Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Gregory Paul Lanczak

Monday, May 21st, 2012

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Greg passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at his mother’s home age 33 years.  He was born July 6, 1978 in Bay City.  He served in the U.S. Navy.  Greg enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, cooking especially barbecuing and spending time with his family and friends.


Surviving is his mother; Debra (Sisson) Lanczak, two brothers and two sisters; Kirt, Brent, Lisa and Lindsey Lanczak.   Also surviving is his grandparents; James & Thelma Gregory, his nieces and nephews; Kamren, Landon, Brooklyn Lanczak and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  He was predeceased by his father; Paul G. Lanczak and his grandparents; Steve & Dorothy Lanczak.


A Celebration of Greg’s life will take place with visitation on Thursday May 24, 2012 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Squires Funeral Home followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Those planning an expession of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Carol Lee Valead

Thursday, May 10th, 2012


Carol passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family age 76 years.  Daughter of the late Floyd E. “Pop” & Frances (Rand) Valead she was born July 16, 1935 in Bay City.  Carol served in the U.S. Air Force.  She worked at Meijers on Wilder Rd. for many years before retiring.  Carol volunteered at Do-All and the Bay County Historical Society- Musuem.  She enjoyed going to estate sales with her sisters, working in her flowers and refinishing antiques.  Carol love taking care of her two grandchildren.


Surviving are two daughters; Michelle Reed, Maranie (Kevin) Holt, two grandchildren: Kara and Alex.   Also surviving are three sisters; Janet (Dick) VanAkker, Joan (Bill) Williams, Barb Valead and one brother, John (Joann) Rand.  She was predeceased by a sister; Geraldine Valead and three brothers, Chuck (Maxine) Ice, Don (Annabelle) Valead, Buck (Karen) Valead and many other half brothers and half sisters.


A gathering to celebrate Carol’s life will be celebrated Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 5 – 8 p.m.  at the Squires Funeral Home.   Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Barbara J. Pelletier

Friday, May 4th, 2012



Barb passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family age 60 years.  Daughter of the late Clarence & Sylvia (Klauka) Bellinger she was born December 29, 1951 in Saginaw, Michigan.  Barb retired as case worker for the State of Michigan and was a member of Calvary Worship Center.


Surviving is a son; Thomas “T.J.” (Shay) Pelletier, two grandchildren: Avery & Tristin Pelletier, beloved niece and nephew: Erick & Allie Bellinger, nine sisters and two brothers, Sharon (Don) Jarczynski, Debra (Larry) Hatfield, Regina (Gary) Richardson, Lonnie (Larry) Leidlein, Arnold Geise, Arna Sexton, Kendra (Gary) Banks, Audra ( Donnie) Brown, Chad (Yolanda) Bellinger, Clara (Jon) Schwab and Laura Bellinger.  She was predeceased by a brother: Joseph Bellinger.


The family would like to thank Heather Ivey and Sacha Strait for the wonderful care given to Barb.


Funeral Service will take place Monday, May 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home. Pastor Dana Simmons will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Norma Helen Winkler (Hall)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

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     Norma passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at McLaren Bay Region, age 77.  She was born January 30, 1935 in Saginaw to the late Walter A. and Marcella C. (Mackenzie) Hall. 

     Norma was a proud mother of ten children: Charlie Gohm, Carl Gohm, Brenda Pease, William Gohm, Sharon Kern, Lori Rousse, Gladys Gohm, Julie Gohm, Kim Gohm and William Brewer, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

     Cremation has taken place.  No visitation or services will be held at the Squires Funeral Home.

William C. Rueff

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012


Mr. Rueff passed away Saturday March 31, 2012 at the Caretel Inn of Tri-Cities at the age of 92.  He was born June 22, 1919 in Midland, Michigan.  He married the former June Wilson and she survives him.


Surviving besides his wife he leaves two children: Carole (James) Bourdlaies, William Jr. (Renee) Rueff, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


A Memorial Service will take place Friday April 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with inurnment in Oakridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m. and on Friday after 9:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Donor’s Favorite Charity.

Lee Ann Kowalski

Friday, April 20th, 2012

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Lee Ann Kowalski passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at McLaren Bay Region age 62.  She was born to the late Richard and Phyllis (Shann) Thomas on April 5, 1950 in Bay City.  Lee married John S. Kowalski in Roscommon in 1996.  He survives her along with her three children, William (Shelly) Swincicki, Lynda (Paul) Montoya and Jennifer Swincicki.  She was very proud of her grandchildren, Alyssa, Ethan, Jacob, Richard, Paul Jr. and Ashlynn along with great grandson Jeszen.


          Cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation or services planned.