Archive for 2015

Roy E. Zielinski

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

 

zielinskiroyphoto314Roy E. Zielinski died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by his loving family age 65 years.  He was born November 2, 1950 in Bay City to the late Marion and Annabelle (Haskell) Zielinski.  Roy graduated from Bay City Central in 1969 and later retired from Saginaw Delphi in 2001.  He was a member of the Bay City Eagles Aries #1010 for over 38 years where he served as Vice President, Trustee and Inside Guard.  Roy also was a member of the National Association of the Physical Handicap where he served as Vice President and on the Board of Directors.  He enjoyed entertaining as a D.J. and having his morning coffee with his brother Roger.  Surviving is his wife and soul mate, Lori Hansen, one brother, Roger (Sherry) Zielinski, one Sister in-law, Patricia (Robert) Starr, two brother’s in-law; Gerald (Tonya) Keipinger and Matthew Keipinger.  Also surviving are three nieces; Paula (Shawn) Rohleder, Angela (Nathan) Roupe, Krista (Michael) Bromberg, six nephews; Christopher, Ryan & Justin Starr, Jordan Keipinger, Joseph & Jonathon Sylvester, one great niece, Alyssa Rohleder, two great nephews; Logan Rohleder and his Godson, Landon Starr and a very dear friend, Paula Huddleston.  He was predeceased by a brother, Rowland Zielinski and a very dear friend, Fred Eland.  The family would like to thank Gary at McLaren Bay Region CCU for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Roy and his entire family.  Funeral Service will take place Saturday January 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Robert Starr will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 3 – 8 p.m. and on Saturday after 10:00 a.m.  Members of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles will conduct their Ritual Service on Friday at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Helen C. Dzurka

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Bay City, MI

 

 

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Helen C. Dzurka age 90 years was called home by the Lord on Monday, December 28, 2015 at her daughter’s home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born November 10, 1925 in Bridgeport to the late Michael and Mary (Firszt) Fiyak.  Helen married Theodore “Ted” Dzurka, April 18, 1964 and he survives her.  She worked at Lufkin Rule and later donated her time driving cancer patients to their appointments and delivering Meals on Wheels.  Helen was very active in her church and both she and Ted were members of St. Catherine of Siena and Our Lady of Peace Church.  She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Altar Society and was a member of the K of C #414 Ladies Auxiliary.  Helen would often be seen during the summer working her vegetable stand on Midland Road.  She enjoyed going to the Casino, playing cards as long as there were some stakes to be won and the times up north where she enjoyed her golf cart rides through the woods and fishing.  Surviving besides her husband Ted she leaves one daughter and a son in law, Mary Ann (Nick) Makl, two grandchildren; Nicholas and Ronald Makl.  Also surviving are two sisters-in-law; Lucille Watz, Pat Dzurka, and many nieces, nephews and her loving dog Ozzie.  She was predeceased by five brothers and two sisters; Joe, Frank, Steve, John & Walter Fiyak, Virginia Fiyak and Julia Weston.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. from St. Catherine of Siena Parish.  Fr. John Sarge and Sr. Virginia Scally SNDdeN will preside over the Funeral Rite with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 2-8 P.M. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 A.M.  There will be a Parish Vigil Service for Helen at 7:00 P.M. Friday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The American Cancer Society-Bay County Unit or Family Wishes.

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Joyce B. Tomczak

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Indian River, Michigan (formerly of Bay City)

      Joyce passed away Christmas Day December 25, 2015 at Hidden Acres Assisted Living in Indian River, MI., age 86 years.  She was born October 31, 1929 in Bay City to the late John and Theresa Chartier.  Joyce was a loving homemaker and a member of Corpus Christi Parish – HolyTrinityChurch.

Surviving Joyce are two children; Michael L. (Jill) Tomczak and Sharon A. Steyer, four grandchildren; Justin, Jeremy, Amanda, Shannon and several great-grandchildren, two brothers; Lloyd and Merle Chartier and one sister Marian Sheskey.  She was predeceased by her sons Brian and Jay, her brother Emery and a sister Delores.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church.  Rev. Fr. Robert Gohm will celebrate Mass.  Private interment will be at Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends and family may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at church on Wednesday after 10:00 am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Joyce will be held Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to Corpus Christi Parish or the wishes of the family.

