Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

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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Alan D. Janowiak

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

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     Alan passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Hampton Manor Assisted Living after a lengthy illness, age 70.  He was born November 11, 1946 in Bay City to the late Albin and Sylvia (Kaczmarek) Janowiak.  Alan graduated from St. Stanislaus High School and retired from RWC in Bay City after more than 30 years of dedicated service.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, rummage sales and relaxing at the lake house.  Alan loved being the favorite uncle and spent as much time as possible making his nieces and nephews happy.  He had a kind heart and was often the first person to lend a hand to those in need.  Alan had the greatest sense of humor and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew that wonderful side of him.

Surviving is his fiancée, Diane Breitag, her children, Cindy (Lorenzo) Dantas and David (Amy) Breitag, two sisters, Linda (Leo) O’Keefe and Diane (Michael) Stanek, nieces and nephews: Katy (Tim) Bullinger, Blair (Jennifer) Stanek, Chad (Samantha) Stanek and Stacy (David) Saxton and six great nieces and nephews.  Alan was predeceased by a sister Ann Marie (Dale) Freeman.

Per Alan’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 4, 2017 at 12:00 noon at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Multiple Sclerosis.

Dorothy M. Ford

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

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Dorothy M. Ford, age 89, passed away peacefully the afternoon of Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Auburn Heights Senior Care of Auburn, Michigan.  Dorothy was born to the late Francis L. and Anna M. (Cochran) Beaudrie on June 15, 1928 in Sault St. Marie, Michigan.  She was united in marriage to the late Paul L. Ford in St. Mary’s Cathedral of Sault Ste. Marie on June 1, 1949 and he preceded her in death in 1985.

Dorothy worked for many years as the Administrative Assistant to the CEO of Huron Memorial Hospital, Bad Axe.  She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sault St. Marie and later, Sacred Heart Church of Bad Axe.  Throughout life, Dorothy was a well-known and accomplished figure skater.  She was affectionately known as the “Queen of the two Saults” (Ontario and Michigan). At one time, Dottie was invited to join the professional and international skating group, “The Ice Capades.”  Dorothy was also an excellent seamstress, often making her daughter’s clothing.  She was classy and “fashion forward” in her thinking and was always known to dress and look her very best at all times.  Her contagious smile added to her presence. She provided well for her family as a loving and excellent wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She is survived by her loving family: her daughters, Christine Ann (Gary) Mell, and Linda L. Ford.  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Heather Marie Mell (Jason Ur) and Sarah Elise Mell (Kim Jordan); two great grandchildren, Jane (8) and William (6) Ur; a nephew, John and nieces, Diane, Susan, Debbie, Nancy and Kathy.  Dorothy was predeceased by her brother, Tom Beaudrie.

The family would like to, most sincerely, thank her compassionate and sensitive caregivers at Auburn Heights Senior Care Center.

Per Dorothy’s request, cremation has taken place.  No services are planned through Ambrose Funeral Home at this time.  A private Celebration of Dorothy’s life will occur this fall.  Inurnment will be in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Saginaw, Michigan at a later date.

Florence R. Rasmus

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

 

Rasmus-photoFlorence R. Rasmus, age 94, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Saturday July 29, 2017 at the Bay Shores Nursing Care Center. She was born August 18, 1922 in Bay City to the late Barney and Rose (Frackowiak) Rasmus. Florence worked at Bay City Chevrolet for many years before retiring. She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Florence truly loved playing bingo and traveling with her sister Alice. Surviving are her cousins, Ray (Nancy) Lesniak; John Lesniak and their entire families. Florence was predeceased by her two sisters and a brother: Dorothy, Alice and Albin Rasmus. Funeral Mass and Committal Service will take place on Wednesday August 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at 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 church only on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of mass at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider masses for Florence at St. Stanislaus Church.

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