Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Ella M. “Nellie” Marsh

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Kawkawlin and Bay City, Michigan

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     Nellie passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Bay Medical Care Facility.  She was just 110 years old.  She was born December 22, 1905 in Bay City to the late James T. and Anna J. (Claes) Noonen.  She married Clyde E. Marsh on August 15, 1930 and he predeceased her on October 11, 1965.  Nellie worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Company as an operator and retired in 1963 after 40 years of dedicated service.  She was a lifelong member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Linwood, the League of Catholic Women, St. Anne’s Altar Sodality and the Daughters of Isabella.

Surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.  Nellie was predeceased by a nephew, Charles B. Pike on January 31, 2005 and was much more like a son to her than a nephew.  She was also predeceased by her brother and sisters, James Noonen, Ceal Leahy, Beatrice Rees, Frances (Laurence) Reuther, Madeline Corcoran and Anna Pike.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:00 am at Corpus Christi Parish-Holy Trinity Church.  Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Saturday after 9:00 am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Nellie will be held Friday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Dominican Sisters of Hope, c/o Sister Joanne Boneski OP, 320 Powell Ave., Newburg, New York 12550-3984.

If tear drops were steps and love was the road to heaven, we could make a path to go get her and bring her back in memories of a loving, giving, considerate, kind and caring, wife, sister and aunt. With all our love aunt Nellie, “the Queen of Brissette’s Beach.”  

Hayward, Muriel I.

Monday, July 18th, 2016

 Bay City, Michigan

 

Muriel Hayward, our beloved mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Bay Shores Senior Care Facility at the age of 95 years.    She was born to the late Owen and Salomi (Fulmer) Broderick on April 19, 1921 in Akron, Michigan. She was married to the late Chester L. Kubica and he predeceased her on March of 1979.  She then married the late Lawrence E. Hayward and he predeceased her in September of 1978. Muriel worked for Kuhlman Electric and later retired. She was a member of Faith Church of the Nazarene, Bay City, Michigan where she served as a Sunday School Teacher for many years.  Muriel was a good Christian woman devoted to her faith.  She was known for the many crafts that she made, which included crocheting, sewing, cross-stitching, and making necklaces.  She was an avid gardener and often canned her own produce.  Muriel enjoyed reading mystery novels, but her favorite book of all time was the Bible and God was her favorite author.  Surviving is her daughter Chi Chi (Chester) Gorski; two sons: Garth (Kerrie) Hayward and Grant Hayward; a sister-in-law Marilyn Broderick; six grandchildren: September (Gary) Bell, Chet (Robyn) Gorski, Adam Gorski, Kelly Kubica, Chad (Adria) Kubica, Elaine Kubica; eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren: Brandon (Bree-Ann) Dowd, Gary Bell Jr., Craig (Katie) Bell, and nine great-great-great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her son Gary L. Kubica, daughter Lori Lynn Hayward; her sisters Meriam, Helma, Fern, June and brother William.  Per Muriel’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  A memorial service is being planned for August 3, 2016 at Faith Church of the Nazarene, located on Henry Street at noon.  No visitation will take place at the Squires Funeral Home.  www.squiresfuneralhome.com

Bryan P. Herek

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

herekBryan Paul Herek passed away unexpectedly July 12, 2016.  Bryan was born April 6, 1949 to the late Albin and Grace Herek.  He married Rosalind Kay Reed on December 28, 1968.  She survives him along with three daughters:  Lisa (Scott) Boehner, Amy (Pat) Nesbitt and Amanda Trumble.    Bryan is also survived by his six grandchildren Mikey, Amber, Isaiah, MacKenzie, Mitchell and Sydney and two great-grandchildren “Little” Mikey and Ellie.  Surviving also, is his sister, Diana (Norman) Halstead, Sr., his mother-in-law Mary Ann Reed-Gravlin, and in laws, Donald Reed, Michael (Linda) Reed, Betty (Dave) Wisniewski and Cindy Herek and son-in-law Aaron Klugmann.  Bryan has a special friend and fishing buddy, John Cunningham who also survives him along with a special nephew and niece, Chris and Tammy Everitt.  Bryan was predeceased by a daughter, Lori Kay Klugmann; brothers, Douglas and Keith; father-in-law, Norman Reed and sister-in-law, Linda Reed.  He retired from General Motors Local 362 in 1998.  Bryan loved spending time with his family.  He loved having all of his kids around but the grandchildren were the “apple of his eye”.  He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it be on his John Deere tractor cutting grass, out fishing, or sitting in the garage watching TV.  He often wondered which child was going to drop by and chat.  Bryan was a man of integrity and honor.  He would help anyone in need and often did.  He was a great husband, provider, a loving dad and an awesome “puppa”.  Our hearts will never be the same without him.  A Celebration of Bryan’s Life will be held Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Redeeming Love Christian Embassy, 3051 Kiesel, Bay City.  Rev. Jim Englehardt will officiate.  Cremation to follow.  The family of Bryan will be present to receive visitors from the Squires Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 15, from 1:00 P.M until 8:00 P.M. and at the church Saturday beginning at 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”  www.squiresfuneralhome.com

