Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

John R. Hill

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Bay City, MI.

 Mr. Hill died Thursday April 29, 2010 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center age 64 years.  Son of the late Frederick Hill & Donna (Hartley) Fisher he was born July 23, 1945 in Bay City.  John served in the U.S. Army and retired as a painter.

 Surviving are five children; Carol, Lee Ann, John Hill, Lisa (Terry) Labombard, Sue (Kurt) Scheibner, fifteen grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and one brother; Leroy (Nannette) Hill.  He was predeceased by a sister; Sandra Hill.

 Cremation has taken place there will be a private memorial service at a later date.

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Beatrice M. Gronlund

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Flint, Michigan

 Mrs. Gronlund passed away Wednesday April 28, 2010 at Huron Woods Nursing Center age 89 years.  Daughter of the late Frank & Leona (Collier) Ryers she was born June 7, 1920 in Essexville, MI.  Beatrice married Joseph Kraycs.  He predeceased her.  She then married Albert A. Gronlund and he also predeceased her.  Mrs. Gronlund was a member of the World Wide Church of God.

 Surviving are two children; Joan (Robert) Lawrence, Barbara Jacobs, eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one sister; Ruth Gilmore.  She was predeceased by a son; Jerry Kraycs and a brother.

 There will be no visitation or services at the funeral home.  A private graveside service will take place at a later date.

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Lorena E. Gunther

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

 Mrs. Gunther passed away Friday April 23, 2010 at Heartland Hampton age 97 years.  She was born March 31, 1913 in Bay City to the late John & Mary (Kranzlein) Garner.   She was united in marriage to Aleck L. Gunther November 5, 1930.   He predeceased her May 10, 1965.  Lorena worked at Prestolite for over 39 years before retiring.  She was very active in the retiree’s group at Prestolite and Area 4 retirees.  Lorena was an active Local 526 Union member and served 8 years as a Committee Woman retiring in 1973.  Mrs. Gunther was a life time member of First United Church of Christ and the Friendship Circle.

 Surviving is one daughter; Noreen (Harold) Conley, one son; James (Dixie) Gunther, ten grandchildren; Kaylynn (Rick) Olszowy, Mike and Lynn Conley, Keven (Paul) Pfenninger, Laurie (Jeff) Hamme, Mark (Sue) Conley, Aleck II. (Amy) Gunther, Jamie (Robert) Habowski, Gregory (Connie) Gunther, Pamala (Jeffery) Brock, Scott Gunther, twenty two great-grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren, several nephews, nieces and cousins.  She was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters; Arthur, Rudolph & John Garner, Viola Olson and Florence Greenwood.

 The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the staff at Heartland Hampton for their compassion and care.

 Funeral service will take place Tuesday April 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Freda Lawther will officiate with private burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider First United Church of Christ or charity of their choice.

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Peter H. Schneider

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Coconut Creek, Florida

 Peter H. Schneider age 58 of Coconut Creek FL., passed away Monday April 19, 2010.  Son of the late Harold & Frances (Mika) Schneider he was born November 19, 1951 in Highland Park, Michigan and moved to Florida in the early 70’s where he met Ronnie the love of his life in 1982.  He will always be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his ability to always make everything alright.

 Surviving is his loving partner Ronald Paeth who will forever love and miss him.  Also surviving are two brothers; Daniel (Tara) Schneider, Lawrence J. (Deborah) Schneider and a large loving family from both his and Ronnie’s side and many loving and caring friends.

 Funeral Service will take place Saturday April 24, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Fr. George Serour will officiate with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 5 – 9 p.m. and on Saturday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

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Lorraine J. Basner (Schalk)

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan

      basnerphotoLorraine passed away Monday, April 19, 2010 at Bay Regional Medical Center, age 56.  She was born December 15, 1953 in Bay City to the late Floyd and Ellen (Reinhardt) Schalk.  She married Stanley “Mike” Basner on October 3, 1981 and he predeceased her on February 6, 2009.  Lorraine was an avid bingo player, a member of the Church of Daniels Band and a life member of the AM Vets Post 22 Auxiliary.

     Surviving are five children; John Basner, Alan (Heather) Gower, Shannon Basner, Brent Basner, and Tevin Basner, seven grandchildren; Alan and Katie Gower, Corrina Obermiller, Keaton, Madelyne, Paul, and Elayna Basner, three brothers; Floyd (Brenda), Monte, and Dale (Diane) Schalk, five brother in-laws; Robert “Butch” (Meredith), Dewey (Darlene), Sam (Gail), Harry, and Kenneth (Debra) Basner, and special friends; Jack (Dar) Pennel, Roger Badour, and Katie Doyle.  Lorraine was predeceased by three brothers; Mark, Steven, and Chad Schalk.

     The Funeral Service will be held Friday, April 23, 2010 at 11:00am at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Jim Huggard will officiate and graveside interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 to 8:00pm and Friday after 10:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes” or the Fresenius Dialysis Center in Essexville.

Lester R. Bovia

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Kawkawlin, Michigan

 Mr. Bovia died Sunday April 18, 2010 at the Bay Regional Medical Center age 86 years.  He was born March 6, 1924 in Essexville, Michigan.  Les married the former Donna Scott.  She predeceased him April 26, 2008.  He served in the U.S. Army.

 Surviving are five children; James (Samantha) Bovia, Judy Gilman, Marcia Granger, Beatrice (James) Stepanski, Richard (Deanne) Long, many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 There will be no visitation or services from the funeral home.

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