Benjamin Styma, Nicholas and Christopher Wagner, Jack, and April Marsa, Amy (Jason) Meller, Erin and Daniel Campbell; three great grandchildren Lola, Juliane, and Addison; also a special friend Sally Dick of Grand Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Yvonne on November 21, 2015; and three children Dennis, William, and Sandy; a granddaughter Amber Styma; two brothers Jim and Paul; and a sister Lucy Skudlark.
Visitation will be Monday April 22, 2019 at Hentkowski Funeral Home at 4:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at St. Casimir Catholic Church Tuesday at 10:00 AM until the 11:00 AM Funeral Mass. Burial will be immediately following in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to hentkowskifuneral.com.
Memorials may be sent to St. Casimir Catholic Church and the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan 2300 Lapeer Road Flint, Michigan 48503