Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Clyde E. Brown

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan


brown-clyde photo292Clyde E. Brown went home to be with God on Tuesday evening, November 24, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, at the Bay Shores Nursing Center, at the age of 87.  He was born November 14, 1928 in Bay City, to the late Harvey & Agnes (VanHurk) Brown.  Clyde married the love of his life, Dolores M. (Dee) Deshaw on December 1, 1951 in St. James Church and have celebrated over 63 years of marriage.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  Clyde worked for the Oven Fresh Bakery and had over 33 years in the bread industry.  He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church, the Usher’s Club, Men’s Club, Altar Sodality, League of Catholic Women & Men and was a grateful member of AA.  Clyde enjoyed wood working where he was always willing to create something special for anyone that would ask.  He also spent time gardening, golfing, fishing, playing blooper ball and playing cards.  He worked at St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry for Corpus Christi Parish and also delivered food.  He took great pride in managing his sons little league teams for over ten years.   Clyde truly treasured family gatherings and passed his strong faith onto his family. Surviving besides his wife Dee, he leaves four sons; Michael, Christopher (Mitzi), John (Gretchen), David (Lori) Brown.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, one great grandson, two sisters-in-law; Velma Brown and Mickey Parker.  He was predeceased by a son, Thomas Brown, two daughters-in-law; Kimberly and Mary Brown, four brothers; John, Russell, Donald, Harold and his mother-in-law and fathers-in-law; Ann & Michael Deshaw and Myron Ruminski.  A thank you to Bay Shores Nursing Center for their compassionate and special care given to Clyde and a special thanks to Michelle his home nurse for her wonderful care.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. from Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church.  Concelebrating will be Fr. Bert S. Gohm and Fr. Kevin N. Kerbawy with private burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m.  Members of Corpus Christi parish will pray the rosary at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday followed by a parish vigil service for Clyde at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Vincent DePaul – Corpus Christi Parish Food Pantry or Sisters of St. Clare, Saginaw

William L. “Butch” Graham

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan


Butch passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at home with his family by his side, age 72.  He was born November 22, 1942 in LaPorte, Indiana to the late William J. and Elva (Haines) Graham.  Butch married Connie L. Aikens on April 6, 2002 and she survives him.  He was a veteran and served his country with the 101st Air Bourne Paratrooper Division from 1959 to 1968.  Butch was proud of his country and time served in the US Army and was awarded two Purple Hearts for his service during the Vietnam Era.  He retired in 2005 from Blue Line Trucking in Reese as a long haul carrier.  He was a member of Rolling Thunder Inc., a charter member of the Forgotten Eagles and a life member of the DAV #162.  Butch enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson and fishing on his boat.

Surviving besides his wife, Connie are six children: Tammy Graham, Deborah Graham and William (Amy) Graham Jr., and their mother, Marilyn Graham, Christina (Jeff) Huebner, Julie (Troy) Dietzel and Heather (Eric) Smith, thirteen grandchildren: Taran, Alani Burns, Herbert, Alexandria (Jacob), Allen, Faith, Destiny, Hope, Alexander (Jennifer), Kaitlyn (Kyle), Abigaile, Trinity and James, two great grandchildren, Dominic and Sophia, one sister, Patricia (Russ) Irvine, two brothers, Stanley (Rumpai) Graham and Philip (Amy) Graham, three brother in-laws and five sister in-laws: Willard Nelson, Barbara Stillwell, Linda Rogner, Herbert (Dee) Aikens, Mary (Kim) Stock, Jerry (Kimberly) Aikens, Kathy Aikens and Laura Aikens.  Also, his special little lap dog, Molly.  Butch was predeceased by two sisters, Charlotte Graham and Linda Nelson.

The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:00 am at Ambrose Funeral Home.  Dr. Michael Rhodaberger will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday after 10:00 am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Margaret I. Bronson

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan


     Margaret passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 95.  She was born November 20, 1919 in Sarnia, Ontario to the late George and Hilda (Stoyle) Dench.  Margaret married Frank J. Bronson and he predeceased her on October 24, 2000.  She enjoyed puzzles, crosswords, gardening, wild life, feeding birds, trips up north and traveling to Florida to relax on the beach.

Surviving are three children: Barbara Ferrante, Diane McGuyre and Edward Bronson, twelve grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.  Margaret was predeceased by two sons, Ronald and Robert Benson, one daughter, Christine Bronson, two son in-laws, Paul Ferrante and Terry McGuyre and two brothers.

Committal prayers will be held Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Elm Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum.  Nancy Rivet will officiate.  Those planning an expression of the sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish.

Wanda Jean Johnson

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Wanda passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at her residence, age 82.  No visitation or services will be held.

John A. (Jack) Bryll

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan


John A. Bryll passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at his home age 89 years.  He was born February 3, 1926 in Bay City to the late Anthony and Ceil (Talaga) Bryll.  John married the former Genevieve M. Skrzypczak October 9, 1948 in St. Hyacinth Church.  She predeceased him May 6, 2005.  He served in the U.S. Air Corp. during WWII.  John worked at the Bay City Milling Company for many years before retiring.  He was a member of All Saints Parish and enjoyed gardening, watching football and was a very loyal Detroit Tiger Fan.  Surviving are four children; Judy (Gary) Hack, Jim (Cathy) Bryll, Janet (Bill) Coyer, John (Laura) Bryll, six grandchildren; Keith Hack, Carrie (Adrian) Ramirez, Jared (Katie) Bryll, Jason (Jean) Bryll, Brad (Brandi) Coyer, Ashley (Shawn) Nowak and eight great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother, Larry (Julie) Bryll and a sister, Lorey (Bill) Friebe.  A private funeral service took place on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Fr. Jose Cabrera officiated with burial in FloralGardensCemetery.


Miguel A. Chapa

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan


Our beloved father, son, grandson, brother, nephew and friend to all who knew him passed away November 3, 2015, age 33.  The son of Manuel Chapa, Sr. and Graciela Ramirez he was born April 7, 1982 in Bay City.  Miguel was a cook for many years at both Grandpa Tony locations in Bay City and also helped the Lagalo family with their landscaping.  He was truly a “Jack of all trades and a master of none.”  He loved spending time with his sons Marcus and Miguel Jr. and enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, and basketball.  Miguel was also a Detroit Lions fan even if their record was not favorable or their play frustrated him.

Surviving are two beloved sons, Marcus A. and Miguel A. Chapa, Jr., his parents, Manuel Chapa, Sr. and Graciela Ramirez, his grandmother, Maria V. Ramirez, four sisters and one brother: Alicia (Joseph) Sevilla, Manuel (Tina) Chapa, Jr., Mariza (Brian) Griggs, Rebecca (Joshua) Buttleman and Nycole (Tony Martinez) Behmlander, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Miguel was predeceased by his sister, Kristin Behmlander, his step-mother, Judy Behmlander and grandparents, Minerva Chapa, Santiago Chapa, Sr. and Jesus Ramirez.

A Memorial Service for Miguel will be celebrated Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 12:00 noon at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Fr. Jose Maria Cabrera will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family wishes.”