Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

David Dean Przytula II.

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Przytulaphoto522David Dean Przytula II. beloved son and brother was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday April 13, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region age 30 years.  He was born March 22, 1984 in Bay City.  David worked for Samples Mobile Home and enjoyed shooting pool.  David will always be remembered as a person who loved his family and always had a helping hand for others.


Surviving is his mother and step-father, Peggy (William) Gillespie, his father, David Przytula, one sister, Nina (Dan) Nussear, two brothers: Kevin Przytula & his fiancé Melissa White, Jeremy Przytula and two step-sisters: Jackie and Angela.  Also surviving is his step-grandparents, John (Sandra) Gillespie, four nieces: Kayleigh, Adrianna, Sophia, Lexie, two special aunts: Billie Jo (Wayne) Wrzesinski, Kristie (Tim) Burr, David’s other aunts and uncles: Joseph (Maryann) Przytula, James Przytula, Gail (Richard) Moritz, Sherry (James) Bennett, Brenda Przytula, Holly White, step-aunts: Shelly, Kimmy, Tammy and other cousins.  David had a special buddy, Parker and his mother Lacey.  He was predeceased by his grandparents: Kenneth and Nina Guindon, Joseph and Joyce Przytula and two uncles: Kenneth Guindon II. and Paul Przytula.


Funeral Service will take place Thursday April 17, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Matthew Schramm will officiate with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 – 8 P.M. and on Thursday after 12 noon.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

David Altergott, Jr.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


David Altergott, Jr. went to heaven on April 5, 2014, age 74 years, at McLaren Bay Region.   He was born to the late David and Arlene (Saunders) Altergott, Sr. on July 22, 1939 in Saginaw, Michigan.  He grew up in Bay City and worked at Dow Chemical Plastic Lined Pipe for 31 years.  David was an accomplished woodworker and enjoyed watching the Tigers and Lions.


Mr. Altergott is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Patricia Dishaw.  They were the love of each other’s life and she can’t imagine life without him.  David is also survived by his five children, Rick  (Kathryn) Altergott, Vicky (Jeff )Hopkins, David (Jennifer) Altergott and John (Patty)Altergott,  and Ira   (Sara) Altergott  along with 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister Velma Barber and their baby of the past nine years “Charlie” the Westie.  David loved his family with all his heart and they loved him back.  His family was his world.  He always said he may not have been a rich man, but was rich in love.  He will be dearly missed.


There will be a Memorial Service for Mr. Altergott on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Bay Valley Christian Church, 2535 E. Wilder road with a meal following with donations accepted.   Family will greet friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.   In lieu of flowers family and friends should consider a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  There will no visitation at the Squires Funeral Home.

Walter J. Claes

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


     Walter passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at his home, age 96.  He was born March 2, 1918 in Bay City to the late Christopher and Amelia (Gabriel) Claes.  Walter married Bernice T. Pietruzewski on June 8, 1944 in St. Hedwig Church and she predeceased him on August 26, 2001.  He was a WWII veteran and he served with the US Army from 1941 to 1945.  He retired from Prestolite in 1995 and was a member of St. Hedwig Church, the League of Catholic Men & Women and former president of the Holy Name Society.  Walter volunteered many hours cooking and helping at the church breakfasts and dinners through the years.  He enjoyed playing horseshoes, fishing and camping.

Surviving are two children, Paul Claes and Judy Lybrand, five grandchildren: Terry Lybrand, Andrew (Cathy) Claes, Matthew Claes, Kristina (Brent) Rubis and Stephanie (Mark) Wawrzynowski, 9 great grandchildren, special caregivers and extended family members, Sharon Symbrowski and Kathy Shepard, which Walter thought of more like a daughter and a granddaughter, many nieces and nephews.  Walter was predeceased by one son, Robert Claes, a daughter in-law, Becky Claes and a son in-law, Jerry Lybrand.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Hedwig Church.  Fr. Kevin Kerbawy will celebrate Mass and interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Tuesday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Walter will be held Monday at 7:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Family Wishes or St. Hedwig Church.

Elida Nuncio

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Essexville, Michigan


     Elida passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region, age 73.  She was born December 7, 1940 in New Mexico to the late Cireldo and Guadalupe (Duran) Castillo.  She married Viviano Nuncio and he predeceased her in 1976.

Surviving are six children: Angela Gonzalas, Richard, Mary, Oscar, Daniel and Armando Nuncio.  Elida was predeceased by a daughter, Irene Nuncio on June 16, 2011.

Private Services were held.

Daniel R. Savage

Friday, March 21st, 2014

savage-photo-515Daniel R. Savage was greeted by our Heavenly Father and his loving wife Joan on Friday March 14, 2014 in Zephyrhills, Florida age 84 years.  He was born July 11, 1929 in Bay City.  Dan married the former Joan Hennen June 4, 1977 in St. Mary of the Assumption Church.  She predeceased him February 11, 2012.  Dan served in the U.S. Army.


Left to cherish his memories is his special nieces, nephews and cherished friends.  He was predeceased by seven brothers and four sisters.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday May 16, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. from St. Hedwig Church with private inurnment in St. Joseph Cemetery of West Branch.

Friends may call at the church only on Friday from 9:30 A.M. until time of mass.


Karen Fowler

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Karen J. Fowler, age 59 of Rapid City, Michigan passed away peacefully early Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.  Karen was born December 6, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Frank and Sophie Dorko, sister to Glenn and his wife Nancy, one brother Dan, Lorrie Watkins and her husband Bill, Sandy Hathaway and Susan Denk.  Karen was a long-time employee at Medical Mutual of Ohio where she enjoyed the friendship of many of her co-workers and where she met her loving husband Doug.  Karen and Doug married in Parma, Ohio and enjoyed 27 wonderful years together.  They enjoyed traveling, fishing, hiking, as well as shooting sports including cowboy action shooting where they competed together in shooting competitions in western-period costumes and settings.   Karen was also a member of the Single Action Shooting Society.

Karen and Doug moved to Elk Rapids, Michigan in 1996 becoming owners of the Harbor Café where they enjoyed the company of so many people who lived and visited that vacation community.  In recent years Karen had the pleasure of working at Milliken Medical in Traverse City, Michigan.

Karen was a remarkable person and a wonderful wife to Doug and she loved their dog Amand.  Karen will be missed by nephews Timothy and Jeremy sons of Glenn and Nancy, stepsons Mike (Marsha) Fowler and their children Alex, Chris and Andrea, Pat (Rachelle) Fowler and their children Brad, Kayl, Brook, and Brett, and Geoff (Stacey) Fowler.

Karen was truly a blessing to those who knew her, she will be greatly missed, but we take solace in knowing she is resting in peace.

Karen requested that no ceremony be performed.  Donations in her name may be made to the Chain O’ Lakes Sportsman’s Club, P.O. Box 765, Bellaire, MI 49615

Final arrangements entrusted to Squires Funeral Home, 211 N. Henry Street Bay City, MI 48706