Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Angeline Ann Klass

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

KlassAngeline (1)Angeline was called home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Huron County Medical Care age 87 years.  She was born March 21, 1927 in Zilwaukee, Michigan to the late Leon and Anna (Wrona) Cabala.  She married Arthur L. Klass July 1, 1950 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  He predeceased her July 26, 2005.  She was a member of Holy Family Church of Sebewaing and a former member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Angeline enjoyed living in the country where she would feed the wildlife, work in her garden, fish and spend time with her special dogs and cats.  Surviving are three sisters and a brother; Frances Oldinski, Julia (Eugene) Mazurowski, Joan Spencer, Al (Charlene) Cabala, a sister in-law, Romualda Cabala, special friend, Joyce Simmons and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother, Daniel Cabala, sister in-law, Dorothy Cabala, two brother’s in –law; Stanley Oldinski, Daniel Spencer, a nephew, Bob Oldinski and her mother in-law and father in – law, Lawrence and Barbara Klass.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. George Serour will officiate with private burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Angeline at 7:00 p.m. Thursday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Ann M. Mockaitis

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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Ann peacefully passed on February 22, 2015 with her family by her side.  She was born November 4, 1946 in Bay City to Alfred and Anselma “Sally” (Wisniewski) Nadobny.  She was a graduate of Bay City Central High School, class of 1964.  She furthered her education and graduated from Saginaw General Hospital Nursing School as a Registered Nurse in 1967.  Upon graduation she was employed by Saginaw General Hospital and worked at several private medical offices before retiring in 2012 from Covenant Healthcare.

She is survived by her mother: Anselma “Sally” Nadobny, Bay City; one brother Fred (Sherry) Nadobny, Essexville; her three children: son John (Marcia) Mockaitis, Madison, AL; daughter Jill (Dale) Bischer, Midland, MI and son Dr. Reed (Krista) Mockaitis, Shelby, NC.  Five grandchildren: Sydney Mockaitis, Ian Mockaitis; Luke Bischer, Liam Bischer and Eva Mockaitis; ex-spouse and dear friend, John Mockaitis, Bay City and many nieces and nephews.  Ann was preceded in death by her father Alfred Nadobny.

Her mother, children, grandchildren and friends were all blessed to share their lives with their daughter, “Mom” or “Nana” and all will carry priceless memories with them.  Mom lived for all her children and grandchildren and loved them very much.  She always made holidays special with her favorite recipes and special “touches”; especially Christmas.  She enjoyed counted cross-stitch, sewing, and quilting and blessed her whole family with many homemade items through the years that they will always treasure.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish- St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will celebrate Mass and private inurnment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.  A Parish Vigil Service for Ann will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to family wishes or “Leader Dogs for the Blind” which was dear to our mom’s heart.

The family would like to thank her private caregivers for the excellent care and love given to their mom.  Special thanks for the entire staff at Heartland Hospice who cared for our mom over the last few months. 

     MOM: Wishing you peace with the Lord and enjoyment in being reunited with your Dad.  Until we meet again…With Love, John, Jill, and Reed.

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Anthony L. Lukowski

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Mr. Lukowski passed away Monday, February 23, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region, age 80.  He was born May 10, 1934 in Bay City to the late John and Helen (David) Lukowski.  Anthony married Maxine F. Brzezinski in St. Francis Catholic Church in Traverse City on July 7, 1956 and she survives him.  He was a veteran and served his country with the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  He retired from Powertrain in 1989 after 25 years of dedicated service and was member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, PLAV and the League of Catholic Men and Women.  Anthony was an avid Detroit Lions and Tigers fan.  He also enjoyed planting flowers and squirrel watching.  Anthony loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife Maxine are three children: Alan (Connie) Lukowski, Brian Lukowski and Susan (Alan) Kusmierz, seven grandchildren: Matthew, Ryan, Nicole (Dan), AJ (Hallie), Lisa, Brad (Danielle) and Dylan, five great grandchildren: Valerie, Elizabeth, Elaina, Evelin and Calvin.  Anthony was predeceased by a son, Anthony L. Lukowski, Jr., one sister, Virginia (Owen) Gwizdala and one brother, Stanley Lukowski.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will follow in the main entrance of church.  Friends may call at the church only on Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of Mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Save Brian’s House Community Group.

