Archive for September, 2016

Rivet, Vallerie C.

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Bay City, MichiganRivet Vallerie

Vallerie C. Rivet passed away Saturday September 24, 2016 at the age of 32.  She is now together with her grandmother.  She was born February 5, 1984 in Bay City.  Vallerie always enjoyed wearing the latest trends with her new shoes and clothing.  She enjoyed dancing and was a thrill seeker taking trips to Cedar Pointe and riding all of the roller coasters.  Vallerie loved to make people laugh and had such a big heart.  She also enjoyed getting people out of their element.  Surviving are two children; Frankie Flores III, Satya Daly, her mother and father; Robin P. Champine, Kenneth V. Rivet, her step-father, Mitchell A. Jean and her grandparents; William Rosebush and Pat Brown.  Also surviving is her step-sister, Melissa A. Jean; her special great- aunt, Peggy Jordan; one special man in her life, Amien Carter, many other aunts, uncles and cousins and two very special uncles, Shane and Chris Rivet.  Per the family’s request, cremation has taken place.

Thomas H. Jones

Friday, September 30th, 2016

jones - photo029Tom H. Jones was called home by his Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by his family at the age of 65.  He was born October 15, 1950 in Bay City to the late Daniel S. and Agnes E. (Nalazek) Jones.  Tom married the former Darla M. Hetherington on May 6, 1972 and she survives him.  He worked at James House Trucking and later Pyramid Paving before retiring.  Tom was a member of Teamsters Local # 486 of Saginaw for 42 years and served as Steward for 28 of those years.  He also was a member of the 486 Retiree’s Club.  Tom always enjoyed puttering in the garage and keeping the cars well maintained.  He was a very hard and dedicated worker and will always be remembered as a person who would lend a helping hand to anyone.  Surviving besides his wife Darla, he leaves his mother in-law, Mae Hetherington, one brother and three sister’s in-law: Dan (Maria) Bruzewski, Judy Bruzewski, Cindy LaMay and Anna Hetherington.  Also surviving is a brother in-law, Clarence Hetherington, many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, special friends, Richard & Fran Pierce and “Sisters” – Rain & Mike Gies, Gail & John Mueller, Terry & Sabrina Monroe and Gail & Roy Talaga.  He was predeceased by a brother, Richard Bruzewski and his father in-law, Clarence Hetherington.  A Memorial Service for Tom will take place on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with private inurnment in Grout Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday after 10:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider McLaren Bay Hospice or Bay County Animal Control.

Ambrose William “Andy” DeWyse, Jr.

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


Ambrose William “Andy” DeWyse, Jr., age 56, died peacefully at home on Friday September 23, 2016 surrounded by his loving family and longtime partner, Sandra Fisher.  Ambrose was born in Bay City, Michigan on October 27, 1959 to the late Ambrose (Red) and Rita DeWyse. He graduated from Bay City Central and was the President of the Harcourt Lake Club, Seney, Michigan.  Ambrose is survived by his partner, Sandra Fisher; a daughter, Nicole Lynn DeWyse; siblings, Madeline (Gary) Oberdorf, Nancy (Jack) RoseKrans, James (Sherry) DeWyse, Jackie DeWyse, Michael (Mary) DeWyse, Barbara (Jerry) Madajski, Joyce (Jim) Igaz, and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his nephew, Kenneth DeWyse.  Per Andy’s request cremation has taken place.  There will be a celebration of Andy’s life on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 4:30 p.m., the Memorial Service will be held at the Knights of Columbus St. Stephen Council #4102 Hall, (360 S. River Rd. M-13 Bay City.)  Friends may call at the Hall only on Sunday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Loren L. Wycoff