Joseph L. Kravat

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Essexville, Michigan

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Mr. Kravat passed away Christmas Day, December 25, 2015 at his home, age 85.  He was born November 16, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Jacob and Katherine (Fath) Kravat, Jr.  Joseph married Angeline T. Magryta on April 30, 1955 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and she survives him.  He was a veteran and served his country with the US Marine Corps from 1951-1953 during the Korean Conflict.  Joseph retired from the A & P Tea Company in November of 1989 and was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  He was also a life member of the Knights of Columbus Council St. Stephen Council#4102, St. Stanislaus Council #12423 and #6548 in HoughtonLake, where he once lived for eleven years.  Joseph volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul and was a former usher at Our Lady of the LakeParish in HoughtonLake.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years Angeline, five children: Sharon K. (Gerard) Grzegorczyk, Lawrence J. (Sally) Kravat, Mary Jo (Vincent) Ueberroth, Martin A. (fiancé, Denise Bowman) Kravat and Carl J. (Michelle) Kravat, nine grandchildren: Danielle and Dane ((Kristin) Grzegorczyk, Heather Kobel, Stacy Huisken, Jenna Ueberroth, Meagan (fiancé, Mike Barone) Kravat and Alex Kravat, Nathan and Cori Kravat, two great grandchildren, Bryce Kobel and Arielle Grzegorczyk, one brother, Ernest (Marge) Kravat, two sisters, Sister Faith Kravat and Betty Rice, several nieces and nephews.  Joseph was predeceased by a sister, Kathy Hock.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, December 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and private inurnment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Monday from 2:00 to 3:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”  www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Anthony J. Bieszke

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, age 71.  He was born January 13, 1944 in Alpena, Michigan to the late Phillip and Mary (Michalak) Bieszke.  Tony married Mary Ann Moszyk on February 17, 1968 in St. Stanislaus Church and she survives him.  He was a veteran and served his country with the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era from 1962 to 1965. Tony retired from Grey Iron Foundry in Saginaw and was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, where he was a past altar server and Eucharistic Minister.  He also was a charter member of St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus Council #12423 and a member of the PLAV.

Surviving besides his wife, Mary Ann are four children: Michelle (Mark) Chmielewski, Steven (Jennifer) Bieszke, Karen (Patrick) Scheel and Lori (Ryan) Duguay, eight grandchildren: Erica, Rachel, Katelyn, Nicholas, Rose, Aubrie, Erin and his best buddy Evan, one brother, Walter Bieszke, three sisters in-law: Joyce Bieszke, Ann Bieszke and Margie (Paul) Goik, several nieces and nephews.  Tony was predeceased by three brothers: Eugene, Robert and Kenneth Bieszke.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, December 28, 2015 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will follow outside in the church plaza.  Private interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Monday after 9:00 am.  A Parish Vigil Service and Knights of Columbus Bible Presentation for Tony will be held Sunday at 7:00 pm from the funeral home.  Those planning expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.

Ernest D. Walker

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Hillman, Michigan

 

Ernest D. Walker age 76 passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at the McLaren Bay Region.  He was born July 20, 1939 in Alpena, Michigan to the late Ellis and Irene (Graham) Walker.  Ernie retired from the Telephone Company and was currently working on Mackinaw Island for the Carriage Tours.  He was a song writer and performer in which he enjoyed singing country music songs where he recorded an album.  Ernie was able to be a cowboy and work on a ranch out west and he even found time to drive truck.  Surviving are six children; Amber (Bernie) Boyk, Robert (Berenice) Walker, Wade Walker, Chad Walker, Todd Walker, Sara Walker, twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and his loving companion, Bernice Suszek.  He was predeceased by one sister, Erma Layne and two brothers, Jim and John Walker.  Per Ernie’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services.

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