Archive for April, 2011

Alice H. Rasmus

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

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Bay City, Michigan

 

Alice Rasmus passed away Saturday April 16, 2011 at her home age 91 years.  Daughter of the late Barney & Rose (Frackowiak) Rasmus she was born March 15, 1920 in Bay City.  Alice worked at City Hall in the bookkeeping Department for many years before retiring.  She was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Rosary/Altar Society group # 32, Senior Citizens, Daughters of Isabella, League of Catholic Women and Men and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  Alice loved to pray the rosary and had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother and St. Anthony.

 

Surviving is a sister; Florence Rasmus, cousins; John Lesniak & friend Gladys Przygocki and Raymond (Nancy) Lesniak.  She was predeceased by two sisters and a brother; Dorothy, Bernice and Albin Rasmus.

 

Funeral Mass and Committal service will take place Tuesday April 19, 2011 at 10:00a.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Richard Filary will officiate with private burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass.  Members of St. Stanislaus Rosary/Altar Society and the Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at church on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m.   Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Stanislaus Development Fund.

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Marilyn Miller

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan

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Marilyn passed away Thursday evening, April 14, 2011 at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw, age 72.

 She was born to the late John and Sadie (Wybenga) Ottee in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 22, 1938 and has been a resident of the Bay City area since 1971.  Her love in life was being a special mother and grandmother.  Marilyn was also known as the unofficial “President” of Pine Towers on S. Walnut St., in Bay City.

 Mrs. Miller is survived by her children Edward (Linda) Decker, Dale (Julie) Decker, Karen Decker Ruhland and Renee (Steven) Eickel, six grandchildren, one brother, John (Marilyn) Ottee and one sister, Margaret Petrosky.

 The funeral service will take place Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 3:00pm from the Squires Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1:00pm until the time of service.  Private burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw.  Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family choice.

Eva C. Slezak

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan

 

Mrs. Slezak passed away Wednesday April 13, 2011 at Sheffield Place age 92.   Daughter of the late Stephen & Mary (Madajski) Kaznowski she was born August 1, 1918 in Bay City.  She married Stanley J. Slezak.  He predeceased her April 26, 1969.  Eva worked at Bay Osteopathic for many years.  She was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Rosary/Altar Society group # 30, Felician Sisters and the League of Catholic Women and Men.

 

Surviving is a son; James S. (Paulette) Slezak, two grandchildren; Stephanie (Gerald) Heden, Melissa Slezak, two great-grandchildren; Amber & Donovan Slezak, three sisters and a brother; Mary Netkowski, Julia Piesik, Theresa Weber, Erwin (Donna) Kaznowski, a brother in-law; Clarence Mikolajczak, a sister in-law; Rose Kaznowski and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a grandson; Daniel Slezak,  six brothers and a sister; Stephen (Isabelle), Stanley (Diantha), Adolph, Clemens, John, Leo Kaznowski,, Joan Mikolajczak and three brothers in-law; Fabian Weber, Victor Piesik and Eugene Netkowski.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday April 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Rev. Fr. Christian Tabares will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  Members of St. Stanislaus Rosary/Altar Society and the Felician Sisters will pray the rosary at 2:00 p.m. Sunday followed by a parish vigil service for Eva at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Albert H. Gilbert

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan 

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   Albert H. (Buster) Gilbert passed away April 15, 2011, at Bay Shores Nursing Center at the

age of 85. Albert was born on March 14, 1926 in Mount Pleasant to Mary, nee Ouderkirk, and Mose Gilbert. He left school at 16 and moved to Bay City, where he drove a delivery truck for Bay City Milling until enlisting at 17 in the Army Air Corps. He became a B-17 tail gunner and flew missions over Germany. Returning to Michigan after his enlistment, he became a Master electrician and worked more than 30 years at Dow Corning. He married Elizabeth (Bootsie) Gilbert on July 21, 1951, at St. Stanislaus Church and she predeceased him on January 31, 2003. Their union produced one daughter. Tammy Lynn (Gilbert) Wright, the apple of his eye. Despite physical impairment from motorcycle and work accidents, he will be remembered for his ever present kind, gentle and optimistic nature. He loved working on cars and motorcycles, and watching the Detroit Tigers and Notre Dame football.

     He is survived by daughter. Tammy, grandson Kenneth K. Wright, Jr., step grand daughter, Ashley N. Wright, and son-in-law, Kenneth K. Wright, Sr., all of whom he was very proud.  He is also survived by brothers, Elmer (Betty) of Arizona, and Adelbert of St. Louis, MI, and sisters, Violet Sutton of St. Louis, Dorothy (Dale) Billiau of Six Lakes, Laura (Bob) Divins of Tampa, FL, Lucille (Junior) Torpey of Swartz Creek, Mary Lou Gilbert of Flint, and Patty Byrne of Ireland as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, sisters Frieda Omans and Maxine Cummings, and brothers Russel, Andrew and Frank.

     Pursuant to his wishes, Albert has been cremated and inurnment will be at Floral Gardens Cemetery next to his beloved Bootsie.

      The family thanks the Bay Shore staff, and especially Lois and Sue, for the wonderful care and friendship they provided in Albert’s final years.

Marie R. Senkowski

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Essexville, Michigan

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     Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away peacefully Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Brian’s House, age 82.  She was born June 12, 1928 in Bay City to the late Casimer and Mary (Banaszak) Powell.  Marie married John Senkowski on May 5, 1951; he survives her.  She was a faithful member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Senior Citizens, League of Catholic Men & Women and the Polish Heritage Society.  Marie was very proud of her Polish heritage and was a founding member of the Saginaw Valley Friends of Polish Culture.  She also spearheaded the effort to create the Polish Studies Institute at Saginaw Valley State University.  Marie used her extensive knowledge of the Polish language to translate letters from Polish to English, and helped others to correspond with family in Poland.  She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing, and baking. An animal lover, Marie enjoyed the company and comfort of her two cats, Gypsy Rose and Izzabella.

     Surviving besides her husband, John is six children: Anita Senkowski, Celeste (Tim) Dole, Laura, Eric, Jeff and Steve (Nancy) Senkowski, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one sister, Patricia Baczkiewicz, and two sisters in-law: Gladys (Charlie) Prygocki and Karen Powell and her best friend, Ester Korthals.  Marie was predeceased by one brother, James Powell.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 10:00am at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Richard M. Filary will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Wednesday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Marie will be held Tuesday at 6:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Brian’s House or the St. Stanislaus Campus Development Fund.

Wilton L. Kisser

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan

 

     Wilton passed away Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Brian’s House, age 82.  He was born September 27, 1928 in Bay City to the late Gustave and Alma (Grebe) Kisser.  He retired from Bay City Chevrolet in 1976 after several years of dedicated service.  Wilton loved animals, especially his Great Dane, Gretchen.  He enjoyed riding his bike, working in the yard, gardening and driving around in his 1996 Limited Edition Buick Roadmaster.

     Surviving is a sister in-law, Erma Kisser, special niece, Ann Kudwa, great nieces and great nephew: Sara, Patricia, Evan and many other nieces and nephews.  Wilton was predeceased by one brother, Earl Kisser and three sisters: Ruth (Ed) Woods, Doris (Jim) Pelt and Betty (Jack) Hill.

     The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 4:30pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joseph Atchinson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:30pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Bay County Humane Society.