REMEMBERING MIKE ODORZYNSKI, BOB STUDT SR., BOBBY LOVING

Condolences to the family and friends of Mike Odorzynski, who worked as an ARCA Official on the ARCA Truck Series, ARCA Racing Series and at Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways. Mike, 61, passed away Monday, September 18 after a lengthy illness and leaves his wife of 22 years, Julie (Bridge) Odorzynski, who along with her siblings and parents Jim and Lois Bridge, are long time ARCA and Toledo and Flat Rock Speedway Officials. 

A graduate of St. Francis High School and Owens Community College, Mike was a veteran of the US Coast Guard. He began working out of Carpenters Union 1138 and was employed by OCP Contractors as a ceiling specialist for 30 years. After retirement from full-time employment, Mike joined his wife Julie and the Bridge family—Jim, Lois, Mike, John, Jenny—working as an ARCA Official and at Toledo and Flat Rock Speedways. Julie remains a member of the staff at Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways in the concession department.

Mike is survived by his wife of 22 years, Julie; children, Elizabeth (Jake) Harmon, Andy (Emily) Odorzynski, Jake Odorzynski, Brendin Odorzynski, Sarah (Ryan) Humberger, Jett (Marissa) Hill; grandchildren, Joshua, Everett, Lincoln, Adam, Ashlee; sisters, Rebecca Wallace, Susan Rhodes; many nieces, nephews; father and mother-in-law, Jim (Lois) Bridge. The family will receive friends at the Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road (east of I-280) on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held in the funeral home on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

 

BOB STUDT SR., BOB LOVING

Condolences to the families and friends of Bob Studt Sr. and Bob Loving, each of whom recently passed away and had strong family ties to racing at Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways.

Bob Studt Sr. is the patriarch of the Studt racing family. His son Bob Studt is the all-time leader in the ARCA Figure-8 division at Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways with overall combined 17 track championships and 142 feature wins. His sons Dan and Tommy also drove. His grandson Greg Studt is the only driver in history to win track championships in the ARCA Late Model, Figure-8 and Street Stock divisions.

Bob Studt Sr. was 96 and resided in Ecorse, where he passed away on Sept. 5. He served in the US ARMY during WWII and was retired from his occupation delivering lumber.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie K. Hamilton-Studt (nee: Foss) of Ecorse, Michigan; Son, Robert A. Studt, Jr. of Flat Rock, MI; Son, Daniel G. (Janice) Studt of Taylor, MI; Daughter, Lois J. (Doug) Chandler of Sand Lake, MI; Son, James W. Studt of Sparta, MI; Son, Thomas E. Studt of Hillsdale, MI; Daughter, Linda P. Boylan of Sparta, MI; Daughter, Katherine (Richard) Maczala of Southgate, MI; Daughter, Kellie (Tim Patterson) Davis of Lincoln Park, MI; Daughter, Patricia (Jeff) Osborn of Ecorse, MI. 24 Grandchildren, Several great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Pre-deceased by his brother, Donald Studt and sister, Jean Benjamin.

Bob Loving owned and operated Loving Auto Care on Telegraph Road in Flat Rock near the Speedway. He provided his flatbed wrecker to service the racing events for the past several seasons. Bob’s brother Frank Loving was a long-time ARCA Figure-8 driver and his nephew Robbie and great nephew Race are winning drivers who are still active. Robbie Loving is a 4-time ARCA Figure-8 champion and has 65 feature wins at Flat Rock and Toledo Speedways. Bob Loving passed away Sept. 18 at the age of 73.

 

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