Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Louis F. Lewandowski

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

 

lewandowski-new photo for paperLouis F. Lewandowski was called home by his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 surrounded by his family at the Assisted Living Home at the age of 90.  He was born June 7, 1925 in Bay City to the late Andrew and Sarah (Gwizdala) Lewandowski.  Louis served our country in the United States Army Air Force.  He married the former Eileen G. LeFevre October 4, 1952 in St. Joseph Church.  She predeceased him November 24, 2008.  Louis worked at the U.S. Postal Service for many years before retiring.  During his time with the Postal Service Louis started his own company called Lee’s Awning and had it from 1962 to 1995.  He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Stan’s A.C., K of C St. Stephen Council #4102, American Legion Post # 18 and the P.L.A.V.  Louis was an avid golfer, he enjoyed going blueberry picking and truly enjoyed watching college football, the Detroit Tigers and the Lions.  Surviving are four children; Andy Lewandowski, Jeanne (Gerald) Henderson, Peggy (Tom) Gielda, Judy Hirschfield, five grandchildren; Ben (Liz) Gielda, Elizabeth and Timothy Henderson, Ryan and Kyle Hirschfield and a great-granddaughter, Audrey Gielda.  He was predeceased by a son, Peter Lewandowski, four brothers and five sisters.

A special thanks to the staff at Sheffield Bay, McLaren Bay Region and McLaren Hospice for their compassionate care.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday from 3 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 9:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Vincent DePaul Society – Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish or Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.

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Stephen A. Richmond

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

Richmond, SteveStephen A. Richmond passed away unexpectedly on Saturday August 22, 2015 at his residence, age 26.  He was born in Bay City, Michigan on April 28, 1989 to Holly J. (Phillips) Bickham and Frederick Richmond.  Stephen was a 2007 graduate of Garber High School.  He was currently employed with Covenant Cooper Rehabilitation as a Registered Nurse.  Steve was President of Delta College’s Nursing Program, Student Chapter.  He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church.  Stephen was a vibrant young man, with a zest for life and a contagious smile that would light up a room.  It was through his generous heart that he traveled with his mother to Myrtle Beach.   His other travel destinations included Paris, France and Cancun, Mexico.  Stephen’s dance moves were many, as well as his trips to the beach.  His adventurous love of life even took him skydiving.  Surviving besides his parents, Stephen leaves to cherish his memory two sisters and two brothers: Rebecca Richmond, Eric (Genifer) Richmond, and twin siblings Mackenzie and Matthew Bickham.  Also surviving is his grandparents William and Margaret Bickham, his Godchild, Logan Neal and several other nieces and nephews.  Special friends include Adam Koehler, Tommy Gray, many other dear friends along with his dog Mickey.  He was predeceased by his father Steven M. Bickham and grandparents Donald and Audrey Phillips.  Funeral Service will take place Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. from Pilgrim Lutheran Church.  Pastor Ted Voll will officiate.  Friends may call at the church only on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes. www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

Raymond G. Spiker

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Saint Helen, Michigan

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     Raymond passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Bay Special Care with his family by his side, age 70.  He was born March 14, 1945 in Bay City, Michigan to the late William M. and Daisey Rose (Richardson) Spiker.  Raymond was a veteran and served his country with the US Army during the Korean Conflict and later retired from Bay Cast after devoting over 30 years of service.  He enjoyed fishing and deer hunting.

Surviving is his life companion, Darlene M. Moreau, his five children: Cindy Spiker, Ray (Betty) Spiker, Melissa Miller, Don (Jody) Spiker and Cristal Williams, Darlene’s children: Dawn (Scott) Anderson, William (Gail) Moreau, Barbara Griffin, Kenneth Moreau, II, Paul (Angie) Moreau and Leah (Jeff) Bradley, several grandchildren, many great grandchildren, five brothers: Roy (Elaine), Gene (Marge), Kenny (Annie), Gary (Carol) and Rick (Kim) Spiker, three sisters: Lucille Bullock, Nancy Spiker and Marchlene (Gary) Franklin and a sister in-law, Diane (Keith) Nelson.  Raymond was predeceased by one brother, Bill Spiker, a nephew, Jason Bullock and a brother in-law, Kurt Bullock.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Keith Nelson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Clementine C. (Tina) Tomaszewski