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


Loren L. Wycoff was called home by the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by his family age 75.  He was born July 10, 1941 in Martin, Michigan to the late Arthur E. and Arlaine (Seiwell) Wycoff.  Loren married his High School sweetheart the former Judith A. Annear on September 7, 1963 and she survives him.  Loren was in education his whole life and was Principal of Arenac Eastern High School from 1967 – 1982.  He also served as Athletic Director and later Superintendent of Arenac Eastern High School from 1982 – 2001 before retiring.  After his retirement Loren took the position as Interim Superintendent for Whittemore-Prescott High School.  He served as Mayor of Omer, belonged to the Masons and Elf Khurafeh Shrine.  Loren enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, collecting baseball cards and going golfing with his sons.  Surviving  besides his wife Judy he leaves two children; Steven Lee (Kellie) Wycoff, Mark Richard (Dawn) Wycoff and four grandchildren; Alec, Lauren, Nicole and Erin Wycoff. Also surviving is a brother, Ralph Wycoff, a brother in-law and two sister in-laws; Richard and Dorothy Annear, Sue Annear and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister in-law, Linda Wycoff.   Funeral Service will take place on Thursday September 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Matthew Schramm will officiate with entombment in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elf Khurafeh Shriners Children’s Hospital or Maier & Associates (Just for Kids).

Charles W. Richmond, Sr.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Essexville, Michigan


     Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend to all who met him passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 78.  Charles was born September 29, 1937 in Fowlerville, Michigan to the late Lavern and Loretta (Kahle) Richmond.  He married Saundra L. Murdock–Cooper and she predeceased him on October 27, 2006.  Charles was a truck driver with Murphy Trucking Company in California in his younger years and retired from the Bay City Public Schools as a bus driver after 25 years of dedicated service.  In his high school days while in California, he was on the track and field team four man relay which set the school record and still stands to this day.  Charles was a true cowboy, from the belt buckles, cowboy boots and at one time a team roper.  He fully embraced that style.  He was a member of Loners on Wheels RV Club for single seniors and enjoyed camping, and playing cards and shuffleboard at the Community Center in Bay City every week.  Charles loved all of his dogs and even made time to try some new technology, such as a WII gaming system which he bowled two 300 games on.

Surviving is his son Charles W. (Katherine) Richmond, Jr., one daughter Catherine Smith, and four grandchildren: Christopher (Maggie) Richmond, Daniel (Tanya) Richmond, Kenneth Buchanan and Ashley Smith, three great grandsons: Christopher Richmond, Jr., Nicholas Richmond and Cody Buchanan and two sisters, Betty David and Linda (Jon) Jungquist.   Charles was predeceased by one brother Ray Richmond and one sister Vernetta “Peachy” Butler.

The Funeral Service and Rite of Committal will be held Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 am at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joseph Atchinson will officiate and private interment will be in Montrose Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Friday after 9:00 am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Ida M. Howard

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

Howard -pic681Ida M. Howard, age 96 years, passed away peacefully at Stone Crest Assisted Living, with her loving family at her side on Saturday September 10, 2016.  Ida was born on May 27, 1920 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Charles (Anna) Aldrich.  She married the late Jack Howard on January 8, 1941 and he preceded her in death on September 5, 1982.  Ida retired from United Airlines where she worked as a Reservation Clerk.  She was a Life Member of the American Legion Auxillary, RUAEA-United Airlines, and Capital Airlines.  Ida is survived by her nephews, Andy (Phyllis), and John Passariello; her nieces Ida (Don) Chritz, Connie Ingles, Shirley Light, and Clara Duby, along with several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sisters, Lucy Passariello, Hattie Leidy, and Clara Metzgar; and one brother, Charles Aldrich.  Ida loved to travel and did so extensively throughout the United States.  She will be fondly remembered for the many beautiful blankets she crocheted throughout her lifetime.  Per Ida’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Funeral Service for Ida will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum on Gratiot Rd. in Saginaw, Michigan.  Pastor Ken Cline of New Life Christian Fellowship will preside with Inurnment immediately following.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Stone Crest Assisted Living or Heartland Hospice.