Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Bethel Stone

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Cremation has taken place.  No visitation or services will be held.

Bruce E. Rex Jr.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


rex-photoBruce E. Rex Jr. passed away suddenly Saturday, May 21, 2016 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland age 51 years.  He was born November 16, 1964 in Bay City.  Bruce enjoyed watching all kind of sports and was actively involved in Fantasy Sports.  He enjoyed the outdoors but most importantly he will always be remembered for helping out others any way he could.  Surviving are four sons; Alan, Andrew, Anthony and Matthew Rex.  Also surviving is his parents, Bruce Sr. and Ann (VanTol) Rex, three brothers and a sister, Edward, David, Ronald (Alli) Rex, Tina Valliere and many nieces, nephews and friends.  He was predeceased by a brother in-law, Jeffrey Valliere.  Funeral and committal service will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 – 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Delann M. Walker (Our Delli Girl)

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


walker-photoOur loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away Monday evening May 16, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region, age 58.  She was born December 26, 1957 in Bay City to the late Kenneth and Elsie (Coppinger) Reid.  She married Keith V. Walker on September 15, 1979 and he survives her.  Delann loved going on last minute road trips, artwork and helping others.  She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.

Surviving besides her husband Keith are two sons, Chad (Jenniffer) Walker and Christopher (Abigail Bennet) Walker, three grandchildren: Veronica, Andrew and Brayden, five siblings: Dennis (Linda) Reid, Frank Reid, Patricia DuFord, David Reid and Kathy Lamb, Delann’s in-laws: Kay (Terry) Resnoir, Dorea (Diane) Walker, Lee Walker and Greg (Cindy) Walker and numerous nieces and nephews.  Delann was predeceased by two sisters, Terry Reid and Lori Migut.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Paul Schweppe will officiate and interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Friday after 10:00 am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to a charity of donor’s choice.

Helen M. Salois

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


salois-photo465Helen M. Salois was called home by her Heavenly Father on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 88.  She was born July 2, 1927 in Bay City to the late Edward “Pat” and Madline (Sheets) Sullivan.  Helen married William Salois on September 15, 1951 in St. Mary’s Church and he predeceased her March 17, 2001.  Helen in her early years worked for Tanner & Daily and after the children were born she was busy being a wonderful mom.  She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church, the Booster Club, the K of C Council #414 Ladies Auxiliary and the Red Hat Society.  Helen and her husband was proud to say they traveled to all 50 states and every Providence in Canada.  Helen was very proud of her Irish Heritage and never missed a Bay City St. Patrick Day Parade in the 61 years it started and was named St. Patrick Day Parade Marshall in 2009.  Surviving are five children; Nancy Salois, Mary (John) Bissonette, Barbara Spresny, James Salois & Lorri Grandchamp, Kenneth (Alicia) Salois, nine grandchildren; Stacey Spresny & Zach Bukowski, Keith (Samantha) Spresny, Ashley (Marc) Fox, Leda Salois & Matt Nichols, William Salois & Amanda Wachowski, Cody Salois, James Smades, Ashley Frasure, Erin Grandchamp, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.  Also surviving are four sister’s –in-law; Ruth Wackerle, Betty Salois, Mary Lou Bleck, Jane Landosky and a special cousin, Mary Lou Laleman.  She was predeceased by a son in-law, Ronald Spresny.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church.  Fr. Bert Gohm will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday after 9:00 a.m.  There will a parish vigil service for Helen at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the St. Patrick Parade Association.

In celebration of Helen’s life let your Irish shine and put on your favorite green clothing.

Elna N. Rushman

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Bay City, MI


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Elna N. Rushman, at the age of 96, was called home by her Heavenly Father on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Sheffield Bay, surrounded by her family.  She was born February 20, 1920 in Reed City to the late Clare and Floy (Sisson) Murphy.  Elna, while attending Michigan State College (University), met and fell in love with Glenn A. Rushman.  They were married on June 3, 1944 in Punta Gorda, Florida.  Together, they celebrated 70 years of marriage, with Glenn predeceasing her on June 3, 2014.  Glenn and Elna (in 1947) started the first automatic laundromat in Bay City, “Self-Serve Laundry” on the corner of Fifth and Madison.  In 1955, Elna and Glenn began a new venture as owners/founders of The Fabric Fair yard goods store in downtown Bay City, with Elna managing the business until her retirement in 1994.  Elna was a proud member of her sorority (Zeta Tau Alpha) for over 75 years.  She was a long-time member of Essexville Baptist Community Church.  Elna was an avid reader, bowler, and seamstress. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to New York City with her girls.

Surviving are six children; Ellen (Gregory) Worosz, Janet (Larry) Coopes, Michael (Lizabeth) Rushman, Laura (Bryan) Traxler, Margaret (Allen) Wolf, Amy (Kim Brissette) Rushman.  Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren;  Nicole (Dan) Denton, Angela Coopes, Marty (Jenn) Coopes, William Glenn Coopes, Dean (Bethany) Morris, Peter (Erin) Rushman, Jonathan (Taryn) Rushman, David Rushman (Samantha Schaeffer), Christina (A.J.) Thompson, Lisa Thompson (Kent Ballard), David Thompson (Katie O’Neill), Sarah (Steve) Powers, Stephanie (Erik) Olson and Craig Kuhn. She also has nineteen great-grandchildren;  Josh, Zoe, Austin, Casey, Haley, Grant, Peyton, Charlotte, Nathan, Lydia, Alyssa, Tiarra, Kyler, Brooklyn, Hayden, Caleb, Isaac, Emma, Henry and Baby Coopes.  Also surviving is a sister, Sheila Digby.  Elna was predeceased by a brother, Clare Richard “Dickie” Murphy.

The Funeral Service will take place Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. from Essexville Baptist Community Church.  Rev. Mark Montei will officiate with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 2-8 P.M. and at the church on Saturday after 10:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Sheffield Bay or Essexville Baptist Community Church.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Sheffield Bay for the kind and loving care that Elna received while a resident.

Jeanne M. Harris

Friday, April 29th, 2016

Bay City, Michigan


harris-photo450Jeanne was called home by her Lord on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Bay Medical Care Facility, age 92.  She was born December 16, 1923 in Bay City to the late Ernest and Clara (Cerny) Moore.  Jeanne was valedictorian of the class of 1941 of St. Mary’s High School.  She married Robert R. Harris July 12, 1944 and he predeceased her November 1, 1986.  In Jeanne’s early years she worked at Cook Coffee as head bookkeeper and later worked at Triple Clean Laundromat.  She enjoyed knitting, baking, sewing, gardening but her true conviction was putting her family first.  Surviving are three children; Anne Harris, Carole Wright, Michael (Kathy) Harris, a daughter-in-law, Sue Harris, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a son, John Harris, a daughter, Colleen DeVille, a son-in-law, Rob Wright, one sister and a brother, Virginia O’Brien and Clifford “Jerry” Moore.  The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Bay Medical Care Facility 1 East for their compassionate Care given to Jeanne over the years.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Peace Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate with inurnment in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of mass.   In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Peace Church.