Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Larry W. Klug

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved husband, father and brother passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Bay Special Care, age 69.  Larry was born February 3, 1945 in HarborBeach to the late William and Ethel (McGraw) Klug.  He married Joyce A. Bladecki at St. Hedwig Church on December 15, 1972 and she survives him.  Larry was a science teacher at T.L. Handy, Western and Central High School until his retirement in December of 1994.  In 1992 Larry and Karl Sherback started a driver’s training business for individuals with special needs, called Challenged Driver Educators.  Karl passed away in 2008 and Larry continued the business until January of 2014.

     Surviving is his wife Joyce, two children, Holly (Jay) Reithel and Brian Klug, his trusted friend, Sam the cat, five sisters: Charlotte Clark, Arlene Winkel, Evelyn Boldt, Delphine Booms and Marjorie (Don) Radske, sister in-law, Alice (Lloyd) Mead, brother in-law, Bob Bladecki, sister in-law, Pat Bladecki, special niece and nephew, Julie and Tom Mead, three special little friends, Easton, Greer and Ian Anderson.

     A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Family and Friends will gather at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00pm until the time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Patricia Joan Cook

Monday, June 9th, 2014

cook-photo566Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister Patricia J. Cook age 89 years passed away peacefully Sunday June 8, 2014 at Heartland-Hampton.  She was born February 10, 1925 in Grayling, MI. to the late Earle and Mary (Cassidy) Hewitt.  Patricia married Bernard Cook June 22, 1946 in Bay City and he predeceased her December 4, 2011.  Pat was owner and operator of Cook Adult Foster Care for over 30 years before retiring.  She was a member of St. James Church and was past President of the ladies Auxiliary of the Purple Heart. Pat enjoyed reading, crocheting, gardening, playing cards and traveling with her husband.


Surviving are four children: Andrew B. (Joan) Cook, Phyllis A. (Thomas) Smith, Joan M. Cook and Daniel J. Cook.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren: Brian Cook, Keith (Shannon) Cook, Trent (Karla) Cook, Adrian (Emily) Cook, Patrick (Kristen) Smith, Tommie Smith & Don Passage, Rebecca Desloover, thirteen great-grandchildren, one sister, Constance Hewitt and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by three brothers and five sisters.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. from St. James Church.  Fr. William J. Gruden will officiate with private burial in Great  Lakes National Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 – 8 P.M. and at the church on Thursday after 9:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. James Church.

Robert Phillip Couture

Saturday, June 7th, 2014


Robert Phillip Couture age 93 years passed away Saturday June 7, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region.  He was born March 6, 1921 in Bay City to the late Phillip and Lucia (Wasniewski) Couture.  Bob served in the U.S. Navy in the Sea Bees along with his father.  He married the former Ruth Marie Vaughn September 2, 1941 and she predeceased him March 7, 2001.  Bob was the former owner and operator of Robert Couture Plumbing and Heating and later retired from the City of Midland as a Plumbing and Heating Inspector.  He was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church and the 3rd Order of St. Francis.  Bob was a very talented musician and enjoyed hunting, fishing and flying.


Surviving are five children: Richard (Allora) Couture, Ann Marie (Joe) Pobalis, Una Couture & Richard Workman, David (Barbara) Couture, Gerard (Debra) Couture, seventeen grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is one brother and a sister: Paul Couture, Barbara Wahl, two sister’s in-law: Betty Sutton, Joyce Grant and a brother in-law, Don (Betty) Vaughn.  He was predeceased by a brother and sister in-law James (Charlotte) Couture, two brother’s in-law: Jack Wahl, Fr. Mason Vaughn and a sister in-law, Mae Rosebush.


The family would like to thank the staff and physicians at McLaren Bay Region, especially Dr. Sriharan, Drs. Dandumudi and Dr. Ahmad for their excellent care given to Bob.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday June 11, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. from St. Maria Goretti Church.  Fr. George Serour and Sr. Virginia Scally, SNDdeN will preside over funeral rites with private burial in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Wednesday after 9:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Glenn A. Rushman

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

rushman-bct555Glenn A. Rushman our loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at McLaren Bay Region age 93 years. He was born November 15, 1920 in Harrisville, Michigan to the late John Rushman and Melvina Healy Rushman-Ginder. While attending Michigan State University Glenn met the love of his life, the former Elna N. Murphy and married her June 3, 1944 in Punta Gorda, Florida and celebrated 70 years of marriage. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII as P-51 Mustang pilot flying 57 combat missions in the European Theatre (8th Air Force, 352nd Fighter Group also known as the Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney).  Glenn worked many years as a civil engineer for Dow Chemical Company before retiring in 1982. Glenn and Elna were founders of the Fabric Fair Store in downtown Bay City from 1954 to 1994 and Glenn was also the owner of the first automatic Laundromat in Bay City.  He was a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society, the 352nd Fighter Group Association “Second to None”, and a long-time member of Essexville Baptist Community Church.   Glenn enjoyed traveling, bowling and most of all spending time with his family.

