Archive for January, 2012

Dolores D. (McKimmy)(Jones) Schnepp

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Schnepp Photo

          Dolores was born on May 7, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Ottomar and Frances McKimmy.  At the age of 78, after years of fighting the ill effects on diabetes, on January 21, 2012, Dolores went peacefully to sleep loving Jesus with family at her bed side.


Survivors include children: Karla (Jones) Davis of Midland, Gary and Dawn (Jones) Toner of Harrison, Travis Schnepp of Hawaii, Tracey and Patty Schnepp of Midland, John and Peggy Schnepp of Berrien Springs.  Step children, Craig and Barbara (Schnepp) Miller of Twelve Mile, Indiana, Bob and Becky (Schnepp) Phillips of Beaverton, Milton and Brenda (Schnepp) King of Prescott, Norman and Betty (Schnepp) Nielson of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands,Bobby and Candy Schnepp of Beaverton, Bonnie (Schnepp) Deller of Midland.  Daughter in laws: JanElla Schnepp of New Orleans, Lousiana, Joyce Schnepp of Beaverton.  Grandchildren:  Stanley, Joshua and Jon August Inman; Hadassah, Johnathan, Hanavaeh, Zachariah, Havvah Schnepp; and Griffin Schnepp.  Great-Grandsons:  Matthew and Brandon Inman.  Caregiver:  Diane Tilford, Housemate:  Chrissi Edwards.  Sisters:  Rosalyn (McKimmy) and (Glenn) Fitzpatrick of Gladwin, Kenneth and Sharon (McKimmy) Kalnbach of Bridgeport, sister-in-law, Laura McKimmy of Beaverton.  Brothers:  Doyle and Marilynn McKimmy of Bridgeport, Donald and Carla McKimmy of Bad Axe.  Possibly hundreds of others that she claimed as her own and in turn claimed her.  She loved and was loved.


She is predeceased in death by three children, Billy, Christine and Dennis J. Jones, her husband, T. Edward Schnepp, and ex-husband James W. Jones.  Brother:  Merle McKimmy.  StepSon:  Bradley Schnepp, Grandson, Joseph Jason Woodman,  Son-in-laws, Jesse J. Woodman and Richard N. Davis.


Dolores was a member of the Sun City West, Arizona, Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Dolores Schnepp’s Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Edenville S.D.A. Church in Edenville, Michigan with Pastor Hodet presiding.  Dinner will be served after service by the beloved members of the Edenville, Estey and Gladwin S.D.A. Churches.

George Joseph Swierzbin

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan


Our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away on January 25, 2012 at age 88. George was born February 21, 1923 in Bay City to Alexander and Blanche (Widlowski) Swierzbin. He married Rita D. Satkowiak on June 15, 1946 at St. Stanislaus Church and she survives him. A graduate of Bay City Central High School and Northeastern School of Commerce, George worked for forty-one years at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland. He retired from his position of business operations planner in 1984. George was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for many years, where he served as business manager, education commission chairman, parish council member, lector and greeter. He was also chairman and member of the Saginaw Catholic Diocesan Board of Education, charter member and Grand Knight of St. Stephen Council Knights of Columbus 4102, board member and tutor for the Bay Area Literacy Council, and member of the Polish Heritage Society. George was a long-time volunteer for Bay City Public Schools and assisted Polish immigrants in learning English.


Surviving are his wife, Rita, and children, Randall T. (Barbara) Swierzbin of Midland, Bonnie J. Swierzbin (Tom McGee) of St. Paul, MN, Cynthia A. Roberts of Bay City, and John S. (Jane) Swierzbin of Sacramento, CA, and grandchildren, Laura, Emily and Ryan Swierzbin, Justin House, and Jennifer Roberts. George is also survived by his two sisters, Rita (Harold) Soper of Midland, and Florence Margherita of Lady Lake, FL, sisters-in-law, Alice Rezmer, Marguerite Petrimoulx, Mary Anna Satkowiak, brother-in-law Peter Satkowiak, and many nieces and nephews.


The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Robert Meissner will celebrate the Mass and interment will be at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at Squires Funeral Home on Sunday, January 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 10:00 a.m. A Parish Vigil Service for George will be held Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Bay Area Literacy Council, the Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic of Bay City, or Right to Life of Michigan.

Candie Marie Spitnale

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan


     Candie passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at home with her family by her side, age 30.  The daughter of Harold D. and Penny Sue (Bluntschly) Spitnale she was born October 27, 1981 in Midland, MI.  Candie was employed with Compassionate Care as a private duty caregiver and a CNA for over 3 years.  She was baptized and attended Peoples Baptist Church, Bay City.  She was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and enjoyed going to the beach, spending time with her beautiful daughter and family.  Candie was a very loving and caring person; she will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

     Surviving is her daughter, Veronica Spitnale, Veronica’s father and Candie’s boyfriend, Chad Walker.  Candie’s parents, Harold and Penny Spitnale, her brother, Keith D. Spitnale and her extended loving and gracious family; Keith, Delynn and Chris Walker.

     The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Daniel R. Hester will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00am until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered to “Family Wishes.”

Ronald E. Dishaw

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Skidway Lake, Michigan


     Ronald passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Saginaw, age 73.  He was born October 8, 1938 in Bay City to the late Gerardus G. and Harriet A. (Sterling) Dishaw.  Ronald was a US Army veteran and served his country actively from 1957 – 1959 and as a reserve from 1959 – 1961.  He retired from General Motors with over 30 years of dedicated service and was a member of the UAW Local #362.  He was a passionate outdoorsman and loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

     Surviving is five children: Ron (Lyn) Dishaw, Theresa (Mike) Krzywosinski, Scott (Patrice), Chyanne and Brian (Shannon) Dishaw, nine grandchildren: Tina Fox, Amber Ducket, Peityn, Zander, Brooke, Caleb, Hannah, Brianna, and Alana Dishaw, three great grandchildren, one sister, Gerry (Bob) Meyer and one brother, Gerald (Carmie) Dishaw.  Ronald was predeceased by a son, John Dishaw, one brother and sister in-law, Virgil and Vangie Dishaw.

     Per Ron’s request, no memorial or funeral service will be held.    

     “Forever in our memories and hearts, we Love you!”

Alice M. Atkinson

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Alice passed away suddenly Tuesday January 17, 2012 at the Bay Regional Medical Center age 52 years.  She was born April 11, 1959 in Bay City.  Alice married John Atkinson and he predeceased her March 4, 2011.  Alice worked at DuRussel Insurance and enjoyed spending time with her children.

 Surviving are four children; Kevin, Keith, Karen & Kraig Atkinson, her father; Art Sochacki & Helen Peterson, three sisters; Ray (Michaele) “Mickie” Sochacki, Carol (Harold) Johnson, Patty Sochacki and a sister in-law; Vicki Sochacki.  She was predeceased by her mother; Connie (Burzynski) Sochacki and a brother; Steve.

 There will be visitation for Alice on FridayJanuary 20,  from 2 – 8 p.m.  at the Ambrose Funeral Home.

Edward F. Wurdock, Jr.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved father, grandfather and brother passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012, age 68.  Edward was born June 15, 1943 in Bay City to the late Edward F. and Dorothy P. (Wisniewski) Wurdock, Sr.  He retired from General Motors – Delphi after 30 years of dedicated service.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, his cabin up-north, and spending time with his grandchildren.  Edward was also an avid NASCAR fan, and a member of the UAW Local #699.

     Surviving are two children; Steve Wurdock and Jennifer (Dr. Sandy Robert) Goldman, two grandchildren; Nathan and Lauren Goldman, two brothers; Robert (Judy) and Jon (Kathy) Wurdock, two sisters; Carol Tacey and Kay (Bill) Hollerback, his special close friends, Maxine Ruessegger, Mary Ann LaCourse, and his nephew Todd Tacey.   Along with several nieces, nephews, great friends and neighbors.

     The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00am at Squires Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00pm and Saturday after 10:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.