Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

June Alice Voisine

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan 


Mrs. Voisine, age 84 passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities.  June was born June 27, 1933 to the late Robert and      Alice (Dishaw) Bickham and has lived in Bay City her entire life.  She married her soulmate Ronald J. Voisine on August 25, 1956 and he predeceased her on July 8, 2015.  They lived and loved for 58 wonderful years together.  Together they raised their five children who are surviving: Mark (Gloria) Voisine, Shari (Bob) Stroope, Bob Voisine, Janet (Tom) Peterson and Nannette (Eric) Welter, ten grandchildren: Jeremy (Kristin) LaRoche, Erica (fiancé Pat) Voisine, Josh (fiancée Krystal) Voisine, Craig (Hollie) LaRoche, Samantha (Garrett) Neitzel, Amanda (Evan) Toyzan, Rachel (Marc) Roedel, Hannah, Hope and Halle Welter, six great grandchildren: Lesley, Isabella, Leah, Destiny and Kaidence LaRoche and Lennox Neitzel.  Also, surviving are her siblings: Joyce Louchardt, Bob (Betty) Bickham, Bill (Peggy) Bickham, a brother in-law Fred Voisine and a sister in-law Carol Bickham.  June was predeceased by her siblings, Mike Bickham and Mary Palmer, brothers in-law, Loyd Palmer and Jim Louchardt and a sister in-law Sue Campbell.

June loved many things in life, with family and animals being the most important to her.  She leaves behind her loving animals, her beloved dog Maude and cat Pollyanna whom she treated like her children.  June loved flowers and could keep a poinsettia alive until the following Easter with pride.  She had an infectious smile and personality that would light up the entire room.

A Celebration of her life will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate and private inurnment will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 to 7:00 pm.

The Voisine family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Caretel Rehabilitation Center for their compassion and patience.

Frank M. Tomaszewski

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved father, grandfather and friend too many who knew him passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 86.  Frank was born September 11, 1930 in Bay City to the late Michael and Helen (Malowinski) Tomaszewski.  He married Lois P. Wilson on November 27, 1954 in Holy Trinity Church and she predeceased him on March 10, 2015.  Frank worked for the City of Bay City, Water Department and retired after more than 40 years of dedicated service.  He was a faithful and devoted member of Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, where he help run the St. Vincent DePaul Society – St. Mary’s Food Pantry with his wife Lois.  Frank enjoyed playing with his dog Buddy and sharing stories with his friends over a cold beer or two.

Surviving is his daughter Linda Hildebrant, one granddaughter Mikayla Hildebrant, one great grandson Jayce, one sister in-law Barbara Jaynes, a nephew Roger (Michelle) Jaynes, great nieces and nephews: Jennifer, Greg, Karrie, Kyle and a very good friend Tom Pawlak.  Frank was predeceased by four brothers: Floyd (Val), George (Bertha), Al (Tina), twin brother Joe (Frances) and Adam, two sisters, Marie (Alex) and Lottie and a brother in-law Gary Jaynes.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Monday after 10:00 am.  There will be a Parish Vigil Service for Frank on Sunday at 7:00 pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”  To honor and continue Frank’s legacy, please bring in a non-perishable food item during visitation to go to St. Mary’s Food Pantry.

Lila M. Beiser (Brownlee)

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all who knew her passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Auburn Fields Assisted Living, age 86.  Lila was born January 24, 1931 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late William and Veronica (Kloha) Arnold.  She married Carl E. Beiser on April 28, 1951 and he predeceased her on August 1, 1981.  Lila later married Glenn E. Brownlee and he predeceased her on December 10, 2007.  Lila retired on November 22, 2005 from Monitor Township as their Fire Dispatcher and receptionist after several years of dedicated service.  She was an avid Detroit Tigers Fan and enjoyed playing bingo and handing out Dum Dum suckers to the great grandchildren.

Surviving are seven children: Ronnie (Randy) Bingham, Connie (Bob) Booth, Patsy (Wayne) Courier, Thomas (Mary) Beiser, Kim (Deb) Beiser, Linda (Tom Horschig) Beiser and Pam (Todd) Schweitzer, three step daughters, 31 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and one sister in-law Jane Arnold.  Lila was predeceased by a great grandson Beau Snyder, one brother Dennis Arnold and three sisters: Floraine DePrekel, Luella Bissonette and Betty Parent.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Matt W. Place will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens 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 “Family Wishes.”

