Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

James A. Sheufelt

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Sheufelt-photo494James A. Sheufelt passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at his home age 71. He was born September 18, 1942 in Owendale, Michigan to the late Arthur and Eva Abbe.  Jim was a Journeymen Welder for the Union before retiring.  He enjoyed astrology and was a very good mechanic.


Surviving are two daughters and two sons: Eva (Joel) Monville, Frank Sheufelt, Cathern (Steven) Quinn, James Sheufelt and their mother, Sharon Sheufelt, nine grandchildren: Alexandra Vanderakker, Richard Monville, James, Dylan, Ryan & Samantha Sheufelt, Katelynn, Hunter, Zoey Quinn, four great-grandchildren: Josephine ,Waiverly, John and Bentley.  Also surviving are three brothers and a sister: Art, Dave & Jake Sheufelt and Cathern Krutchmer.


Funeral and Committal Service will take place Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate with private burial in Owengage.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 7 P.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Antonette Warszawski

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

warszawski Photo491Antonette Warszawski passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her two loving children age 83 years.  She was born May 12, 1930 in Fisherville, Michigan to the late Joseph & Bernice (Kaczynski) Kozuch.  Antonette married Floyd Warszawski November 7, 1953 in St. Anthony Church of Fisherville and he predeceased her May 24, 1994.  Antonette was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church.  She enjoyed baking (especially her Christmas cookies) and gardening.  Antonette loved spending time with her children.


Surviving are two children; Kathy Warszawski & Tom Warszawski, one brother, Casimer (Marlene) Kozuch, a sister in-law, Joan Warszawski and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a special sister, Elizabeth Lipinski and three other sisters and nine brothers.


The family would like to thank Dr. Abramson, Dr. Yang, Dr. Chavali, Sr. Jean, Sr. Virginia and the entire staff at McLaren Bay Region for the wonderful and compassionate care they gave to Antonette.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12 noon from St. Maria Goretti Church.  Fr. George Serour and Sr. Virginia Scally, SNDdeN will preside over the funeral rites with private burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 – 8 P.M. and at the church on Monday after 11:00 A.M.  There will be a parish vigil service for Antonette on Sunday at 7:00 P.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Maria Goretti Church.

Donald E. Elliott

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Elliott photo476Donald Elliott passed away peacefully Sunday morning March 2, 2014 at the Caretel Inns of Tri – Cities age 84 years.  He was born January 15, 1930 in Saginaw to the late Roger and Floris (Colbuth) Elliott.  Don married the former Evelyn Frachey June 25, 1949 in Sacred Heart Church of Oscoda.  She predeceased him April 13, 2010.  Don worked at G.M. for many years before retiring.  He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church.  Don enjoyed a wide variety of activities which included fishing, traveling, fixing cars, working on jig saw puzzles, making his own wine, cooking and was a self- taught artist. Don was not afraid to tackle anything.


Surviving are six children; David (Cecelia) Elliott, Stephen (Jill) Elliott, Jane (Jim) Dietlein, Katherine Piippo, Paul (Kristi) Elliott, Margaret (Ray) Zink, his grandchildren; Kyle (Megan) Elliott, Joshua Elliott, Michelle Thompson, Ashley Traxler, Jeff (Amy) Thompson, Corey (Solomon) Musonda, Ryan Elliott, Amanda (Shane) Reed, Allyson & Jonathan Elliott, Andrea & Elizabeth Piippo, Angelica (Gabriel) Hawk, Shelby, Christa & Rylee Zink, sixteen great-grandchildren; Logan Traxler, Olivia & Beatrice Elliott, Brooke & Jack Thompson, Elizabeth, LeeAnn & Mattelyn Elliott, Nolan & Jaina Mosonda, Owen, Henry & Ellanore Reed, Hannah Rogers, Katelyn Zink and Ellie Hawk.  Also surviving are two brothers and a sister; James (Emma) Elliott, John (Mary) Elliott, Mary (Everette) Whitey, a sister in-law, Mae Elliott, two step-sisters; Donna Golden, Carol (Allen) Veenkant and a brother in-law, Peter (Janice) Frachey.  He was predeceased by two grandsons; Antonio & Matthew Elliott and two brothers; Charles and Robert Elliott.


Funeral Service will take place Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastoral Minister Jane Grzegorczyk from  St. Vincent DePaul Church will conduct the service with private burial in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Oscoda.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Saturday from 12 noon until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer Association.

Judith C. Lear “Revard”

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

lear photo475Judy C. Lear passed away early Monday, morning March 3, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by her loving family age 76 years.  She was born May 9, 1937 in Pontiac, Michigan.  Judy married Leo Revard June 9, 1956 and he predeceased her February 25, 1995.  She then married Donald L. Lear and he also predeceased her.  Judy worked at Great Lakes Junior College for many years before retiring in 1996.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Church of Kawkawlin.  Judy enjoyed camping, traveling, deer hunting and was a member of the Red Hat Club. Her true passion was knitting many things for her entire family.


