Clarence "Tiny" C. Krzyzaniak


Birth: July 2nd, 1930
Death: August 1st, 2018
Age: 88 years
Residence:Linwood, Michigan

Clarence C. "Tiny" Krzyzaniak

Linwood, Michigan

Clarence (Tiny) Krzyzaniak, of Linwood passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Tiny was greeted in heaven by all three of his sons; 7 year old son, Mark who passed away in 1962, 53 year old son, Dave who passed away in 2013 and 60 year old son, Gary who passed away in May.

Tiny age 88 was born on July 2, 1930 to the late Charles and Wanda (Balwinski) Krzyzaniak living in Carrollton until age 16 when the family then moved to their farm in Linwood. His siblings Donald Krzyzaniak, Stella Pajot and Lorraine Byrne predeceased Tiny.

In his earlier years Tiny was a heavyweight boxer for The Golden Gloves, the U.S. Army Special Services 101st Airborne and The Bay City Times Legion. Tiny began boxing in his early teens; Butch Otto of Carrollton and Bobby Johnson of Saginaw were his first trainers. In boxing is where “Tiny” received his nickname because of his large stature. He was a much followed and a successful boxer winning several different state titles, 99% of his matches were TKO’s, never losing a fight. His opponents rarely touched him. Not long after going pro it was then that Tiny decided to leave the boxing behind and settle down. He married the late Mary (Sanak) Krzyzaniak on May 1, 1954 and then started their family and soon after he started his welding/machine shop.

Tiny was the founder and sole owner of Tiny’s Welding & Machine Shop in Linwood for 58 years, along with being a farmer. Tiny was an extremely hard worker and very ambitious. Having only an eighth grade education he built and then set up a successful business with an excellent reputation for his sons Gary and Dave to carry on.

Tiny thought his fighting years were over, until his most heartbreaking fight of all when he was challenged for his independence and dignity in his last years. Tiny was a victorious fighter to the end. Love and care for your elderly, because they loved and cared for you when you were young. For one day you too shall grow old and walk in worn and weary shoes.

“Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.”Psalms 71:9

Tiny leaves behind his two daughters, Kathy Deyarmond and Karen Krzyzaniak and six grandchildren: Shawn Protasiewicz, David Krzyzaniak, Aubrey Gordon, Gabriel Deyarmond, Lindsay and Danielle Bader and six great grandchildren.

He was a life long member of St. Anne/Prince of Peace Parish and a 3rd degree Member of The Knight’s of Columbus, council 3505.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider charities: Feeding America or your local Food Bank in memory of Tiny Krzyzaniak

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday August 6, 2018 at 11 am from Prince of Peace Parish-St Anne Campus. Family will be present at the Rivertown Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 2 to 8 pm and at church on Monday from 10 am unti time of Mass.



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