Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Colleen A. Wilson “Fitzmaurice”

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

wilson-photo766Our loving mother, grandmother, daughter and sister was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 surrounded by her family at her home age 59 years.  She was born April 28, 1955 in Bay City.  Colleen enjoyed collecting panda bears, painting ceramics, working on stained glass and taking photos.  She truly enjoyed spending time with her family.

 

Surviving are three daughters; Lynda Bailey, Angela (Jacob) Ondrus, Danielle (Jeremy) Roesch, a step-daughter, Tammy (Greg) Byers, known as “Grandma Panda” to her six grandchildren; Joseph & Brielle Bailey, Riley & Parker Roesch, Zachary and Jared Byers.  Also surviving is her mother, Patricia (Carmichael) Fitzmaurice, two sisters and three brother; Mary Lou (Lewis) Wilson, Joe (Cheryl) Fitzmaurice, James (Virgie) Fitzmaurice, Sharron (Dan) Beebe, Tom (Michelle) Fitzmaurice and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father, James Fitzmaurice.

 

Cremation has taken place.  There will be a memorial service scheduled for a later date.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society – Bay Co. Unit.

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Jean J. Deary

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Essexville, Michigan

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     Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 85.  Jean was born January 16, 1929 in Bay City to the late Albert and Sophia (Balwinski) Haberland.  She married Norman A. Deary on July 9, 1949 in St. Joseph Church and he predeceased her on March 10. 1982.  Jean was employed with Squires Funeral Home many years ago and later worked at Arnolds Flowers in Bay City.  She was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish-St. John’s Church in Essexville and the Altar Society.  Jean was also a life member of the Girl Scouts, where she often stepped up to take the leadership role.  Jean was a very loving and outgoing person.  She enjoyed helping others when they were in need and for her big heart she received the “Thank You” Badge from the Girl Scouts.

Surviving is a son, Don (Liz) Deary, one daughter, Linda Rider, eight grandchildren: Angela (Ty), Matthew, Kevin, Melinda, Melissa, Robin, Amanda and Beth, six great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, one sister, Mary Lou (Joe) Doan and one sister in-law, Judy Haberland.  Deceased members of Jean’s family are, one son, Thomas Deary, one sister, Ruth Ann (Ollie) Brozewski and her brother, David Haberland.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish-St. John’s Church.  Fr. Dale Orlik will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of Mass.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to “Family Wishes.”

Robert G. Willette

Monday, December 1st, 2014

willette-photo764Bob Willette age 58 years passed away Sunday November 30, 2014 at his home.  He was born November 9, 1956 in Bay City to the late Joseph H. and Elnora M. (Vink) Willette.  Bob always enjoyed spending time with friends and having a good laugh.

 

Surviving are two children; Chris (Tia) Willette & their daughter, Saige, Lori (Joe) Abraham & their three children; Austin, Hunter and Jonathan.  Also surviving are four brothers and a sister; Joseph (Jan) Willette, Virgil Willette, Brian (Lori) Willette, Matt (Shiloe) Willette, Penny Reed & Tom Post, a nephew, Adam Reed and several other nephews and nieces.  He was predeceased by a brother, Mark Willette.

 Per Bob’s wishes cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation at the funeral home.  A party celebrating Bob’s life will take place Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the K of  C  Hall on Linn St. in Bay City.

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Thomas H. Voisine

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

voisine-photo newspaperWas called home to be with the Lord on Friday,  November 28, 2014 where he died at his home age 92 years.  He was born August 5, 1922 in Bay City to the late Charles and Emma (Fortin) Voisine.  He married the former Floris C. Amley November 7, 1942 in Bay City and she survives him.  Tom served in the U.S. Army during W.W. II and retired from the I.B.E.W. Local #692.  For many years Tom and Floris traveled out west for the winter months.  He enjoyed deer hunting and most of all spending time with his family.

 

Surviving besides his wife Floris, he leaves four children; Marilyn (Dale) Runyan, Kathy A. Rytlewski, John (Cheryl) Voisine, Dennis Voisine, thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one sister, Edwedge LaPan and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a son in-law, Richard Rytlewski, a daughter in-law, Diane Voisine, seven brothers and five sisters.

 

A Memorial Service will take place Saturday December 13, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Easter Seals or the Bay City Salvation Army.

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Oza Frank Brown

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

 

     Oza passed away Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Country Square AFC home, age 88.  He was born August 10, 1926 in Bay City to the late George S. and Estella A. (Paul) Brown.  He married Eve Grull and she predeceased him in 1982.  He was a veteran of WWII and served his country with the Merchant Marines and the US Army.  Oza was employed for over forty years with the New York Central and Grand Trunk Rail Roads and was a life member of the Wenona Lodge #256 Free and Accepted Masons.  Oza was instrumental in the establishment of the Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum in Rogers City, where for all of his contributions there is a wonderful memorial to him on display.  He also enjoyed traveling from state to state to admire nature’s beauty.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.  Oza was predeceased by three brothers: James Paul (Gladys), William K. (Fern) and George (Joyce) Brown.

A Memorial Service for Oza, led by members of the Wenona Lodge #256 Free and Accepted Masons will be held Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Private inurnment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Wenona Lodge #256 Free and Accepted Masons.

Archie Vincent Wiedyk

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Wiedyk-photo051Archie V. Wiedyk age 84 was called home to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center – Hospice of Battle Creek.  He was born July 4, 1930 in Essexville, Michigan to the late William and Lomeda (LaForest) Wiedyk.  Archie married the former Irene Leonard December 26, 1951 in St. James Catholic Church.  She predeceased him April 4, 2009.  He served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Morley Brothers as a truck driver after many years of service.  Archie was a former member of St. Catherine of Sienna Parish – St. Vincent DePaul Church and belonged to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America.  Archie enjoyed fishing and being “captain” of his boat.  He also was known to enjoy a good ice cream cone and a coca-cola.

 

Surviving are two children; Arthur V. Wiedyk, Julie (Sandy) Backos, five grandchildren; Heather (Michael) Kellogg, Bryan (Rachel) Wiedyk, Matthew (Arika) Nicol, Donald (Elizabeth) Backos, Emily (Scott) Moorhead, fourteen great-grandchildren, one brother, Norman (Irene) Wiedyk and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by three brothers and a sister.

 

A Memorial Service will take place Friday, November 28, 2014 at 12 noon from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate with inurnment in Calvary Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Bay County Veteran’s Council.

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