Archive for February, 2017

Catherine M. Mullins-Steiger

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


Catherine M. Mullins-Steiger passed away unexpectedly at McLaren Bay Region on Friday February 24, 2017, age 48 years.  She was born on October 2, 1968 in Farmington Hills, MI to Randell L. and Judith (Schmidt) Mullins.  Catherine was a lover of animals and a lover of flowers.  She was an outgoing individual.  No one was ever a stranger or an enemy to her.  She was a person one would never forget.  She loved her family, her children, and her animal friends.

Left to cherish Catherine’s memory are her two sons: Dakota J. Wallen and Randell D. Messer; a grandson: Shea C. Wallen, her mother: Judith Heady; step-brother: William R. Heady; step-sister: Wendi McMasters; half-sister: Kimberly Mullins; half-brother Jerry L. Mullins; and special nephew:  Robert W. Heady.  Also surviving are Catherine’s faithful and beloved dogs “Twix” “Harley” and “Garen” and beloved cat “Gray Baby”.  Catherine was preceded in death by her father Randell Mullins, step-father Robert L. Heady and older brother, Randell L. Mullins, Jr.

Cremation will take place.  No services or visitation are planned at this time.  Online condolences may be offered at

Sherry R. DeWyse

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Bay City, MI

DeWyse S. obit picSherry R. DeWyse, passed away peacefully during the evening hours of Friday, February 24, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 74. Sherry was born September 22, 1942 to the late Edwin and Dolores (Krause) Lupcke. She married the love of her life, James DeWyse, in St. James Catholic Church on October 13, 1962. She worked many years for Wolverine Knitting Mill and later for Groulx Top Seeds. Sherry was a long time member of Trinity-St. James Lutheran Church in Munger, MI. She was a devout Christian woman of strong faith and was dedicated to serving her Lord by serving others. Sherry volunteered for the Church regularly by recording services for shut-ins and also helping with Vacation Bible Study, along with many other activities. Sherry was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and frequently worked their Fish Fry for numerous years. She was a hard working woman who seldom ever complained when times were tough, especially through her illness. She was devoted to her husband James, and very proud of the DeWyse Family Farm. Sherry enjoyed camping and spending quality time with her family at their family hunting camp, Harcourt Lake Club in Seney, MI.

Their 54 years of marriage blessed them with four loving and devoted children, 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Surviving family members include: Jody (John) Root, Doug (Yvonne) DeWyse, Scott DeWyse, and daughter-in-law Sandy (Jim) Richmond; a sister: Marcy (Ralph) Bublitz and sister-in-law: Pat Lupcke. Besides her parents, Sherry was preceded in death by her son Ken, her grandson Brandon, William Lupcke and Donna (Neil) Beechman.

A Funeral Service will be held for Sherry Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity-St. James Lutheran Church,119 E. Munger Rd, Munger 48747. Pastor Michael Stahl will preside and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Monday from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church after 10:00 a.m. The K of C Ladies Auxiliary #4102 will be present for a brief prayer service on Monday at 6:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family.


George A. Heil

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


    Mr. Heil passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 91.  He was born March 6, 1925 in Bay City and has lived here his whole life.  George married Jacqueline M. Webb on October 19, 1946 and she predeceased him on August 12, 2010 after 64 years of marriage.  He was a veteran and served his country with the US Navy during WWII.  He retired from Ironworkers Local #25 after several years of dedicated service.  George enjoyed fishing and cars.

He is survived by two sons, Timothy (Emily) Heil and Richard (Sally) Heil, four grandchildren: Jennifer (Scott) Bonacorsi, Sara (Dennis) Johnston, Jodi (Harry Stevenson) Heil and Jason (Lauren) Heil, seven great grandchildren: Ava and Griffin Bonacorsi, Jack and Max Johnston, Harrison Stevenson, Graham and Grady Heil and one brother in-law Earl (Joyce) Webb.  George was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Sadie (Griffor) Heil and a sister in-law Gloria (Pete) Martin.

Per Mr. Heil’s request, cremation has taken place.  No visitation or services will be held at Ambrose Funeral Home.  A private inurnment will be at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Bay County Veterans Council (care of Ambrose Funeral Home 1200 Garfield Ave., Bay City 48708) or Good Samaritan Rescue Mission (713 9th Street, Bay City 48708).

Evelyn L. Sharrow

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

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Evelyn L Sharrow was called Home by her Heavenly Father and reunited with her loving husband Gerald on Monday, February 20, 2017.  She passed away peacefully with her family by her side at McLaren Bay Region, age 82.  Evelyn was born to the late Herman and Dorothy (McBride) Ayala on May 7, 1934.  She married Gerald D. Sharrow in Visitation Catholic Church on October 20, 1956.  Together they were blessed with 41 years of marriage and four loving children before he preceded her in death on December 16, 1997.

