Archive for July, 2016

Theresa Sporman

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

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Theresa passed away holding the hands of her daughters on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the age of 89 years. She was born on September 29, 1926 in Beaver Township to the late Edward and Eva (Gielda) Janowicz.  Theresa married the late Eugene A. Sporman on October 16, 1948 and he predeceased her on February 24, 2005.    Theresa leaves to cherish her memory three daughters: Suzanne Beyersdorf, Joann (Terry) Block and Jane (David) Spyhalski.  Surviving also are seven grandchildren: Krislee (Rob) Hine, Jamieson King, Christopher Block (fiancé Becky Groulx), Laurie (Joel) Ferris, Garrett Spyhalski, Brad Spyhalski, Valerie Stevenson; three great-granddaughters: Jesika Hine, Adelyn and Whitney Ferris; and one brother-in-law Everett Anderson.  Theresa was predeceased by her dear son-in-law Jerry Beyersdorf, a grandson, Austin Stevenson; by all of her siblings, Sophie (Matthew) Satkowiak, Helen (Ray) Jankowski, Fr. Barney Janowicz, Edwin (Betty) Janowicz, and Blanche Anderson.  She was also predeceased by all of Gene’s family: Marion (Delphine) Sporman, Violet (Ed) Kluka, Isabel (Norbert) Kurlinski, Victor (Ceil) Sporman and Arthur (Delores) Sporman.  The family would like to acknowledge the friends that took care of Theresa as if she were their own mother – Karen LeBourdais, Linda Lothian, and Carol Jarosz.

Theresa was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, the Parish Rosary Society and Senior Citizens Club, and the League of Catholic Women and Men.  Theresa was also a member of the UAW-Local 526 and retired from Prestolite after 40 years.  There she spent her entire career until the doors closed and the lights were turned off.  Theresa will always be remembered for her delicious dinners.  Every holiday had to be celebrated in her home, surrounded by her family.  Theresa always welcomed guests to join in these family celebrations.  She was an avid league bowler and went to the State Bowling Tournaments every year with her lady friends from Keit’s.   Theresa loved carpentry, playing the accordion, decorating for Christmas, card playing with her card club and casino trips with her sister Blanche.  Her yearly trips to Arizona with Emily and the Samalik family brought Theresa much joy.  Per Theresa’s request, Jell-O Shots will be served at the luncheon.

Prayers for Theresa will be said at the Ambrose Funeral Chapel on Monday, August 1, 2016 beginning at 9:15 A.M. before processing to the church.  The Funeral Mass will then be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Richard Jozwiak will preside and entombment will be in St. Stanislaus Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Members of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church Rosary Society and Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at 2:00 p.m. Sunday followed by a Parish Vigil Service at 7:00 P.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family.


 

Phyllis D. Davidson

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

 

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Bay City, Michigan

 

Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and dear friend was called home by her Heavenly Father on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Bay Medical Care Facility surrounded by her loving family, age 86.  She was born February 6, 1930 in Bay City to the late Joseph and Hedwig (Malecki) Niemiec.  Phyllis married Richard J. Davidson November 18, 1950 in St. Hedwig Church.  He predeceased her September 30, 2005.  She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish – St. Hedwig Church.  Phyllis truly enjoyed going shopping, tending to her flowers, taking trips to the casino but most importantly loved spending time with her family especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are four children: Susan Goddard (Rod Miller), Judi (Bill) Deaton, Diane Davidson & her fiancé Jack Cavanaugh, Rick (Joanne) Davidson, five grandchildren: Jennifer (Robert) LeFevre, Jeff (Carmala) Goddard, Luke (Jessica) Deaton, Joshua (Brittney) Davidson, Kelsey Davidson & her fiancé Spencer Danehy, seven great-grandchildren: Morgan, Andrew, Madeline, Milo, Davis, Nia and Cy.  Also surviving is a sister, Georgianna Freier and two sister’s in-law, Julienne Verhaeghe and Penny Davidson.  She was predeceased by a brother, Chet Neimiec and two sisters, Caroline Anderson and Eleanore Adamczyk.  The family would like to give a big shout out to the Bay Medical Care Facility especially 1 – East for the care and love they provided for Phyllis.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish – St. Hedwig Church.  Fr. Kevin Kerbawy will officiate with private burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Phyllis at 7:00 p.m. Friday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Leonard J. Mrozinski

