Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Wayne T. Abram, Sr.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Essexville, Michigan

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Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, son and brother passed away at home Thursday, January 29, 2015 with his family by his side, age 57.  The son of Adelbert “Mick” and Barbara (Kato) Abram he was born February 9, 1957 in Bay City and has lived in the area all his life.  Wayne married JoAnne E. Coppinger in 1998 and she survives him.  He graduated from John Glenn High School in 1976 and was employed with Kawkawlin Church Furniture for over 38 years.  Wayne enjoyed  hunting, fishing, wood working, watching sports, country westerns and the occasional trip or two casino .

Surviving besides his wife, JoAnne are his children: Wayne T. (Nikki) Abram, Jr., Michelle Abram, Bobbi Jo (Juan) Rodriguez, Theresa (Scott) McNally and Clayton Tebedo, sixteen grandchildren, one great grandson, his father and mother, Mick and Barbara Abram, one brother, Mitch (Tina) Abram, three sisters: Debra (Randy) Smith, Kathy (Scott) Kloha and Rhonda (Ken) Smith, two sister in-laws, Julie (Terry) Wilson and Karen (Kenny) Sylvester and special family members, Todd (Stephanie) Bedell and Shawn Burzynski.  Wayne was predeceased by his mother and father in-law, Shirley and Clayton Coppinger and his aunt and uncle, Margaret (Jim) Bedell.

The Funeral Service will be held Monday, February 2, 2015 at 12:00noon from the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Mark Montei of Essexville Baptist Church will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 to 7:00pm and Monday after 11:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”  www.squiresfuneralhome.com

Margaret A. Lesperance

Friday, January 30th, 2015

lesperanceMargaret A. Lesperance was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 30, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her family age 96.  She was born June 17, 1918 in Portsmouth Twp.to the late Fred and Virginia (Neering) Wainwright.  Margaret graduated from Central Michigan University with her teaching degree and taught school at Hughes School and later was the Principal there before retiring in 1975 after 35 years of service. She married Edward E. Lesperance December 28, 1946 in St. James Church.  He predeceased her April 18, 1995.  Margaret was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John the Evangelist Church and the Altar Society.  She was a member of Central Michigan Alumni.  Margaret enjoyed golfing, spending time with her family especially her nieces and nephews.

 

Surviving are two brothers; Joseph (Vera) Wainwright, George (Nancy) Wainwright, three sister’s in-law; Betty DesJardins, Lucille Lesperance, Jeannie Lesperance and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was predeceased by four sisters and two brothers; Winifred (Frank) Adamouski, Mary (James) Finn, Dorothy (Norbert) VanOchten, Aileen (Richard) Shepp, John (Ellen) Wainwright, Frederick J. Wainwright.

 

The family would like to thank the staff especially Sue Groulx her favorite aide at Brookdale Sterling House, the staff at McLaren Bay Region and Hospice and Dr. Dandamudi and Dr. Cherukuri for their wonderful and compassionate care given to Margaret.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday February 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John the EvangelistChurch.  Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with private burial in St.PatrickCemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Margaret at 7:00 p.m. Sunday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – St. John the EvangelistChurch.

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Rose M. Nowak

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

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      Rose passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Toni and Trish House, age 59.  She was born June 10, 1955 in Bay City to the late Clarence and Mazie (McLean) Schlicker.  Rose was employed at Lucia House Adult Foster Care and a member of People’s Baptist Church.

Rose is survived by three children: Medea Heilman, Candice (Troy) Bodrie and Garry (Brittany Hawes) Heilman, five grandchildren: Shyanne (Sam) Woods, Amethyst Chatfield, Jeremy Chatfield, Shalynn Bodrie and Rian Chatfield, two sisters, Cathy (Bobbie) Davis and Karen (John) Zolnierek, one sister in-law, Drenda Schlicker, several nieces and nephews.  Rose was predeceased by a brother Timothy Schlicker.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Daniel R. Hester will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 to 3:00pm.

