Archive for August, 2015

Carol J. Jacobson

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Carol passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region, age 68.  She was born September 29, 1946 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late James and Virginia (LaDrigue) Basolo.  She married Richard H. Jacobson on August 21, 1970 and he survives her.  She was a devoted member of St. Catherine of Sienna Parish- St. Vincent DePaul Church and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Surviving besides her loving husband Richard are three daughters: Ashley (Mat Shannon) Bosco, Nichole (Sean) Radcliffe and Kalley Jacobson, six grandchildren: Mariana, Giuliana, Carter, Griffin, Joslynn and Jimari, two sisters, Patricia (Mike) Ames and Rita Camp and one brother in-law, Howard (Sarah) Jacobson.  Carol was predeceased by a brother, James Basolo and a brother in-law, Ken Camp.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10:00 am at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish-St. Vincent DePaul Church.  Fr. John Sarge will celebrate Mass.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Monday after 9:00 am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Carol will be held Sunday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Jenniffer A. French

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Jenniffer passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 27, 2015, age 39.  The daughter of Robert J. Nowak and Deanne M. Comtois she was born October 9, 1975 in Bay City and has resided here all her life.  Jenniffer enjoyed going to the beach with her children and spend time with them as well.

Surviving are two children, Brady Lee Comtois and Khrystyn M. (Joshua) Elledge and soon to be grandchild expected in January, Jenniffer’s mother, Deanne M. Comtois, grandmother, “Grandma Jo” (Bill) Lauria, grandfather, Thomas Comtois and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Jenniffer was predeceased by her father, Robert Nowak.

Cremation has taken place.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Louis F. Lewandowski

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

 

lewandowski-new photo for paperLouis F. Lewandowski was called home by his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 surrounded by his family at the Assisted Living Home at the age of 90.  He was born June 7, 1925 in Bay City to the late Andrew and Sarah (Gwizdala) Lewandowski.  Louis served our country in the United States Army Air Force.  He married the former Eileen G. LeFevre October 4, 1952 in St. Joseph Church.  She predeceased him November 24, 2008.  Louis worked at the U.S. Postal Service for many years before retiring.  During his time with the Postal Service Louis started his own company called Lee’s Awning and had it from 1962 to 1995.  He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Stan’s A.C., K of C St. Stephen Council #4102, American Legion Post # 18 and the P.L.A.V.  Louis was an avid golfer, he enjoyed going blueberry picking and truly enjoyed watching college football, the Detroit Tigers and the Lions.  Surviving are four children; Andy Lewandowski, Jeanne (Gerald) Henderson, Peggy (Tom) Gielda, Judy Hirschfield, five grandchildren; Ben (Liz) Gielda, Elizabeth and Timothy Henderson, Ryan and Kyle Hirschfield and a great-granddaughter, Audrey Gielda.  He was predeceased by a son, Peter Lewandowski, four brothers and five sisters.

A special thanks to the staff at Sheffield Bay, McLaren Bay Region and McLaren Hospice for their compassionate care.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  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.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Vincent DePaul Society – Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish or Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.

www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Stephen A. Richmond

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

Richmond, SteveStephen A. Richmond passed away unexpectedly on Saturday August 22, 2015 at his residence, age 26.  He was born in Bay City, Michigan on April 28, 1989 to Holly J. (Phillips) Bickham and Frederick Richmond.  Stephen was a 2007 graduate of Garber High School.  He was currently employed with Covenant Cooper Rehabilitation as a Registered Nurse.  Steve was President of Delta College’s Nursing Program, Student Chapter.  He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church.  Stephen was a vibrant young man, with a zest for life and a contagious smile that would light up a room.  It was through his generous heart that he traveled with his mother to Myrtle Beach.   His other travel destinations included Paris, France and Cancun, Mexico.  Stephen’s dance moves were many, as well as his trips to the beach.  His adventurous love of life even took him skydiving.  Surviving besides his parents, Stephen leaves to cherish his memory two sisters and two brothers: Rebecca Richmond, Eric (Genifer) Richmond, and twin siblings Mackenzie and Matthew Bickham.  Also surviving is his grandparents William and Margaret Bickham, his Godchild, Logan Neal and several other nieces and nephews.  Special friends include Adam Koehler, Tommy Gray, many other dear friends along with his dog Mickey.  He was predeceased by his father Steven M. Bickham and grandparents Donald and Audrey Phillips.  Funeral Service will take place Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. from Pilgrim Lutheran Church.  Pastor Ted Voll will officiate.  Friends may call at the church only on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes. www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Elaine M. Bracher

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

bracherphotoElaine passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region, age 88.  She was born October 27, 1926 in Bay City to the late Clarence and Aleda (DuFord) Fanger.  Elaine married Walter C. Bracher in Zion Lutheran Church on June 19, 1948 and he predeceased her on November 11, 2011.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Surviving are three daughters: Linda (Thomas) Langenburg, Sharon (Tom) Hall and Marsha (Lowell) Horneber, five grandchildren: Erin Langenburg and her husband, Julien Fredeveaux, Marc (Leslie) McKee, Mathew (Nikki) McKee, Hannah Hall and T.J. Hall, six great grandchildren and a sister in-law, Lucille Bracher.  Elaine was predeceased by a brother in-law, John Bracher.

Private family services were held at Floral Gardens Cemetery Chapel.  Pastor Robert R. Roberts officiated the services for Elaine.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Harold C. Schneider

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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Harold C. Schneider, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2015 at the Masonic Pathways Rehabilitation Center of Alma at the age of 96.  He was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 12, 1918 to the late Clarence M. and Mabel C. (Tilden) Schneider.  Harold married the former Mary Scheneck and she predeceased him and then later married Margaret N. Schalk on August 16, 1999 and she survives him.  He served in the U.S. Army with distinction as a member of the First Ranger Battalion in WW II.  As a member of the Unit Darby’s Rangers, he managed to escape imprisonment during the war four times and was awarded a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars for his dedication, bravery, discipline and patriotism.  Harold was the last remaining veteran of the fame commando unit Darby’s Rangers.  Following the war, Harold worked for the Chrysler Corporation before retiring after 36 years of committed service.  Harold was a member of All Saints Parish – St. James Church, the American Legion Post #18 and the V.F.W. in Royal Oak.  He was a boxer and because of his boxing skills, he was qualified to fight as part of the military sporting unit and once had the opportunity to box with Joe Louis.  Harold enjoyed coaching youth baseball and boxing and loved to walk and run.  He participated in the Michigan Senior Olympics and finished third in his category.  Surviving besides his wife Margaret, he leaves two children: Margie Boyce and Danny (Chris) Schneider; four step-children: Lanatte (Mike) Shur, Patty (Les) Belanger, Evelyn (Dave) Fleischer and Pauleta Spencer, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a very dear friend, John Powers.  Harold was predeceased by three children: Donald, Doug and Gloria; two sisters: Thelma Nickels, Leona Clemendine and one brother, Ralph Schneider.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from All Saints Parish – St. James Church.  Concelebrating the mass will be Fr. Robert DeLand and Fr. Jose Cabrera followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council with private burial in White Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

www.squiresfuneralchapel.com