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

 

tomaszewskii-photo821Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 age 88 years.  She was born July 9, 1927 in Bay City to the late Michael and Isabelle (Szczepanski) Lukowski.  Tina married Alphonse Tomaszewski on August 16, 1947.  He predeceased her April 28, 2005.  She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church and the Altar and Rosary Society.  Tina truly enjoyed gardening and feeding her birds and squirrels.  Surviving are her four daughters; Carol (Gary) Gerrish, Kathleen (Michael) Smith, Jean Penkala, Ellen (David) Kasper, Tina’s grandchildren; Jim (Dennise) Martin, Chris (Bethany) Grzegorczyk, Scott Grzegorczyk, Tyler Braley & his fiancé Kara Beson, Mitchell and Kyle Kasper, Joshua Gerrish & his fiancé Andrea McVittie, Jason (Sheri) Gerrish, Sean Gerrish & his fiancé Sara Iles, great-grandchildren; Ryan, Jerame, Madelyn, Maxwell, Nicholas, Nathan, Jakob and Hunter.  Also surviving are her two sisters; Dolores Bock, Betty (Mendell) Cole, a brother in-law, Frank Tomaszewski, a sister in-law, Frances Tomaszewski, a special nephew, Jody Roach and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by four grandchildren; Mark, Phillip, Matthew, Kimberly, two sisters; Nefa Sobczak, Maxine Roach and two brothers; Larry and Virgil Lukowski.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday after 9:00 a.m.  Members of St. Hyacinth Rosary and Altar Society will pray the rosary at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday followed by a parish vigil service for Tina at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Robert J. Pauwels, Sr.

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Robert passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 with his family by his side, age 74.  He was born January 5, 1941 in Bay City to the late John and Elizabeth (Boley) Pauwels.  Robert married Gail M. Korthals on August 19, 1961 at St. Norbert’s Church in Munger and she survives him.  He retired from Bay City Chevrolet-Powertrain after 33 years of dedicated service and was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish-St. John’s Church.  Robert enjoyed wood carving, bowling, fishing, playing cards at the Bell, golf and trying his luck at the casino.  He was extremely proud of his yard and always strived to make it look perfect.

Surviving is his wife, Gail, three children: Lori (Ken) DeClerck, Robert Pauwels, Jr. and Kathy Reynolds, two granddaughters, Kendra (Matt) Gauthier and Amanda DeClerck, one great granddaughter and Robert’s “Sweetie”, Matalyn Gauthier.  Also surviving are his loving brother and sister in-laws: Paul Korthals, Jeanette (Jim) Hollenbeck and Germaine Baranowski, several nieces and nephews.  Robert was predeceased by a son in-law, Jim Reynolds, a brother, Richard Pauwels, one sister, Joyce Schatzer and in-laws: Dorothy Korthals, Jerry (Sally) Korthals, Larry Korthals and Paul Baranowski.

The Funeral Service for Robert will be held Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

The Pauwels family would like to thank doctors, Struble, Abramson, and Littles and the staff at McLaren Bay Region for their kind and compassionate care.

Daniel E. Biskupski, “Buzz”

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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Daniel E. “Buzz” Biskupski died August 8, 2015 at the age of 67.  He was born February 2, 1948 in Bay City to the late Alphonse L. & Arlene C. (Borchardt) Biskupski. He retired from Steering Geer after 30 years of dedicated service.

Daniel was a longtime member of the Bay City Muskrat Club, PLAV Chapter 162, Moose Lodge 2452, Eagles Aeries 3341, AMVets Post 22, Lake Rod Gun Club and Local Union 699.  He especially loved spending time at his “Mansion On The Hill”, playing golf, watching The Detroit Tigers and Lions.

Surviving are his three children: Daniel (Kristen) Biskupski, Lisa (Robert) Pangborn and Susannah (Kathy) Biskupski; four grandchildren: Jessica, Payten, Paige and Ryan; one great-grandchild Charleigh; two sisters: Ruth Biskupski, Lori (Kevin) Samolewski; special cousins: Skoop & Pat Biskupski; a special friend, Connie Wagner “My Living Angel”; one nephew, many nieces and beloved dog, Shaboni.  Daniel was predeceased by his sisters Kay Biskupski and Joyce (James) LaPage; two brothers: Tommy and Bobby Biskupski and grandson, Joseph Biskupski.

Daniel’s family will be present to receive visitors at AMVets on Saturday, August 15, 2015 beginning at 1 p.m.  A celebration of Daniel’s life will follow at 3:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.