Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Julia D. Piesik

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Julia D. Piesik passed away peacefully the morning of March 24, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 96. She was born on May 5, 1920 in Bay City to the late Stephen and Mary (Madjaski) Kaznowski and resided there all her life. Julia married Victor J. Piesik in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church on January 29, 1944. He preceded her in death on June 22, 1992. Julia was a lifelong member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church where she was a member of the Rosary/Altar Society, the Senior Citizens, the Mothers and Fathers Club, and the League of Catholic Women and Men.

Julia was proud of the talents and diverse abilities among her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving family members include daughters: Susan (Joseph) Jurkiewicz, Patricia Janowicz (Richard Havercamp, Sr.), Carol (James) MacDonald, Nancy Piesik, Julie (Ernest) Morin, and Ken Kuehnemund. Julia is also survived by ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, her sister Theresa Weber, numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and her parents, Julia was also preceded in death by her daughter Joyce Kuehnemund; sisters: Mary Netkowski, Eva Slezak, Joan Mikolajczak; brothers: Stephen, Adolph, John, Stanley, Clemens, Leo, and Erwin Kaznowski.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Julia on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1503 Kosciuszko Ave., Bay City, 48708. Fr. Richard Filary will preside with private entombment in St. Patrick Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. and at church on Monday after 9 a.m. Members of St. Stanislaus Rosary/Altar Society will pray the Rosary Sunday at 2:00 p.m., followed by a Parish Vigil Service for Julia at 4:00 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider “Family Wishes”.

Scott A. Kaczmarek

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


kaczmarek- photo837Scott Andrew Kaczmarek was called home by his Heavenly Father on Tuesday March 21, 2017 at the Bay Medical Care Facility, age 52 years.  He was born May 25, 1964 in Bay City and graduated from Bay City Central High School.  Scott was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  He enjoyed listening to Rock – N – Roll, working on cars but most importantly helping out anyone he could.  Surviving is his mother, Jeanette (Buzalski) Kaczmarek; two brothers and a sister, Timothy (Deborah) Kaczmarek, Sandy (Jonathan) VanTol, Mark (Tina) Kaczmarek; two nephews, Geoffrey Kaczmarek and Justin (Amanda) VanTol & their children, Benjamin and Gavin.  He was predeceased by his father, Walter F. Kaczmarek Jr. and a niece, Angela M. VanTol.  A special thanks to his “family” at the Bay Medical Care Facility for their wonderful and compassionate care given to Scott for the past 31 years.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday March 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with private burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Stella May Gust

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Essexville, Michigan

Stella was called home by her Heavenly Father on Saturday March 11, 2017 at New Hope Bay at the age of 90 years.  She was born February 5, 1927 in Linwood to the late Henry and Addie (Smith) Ballor.  Stella married William E. Gust on August 21, 1954 in Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He predeceased her on August 12, 2008.  She was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Stella was a retired realtor.  Stella enjoyed arts and crafts, especially painting and wood carving.  She was a wonderful baker, skilled scrabble player, loved spending time with her family and was a passionate sports-fan enthusiast of her son and grandchildren. Surviving is a son, William R. Gust & Catherine Laurence; two grandchildren, Allison A. and William F. Gust.  Also surviving are two sisters and a brother, Robert (Beverly) Ballor, Janice (Richard) Sorenson, Patricia (Jack) Balenger and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Lorne and Russell Ballor and three sisters, Mary (George) DeLong, Lillian (Norman) Frederick and May (Donald) James.  A private memorial service was held with inurnment in Floral Gardens Cemetery.