The family would like to thank all the staff at Huron Nursing Center and Auburn Fields Assisted Living for their kind and compassionate care they gave Lila and her entire family.

Donald W. Rogers, DDS

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


     Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, age 85.  Dr. Rogers was born June 27, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Oliver and Grace (Heidelmeyer) Rogers.  He completed his undergraduate studies in 1955 and then went on to achieve his doctorate in dentistry in 1958 from the University of Detroit.  Dr. Rogers married the love of his life Sally A. Grant-Redden at the Angelica Lutheran Church in Allen Park, Michigan on September 26, 1959 and she survives him.  After Sally and Donald married, he practiced in Detroit from 1959 to 1965.  They then moved away from Detroit and started his own dental practice in Pigeon, Michigan where he worked until his retirement in 2000.  While living in Pigeon he was a member of Cross Lutheran Church until moving to Bay City where they became members of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church.  He was also a member of the Lions Club in Pigeon, the Pigeon Village Council, life member of both the American Dental Association and the Michigan Dental Association.  Dr. Rogers was always known to dress in his best and sharpest clothes, even when he was cutting his grass on his John Deere tractor.  He enjoyed old cars but most importantly he loved and cherished every moment he could with his family.

Surviving besides his wife Sally is one daughter Susan (Gordon) Hoffman, one son Robert (Lori) Rogers, five grandchildren: Kayla (Matthew) Livingston, Brad (fiancée, Christine Demane), Nathan (Kaylee), Nolan (Ryan), and Allie Rogers, one great grandson Landon Livingston, two brothers in-law, Robert (Pamela) Redden and Rick (Nicole) Utykanski, one sister in-law Karen Redden, many nieces and nephews.  Dr. Rogers was predeceased by his son Donald Scott Rogers, one brother Kenneth (Patricia) Rogers, mother and father in-law, Clarice and W. Arthur Redden, one brother in-law James Redden and a sister in-law Jill Utykanski.

The Funeral Service for Dr. Rogers will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 11:00 am at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, 501 S. Catherine Street, Bay City, MI 48706.  Pastor Andreas Teich will officiate and private inurnment will be in Glen Eden Memorial Park at a later date.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Saturday after 10:00 am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Cross Lutheran Church in Pigeon or Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Beverly A. Post

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved mother, grandmother and sister passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Red Oaks AFC home, age 64.  Beverly was born September 4, 1952 in Lincoln, Michigan to the late Jack and Margot (Ford) London.  She enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Surviving are three children: Wayne Post II, Thomas (Penny) Post and Kari Post, their father Wayne Post, a special niece and nephew Beverly treated as one of her own children, Paul Howe and Dawn Revord, six grandchildren: Rylee and Bailey Howard, Trevor Post, Brian Hacker, Logan and Megan Post, one sister Tracy Hoots, four brothers: Mike (Debbie), Tim (Marhea), David and Steve London, several other nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service for Beverly will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Mary Jo Stokoe

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Midland, Michigan

Stokoe pic893Mary Jo Stokoe passed away peacefully the evening of Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Brittany Manor in Midland, Michigan with loving family by her side, age 65 years.  Mary Jo was born in Bay City, Michigan on February 4, 1952 to the late Edward J. and Katherine M. (Schumann) Stokoe.  She graduated from Handy High School in 1970 and was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s Church of Bay City.  She was the first Housemother for Litchfield House where she loved working with individuals with disabilities. So kind, loving, and playful was her personality that one time she helped bring Christmas to a family in need.  Another time she planted enough bulbs in a tulip garden so that all the children in her neighborhood could have at least one.  Mary Jo treasured music.  She played the organ and possessed a beautiful singing voice.  She was a member of Handy High School’s Choir while in high school, wrote her own songs, and often sang for weddings.  Left behind to cherish her memory are her sisters, Kay (George) Baranek and Anne (Richard) Watkins; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and an aunt, Mrs. Geraldine Beson.  Besides her parents, Mary Jo was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Louise Reaume.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Andrew D. Booms will celebrate Mass with interment in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at church on Thursday after 10:00 a.m.  A Parish Vigil Service will be held Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Special Olympics Michigan or Blessed Sacrament Parish.