Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Vernon L. Schwanke

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


Mr. Schwanke passed away peacefully at home Sunday, August 21, 2016, age 86.  He was born July 15, 1930 in Capac, Michigan to the late William and Gladys (Sprotberry) Schwanke.  He married his high school sweetheart Louise M. Stine in Capac on March 7, 1950 and she survives him.  Vern retired from the Department of Natural Resources in 1984 with over 33 years of dedicated service.  He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and S.E.R.A.  Vern enjoyed the outdoors and spent any opportunity he had to hunt, fish, and work in his yard and just simply take pleasure in what nature had to offer.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and that time spent with them will forever provide cherished memories for years to come.

Surviving is his wife of more than 66 years, Louise.  Their two daughters, Janette (Kurt) Wesley and Jill (Ryan) Robb, five grandchildren: Sean (Karissa) Wesley, Scott (Alyssa) Wesley, Kendra, Erica and Dana Robb, three great grandchildren: Reid, Raelynne and Rielle Wesley, Vern’s cousin Linda Carraway, one brother in-law Maynard (Lucille) Stine and three sisters in-law: Irene Kinyon, Alberta (Dr. Norbert) Conrad and Joann (Jim) Sholtis.

Per Vern’s request, cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of his life will be held Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11:00 am at Faith Lutheran Church.  Rev. Daniel Meckes will officiate and private inurnment will be held in Pine Hill Cemetery in Capac, Michigan at a later date.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Faith Lutheran Church, Good Samaritan Rescue Mission or the Bay City State Park.

Richard D. Kroening

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


Richard D. Kroening passed away suddenly Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at his home age 76 years.  He was born January 11, 1940 in Flint, Michigan to the late Lee and Adele (Cann) Kroening.  Richard served our country in the U.S. Army.  He enjoyed traveling to Florida in the winter months and was an avid reader.  Surviving is a brother, Roger D. Kroening, three nieces: Sharon Maxwell, Joyce Carpenter, Deb Kroening and several great-nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Conrad Kroening and two nephews: Skip Jr. and Robert Kroening.  A graveside service will take place on Thursday August 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Pastor Dwight Kingsbury will officiate followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.

Michael G. Wilson

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


Mr. Wilson passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016, age 68.  He was born February 14, 1948 in Bay City to the late Thomas and Lillian (Gohr) Wilson.  Michael was a veteran and served his country with the US Army during the Vietnam Era.

Surviving is a son Jeff Wilson, two brothers and one sister: Gerald (Judy) Wilson, Carolyn (Gerald “Pete”) Szczepanski and David Wilson, one uncle, Eugene (Joan) Gohr, many nieces and nephews.  Michael was predeceased by one brother, Richard Wilson and a nephew Adam Sanchez.

Per Michael’s request, cremation has taken place.  No visitation services will be held at the Squires Funeral Home.

Kim Charles Lutze

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

lutze-new photo999Kim Charles Lutze, 63, of Genesee Township, formerly of Millington, died Saturday, July 23, at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital, following a short illness.

A lifelong Michigan resident, Lutze was preceded in death by his mother, Rita Ann (Phelps) Lutze, and by several aunts and uncles.

Kim Lutze was born May 9, 1953, in Bay City, to Maurice Arthur and Rita Ann (Phelps) Lutze. They eventually moved to Beecher, where Lutze graduated from Beecher High School in 1972. He was an Eagle Scout.

Lutze worked for General Motors for 39 years as a tool-and-dye-maker.

Lutze leaves behind a wife, Mary Lou (Diebold) Lutze, daughter, Jennifer (Jerrimie) Lively of Gadsden, Alabama; sons Jason (Jennifer) Lutze of Liberty Center, Ohio and Jason (Tara) Friedli of Delta, Ohio; six grandsons and three granddaughters.

He also leaves behind a father, Maurice Arthur Lutze of Otter Lake, sisters Carrie (John) Gati of Clio and Charlotte (Kenneth) Losey of Otter Lake, along with uncles and an aunt, two nephews and a niece.

Also, Lutze is survived by former wife, Brenda Dalman of Edinburg, Texas; former son-in-law Richard Zowie of Fredericksburg, Texas.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 1:00 the Squires Funeral Home (211 N. Henry St. Bay City, MI. 48706).  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with burial in Oakridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday after 12 noon.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Rajwant Singh Chauhan

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

sikhsymbolcoverMr. Chauhan passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Grand Blanc, Michigan, age 59.  Antam Sanskaar was held Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Squires Funeral Home.

             Guru Gobind Singh


As sparks flying out of a flame

Fall back on the fire from which they came, As dust rising from the earth

Falls back upon the same earth,

As waves beating upon the shingle

Recede and in the ocean mingle,

So from God came all things under the sun,

And to God return when the race is run.


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                                 Bilaaval, Fifth Mehl:

                                 You are the all-powerful Cause of causes.

                                 Please cover my faults, Lord of the Universe,

                                  O my Guru;  I am a sinner –

                                  I seek the Sanctuary of Your Feet. ||1||


Ella M. “Nellie” Marsh

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Kawkawlin and Bay City, Michigan


     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.”