Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Sherry R. DeWyse

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Bay City, MI

DeWyse S. obit picSherry R. DeWyse, passed away peacefully during the evening hours of Friday, February 24, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 74. Sherry was born September 22, 1942 to the late Edwin and Dolores (Krause) Lupcke. She married the love of her life, James DeWyse, in St. James Catholic Church on October 13, 1962. She worked many years for Wolverine Knitting Mill and later for Groulx Top Seeds. Sherry was a long time member of Trinity-St. James Lutheran Church in Munger, MI. She was a devout Christian woman of strong faith and was dedicated to serving her Lord by serving others. Sherry volunteered for the Church regularly by recording services for shut-ins and also helping with Vacation Bible Study, along with many other activities. Sherry was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary and frequently worked their Fish Fry for numerous years. She was a hard working woman who seldom ever complained when times were tough, especially through her illness. She was devoted to her husband James, and very proud of the DeWyse Family Farm. Sherry enjoyed camping and spending quality time with her family at their family hunting camp, Harcourt Lake Club in Seney, MI.

Their 54 years of marriage blessed them with four loving and devoted children, 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Surviving family members include: Jody (John) Root, Doug (Yvonne) DeWyse, Scott DeWyse, and daughter-in-law Sandy (Jim) Richmond; a sister: Marcy (Ralph) Bublitz and sister-in-law: Pat Lupcke. Besides her parents, Sherry was preceded in death by her son Ken, her grandson Brandon, William Lupcke and Donna (Neil) Beechman.

A Funeral Service will be held for Sherry Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity-St. James Lutheran Church,119 E. Munger Rd, Munger 48747. Pastor Michael Stahl will preside and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Monday from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church after 10:00 a.m. The K of C Ladies Auxiliary #4102 will be present for a brief prayer service on Monday at 6:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family.


George A. Heil

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


    Mr. Heil passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 91.  He was born March 6, 1925 in Bay City and has lived here his whole life.  George married Jacqueline M. Webb on October 19, 1946 and she predeceased him on August 12, 2010 after 64 years of marriage.  He was a veteran and served his country with the US Navy during WWII.  He retired from Ironworkers Local #25 after several years of dedicated service.  George enjoyed fishing and cars.

He is survived by two sons, Timothy (Emily) Heil and Richard (Sally) Heil, four grandchildren: Jennifer (Scott) Bonacorsi, Sara (Dennis) Johnston, Jodi (Harry Stevenson) Heil and Jason (Lauren) Heil, seven great grandchildren: Ava and Griffin Bonacorsi, Jack and Max Johnston, Harrison Stevenson, Graham and Grady Heil and one brother in-law Earl (Joyce) Webb.  George was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Sadie (Griffor) Heil and a sister in-law Gloria (Pete) Martin.

Per Mr. Heil’s request, cremation has taken place.  No visitation or services will be held at Ambrose Funeral Home.  A private inurnment will be at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Bay County Veterans Council (care of Ambrose Funeral Home 1200 Garfield Ave., Bay City 48708) or Good Samaritan Rescue Mission (713 9th Street, Bay City 48708).

Suzanne C. Tacey “Kabacinski”

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Essexville, Michigan


Tacey-photoSuzanne age 70 years, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Monday, February 20, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her family.  She was born December 9, 1946 in Bay City to the late Leonard and Florence (Niezurawski) Kabacinski.  She attended St. Stanislaus School and later graduated from Bay City Central High School.  Suzanne married John N. Tacey in 1966 and he survives her.  She was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John Church (614 Pine St.)  Suzanne enjoyed working on crossword puzzles, word searches, watching HGTV and western movies but her true pleasure was watching the Lawrence Welk Show.  Surviving besides her husband John, she leaves three children; Patricia A. Tacey, Kevin J. Tacey, Aileen M. (David) Hecht and two grandsons; Ian D. and Eli J. Hecht.  Also surviving is a brother, Chris L. (Kay) Kabacinski, brother’s in-law and sister’s in-law; John S. Martin, Michael P. Tacey, Larry D. (Margaret) Tacey, Joseph Yarabek, Kathleen A. LeCronier, Dennis R. (Janine) Tacey, Vernell R. (Cindy) Tacey, many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three sister’s in-law; Constance T. Martin, Marilyn L. (Joseph) Burke and Christine R. Yarabek.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John Church (614 Pine St.)  Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with inurnment in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Friday from 12 noon until time of mass.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Anselma W. “Sally” Nadobny

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Bay County Medical Care facility, age 98.  Sally was born June 24, 1918 in Bay City to the late Joseph and Anna (Pletzke) Wisniewski.  On September 30, 1939, she married Alfred F. Nadobny in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and remained a member of the church her whole life.  Her husband Alfred predeceased her in October of 1968.  She was a graduate of Bay City Central High School, class of 1936 and was formerly employed at S.S. Kresge and the Downtown Evenknit Store.  Sally was often referred to by her family as Gram, GiGi or Busia. She made Christmas special and remembered everyone’s special dates with her keepsakes in counted cross stitch samplers, pillows and Christmas ornaments.  She had a strong devotion to the Rosary and could often be found with her Rosary in her hands.  Sally enjoyed feeding birds and relaxing on her front porch.