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

 

mrozinskiphotoOur loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend to many passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Carriage House of Bay City age 93. He was born February 26, 1923 in Bay City to the late Joseph and Anna (Kukla) Mrozinski. Leonard married the former Florence Pacynski on June 14, 1947 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church where they were life-long parishioners. She predeceased him May 6, 2014. Leonard served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII for three years and later worked at GM Powertrain Bay City Plant for 30 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Leonard enjoyed woodworking, trying his luck at the casino and watching pro football. Surviving are five children and their spouses: Sharon (James) Latuszek, Frederick (Cheryl) Mrozinski, Janine (Dennis) Taylor, Michael (Mary) Mrozinski, Mary Lou (Kenneth) Hall, fourteen grandchildren and their spouses: Kimberly (James) Jezewski, Kristen (Nathan) Schumann, Alex (Jenn) Mrozinski, Robb (Stephanie) Mrozinski, Pamela Taylor, Carolyn (Miguel) Serrato, Adam (Jasmin) Mrozinski, Eric Mrozinski & fiance Katie Keeler, Christopher Mrozinski, Lauren Hall and her husband Joel Vugteveen, Sarah Hall and her husband Sidney Werner Jr., Steven, John and Kevin Hall, four great – grandchildren: Tyler and Vivienne Serrato, Luke Schumann and Elliot Mrozinski. Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters: Ceil Dabrowski, Ed Mrozinski, Ray (Betty) Mrozinski, Romaine McIlhargey, two sisters in-law: Lorraine Neumeyer, Evie Pacynski and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers: Walt Mrozinski, James (Janice) Mrozinski, In-laws: Barney Dabrowski, Reta Mrozinski, Patrick McIlhargey, Delphine (Aloysius) Dukarski, Virginia (Oscar) Nelson, Walter (Lois) Pacynski, Clara (Fritz) Heinz, Henry Pacynski and Lloyd Neumeyer. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with entombment in St. Stanislaus Mausoleum. Friends may call at the church only on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of mass. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Family Wishes or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Kim Charles Lutze

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

lutze-new photo999Kim Charles Lutze, 63, of Genesee Township, formerly of Millington, died Saturday, July 23, at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital, following a short illness.

A lifelong Michigan resident, Lutze was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Ann (Phelps) Lutze, and by several aunts and uncles.

Kim Lutze was born May 9, 1953, in Bay City, to Maurice Arthur and Rita Ann (Phelps) Lutze. They eventually moved to Beecher, where Lutze graduated from Beecher High School in 1972. He was an Eagle Scout.

Lutze worked for General Motors for 39 years as a tool-and-dye-maker.

Lutze leaves behind a wife, Mary Lou (Diebold) Lutze, daughter, Jennifer (Jerrimie) Lively of Gadsden, Alabama; sons Jason (Jennifer) Lutze of Liberty Center, Ohio and Jason (Tara) Friedli of Delta, Ohio; six grandsons and three granddaughters.

He also leaves behind a father, Maurice Arthur Lutze of Otter Lake, sisters Carrie (John) Gati of Clio and Charlotte (Kenneth) Losey of Otter Lake, along with uncles and an aunt, two nephews and a niece.

Also, Lutze is survived by former wife, Brenda Dalman of Edinburg, Texas; former son-in-law Richard Zowie of Fredericksburg, Texas.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.at the Squires Funeral Home (211 N. Henry St. Bay City, MI. 48706).  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with burial in Oakridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday after 12 noon.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Rajwant Singh Chauhan

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

sikhsymbolcoverMr. Chauhan passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Grand Blanc, Michigan, age 59.  Antam Sanskaar was held Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Squires Funeral Home.

             Guru Gobind Singh

 

As sparks flying out of a flame

Fall back on the fire from which they came, As dust rising from the earth

Falls back upon the same earth,

As waves beating upon the shingle

Recede and in the ocean mingle,

So from God came all things under the sun,

And to God return when the race is run.

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                                 You are the all-powerful Cause of causes.

                                 Please cover my faults, Lord of the Universe,

                                  O my Guru;  I am a sinner –

                                  I seek the Sanctuary of Your Feet. ||1||

 

Ella M. “Nellie” Marsh

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Kawkawlin and Bay City, Michigan

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     Nellie passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Bay Medical Care Facility.  She was just 110 years old.  She was born December 22, 1905 in Bay City to the late James T. and Anna J. (Claes) Noonen.  She married Clyde E. Marsh on August 15, 1930 and he predeceased her on October 11, 1965.  Nellie worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company as an operator and retired in 1963 after 40 years of dedicated service.  She was a lifelong member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Linwood, the League of Catholic Women, St. Anne’s Altar Sodality and the Daughters of Isabella.

Surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.  Nellie was predeceased by a nephew, Charles B. Pike on January 31, 2005 and was much more like a son to her than a nephew.  She was also predeceased by her brother and sisters, James Noonen, Ceal Leahy, Beatrice Rees, Frances (Laurence) Reuther, Madeline Corcoran and Anna Pike.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:00 am at Corpus Christi Parish-Holy Trinity Church.  Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Saturday after 9:00 am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Nellie will be held Friday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Dominican Sisters of Hope, c/o Sister Joanne Boneski OP, 320 Powell Ave., Newburg, New York 12550-3984.

If tear drops were steps and love was the road to heaven, we could make a path to go get her and bring her back in memories of a loving, giving, considerate, kind and caring, wife, sister and aunt. With all our love aunt Nellie, “the Queen of Brissette’s Beach.”