Archive for the ‘Ambrose Obituaries’ Category

Patricia C. Reed

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

Reed Patricia696Patricia C. Reed passed Friday morning October 21, 2016 at Bay Shores Nursing Center, age 81.  The daughter of the late Bernard and Ethel (Schuab) Sharrow, she was born on July 31, 1935 in Bay City.  She married Francis Reed and he predeceased her in 1975.  Patricia worked for many years with the Delta Box Company.  She was also exceptionally gifted at sewing.  She would faithfully sew ten to twelve hours daily.  The fruits of her labor included doll clothes, baby nightgowns, bibs, and quilts – all of which were often sold at craft shows.  Patricia was pleasant to all those who knew her.  Left to cherish her memory is her brother, Jim (Shirley) Sharrow; sister-in-law, Charity Sharrow; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special cousin, Sue Meinhard.  She was predeceased by her brothers Leon and Dale Sharrow and her sister Norma Goss.  Per Patricia’s request, cremation has taken place.  No services are planned through the Ambrose Funeral Home at this time.  A graveside Committal Service will take place for Patricia on Saturday October 29, 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will preside. The family would like to thank the staff at Bay Shores Nursing Care Center for the exceptional care given to Patricia.


Ralph L. Johnson

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

Johnson Ralph695 Our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 surrounded by his family at home, age 91.  Dad lived his life to the fullest.  He never said an unkind word about anyone and his loving spirit showed brightly through his beautiful baby blue eyes.  Even in his advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease, he still managed to give joy to others with Alzheimer’s or with other disabilities.  Dad was born in Marinette, Wisconsin on August 6, 1925 to Warner R. and Esther I. (Dahlquist) Johnson.  His fondest memories growing up as a child were working on his grandfather’s farm at Peshtigo Point in Wisconsin.  Ralph graduated from Marinette High School in 1943 and then enlisted in the US Merchant Marines.  He served his country during WWII and then sailed the Great Lakes until 1951 when he married Judith M. Laskowski of Bay City and she predeceased him in 1971.  He worked at Midland Contracting Company for over forty years and a landlord for many years as well.  Ralph also had his own small hydraulic jack repair business in the 1960’s.  He loved golf, bowling, fishing, boating, skiing, pinochle, and other card games, shuffleboard, ice skating, laughing, having fun and just being with his family.  Ralph was a member of Grace-East Church, (previously Fremont Avenue United Methodist Church.)

Surviving are three children: Karen (Greg) Preston, Sandy (Dave) Bolander and Steven (Christina) Johnson, ten grandchildren; Stacie (Seth) Beute, Stephanie (Jason) Brown, Kelly Preston, Shawn Preston, Shane (Kari) Preston, Richard (Sarah) Bolander, Kevin (Michelle) Bolander, Brad Bolander, Tyler Johnson (Shelly), Aubry Johnson (Chris), ten great grandchildren and one due in November and one sister Arlene Sible.   He is also survived by his faithful companion of over 38 years, Pat Norgan, her two daughters, Linda (Michael) Brown and Nancy Williams, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Ralph was predeceased by one sister Alice Spraetz and one brother Clyde (Veda) Johnson.

The Funeral Service and Military Honors for Ralph will be held Friday, October 28, 2016 at 11:00am at Grace Church-East Campus, (Fremont Ave. United Methodist Church).  Pastor Jeff Temple will officiate the service and the Bay County Veterans Honor Guard will have their honors immediately following the service.  Private inurnment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Friday after 10:00 am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Foundation or Grace Church.

The Johnson family would like to thank Ralph’s caregiver of almost three years Sandy Kowalski, the staff at Golden Horizons and the Compassus Hospice team, especially Theresa, Kim and Kelly for their kind and compassionate care.

Richard A. Chesney

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Essexville, Michigan


chesney - photoRichard A. Chesney was called home by his Heavenly Father on Tuesday morning October 18, 2016 at his daughter’s home age 81 years.  He was born May 5, 1935 in Bay City to the late Chester and Helen (Gunther) Chesney.  Richard married the former Nancy Lou Eldridge on January 10, 1953 and she predeceased him August 21, 1999.  He worked at R.W.C as a Journeyman Millwright, Machinist and Pipefitter for many years before retiring in 1990.  Richard enjoyed fishing, shopping and watching old western movies.  He was very proud to be an active board member of Alcoholics Anonymous.  Surviving are two daughters; Ann (Rick) Williams, Denise Thomas & Chuck Shepard, two daughters in-law; Kathy and Sharon Chesney, seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.  Also surviving are two aunts, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, many cousins and two dear friends; Gary Rick and Larry Thomas.  He was predeceased by three sons; Dennis, Richard Jr., Bruce Chesney, a granddaughter,  a brother, James William Chesney, his step mother, Lucille Chesney and five brother’s in-law and sister’s in-law.  Per Richard’s request his body has been taken to the University Of Michigan Anatomical School.  A Celebration of Richard’s life will take place on Saturday October 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. from the Ambrose Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Saturday from 12 noon until time of service.   Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Eleanor J. Wesolowski

