Archive for June, 2015

Florence Ann Grauherr (Morgan)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

 

grauherr-photo212Florence went home peacefully to her Heavenly Father on Monday, June 29, 2015 at her home with her loving family by her side at the age of 68.  She was born February 23, 1947 in Bay City to the late Eli and Rosemary (Essex) Neveau.  She married Joseph P. Grauherr July 6, 1984 and he predeceased her October 3, 1984.  Florence truly enjoyed being outdoors where she could hunt and fish but most important of all was spending time with her family.  Surviving is one brother and a sister; Patrick (Cindi) Neveau, Mary Neveau & Mel Oleburg, five step-children; Joann (Phillip) Wazdrag, Geraldine Biermaker, Patrick (Ginger) Grauherr, Mitchell (Casey) Broom, Penny (Dave) Morris, a special nephew, Richard Grauherr and many other nieces, nephews and grandchildren.  She was predeceased by three brothers; Gary, Phillip and Leslie Neveau and a step-daughter, Donna Lee Grauherr.  Funeral Service will take place Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Rita Piccinni will officiate with private burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 7 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Jerry L. Anderson

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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Jerry L. Anderson, age 79 went home to be with the Lord on Sunday June 28, 2015 at his home peacefully surrounded by his loving family.  He was born April 16, 1936 in Pinconning to the late Dewey and Bella (Dora) Anderson.    Jerry married Judith M. Kukla on May 7, 1960 in St. Hyacinth Church and she survives him.  He worked at General Motors for over 37 years before retiring.  Jerry was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church and the K of C St. Stephen Council #4102.  He enjoyed fishing, small game hunting, woodworking and trips to the casino.  Jerry liked being part of the “Deer Crew”, the Card Club and Horseshoe Club.   He will always be remembered for his fantastic sense of humor, being a caring and compassionate man but most importantly, loving his family; especially his grandchildren.  Surviving besides his wife Judy, he leaves three children:  Rebecca (James) Spiekerman, Victoria (Michael) De Shaw and Walter (Kimberly) Anderson, five grandchildren; Matthew Spiekerman, Sarah (Shaun) Sahr, James De Shaw, Elizabeth and Michael Anderson.  Also surviving is Jerry’s siblings; James (Norene) Anderson, Rosella Nietzke, Wave Williams, Avon Anderson and a sister-in-law, Noreen Anderson.  He was predeceased by three sisters; Agnes (Ray) Faucault, Ione (Kenny) Williams, Nioka (Jack) Nichols, one brother, George Anderson and a brother-in-law, Alfred Nietzke.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday after 12 noon.  There will be a parish vigil service along with a K of C Bible presentation for Jerry at 7 p.m. Wednesday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Eleanor Lamblin

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Eleanor passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region, age 87.  She was born June 3, 1928 in Bay City to the late Frank and Mary (Lipka) Zajac.  She married Virgil L. Lamblin on June 7, 1947 and he predeceased her on March 30, 2002.  Eleanor was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church.  She enjoyed gardening, flowers, casino bus trips and visiting with her family and friends.

Surviving are seven children: Diane (Richard) Wegener, Sandy Barnes-Budrick, Dave (Judy) Lamblin, Al (Roxanne) Lamblin, Dennis (Doris) Lamblin, Audrey (Kevin) St. Laurent and Sue (Owen) Milks, 24 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and two sister in-laws, Monica Szczepanik and Lucille Lamblin.  Eleanor was predeceased by two great grandsons, three sisters: Julia Jezowski, Millie Stachowiak and Josephine Warzecha and a brother, Aloysius “Mike” Szczepanik.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church at 10:00 a.m..  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at church on Wednesday after 9:00 a.m.  A Parish Vigil Service for Eleanor will be held Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Loretta E. Kozak

Monday, June 29th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 28, 2015 at HuronWoodsNursingCenter, age 96.  She was born December 20, 1918 in Bay City to the late Joseph and Mary (Nowak) Soitz.  Loretta married Louis Kozak in St. Hyacinth Church, August of 1944 and he predeceased her in 1948.  She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church and the Rosary Society.  Loretta enjoyed spending time by the water at HoughtonLake and loved taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Surviving is a son, Randy (Cynthia) Kozak, three grandchildren: Shannon, Kimberly and Jason Kozak, and one great granddaughter, Elaina.  Loretta was predeceased by five sisters: Lucille, Beatrice, Germaine, Jeanette and Baby Irene.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church.

The Kozak family would like to thank all the staff at Huron Woods for their kind and compassionate care they gave Loretta and many friendships made over the last 14 years.

Esther C. Staszak (Mindykowski)

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Our loving and caring mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Bay Medical Care Facility, age 92.  Esther was born January 18, 1923 in Bay City to the late Stanley and Cecelia (Tomczak) Gwizdala.  She was predeceased by her late husbands, Adam Przgeslak, Chester Mindykowski and Frank Staszak.  She worked as an LPN and retired from Bay Regional Medical Center after 30 years of dedicated service.  She was a life-long member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, past President of the Felician Sisters Auxiliary and St. Stanislaus Senior Citizens.  Esther was also a devoted member of St. Stanislaus Rosary/Altar Society Group #4.

Surviving are two daughters: Sandra (Larry) Neigh and Betty Kozielski, a son in-law, Alan George, one step-daughter, Sandra (Arthur) Meyer, ten grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one brother in-law, Andrew Trombley, and one sister in-law, Irene Mindykowski.  Esther was predeceased by a daughter, Connie George, one great granddaughter, Corissa, a brother, Connie (Lucille) Gwizdala and a sister, Irene Trombley and best friend, Marcella Witucki.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and entombment will take place in St. Patrick Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Thursday after 9:00 am.  Members of St. Stan’s Rosary/Altar Society Group #4, Senior Citizens and Felician Sisters Auxiliary will pray the Rosary Wednesday at 2:00 pm, followed later by a Parish Vigil Service at 7:00 pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish Center at St. Stanislaus Church.

Esther’s daughters would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the staff at Bay Medical Care Facility for their kind and compassionate care they gave her over the last few years.

Elizabeth M. Szelagowski

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 98.  She was born March 9 1917 in Bay City to the late Stanislaw and Josephine (Napieralski) Skibinski.  She married Edward H. Szelagowski and he predeceased her in 1968.  Elizabeth was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are two children, Tim Szelagowski and Ann (Pat) O’Brien, three grandchildren: Garrett (Rachelle) O’Brien, Kyle (Angie) O’Brien and Lyndsey O’Brien, seven great grandchildren: Katie, Jack, Lily, Claire, Aedin, Karys and Willem, several nieces and nephews.  Elizabeth was predeceased by her siblings: Theresa Hanson, Michael, Steve, Valentine, Eugenia, Casimer and Irene Skibinski.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:00 am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish Center.