Jennie E. Christian

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Auburn, Michigan

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     Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and sister passed away peacefully Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Auburn Fields Assisted Living, age 94.  She was born February 17, 1920 in Bay City to the late William and Luella (Bartreau) Gillespie.  Jennie married William Denver Christian in 1936 and he predeceased her in 1987.  She loved to play golf and did so until she was 80.  Jennie was an avid Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, traveling to the U.P., crossword puzzles, knitting and crochet.

Surviving is a daughter, Lois (Jerry) Krueger, one son Earl “Joe” (Cathy) Christian, fourteen grandchildren: Deb (Tom) Friebe, Harry (Barb) Wallaker, Steve (Kim) Wallaker, Barbara (Jeff) Bowlby, Joyce (Scott) Kellogg, Gar (Ann) Wallaker, Gary (Jody) Krueger, Dawn (Mike) Jeglic, Pam (Brian) Govitz, John (Chris) Christian, Jeff (Mallory) Christian, Shelly Christian, Susie Christian, Dave (Sabrina) Christian, 33 great grandchildren, 22 great great grandchildren, one great great great granddaughter, two sisters, Ruth Thorton and Sarah Russell and two sister in-laws, Joyce Christian and Beulah Mowbray.  Jennie was predeceased by one daughter, Janet (Harry, Sr.) Wallaker, one son, Denver “Bill” Christian and four brother in-laws: Don Thorton, Irvin Christian, Earl Christian and Tony Russell.

The Funeral Service and Rite of Committal will be held Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 11:00am at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Ron Benson will officiate and private interment will be in Gerrish Township Cemetery, Roscommon.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Tuesday after 10:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Jennie’s family would like to thank all the staff at Auburn Fields Assisted Living for their kind and compassionate care they gave Jennie and her family during her time there. 

Connie A. Rodabaugh

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Bay City, Michigan

(formerly of Flint)

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     Connie passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region, age 53.  The daughter of Ronald and Helen (Trobaugh) Rodabaugh she was born January 12, 1962 in Flint.  She was a healthcare provider for 20 years and attended Calvary Community Church in Flint.  Connie loved spending time with her nieces, nephews and family.  She was also fascinated over dolphins and their grace and beauty.

Surviving is her mother, Helen Mann and four siblings: Jona Milner, Timothy (Alisa) Rodabaugh, Ronette (James) Politte and Jimmy (Lori) Rodabaugh.  Connie was predeceased by her father Ronald E. Rodabaugh.

Cremation has taken place.  No services are scheduled at the Squires Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association.

Opal M. Richter (Reno)

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Kawkawlin, Michigan

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     Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister passed away Saturday, January 17, 2015 at McLaren Bay Region, age 82.  She was born July 28, 1932 in Bay City to the late Frank and Pearl (Lavrack) Reno.  Opal married Lyle Glenn Richter, Sr. on October 7, 1950 in Kawkawlin and he predeceased her on August 11, 2008.  She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and their Women’s Circle.  Opal enjoyed crossword puzzles, flowers, birds, cooking, camping and fishing.

Surviving are three children: Lyle Richter, Jr., Lonnie Glenn Richter and Terri Mae Richter, three grandchildren:  Jennifer (Jason) Galloner, Erik Richter and Kyle (Jessica) Richter, two great granddaughters, Autumn and Brianna, one brother, Ronnie (Faye) Reno, three sister in-laws: Sophie Reno, Lois (Edward) Goulet and Marlene K. (Merlin) Goulet and her dog, Lacey.  Opal was predeceased by five brothers: LaVern, Floyd, Francis, Gordon and Archie Reno, four sisters: Betty Jean (Richard) Borchardt, Hazel Reno, Irene (Wesley) Gittens, Louise Reno and one brother in-law, Charles William Richter.

The Funeral Service and Rite of Committal will be held Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 11:00am at the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Jeff Temple will officiate and private interment will be in Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Thursday after 10:00am.

The Richter family would like to give a special thanks to Norm and Linda and Nancy for their ongoing love.  They would also like to thank Carol and Janet and the staff at McLaren Bay Special Care and McLaren Bay Region for their kind and compassionate care they gave to Opal and their entire family.