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

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Eleanor J. Wesolowski, age 87, died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Bay Medical Care Facility where she resided for the past three years.  She was born March 5, 1929 to the Late Walter and Julia (Glysz) Grochowski.  On October 11, 1947 she married Adrian Wesolowski who predeceased her on May 17, 1982.  She was a lifelong member of St. HyacinthParish, its Rosary and Altar Society and the League of Catholic Women and Men.  For many years she managed the Evenknit Store and also worked at Sam’s Department Store.

Surviving are sons, David (Mary) Wesolowski, Daniel (Kathy) Wesolowski and one daughter-in-law, Sandy Grochowski; grandchildren, Jeff (Amy Grochowski), Jill Quinlan, Jennifer Hodder, Carrie and Craig Wesolowski, Derek (Barb) Wesolowski, Brandon Wesolowski, Courtney (Dave) Gwizdala, Mark (Julie) Woods, Kim (Rod) Weissmiller, Tammy Strong, Robin (Bill) Wojcik, Bonnie Duso, Debbie (Tom) Everitt; great-grandchildren, Casey Grochowski, Claire and Matthew Quinlan, Carson, Lauren, Joshua, Nathan and Nicole Tacey, Daniel, Isabella, Madalynn and Alaina Wesolowski, Taylor, Carter and Caleb Gwizdala, and Ashley and Shawn Everitt.  She is also survived by her in-laws, Jean, Geraldine, James and Audrey Wesolowski and Henrietta Petoskey.  She was predeceased by a son, Robert Grochowski; a sister, Romaine (Ted) Jezowski; a brother, Walter (Wanda Berger) Grochowski; sister/daughter, Barbara (Ron) Dinsmore; and in-laws, Marion Wesolowski, Ralph Wesolowski, Berta Burzynski, and Rita Luczak

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday October 17, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Hyacinth Church 1515 Cass Ave., Bay City.  Fr. Dale Orlik will preside with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Chapel on Sunday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church Monday after 9:00 a.m.  Members of St. Hyacinth’s Rosary Altar Society will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by a Parish Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy, are asked to consider donations to the American Heart Association. The family wishes to acknowledge the Bay Medical Care Facility Staff of One East for their excellent care of Eleanor.

Thomas M. Sinicki

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


sinickiThomas M. Sinicki was called home by his Heavenly Father on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by his family at the age of 56.  He was born June 27, 1960 in Bay City.  Tom worked at Bay City Chevrolet for many years before retiring.  He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Throughout Tom’s life he was a very dedicated and hard worker and when he wasn’t working he enjoyed riding around and looking for deer.  Surviving is a daughter, Melissa (Josh) Appold, his mother, Dorothy (Bauer) Sinicki, three brothers; Dennis (Tami), Steve (Jeri) and Kevin (Susan) Sinicki.  Also surviving are nieces and nephews; Jeff (Rachel), Bryan, Amber, Erik (Alyssa), Justin and Kristi Sinicki, Tom’s aunts and uncles; Edward Bauer, Beulah “Boots” Bauer, Lois Martin, Marion Sinicki, Florence Bauer, many cousins and good friends.  He was predeceased by his father, Leonard Sinicki and his grandparents; Edwin & Delphine Sinicki and John & Beulah Bauer.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Tom at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church or Toni & Trish House.

Diane Emelyn Jacob Geer

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan
(formerly of Algonac, Michigan)

Diane Emelyn Jacob Geer passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday October 8, 2016, age 78 years.  She was born on March 13, 1938 in Marlette, Michigan to the late August and Geraldine (Gibbs) Jacob.  She was united in marriage on September 24, 1965 to the late Gary Geer in Algonac, Michigan where she resided most of her life. He predeceased her in 1995.  Diane leaves her son Brian (Julie) Wilson, a sister, Bonnie Worden, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews to cherish her memory.  She was also predeceased by her son, Alan Wilson; her sister, Vicki Schad; and her brother, Don H. Jacob.  Family, fishing, and Bingo were an important part of Diane’s life.  Together with her husband and their dog, Pepper, they would fish for Walleye and Perch almost daily.  She faithfully attended her family reunions and worked at a sporting goods store for many years.  Per Diane’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  No services are planned through the Ambrose Funeral Chapel at this time.  Interment will take place in East Dayton Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at