Surviving is one son Fred (Sherry) Nadobny, seven grandchildren: Rachel (David) Coy, Ted (Stephanie) Nadobny, Katrina (Ryan) Hebert, Bethany (Andrew) Rapani, John A. (Marcia) Mockaitis, Jill (Dale) Bischer and Dr. Reed (Krista) Mockaitis, thirteen great grandchildren: Rachel and Rebekah Coy, Adam, Alex and Amelia Nadobny, Chloe, Lila and Sadie Hebert, Sydney and Ian Mockaitis, Luke and Liam Bischer and Eva Mockaitis, several nieces and nephews.  Sally was predeceased by her daughter Annie Mockaitis and was the last surviving of eleven children, having been predeceased by four brothers: Aloysius, Sylvester, Nicholas and Theodore and six sisters: Elizabeth Proulx, Helen Wisniewski, Bernice Wisniewski, Matilda Walkowiak, Clara Wisniewski and Loretta Swiercz.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City, 48708.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  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 Sally will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes” or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Nadobny family would like to thank everyone at Bay County Medical Care Facility for the excellent care given to mom.  Whether you were nursing staff, PT, OT, dietary, the Beauty Shoppe, housekeeping, maintenance or administration, thank you for caring.  Special thanks to the staff on 2-East for your kind attention and encouragement.

MOM: Wishing you peace with Lord and enjoyment in being reunited with dad and Annie.  Until we meet you both again… Love Fred.

Debby J. Jewell (Schmidt)

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

      Debby passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at her residence, age 60.  She was born November 28, 1956 in Tawas City, Michigan.  She was a wonderful, loving and giving person.  Debby was loved by everyone and had hundreds of friends.  She volunteered for numerous organizations and would do anything for everyone.  Debby found her niche in life when she discovered many residents in her building needed transportation to and from appointments, hospitals, pick up prescriptions or just get their groceries.  It gave her great joy to be needed and be able to help.  Debby was also very involved in the lives of her grandchildren and loved every minute of it.  She was very proud of all of them.  Debby’s sisters remember a lot of time spent together and even planned on being “the Golden Girls” as they aged.  Debby wanted to be “Blanche”.  Debby felt she finally got it right.  She will be terribly missed by her daughter Ginger (Scott) Butts, grandchildren, her mother Elizabeth (Gorden) Schmidt, two sisters, Eddi (Brian) Arndt and Timmi (Terry) Cuthbertson, one brother Paul (Linda) Schmidt, several nieces and nephews.  Debby was predeceased by her father Edward A. Schmidt and one sister Lucy Lorenz.

Per Debby’s request, cremation will take place.  No services or visitation will be at the Ambrose Funeral Home.

Sylvia A. Maguire

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Maguire obit picBay City, Michigan

Sylvia A. Maguire, age 76, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side during the early morning hours of Friday February 10, 2017.  Sylvia was born on September 20, 1940 in Bay City, Michigan to the late George and Virginia (Kopec) Ayotte.  She married Edward J. Maguire in St. Joseph Catholic Church on April 3, 1961 and Edward preceded her in death June of 1995.  Sylvia was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church where she retired as Parish Secretary after many years of dedicated service.  She was a religious and prayerful person who often remembered others in her daily prayers.

She was proud of her family and enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting and dancing events. She was loving, caring, and always wanted others to have an enjoyable time.  Over the years, Sylvia and Edward’s marriage was blessed with four beautiful children and eight grandchildren.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  Sylvia’s children lovingly recalled the family time they would spend together up north near the water.  Surviving family members include her children: Jim Maguire and DeeDee Maldonado, Mary (Ken) Hauger, Tim (Tracey) Maguire, and Theresa Sasiela; her grandchildren: Shayne, Tyler, Kyle, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Brooke, Michael, and Jack; her brothers: Michael (Pam) Ayotte, George (Joann) Ayotte; and her sister: Sandra Ballard.  Besides her husband and parents, Sylvia was also preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Frank Ballard.

The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, February 13, 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 St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Chapel on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a Parish Vigil Service for Sylvia on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church.