Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

George E. LaVictoire “Butch”

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Kawkawlin, Michigan


lavictoireGeorge E. LaVictoire was called home by his Heavenly Father on Monday June 20, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family, at the age of 72.  He was born January 27, 1944 in Bay City to the late Cyril and Cecelia (Karnath) LaVictoire.  George married the former Janet (Girvin) Baum on June 12, 2004 and she survives him.  Butch served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War and later worked at Bay City Chevrolet for many years before retiring.  He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V., an avid drag racing fan and even raced his own race car called “Nasty Nash”.  George enjoyed hunting, taking trips to Sand Lake and playing cards.  Surviving besides his wife Janet he leaves three children; Matt (Michelle) LaVictoire, Mike (Kristy) LaVictoire, Amanda LaVictoire, two step-children; Jeff (Martha) Baum, Jennice (Chuck) Shaw, ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are three sisters and one brother; Joan (Richard) Shelton, Lillian Lovely, Darlene (Ernie) Woods, Laurence LaVictoire and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a daughter, Anita LaVictoire, two brother’s in-law; Dick Lesnich and Bert Lovely.  A Memorial Service will take place Friday June 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate followed by military honors.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 3 – 7 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

William W. Irving Sr.

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


irving-photo594William W. Irving Sr. was called home by his Lord on Saturday June 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 69.  He was born November 23, 1946 in Bay City to the late Robert and Dorothy (Elder) Irving.  Bill worked at the former Hirshfield and Sons Scrap Yard for many years before retiring.  He was an avid fisherman and hunter.  Surviving are three children; Stephanie (Darryl) Douglas, Dawn (Bill) Osterman, William Irving Jr. and their mother, Barbara Bruce.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren; Brittney, Anthony, Robert, Austin, Samantha, Tyler, Joseph, Alicia, two brothers and three sisters; David (Mary) Irving, Steve (Sally) Irving, Bonny (Dan) Sutter, Ruthann (James) Heinz and Linda (Terry) Barcia.  He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Irving.  Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services at the funeral home.

Donald F. Sprygada

Friday, June 17th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


     Donald passed away Friday, June 17, 2016 at his residence, age 89.  He was born December 25, 1926 in Bay City to the late Michael and Agnes (Kowalski) Sprygada.  Don married Jacqueline Ryers on September 17, 1949 and she predeceased him on June 22, 2002.  He was drafted in 1945 into the US Army during the end of WWII but did not go overseas.  He joined the Navy reserves in 1949 and boarded the USS Brown for active service during the Korean Conflict.  Donald was a chemical engineer with Dow Corning for over 37 years, until his retirement in 1986.  From 1962 to 1966, he was the Committee Chair for the Boy Scouts of America, an avid golfer all his life and a member of the PLAV, Pulaski Club and former member of Corpus Christi Parish-Holy Trinity Church.

Surviving are seven children: Mark Allen (Marcie LeMaster) Sprygada, James Donald (Wanda) Sprygada, Michael Peter (Tracy) Sprygada, David Francis (Rosemary Alford) Sprygada, Matthew Stephen (Kathleen King) Sprygada, Anne Marie (Fred) Brissette and Amy Joan (Robert) LaRose, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one sister in-law, Vera Sprygada, many nieces and nephews.  Don was predeceased by one sister Evelyn Wisniewski and one brother Chester Sprygada.

Per Don’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of Don’s life and Military Honor’s, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will be held Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Heart Association.

J. Richard “Dick” Wichlinski

Monday, June 13th, 2016


J. Richard Wichlinski, age 78 years passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016.  Dick, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in Bay City on April 7, 1938 to Joseph and Viola (Phillips) Wichlinski, both of whom preceded him in death.  Dick was married to Connie M. Wichlinski who also preceded him in death.  Mr. Wichlinski was a highly skilled electrician who owned and operated his own electrical contracting business for 25 years before becoming the Monitor Township Electrical Inspector.

Mr. Wichlinski is survived by five children: Kristi (Howard) Stratton, Tammy (Dan) Ferge, Michael (Alison) Wichlinski, Patricia (Javad) Honarmand, Matthew (Elizabeth) Wichlinski,

and one stepson: Christian (Kay) Dodd.

Mr. Wichlinski also had 18 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one brother: Tim (Joanne) Wichlinski and two sisters: Sandy Roach and Debbie Schultz.

The Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Doug Bassett will officiate and private interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm and Thursday after 12:00 noon.

Paul H. Goss Sr.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


goss-photo884Paul H. Goss was called home by his Heavenly Father on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at the McLaren Bay Region surrounded by his family age 80 years.  He was born May 27, 1936 in Bay City to the late Harold and Ermine (Warren) Goss.  Paul married the former Evelyn Adams on March 3, 1956 and she survives him.  He worked for many years at the First United Methodist Church before retiring.  Paul was a member of North Euclid Church of God where he was very active in the church choir and was a song leader.  Paul enjoyed going to the nursing home and helping out in various ministries.  He was wonderful artist, had a great sense of humor and always could put a smile on your face.  Surviving besides his wife Evelyn he leaves two children; Cynthia (David) Kingsbury, Tony (Julie) Goss, three grandchildren; Nathan (Lindsey) Kingsbury, Jason (Kassie) Goss, Nichole (Brett) Monville and seven great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are three sisters and one brother; Pat Bohm, Janet (Ralph) Curtis, Marlyn Goss and David (Betty) Goss.  He was predeceased by two sons; Paul Jr. and Thomas Goss.  Funeral and committal service will take place Saturday June 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. from the North Euclid Church of God.  Pastor Brad Windlan and Pastor Dwight Kingsbury will officiate.  Friends may call at the church only on Saturday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Bethel Stone

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Cremation has taken place.  No visitation or services will be held.