Archive for July, 2017

Beverly A. Post

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved mother, grandmother and sister passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Red Oaks AFC home, age 64.  Beverly was born September 4, 1952 in Lincoln, Michigan to the late Jack and Margot (Ford) London.  She enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Surviving are three children: Wayne Post II, Thomas (Penny) Post and Kari Post, their father Wayne Post, a special niece and nephew Beverly treated as one of her own children, Paul Howe and Dawn Revord, six grandchildren: Rylee and Bailey Howard, Trevor Post, Brian Hacker, Logan and Megan Post, one sister Tracy Hoots, four brothers: Mike (Debbie), Tim (Marhea), David and Steve London, several other nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service for Beverly will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Mary Jo Stokoe

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later Monday, July 24, 2017.

Velma C. Sutter

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

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Bay City, Michigan

Mrs. Sutter passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, July 21, 2017, age 88 years.  She was born to the late Elmer and Ruth (Badour) Packard on July 17, 1929 in Bay City where she resided all of her life.  Velma graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1947 and one year later married Earl “Lefty” Sutter in St. Mary’s Catholic Church on June 19, 1948.  Earl preceded her in death on December 15, 1994.

Velma was devoted to Our Lady of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s Church and the parish Altar Society.  There she freely gave of her time working parish funeral luncheons, and volunteering for Food for Faith.  She also worked as a volunteer for political elections and recently was Chairperson for the Bay City Central Class of 1947 Reunion Committee.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a distinguished member of the Loyal Order of Ancient Hibernians, St. Brigid Chapter.  Velma’s hobbies included quilting, sewing, and painting, making arts and crafts, gardening, baking, traveling, and playing Bridge.  Above all, Velma loved her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Maureen (Jerry) Zirwes, Kathryn (Larry) Kohl, David (Kimberly) Sutter, Nanette (Scott) Schroeder; grandchildren: Michael (Donna) Roznowski, Melissa (Chris) Kisser, Sarah (Aaron) Klooster, Brian (Markeen) Sutter, Elizabeth Sutter, Cecilia Sutter and Joshua Schroeder, nine great grandchildren: Erin, Kori, Aushlund, Audrey, Timothy, James, Leighton, Nolan and Ethan, 8 step-grandchildren, and 17 step great-grandchildren.  Besides her parents and husband, Velma was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth Amelia “Susie”; grandson, Matthew Schroeder, and her sisters, Norma (James) LeGendre and Sheila (Boyce) Purdy.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Jose Maria Cabrera will preside with private interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at Squires Funeral Home on Sunday, July 23 from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at church Monday after 9:00 a.m.  A Parish Vigil Service will be held Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes”.

Alta W. Demetris

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Bay Shores Nursing Center, age 88. Alta was born July 11, 1929 in Clintwood, Virginia to the late Clintwood and Nannie Bertha (Keel) Mullins. She retired from General Motors with over 15 years of dedicated service and was a faithful member of South Baptist Church in Bay City for over 60 years. Alta was a very loving and caring person. Her big heart and compassion towards friends and family came easy to her and in return she often baked the best blueberry muffins for everyone to take home. If she didn’t have an muffins you still left her home with some sort of goodie bag. Alta loved to crochet and make quilts. Over the years her children were taught the skill of quilting and reaped the rewards with one of her quilts that they cherish yet today. Another one of Alta’s enjoyments was garage sales. She stopped at everyone she could to not only look at what there was and to maybe buy something for herself but others as well.

Surviving are five children: Paula A. Demetris, Alice F. (Lonny) Bostic, Thomas (DiAnn) Demetris, Bethany J. Bloch and Christopher C. Demetris, 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and two sisters, Lorraine Artrip and Dorothy Miller. Alta was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 21, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Squires Funeral Home. Pastor Ed Lawrence will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and Friday after 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to South Baptist Church. 

Michael C. Wagner

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan



   Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Bay Shores Nursing Center, age 76.  Michael was born March 11, 1941 in Bay City to the late Emil and Joanna (Lukowski) Wagner.  He married Marlene A. Bromberg on April 15, 1967 and she survives him.  Michael retired on February 1, 1993 from Grey Iron Foundry in Saginaw after 36 years of dedicated service.  He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, the Knights of Columbus #4102 on River Road, and St. Stanislaus Athletic Club.  He loved entertaining, watching and taking care of his grandchildren.  He also helped out other parents by watching their children as well.  Michael was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed camping and watching his grandkids sporting events.

Surviving besides his wife, Marlene are two children, Michael (Mary) Wagner and Melissa (Kent) Krauseneck, five grandchildren: Owen, Ella and Ava Wagner, Meredith and Grant Krauseneck, three brothers: Stanley (Delores) Wagner, Emil Wagner and George (JoAnn Vermeesch) Wagner, two sisters, Caroline (Leif) Larson and Gretchen (Larry) Webster, one brother in-law Stanley (Marilyn) Bromberg, one sister in-law Barb (Jim) Woody and special friend of the family Jade Foldie.  Michael was predeceased by four brothers: Sylvester (Betty), Leo, Virgil and Aloisa (Dorothy) Wagner, two sisters, Marian Malley and Josephine Sackrider and a sister in-law Rosemary Wagner.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and graveside 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 and Knights of Columbus Bible Presentation will be held Thursday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Dennis Wayne Brissette

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved husband and father passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 62.  Dennis was born March 11, 1955 in Pinconning, MI to the late Leonard Lee and Evelyn May (Phetteplace) Brissette, Sr.  He married Sylvia I. Jennings and she survives him.  Dennis was employed with Hirshfield and Son’s for 21 years.  He loved fishing and spending time up north with his longtime friends Bradley and Sandy Irwin.

Surviving is his wife of 33 years Sylvia, one daughter Sarah (Joseph Burton) Hartley, one son Bryan (Emilie) Brissette, two step sons, Jamie Powers and Anthony (Danielle) Rooker and one step daughter Wendy Rooker, 13 grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  Also surviving are three brothers: Leonard (Ellen), Rex (Ann) and Kent (Barbara) Brissette, three sisters: April (Frank) Rosburgh, Cora Raymond and Shelly (Randy) Ancel, one brother in-law Ronald (Sandee) Jennings, several nieces and nephews.  Dennis was predeceased by his parents and three brothers: Bruce, Jeff and Christopher Brissette.

The Funeral Service for Dennis is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 6:00 pm until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Society.