Archive for November, 2015

David R. Deford

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

 

deford-bct296David Deford age 87 was called home by the Lord on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born November 3, 1928 in Bay City to the late Lewis J. and Florence M. (Chapman) Deford.  He married Dora Haight and she predeceased him.  David served our country in the U.S Navy and retired as a Truck Driver for Bay City Milling.  He was a member of United Methodist Church of Houghton Lake and enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing and going to the casino.  Surviving are two children; Dr. Robert J. Sr. (Jeannie)  Giannaris, Cheryl M. (Stewart) Naiman and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother, Donald (Sally) Deford, David’s significant other, Eileen Didyk and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son, Michael E. Deford, three brothers; Robert, Walter & Earl and four sisters; Edith Ahler, Evelyn Fowler, Fran Erody and Marjorie VanOcten.  Funeral and committal service will take place Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Officiating will be Sally Deford followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  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 the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

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Frank E. Karas III.

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

 

karas-photo831Frank E. Karas, III passed away on Wednesday November 25, 2015, at McLaren Bay Region, age 67.  He was born March 30, 1948 in Saginaw to the late Karel T. and Donna (Brueseau) Karas.  Frank married Patricia Sian on September 27, 1969 and she survives him.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Frank was an electrician by trade and was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed watching sporting events, golfing, and camping.  More importantly, he truly treasured time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving besides his wife Patricia, he leaves to cherish his memory four children; Kelly Turner (Chris Robel), Carl Karas, Robert Karas (Nicole Godfrey), and Thomas (Letisha) Karas.  Also surviving are nine grandchildren; Kenneth, Kyle, Kerrisa, Cody, Courtnei, Nathaniel, Logan, Cody, and Isabella, six great-grandchildren; Kali, Emma, Carter, Christian, Camden, and Kylah, and one brother; Carl (Jean) Karas.  Frank was predeceased by his grandson Kory Edward and his sister Linda Grieble.  Funeral Service will take place on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 12 noon from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Dana Simmons will officiate with burial in Great Lakes National Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Clyde E. Brown

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

 

brown-clyde photo292Clyde E. Brown went home to be with God on Tuesday evening, November 24, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, at the Bay Shores Nursing Center, at the age of 87.  He was born November 14, 1928 in Bay City, to the late Harvey & Agnes (VanHurk) Brown.  Clyde married the love of his life, Dolores M. (Dee) Deshaw on December 1, 1951 in St. James Church and have celebrated over 63 years of marriage.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  Clyde worked for the Oven Fresh Bakery and had over 33 years in the bread industry.  He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church, the Usher’s Club, Men’s Club, Altar Sodality, League of Catholic Women & Men and was a grateful member of AA.  Clyde enjoyed wood working where he was always willing to create something special for anyone that would ask.  He also spent time gardening, golfing, fishing, playing blooper ball and playing cards.  He worked at St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry for Corpus Christi Parish and also delivered food.  He took great pride in managing his sons little league teams for over ten years.   Clyde truly treasured family gatherings and passed his strong faith onto his family. Surviving besides his wife Dee, he leaves four sons; Michael, Christopher (Mitzi), John (Gretchen), David (Lori) Brown.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, one great grandson, two sisters-in-law; Velma Brown and Mickey Parker.  He was predeceased by a son, Thomas Brown, two daughters-in-law; Kimberly and Mary Brown, four brothers; John, Russell, Donald, Harold and his mother-in-law and fathers-in-law; Ann & Michael Deshaw and Myron Ruminski.  A thank you to Bay Shores Nursing Center for their compassionate and special care given to Clyde and a special thanks to Michelle his home nurse for her wonderful care.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. from Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church.  Concelebrating will be Fr. Bert S. Gohm and Fr. Kevin N. Kerbawy with private burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m.  Members of Corpus Christi parish will pray the rosary at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday followed by a parish vigil service for Clyde at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Vincent DePaul – Corpus Christi Parish Food Pantry or Sisters of St. Clare, Saginaw Michigan.www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Beverly J. Chappel

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

 

Beverly J. Chappel age 77 passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region.  She was born January 18, 1938 in Harrisville, Michigan to the late Theodore and Ann L. (Chavalier) Mondeau.  Bev married James Chappel January 8, 1955 in Bay City and he predeceased her March 13, 2002.  She enjoyed watching all kinds of movies and talking to her family and many friends.  Surviving are two sons; Randy (Cathy) Chappel, James (Sandra) Chappel, four grandchildren; James Jr., Chris (Shanna), Sean (Jennifer), Nicholas Chappel and many great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother, Darrell (Patricia) Thompson, an aunt, Violet Zins, many nieces, nephews and friends.  She was predeceased by a brother, Dale Mondeau.  Funeral Service will take place Friday, November 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Dorla Talaga will officiate with private burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 12:00 noon until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer Foundation.  www.squiresfuneralchapel.com

William L. “Butch” Graham

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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Butch passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at home with his family by his side, age 72.  He was born November 22, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana to the late William J. and Elva (Haines) Graham.  Butch married Connie L. Aikens on April 6, 2002 and she survives him.  He was a veteran and served his country with the 101st Air Bourne Paratrooper Division from 1959 to 1968.  Butch was proud of his country and time served in the US Army and was awarded two Purple Hearts for his service during the Vietnam Era.  He retired in 2005 from Blue Line Trucking in Reese as a long haul carrier.  He was a member of Rolling Thunder Inc., a charter member of the Forgotten Eagles and a life member of the DAV #162.  Butch enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson and fishing on his boat.

Surviving besides his wife, Connie are six children: Tammy Graham, Deborah Graham and William (Amy) Graham Jr., and their mother, Marilyn Graham, Christina (Jeff) Huebner, Julie (Troy) Dietzel and Heather (Eric) Smith, thirteen grandchildren: Taran, Alani Burns, Herbert, Alexandria (Jacob), Allen, Faith, Destiny, Hope, Alexander (Jennifer), Kaitlyn (Kyle), Abigaile, Trinity and James, two great grandchildren, Dominic and Sophia, one sister, Patricia (Russ) Irvine, two brothers, Stanley (Rumpai) Graham and Philip (Amy) Graham, three brother in-laws and five sister in-laws: Willard Nelson, Barbara Stillwell, Linda Rogner, Herbert (Dee) Aikens, Mary (Kim) Stock, Jerry (Kimberly) Aikens, Kathy Aikens and Laura Aikens.  Also, his special little lap dog, Molly.  Butch was predeceased by two sisters, Charlotte Graham and Linda Nelson.

The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:00 am at Ambrose Funeral Home.  Dr. Michael Rhodaberger will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday after 10:00 am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Margaret I. Bronson

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Margaret passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 95.  She was born November 20, 1919 in Sarnia, Ontario to the late George and Hilda (Stoyle) Dench.  Margaret married Frank J. Bronson and he predeceased her on October 24, 2000.  She enjoyed puzzles, crosswords, gardening, wild life, feeding birds, trips up north and traveling to Florida to relax on the beach.

Surviving are three children: Barbara Ferrante, Diane McGuyre and Edward Bronson, twelve grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.  Margaret was predeceased by two sons, Ronald and Robert Benson, one daughter, Christine Bronson, two son in-laws, Paul Ferrante and Terry McGuyre and two brothers.

Committal prayers will be held Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Elm Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum.  Nancy Rivet will officiate.  Those planning an expression of the sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish.  www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com