Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Robert Earl Schroeder

Monday, July 21st, 2014

scroeder-photo592Robert Earl Schroeder, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully at the age of 91 with family by his side on July 20, 2014 at Sheffield Place in Bay City, Michigan. The son of the late Otto and Agatha (Noneman) Schroeder, he was born in Bay City on June 9, 1923. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Viola (Langley) on October 2, 1948. They shared sixty-six wonderful years together.


Bob was a graduate of Bay City Central High School. He attended Bay City Junior College, the University of Illinois, and Michigan State University. He was a Registered Professional Engineer in the States of Michigan and Texas. He served his country for three years in the United States Army during World War II.


Mr. Schroeder spent most of his career with the Dow Chemical Company in Bay City, Michigan and Houston, Texas, where he held engineering and management positions. He was a member of the Bay City Elks Lodge #88.  After retiring, Bob and Viola enjoyed wintering in Hudson, Florida and Georgetown, Texas. Bob loved and participated in competitive sports throughout his life, particularly basketball, golf and tennis. He also shared his love of travel, downhill skiing and camping with his family. He was always planning their next adventure.  Mr. Schroeder was a wonderful husband and father and he will be deeply missed.


In addition to his wife Viola, he is survived by their four children: Maryanne (David) Maruszak, Janice (Patrick) Towey, Daniel (Debbie) Schroeder and Kenneth (Esther) Schroeder. Bob is survived by seven grandchildren, Mark (Audra) Maruszak, Shelly (Greg) Bowden, Kristy (Nate) Carver, Tim Maruszak, Ken Robert Schroeder, Daniel Schroeder, Nicholas Schroeder, and six precious great-grandchildren — Wade, Lily, Annabelle, Haley, Thomas and Kinley. Bob is also survived by his sister-in-law Bernadine Ricard and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, Bob was pre-deceased by his sister Lillian (Seelinger) Goddeyne, dear brothers- and sisters-in-law, cousins and friends to whom he was very close throughout his life.


The family would like to thank the staff at Sheffield Bay for the exceptional care given to Bob during his stay there.

The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home (211 N. Henry St. Bay City MI. 48706).  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Visitation with the family will be held Thursday at Squires Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday after 10:00 a.m.  Those wishing to provide an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Kawkawlin Community Church or the American Diabetes Foundation.

Richard A. Wagner Sr.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

wagner-photo591Richard A. Wagner Sr. passed away Thursday evening July 17, 2014 at McLaren-Oakland surrounded by his family age 83 years.  He was born June 21, 1931 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Stanley and Sophia (Krawczyk) Wagner.  Richard married the former Beverly J. LaLone in 1957 and she survives him.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and worked over 30 years at Pontiac Motors before retiring.  Richard was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  He was the Detroit Tigers biggest fan and enjoyed bowling, playing euchre, cribbage and scratch off lottery tickets.  Richard truly loved spending time with his family and eating sweets.


Surviving besides his wife Beverly, he leaves ten children; Anthony Wagner, Jeanne (Jack) Irwin, Janine Bartolino, Maryann (Francisco) Alvarado, Theresa (Stanley) Mansfield, Brian (Patricia) Wagner, Angela Sprague, Cecelia (Donald) Jidas, Tammy (Clare) Sprague, Thomas Wagner, twenty one grandchildren, thirty and a half great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister in-law, Jin Natoniewski, three nephews, one niece and many cousins.  He was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Wagner Jr. and a brother, Anthony Natoniewski.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday July 23, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. from Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish – St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 8 P.M. and at the church on Wednesday after 9:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Ann I. Ouellette

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

ouellette picture584Ann I. Ouellette was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening July 16, 2014 at the Bay Medical Care Facility surrounded by her family at the age of 100.  She was born September 30, 1913 in McKeesport, PA. to the late Theodore and Frances (Hodouschek) Balash.  Ann graduated from St.JamesHigh School and attended one year of BusinessCollege.  She then met Fletcher Ouellette and they were married June 30, 1937 in St. James Church.  He predeceased her January 9, 1996.  Ann was a remarkable seamstress, and worked at Oppenhiem as a Bridal Consultant for many years before retiring.  She was a member of All Saints Parish – St. James Church, the Altar Society, St. James Young at Heart Group, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the League of Catholic Women and Men.  Ann enjoyed bowling, gardening, playing cards, writing beautiful poetry, making her special “wood fiber flowers” and was very proud to attend the GoldenHorizonSeniorCareCenter.


Surviving are three children: June Jezowski, Jean (Dale) Meyers, Kay (Jeff) Bisel, twelve grandchildren: Wendy Jezowski (Tim Ward), Dawn (Russell) Roberts, Marc & Kris Jezowski, Marci (David) Smith, Mike (Terri) , Wayne (Michelle), Jeff, Steve (Tami) Meyers, Ken (Donna) Bisel, Shelley (Fred) Ramos, Jill (David) Anderson, twenty great-grandchildren: Johnathon, Alexandria, Andrew, Austin, Chad, Shannon, Alissa, Jacob, Anthony, Travis, Kenna, Samantha, Christopher, Kevin, Lisa, Becky, Stephanie, Sarah, Rachel, Grace and many nieces and nephews.  Also surviving is one brother, Henry (Jeanne) Balash, a sister in-law, Romaine Balash and her dear friends at the Golden Horizon Center and the Bay Metro Drivers.  She was predeceased by a son in-law, Julius Jezowski, a granddaughter, Tamara Jezowski and six brothers: Fred, Ted, Albert, Frank, Edward and Donald J. Balash.


The family would like to thank the staff at the Bay Medical Care Facility 2 – West for their kindness and compassion shown to our mother.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday July 21, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. from All Saints Parish – St. James Church. Fr. Bob Deland will officiate with entombment in St. Patrick Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 A.M.  There will be a parish vigil service for Ann at 7:00 P.M.  Sunday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Langley Hall or BayAreaCatholicSchools.

Berneda “Bea” Wegener

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

wegener picture583Kawkawlin, MI



Berneda passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, surrounded by her family, at Bayfield Assisted Living, at the age of 84.  She was born October 7, 1929, in Bentley, Michigan to the late Daniel & Edna (Courier) Tester.  She married Earl S. Wegener, May 12, 1951, he predeceased her May 27, 1985.  Bea worked for K-Mart for eighteen years before retiring.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altar Guild & the Ladies Aide Society.  Bea enjoyed traveling to Texas for the winter months, was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking.

Surviving are four children;  Stephen (Cris) Wegener, Susan (Dennis) Prieur, Tim (Pat) Wegener, Scot (Kelly) Wegener, seven grandchildren;  Michael (Andrea) Wegener, James (Kristy) Wegener, Nicholas (Kim) Prieur & Nathan (Katrina) Prieur, Kelly, John & Matt Wegener and five great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters; Alberta Terrill, Vera Maxwell, two sisters-in-law;  Mary Jane Tester, Mary Sue Tester, many nieces, nephews and two special friends;  Al Billmeier and his daughter Kathy.  She was predeceased by three brothers;  Jack, Ken and Rich Tester.

The family would like to thank the staff at Bayfield Assisted Living for the wonderful care that was given to our mother.

Funeral  Service will take place Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. from Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Pastor LeRoy Westphal will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 8 P.M. and at the church on Friday after 10:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Julia E. Koppelberger

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Mayville, Michigan


Julia passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at her son Michael’s home, age 90.  She was born October 4, 1923 in Caro, Michigan to the late Roger and Clare Lloyd.  She married Owen L. Koppelberger on May 8, 1946 and he predeceased her on August 17, 2012.

Surviving are four children: Donna Goforth, Bobbie (Robert) Hogarth, Owen R. “Ray” (Susan) Koppelberger and Michael Charter, ten grandchildren and a sister in-law, Carol Hinkelman.  Julia was predeceased by a daughter, Judy Hannon.

Cremation has taken place.  No services are scheduled at this time.

Dennis H. Bode

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


Dennis passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, age 67.  The son of Henry and Caroline Bode he was born September 28, 1946 in Sanborn, Iowa.  He married Catherine T. Dault in Jamaica in 1985 and she survives him.  Dennis served with the US Air Force and was recruited to play basketball.  He retired from Powertrain in Bay City after 35 years of dedicated service and with his wife Cathy co-owned, Michigan Lawn and Garden and A 2 Z Cleaning.  Dennis was an avid outdoorsman and fantastic ball player.  He enjoyed fishing on walleye tournaments, deer hunting, baseball, soft ball and blooper ball.

Surviving is his wife, Cathy, children, Scott Bode and Jason (Stacy) Byce, grandchildren: Jordan, Jacob and Jadyn Bode, Aurora, Ariana and Alexia Byce, his mother, Caroline Bode-Kuiper, one brother, Ron (Ruth) Bode, two brother in-laws, Jere (Carol) Dault and Steve Dault, two sister in-laws, Marianne (Dan) VanDenBoom,  Janet Laatsch and “Unca Pops” has many very close nieces and nephews.  Dennis was predeceased by his father, Henry Bode, one brother in-law, Tom Dault and his mother and father in-law, Wilma and Zephere Dault.

Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to AA, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.


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