Archive for 2017

Tim R. Hartley

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


Tim Hartley went home to his Heavenly Father on Sunday September 17, 2017.

Tim lived a life full of ups and downs but ultimately found his hope in the unchanging grace and mercy of Jesus Christ.  To know Tim was to never, ever forget him.  Tim loved old cars and re-telling stories from his adventures out West.  Above all else, Tim loved his family and cared deeply, in his own way, for all of those close to him.

He leaves behind his loving wife and forever sidekick, Cathy, his children: Chad & Holly, Destiny & Tim, and John & Magan, grandchildren: Jacob & Ashley, Mariah, Anastasia, Alex, Haillie, Kloee, Katherine, Courtney, Avery, Johnathon, Vivian and a great grandbaby on the way.  Also surviving are his brothers and sisters: Kathleen & Barry, Randy & Julie, Bruce & Nancy, Theresa & Mark, Bill & Renee, Sue, Carrie, Judy, and Rob, many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

Tim will be greatly missed but forever kept alive by the memories in the hearts of each and every person who met him.

The family will gather with friends Friday, September 22, 2017 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at Squires Funeral Home, 211 N. Henry Street, Bay City, Michigan 48706.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Marilyn M. Brisson

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Midland, Michigan


Marilyn was born June 23, 1943 in Midland.  She passed away September 14, 2017.  Cremation has taken place.  A private memorial will be held at a later date.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider memorial contributions to Toni & Trish House in memory of Marilyn.

Flossie E. McCartney

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Omer, Michigan


Flossie McCartney passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 64.  She was born July 6, 1953 in Saginaw to the late Willie & Betty (Timlick) Dady.  Flossie married Paul McCartney on September 23, 1972 and he survives her.  She enjoyed crocheting, watching movies, quad riding, reading books and loved being around her dogs.  Surviving besides her husband Paul she leaves two daughters; Ronda Jo (James) Baker, April McCartney, two grandchildren; Nicholas and Hunter Baker.  Also surviving are one brother and four sisters; Ralph (Jane) Dady, Barbara (Alfred) Schomaker, Elsie Hyatt, Patricia Dady and Linda McKee.  She was predeceased by a grandson, Nathaniel Baker and a brother, Ronald Dady.  Funeral Service will take place on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m and on Friday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Marvin L. Luce

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Essexville, Michigan


     Mr. Luce passed away Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Bay Shores Nursing Center, age 78.  He was born January 22, 1939 in Tawas City, Michigan to the late Carl G. and Mary A. (Nash) Luce.  Marvin was a veteran and served his country with the US Army from 1962 to 1968.  He was a member of the AMVets Post #22.  Marvin was a painter by trade and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He loved his family dearly and cherished every opportunity he had to spend time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are two children, Shelley (Pat) Strope and Kevin L. Luce, one step-daughter Theresa (Mike) Krzywosinski and one step-son Ron (Lynn) Dishaw, five grandchildren: Crystal (Jack) Raymaker, Heather (Chris) Hillman, Lisa (Aaron) Marker, Michelle (Mike) Hall and Patrick (Kristi) Strope and 10 great grandchildren: Hannah, Wyatt, Landon, Morgan, Emma, Brynn, Bently, Michael, Aiden and Mya.  Marvin was predeceased by his longtime companion, Betty Winters, great granddaughter, Madsyn Warju, step son, John Dishaw, sisters: Verna McPhee, Elsie Gillette, Helen Eckstein, Rita Boomer, Marie Rousse and brothers: Hal, Carl, Henry and Charles Luce.

The Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 18, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Ron Rousse will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

The Luce family would like to thank Bay Shores Nursing Center staff and McLaren Hospice for their kind and compassionate care they gave Marvin and his entire family.

John W. Emry

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan



John W. Emry was called home by his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, September 12, 2017  at his home surrounded by his family, age 82.  He was born October 5, 1934 in Bay City to the late Franklin and Rosalie (Fortin) Emry.  John married the former Joann Gwizdala on July 18, 1959 at St. Norbert’s Church and she survives him.  He served our country in the United States Army and worked at Saginaw Steering Gear for many years before retiring.  John was a member of Corpus Christi Parish – St. Hedwig Church.  He enjoyed fishing, building things, traveling, playing with his John Deere tractors, he was a Volunteer Fireman for Grant Twp. for 10 years and liked working on his hit and miss engine.  John truly enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and clowning around.  Surviving besides his wife Joann, he leaves five children, Kenneth (Sue) Emry; Lori (Lynn) Durant; Steven (Lynne) Emry; Scott (Tina) Emry; Lisa (John) Adams; seven grandchildren, Victoria (Chad); Rosalie (Chris); Meredith (Donnie); Kris (Valerie); Alex (Nasya); Michael and Stacey and nine great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother, Al (Jackie) Emry.  He was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Kynzlie; and three brothers, Enos, Max and his twin brother, Frank.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish – St. Hedwig Church.  Fr. Kevin N. Kerbawy will officiate followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Private burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for John at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.


Laverne M. Dix

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan



Laverne M. Dix was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the Bay Medical Care Facility, age 94.  She was born September 25, 1922 in Mikado, Michigan to the late Frank and Ina (Emerson) Malenfant.  Laverne married Edward Dix on November 18, 1943.  He predeceased her August 11, 1983.  She was a member of Faith Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed visiting her friends at her apartment and spending time with her family.  Surviving are a son and daughter, Duane (Sharon) Dix, Penny (Philip) Reagh, three grandchildren;  Kevin (Doris) Dix of Germany, Kendal (Stacy) Dix of Bay City, Chad (Chele) Reagh of Grand Rapids, five great-grandchildren;  Melissa and Marco Dix, Eion and Dominiq Reagh, Caleb VanWormer.  Also surviving is a sister, Elaine Sands of Mikado and many nieces and nephews.  The family would like to thank the staff on 2 –west at the Bay Medical Care Facility for their wonderful and compassionate care given to Laverne over the years.  A memorial service will take place Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from Faith Church of the Nazarene, Pastor Dwight Kingsbury will officiate with private inurnment in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Faith Church of the Nazarene.