Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Carolyn E. LaPan

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

LaPan=photoCarolyn E. LePan age 74 was called home by her Lord on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her family.  She was born October 2, 1940 in Bay City to the late Gustave and Elmira (Chase) Bakus.  She married Peter E. LePan and he predeceased her in 1986.  Carol enjoyed scrap booking, decorating for the holidays but most of all spending time with family and friends.

 

Surviving are two sons; Charles D. and Dennis LaPan, four grandchildren; Joshua, Felicia, Katrina, Dennis Jr. LaPan, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by two daughters; Debra and Gloria LaPan and one sister, Gloria Court.

 

Funeral Service will take place Thursday October 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Jodie Ellis will officiate.   Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Paul L. Brissette

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Brissette, Paul L.

Bay City, Michigan

 

brissette-customphotonewspaper038Long time Bay City resident, Paul L. Brissette, 81, passed away Saturday, October 25, 2014 in comfort and peace at Sheffield Bay Assisted Living.  He was surrounded with love of family and friends.  Paul was born on February 11, 1933, the son of the late Paul H. and Johanna (Kusmierz) Brissette.

Paul married JoAnn H. Petoskey on July 14, 1956 and together they had six children; Kimberly Brissette (Amy Rushman), Melissa (Mark) Dwyer, Paul (Lori) Brissette, Heidi (Craig) Kokaly, Fred (Anne) Brissette and Heather (John) Jatczak.  Joann predeceased him in March of 1976.  Paul then married Rosemary Dean on October 25, 1977 and became stepfather to Linda Divo (David Aumann), Alan Divo, Andy (Angie) Divo and Jackie (Rusty) Bissonette.   Rosemary predeceased him in February of 2010.  In addition to his children, he is survived by and will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Megan, Sara and Matthew Dwyer; Zachary and Lindsey Brissette and Lauren (Justin) Greenfield;  Isaac and Jacob Kokaly; Kendrick, Kyle and JoAnn Brissette; Hayden and Olivia Jatczak; Eric Divo; Adam, Zach and Andrew Divo and Rebecca Bissonette.  Great-grandaughter Ava Divo.

Paul is survived by a sister, Lois (James) Berthiaume and a brother Ralph (Shirley) Brissette.  He is predeceased by a brother James (Suzanne) Brissette.

Paul was the owner of Brissette’s 6-12 Inc. which has been family owned and operated for more than four generations.

Paul served in the United States Air Force from 1952-1956 where he ranked Airman 1st class as well as served in the Army Reserve.  Service to his country and his community was something Paul held in high regard.  This was evident by his commitment and many years serving as a Bay County Commissioner for the Democratic Party, MBS Airport Commission, Waste Water Treatment Commission and his Bay Metro Board membership where Paul was the recipient of the Governors’ Award.   Paul was also a member of the Bay City Lions Club, Knights of Columbus Council 414 and the Fraternal Order of Police.   Paul was also instrumental in the development and building of the Bay County Ice Arena.

Paul enjoyed spending time with family and friends and especially enjoyed supporting his beloved Fighting Irish and Detroit Redwings.  He was also an avid fisherman, hunter and pilot.  His kindness and generosity toward others, sense of humor and original one-liners will be missed and fondly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the care givers of Harmony Hall at Sheffield Bay who took wonderful care of Paul, giving him continuous care and love.   The family would also like to extend a thank you to the care givers of Americans Hospice Care.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s Church.  Concelebrating the Mass will be Fr. Patrick Jankowiak and Fr. Steve Gavit followed by Military Honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Paul at 7:00 p.m. Monday. Those planning and expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Peace Parish or The Boy and Girls Club of Bay County.

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Kris Ray Finkbeiner

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

finkbeiner-photoKris Ray Finkbeiner age 44 was born November 27, 1969 in Bay City to Larry and Nancy Finkbeiner.

Surviving are two sons; Kolin and Chase Finkbeiner, a sister, Kelly (Eric) Everson and three nephews; Kendall, Cole, Carson and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Kris was an outdoorsmen who loved to hunt and fish.  He was predeceased by his grandparents, Irvin and Myrtle Finkbeiner and was united in the hands of his grandma, Frieda on October 20, 2014.