Betty J. Lewis

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

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    Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 80.  Betty was born November 7, 1935 in Bay City to the late Max and Helen (Baranowski) Palmer.  She married Gordon C. Lewis in St. James Catholic Church on February 15, 1958 and he survives her.  Betty was employed with the Social Security Administration and worked in their Bay City office for ten years.  Betty was blessed to have a very loving and caring family and made them her priority in life.  She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church and enjoyed playing golf, bingo and trying her luck at casinos.

Surviving besides her husband Gordon are five children: Michael (Susan) Lewis, Jean (Jim) Vos, Kathlene (Tim) Howard, Mary Kay (Tom Noonan) Lewis and Kevin (Cathy) Lewis, eight grandchildren: Eric (Kayla) Vos, Sara (Brent) Clark, Tim Howard, Tyler Maguire, Kaitlyn Maguire, Amanda (Jake) Duron, Anthony Lewis and Emily Eauclaire, five great grandchildren: Gabriel, Kinley, Royce, Jakx and Landon, one sister Carol (Al) Flemmer, one brother in-law Bob Ostash, several nieces and nephews.  Betty was predeceased by several brothers, sisters, in-laws, nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, July 11, 2016 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. George Serour will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Monday after 10:00 am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Betty will be held Sunday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to McLaren Hospice.  “If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.” Kaitlyn Maguire 

Kirsten Jo DePottey

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

DePotteyphoto On Saturday, July 2, 2016, Kirsten Jo DePottey, passed away suddenly at McLaren Bay Region Hospital at the age of 47.  Kirsten was born in Big Rapids, Michigan on October 29, 1968.  Kirsten was funloving, outgoing, and very outspoken.  She loved life and she loved her family.  She especially treasured time as a child at her grandparents cottage on Chippewa Lake.  There, she would spend her time swimming, fishing, and going for rides on the family’s pontoon boat.  In addition to her love of the water, Kirsten enjoyed listening to music and going to concerts.  Some of her favorite performers included AC/DC, Pearl Jam, and Metallica.  She will remain alive in the hearts of her children: Stephanie Lynn “Teppi” VanDyke, Danielle Lee De Pottey, Katherine Ann Bublitz, Shelby Jade Lauria and a precious granddaughter, Lailah Ann Marie DePottey.  Also surviving are her mother and step-father, Mary Jo (Michael) Bermejo and best friend Steven (Pinner) Pelletier, to whom special thanks is given.  Kirsten was predeceased by her father, Frank VanDyke.  Kirsten’s family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Squires Funeral Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family.  Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.squiresfuneralchapel.com.

Rosemary Mitas

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan

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     Rosemary passed away Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, age 76.  She was born March 12, 1940 in Bay City to the late Edward and Wanda (Dominowski) Bruzewski.  Rosemary was married to Stephen Mitas and he predeceased her on September 29, 1970.  She was currently employed with Short Freight Lines and a member of Corpus Christi Parish-Holy Trinity Church.

Surviving are two sons, Marc J. Page and Stephen Mitas, one grandson Edward Page, one brother Roy Bruzewski and one sister Joanne (Jack) Boyle.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:00 am at Corpus Christi Parish-Holy Trinity Church.  Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Thursday after 10:00 am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Corpus Christi Parish.