Archive for August, 2017

Catherine A. Matuszewski

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Catherine A. Matuszewski was called home by her Heavenly Father on Saturday August 26, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 51 years. She was born September 19, 1965 in Bay City. Catherine was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church. She enjoyed working on puzzles, doing her cards and making her rounds to McDonald’s, Rally’s and Sub-Way. Catherine was a resident of Michigan House. Surviving is her mother, Betty (Pawlowski) Matuszewski; three brothers, Jim (Patti) Matuszewski; Mark (Linda) Matuszewski; Paul (Daleane) Matuszewski; two nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her father, Ted Matuszewski. The family would like to thank the staff at Michigan House for the wonderful care given to Catherine. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday August 29, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home. Fr. Jose Cabrera will officiate with private burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of her service at 1:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Joan Spencer (Cabala)

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Spencer-photoJoan Spencer age 80 years, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Friday August 25, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 13, 1937 in Bay City to the late Leon and Anna (Wrona) Cabala. Joan married Daniel Spencer Sr. on January 11, 1973. He predeceased her April 16, 1987. She owned and operated The Old Bar for over 30 years before retiring. Joan was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Rosary/Altar Sodality and the Senior Citizens. Joan in her early years enjoyed playing the accordion, dancing to polka music, deer hunting with her husband, watching the Detroit Tigers and taking those trips to the casino. She truly loved spending time with her family and friends. Surviving are two sons, Dane Allen (Vicki) Spencer; Dean Leo (Courtney) Spencer; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Emma and Brennan Spencer. Also surviving are two sisters and a brother, Frances H. Oldinski; Julia (Eugene) Mazurowski; Al (Charlene) Cabala; a sister in-law, Romualda Cabala and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Cabala; a sister, Angeline (Arthur) Klass; a sister in-law, Dorothy Cabala; a brother in-law, Stanley Oldinski and a nephew, Robert Oldinski. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday August 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass. Members of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church will pray the rosary at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday followed by a parish vigil service for Joan at 7:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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June Alice Voisine

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan 

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Mrs. Voisine, age 84 passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities.  June was born June 27, 1933 to the late Robert and      Alice (Dishaw) Bickham and has lived in Bay City her entire life.  She married her soulmate Ronald J. Voisine on August 25, 1956 and he predeceased her on July 8, 2015.  They lived and loved for 58 wonderful years together.  Together they raised their five children who are surviving: Mark (Gloria) Voisine, Shari (Bob) Stroope, Bob Voisine, Janet (Tom) Peterson and Nannette (Eric) Welter, ten grandchildren: Jeremy (Kristin) LaRoche, Erica (fiancé Pat) Voisine, Josh (fiancée Krystal) Voisine, Craig (Hollie) LaRoche, Samantha (Garrett) Neitzel, Amanda (Evan) Toyzan, Rachel (Marc) Roedel, Hannah, Hope and Halle Welter, six great grandchildren: Lesley, Isabella, Leah, Destiny and Kaidence LaRoche and Lennox Neitzel.  Also, surviving are her siblings: Joyce Louchardt, Bob (Betty) Bickham, Bill (Peggy) Bickham, a brother in-law Fred Voisine and a sister in-law Carol Bickham.  June was predeceased by her siblings, Mike Bickham and Mary Palmer, brothers in-law, Loyd Palmer and Jim Louchardt and a sister in-law Sue Campbell.

June loved many things in life, with family and animals being the most important to her.  She leaves behind her loving animals, her beloved dog Maude and cat Pollyanna whom she treated like her children.  June loved flowers and could keep a poinsettia alive until the following Easter with pride.  She had an infectious smile and personality that would light up the entire room.

A Celebration of her life will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate and private inurnment will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.

The Voisine family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Caretel Rehabilitation Center for their compassion and patience.

