Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Loren L. Wycoff

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


Loren L. Wycoff was called home by the Lord on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by his family age 75.  He was born July 10, 1941 in Martin, Michigan to the late Arthur E. and Arlaine (Seiwell) Wycoff.  Loren married his High School sweetheart the former Judith A. Annear on September 7, 1963 and she survives him.  Loren was in education his whole life and was Principal of Arenac Eastern High School from 1967 – 1982.  He also served as Athletic Director and later Superintendent of Arenac Eastern High School from 1982 – 2001 before retiring.  After his retirement Loren took the position as Interim Superintendent for Whittemore-Prescott High School.  He served as Mayor of Omer, belonged to the Masons and Elf Khurafeh Shrine.  Loren enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, collecting baseball cards and going golfing with his sons.  Surviving  besides his wife Judy he leaves two children; Steven Lee (Kellie) Wycoff, Mark Richard (Dawn) Wycoff and four grandchildren; Alec, Lauren, Nicole and Erin Wycoff. Also surviving is a brother, Ralph Wycoff, a brother in-law and two sister in-laws; Richard and Dorothy Annear, Sue Annear and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a sister in-law, Linda Wycoff.   Funeral Service will take place on Thursday September 22, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Matthew Schramm will officiate with entombment in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elf Khurafeh Shriners Children’s Hospital or Maier & Associates (Just for Kids).

Charles W. Richmond, Sr.

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Essexville, Michigan


     Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend to all who met him passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 78.  Charles was born September 29, 1937 in Fowlerville, Michigan to the late Lavern and Loretta (Kahle) Richmond.  He married Saundra L. Murdock–Cooper and she predeceased him on October 27, 2006.  Charles was a truck driver with Murphy Trucking Company in California in his younger years and retired from the Bay City Public Schools as a bus driver after 25 years of dedicated service.  In his high school days while in California, he was on the track and field team four man relay which set the school record and still stands to this day.  Charles was a true cowboy, from the belt buckles, cowboy boots and at one time a team roper.  He fully embraced that style.  He was a member of Loners on Wheels RV Club for single seniors and enjoyed camping, and playing cards and shuffleboard at the Community Center in Bay City every week.  Charles loved all of his dogs and even made time to try some new technology, such as a WII gaming system which he bowled two 300 games on.

Surviving is his son Charles W. (Katherine) Richmond, Jr., one daughter Catherine Smith, and four grandchildren: Christopher (Maggie) Richmond, Daniel (Tanya) Richmond, Kenneth Buchanan and Ashley Smith, three great grandsons: Christopher Richmond, Jr., Nicholas Richmond and Cody Buchanan and two sisters, Betty David and Linda (Jon) Jungquist.   Charles was predeceased by one brother Ray Richmond and one sister Vernetta “Peachy” Butler.

The Funeral Service and Rite of Committal will be held Friday, September 23, 2016 at 10:00 am at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joseph Atchinson will officiate and private interment will be in Montrose Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Friday after 9:00 am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Ida M. Howard

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

Howard -pic681Ida M. Howard, age 96 years, passed away peacefully at Stone Crest Assisted Living, with her loving family at her side on Saturday September 10, 2016.  Ida was born on May 27, 1920 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Charles (Anna) Aldrich.  She married the late Jack Howard on January 8, 1941 and he preceded her in death on September 5, 1982.  Ida retired from United Airlines where she worked as a Reservation Clerk.  She was a Life Member of the American Legion Auxillary, RUAEA-United Airlines, and Capital Airlines.  Ida is survived by her nephews, Andy (Phyllis), and John Passariello; her nieces Ida (Don) Chritz, Connie Ingles, Shirley Light, and Clara Duby, along with several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sisters, Lucy Passariello, Hattie Leidy, and Clara Metzgar; and one brother, Charles Aldrich.  Ida loved to travel and did so extensively throughout the United States.  She will be fondly remembered for the many beautiful blankets she crocheted throughout her lifetime.  Per Ida’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Funeral Service for Ida will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum on Gratiot Rd. in Saginaw, Michigan.  Pastor Ken Cline of New Life Christian Fellowship will preside with Inurnment immediately following.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Stone Crest Assisted Living or Heartland Hospice.

Bonnie Jean Young

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan



Bonnie Jean Young was called home by her Heavenly Father on Friday September 9, 2016 at the age of 82.  She was born April 17, 1934 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Leon G. and Violet (Stickles) Bluem.  Bonnie married Robert J. Young on August 2, 1958 in Holy Family Church of Saginaw.  He predeceased her October 24, 2007.  Bonnie Jean along with her husband Dr. Robert J. Young D.V.M was owner and operator of Bangor Veterinary Clinic for over 25 years from July of 1969 to June of 1994 where she was the receptionist before retiring.  She was a long time member of St. Maria Goretti Church and now belongs to St. Catherine of Siena Parish – St. Vincent DePaul Church.  Bonnie Jean enjoyed playing cards, going to the cabin, fishing but most of all she loved spending time with her family.  Surviving are two daughters and their husbands; Linda (Tom) Balwinski, Tracie (Darrell) Sult, five grandchildren; Zachary & Sarah Balwinski, Patrick Sult, Jenifer Sult and her husband Aaron, Kasey (Rick) Smith and five great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is a sister, Laraine Kersh, sister’s in-law and brother’s in-law; Ann Howard, Alberta Young, Richard (Mary Ann) Young and Jean (Steve) Pollick.  She was predeceased by a brother, Edward (Marie) Bluem, two sisters; Arlene (Metrie) Mendel, Mary (Tony) Lazowski, Brother’s in-law and sister’s in-law; Edward Kersh, Rosemary (Frank) Starland and Peter Young Jr.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday September 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Catherine of Siena Parish – St. Vincent DePaul Church.  Fr. John Sarge will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Bonnie Jean on Monday at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Bay City Lion’s Club or Brian’s House.

Jeannette M. Bain

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Saline, Michigan formerly of Bay City


Bain-photoJeannette M. Bain passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Evangelical Home – Saline at the age of 95.  She was born January 30, 1921 in Bay City to the late Adam and Caroline (Jonas) Rudolph.  Jeannette married Fremont Behrmann and he predeceased her in 1953.  She then married Gerald Bain and he died in 1980.  Jeannette was the former owner and operator of Bain’s Smart Shop for many years before retiring.  She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and she enjoyed playing the piano and organ and listening to music.  Surviving are two children; Thomas (Sandra) Behrmann, Barbara (Brad) Lahr, two grandchildren; Christopher Behrmann and Claudia Lahr.  Funeral and Committal Service will take place Friday, September 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Matthew Schramm will officiate with private entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 12 noon until time of service.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Jay N. Dixon

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

IMG_2591Bay City, Michigan

Jay Norman Dixon passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2, 2016 at McLaren Bay Special Care, age 75 years.  Jay was born on October 4, 1940 in Bentley, Michigan to the late Jay and Vera (Ballard) and resided in Bay City most of his life.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army before marrying the love of his life, the late Bonnie (Able) Dixon.  Bonnie predeceased him in 2009.  Left to cherish his memory are his children, Keith (Penny) Dixon, Ronald (Patsy) Dixon, Tanya (Frank) Robles, and Tami (Sakin) Dixon; his step-children, Scott and Steve Matthew; daughter-in-law, Tina Valliere; several grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, all of whom he “loved dearly.”  Jay is also survived by a sister, Junetta Dixon; brother, Alfred Dixon; and in-laws Deanna (Jim) Dee, Char (Martin) Keit, and Cynthia (Jerry) Owens.  He was predeceased by his sisters Loretta, Evelyn, Ardith, and Neoma.    Jay was a mechanic by trade and took delight in woodworking.  Wooden yard ornaments and benches are included among his handiwork.  Jay’s earthly delights included Frito Lay Potato Chips, Life Savers Mints, and block, (not shredded), Kolby Jack cheese.  Jay is best known for his fun loving nature, but above all, the love he gave to others. Funeral service and military honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will take place for Jay on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. from Squires Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will preside.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the wishes of the family.  Online condolences may be offered at