Archive for May, 2017

Lois “Holly” Strauss

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Strauss obit pic873 Mrs. Strauss passed away Tuesday May 30, 2017 at Caretell Inn, age 87.  She was born October 14, 1929 in Rumford, Maine to the late Stanley and Hester (Lancaster) Holland.  Lois married James A. Strauss on April 7, 1950 and he survives her.  She proudly served her country in the U.S. Air Force from 1949-1952 where she instructed Radio Electronics and Basic Electrical Engineering. Lois worked as an Income Tax Professional for many years and owned Holly’s Income Tax of Bay City, Michigan.  She was also a member of Zion Lutheran Church and often enjoyed flying airplanes with her husband.
Surviving besides her husband James, are daughters: Gail (John) Goulette and Bev Pelletier; grandchildren, Shannyn and Jordan Pelletier; sister, Florence (Frank) Coyne and brother, Stanley (Claire) Holland.  Lois was preceded in death by her brother Theodore Holland.
A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. from Squires Funeral Home. Pastor William Alwardt will preside with private interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials in Lois’ honor to Zion Lutheran Church.

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Carol J. Kleinsorge (Nutt)

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Jim & Carol Kleinsorge

 

Bay City, Michigan

Our beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, age 77 passed away peacefully Saturday, May 27, 2017 at McLaren Bay Special Care Hospital. She was born October 23, 1939 in Bay City to the late Noble and Velma (Eckinger) Nutt.  She married James D. Kleinsorge on February 7, 1961 and he predeceased her on April 18, 1986.  Carol was a lifelong employee at Mill-End until her retirement and will always be remembered for making others smile using her unique sense of humor even in the worst of times.

Carol is survived by sons, James (Shawn) and Jason (Mary) Kleinsorge, four grandchildren: Barbara (Don) Gauthier, Jonathan (Alaina) Sprague, Samantha (Jesse) Retaskie, and Alexander Kleinsorge, 5 great-grandchildren: Malakai, Gunnar, Trenton, Mason, and Genevieve, one sister Kathleen May, one brother Frederick (Ginny) Nutt, nieces and nephews, including her niece, friend and caretaker Beth LeVasseur. Carol was predeceased by a brother Edward Nutt and many other relatives.

Per Carol’s request, cremation will take place.  No services or visitation will be at the Squires Funeral Home.  Inurnment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Diabetes Association.

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.