Bay City, Michigan
John passed away peacefully Sunday, December 19, 2010 at his home, age 61. He was born May 4, 1949 in Bay City to the late Loretta (Wachowiak) Buczek. John was predeceased by his loving step-father “Pa”, Joseph Stepek and his father, Frank Buczek. He married Michele L. Phelps in St. Joseph Catholic Church on June 21, 1969 and she survives him. John served his country in the US Army Reserves for eight years. He was a machine assembler at Newcor Inc., for over 20 years and was currently in the skilled trade machine repair department at Delphi/Nexteer Automotive. John was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and enjoyed golf with his son, daughter and granddaughter. He also enjoyed bowling and vacations with his wife. John especially loved spending time with his family. He was a special family man and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving is his wife, Michele, his son, Corey and Lecia Buczek, his daughter, Renee L. Buczek, his granddaughter, Kenedy Buczek, John’s special dog, Nikki “Poochie”, one brother, Leonard Buczek, one sister, Andrea Deshaw, two sister in-laws: Pam Schatzer and Kip LeBeau, very special aunt and uncle, Cathy and Ed Wachowiak, and several other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his father and mother in-law, Kyle and Mary Phelps, one brother in-law, Terry Schatzer, and two nephews: Kyle and Michael Schatzer.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and graveside interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 to 8:30pm and at church on Wednesday after 9:00am. A Parish Vigil Service for John will be held Tuesday at 7:30pm at the funeral home. Per John’s request, memorial contributions may be directed to Multiple Sclerosis.