Surviving besides his wife Elna he leaves six children: Ellen (Gregory) Worosz, Janet (Larry) Coopes, Michael (Lizabeth) Rushman, Laura (Bryan) Traxler, Margaret (Allen) Wolf, Amy Rushman (Kim Brissette). Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren: Nicole (Dan) Denton, Angela Coopes, Marty Coopes & his fiancé Jenn Parker, William Glenn Coopes, Dean (Bethany) Morris, Peter (Erin) Rushman, Jonathan (Taryn) Rushman, David Rushman, Christina (A.J.) Thompson, Lisa Thompson, David (Andrea) Thompson, Sarah (Steve) Powers, Stephanie (Erik) Olson, Craig Kuhn. Sixteen great-grandchildren: Josh, Zoe, Austin, Casey, Haley, Grant, Peyton, Nathan, Lydia, Alyssa, Tiarra, Kyler, Brooklyn, Hayden, Caleb, and Isaac. He was predeceased by one sister and two brothers; Leora Reames, Warren Rushman, Fr. John Rushman and a stepfather, John Ginder.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Sheffield Place for the kind and loving care that Glenn received while a resident.

Funeral service will take place Saturday, June 7, 2014 at ll:00 A.M. from the Essexville Baptist Community Church. Rev. Dennis DeMott will officiate with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday, from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and at the church on Saturday after 10:00 A.M. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Sheffield Place or the Bay City Library.

Jane Marie Hertel

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Essexville, Michigan


     Our beloved mother, grandmother and sister passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 with her family by her side at Bay Medical Care Facility, age 80.  Jane was born March 18, 1934 in Bay City to the late John Augustus and Rosalea Agnes (Groulx) Fritz, II.  She married Arthur R. Hertel on July 28, 1956 in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and he predeceased her on June 5, 2004.  She was employed many years ago with Wolverine Knitting Mills and later at Bay Medical Care Facility as an Occupational Therapist.  Jane was very active working in her garden and enjoyed making crafts, knitting, sewing, making quilts and crochet.  She was a former counselor with 4H and loved bowling on Thursday nights at Alert Lanes and later Monitor Lanes.

Surviving are three children: Edward (Colette) Hertel, John “Jack” Hertel and Melanie Hertel, three grandchildren: Danielle, Jennifer and Alissa Hertel, one brother, Edward (Norine) Fritz, one brother in-law, Norman Jahnke, many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Jane was predeceased by one grandson, Paul Edward Hertel, one brother, John A. Fritz, III and two sister in-laws, Judith Fritz and Patricia Jahnke.

Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service for Jane will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 6:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Charles Campbell will officiate and inurnment will be held in St. Patrick Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 to 6:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Heartland Hospice.

Edna Helen Holtzapple

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

holtzapple-photoEdna H. Holtzappleage 94 years passed away Tuesday May 27, 2014 at her home surrounded by her
family.  She was born December 9, 1919 in Arenac Co. to the late Edward A.
and Fannie (Berry) Gawne.  Edna married Marion A. Holtzapple who
predeceased her February 1, 1989.  She was a member of First Pentecostal
Church and life member of the Eagles Club Ladies Auxiliary.  Edna loved
spending time with her family and will always be remembered for her delicious
“sticky buns”.
Surviving are her children: Don (Kilcha) Cooley, Leona (Dave) Melden, Rose
Marie Bowen, Robert and Linda Cooley, Janice (Armondo) Ceboles, Wanda (Ronald)
Knapp, Susan Locknane & Richard Vesterfelt, Gerald Holtzapple, Anita
(David) Hicks, James (Laura) Holtzapple, Steve Rice, twenty nine grandchildren,
many great-grandchildren and many many great-great grandchildren.  Also
surviving are two sisters and two brothers: Isabelle “Tiny” Clark, Alvina
Gawne, Alvin Gawne aka Robert Briggs and John Gawne.  She was predeceased
by her former husband, Wesley L. Cooley.
The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice, her care givers Bob and Kathy
and for all the other care givers that took such wonderful care of Edna.
Funeral Service will take place Saturday May 31, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. from the
First Pentecostal Church. Pastor Michael Wood will officiate with private
burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on
Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers those
planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice.