Archive for 2017

Mark F. Martek

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

 

Mark passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, at the age of 54 years.  He was born February 3, 1963 in Bay City.  Mark had a passion for fishing and enjoyed watching hockey.  Surviving are Kylie and Alexandra Martek; his mother, Carol (Wojcik) Martek; two sisters and a brother, Kimberly (Rick) Spiker; Grant Martek; Kristin (Dwayne) Gaulding; and many nieces and nephews.  Per Mark’s wishes there will be no visitation or services.

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John H. Robinson

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

 

robinson-photoJohn Robinson, at the age of 75, was called home by his Heavenly Father on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 7, 1942 in Lynn, Indiana to the late Hubert and Lucille (Drumm) Robinson. He married the former Shirley (Kintner) on May 9, 1997 and she survives him. John served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and retired after 22 years of service in July of 1982. He then owned and operated JR Consulting for many years before retiring in 2006. John truly had a passion for bass fishing and researching his ancestry. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and loved spending time with his family. Surviving besides his wife Shirley, he leaves two children, Jeff (Margaret) Robinson; Wendy Robinson; two step-children, Cheryl Ackerman; Lisa (Rich) Sproessig; eight grandchildren, Nathan; Andrew; Ryan; Gabriel; Drew; Gracie; Edie; Lily; and one brother, Larry (Van Thi) Robinson. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home. Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Bay County Veteran’s Council.

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Larry A. Castaneda

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

 

castaneda-photo paperLarry A. Castaneda was called home by his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 62 years.  He was born September 29, 1954 in Bay City.  Larry served our country in the U.S. Army and worked many years at Bay City Powertrain before retiring.   He enjoyed the simple things in life such as fishing, camping, canoeing, playing euchre, watching baseball and attending NASCAR races as well as watching them.  Larry was very passionate about his grandchildren, nieces and nephews in watching their sporting events.  Larry was a true motorcycle enthusiast and would ride his Harley all over the country.  Surviving are four children, Angela Rae; Greg Castaneda; Michele “Shel” Bernard; Steven Castaneda; eleven grandchildren, Zacharia; Jacob; Hannah; Billy; Aiden; Bryanna; Austin; Isiah; Samantha; Chloe; Sean; and three great grandchildren.  Also surviving is his mother, Rose (Bernelis) Castaneda; four sisters and three brothers, Kathy (Bill) White; Ken (Sharon) Castaneda; Mary Kay (Mark) Walkowiak; Karen (Tim) Wagner; Barb (Frank) Smith; Joe (June) Castaneda;  Anthony Castaneda; and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father, Raymond and his brother, John Castaneda.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 22, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from Our Lady of Czestohowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-8 P.M. and at the Church on Monday after 12:00 noon.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Survivors of Suicide or Family Wishes.

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Denise Kay Timm

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

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     Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Monday, May 15, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 59.  She was born December 24, 1957 in Bay City to the late John E. and Shirley (Schiller) Deska.  Denise married Robert J. Timm on August 10, 1991 and he survives her.  She was the office manager at Pineview Apartments in Essexville for 14 years and a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church.  Denise was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Surviving besides her husband Bob are two daughters, Jennifer (Jason) Beson and Jami (Jeremy) Hoover, one step-son Robert Timm, one grandson Memphis and granddaughters, Elsie and Vina, one brother Brian Deska and a special nephew Evan Deska.  Also surviving are her in-laws: Connie (Dan) Mohr, Shirley Bell, Mary (Daryl) Prowse, Chris (Bev) Timm, and Carol (Jerry) Holyszko and a close cousin Mary Ellen Deska.  Denise was predeceased by a sister in-law Francine Newsham.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 19, 2017 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church, 1515 Cass Ave., Bay City, 48708.  Fr. Jose Maria Cabrera will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Friday after 9:00 am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Denise will be held Thursday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Lung Cancer Society.

Margaretha Rooker

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Auburn, Michigan

(formerly of Bay City)

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Mrs. Rooker passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Plainview Assisted Living in Auburn, age 85.  She was born March 17, 1932 in Bay City to the late Albert and Martha (Schweitzer) Elsen.  She married Roy H. Rooker on November 10, 1951 and he predeceased her in 2003.  Margaretha worked in the drapery department at JC Penney when it was downtown Bay City and a member of the former Memorial Presbyterian Church on Lafayette.  She loved Bay City history and was a member of the Historical Society, Museum and the Red Hat Society.  She enjoyed traveling, reading, sewing, and crafts and adored spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are two daughters, Pamela Perry (Thomas VanMullekom) and Karen (Kevin) Shoskey, daughter in-law Ronnie Rooker, five grandchildren: Christin (Roy) Perry-Michalik, Richard (Dana) Shoskey, Kellyn (Jordan) Blewett, Kylynn Rooker (Eric) and Jessica Rooker, six great grandchildren: Grayson, Carter, Eliza, Hazel, Jocelyn and Emberlie.  Margaretha was predeceased by her son Kenneth Rooker.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor John Essex will officiate.  Private inurnment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, the Rooker family strongly suggests memorial contributions be considered for the Alzheimer’s Foundation or Survivors of Suicide.

George E. Reiber

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

 

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Mr. Reiber passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Toni & Trish House, age 94. He was born October 2, 1922 in Chesaning, Michigan to the late Joseph and Lillian (Greenwald) Reiber. George married Marion L. Streng and she predeceased him on June 1, 2000. He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church and a 3rd Degree Brother Knight of the Knights of Columbus #4102. George was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Marine Corps in the south Pacific. He retired as a lineman from Consumers Power Company and enjoyed Tuesdays at his beloved Woods, a place everyone felt at peace and the location of many happy celebrations. George was an expert master of all trades and never failed to help anyone in need. He enjoyed wood carving, bowling and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his children: Thomas (Judith) Reiber of St. Cloud, FL, Linda (Thomas) Jezewski of Kawkawlin, Karen Urban (Patrick) and Gary Reiber both of Bay City, Timothy (Tina) Reiber of Essexville and Richard Reiber of Alexandria, VA., 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, brothers and sister: Howard (Myra) Reiber, Martin “Joe” Reiber, Agnes Klein, Frank (Sally) Reiber; sister in-law Pat Reiber and a brother in-law Fred Toma. George was predeceased by his wife Marion, one grandson Joseph and his siblings: Blanche Hensch, Fred Reiber, Jack Reiber, Ed Reiber, Carole Toma, Frances Kukulis, Edith Turnwald and Esther Buxman.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, May 12, 2017 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church, 1515 Cass Ave., Bay City, MI 48708. Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass, military honors and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Friday after 9:00 am. A Parish Vigil Service and Knights of Columbus Bible Presentation for George will be held Thursday at 7:00 pm. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Toni & Trish House.