Mary Elizabeth (Kintz) Bruin

February 24, 1933 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 85)

     Mary Elizabeth Bruin, age 85, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018, at her daughters home.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Johns, Michigan, at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, October 12, 2018, with Rev. Fr. Mike Williams officiating. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral mass at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel. Before the mass, a prayer will be held in her son Marty's honor at the funeral home.

    Mary was born in Albion, Michigan on February 24, 1933, the daughter of Paul V. and Mavel Martel (Haskins) Kintz. Mary married Wayne G. Bruin on July 3, 1955. Wayne passed away on November 30, 2007.  Mary was a playground supervisor at St. Joseph Catholic School and a member of Red Hat Ladies. She loved volunteering at St. Vincent De Paul, and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

    She is survived by her children: Michael, Mark, Mary, and Martha Bruin; sister: Rita Anderson; sister-in-law: Lois Miller. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Christopher & Ryan Bruin, Veronica Jerome, Jacob & Joshua Bruin and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Marty Bruin, and sister Teresa Hilton.

   The family would like to give a special thanks to: Anne Rademacher, Carolyn Geller, Marc Hufnagel, for all of their help and support during this time. They would also like to thank St. Vincent's DePaul for all the cards and good well wishes!

    Martin Wayne "Marty" Bruin, age 61, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at home.

   Martin was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 18, 1956, the son of Wayne Gilbert and Mary Elizabeth Bruin. Marty attended St. Johns High School. Marty enjoyed the outdoors and animals. He worked at General Tire in Lansing, MI and he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He is survived by his daughter Veronica Jerome, one grandson, his siblings, and nephews.

    Memorials may be made to St. Vincent De Paul St. Johns, MI  48879. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

Donations may be made to:

St. Vincent de Paul
1009 Old US 27, St. Johns MI 48879
Tel: 1-989-224-8852

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