Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Daniel Allen McGuire

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

 

Daniel passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his residence, age 59.  The son of Edward J. and Betty Jane (Charbonneau) McGuire he was born on May 11, 1955 in Bay City and has lived in the area all his life.  Daniel was a dry Waller most of his life and was currently employed with Monitor Sugar and the Tri-City Ice Hawks.  He enjoyed trying his luck at casinos and browsing on his computer.

Surviving is his mother, Betty Boyce, six sisters and one brother: Bonnie (Phillip) Burzynski, Colleen (Art) Dore Jr., Mary (Andy) McGuire-Kolak, Kathleen King, Patricia (Ken) Leppek, Micki McGuire and Edward (Robyn) Nowak, several nieces, nephews and Dan’s special friend of ten years, Kathy Doyen.  Dan was predeceased by his father, Edward J. McGuire and a nephew, Robert C. Dore.

The Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “family wishes.”

Anna R. Casper (Ayala)

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

casper-photo752Anna R. Casper age 91 was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region.   She was born January 4, 1923 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Herman and Philomena (Alliegro) Ayala.  She married Herman “Pete” Casper May 11, 1946 in Bay City.  He predeceased her January 8, 1988.  Anna was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s Church, the Altar Society and a former member of the St. Anthony Circle.   She enjoyed bowling and truly loved spending time with her family.

 

Surviving are seven children; Susan (Larry) Willyard, Judith (Robert) Wisniewski, Donald (Mary), Ronald (Barbara), Peter (Cathi), Stephen (Michelle), James (Karen) Casper, fourteen grandchildren; Crystal, Angela, John, Bobby, Kate, Emily, Matt, Mike, Ashley, Cassidy, Courtney, Jenny, Chelsea, Gina, three step-grandchildren; Ishmael, Rakan, Zach, five great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving is one brother and a sister; Frank Ayala and Evelyn Sharrow.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce Casper, three brothers and a sister; George (Janet) Ayala,” Little” Joe Ayala, Roy (Marge) Ayala, Mary (Court) Klopp, Brother’s in-law and sister’s in-law; Anne Henry, Josephine (Chet) Gwizdala, Wally (Lylah) Casper, Joseph (Julie) Casper and Gerald Sharrow.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Anna at 7:00 p.m. Sunday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Peace Food Pantry or Family Wishes.

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Trudy Ann Noonan

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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     Trudy passed away Monday, October 13, 2014, age 52.  The daughter of Patrick W. and Marcia Ann (Krzyzaniak) Trudell she was born on August 22, 1962 in Bay City.  Trudy graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1981 and was currently employed with Euclid Industries.  She enjoyed traveling, photography and lighthouses.  Trudy loved her children, grandsons, mother, and sister dearly.  She also loved being with her golden doodles, Molly and Bach.

Surviving are two children, James (Kari) Noonan and Staci Noonan, two grandsons, James and Logan, Trudy’s mother, Marcia Sisco, one sister, Pam Waterstone, several aunts, uncles and cousins.  Trudy was predeceased by her father, Patrick W. Trudell and her brother, William Trudell.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 3:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00pm until the time of services.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Velma L. Gotowka

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Gotewka-photoVelma L. Gotowka our angel was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Heritage Hill Assisted Living, surrounded by her family, at the age of 91.  She was born May 28, 1923 in St. Louis, Michigan, to the late Clifford and Florence (Carmen) Graham.  She married George Gotowka, August 12, 1944, in Saginaw.  He predeceased her August 28, 2013.  Velma worked at Fanny Farmer for many years.  She along with her husband were owners and operators of Goodwill Cleaners and later the Goddeyne Plumbing and Heating Company, which is now owned by their son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sharon Gotowka.  Velma enjoyed her flower garden and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

Surviving are three children; Cheryl (Dean) Stratton, Gary (Sharon) Gotowka and Terry (Cheryl) Gotowka.  Also surviving are six grandchildren; Chris (Katie) Stratton, Jason (Melissa) Stratton, Adam Stratton, Mike Gotowka, Tyler (Emily) Gotowka, Austin Gotowka and friend Jenna Michael.  Two great-grandchildren, Elliette & Talon Stratton and two more on the way.  Velma also leaves a sister, Donna Greening.  She was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Lewis & Lois Graham and a brother-in-law, Don Greening.

 

Funeral Service will take place Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Fr. James G. Heller will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. and on Thursday after 10:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer Foundation or family wishes.

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Leroy C. Hill

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

hillobitphoto023Leroy C. Hill passed away Wednesday October 8, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family age 65 years.  He was born December 1, 1948 in Bay City to the late Fred L. and Donna (Hartley) Hill.  Lee married the former Nannette Mary LeVasseur March 11, 1975 in Holy Trinity Church and she survives him.  He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. and worked many years for R.W.C. before retiring.  Lee was a member of the American Legion Post # 239 and the United Steel Workers Union.  He truly enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, camping and gardening.

 

Surviving besides his wife Nan he leaves three daughters; Sandra (Frank) Aloia, Amanda (Cyrus) Fisher, Ryanne (Dustin) Griffith, two foster children; Megan King, Lisa (Tony) Abbott and six grandchildren; Faith Aloia, Daniel, Joseph, Evelyn & Claire Fisher and Nadia Griffith.  Also surviving are four step-brothers and two step-sisters; Mary Beth (Bill) VanTol, Patrick (Patricia) Ford, Richard (Betty) Ford, Mike (Karen) Ford, Dave (Lynn) Fisher and Sally (Bradley) Lewis.  He was predeceased by one sister and a brother, Sandra Ann Hill and John Hill.

 

Funeral Service will take place Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will conduct the service with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Monday after 10:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Wounded Warrrior Project.

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Larry F. Welchner

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Essexville, Michigan

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Larry passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region after a lengthy illness, age 46.  The son of Richard F. and Lucille A. (Haag) Welchner he was born October 5, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Larry married Brenda A. Baker on July 16, 2010 and she survives him.  Larry went to grade school at St. John Lutheran School in Kilmanagh, Michigan and graduated from Lakers High School in Pigeon.  Larry was a member of Faith Church of the Nazarene in Bay City and enjoyed watching football, especially the New Orleans Saints and the Great Lakes Loons baseball.  Larry loved spending time with his family and believed strongly in keeping family gatherings a priority in his life.

Surviving is his wife Brenda, seven children: Jennifer Thorn, Gracie Peters, Johnathan (Nichol) Welchner, Brittany Welchner, Brandin Welchner, Matthew LaPan and Kalissa Welchner, five step-children: Steven Baker, Tina Morse, Jonathan Morse, Crystal Morse and Justin Morse, three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, his parents, Richard and Lucille Welchner, two brothers, Richard (Melissa) Welchner and Ricky (Connie) Welchner, one sister, Toni Bolzman, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:00noon at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Dwight Kingsbury will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of services.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”