Wanda L. Cieslinski

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


Cieslinski new photoWanda was called home early on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at Medilodge of Livingston Nursing Home at the age 84 years.  She was born December 15, 1932 in Tawas Michigan to the late William C. and Cecilia (Mills) Fowler.  Wanda married Frank D. Cieslinski on October 27, 1951.  He predeceased her January 17, 2009.  She worked at Ultra Carbon early on and later co-managed with her husband the Bay Manor Apartment Complex.  Wanda truly loved and treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Surviving are seven children, Deborah (Bill) Wells, Dale (Terri), Don (Denise), Darrell (Deb), Dave, Darren (Diane) Cieslinski, Diane (Dave) Dirla; twelve grandchildren, Bridget, Dawn, Kassia, Joshua, Zac, Jason, Kristie, Abe, Nicole, Marissa, Justin, Lauren and 14 great grandchildren.  Also surviving are three sister’s in-law, Jeanette Pawlaczyk, Caroline (Stanley) Szczypka, Lorraine Fowler; a brother in-law, Jim Cieslinski and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a great grandson, Logan; two brothers, Harlan (Florence) Fowler, Clarence Fowler; a sister, Marion Fowler; a brother in-law, Richard Pawlaczyk and a sister in-law, Gerry Cieslinski.  A private Funeral Service will take place with entombment in St. Stanislaus Mausoleum.

Marianne Gertrude Martin

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Essexville, Michigan

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     Marianne passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Bay County Medical Care Facility, age 90.  She was born June 29, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late John and Elizabeth (Frieders) Heintskill.  They moved to Bay City where Marianne grew up and graduated from St. James High School.  She was a tireless worker caring for all of her family.  She worked at a very young age to help lend support to her family after the tragic accidental death of her father and helping her mother during WWII while all her brothers fought for our country.  She was well known and liked by all of Downtown Bay City businesses where she worked and modeled women’s clothing.  She was featured in fashion shows and highlighted by the Bay City Times over several years.  Marianne found the love of her life in Virgil A. Martin with whom she married June 9, 1951.  They moved to Essexville in 1955 with their young family and she resided in the home they built the rest of her life.  She was married to Virgil for 47 years until his death on March 31, 1998.  She and Virgil where blessed with seven sons all of which survive her.

Marianne was a devoted wife, mother and doting grandmother and great grandmother.  Even with such a large family you never felt left out or lost in the crowd as she had a way to make each and every one of us feel loved and receiving of her special attention.  Marianne was strong yet tender women of strong Christian faith and a special devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary and prayed the Rosary.  She loved growing her flowers including irises, roses, lily of the valley and maintain her special lilac bush.  She was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish.  She was very active through the years with the Consumers Energy Retirement Community for which she planned and organized events and also supported through her crafts and baked goods.  Marianne will be missed and forever loved by all she touched and helped.

Surviving family members include all her sons and their families: John (Christine), Scott (Mary), Greg (Sue), David (Kelly), Paul (Carol), Brian (Melissa) and Glenn Martin, grandchildren: Melissa, Jeffrey (Cassie), Andrew (Fariah), Benjamin, Mary, Heather, Ashley, Amanda and Adam; great grandchildren: Rykin, Rohen and Camden.  Also one brother in-law Earl Martin and his family.  Besides her husband Virgil and her parents, Marianne was predeceased by brothers: John (Julie), Jim (Gertrude), Aloysius (Loretta), Raymond (Mary), Charles (June) and infant brother William Heintskill.  She was also predeceased by her half-brother Roman (Mae) Frieders and half-sister Gertrude (Phillip) Koenigs.

Cremation has taken place.  No services are planned at Ambrose Funeral Home.  A Celebration of Marianne’s life is being planned for late spring.

Gerald J. Homminga, Jr.

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan

Gerald J. Homminga, Jr., passed away at McLaren Bay Region on Friday, March 3, 2017, age 61 years.  He was born in Bay City on July 21, 1955 to the late Gerald J. and Elizabeth “Betty” (Jacob) Homminga, Sr.  Gerald worked many years as a security guard and an amusement park ride operator.  He enjoyed fishing, walking, and bike riding, and listening to country music.  Surviving family members include Gerald’s children: Julie, Jennifer, and Brian (Sara Fauver) Homminga; grandchildren: Breanna, Haylee, Jonathen, Alexcis, Tyler, and Katelynn; sister: Penny (Clifford) Popour; and sister-in-law: Melissa Homminga.  Gerald was preceded in death by his brother Duane Homminga.  Per Gerald’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Visitation with Gerald’s family will be at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.