Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Velma L. Gotowka

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Gotewka-photoVelma L. Gotowka our angel was called home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Heritage Hill Assisted Living, surrounded by her family, at the age of 91.  She was born May 28, 1923 in St. Louis, Michigan, to the late Clifford and Florence (Carmen) Graham.  She married George Gotowka, August 12, 1944, in Saginaw.  He predeceased her August 28, 2013.  Velma worked at Fanny Farmer for many years.  She along with her husband were owners and operators of Goodwill Cleaners and later the Goddeyne Plumbing and Heating Company, which is now owned by their son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sharon Gotowka.  Velma enjoyed her flower garden and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

 

Surviving are three children; Cheryl (Dean) Stratton, Gary (Sharon) Gotowka and Terry (Cheryl) Gotowka.  Also surviving are six grandchildren; Chris (Katie) Stratton, Jason (Melissa) Stratton, Adam Stratton, Mike Gotowka, Tyler (Emily) Gotowka, Austin Gotowka and friend Jenna Michael.  Two great-grandchildren, Elliette & Talon Stratton and two more on the way.  Velma also leaves a sister, Donna Greening.  She was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Lewis & Lois Graham and a brother-in-law, Don Greening.

 

Funeral Service will take place Thursday, October 16, 2014 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 Wednesday, from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. and on Thursday after 10:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer Foundation or family wishes.

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Leroy C. Hill

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

hillobitphoto023Leroy C. Hill passed away Wednesday October 8, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family age 65 years.  He was born December 1, 1948 in Bay City to the late Fred L. and Donna (Hartley) Hill.  Lee married the former Nannette Mary LeVasseur March 11, 1975 in Holy Trinity Church and she survives him.  He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp. and worked many years for R.W.C. before retiring.  Lee was a member of the American Legion Post # 239 and the United Steel Workers Union.  He truly enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing, camping and gardening.

 

Surviving besides his wife Nan he leaves three daughters; Sandra (Frank) Aloia, Amanda (Cyrus) Fisher, Ryanne (Dustin) Griffith, two foster children; Megan King, Lisa (Tony) Abbott and six grandchildren; Faith Aloia, Daniel, Joseph, Evelyn & Claire Fisher and Nadia Griffith.  Also surviving are four step-brothers and two step-sisters; Mary Beth (Bill) VanTol, Patrick (Patricia) Ford, Richard (Betty) Ford, Mike (Karen) Ford, Dave (Lynn) Fisher and Sally (Bradley) Lewis.  He was predeceased by one sister and a brother, Sandra Ann Hill and John Hill.

 

Funeral Service will take place Monday, October 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will conduct the service with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Monday after 10:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Wounded Warrrior Project.

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Larry F. Welchner

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Essexville, Michigan

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Larry passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region after a lengthy illness, age 46.  The son of Richard F. and Lucille A. (Haag) Welchner he was born October 5, 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Larry married Brenda A. Baker on July 16, 2010 and she survives him.  Larry went to grade school at St. John Lutheran School in Kilmanagh, Michigan and graduated from Lakers High School in Pigeon.  Larry was a member of Faith Church of the Nazarene in Bay City and enjoyed watching football, especially the New Orleans Saints and the Great Lakes Loons baseball.  Larry loved spending time with his family and believed strongly in keeping family gatherings a priority in his life.

Surviving is his wife Brenda, seven children: Jennifer Thorn, Gracie Peters, Johnathan (Nichol) Welchner, Brittany Welchner, Brandin Welchner, Matthew LaPan and Kalissa Welchner, five step-children: Steven Baker, Tina Morse, Jonathan Morse, Crystal Morse and Justin Morse, three grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, his parents, Richard and Lucille Welchner, two brothers, Richard (Melissa) Welchner and Ricky (Connie) Welchner, one sister, Toni Bolzman, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 12:00noon at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Dwight Kingsbury will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of services.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

John Edwin Raymond Jr.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

John E. Raymond Jr. passed away Wednesday October 8, 2014 at Covenant Health Care-Cooper age 78 years.  He was born July 5, 1936 in Princess Anne, Maryland to the late John E. Jr. and Alma Jean (Lee) Raymond.  He married the former Virginia F. Long April 23, 1953 and she survives him.  John served his country in the U.S. Army and worked at WBOC Television Station in Salisbury, MD. for many years before retiring.

 

Surviving besides his wife Virginia he leaves four children; Brenda (Michael) Ventura, Lisa (Andrew) Laymon, Joan (Donald) Gilboy, Jocelyn (Jeff) Disharoon, five grandchildren; Michael Ventura, Corin (Ernest) Spencer, Cory Ventura, April Baker and Lauralee Vigeant.  Also surviving are two brothers; Terry (Janice) Raymond and Ralph (Sherrie) Raymond.

 

Funeral Service will take place at a later time with the Hinman Funeral Home – 11673 Somerset Ave. Princess Anne, MD.  21853

 

Local arrangement are in care of the Squires Funeral Home

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Bonnie A. Biskner

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan

 

biskner3Bonnie passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at her residence, age 63.  The daughter of Charles A. and Laura (Arnold) Bassett she was born in Bay City on August 28, 1951 and lived here all her life.  She married Ronney L. Biskner, Sr. on October 2, 1991 and he survives her.  Bonnie was devoted to her catholic faith and enjoyed hunting with Ronney, cooking and the outdoors.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend to all who knew her.

Surviving besides her husband Ron; is her son, Donny Wilcox, four step-children: Ron (fiancé, April) Biskner, Jr., Brian (Jenny) Biskner, Stacey Biskner and Ken (Patti) Biskner, several grandchildren, many great grandchildren, her mother, Laura Bassett, three brothers: Charles (Mary) Bassett, Danny (Ruth) Bassett and Russell (Dawn) Bassett, one sister, Linda (Kenny) Prieur, many nieces and nephews.  Bonnie was predeceased by her daughter, Tina Garcia and her father, Charles A. Bassett.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 10, 2014 at 2:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Glen M. Bennett

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

bennett-photo016Glen Bennett age 48 passed away Thursday September 18, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region.  He was born February 17, 1966 in Saginaw.  Glen was an avid outdooresman who enjoyed fishing, hunting and snowmobiling.

Surviving are two children; Nathan J. Bennett and Haleigh A. Bennett, his mother Dorothy (Good) O’Harris, his father Kenneth (Judy) Bennett and his step-father Paul O’Harris.  Also surviving is a brother and sister; Kenneth Jr. (Sharon) Bennett, Dawn Miller and her fiancé Samuel Moore, a step-brother and step-sister; Mike Ferrante and Kim Chinnery.  He was predeceased by a step-brother Paul Ferrante.

Funeral Service will take place Monday September 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate with private burial in Oakridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 3 – 7 P.M.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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