Evelyn was an avid bowler.  She worked many years as a bowling instructor for Eastland Lanes and coached countless junior bowling leagues. She looked forward to the National Bowling Tournaments every year.  Evelyn was also a talented and skilled cake decorator.  She was the first decorator for IGA and worked there ten years before retiring.

Surviving family members include her children: Jerry (Cathy Wazbinski) Sharrow, Kathy (Bill) O’Neil, Patti (Jim) Matuszewski, and David Sharrow; grandchildren: Kelsie (Noel), Andrew (Stacey), Zack (Alexandra), Hannah, Marissa Sharrow, and Stephen O’Neil; three great-grandchildren and one brother, Frank Ayala.  Besides her husband and her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law: George (Janet), Roy (Marge) and Joe Ayala; and her sisters and brothers-in-law: Ann (Pete) Casper and Mary (Court) Klopp.

A Funeral Service for Evelyn will take place at Squires Funeral Home on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Deacon Stanley Kuczynski will preside with burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Visiting hours with the family will be Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family.  Evelyn’s family would like to especially thank the caring staff of Red Oaks AFC Home and Dr. Mohamed Ali, MD and the staff of McLaren Bay.  

Suzanne C. Tacey “Kabacinski”

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Essexville, Michigan


Tacey-photoSuzanne age 70 years, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Monday, February 20, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her family.  She was born December 9, 1946 in Bay City to the late Leonard and Florence (Niezurawski) Kabacinski.  She attended St. Stanislaus School and later graduated from Bay City Central High School.  Suzanne married John N. Tacey in 1966 and he survives her.  She was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John Church (614 Pine St.)  Suzanne enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, word searches, watching HGTV and western movies but her true pleasure was watching the Lawrence Welk Show.  Surviving besides her husband John, she leaves three children; Patricia A. Tacey, Kevin J. Tacey, Aileen M. (David) Hecht and two grandsons; Ian D. and Eli J. Hecht.  Also surviving is a brother, Chris L. (Kay) Kabacinski, brother’s in-law and sister’s in-law; John S. Martin, Michael P. Tacey, Larry D. (Margaret) Tacey, Joseph Yarabek, Kathleen A. LeCronier, Dennis R. (Janine) Tacey, Vernell R. (Cindy) Tacey, many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three sister’s in-law; Constance T. Martin, Marilyn L. (Joseph) Burke and Christine R. Yarabek.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John Church (614 Pine St.)  Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with inurnment in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Friday from 12 noon until time of mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Anselma W. “Sally” Nadobny

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Bay County Medical Care facility, age 98.  Sally was born June 24, 1918 in Bay City to the late Joseph and Anna (Pletzke) Wisniewski.  On September 30, 1939, she married Alfred F. Nadobny in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and remained a member of the church her whole life.  Her husband Alfred predeceased her in October of 1968.  She was a graduate of Bay City Central High School, class of 1936 and was formerly employed at S.S. Kresge and the Downtown Evenknit Store.  Sally was often referred to by her family as Gram, GiGi or Busia. She made Christmas special and remembered everyone’s special dates with her keepsakes in counted cross stitch samplers, pillows and Christmas ornaments.  She had a strong devotion to the Rosary and could often be found with her Rosary in her hands.  Sally enjoyed feeding birds and relaxing on her front porch.

Surviving is one son Fred (Sherry) Nadobny, seven grandchildren: Rachel (David) Coy, Ted (Stephanie) Nadobny, Katrina (Ryan) Hebert, Bethany (Andrew) Rapani, John A. (Marcia) Mockaitis, Jill (Dale) Bischer and Dr. Reed (Krista) Mockaitis, thirteen great grandchildren: Rachel and Rebekah Coy, Adam, Alex and Amelia Nadobny, Chloe, Lila and Sadie Hebert, Sydney and Ian Mockaitis, Luke and Liam Bischer and Eva Mockaitis, several nieces and nephews.  Sally was predeceased by her daughter Annie Mockaitis and was the last surviving of eleven children, having been predeceased by four brothers: Aloysius, Sylvester, Nicholas and Theodore and six sisters: Elizabeth Proulx, Helen Wisniewski, Bernice Wisniewski, Matilda Walkowiak, Clara Wisniewski and Loretta Swiercz.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City, 48708.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.  A Parish Vigil Service for Sally will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes” or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Nadobny family would like to thank everyone at Bay County Medical Care Facility for the excellent care given to mom.  Whether you were nursing staff, PT, OT, dietary, the Beauty Shoppe, housekeeping, maintenance or administration, thank you for caring.  Special thanks to the staff on 2-East for your kind attention and encouragement.

MOM: Wishing you peace with Lord and enjoyment in being reunited with dad and Annie.  Until we meet you both again… Love Fred.