Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Dennis Michael Lohr Jr.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Lohr-new photoDennis passed away suddenly Sunday, June 28, 2015 as a result of a car accident age 40 years.  He was born October 20, 1974 in Bay City.  Dennis was owner and operator of Dennis Lohr Unique Stone and Design.  He was a member of New Testament Bethel.  Dennis truly enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Bike, going mud bogging up north and was a true artist in flipping anything he could to make a dollar.  He loved to spend time with his family especially his children and nieces and nephews.  Surviving are three children; Alexious Lee Lohr, Christian Michael Lohr, Kaiden Michael Lohr, a step-daughter, Malorie Reno and his mother, June (Ballard) Lohr.  Also surviving is his brother and sister, David Eugene Lohr, Christina Marie Willette-Lohr, one nephew and a niece, Brenden & Kierstin Willette and many cousins and dear friends.  He was predeceased by his father, Dennis Michael Lohr Sr.   Funeral and committal service will take place Friday, July 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Dusty Ballard will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Florence Ann Grauherr (Morgan)

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

 

grauherr-photo212Florence went home peacefully to her Heavenly Father on Monday, June 29, 2015 at her home with her loving family by her side at the age of 68.  She was born February 23, 1947 in Bay City to the late Eli and Rosemary (Essex) Neveau.  She married Joseph P. Grauherr July 6, 1984 and he predeceased her October 3, 1984.  Florence truly enjoyed being outdoors where she could hunt and fish but most important of all was spending time with her family.  Surviving is one brother and a sister; Patrick (Cindi) Neveau, Mary Neveau & Mel Oleburg, five step-children; Joann (Phillip) Wazdrag, Geraldine Biermaker, Patrick (Ginger) Grauherr, Mitchell (Casey) Broom, Penny (Dave) Morris, a special nephew, Richard Grauherr and many other nieces, nephews and grandchildren.  She was predeceased by three brothers; Gary, Phillip and Leslie Neveau and a step-daughter, Donna Lee Grauherr.  Funeral Service will take place Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Rita Piccinni will officiate with private burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 7 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Joan L. Steinhoff

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 78.  She was born May 7, 1937 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Byron E. and Margaret E. (Roe) Moreau.  She graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1955 and enjoyed singing in the acappella choir there.  Joan married Levi S. Steinhoff on October 6, 1956 in St. Andrew’s Church in Saginaw and he survives her.  She began her career as a ward clerk at St. Mary’s Hospital and later transitioned into private home care.  She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church, Women’s Circle, Ladies’ Auxiliary and volunteered for the funeral luncheons.  Joan was a charter member and first President of the Ladies Auxiliary at the Knights of Columbus Council #414 and in her earlier years was a member of the Eastern Star.  Joan made the best chocolate chip cookies. pasty maker, baker and homemaker.  When the children were home she was very involved in their PTA and activities at school and every election season you would find Joan working the polls at Dorland School.  She loved football, college or professional it really did not matter but her favorite team was the Detroit Lions.

Surviving besides her husband Levi are four daughters: Debra Sellars, Linette (Gary Chuhran) Neumeyer, Mary (Patrick) McKellip and Alice (Frank) Karpinski, her precious dog, Lola, eleven grandchildren: Richard (Heather) Neumeyer II, David (Tiara) Gerard, Sari (Bryan) Custer, Wesley (Darcee Lynch) Gerard, Ali, Youssef Elghoul, Levi, Frank II, and Anthony Karpinski, Zayn and Mohammed Alaoui, nine great grandchildren: Richard III, Rylee, Jacklin, Meagan, Ayden, Victoria, Carson, Harper and Harlee, sisters and brothers in-law and many nieces and nephews.  Joan was predeceased by three brothers: Robert, Charles and John “Jack” Moreau, a sister, Marcia Jaster and a son in-law, Craig Sellars.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Peace Parish-St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and entombment will be in St. Patrick Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Thursday after 10:00 am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Joan will be held Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or Diabetes Association.

Russell F. Wachowski

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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Russell passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region, age 62.  He was born August 21, 1952 in Bay City to the late Edmund and Barbara (Lewis) Wachowski.  Russell married Sherry A. Russell on September 1, 1973 and she survives him.  He was a Vietnam veteran and served his country with the US Marine Corps.  He was employed with Dow Bay City and later retired from SC Johnson.  Russell enjoyed video games, casino trips, golf, bowling, traveling and sports, especially the Detroit Tigers and Lions.  He loved making memories with his family and looked forward to spending time with his grandsons.

Surviving besides his wife Sherry are two daughters, Lisa Wachowski and Melissa (Greg Kish) Wachowski, two grandsons, Franklin and Cameron Kish, three brothers and two sisters: Randy (Suzanne) Wachowski, Ray (Colleen) Wachowski, Pam (Ron) Blondin, Becky VanParis and Roger Wachowski.  Russell was predeceased by a sister in-law, Pradub Wachowski.

The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Kenneth J. Pigott

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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     Our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away Monday, June 8, 2015 at Toni & Trish House with his family by his side, age 69.  Ken was born October 20, 1945 in Bay City to the late Gervase and Louise F. (Czyzewski) Pigott.  He married Kathleen Ann Sniecinski on July 4, 1967 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and she survives him.  Ken was a Sargent with the US Air Force and was honorably discharged after four years of service.  After 37 years, Ken retired from Powertrain in Bay City on April 1, 2005 as a general foreman.  He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  He enjoyed playing smear, traveling, walking on the rail trail, working with stained glass making sun-catchers and to referee high school football before his health would not permit it.  Ken loved sharing milk shakes with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He also made his best effort to attend every school function, sporting event and extra-curricular activity his grandchildren had no matter the location.

Surviving besides his wife Kathleen are three children: Jeff (Karin) Pigott, Trevor (Michelle) Pigott and Stacey (Mike) Smith, six grandchildren: Jonathan and Nicholas Pigott, Kayla, Michael, Morgan and Nolan Smith, two step-grandchildren, Eric Jones and Angela (Tony) Rogers, one step-great daughter, Anna Grace Rogers, one brother, Timothy (Patricia) Pigott, sisters and brothers in-law: Gelene Pigott, Frank (Christine) Sniecinski, Cynthia (Alfred) Letson and Alan (Connie) Sniecinski, many nieces and nephews.  Ken was predeceased by a brother, Terrance Pigott.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will celebrate Mass and military honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will follow Mass in the plaza outside of church.  Private inurnment will be at a later date in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Saturday after 9:00 am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Ken will be held Friday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Toni & Trish House.

Robert C. Willey

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Willey-photo180Bob passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region age 53 years.  He was born July 20, 1961 in Bay City.  Bob served our country in the U.S. Marine Corp. and retired as a welder.  He enjoyed fishing and taking bike rides.  Surviving are two children; Stefanie (Aguilar) Knoerr and her husband Ross, Brandon Willey, mother and step-father, Edie and Al Ousterhout, three sisters and a brother.  He was predeceased by his father Robert B. Willey.  Funeral service will take place Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Linda Studniarz will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4 – 6 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.  www.squiresfuneralchapel.com