Age 88, of Spring Arbor, formerly of Napoleon, died at his home October 31, 2018 under the loving care of his family. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Ann “Maizie” (Shimkus) Closson; daughters Cathy (Truman) Closson Vance and Mary Closson; sons Dan (Nancie), John (Cheryl), Joe and Pete (Robin) Closson; grandchildren David Closson, Jason Vance, Jean (Chris) Grashorn and Danielle Closson; great-granddaughter Clara Closson; sister Janice Caldwell, sister-in-law Annabelle Closson, niece Leah (Steve) Halpin, nephew Mike (Nancy) Closson and many other relatives. He was preceded in death by parents, Rev. Stanford and Mary Leah (Yant) Closson, brother Paul Closson and brother-in-law Rev. Mark Caldwell. Jason was a 1951 graduate of Albion College. He retired in 1990 as manager of the BP-Amoco terminal in Napoleon. Toward the end of his 36 years there, he arranged for BP-Amoco to donate property for the Napoleon Township Office and Napoleon Lion’s Field. He was part of the team that established the Napoleon Medical Center, and was an active, longtime member of the Napoleon Lion’s Club. He was a 55-year member of the Napoleon United Methodist Church where a Memorial Service celebrating his life will be held Friday, November 9 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Greg Wolfe officiating, followed by a fellowship reception. Visitation at the funeral home will be Thursday, November 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday at the church one hour prior to the service. Contributions to honor Jason may be made to the Napoleon United Methodist Church or Napoleon Lions Club. The family also gratefully acknowledges Henry Ford Allegiance Home Hospice, whose guidance and support has been deeply appreciated.
Napoleon United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 337, Napoleon MI 49261-0337
Napoleon Lions Club
P.O. Box 271, Napoleon MI 49261-0271