Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Amy Beth Cole-Wachowiak

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

wachowiakamyphoto876Amy Beth Wachowiak-Cole, Holland, MI died on April 22, 2016 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 45.  Amy was born on May 6, 1970 in Bay City, MI to Thomas and Lauretta (Candy) Wachowiak.  Amy worked as a Preschool Teacher up until she became ill.  She loved and enjoyed teaching children, this was her passion in life. Surviving Amy is her son, Jeffrey A. Cole; her parents, Thomas and Lauretta (Candy) Wachowiak of Bay City; Tanya (Donald) Williams of Essexville; Tom II of Bay City; Sara (Paul) Jurek of Bay City; Nieces Alexis and Sophia; Nephew Lucas and several Aunts; Uncles; Cousins and friends.  Amy was predeceased by her grandparents, Joseph (Blanche) Wachowiak and Joseph (Velma) Ward along with several beloved Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be Friday, June 16, 2017 at 11:00a.m. at St. Jude of Thaddeus Church in Essexville, MI.  Rev. Dale Orlik will officiate with entombment at St. Patrick’s Mausoleum.  Amy’s family will receive family and friends on Friday morning at church at 10:00a.m. until time of service.  In Lieu of Flowers those planning on expressions of sympathy are asked to consider the American Breast Cancer Foundation or the family wishes.

Dolores C. Bock “Dee”

Friday, June 9th, 2017

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Dolores C. Bock, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Friday, June 9, 2017 following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was 81 years of age.  Dee was born in Bay City on November 14, 1935 to the late Michael and Isabel (Szczepanski) Lukowski and resided there most of her life.  Dee graduated from St. Stanislaus High School in 1954 as Valedictorian of her class and has always maintained a deep level of appreciation for higher education.  She married Gordon E. Bock and he preceded her in death on February 29, 2012.

After working for many years at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Bay City, Dee decided to stay at home and raise her family.  She was a devoted member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church where she was a member of the Rosary/ Altar Society and various other organizations.  Dee was always actively involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren.  She volunteered as a lunch and playground aide for the former St. Hyacinth Elementary and Junior High School and rarely missed a field trip for her children or grandchildren.  She looked forward to visiting with family and friends until her illness no longer allowed her to do so.  We acknowledge and deeply appreciate the efforts of those who called upon her at that time.

Dee possessed a unique sense of humor and wit.  She was feisty and always maintained a positive and upbeat disposition.  We will miss her constant humming and singing.   She knew just about everyone in the South End of Bay City and was affectionately known as the “Polish Mafia Mother”.  Dee enjoyed trips to the casino, was a die-hard Detroit Tigers Fan, and delighted in playing Scrabble, Euchre and other games with family.

Surviving are her three daughters: Patty Bock, Linda Bock and wife, Margaret Charbonneau, Amy (Scott) Lord; and one son, William (Toni) Bock; grandchildren: Alec Schmidt and his fiancée Amanda Pestridge, Andrea Schmidt, Amanda Lord and her fiancée Doug Whiteing, Madison and William Champagne and her “adopted” grandchildren, Amy Jo and Aaron Collver.  Dee is also survived by her sister, Betty Cole; sisters-in-law, Irva Bock, and Phyllis Bock and Dee’s feline companion “Mitzi”.  Dee was predeceased by her brothers, Virgil (Geraldine) and Larry (Bonnie) Lukowski; sisters, Tina (Al) Tomaszewski, Nefa (Ed) Sobczak, Maxine Roach; sisters-in-law, Marion Kumaus, Vera (Chet) Kukula; brothers-in-law, Eugene and Gerald Bock, Mendell Cole and William Roach.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St Hyacinth Church, 1515 Cass Ave., Bay City, MI.  Rev. Richard M. Filary will preside with interment in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Chapel on Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.   A Vigil Service for Dee will take place Sunday at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the family’s wishes.

            Dee’s family would like to thank her caregivers and McLaren Home Health Care & Hospice for their wonderful care in their time of need.

Jeanne D. Chipman

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


ChipmanJeanne Chipman, age 75 years, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born November 19, 1941 in Indianapolis, Indiana to the late Lowell and Ella (Bush) McPherson.  Jeanne married Robert W. Chipman on December 6, 1963 in Indianapolis and he survives her.  She truly enjoyed children and taught school for years before working at Saginaw Valley State University where she worked for over 20 years before retiring.  Jeanne enjoyed taking trips to their cottage with her husband and treasured the times spent with her grandchildren.  Surviving besides her husband Bob she leaves two children, Glen A. (Carmelita) Chipman; Rachel Chipman – Wulffenstein and her husband Joseph; three grandchildren, Ashlynn & Blake Chipman; Megan (Joshua) Morgan; and a great-grandson, Brigham Morgan.  Also surviving is a brother, William (Kim) McPherson and their son Jamey and daughter Heather.  Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Pastor Weldon Townsend will officiate with private burial in DeepDale Memorial Gardens of Lansing.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Michael J. Kintner

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Bay City, Michigan (Formerly of Reese)

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Mr. Kintner passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 peacefully with family by his side at McLaren Bay Region, age 75 years.  He was born October 27, 1941 in Bay City to the late Joseph and Louella (Garrow) Kintner.  He married the late Cherryl J. Dingler on September 15, 1989 and she predeceased him November 29, 2016.  Michael served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960-1963 and later retired from General Motors Delphi.  Michael was a hardworking man who enjoyed the casino and frequent trips to Las Vegas.  Surviving are two daughters: Cheryl Ackerman and Lisa (Rich) Sproessig; their mother, Shirley Robinson; grandchildren, Nathan and Andrew Ackerman, Ryan, Gabe, and Drew Sproessig; sister, Darlene Coppinger; brother, Ronald Kintner; sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Kintner, Molly Swartz, Debbie Tarrow, and many nieces and nephews.  Michael was also predeceased by his brother Leroy Kintner.

A Funeral Service for Michael will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. from Ambrose Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will preside with a private interment in Marion Township Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call at Ambrose Funeral Home on Saturday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family.

Mark F. Martek

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


Mark passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, at the age of 54 years.  He was born February 3, 1963 in Bay City.  Mark had a passion for fishing and enjoyed watching hockey.  Surviving are Kylie and Alexandra Martek; his mother, Carol (Wojcik) Martek; two sisters and a brother, Kimberly (Rick) Spiker; Grant Martek; Kristin (Dwayne) Gaulding; and many nieces and nephews.  Per Mark’s wishes there will be no visitation or services.


John H. Robinson

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


robinson-photoJohn Robinson, at the age of 75, was called home by his Heavenly Father on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 7, 1942 in Lynn, Indiana to the late Hubert and Lucille (Drumm) Robinson. He married the former Shirley (Kintner) on May 9, 1997 and she survives him. John served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and retired after 22 years of service in July of 1982. He then owned and operated JR Consulting for many years before retiring in 2006. John truly had a passion for bass fishing and researching his ancestry. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and loved spending time with his family. Surviving besides his wife Shirley, he leaves two children, Jeff (Margaret) Robinson; Wendy Robinson; two step-children, Cheryl Ackerman; Lisa (Rich) Sproessig; eight grandchildren, Nathan; Andrew; Ryan; Gabriel; Drew; Gracie; Edie; Lily; and one brother, Larry (Van Thi) Robinson. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home. Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Bay County Veteran’s Council.