Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Zachary Ishmael Charles Nicholas

Monday, September 30th, 2013

nicholas-photo355Zac went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 28, 2013 where he was met at the Eastern Gate by his father Jackie “Jack” Leroy Nicholas and his two grandmothers, Agnes Campbell and Donna Faye Cobb.  Zachary Ishmael Charles Nicholas was born April 25, 1988 in Wilmington, N.C.


Surviving are his four children; Alijo, Hunter, Tylergarett, Selena Elizabeth Rose and his special friend, Cassandra Jacobs.  Also surviving is his mother, Gerri (Campbell) Nicholas, his grandparents, Charles Campbell Sr. and his wife Donna, five brothers and five sisters; Troy (Jackie) Nicholas, Tanja Nicholas, Heidi (Michael) VanHorn, Jessie (Kurtis) Norton, SaraBrooke (Jerrod), Holly, Adam, Westonlee, Austin Nicholas and Logan.  He leaves four nieces, three nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.


Funeral and committal service will take place Wednesday October 2, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Zac’s uncle Pastor Charles F. Campbell Jr. will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 12 noon until time of service.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Bay Valley Christian Church the Zachary Nicholas Funeral Fund.

Pamela F. Schlicker

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

schlicker-photo351Pamela Schlicker age 58 passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Brittany Manor Nursing Home.  She was born July 22, 1955 in Winter Haven Florida.  Pam enjoyed sharing her Indian heritage with family and friends.


Surviving are three children; Tim Schlicker Jr., Autumn Yanna, Vena Moreau, fifteen grandchildren; Tim III, Trevor, Alicia, Kyle, Hayley, Morgan, Elijah, Jaylyn, Keelee, Brooklynn, Joslyn, Dakota, Mackenzie, Payton and Taygon.  Also surviving is her mother and step-father, Sarah & Terry Perdon, two sisters and a brother; Peggy (Wayne) Schmidt, Bill (Bev) VanWell, Donna (Rick) Thornton and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father, William Vaughn, a grandson, Keaghon, two sisters, Debbie Dodd & Shirley and her great-grandmother Marie Thompson.


Funeral and committal service will take place Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Richard D. Starr will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.


Leonard Anthony Jeske

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Kawkawlin, Michigan


Mr. Leonard Anthony Jeske passed away Friday evening, September 20, 2013, at his home.  Age 82 years.  He was born in Kawkawlin Township on June 13, 1931 to the late Michael and Isabelle (Jozwiak) Jeske and was married to the late Joan Obermiller who passed away in 1998.  Leonard was a carpenter by trade and was a builder and contractor before his retirement.  Mr. Jeske was a proud member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and a member of the Carpenters Local 116, Knights of Columbus Council 4102 and AMVETS Post 22.  Leonard was a proud veteran and served his country with the US Marine Corps.


Surviving are four children Barbara (Michael) LeVasseur, Mark Allan (Rhonda) Jeske, Connie (Hamdi) Rammal and Michael Frederick (Barb) Jeske, eleven grandchildren: Christina, Anthony, Olivia, Madeline, Sophia, Adam, Victoria, Austin, Helena, Abigale and Lucas and two great grandchildren, Alexandria and Ava Lynn.  Leonard is also survived by four sisters: Irene Chosay, Delphine Witucki, Jean Ahler and JoAnn Laur.


The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Patrick M. Jankowiak at St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.   Interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 9:00 a.m.  A Parish Vigil Service for Leonard will take place Monday at 7:00 p.m., followed immediately by a Knights of Columbus Bible presentation. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to the wishes of the Jeske family.

Charles R. Miller

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Essexville, Michigan


Charles (Chuck) Miller passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Toni & Trish House in Auburn, MI, at the age of 88. The son of the late Charles A. and Gladys (Burrows) Miller, Chuck was born October 3, 1924 in Detroit, MI. He moved to Bay City as a child and lived there for many years. In 1990 he moved to Rose City, MI where he resided until relocating to Essexville in 2005.

