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Gary Lee Haskin, 76, of Midland passed away peacefully on September 28, 2021.  He was born in Midland on October 10, 1944 to the late Gregory and Leoma (Andrews) Haskin. He married Betty Jo Demski on September 12, 1964 and they shared 57 wonderful years together.


Gary was a proud UAW 599 member.  He retired from Buick (Flint, MI) as a cutter-grinder after 36 years of service. He was an avid deer and rabbit hunter, enjoyed fishing at the Sanford Dam and enjoyed cars and motorcycles.  Family was most important to Gary and he loved them all dearly.  He enjoyed family gatherings and had a special bond with his grandchildren.


Gary is survived by his wife, Betty “Jo”, children, Michael Lee, Brenda (Craig) Baker, Tammy (Steven) Zehnder, grandchildren, Samantha (Alex) Juhasz, Ashley Baker (Kyle Waters), Andrew (Sydney) Baker, Katelyn Zehnder, Kyle Zehnder and great grand-child Corbin Michael Juhasz.  Gary is also survived by his siblings Richard “Dick” Haskin, Dale Haskin, Dean (Tammy) Haskin, Annette Martin, David (Roxine) Haskin and Deborah (Bill) Hall.   Gary was predeceased by his sister Jeanette Green.


A private funeral service will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home with Pastor Lowell Geisel officiating.  Burial will take place at Midland City Cemetery. 


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or National Kidney Foundation of MidMichigan. 


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Haskin family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.



Condolence Messages

  1. Kathleen Kobel Mosher

    03 October 2021 2 months ago

    Betty Jo, Was sorry to read about your husband. I had searched for info on you and Maxine but just found where she died last October as well. Hugs, love and prayers for you and your family.


    01 October 2021 2 months ago

    I’m so sorry I can’t be at your funeral. I will be there in spirit. It was an honor to take care of you at diaylsis for the past 6 years. You will be remembered always.
    With lots of love,

  3. Linda Edwards

    30 September 2021 2 months ago

    High Jo,
    My condolences on Gary’s passing. He was a wonderful man who will be missed.
    Your neighbor from 1602 Haley St.

  4. Lennart Heip

    30 September 2021 2 months ago

    My deepest condolences.

  5. Don Haskins

    30 September 2021 2 months ago

    So sorry to hear about your loss. Gary and I shared a lot of good times together. He will be missed.

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