Archive for February, 2016

Eulah M. Downing

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


downing-photo373Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, Eulah M. Downing was called home by her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her loving family.  At the age of 90 years.  She was born September 28, 1925 in Akron, Michigan to the late William and Anna (Ziegler) Menzel.  She married James J. Downing June 5, 1948 in Gagetown.  He predeceased her December 29, 1979.  Eulah worked at Supreme Carpet for over 18 years before retiring.   She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church and the Altar Society.  She belonged to the Heritage Quilters Guild and enjoyed sewing, quilting and spending time with her family.  Surviving are three children; Susan (Randy) Banaszak, Patrick (Debby) Downing, Nancy Gilmore, five grandchildren; Tyson (Amy) Gilmore, Michele Gilmore, Nicole Gilmore, Jennifer (Brian) Luczak, Heather (Terry) Leser and four great-grandchildren; Landon, Raeleen, Aiden and Cassandra.  Also surviving are two sister; Betty Morel, Emily (John) Harrington, a sister in-law, Joyce Downing and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a step- brother, Roland Menzel.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church.  Fr. Bert Gohm will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Quilters Guild or Bay City Rescue Mission.


Gregory S. Butch

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

butchphotoGregory Scott Butch, 50, of Bay City, MI passed away Saturday February 20, 2016 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family.

Greg was born on September 1, 1965 in Bad Axe, MI to Thomas and JoAnne (Prill) Butch.

Greg graduated from Lakers High School in 1983. Greg held numerous jobs where he met very many different people, each leaving a big imprint on his life before going on to graduate from Delta College in 1994.

He was employed by Dow Corning as a chemical technologist for 22 years in which he was admired by his co-workers and those he came in contact with for his attention to detail, willingness to always help others, and his all around enthusiastic disposition.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife of twenty years, Kathlene, whom he married at Corpus Christi Parish-Holy Trinity Church on July 30, 1995. One son and daughter; Adam and Rachel Butch; his parents Thomas and JoAnne (Prill) Butch; Three brothers and one sister; Randy (Joy), Kevin (Barb), Steve (Trudy) and Suzanne (Dayle) Draher. His Father and Mother-in-law Dr. Jan and Diane K. Pol; his sister and brother-in-law Diane L. and Charles Pol along with many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He was proceeded in death by both sets of grandparents; Regina (Vigenski) and Alex Prill and Monica (Lubeski) and John Butch.

He was a longtime member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and was a member of the Our Lady of Czestochowa A.C. and the Mid Michigan Technician Group.

Spending time with his family was the most important part of his life. Along with that he enjoyed running, biking, listening to polkas, Huey Lewis and the News, visiting Frankenmuth and enjoying an ice cold Blue Moon with an orange slice while grilling or listening to/watching the Tigers, the Lions or MSU Men’s Basketball.

He was dearly loved and will be sadly missed by his family and multitude of friends. Our lives were made better simply by knowing him.

The family would like to thank Katrina, Ben, Tiffany and Kelly for their kind and compassionate care.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday February 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Fr. Rick Filary will officiate and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.  A Parish Vigil Service for Greg will be held Friday at 7:00 pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to a start up for an annual race in his honor and a scholarship in his name for others.

David G. Brimmer

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan



David Brimmer at the age of 88, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Plainview Assisted Living in Auburn surrounded by his family.  He was born June 22, 1927 in Lockport, New York to the late David and Lois (Ward) Brimmer.  David married the former Frances A. Pauwels December 1, 1990 and she survives him.  He was a proud U.S. Marine serving our country during WW II.  David along with Fran were very active Foster Care Parents fostering many children over the years. He enjoyed playing Black Jack, bingo, was an avid reader and always had a good story to tell for anyone who would listen.  Surviving besides his wife Fran, he leaves four daughters, a son and one step-son; Karlee (Mike) Hildinger, Kaitlyn Brimmer & her fiance Garett Ballard, Kimmie (Brian) Dufresne, Adella Chavez, David J. Brimmer, Brandon Pauwels, fifteen grandchildren; David & Leah Hildinger, Circe & Laila Ballard, Cole & Adelyn Dufresne, Junior & David Chavez, Icsis Summerville, Milleina Cantave, Alexander & Liam Pauwels, Christopher & Michael Neilson and Anngel Fish.  Also surviving is two brothers; George and Frederick Brimmer.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Circe Neilson and a sister, Margaret.  Cremation has taken place and their will be a celebration of David’s life at the Bay City Salvation Army Church on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.   Friends may call at the church only on Saturday after 11:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Michael A. Sinicki “Mick”

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


Michael A. Sinicki passed away on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare Center of Saginaw age 52 years.  He was born March 1, 1963 in Bay City.  Mike worked at Jack’s Fruit Market for many years and always had a strong work ethic in anything he did.  Surviving is his mother, Joanne (Graczyk) Sinicki, one sister, Michelle Sinicki and many aunts, uncles and dear friends.  He was predeceased by his father, Eugene Sinicki and his sister, Marilyn Kay Sinicki.  A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.


Paul W. Korthals

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Flushing, Michigan

(formerly of Bay City)


korthalsphotoforobit  Mr. Korthals went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Fostrian Court Assisted Living in Flushing, age 82.  He was born March 19, 1933 in Hampton Township, Michigan to the late Paul and Rose Marie (LaHosit) Korthals.  Paul married Dorothy J. Michalak on January 15, 1955 in Kansas City, MO and she predeceased him on July 14, 2005.  He was a veteran and retired as a Senior Master Sargent from the US Air Force after 20 years of service.  While working at Ford Motor Company Paul received his Associates Degree from Oakland University and his Bachelor’s Degree from Detroit College of Business, retiring after 28 years as a union representative and machine operator.  Paul enjoyed boating and loved to play golf until September of 2015 when his health hindered his play.

Surviving are three children: Paul Jr. (Sheryl) Korthals, Jacqueline (Robert) Govea and Timothy (Sandy) Korthals, eight grandchildren: Nathan (Sandy) Korthals, Nicholas (Janea) Korthals, Catherine “Katie” Korthals, Joshua, Jason, and Jacob Govea, Kristina Korthals and Stephanie (Matt) Briske, seven great grandchildren: Geoffrey, Chandler and Kelly Korthals, Madison, Tayden and Camden Korthals and Hadley Briske, three sisters: Jenny Barnowski, Gale Powells and Tutie (Jim) Holenbeck.  Paul was predeceased by two brothers, Jerry (Sally) Korthals and Larry Korthals.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Ambrose Funeral Home, 1200 Garfield Ave., Bay City, MI 48708.  Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will take place at the funeral home.  Pastor Dale Lewis will officiate and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Saturday after 9:00 am.

Charles Boyle

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Bay City, MI.


boyle-photo364Charles Boyle beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather and brother went home peacefully on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family, age 88 years.  He was born January 8, 1928 in South Dennis, New Jersey to the late James and Catherine (Morris) Boyle.  Charles was a WWII Veteran.  In 1944 joining the Merchant Marines, in 1945 he served with the Army Air Corps. 25th Comm. Sq. AF.  Stationed in Germany Charles met and married his wife, the former Carolina (Pauthner).  She predeceased him August 27, 2007.  After the service, Charles moved his family back to South Jersey where he was a farmer and owned his own trucking and restaurant business.  In 1964, Charles moved his family to Bay City Michigan where he worked for Grey Iron Foundry, retiring in 1989 after 25 years of service.  Charles and Carolina spent much of their retirement years traveling all over the U.S. making friends everywhere they went.  His great passion was the Lord, and sharing the Good News.  He studied Eschatology, which he felt was something the Lord placed on his heart to share with all he knew and those he met along the way.  Charles attended many different non-denominational churches regularly during these past few years.  He was a member of Eagles Aries #1010.  Surviving is one daughter and four sons; Katarina E. Greenberg of Mesa, AZ., Henry J. Boyle, Andrew K. (Marla) Boyle, James F. (Amy) Boyle all of Bay City, Jim (Carol) Galvin of Cardiff, New Jersey; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister, Ann Puluski of New Jersey; nieces; nephews and cousins.  His close companion Georgianne Diorka, whom he enjoyed spending time with, going dancing and music concerts.  He was predeceased by a son, Charles Jr., three infant sons, one sister, a grandson, four daughters-in-law and grandson in-law.  Funeral Service will take place Friday, February 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Judy Wilcox will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Friday after 9:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.