Archive for March, 2017

Joshua J. “Jo Jo” Gillard

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Gillard, Josh pic 1On March 28th, 2017 we lost the light of our lives, Joshua (Jo Jo) Gillard. Joshua was 27 years old and lived life at “full throttle.” He was most proud of his beautiful children. He cherished them and his love for them was boundless. His children’s eyes lit up every time he walked into the room…as did his.

Joshua was loved by everyone who met him. He had a very contagious laugh and the cutest giggle you’ve ever heard! Joshua was a kind, loving, and amazing son, brother, father, grandson, and loving partner to the love of his life, Sylvia.

Josh was talented in many areas- he loved “At North,” camping, snowmobiling, dirt bike riding, golfing, bowling, and four wheeling. He lived life to the fullest!

His mother was his strongest support and guidance.

Joshua is so loved by all that knew him and he will be deeply missed!

I wish you peace my sweetest boy!

You left us with peaceful memories, your love is still our guide.

Joshua is survived by Greg and Amy Gillard (parents), Gerri Nowak (grandmother), Bethanee (Charlie Clark) Gillard (sister), Sylvia (love of his life), Brooklyn Senk (child), Macey Jo Gillard (child), Wyatt Gillard (child), Ruth Rynalski (Godmother), Jackie & Rob Swallow (aunt and uncle), Vicki Reinhardt and Brian Bunker (aunt and uncle), Randy and Kellijo Nowak (aunt and uncle), as well as many cousins, great aunts and great uncles.

Joshua was predeceased by Clarence (Clem) Nowak, Fred and Shelia Gillard, Gary Scheddel, Ruterford Jones, and Reyna.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Joshua on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City, 48708.  Fr. Richard Filary will preside with entombment in St. Patrick Mausoleum.  Friends may call at Ambrose Funeral Home Monday April 3rd, 2017 from 2:00-8:00 p.m., and at church on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m. A Parish Vigil Service will take place Monday at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family.

Darrell D. Miller

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Miller DarrellDarrell D. Miller, loving brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully the morning of Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at his residence, age 60.  He was born on November 20, 1956 to the late William and Violet (Kleeman) Miller.  Darrell was a retired truck driver and cook, who loved fishing, camping, and enjoyed helping others, especially his friends.  Darrell was well liked by all.  Surviving family members include his sisters: Linda (Robert) Deeg, Patricia Patton, Rhonda (Esquio) Vargos, Jr.; brothers: Mike (Mary) Miller, and Donald (Vickie) Miller; several cousins, nieces and nephews; and special friend, Janet Dorian.  Besides his parents, Darrell was preceded in death by his sister, Marcia Messick and three nephews: Marvin Smith, III, David Smith, and Justin Vargos.  Darrell’s family would like to acknowledge and say thank you to his friends who assisted him during this difficult time.  Per Darrell’s request, cremation has taken place and no services are planned through Ambrose Funeral Home at this time.  Online condolences may be offered at www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Mary E. Turmell

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

 

Turmell-photo (2)Mary was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Heartland Hampton surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 87 years.  She was born September 15, 1929 in Bay Port, Michigan to the late Adanijay and Ethel (Lintner) Sprague.  Mary married Clifford L. Turmell on October 4, 1947 in Bay City and he survives her.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Bay City.  Mary was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge #169, she enjoyed camping, playing bingo, traveling, but her love and her passion was spending time with her grandchildren and celebrating Christmas.  Surviving besides her husband Clifford, she leaves three children, Steven (Connie) Turmell, Dawn Anaya & her late husband Marcos, Scott (Dawn) Turmell; nine grandchildren, Ron (Amy), & Travis Turmell, Tara (Charlie) Rogers, Brandon (Denise) Anaya, Alicia (Chris) Whitman, Scott Jr. (Cory) Turmell, Shayna Turmell & Fanel, Trever & Zoey Turmell; nine great grandchildren, Jazlyn & Linzey Turmell, Nathan & Everett Anaya, Jenna, Olivia & Scott III Turmell, Alonzo Stepheny Jr. and Fanel Jean – Leon.  Also surviving is a brother and sister, Robert (Shirley) Sprague and Delores Mickelson.  She was predeceased by two daughters, Pamela and Debra Turmell; and four brothers, Russell, Edwin, Gilbert and Harold Sprague.  Funeral Service will take place on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from First Baptist Church of Bay City.  Pastor Daniel W. Staples will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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James H. Sayner

