Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Billy D. King

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


    Billy, age 76 passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, February 13, 2014.  He was born April 12, 1937 in Gladwin.  Bill married his loving-supportive wife, Diane Endline-King on November 17, 1995 and she survives him.  He previously enjoyed camping, picnics, fishing with his children, refinishing furniture, working outside, playing cribbage and various card games.  Bill retired from Bay City Chevrolet in 1991.  He was known for his great sense of humor and quick wit.

He is survived by his children: Debra (Norio) Nishiguchi, Kathy (Rick) Ferrer, Larry, Diane (Rich) Frost, Sherri Delgado, Dawn Webster, Mary Endline and Sarah (fiancé, Jean-Luc Meg) Endline, twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a half sister, Shirley (Fran) Diederich, and step-sister, Carol (Colin) Rumsey.  He is also survived by Wirsing in-laws and cousins, various family members and friends.  Bill was predeceased by wife Dorothy of 39 years, parents George King and Maria Gekler, twin brother Benny along with three more brothers David, John and Ross Rayner.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, February 17, 2014 at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Church.  Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and private interment will be held in Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Monday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass.  A Parish Vigil will be held Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Bill are encouraged to consider a memorial to the Holy Trinity Food Pantry or the Bill King Grandchildren College Fund.

David A. Moore

Friday, February 7th, 2014

moorephoto466David passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at his home age 72 years surrounded by his loving wife and daughter.  He was born March 27, 1941 in Flint, Michigan to the parents of James and Marie (Nalbock) Moore.  Dave married the former Beverly J. James and she predeceased him August 8, 2010.  He then married the former Jane Poyer January 11, 2013 and she survives him.  Dave worked at Kibbe and Associates before retiring.  He was a member of Conerstone Baptist Church where he enjoyed singing, listening to gospel music.  Dave was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone.


Surviving besides his wife Jane, he leaves a daughter, Rebecca J. (Capt. Patrick) Morris and their three children; Daniel, Nathaniel & Abygale Morris and one sister, Shirley (Bill) Sircy.  He was predeceased by a brother.


Funeral and committal service will take place Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. from Cornerstone Baptist Church. Pastor John Wood, Pastor Josh Rager and Pastor Roger Lyman will officiate with private burial in White Chapel Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Howard E. Heppner

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

    heppner-photo464 Howard passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his home with his family by his side, age 83.  He was born July 9, 1930 in Bay City to the late Louis and Margaret (Reinhardt) Heppner.  He was a veteran and served his country proudly with the US Army.  Howard retired from Euclid Block and the Teamsters Union #486.  He enjoyed fishing, gardening, bird watching and an avid fan of the Detroit Tigers and Lions.

Surviving is a sister, Marion (Aunt Pat) Barringer, one sister in-law, Irene Heppner who he has lived with for over 39 years. Howard was like a father to 9 children, grandfather to 20 grandchildren, great grandfather to 21 great-grandchildren and had several nieces and nephews.  Howard was predeceased by his siblings, Lloyd Heppner, Bertha Kuch, Carl Heppner, Mildred Micho, Louis Heppner Jr., Irene Heppner, Roy Heppner, Edward Heppner and a brother in-law, Walter Barringer.


A special thank you to the Teamsters Union Local #486,  Local #85, Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Region 7 Division on Aging, Heartland Homecare and Hospice and Mid-Michigan Gratiot –Alma Rehab Center for the wonderful care that was given to Howard over the years.


The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Doug Bassett will officiate followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Private burial will be held at Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 12 Noon until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “family wishes.”


Lance C. Lukowski

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Lukowski2 Photo462Lance C. Lukowski passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family age 64 years.  He was born May 3, 1949 in Bay   City.  He married the former Ruthie Tanney December 23, 1980 in Bay City and she survives him.  Lance worked at Grey Iron Foundry for many years before retiring.  He enjoyed woodworking, carving, fishing and was a huge N.A.S.C.A.R fan watching his favorite car #8.


Surviving besides his wife Ruthie he leaves two children; Scott (Tracy) Lukowski, Christina (Tim) McDonald, step-daughter, Maureen Sanders, three grandchildren; Kylie & Meagan Lukowski, Brooke Elliott, three step-grandchildren; Victoria Pawlak, Evan Sanders, Chris (Sarah) Raymo, three step great-grandchildren; Mya, Eva and Angel Pawlak.  Also surviving are three brothers in-law and five sisters in-law.  He was predeceased by a step son, Marty R. Sanders Jr. and his father and step mother; Larry and Bonnie Lukowski.


Following Lance’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or services at the funeral home.

Billie F. Shepherd

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


     Billie passed away January 20, 2014.  No visitation or services will be held.  Memorial contributions may be considered to the Bay County Humane Society.

Daniel P. Salois

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


     Our devoted loving husband and father passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at his residence, age 77.  He was born March 9, 1936 in Bay City to the late Leo and Lucy (Wolf) Salois.  Daniel married Elizabeth A. “Betty” Hollerbach on February 20, 1960 in St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and she predeceased him on October 18, 2013.  He was a veteran and served his country with the US Army from 1955 to 1963.  Daniel retired as a heat and frost insulator in 1991 with Local #47 in Saginaw after 30 years of service.  He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #414, John Glenn Booster Club and the Needlers Golf League at Maple Leaf Golf Course.  Daniel was a youth basketball coach and baseball coach at Northwest Little League.  He enjoyed watching the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. Dan also loved hunting and the outdoors.

Surviving are four children: Theresa Salois, Maria (Gordon) Steff, Tim Salois, Kathleen (Kip) Brown, a daughter in-law, Amy Cornell, one granddaughter, Chelsey Reichart, one great grandson, Evan Reichart, three sisters: Ruth Wackerle, Jane Landosky and Mary Lou Bleck and two sister in-laws, Betty Salois and Helen Salois.  Daniel was predeceased by a son, Patrick Salois, two brothers, Robert and William Salois, three sisters: Yvonne (Vincent) O’Connor, Kathleen (Larry) Seidel and Patsy (Tom) Kelly and three brother in-laws: Melvin Wackerle, Al Landosky and Gene Bleck.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 24, 2014 at 11:00am at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.  Fr. Patrick Jankowiak will celebrate Mass and private interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm, Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Friday after 10:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service and Knights of Columbus Bible Presentation for Daniel will be held Thursday at 7:00pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Mary’s Building Fund.