Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Helen Marie Roberts (Schumann)

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


Helen age 86, went to her eternal peace Saturday September 24, 2011 at Brian’s House.  She was born in January 27, 1925 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Edward J. “Ted” and Rachel (Rivet) Schumann as the sixth of their twelve children. 


A graduate of Mercy School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, Helen served in the Cadet Nursing Corps during World War II.  She devoted nearly forty years of her life to her profession, caring for patients and mentoring nurses.  She was a surgical nurse for many years in Bay City.  She loved her time on pediatrics though she ran a burn unit at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Lake Worth, Florida.  Helen retired from nursing as the Assistant Director of Nursing at Tolfree Memorial Hospital in West Branch, MI. 


After learning computer skills at age 71, Helen embarked on her final career as a billing clerk for The DBS Companies for over fifteen years.  She worked until the month prior to her death. 


She is survived by her daughters: Rachelle “Shelly” (Charles) Lowery and Randy Marie (Mark) Daigler; daughter in-law, Patricia (Rabish) Roberts.  Helen had three grandsons: Lance (Kathy) Bushnell, Jason (Andra) Cooley, Matthew Daigler and his dearest Stefania Samayoa, four granddaughters: Amy Daigler (Aaron Andersen), Jessica Daigler (Shawn Fergus), Amanda (Matthew) Lopez, and Barbara (John) Arrient.  Blessed with twelve great grandchildren she took joy in Alexander, Zachery, Erik, Stuart, Ayden, Briana, Hailey, Marissa Cora, Mia, Vivian, and her namesake Beatrice Helen.  Helen had the pleasure of having 47 nieces and nephews from her eleven siblings.  Helen is also survived by her sister Geraldine (Donald) Beson, and sisters-in-law, Betty (James “Bud”) Schumann and Julia (A.J. “Al”) Hubert, and her three God-children: Donald DeMatio, Suzanne (Hubert) Reynolds and Edward Schumann. Helen will be missed by her dear friends Leonard and Joan Kaczarowski, and Betty Schable. 


Helen was predeceased by her only son Robert L. Roberts.  She was also predeceased by her sisters and brothers and in-law siblings, Genieve (Earl) Denomme, Katherine (Edward) Stokoe, LeRoy (Lucille) Schumann, James “Bud” (Ellen) Schumann, Louise (Eugene) DeMatio, Patricia (Max) Leitermann, EJ “Mike” (Yvonne) Schumann, Mary Ellen (Robert) Grout, Carol (A.J. “Al”) Hubert, Bernadette “Sally” (Theodore “Ted”) Ciaciuch, Donald Beson and predeceased by her nephew Jack Norton and nieces Jill Campbell, Pam Asevedo, Janet Reaume, Joanne Schumann.


The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday September 29th at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Church, 1008 S. Wenona Street.   Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00pm, Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Thursday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Helen will be held Wednesday at 6:30pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Brian’s House or Holy Trinity Church.

Carol J. Cornelius

Friday, September 23rd, 2011


Carol passed away suddenly on Wednesday September 21, 2011 age 70.  Daughter of the late John & Helen Sullivan she was born February 20, 1941 in Bay City.  She married William J. Cornelius and he predeceased her.

 Surviving are six children; Laura Cyfers, Curtis (Ruth) Cornelius, Amy (Rick) Cornelius, Bethany (Don) LaRoche, Jamie (Lee) Cornelius, Adam Cornelius, a daughter in-law; Mary Cornelius, 16 grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two brothers and a sister; Tom (Julie) Sullivan, John (Beverly) Sullivan, Eileen (Ben) Seymour and a dear friend; Harold Eichenger.  She was predeceased by four children; Lynda, Scott, Kellie & Craig Cornelius and two great-grandchildren; Shontae and Donavin.

 Funeral and committal service will take place Wednesday September 28, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Sr. Mary Epple R.S.M. will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Herbert S. Wood “Herb”

Friday, September 16th, 2011

East Tawas, Michigan

(formerly of Bay City)


     Herb passed away Friday, September 16, 2011 at Bay Regional Medical Center, age 74.  He was born September 1, 1937 in Flint, MI to the late Squire and Hazel (Bard) Wood.  Herb grew up in the River Rouge area most of his younger life and was a tremendous athlete.  He was an All State basketball player and cross country runner during his high school and college years at Western Michigan University.  Herb was a veteran of the US Marine Corps and retired from Saginaw Grey Iron after 30 years of dedicated service.  He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge in Tawas, Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed fishing and golf.

     Surviving are three children: Cindy (James) Wood Randazzo, Richard (Boryana) Wood and Debra (John) Cataldo, their mother, Patricia (LaLonde) Wood, eleven grandchildren: Lindsay and Haley Randazzo, David, Alex, Dylan, and Brandon Wood, Jack, Jessica, Julia, Joseph, and Jianna Cataldo, one great granddaughter, Adelynn Wood, one sister in-law, Lizbeth Mellor and brother in-law, Doug Schweitzer.  Herb was predeceased by his step-father, Claude Mellor, two brothers: Melvin and Thomas Mellor and two sisters: Patricia (Peter) Keen and Jeanette Schweitzer.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Church.  Fr. Craig Albrecht will celebrate Mass.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and at church on Tuesday after 10:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Camp Fish Tales.