Surviving are four children; Michael (Linda) Revard, Linda (Terry) Kasper, Merry (Robert) Lee, Suzanne (Mark) Foster, a daughter in-law, Kathleen Revard, eight grandchildren; Brandon Revard, Devin (Danielle) Revard, Leslie (Scott) Weimer, Anthony (Kim) James, Jack & Nikolas Revard, Taylor & Cameron Kasper and three great grandchildren, Kristin & Serenity James and Tanya Weimer.  Also surviving is a sister, Dee Madigan, two brothers in-law, Robert Ford, Ronald Revard,  a sister in-law, Nancy (Ken) Foret and three special friends, James (Tanya) Csutoras, Christina Forro and Andy Gleeson.  She was predeceased by two sons, Leo Revard Jr., Thomas Revard, a sister, Rita Ford and a brother in-law, James Madigan.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. from Sacred Heart Church,  Kawkawlin.  Fr. T.J. Fleming and Deacon Mike Arnold will officiate with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 – 8 P.M. and at the church on Thursday after 10:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Rose Lee Travis “Rosie”

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


     Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and dear friend passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Stratford Village in Midland with her family by her side, age 88.  Rosie was born March 26, 1925 in Bay City to the late Russell and Henrietta (McKervey) Thomas.  She married John W. Travis on June 7, 1947 in St. Mary’s Church and he predeceased her on December 7, 2005.  Rosie retired from Dr. Crissey and Dr. Campbell’s offices after several years of dedicated service.  She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and was very proud to be the first female lector at church.  She was also a long time member of St. Martha’s Circle.  Rosie was very devoted to her children and grandchildren.  Her love and support often showed in her participation and/or attendance at all of the grandchildren’s events.

Surviving family includes her three children: Paul (Luann) Travis, Richard (Sharon) Travis and Julie (John) Rapisarda, son in-law, Christopher Van Wormer, 13 grandchildren: John (Lindsay) Travis, Matthew (Amanda) Travis, Sarah (Jeffrey) Eichelberger, Robert, Jared, Katie and Peter Travis, Christopher Rapisarda, Rachel Van Wormer, Amelia Rapisarda, Evelyn Travis, Lauren Van Wormer and Jenna Rapisarda, two great grandsons, Connor and Landon Eichelberger, one brother, Richard Thomas of St. Louis, MO, one brother in-law, Irv Andrzejewski of Connecticut, one sister in-law, Nan Thomas, many nieces and nephews.  Rosie was predeceased by a son, Timothy J. Travis on June 20, 2011, a daughter, Amy Van Wormer on October 3, 2011, two sisters, Shirley (Jim) Shaffer and Lou Ann Andrzejewski and one brother, Glen Thomas.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Wednesday after 10:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Rosie will be held Tuesday at 6:00pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society or Bay City Central Performing Arts.

Rosie’s family would like to express their gratitude to all of the caregivers who took such loving care of her while she lived at her home in Bay City and at Stratford Village in Midland.

William E. Roach “Bill”

Friday, February 21st, 2014

roachphoto467Our loving dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother and friend died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Brittany Manor Nursing Home age 83 years.  He was born December 26, 1930 in Bay City to the late John W. and Beatrice (Bowen) Roach.  He married the former Maxine H. Lukowski August 19, 1950 and was married for over 37 years before she predeceased him.  Bill worked at Bay City Chevrolet for over 33 years before retiring in 1981.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, bowler, golfer, liked playing cards and enjoyed coaching little league baseball.


Surviving are nine children; Yvonne Call, John Roach, Randy (Anna) Roach, Michelle (Tom) Sawyer, Scott (Margie) Roach, Karen Johnson & her husband Dave Seager, Billie Roach, Kyle (Chris) Roach, Jody Roach, twelve grandchildren; Greg Awrey, Todd Roach, Stephanie Groomes, Joshua (Lessie) Sawyer, Andrea Sawyer, Jacob Sawyer, Aaron (Sara) Roach, Alex Roach, Trevor (Brooke) Johnson, Trent Johnson, Arthur (Brittney) Beffrey, Zachary Beffrey and six great grandchildren.  Also surviving is one sister, Beatrice Tilley, three sister’s in-law; Dolores Bock, Betty (Mendell) Cole and Tina Tomaszewski.  He was predeceased by a sister, Joann Roach and a brother Wayne Roach.


The family would like to thank McLaren Bay Region-Hospice and Brittany Manor C-West staff for the wonderful care and support they gave to Bill.


There will be visitation on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 2 – 6 P.M. at the Squires Funeral Home.  Cremation has taken place and there will be a private inurnment at FloralGardensCemetery.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider McLaren Bay Region –Hospice, The American Heart Association or Donor’s Favorite Charity.