A private funeral service took place.  Deacon Mike Arnold officiated.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Beverly Jean Wagner

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Beverly passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at MediLodge of Sterling, age 78.  She was born January 8, 1936 in Bay City to the late Joseph Paul and Grace Veronica (Poirier) LaLone.  She married Richard A. Wagner Sr. in 1957 and he predeceased her on July 17, 2014.  Beverly was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church and enjoyed bingo, crossword puzzles, playing cards, puzzles, old time country music and to read, especially her Harlequin Romance Novels.

Surviving are ten children; Anthony Wagner, Jeanne (Jack) Irwin, Janine Bartolino, Maryann (Francisco) Alvarado, Theresa (Stanley) Mansfield, Brian (Patricia) Wagner, Angela Sprague, Cecelia (Donald) Jidas, Tammy (Clare) Sprague, Thomas (Jeri) Wagner, twenty one grandchildren, thirty-two and a half great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving is seven sisters: June Thompson, Dixie LaLone, Pat Brandt, Marj Chamberlain, Sharon (Paul) Vinson, Sis Gilbert and Kitty (Danny) Frank, one brother, Butch (JoAnn) LaLone, three sister in-laws: Jin Natoniewski, Beverly LaLone, Ginny, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Beverly was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Wagner Jr., three brothers: Bud, Rod and Ted LaLone and a brother in-law, Anthony Natoniewski.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church.  Fr. Rick Filary will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Thursday after 9:00am.  Members of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish will pray the Rosary Wednesday at 2:00pm, followed later by a Parish Vigil Service for Beverly at 7:00pm.  Those considering an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund.

Daniel Allen McGuire

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

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Daniel passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his residence, age 59.  The son of Edward J. and Betty Jane (Charbonneau) McGuire he was born on May 11, 1955 in Bay City and has lived in the area all his life.  Daniel was a dry Waller most of his life and was currently employed with Monitor Sugar and the Tri-City Ice Hawks.  He enjoyed trying his luck at casinos and browsing on his computer.

Surviving is his mother, Betty Boyce, six sisters and one brother: Bonnie (Phillip) Burzynski, Colleen (Art) Dore Jr., Mary (Andy) McGuire-Kolak, Kathleen King, Patricia (Ken) Leppek, Micki McGuire and Edward (Robyn) Nowak, several nieces, nephews and Dan’s special friend of ten years, Kathy Doyen.  Dan was predeceased by his father, Edward J. McGuire a nephew, Robert C. Dore, a brother in-law, Kirk King, a great nephew, Demarcus King Jr. and a uncle, Joseph Finn.

The Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “family wishes.”

Anna R. Casper (Ayala)

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

casper-photo752Anna R. Casper age 91 was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region.   She was born January 4, 1923 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Herman and Philomena (Alliegro) Ayala.  She married Herman “Pete” Casper May 11, 1946 in Bay City.  He predeceased her January 8, 1988.  Anna was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s Church, the Altar Society and a former member of the St. Anthony Circle.   She enjoyed bowling and truly loved spending time with her family.

 

Surviving are seven children; Susan (Larry) Willyard, Judith (Robert) Wisniewski, Donald (Mary), Ronald (Barbara), Peter (Cathi), Stephen (Michelle), James (Karen) Casper, fourteen grandchildren; Crystal, Angela, John, Bobby, Kate, Emily, Matt, Mike, Ashley, Cassidy, Courtney, Jenny, Chelsea, Gina, three step-grandchildren; Ishmael, Rakan, Zach, five great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving is one brother and a sister; Frank Ayala and Evelyn Sharrow.  She was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce Casper, three brothers and a sister; George (Janet) Ayala,” Little” Joe Ayala, Roy (Marge) Ayala, Mary (Court) Klopp, Brother’s in-law and sister’s in-law; Anne Henry, Josephine (Chet) Gwizdala, Wally (Lylah) Casper, Joseph (Julie) Casper and Gerald Sharrow.

 

Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. from Our Lady of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery.  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 Anna at 7:00 p.m. Sunday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Our Lady of Peace Food Pantry or Family Wishes.

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