Monday, March 27th, 2017

National City, Michigan

 

Jim passed away on Saturday March 25, 2017 at Tender Care Tawas, at the age of 77.  He was born April 6, 1939 in Bay City to the late Laurence J. and Ruth E. (Blake) Sayner.  Jim worked at Euclid Tool & Die and later drove trucks and worked at various other jobs.  Jim always enjoyed having dogs around and will be remembered as the “FORD MAN”.  Surviving are three sisters, Ruth J. Osen, Dorothy M. Kriewall, Dr. Nancy C. Sayner; his nieces and nephews, Nancy Jo (Kevin) Leslie, Branden (Kristin) Riebenack, Lawrence “Bud” (Tonya), Ruth Ann (Richard) Palmer, Glenn (Julie) Olsen, Michael Olsen, Thomas Olsen, Christine (John) Lantz, Linda (Leonel) Evans, David (Judy) Kriewall, Keith (Merri) Kriewall, Dr. Thomas (Leah) Kriewall; and several great-nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Larry C. Sayner.  Funeral Service will take place on Thursday March 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with private burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 – 8 p.m. and on Thursday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Julia D. Piesik

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Julia D. Piesik passed away peacefully the morning of March 24, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 96. She was born on May 5, 1920 in Bay City to the late Stephen and Mary (Madjaski) Kaznowski and resided there all her life. Julia married Victor J. Piesik in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on January 29, 1944. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1992. Julia was a lifelong member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church where she was a member of the Rosary/Altar Society, the Senior Citizens, the Mothers and Fathers Club, and the League of Catholic Women and Men.

Julia was proud of the talents and diverse abilities among her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving family members include daughters: Susan (Joseph) Jurkiewicz, Patricia Janowicz (Richard Havercamp, Sr.), Carol (James) MacDonald, Nancy Piesik, Julie (Ernest) Morin, and Ken Kuehnemund. Julia is also survived by ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, her sister Theresa Weber, numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, Julia was also preceded in death by her daughter Joyce Kuehnemund; sisters: Mary Netkowski, Eva Slezak, Joan Mikolajczak; brothers: Stephen, Adolph, John, Stanley, Clemens, Leo, and Erwin Kaznowski.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Julia on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City, 48708. Fr. Richard Filary will preside with private entombment in St. Patrick Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. and at church on Monday after 9 a.m. Members of St. Stanislaus Rosary/Altar Society will pray the Rosary Sunday at 2:00 p.m., followed by a Parish Vigil Service for Julia at 4:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider “Family Wishes”.

Scott A. Kaczmarek

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

 

kaczmarek- photo837Scott Andrew Kaczmarek was called home by his Heavenly Father on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at the Bay Medical Care Facility, age 52 years.  He was born May 25, 1964 in Bay City and graduated from Bay City Central High School.  Scott was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  He enjoyed listening to Rock – N – Roll, working on cars but most importantly helping out anyone he could.  Surviving is his mother, Jeanette (Buzalski) Kaczmarek; two brothers and a sister, Timothy (Deborah) Kaczmarek, Sandy (Jonathan) VanTol, Mark (Tina) Kaczmarek; two nephews, Geoffrey Kaczmarek and Justin (Amanda) VanTol & their children, Benjamin and Gavin.  He was predeceased by his father, Walter F. Kaczmarek Jr. and a niece, Angela M. VanTol.  A special thanks to his “family” at the Bay Medical Care Facility for their wonderful and compassionate care given to Scott for the past 31 years.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday March 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with private burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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