Russell Clingaman

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


     Russell passed away, Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Brian’s House with his family by his side, age 97.  He was born October 10, 1913 in Denver, Indiana to the late Samuel and Bessie (Whitney) Clingaman.  Russell married Marion Schoenenberger in St. Boniface Church on June 12, 1937; she predeceased him on March 19, 2011.  He was a salesman and billing clerk for over 39 years with First Automotive and a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church.  Russell and his wife Marion volunteered many hours at church counting the collections and helping where they were needed.  He was an avid bowler and enjoyed working in his garden, bird watching, fixing and teaching the family how to repair things.  Russell was a very handy man and loved working with his hands and spending quality time with his family.  He kept thriving for more knowledge and adventure right up to his last days he was with us.  He was a 3rd Degree Brother Knight for over 60 years with the Knights of Columbus Council #414.  Russell also was a pallbearer with the Knights of Columbus and received Knight of the Year in 2008.

     Surviving are three children; Barb Krzywosinski, of Kawkawlin, Carol (Tom) Rau, of Port Charlotte, FL, Jim (Vikki) Clingaman, of Richwood, TX.,  a daughter in-law; Dorothy “Peachie” Clingaman, of Essexville, eleven grandchildren; Roy Jr. (Lori) Krzywosinski, Deborah Pyscher, Cindy (Dave) Ferrio, Dan (Shanna) Krzywosinski, Gail Marinari, Mark (Kathy) Rau, Willis (Nathalie) Clingaman, Rodney (Ashley) Clingaman, Connie Herek, William Jr. (Joan) Clingaman, Bristan Clingaman, eighteen great- grandchildren and one brother, Kenneth Clingaman.  He was predeceased by two sons; William Sr. and Thomas Clingaman, a son in-law; Roy Krzywosinski Sr., two grandsons; Trent Clingaman, Dustin Lackey, a great-grandson; Christopher Clingaman, two brothers, Leon (Lavonne) and Wendell (Maxine) Clingaman, two sisters, Lois (don) Clark and Garnett (Jack) Dock and a sister in-law, Joyce Clingaman.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:00am at St. Vincent DePaul Church.  Fr. Robert J. Meissner will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Tuesday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Russell and Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Bible Presentation will be held Monday at 6:30pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Brian’s House Hospice Care, Knights of Columbus Council #414 or St. Vincent DePaul Church.

Thomas Craig Wilson

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

WilsonPhoto Kawkawlin, Michigan


Mr. Wilson passed away Monday, September 5, 2011 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit with his children at his side following his courageous battle with cancer.  Age 60 years.  Tom was born in Bay City to Emory Joseph and Florence Ethyl (Moore) Wilson on March 1, 1951.  He graduated from T. L. Handy High School and served with the U. S. Army in Korea as a Medical Corpsman and was employed with Stevens Cycle Sales in Bay City for over 41 years.  His grandchildren were cherished dearly and “spoiling” them was a top priority along with cooking and watching NASCAR.

 Tom is survived by his three children, Jill Anne (Matthew) Toporski, Kristen (+1 – Jenny Rathjczak) Wilson and Craig Wilson (fiance’ Amanda Behmlander) along with his special grandchildren Kennedy Wilson, Tavin Toporski and Mattisyn Toporski.    Mr. Wilson is also survived by his sisters and brothers, June (Bill) Rueff, Norm (Bonnie) Wilson, Patricia Wilson and brother-in-law Larry Wielen.  Besides his parents Tom was predeceased by his siblings Gloria Wielen, Beverly Wielen and Clare Wilson. 

The funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Squires Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Atchinson officiating with Military Honors conducted by the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes


A very “special” thank you on behalf of Tom’s family goes out to Bill and Debbie Stevens of Stevens Cycle Sales and the entire staff at Covenant and Saginaw Radiation Oncology

Louis Furlin Jr.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011


Louis Furlin, Jr. passed away Friday, September 2, 2011 after his lengthy battle with cancer at 83 years of age.  He was born on December 30, 1927 in Irwin, PA to the late Louis and Mary (Semifero) Furlin Sr.  Louie was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish where he served numerous roles as a parishioner.  He was a graduate of Central Technical Institute in Kansas City, MO and proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Orleck from 1944 – 48.  A technical “wizard” in the communication and media field, Mr. Furlin worked for WLWT of Cincinnati, OH, WDTV (KDKA) in Pittsburgh, PA, WNEM-TV of Bay City and finally retired from Gerity Cable of Bay City.  He was loyal to the American Legion along with the Knights of Columbus Council 414 and the 4th Degree of Bishop Murphy K of C Assembly.


On February 19, 1955 he married the “Love of his Life” Beverly Ann Davidson.  “Bev” passed away September 29, 2004.  They shared their life of nearly 50 years together.  Louie is survived by his son Christopher of Seattle, WA, his daughter Maria Straley (Rick Valliere), granddaughter Rena Osborne, sister Delores Kendzelic of PA, brother Robert of PA, Brother-in-law Robert (Patricia) Davidson of Bay City, Sister-in-law Connie Davidson of CO, along with many nieces, nephews and a host of special friends who have been blessed with his friendship and loyalty.


His Italian heritage was of great importance frequently recalling his younger years growing up in the Pennsylvania coal mine regions, the zest of cooking with brother, Robert and planning dinners for his friends at the “high rise” at Pineview in Essexville.  For 9 years Lou held the office of Financial Secretary for Council 414 in a most dedicated way, striving to make every penny count for the betterment of the Knights he served.  His latest venture was working the 414 Bingo at Village Hall each Wednesday, sharing his pleasantries with those he knew or those he happened to meet for the very first time.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Dale Orlik Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at St. Joseph Church at 11:00 a.m.  Private burial will take place at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home Tuesday from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the Church Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  The parish Vigil will take place Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. followed by members of the K of C Council 414 offering  the Resolution of Condolence and by the 4th Degree Chalice Dedication.


It is Louie’s request that in lieu of flowers those wishing an expression of sympathy please consider St. Joseph Church or the donor’s favorite charity.