Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Berneda “Bea” Wegener

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

wegener picture583Kawkawlin, MI



Berneda passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014, surrounded by her family, at Bayfield Assisted Living, at the age of 84.  She was born October 7, 1929, in Bentley, Michigan to the late Daniel & Edna (Courier) Tester.  She married Earl S. Wegener, May 12, 1951, he predeceased her May 27, 1985.  Bea worked for K-Mart for eighteen years before retiring.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altar Guild & the Ladies Aide Society.  Bea enjoyed traveling to Texas for the winter months, was an avid gardener and enjoyed cooking.

Surviving are four children;  Stephen (Cris) Wegener, Susan (Dennis) Prieur, Tim (Pat) Wegener, Scot (Kelly) Wegener, seven grandchildren;  Michael (Andrea) Wegener, James (Kristy) Wegener, Nicholas (Kim) Prieur & Nathan (Katrina) Prieur, Kelly, John & Matt Wegener and five great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters; Alberta Terrill, Vera Maxwell, two sisters-in-law;  Mary Jane Tester, Mary Sue Tester, many nieces, nephews and two special friends;  Al Billmeier and his daughter Kathy.  She was predeceased by three brothers;  Jack, Ken and Rich Tester.

The family would like to thank the staff at Bayfield Assisted Living for the wonderful care that was given to our mother.

Funeral  Service will take place Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. from Immanuel Lutheran Church.  Pastor LeRoy Westphal will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 8 P.M. and at the church on Friday after 10:00 A.M.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Julia E. Koppelberger

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Mayville, Michigan


Julia passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014 at her son Michael’s home, age 90.  She was born October 4, 1923 in Caro, Michigan to the late Roger and Clare Lloyd.  She married Owen L. Koppelberger on May 8, 1946 and he predeceased her on August 17, 2012.

Surviving are four children: Donna Goforth, Bobbie (Robert) Hogarth, Owen R. “Ray” (Susan) Koppelberger and Michael Charter, ten grandchildren and a sister in-law, Carol Hinkelman.  Julia was predeceased by a daughter, Judy Hannon.

Cremation has taken place.  No services are scheduled at this time.

Dennis H. Bode

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


Dennis passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, age 67.  The son of Henry and Caroline Bode he was born September 28, 1946 in Sanborn, Iowa.  He married Catherine T. Dault in Jamaica in 1985 and she survives him.  Dennis served with the US Air Force and was recruited to play basketball.  He retired from Powertrain in Bay City after 35 years of dedicated service and with his wife Cathy co-owned, Michigan Lawn and Garden and A 2 Z Cleaning.  Dennis was an avid outdoorsman and fantastic ball player.  He enjoyed fishing on walleye tournaments, deer hunting, baseball, soft ball and blooper ball.

Surviving is his wife, Cathy, children, Scott Bode and Jason (Stacy) Byce, grandchildren: Jordan, Jacob and Jadyn Bode, Aurora, Ariana and Alexia Byce, his mother, Caroline Bode-Kuiper, one brother, Ron (Ruth) Bode, two brother in-laws, Jere (Carol) Dault and Steve Dault, two sister in-laws, Marianne (Dan) VanDenBoom,  Janet Laatsch and “Unca Pops” has many very close nieces and nephews.  Dennis was predeceased by his father, Henry Bode, one brother in-law, Tom Dault and his mother and father in-law, Wilma and Zephere Dault.

Cremation has taken place.  A Celebration of his life will be held at a later date.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to AA, American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.


“Everything will be okay; you just don’t know it yet.”


Dolores M. Kowalski

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

kowalskidoloresphoto572Bay City, Michigan


Dolores passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region.  Age 69 years.  She was born on March 25, 1945 in Bay City to the late Howard and Thelma M. (Edsel) Kowalski.


She is survived by her daughter Julie (Matt) Hess of Arizona and her son Paul (Stephanie) Kowalski of Bay City, and grandchildren Kaylie Hess, Dillon Kowalski and Meranda Kowalski along with several brothers and sisters.


Cremation has taken place.  There will be no visitation at the Squires Funeral Home.

Robert W. Burrow

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


Robert passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Heartland-Hampton, age 71.  He was born September 16, 1942 in Pontotoc, Oklahoma to the late Floyd A. and Ruth (Thaxton) Burrow.  Robert married Rose Mary Ciosek on November 27, 1969 and she predeceased him on August 20, 2013.  He was a veteran and served his country with the US Navy from December 15, 1964 to December 14, 1970 during Vietnam and retired from Powertrain in 2000 after over 30 years of dedicated service.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the Detroit Tigers.  Robert loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving is a daughter, Barbara (Chris) Eilf, four grandchildren: Elizabeth, Danielle, Brittny and Kyleigh, three great grandchildren: Ashlie, Ethan and Lacey, one brother, Floyd (Jean) Burrow, two sisters, Millie Bentley and Rose Stock, one brother in-law, Paul (Marlene) Ciosek, nieces and nephews: Michael (Jen) Ciosek, Stephanie Redmond, Carla (Bob) Kernstock, Yvonne Stock, Shawn Bentley, Vanessa (Ed) Sims, Kara Kay (Keith) Tweet, several great nieces, nephews and cousins.  Robert was predeceased by a brother in-law, Bob Stock and one niece, Christine Stock.

The Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 at 12:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Sr. Gail Addis will officiate and interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the funeral at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Friday after 11:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Larry W. Klug

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Bay City, Michigan


     Our beloved husband, father and brother passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Bay Special Care, age 69.  Larry was born February 3, 1945 in HarborBeach to the late William and Ethel (McGraw) Klug.  He married Joyce A. Bladecki at St. Hedwig Church on December 15, 1972 and she survives him.  Larry was a science teacher at T.L. Handy, Western and Central High School until his retirement in December of 1994.  In 1992 Larry and Karl Sherback started a driver’s training business for individuals with special needs, called Challenged Driver Educators.  Karl passed away in 2008 and Larry continued the business until January of 2014.

     Surviving is his wife Joyce, two children, Holly (Jay) Reithel and Brian Klug, his trusted friend, Sam the cat, five sisters: Charlotte Clark, Arlene Winkel, Evelyn Boldt, Delphine Booms and Marjorie (Don) Radske, sister in-law, Alice (Lloyd) Mead, brother in-law, Bob Bladecki, sister in-law, Pat Bladecki, special niece and nephew, Julie and Tom Mead, three special little friends, Easton, Greer and Ian Anderson.

     A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Family and Friends will gather at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00pm until the time of services. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”