Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Betty Mae Thrush

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

ThrushPhoto430Betty M. Thrush, surrounded by her family, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region age 88 years.  She was born September 28, 1925 in Bay City to the late McKinley and Eva (Harris) Dodd.  Betty married Russell B. Thrush, April 8, 1944 and he predeceased her October 27, 1991.  Mrs. Thrush was a life member of North Euclid Church of God.  Betty taught Sunday School, Bible School, sang in the church choir, volunteered with the youth group and belonged to the W.C.G.  She published a book called Echoes of the Heart, which was a collection of Poems about Betty’s life.  Betty truly enjoyed spending time with her family especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn (Arnold) Dahn, Lenore (Doug) Gasta, five grandchildren; Rob (Jodi) Arrowsmith, Steve Dahn, Corey (Andrea) Dahn, Jason (Jamie) Gasta, Josh Gasta, ten great-grandchildren; Evan, Adam, Emma, Aubrey, Alyssa, Peyton, David, Joseph, Chase and Sophia.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Carl & Jesse Dodd and a sister, Ruth Jones.


Funeral Service will take place Monday, January 6, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. from North Euclid Church of God with private burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 P.M. and at the church on Monday from 12 noon until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer Foundation or North Euclid Church of God.

Dolores E. Shank

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

shankphoto427Essexville, Michigan

(formerly of Bay City)


     Dolores passed away Thursday, January 02, 2014 at Bay Medical Care Facility, age 90.  She was born May 21, 1923 in Bay City to the late Frank and Martha (Polom) Rinz.  Dolores married Lawrence J. “Jack” Shank on September 1, 1945 and he predeceased her on December 13, 2001.  She was employed for over 25 years in the children’s department at the JC Penney downtown Bay City location. She was a member of St. Hyacinth Church and enjoyed fishing on her pontoon, traveling, bowling, crochet and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

     Surviving are four children: Dennis Shank, Randy (Nancy) Shank, Debbie (Dick) Green and Becky (Mark) Larive, nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, one sister in-law, Geri Rinz, one son in-law, Mike Sharp, many nieces and nephews.  Dolores was predeceased by one daughter, Marlette Sharp, one daughter in-law, Mary Shank and one brother, Robert Rinz.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, January 6, 2013 at 11:00am at St. Hyacinth Church.  Fr. Jerzy Dobosz will celebrate Mass and private inurnment will take place in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Monday after 10:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Dolores will be held Sunday at 7:00pm from the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Our family would like to thank all the staff at Bay Medical Care Facility for all of their love and care they gave our mother.

Vernon R. Hine

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

americanflagphotoBay City, Michigan


     Mr. Hine passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Caretel Inns of the Tri-Cities, age 84.  Vernon was born May 21, 1929 in Bay City to the late Frederick W. and Gladys L. (Poirier) Hine.  He married Barbara E. Gray on March 5, 1949 and she survives him.  He was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Marine Corps.  Vernon was a brick mason for 41 years and a member of the Loyal Order Moose Lodge #169.

     Surviving is his wife, Barbara, two sons, Donald V. Hine and Mark A. (Ann) Hine, one granddaughter, Elizabeth Z. (Pepe) Limon, two great grandsons, Phoenix Diego and Dante Xavier Limon and one brother, Frederick W. (Marilyn) Hine, Jr.

     Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service and Military Honors will be held at a later date at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.  There are no visitation hours or services scheduled at the Squires Funeral Home. 

Gary M. Hahn

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Hahn-photoGary M. Hahn passed away Friday, December 20, 2013 age 46 years. He was born November 30, 1967 in Wabasha Minnesota.  Gary married the former Beth A. Essex June 30, 1988 and she survives him.  Mr. Hahn served in the U.S. Air Force.   Gary was the former owner of Essex Plumbing and Heating and currently is the owner of Charley’s Grilled Subs.   He was an avid outdoorsmen and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.


Surviving besides his wife Beth, he leaves four children; Lance, Logan & his fiancé, Karol Coulouris, Larissa and Laila Hahn.  Also surviving is his parents, Stanley & Catherine (Lynch) Hahn and four brothers; Vernon Hahn, Lavern (Amy) Hahn, Duane (Anita) Hahn and John Hahn. He was predeceased by his father and mother in-law, David and Elizabeth Essex.


Funeral and committal service will take place Monday, December 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Ray Miller and Matthias Wells will officiate with private burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 1:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Scholarship Fund for Larissa and Laila Hahn.

Mark D. Sabourin

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

sabourinphoto411Mark D. Sabourin passed away Friday evening, December 13, 2013 at his home, age 63.  He was born May 10, 1950 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to the late Kenneth & Anna (Larssen) Sabourin. Mark served in the U.S Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War.   He was very passionate about being a member of the Buick Riviera Owners Association.  Mark enjoyed reading, was an avid electronic enthusiast and loved spending time with his family and his cat, Bunter.


Surviving are four children; Tamara Gies & David Sharrow, Heather Sabourin & Dan Somerville, Jason (Danielle) Julian, Jacob Julian, six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two brothers, Kim (Renae) Sabourin and Steven Sabourin & Staci McGee.


     The Sabourin family would like to express their gratefulness to Home and Hospice Advantage and to Compassionate Care for their outstanding care given to Mark.


Visitation will take place Friday, December 27, 2013 from 1 – 4 P.M. at the Squires Funeral Home followed by veteran’s honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Good Samaritan Rescue Mission.

Henry H. ‘Hank” Proderut

Saturday, December 14th, 2013




Henry H. Proderut passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the McLaren Bay Region age 67 years.  He was born March 16, 1946 to the late John & Clara (Aikens) Elder. He married the former Kathleen (Beauchamp) Proderut May 24, 1969 and she survives him. Henry enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

 Surviving besides his wife Kathy are his three daughters; Brenda (Bob) Stender, Kathy (Dave) Evans and Tina Proderut & Keith Rytlewski.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, Henry Proderut, Amber & Robert Stender, Haley & Keith Jr. Rytlewski, two brothers, James Proderut, Eugene Elder and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his step-father, Carl Elder and two brothers, William Prodert and Don Elder.


Funeral Service will take place Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor C. William Weis will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday after 10:00 a.m.   Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.