Archive for January, 2014

Lance C. Lukowski

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Lukowski2 Photo462Lance C. Lukowski passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family age 64 years.  He was born May 3, 1949 in Bay   City.  He married the former Ruthie Tanney December 23, 1980 in Bay City and she survives him.  Lance worked at Grey Iron Foundry for many years before retiring.  He enjoyed woodworking, carving, fishing and was a huge N.A.S.C.A.R fan watching his favorite car #8.


Surviving besides his wife Ruthie he leaves two children; Scott (Tracy) Lukowski, Christina (Tim) McDonald, step-daughter, Maureen Sanders, three grandchildren; Kylie & Meagan Lukowski, Brooke Elliott, three step-grandchildren; Victoria Pawlak, Evan Sanders, Chris (Sarah) Raymo, three step great-grandchildren; Mya, Eva and Angel Pawlak.  Also surviving are three brothers in-law and five sisters in-law.  He was predeceased by a step son, Marty R. Sanders Jr. and his father and step mother; Larry and Bonnie Lukowski.


Following Lance’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services at the funeral home.

Victoria A. Wawrzyniak

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

wawrzyniak-bct photo456Mrs. Victoria A. Wawrzyniak passed away peacefully Monday, January 27, 2014 surrounded by her family age 93 years.  She was the daughter of the late Gregory and Johanna (Sztalmach) Kondziola and was born on December 21, 1920 in Bay City.  Victoria married Allie Wawrzyniak on October 11, 1940 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and celebrated over 73 years of marriage.  He predeceased her October 27, 2013.  The joy of her life was her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She enjoyed working in her flower garden, sewing and time spent with her family at their cottage in AuGres.  Victoria was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.


She leaves three daughters; Janet (Kent) Smith, Joan (Oliver) Merriam, Eileen Nenninger, her grandchildren; Brent (Mary) Smith, Stacy Smith, Blake Merriam, her great grandchildren; Rebecca, Andrew & Zachery Smith, Nikolas and Amanda Pieknik.  Also surviving is her sister in-law, Germaine Wawrzyniak.  She was predeceased by 4 brothers; Carl (Millie), Maximillian (Angeline), Dominic (Agnes), Henry (Julie) Kondziola, two sisters; Marie (Andrew) Witucki and Valerie (John) Salvetti.


The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Webb and his staff, the nurses at Heartland Home Care and Heartland Hospice for their care and support and to Sr. Beatrice for all the visits and prayers she shared with Victoria over the years.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will officiate with private burial in St. Stanislaus Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 3 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Victoria at 7:00 p.m. Friday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Stanislaus Development Fund or the Alzheimer Foundation.

Billie F. Shepherd

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


     Billie passed away January 20, 2014.  No visitation or services will be held.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the Bay County Humane Society.

Daniel P. Salois

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


     Our devoted loving husband and father passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at his residence, age 77.  He was born March 9, 1936 in Bay City to the late Leo and Lucy (Wolf) Salois.  Daniel married Elizabeth A. “Betty” Hollerbach on February 20, 1960 in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and she predeceased him on October 18, 2013.  He was a veteran and served his country with the US Army from 1955 to 1963.  Daniel retired as a heat and frost insulator in 1991 with Local #47 in Saginaw after 30 years of service.  He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #414, John Glenn Booster Club and the Needlers Golf League at Maple Leaf Golf Course.  Daniel was a youth basketball coach and baseball coach at Northwest Little League.  He enjoyed watching the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. Dan also loved hunting and the outdoors.

Surviving are four children: Theresa Salois, Maria (Gordon) Steff, Tim Salois, Kathleen (Kip) Brown, a daughter in-law, Amy Cornell, one granddaughter, Chelsey Reichart, one great grandson, Evan Reichart, three sisters: Ruth Wackerle, Jane Landosky and Mary Lou Bleck and two sister in-laws, Betty Salois and Helen Salois.  Daniel was predeceased by a son, Patrick Salois, two brothers, Robert and William Salois, three sisters: Yvonne (Vincent) O’Connor, Kathleen (Larry) Seidel and Patsy (Tom) Kelly and three brother in-laws: Melvin Wackerle, Al Landosky and Gene Bleck.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 24, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and private interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Friday after 10:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service and Knights of Columbus Bible Presentation for Daniel will be held Thursday at 7:00pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Mary’s Building Fund.

Dale F. McShane

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


Dale went home to be with his Lord Sunday, January 19, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer, age 78.  He was born May 7, 1935 in Bay City to the late James O. and Helen G. (Aspen) McShane.  Dale lived the majority of his younger years in the Unionville Area and graduated from Unionville High School as well.  He married Sharron L. Bishop-Englund on January 29, 1988 and she survives him.  He was a veteran and served his country with the US Army.  Dale retired in 1993 from General Motors-Saginaw Division after 39 years of dedicated service and was a member of the Bay Area Sno-Drifters since 1971.  He enjoyed snowmobiling, golf in his later years, fishing and hunting at his cabin in Hulbert, MI. Dale loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife, Sharron are three children: Craig (Debi), Dan (Becki) and Cari McShane, three step-children: Carl Englund, Marsha (Dern) Gilbert and Kurt (Kathy) Englund, seven grandchildren: Steven and Jessica McShane, Adam and Seth McShane, Lindsay Jo, Gregory and Anthony Madaj, four step-grandchildren: Kevin and Jeffrey Gilbert, Jacob and Makenna Englund, six great grandchildren, one sister, Darlene Rowell, one brother in-law, Terry (girlfriend, Wanda) Bishop and three sister in-laws: Peggy McShane, Ruth McShane and Julie Villanueva.  Dale was predeceased by three brothers: Wendell “Sonny”, Burrell “Budd” (Janette) and Jack McShane.

Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service and military honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will be held Friday, January 24, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate.  Private inurnment will be at a later date at Elm Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Geoffrey C. Gulliford

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Our precious little angel was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Covenant HealthCare-Harrison age five months.  He was born August 9, 2013 to the parents of T.Gregory Gulliford and Jillann Robichau.  Also surviving are his grandparents, Bob and Suzanne Steimel, great-grandmother, Frances Archey and several aunts and uncles.


Funeral Service will take place Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor David Dunn of Kawkawlin Community Church will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 P.M. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.