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John Tennyson

John Franklin Tennyson

Tuesday, April 30th, 1929 - Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020
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John Franklin Tennyson, born April 30, 1929, passed away June 2, 2020, at the age of 91 at Reflection Memory Care, Battle Creek MI.
Frank, as his family knows him will be remembered by his loving wife of many years, Dorothy Tennyson: their daughter; Susan Jean Marr (JP): two grandchildren, Sarah (Chris) Hill, and Andrew (Katrina) Marr; and four great-grandchildren; Khyien, Roman, Londyn, and Cole. Frank will also be remembered and missed by his remaining brother and sisters; Richard C. Tennyson, Carole M. VanVranken, and Janet N. Janyska, and their families.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents; Edgar and Marie (Robbins) Tennyson; his brothers; Edgar R Tennyson Jr.; Lawrence W. Tennyson.
Frank was honorably discharged from the United States Army Signal Corps as a photographer. After coming home, Frank had a full career at the Social Security Administration in Baltimore, Maryland as a print specialist for 47 years before retiring. Frank loved planes and flying. He had many great years of aeromodelling with his brothers and could always be caught looking at planes as they passed over. Frank loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends and just being together.
Mr. John Franklin Tennyson will be buried with honors on Friday, June 5, at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his honor may be made to Alzheimer's Association Calhoun County. https://www.alz.org/
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Peter Janyska

Posted at 12:45pm
While grieving for Uncle Frank, I think it just as important to celebrate a life well lived. The many family gatherings he hosted are still fresh in my memory and will always mean a great deal to me. Fair skies Uncle Frank and rest in peace.
 
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Susan Marr Posted at 09:06pm

Thank you Pete, those are the sweetest thoughts and so true of my dad. So many wonderful memories to have.
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Lelanya, Bobby and Sharon

Posted at 12:55pm
Planting a tree - a fitting memorial to our dear Uncle John. Love and Peace.
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Susan Marr Posted at 09:09pm

Thank you guys! I love that! You know how much my dad loved his yard. He planted all those wonderful trees himself ♥️
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Sharon Bennett

Posted at 07:39am
My dear Uncle John. I miss him more than words could ever express. He was a good man who loved his family above everything. His love and devotion were felt by all of us, and the pain of his loss will be with us forever. He was a rock for us all. Our favorite uncle and dear dear friend. He loved flying and every time a plane goes by, I will say a prayer in his name. Rest in peace, Uncle John.
You loving niece, Sharon
 
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Susan Marr Posted at 09:20pm

Thank you Sharon! Your thoughts mean so much to me♥️ I cannot imagine our lives without my dad. He left a wonderful legacy and I'm so very thankful for him, he will never be forgotten
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