Anne M. Gielda

Monday, February 16th, 2015

gieldaphotoAnne Gielda, age 89, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 15, 2015 surrounded by her family at The Brook of Gladwin.  She was born July 26, 1925 in Bay City to the late Joseph and Sophie (Gregorzewicz) Wisniewski.  Anne married Sylvester “Bill” L. Gielda November 20, 1948 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  He predeceased her April 2, 1990.  Anne was a very proud member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Rosary/Altar Sodality Group # 18, Senior Citizens, Felician Sister’s Auxiliary, League of Catholic Women and Men and St. Anne Society of St. Joseph Church.  She enjoyed traveling and always made sure the church was cleaned in tip top shape.  Surviving are four children; Susan (Jay) Meldrum, Karen (Richard) Lauer, Mark (Amy) Gielda, Dr. Thomas (Peggy) Gielda, nine grandchildren; Amy Meldrum, Anne Rock, Jay (Caroline) Meldrum, Matt (Kelli) Lauer, Jennifer (AJ) Leuneberg, Kathryn Lauer, Ben Gielda, William (Erica) Gielda, Daniel Gielda, eleven great – grandchildren, a sister in-law, Monica Wisniewski and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a brother and a sister; Joseph Wisniewski, Virginia (Otto) Jamrog.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish- St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 9:00 a.m.  Members of St. Stan’s Rosary/Altar Society, Senior Citizens and the Felician Sister’s Auxiliary will pray the rosary at 3:00 p.m. Thursday followed by a parish vigil service for Anne at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish Development Fund.www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

James D. Wolcott

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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Mr. Wolcott passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015 at St. Mary’s of Michigan, age 78.  He was born April 4, 1936 in DeWitt, Michigan to the late Edgar J. and Vera G. (Moldenhauer) Wolcott.  He married Jeanette A. Zielinski in Bay City on January 17, 1959 and she survives him.  James graduated from Arthur Hill High School, where he was an excellent running back and continued his education at Wayne State University.  He was a veteran having served in the US Marine Corps and was stationed with the MP Guard Company at Mare Island Navy Base in Valleyjo, CA guarding atomic submarines.  He was also a participant in Atomic Bomb Testing at Camp Dessert Rock Nevada.

James was a member of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, the Knights of Columbus Council #4102, Saginaw Bay Yacht Club, SBYRA, Augres Yacht Club and a life member of the NRA; he was a master marksman.  He earned his Captains license at the US Coast Guard base in St. Petersburg, FL and was an avid sailor having competed in four Port Huron to Mackinaw Races.  James was a self-made businessman and insurance adjuster; he worked for State Farm for many years and later owned and operated Wolcott & Associates Insurance Adjusters and Private Investigators. He also owned and operated A & W and Mr. Hot Dog’s in Augres, MI and Wolcott’s Frontier Tavern on Broadway in Bay City, MI. James shared his success by giving back to the community by helping individuals in need and by contributing to local charities.  James enjoyed hunting and fishing; he especially enjoyed having his whole family together at his vacation home in Augres and hunting with the boys in the Upper Peninsula.

Surviving  besides his wife, Jeanette are six children: Jodie (Steven) Hebert, Kevin (Angela) Wolcott, Christopher Wolcott, Mary Jo (Robert) Hill, Edgar (Amy) Wolcott and Nina (Cary) Joppich, 22 grandchildren: Victor, Gabriel, Mia, Madeline, Sophie, Ceceilia, Rhoan, Jenna, Samuel, Oliver, Kristine, Rachel, Alex, Brandon, Alexis, Jonah, Manny, Carrina, Charlotte, Isabell, Alivia, and Clara, eight great grandchildren, one sister, Sharon (Don) Sivits, nephew, Kirk (Jan) Heston, niece, Babette (Mike) Pace, one great niece, Alyse and two great nephews, Devon and Tyler.  Also surviving are Jim’s in-laws: Mary Jane Sigelko, Aloysius “Jim” Zielinski, Fritz (Phyllis) Zielinski, Nancy (Mike) Nowak and Jack (Joann) Zielinski.  Jim was predeceased by a nephew, Jay Sivits.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 1:30pm at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will celebrate Mass and interment will be in Great LakesNationalCemetery in Holly.  Local Military Honors will take place outside of Church on Thursday immediately following Mass.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Thursday after 12:30pm.  A Parish Vigil Service for James and Bible Presentation by the Knights of Columbus Council #4102 will be held Wednesday at 7:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Right to Life of Michigan, BayCounty or the Women’s Shelterwww.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

  

Eric L. Elder

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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Eric passed away unexpectedly at his home Tuesday, February 10, 2015, age 37.  The son of Eugene E. and Jodi A. (Ciesielski) Elder, Sr. he was born January 9, 1978 in Bay City and has lived here all of his life.  Eric was formerly employed with Ziebart and Jack’s Fruit Markets.  He was a huge Detroit Lions fan and enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, being outdoors, riding four wheelers and cooking.  Eric enjoyed cooking so much he received a Culinary Art Degree and often shared his food hot off the grill with family and friends.  All who knew Eric loved his compassionate, caring and loving heart.

Surviving is his father, Eugene E. Elder, Sr., one brother, Gene E. (Wendy) Elder, Jr., niece and nephew, Rebecca and Brandon Elder, close “brother” Chris Herbert and his daughter, Errissa Herbert, Grandpa Joe, uncles, Leonard Ciesielski and Jim (Sherry) Proderut, Eric’s girlfriend, Lauren Brown, numerous cousins, friends and his pit-bull, Ele.  Eric was predeceased by his mother, Jodi Elder, one brother, Brett Elder, Grandma Nancy, grandpa and grandma, Carl and Clara Mae Elder and an aunt, Diane Ciesielski.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, February 20, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 noon until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “family wishes.”