A veteran of World War II, Chuck was a well-read man with a great love for literature. He was a self-employed carpenter who took enormous pride in his work. All his life, Chuck was an independent thinker with strongly held opinions (and a fearless way of expressing them). He also possessed a wonderful, unique sense of humor.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps

            It is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to

the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

Henry David Thoreau

Chuck is survived by his two sons, Lon Miller (Karen) of Ft. Collins, CO and Michael Miller (Patricia) of Santa Cruz, CA; by his granddaughter, Mina Miller, of London, England; by his former wife, loving friend and longtime companion, Crystal Miller, of Essexville; by Crystal’s children, Gerald (Jill), Jackie (John), Darla and Glenda(Bill); by his sisters, Laura Beauchamp, Helen Brothers, Barbara Van Laan, Mildred Gingrich, and Nancy Thom; by many nieces and nephews; and by friends too numerous to mention, especially his friends and neighbors from Rose City.

In addition to his parents, Chuck was pre-deceased by his brother, Dick Miller, and his sister, Betty Green.

Cremation has taken place. At Chuck’s request, no memorial service will be held at the Squires Funeral Home. The family would like to thank the staff of McLaren Bay Region and especially everyone at Toni & Trish House in Auburn. Anyone considering an expression of sympathy is asked to consider contributing to Toni & Trish House or McLaren Hospice Services.

George J. Gotowka Jr.

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

gotowka-photo326George J. Gotowka Jr. passed away Wednesday August 28, 2013 at the Carriage House age 90 years.  He was born March 22, 1923 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late George Sr. and Martha (Ryba) Gotowka.  George married the former Velma L. Graham August 12, 1944 in Saginaw.  He was a business owner for over 68 years where he owned and operated Goodwill Cleaners and later the Goddeyne Plumbing and Heating.  George was a member of the P.L.A.V. and enjoyed archery, tennis and was an avid fisherman and dog lover.


Surviving besides his wife Velma he leaves three children; Cheryl (Dean) Stratton, Gary (Sharon) Gotowka, Terry (Cheryl) Gotowka, six grandchildren; Chris Stratton & his fiancée Katie Stevens, Jason (Melissa) Stratton, Adam Stratton, Tyler (Emily) Gotowka, Austin & Mike Gotowka and a great-granddaughter; Elliette Stratton.  Also surviving is a sister in-law and brother in-law; Donna Greening, Louis Graham and his favorite companions; Hunter and Bella.  He was predeceased by a sister, Rosemary George.


Funeral Service will take place Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Fr. James G. Heller will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. and on Friday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Mary R. Smith

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

smith-photo324Mary went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on August 27, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region Hospital with her family by her side.  She was born on June 28, 1923 in Pinconning, Michigan.  Mary married Max Smith on August 4, 1947 and they shared 58 years together until Max passed away on April 11, 2005.  Mary loved her family, friends and was very involved in her church throughout her life.  She was a former Red Cross Volunteer and a member of the Bay City Women’s Aglow for 35 years.   She taught Bible Study classes in women’s homes for many years.  She will be remembered for her prayers and encouragement to anyone in need.  She also had a special gift for making flower arrangements.


Surviving family members include a son Kenneth (Carol) Smith, and a daughter, Gayle (William) LaRoche;  three granddaughters, Carrie LaRoche-Sinay and her husband John, Alicia LaRoche and Melissa LaRoche;  six great-grandchildren, Laken Sheridan, Nevaeh LaRoche, Griffin Sinay, Braiden Dinan, Alerah LaRoche, and baby Owen Dinan;  three sister-in-laws, Isabel Byrne, Eleanor Byrne, and Joan (Bob) Kern.  In addition to her husband Max, Mary was predeceased by a daughter, Diane Smith, in 1952, her parents, Richard and Lucy Byrne, five brothers;  Vigil, Woodrow, Eugene, Edwin and Joseph Byrne.


Funeral Service will take place Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 12 noon from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Tom Dinan will officiate with private burial in Oak  Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call on the family on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 10:00 until time of service at 12 noon.


The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Carriage House for their excellent care of Mary over the last three years.  She loved everyone there like family.  Special thanks to her dear friend Pat Draves for her love, loyalty and prayers.