Sewell, Shirley Antoinette

In Memory of
Shirley Antoinette (Duhoski) Sewell

BIRTH: 07 Jun 1940 Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan

DEATH: 17 Aug 2019 Gaylord, Otsego, Michigan

Shirley Antoinette Sewell, 79 of Gaylord, died Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at home.

Born in Saginaw on Jun 7, 1940, she was the daughter of Joseph and Antoinette (Koronka) Duhoski. The family later moved to Gaylord where Shirley graduated from St Mary High School in 1958.

In 1958 Shirley married Floyd Sewell in Flint, where they lived until 1966 when they purchased and moved to their 80 acre farm in Ellsworth. Shirley was a hardworking mom and farm wife. With sometimes limited means she saw to it her children had a good life as did the many other kids who pent time on their farm in their youth. Later, after moving to Gaylord, she worked for 19 years at Walmart.

After working so hard much of her life, later years brought time to enjoy gardening, reading, and travel. Shirley had the opportunity to travel with her sister and brother in law, including trips to the Amazon, Bora Bora, Africa and France.

Surviving are her children, Eugene (Joyce) Sewell of Ellsworth, and Denise Pattison of Gaylord; step-children, Betty Gail Fluery of Cheboygan, Dorleska “Penny” Glazier of Gaylord, and Elaine LaForest of Gaylord; 16 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Sandoval of Charlevoix and Barbara Post of OH; brothers, Jim (Judy) Duhoski of Gaylord, John (Bernie) Duhoski of Rochester Hills, Jerome (Estella) Duhoski of Mexico and Joseph (Carole) Duhoski of Gaylord; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a daughter, Karen Carrigan; a son, Joseph Sewell and a step Daughter, Cathy Briggs.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am Wed, Aug 21, 2019 at St Mary Cathedral where the family will visit with friends beginning at 10 am.

Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

Funeral Home

Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Gaylord, Michigan




St Johns Cemetery
Jordan Township, Michigan


No Parents Listed


Floyd Henry Sewell (Husband)


No Siblings Listed