Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Martin F. Ruhlig

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Bay City, Michigan

Our loving husband and father passed away peacefully Friday evening September 21, 2012 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 90. Martin was born August 5, 1922 in Bay City and has lived here all his life. He married Lora Kernstock; she survives him. He was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Navy. Martin retired from American Hoist and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the American Legion.

Surviving besides his wife, Lora is a son, Mark J. and Cynthia Ruhlig and three sisters in laws: Esther Teuscher, Irma McKenzie and June Kernstock.

The Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 24, 2012 at 12:00noon at the Squires Funeral Home. Pastor John Wernecke will officiate and interment will follow in Fremont Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00pm and Monday after 11:00am.

Janet C. Jones

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan

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Janet passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Carriage House of Bay City, age 74. She was born February 1, 1938 in Bay City to the late Philip and Cecilia (Grauherr) Killey. She married Marvin L. Jones on August 20, 1960 in Visitation Church; he survives her. Janet was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She enjoyed quilting and animals, especially dogs.

Surviving besides her husband, Marvin are three children: Timothy (Kellie), Daniel and Annette Jones, one granddaughter, Lauren, two sisters, Ruth Levengood and Jean Phillips and two brothers, John (Carol) and David (Carolyn) Killey. Janet was predeceased by one sister, Ann Allen and two brother in-laws, Jack Levengood and Fred Phillips.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, September 21, 2012 at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and graveside interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Friday after 9:00am. A Parish Vigil Service for Janet will be held Thursday at 7:00pm, from the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Donald James Couture

Friday, September 14th, 2012

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Don passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Covenant-Cooper, age 67.He was born December 29, 1944 in Bay City to the late Joseph T. and Mary L. (Carrier) Couture.Don married Mary Ann Neitzel on February 12, 1966 at St. James Church; she survives him.He was a Vietnam veteran and served his country with the US Air Force.Don retired from Saginaw Steering Gear in 1997 after 30 years of dedicated service.He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, UAW Local #699 and South End Citizens District Council.Don enjoyed ushering at church, fixing things, traveling to Florida, camping with his family and loved fishing.

Surviving besides his wife, Mary Ann is three children: Denise (John) Davidson, Kathy (Budd) Kamins and Karen Gall, seven grandchildren: Sara, Victoria, Elizabeth, Nicole, Daniel, Paul and Jessica, two great grandchildren, Willim and Savannah, five sisters and one brother: Mary (Bill) Skowronski, Therese (Doug) Wagner, Raoul (Nita) Couture, Donna (Gary) Rickle, Bea (Dick) Turvey and Janet McKenzie.Don was predeceased by a daughter, Christine Couture in 2006, one brother, Michael Couture and a brother in-law, John McKenzie.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:00am at St. James Catholic Church.Fr. William Gruden will celebrate Mass and graveside inurnment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday, September 24, 2012 from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Tuesday after 10:00am.A Parish Vigil Service for Don will be held Monday at 7:00pm at the funeral home.Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. James Heritage Campaign.

Don’s family would like to thank Dr. LaTonya Thomas for her professionalism and Jim, a very compassionate and caring nurse with Home and Hospice Advantage for everything he has done for Don and his family.Lastly, to the wonderful staff at Covenant-Cooper, especially Mylanda, Jessica, Ben, Muriel, Sara, Loretta, Jake, Jason and many more.Your care for Don far exceeded our expectations.

Jesus Reyes, Sr.

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan

Jesus passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at home with his family by his side, age 70.  He was born October 15, 1941 in McAllen, Texas to the late Eudulio and Eulalia (Perez) Reyes.

Surviving are five children: Anita (Brian) Reyes-Smith, Jesus Reyes, Jr., Rick (fiancée, Jennifer) Reyes, Steven Paul Reyes and Michael Reyes, thirteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, four brothers: Leo (Marta), Frank (Rose), Ernesto (Maria) and Emilio (Cristina) Reyes and four sisters: Leonarda Reyes, Sandy Reyes, Janie R. Huizar and Maria (Javier) Giron.  Jesus was predeceased by a son, David Reyes and two brothers, Larry Reyes, Sr. and Dimas Reyes.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, September 14, 2012 at 2:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Thomas Richards will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00noon until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Lung Association.

Marcos R. Anaya Jr.

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

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Marcos Anaya passed away suddenly Monday, September 3, 2012 at Spectrum Hospital, age 59.  He was born September 24, 1952 in Saginaw.  He married the former Dawn M. Turmell, June 19, 1976 in Bay City.  She survives him.  Marcos worked at G.M. for 34 years before retiring.  In his earlier years he enjoyed racing cars, hunting and fishing.  Marcos truly enjoyed going and working at flea markets.

Surviving besides his wife Dawn, are three children; Tara (Charlie) Rodgers, Brandon (Denise) Anaya, Alicia Anaya & her fiancée Christopher Whitman and two grandchildren, Nathan & Everett.  Also surviving is his mother, Manuela (Godina) Anaya, two brothers and one sister; Christina (Librado) “Larry” Gayton, Daniel (Sue) Anaya, Timothy (Rachael) Anaya and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father Marcos Anaya.

Funeral Service will take place Friday, September 7, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor David Dunn will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday, from 2-5 and 6-8 P.M. and on Friday after 10:00 A.M.  There will be a family wake service at 6:30 P.M. Thursday.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Roderick “Rod” C. Ross

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

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Rod passed away Saturday September 1, 2012 at his home age 52.  He was born August 28, 1960 in Bay City.  Rod was co-owner and operator of Ackerman Brothers for many years.  He was a member of the Sault St. Marie Chippewa Tribe and the N.R.A.  Rod enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his two children; Stephanie & Michael Ross and their mother Jill.  Also surviving is his mother; Josephine (Awrylo) Ross, two brothers and two sisters; Neil Ross, Shirley Causley, Judy (Dan) Gruszynski, Norm (Rhonda) Quintel, many nieces, nephews and many friends.  He was predeceased by his father; Norm Ross.

A Celebration of Rod’s Life will be held on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3 – 6 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Wounded Warriors.

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