Emma B. Torberson

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Remus, Michigan

         Emma passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Bay Shores Nursing Center, age 99.  She was born December 3, 1917 in Morton Township, Michigan to the late Edward and Elsie (Bauman) Simon.  Emma married Thor Torberson and he predeceased her on May 7, 1979.  She was a WWII veteran and served her country with the US Army.  Emma was a pharmacy assistant for many years until her retirement and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Remus.  She enjoyed quilting, baking and sharing her time and talents at St. Michael’s Church.

Surviving are six grandchildren: Terri Pelton, Russ (Denise) Zielinski, Dan Zielinski, Jayne Zielinski, Deb Wieland and Tami (David) Nowaczyk, 15 great grandchildren, many great great grandchildren, one sister Mary (Paul) Golupski and two sisters in-law, Helen Simon and Orlie Simon.  Emma was predeceased by her daughter Rose (Joseph) Zielinski and siblings: Helen (Mark) Bott, Jack Simon, Arnold (Lela) Simon, Bernice (Melvin) Wonch, Edward Simon, Donna (Ken) Helms, Frank Simon and Theresa (Bill) Weber.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 5045 Nine Mile Road Remus, MI 49340.  Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of Mass.  Inurnment will be in Wambold Cemetery.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Cecelia R. Zuraw

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

 

Zuraw0003Cecelia R. Zuraw was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Bay County Medical Care Facility surrounded by her loving family, age 96 years. She was born on Thanksgiving Day November 25, 1920 in Detroit to the late Felix and Martha (Haranda) Szymczak. Cecelia married Walter A. Zuraw on October 9, 1943 in St. Mary’s Church on 9 Mile. He predeceased her January of 1964. She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Rosary/Altar Sodality and was on the church prayer line. Cecelia in her early years helped her parents operate the 9 Mile Store in Pinconning. She along with her husband Owned and Operated Walt’s Bar in Gagetown. Cecelia had a interest in music  especially polka music and played the accordian in her early years. Cecelia and her special friends would often go for lunch or rides to enjoy their company.  Her true passion was spending time with all of her family. Surviving are five children, Janet Bruessow; Patrick (Valerie) Zuraw; David Zuraw; Mary (Lester) Fritz; James Zuraw; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and three great – great grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters in-law and  brother in-law, Clara Zuraw; Helena Szymczak; Edward (Barbara) Zuraw, nieces, nephews and many cousins. She was predeceased by son, Thomas; son in-law, Peter Bruessow; granddaughter, Peggy Smith;  brother, Chester Szymczak,  sister, Irene (Felix) Sobieray, in-laws Leo & Charlotte Zuraw, John Zuraw, and Helen & Bernard Boensch.  Grateful thanks to all the BCMCF Caregivers.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 9:00 a.m. There will be a parish vigil service for Cecelia on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Toni & Trish House or Brian’s House.

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Alice H. Mead

Monday, August 14th, 2017

 

mead-photo896Alice H. Mead was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Sheffield Bay surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 87 years.  She was born July 7, 1930 in Bay City to the late Adam and Mary (Buczek) Bladecki.  Alice married Lloyd L. Mead on September 9, 1950 at St. Hedwig Church and he survives her.  She retired from the Clawson Concrete Company formerly the Robert Gage Readi Mix and Robert Gage Coal Company.  Alice was a member of Corpus Christi Parish – St. Hedwig Church.  Alice and Lloyd enjoyed family activities.  They also liked traveling and their most recent trips were to Las Vegas.  Surviving besides her husband Lloyd, she leaves a son and a daughter, Thomas (Julie) Mead; Tricia Mead; two grandchildren, Geoffrey (Kathi) Mead; Zoya Mead; and a great – grandson, Henrik Mead.  Also surviving is a sister and a brother, Joyce Klug; Robert Bladecki; two brother’s in-law, Jerry Schmidt; James Steinhoff; a sister in-law, Pat Bladecki and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Virgil Bladecki; a brother in-law, Larry Klug and a sister in-law, Belva Bladecki.  The family gives their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Sheffield Bay who provided the highest quality of care for Alice.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Corpus Christi Parish – St. Hedwig Church.  Fr. Robert Kelm will officiate with private burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of mass at 11:00.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Sheffield Bay.

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