Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Robert Joseph Davidson, Jr. “Joe”

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Essexville, Michigan

(formerly of Bay City)


Our beloved father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 64.  Robert was born October 23, 1952 in Bay City to the late Robert J. and Virginia (Wheeler) Davidson, Sr.  He was employed with Monitor Sugar for several years and later retired as a truck driver for Dunkin Donuts.  Robert enjoyed fishing and trying his luck at casinos.  He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren which will forever have wonderful memories to hold in their hearts of happy times and stories he shared.

Surviving is one son Robert J. (Ashley) Davidson III, his mother Dawn Davidson, two beautiful grandchildren, Riliegh and Cameron Davidson and a special friend and brother in-law Ray Klopp.

Per Robert’s wishes cremation will take place.  No visitation or services are scheduled at this time.

Brandon R. Willey (Aguilar)

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


willey B photo775Brandon passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 at Covenant – Harrison age 26 years.  He was born September 5, 1990 in Bay City.  Brandon had previously worked at Buffalo Wild Wings in Midland and later has been working for Quad Graphics.  He enjoyed riding his bike, going kayaking, fishing and taking leisurely walks.  Surviving is his mother and step father, Nancy Aguilar & Jim Bradley, one sister, Stefanie (Ross) Knoerr & their daughter, Kaydence Aurora Knoerr, Brandon’s girlfriend, Cassey Davenport, her son Weston and their unborn baby boy.  Also surviving is his grandparents; Tony Martinez, Edie (Al) Ousterhout and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  He was predeceased by his grandmother, Aurora Martinez and his father Robert Willey.  A Memorial Service will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.   In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Brandon and Cassey’s Baby Boy Willey – checks are to be made out to Nancy Aguilar.

Amy L. Rosenquist (Reetz)

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


     Amy passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital, age 56.  She was born August 8, 1960 in Bay City to the late Donald and Elizabeth (Maus) Reetz.  Amy married Donald Rosenquist and he predeceased her on November 24, 2007.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Amy is survived by her fiance Tom Hodder and his two daughters, six siblings: Helen (Terry) Sisson, Bill (Penny) Reetz, Bob (Nigora) Reetz, Karen Reetz, Diane Reetz, and Donna Reetz, several nieces and nephews.  Amy was predeceased by her sister Joanne Reetz.

Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service for Amy will be held Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Fr. Jose Cabrera will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Janet L. Neview

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

No services are being planned at this time.

Francetta M. Neff

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


neff photo771Francetta Neff was called home by her Heavenly Father on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 87 years.  She was born February 3, 1929 in Pontiac, Michigan to the late Gilbert and Rosetta (Pence) Buhl.  She married Robert N. Neff on November 23, 1946 and he predeceased her September 15, 2014.  Francetta in her early years enjoyed bowling, going fishing with her husband and playing bingo.  She truly treasured the times she spent with her faith family at Faith Lutheran Church in Homosassa, Florida.  Surviving are three children; Linda L. (Gerald) Yanna, Robert L. Neff, Patrick S. (Debra) Neff, eleven grandchildren; James (Teresa) Bailey, Jeffery Bailey, Jeremy Bailey, Jamie (Kevin) Cragg, Ethan, Abagail, Kyla, Trevor, Angel, Ben, Annabel Neff and nine great grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother and three sisters; Perry (Sharon) Buhl, Retha (Jess) Kilburn, Debra Foltz, Theresa (Mike) Lovelace and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister in-law; Gilbert (Babe) Buhl, Randy Buhl and a sister and brother in-law; Retta (Thurman) Sample.  The family would like to thank McLaren Bay Hospice, her wonderful neighbor Audrey Reinhardt and her private nurses, Karen and Nancy for their wonderful and compassionate care given to Francetta during her time of illness.  Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Doug Wallaker will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Donald Ray Cabay

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


     Don passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 80.  He was born June 17, 1936 in Bay City to the late Chester Ray and Geradine Maranda (Jones) Cabay.  He married Margaret A. Hinman on December 1, 1979 and she survives him.  Don served his country during the Korean Conflict with the US Army as a paratrooper.  He retired from the Bay County Maintenance Department and spent most of his time in the county building.  Don was a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and enjoyed going for rides, driving, trying his luck at casinos and attending Pow Wows in different states with his wife Margaret.

Surviving besides his Margaret is one sister Irene Stockel, one brother in-law Gary (Renee) Hinman, one sister in-law Mary Sue (Gary) Anderson, nieces, Lauren Lopez and Minnie Jo, many other nieces and nephews.  Don was predeceased by two brothers, Chet and Peter Cabay.

Per Don’s request, cremation has taken place.  No visitation or services are planned at Squires Funeral Home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the McLaren Bay Region Foundation in Don’s name.