Archive for December, 2016

Wanda Ann Piesik

Friday, December 30th, 2016

East Lansing, Michigan

(formerly of Bay City)


Wanda passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at her residence, age 92.  She was born December 28, 1924 in Bay City to the late Joseph and Anna (Sienko) Lesniak.  Wanda married Chester S. Piesik in Bay City on April 12, 1947 and he predeceased her on September 21, 2010.  She was employed with Mercy Hospital for many years and then retired from Bay Medical Center as a clerk.  She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Wanda was very devoted to her faith and prayed the rosary on a regular basis.  Wanda loved dogs, dancing, singing and a good cup of coffee.  She also enjoyed flowers, especially Daisies and was a chocolate fanatic in any form.

Surviving are three daughters: Carol Piesik, Joy Johnson and Sharon (Fred) Luplow, four grandchildren: Jason and Shannon Johnson, Lindsay and Stephen Luplow, and one great granddaughter Paige Johnson.  Wanda was predeceased by her brother Edward Lesniak.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City, 48708.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and entombment will follow in St. Patrick Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the church only on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of Mass.  In honor of Wanda, those planning on sending a floral arrangement are asked to consider Daisies as the flower of choice.  If you would like to send a memorial, please consider the Alzheimer’s Foundation in Wanda’s name.

Donald Ray Cabay

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


     Don passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 80.  He was born June 17, 1936 in Bay City to the late Chester Ray and Geradine Maranda (Jones) Cabay.  He married Margaret A. Hinman on December 1, 1979 and she survives him.  Don served his country during the Korean Conflict with the US Army as a paratrooper.  He retired from the Bay County Maintenance Department and spent most of his time in the county building.  Don was a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and enjoyed going for rides, driving, trying his luck at casinos and attending Pow Wows in different states with his wife Margaret.

Surviving besides his Margaret is one sister Irene Stockel, one brother in-law Gary (Renee) Hinman, one sister in-law Mary Sue (Gary) Anderson, nieces, Lauren Lopez and Minnie Jo, many other nieces and nephews.  Don was predeceased by two brothers, Chet and Peter Cabay.

Per Don’s request, cremation has taken place.  No visitation or services are planned at Squires Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the McLaren Bay Region Foundation in Don’s name.

Donald Lee Grew

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

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Donald was called home by his Heavenly Father on Monday, December 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 66 years.  He was born December 17, 1950 in Bay City.  Don married the former Mary C. Graveline on May 27, 1972 and she survives him.  He worked at Grey Iron Foundry and retired after twenty five years.  Don attended Our Lady of Peace Parish.  He enjoyed deer hunting, feeding the wildlife in the back yard, but most importantly loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.  Surviving besides his wife Mary he leaves three children; Angela Mitchell of Cadillac, Adam (Liane) Grew of Pensacola, Florida, Amber (Marc) Moore of Imlay City, ten grandchildren; Maryssa, Quinton, Autumn, Ethan, Blake, Avery, Shawn, Cole, Brendon and Logan.  Also surviving is his father, Howard Grew and five sisters, a brother in-law and sister in-law. He was predeceased by his mother Elaine (Obermiller) Grew, a brother Ronald Grew, his mother in-law and father in-law; Euphemia “Effie” and Lloyd Graveline.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Peace Parish.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday, from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Don at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Love, Prayers and family wishes.

Linda Jo Webber

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Essexville, Michigan


Linda Jo Webber, 63, of Essexville, our caring, loving, and selfless mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and best friend passed away unexpectedly on Friday December 23, 2016 at her residence.  She was born in Bay City, Michigan on July 5, 1953 to the late William and Margaret (Rye) Webber.  Linda received a degree in Business and worked at first as an X-Ray Technician and then a Medical Records Clerk for McLaren Bay Region before retiring in 2005.   Linda collected Angels and in many ways was Angel-like to others through her open heart and open home.  It was in her nature to do for others, but seldom would accept help in return.  She lived a simple life spending time with her family.  She will be terribly missed by her daughter: Melinda Carnley; her grandchildren: Gavin, Kyler, Aubriee Stanfill, her sister: Billie Jean (Harry) Hecht; niece: Mandy (Jeff) Londry; nephew: David (Aileen) Hecht; great-nephews: Carter, Mason, Ian and Eli; and best friends: Traci Golden and Julie Bisel-Syring.  Linda was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dennis.

A Funeral Service for Linda will take place at Squires Funeral Home on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate and interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Donald Jay Harris

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


     Don passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at home in his sleep, age 61.  He was born July 6, 1955 in Bay City and has lived here all of his life.  Don has been married to Cheryl S. Norman for 35 years and was currently working with the Dow Chemical Company.  He was a devoted Detroit Tiger and Lions fan and loved maintaining his flowers and garden.  Don will leave a wonderful legacy and values of hard work, strive to do his best for his sons and love for his entire family. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Surviving is his father, Donald J. Harris, his two sons he was extremely proud of, Dan (Lisa) Harris and Doug (Jen) Harris, five grandchildren: Marley and Austin Harris, Logan, Cayden and Morgan Harris, two brothers, Dave (Michelle) Harris and Walter (Idalia) Harris and one sister Sandi (Frank) Lee.  Don was predeceased by his mother Patricia “Patsy” (Ahler) Harris and one sister Cynthia Rydel.

Per Don’s wish, cremation will take place.  Family and friends will gather at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered to “Family Wishes.”

Jeralee (Jeri) Langley

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan
December 15, 2016

Langley picJeralee (Harmor) Langley, 57, of Bay City, our eccentric, outgoing, fearless, and witty wife, mother, sister, and daughter-in-law with a heart of gold passed unexpectedly on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region.  She was born in Port Charles, Maryland on March 30, 1959 to William and Alice (Speicher) Harmor and married her loving husband, Terrance on August 3, 2006.  Jeri’s family will always remember her as being the “life of the party” and will cherish their memories of her straightforward and direct, yet, loving, sympathetic, and supportive nature.  Jeri was a lover of animals, gardening and music.  She leaves behind two cats, two dogs, and a house full of plants.  Her gardens were always full of colorful flowers, with Marigolds being one of her favorites.  She enjoyed the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival, and the Beatles, with “Strawberry Fields Forever” as her top choice.

Besides her husband Terrance, Jeri is survived by her son Corry Lassen and her daughter Jessica Everson; sisters: Tracee Hunt, Tammy (John) Dunn; brothers: Jay (Shirley) Harmor, William (Christine Ciminnisi) Harmor; her mother-in-law: Florajean Langley and several brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews.  Jeri has countless family members and loved by all who knew her.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  A celebration of Jeri’s life is planned for a later date and a private burial will take place in Oakridge Cemetery.