Cover photo for Bernard "Bud" Joseph Sefernick's Obituary
Bernard "Bud" Joseph Sefernick Profile Photo
1934 Bernard "Bud" 2023

Bernard "Bud" Joseph Sefernick

June 12, 1934 — August 12, 2023

Bernard "Bud" Joseph Sefernick, age 89, of East Tawas, formerly of Flint, passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Honoring Bud's wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at Colonial Hills Baptist Church, 5375 W. Mt. Morris Rd., Mt. Morris, MI 48458. Pastor Brian Southerland officiating.  The Service, which includes a Military Honor Guard, begins at 2 PM, with Visitation starting at Noon, until the time of service. A meal (consisting of all Bud's favorites) will immediately follow the Service. In lieu of flowers, those desiring can make a donation in Bud's name to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Old Newsboys of Flint, Carriage Town Ministries of Flint, or a children's charity of your choice.
Bud was born on June 12, 1934, in Flint, Michigan, to Louis and Philomena (Siefker) Sefernick. He completed his education at Sacred Heart Catholic High School, graduating with the class of 1954. In high school he met the love of his life, Marilyn Janice Ward, and they were united in marriage on December 27, 1954 in Flint. Bud proudly served in the United States Army from 1954 until his Honorable Discharge in 1956. His dedication to his country demonstrated his selflessness and courage. Bud also worked in production, and as a sanitary engineer, for GM-Buick Motor Division for thirty years before his retirement in 1990.
Bud's kindhearted nature and wonderful sense of humor endeared him to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He approached life with a positive outlook and always found joy in bringing laughter to everyone. Above all else, Bud loved and cherished spending time with his family.  He especially enjoyed attending his grandchildren's academic and sporting events. He was an avid bowler, did many charitable walks, but fishing held a special place in his heart. He particularly enjoyed bonding with his son Andy, and close friend Ed, during fishing trips.  

He is survived by his daughters, Mary (Stephen) Carwile, Sally Wenk and Nancy Tomczyk; grandchildren, Amy Tomczyk, Karyn (Brandon) Nankervis, David Carwile, Jeremy Wenk, Joseph Tomczyk, Melissa Sefernick and Brian Sefernick; great-grandchildren, Haley, Jackson, Taylor, and Sadie; sister, Rita Robison, sister-in-law, Ruth (Michael) Goergen; and many special nieces and nephews. He loved us all dearly. 

Bud was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marilyn; son, Andrew; parents Louis and Philomena; and four brothers and two sisters.  

Bud's daughters are inviting everyone to join us in our celebration by bringing a funny story you have about our Dad ~ and you KNOW you have one! If you are unable to attend, we would be grateful if you would share your memories, pictures and tributes at  

The world was a better place with him in it!

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bernard "Bud" Joseph Sefernick, please visit our flower store.
In memory of Bernard "Bud" Joseph Sefernick, please consider making a donation to one of the following charities:

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, September 23, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 290

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree