Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Linda Kay Knight

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


knight-photoLinda Kay Knight of Bay City passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 23, 2016. She was 72 years old.  Born on February 22, 1944 in Kansas City, MO, she was the oldest of six children.  She moved to California when she was 18 years old where she worked and volunteered at the Naval Serviceman Center in San Diego, CA where she met her husband.  On August 12, 1966, she married James C. Knight with whom she had six children.  A California girl at heart, she and her husband moved from California to North Carolina and then finally settled down in Bay City, MI in 1968.   She is survived by her husband, Jim, her six children: Hannah (Chris) Peterson, Jeremiah Knight, Rachel (Michael) Delmont, Isaiah (Tara) Knight, Nathan Knight, and Megan (Jesse) Bares, four grandsons: Noah, Hunter, Owen, Graysen, and three granddaughters: Lucy, Penelope, and Baby Delmont.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her son Daniel, her granddaughter Jordan, and her sister Sharon.

Linda loved to laugh and spend time with her family and pets.  She was a lover of drawing, shopping, ice cream, and the occasional Lifetime movie feature.  She spent all of her life dedicated to her family – raising her children and adoring her grandchildren. She loved to go on walks with her husband, cheer for Duke Basketball, always had to pay a little extra for a waffle cone, and could never pass up a garage sale.   Linda was also a fighter.  She never allowed challenges in her life to dictate her happiness and had an incredible spirit of hope and trust in God that will be dearly missed.   A private memorial service will be held for family members only.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Humane Society of Bay County.

John J. Carr

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


John J. Carr was called home by his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by his family age 85.  He was born April 30, 1930 in New Haven Connecticut to the late Francis and Rita (Flanagan) Carr.  He married the former Joan L. Christensen on August 24, 1957.  She predeceased him August 6, 2001.  John served in the U.S. Army and later retired from the Bay City Social Security Office as District Manager after many years of service.  He was a member of Our Lady of Peace Church and a lifetime member of the K of C Council #414.  John like to read but most importantly loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Surviving are seven children; Mike (Cindy) Carr, Tom Carr, Mary (John) Witt, Kathleen (Bob) VanPelt, John Carr Jr., Theresa Carr, Patricia Carr, six grandchildren; Elisabeth & Viktoria Carr, Deidre Hurse, Brad, Tom and Vincent VanPelt .  Also surviving are three brothers; Frank (Pat) Carr, Ed and Bill Carr.  He was predeceased by a brother, Bobby Carr.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate with private inurnment in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Cure Pancreatic Cancer.

Helen S. Doyle

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Rochester Hills, formerly of Bay City, Michigan


    doyle-photo446 Helen S. Doyle passed away peacefully Friday, April 22, 2016 at Medilodge of Rochester Hills, age 94.  She was born November 21, 1921 in Washington to Benjamin and Zella (Sischo) Borsheim.  She retired from St. Mary’s of Michigan in their respiratory therapy department.

Helen is survived by a son, Larry (Jean) Morse, two daughters, Janice (Roger) Scott and Lois (Dee) Thompson, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Helen was predeceased by a daughter Jean Marie and two brothers; Louis and Frank Borscheim

The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Dwight W. Kingsbury will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11:00 am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Brian S. Christian

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


     Brian passed away Friday, April 15, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 53.  He was born August 4, 1962 in Bay City.  Brian loved spending time with his family and enjoyed sitting by bonfires and being outdoors.

Surviving is his mother Mary Lou Cunningham, two sons, James and Jason Christian, five grandchildren and six siblings: Tamara and Richard Christian, Victoria (George) Condon, Lenny Cunningham, Shelly (Jeff) Gerhardt and Kelly (Kurtis) Worth.  Brian was predeceased by his dad, Lloyd W. Cunningham, Sr., four brothers: Tom, Kenny, David Christian and Lloyd Cunningham, Jr., and a sister Mary Jo Cunningham.

Per Brian’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service is being planned within the next couple of weeks at Floral Gardens Cemetery.  No visitation will be at the Squires Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Brian’s family would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Cook and Dr. Arekapudi for their wonderful care they gave Brian and his family over the past several weeks. 

Edith M. Tubbs

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Midland, MI. formerly of Bay City


tubbs-photo439Edith M. Tubbs was called home by her heavenly father on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Riverside Place of Midland, age 94 years.  She was born May 23, 1921 in Wheatland, Michigan to the late John and Lydia (Heintz) Holm.  Edith married Dominic J. Wozniak who predeceased her.  She later married William DeBoom who predeceased her. Edith married Clare C. Tubbs who also had predeceased her.  Edith devoted her life to the Lord and was active in the church choir.  She enjoyed music and playing the organ.  She enjoyed riding her 3 wheel bicycle, swimming and spending time with family and grandchildren.  Surviving are six children; Karen “Oeffner” (Dean) Cooper, Frederick D. Wozniak & Sue, Leon R. Wozniak & Suzanne, Linda DeMeere, Bruce (Cathy) Wozniak, Mary (Larry) Shelagowski and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Edith was predeceased by eleven brothers and sisters.  Funeral Service will take place Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Brad Cooper will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Essexville Baptist Church.


Norene R. Anderson

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


Norene passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 88.  She was born February 17, 1928 in Bay City to the late Napoleon and Ida (Underwood) Hebert.  Norene married James Anderson on August 10, 1946 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and he survives her.  They shared 69 wonderful years together, almost 70 this year.  She loved traveling, camping and collecting photos of her beloved family.

Norene is survived by the love of her life, her husband James, two sons, James (Molly) Anderson and Joseph Anderson, both of Bay City and a daughter, Bonnie (Allan) Bouza of Defiance, Ohio, son in-law, William Yurcso, nine grandchildren: Laura Yurcso (Rod Sauseda), Andrew Bouza, Ashley (Brent) Reed, Aeric (Jennifer) Bouza, William (Toni) Yurcso, Daniel (Gina) Anderson, Renee (Eric) Plaser, Adrianne (Donald) Firman and Stephanie Yurcso and twenty one great grandchildren.  She is also survived by five sisters in-law: Judy Anderson, Rosella Nietzke, Wave Williams, Avon Anderson and Noreen Anderson, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Norene was predeceased by her daughter Gail Anderson-Yurcso, one brother, Leo (Rita) Hebert, one sister, Thelma Hopkins, two sister’s in-law: Agnes (Raymond) Foucault and Ione (Kenneth) Williams and four brother’s in-law: John (Nioka) Nichols, George Anderson, Alfred Nietzke and Jerry Anderson.

Cremation has taken place.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of Mass.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Our Lady of Peace Parish Food Pantry or wishes of the family.

Norene’s children would like to thank the wonderful neighbors who were always there for their parents and a special thank you to Dan Rytlewski for his help and friendship.