Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Edward Nelson

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Essexville, Michigan


     Mr. Nelson passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region, age 90.  He was born November 23, 1922 in Bangor Township to the late Otis L. and Esther (Parker) Nelson.  Edward married Jennie V. Brinnion on May 24, 1947; she survives him.  He graduated from Bay City Central in 1942 and was a WWII veteran, serving his country during WWII.  Edward retired from Dow Chemical Company in 1981 after 34 years of dedicated service.  He was a member of North Euclid Church of God and its’ building committee.  Edward loved playing baseball in his younger years, hunting and the outdoors.  He coached Little League in Bangor Township for many years and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving is his wife, Jennie, three children: Bonnie (Henry) Eckhardt, Connie (Albert) Trischler and Steven (Lori) Nelson, grandchildren: Scott (Tracy) Lukowski, Brian Friedle, Christina (Tim) McDonald, Dale (Andrea) Friedle, Tara Stewart, Ashley Nelson, Sheryl Nelson, Rachel Mask, Matthew Trischler, Caitlyn (Patrick) Junius and Colin Nelson, many great grandchildren, one brother, Richard (Mona) Nelson, one sister, Patsy (Norman) LeFevre, several nieces and nephews.  Edward was predeceased by two brothers, Otis and Harry and three sisters: Beverly, Celia and Bernice.

The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 11:00am at North Euclid Church of God, 3430 N. Euclid Ave., Bay City.  Pastor Brad Windlin will officiate.  The Committal Service and Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Tuesday after 10:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes” or the American Cancer Society.

Patricia A. Niergarth (Johnroe)

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Bay City, Michigan


Patricia passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013 at her home, age 71.  She was born August 31, 1941 in Bay City to the late Albert and Mary (Simon) Woodman.  She married Alfred K. Johnroe; he predeceased her on July 5, 2003.  Patricia was a member of Riverwalk Baptist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and spending time with her children, grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Surviving are five children: Julie (Dale) Decker, Anne (Dave) Rhyan, Ken (Sheila) Johnroe, Bridgette King and Kristin (Jeff) Wade, twelve grandchildren: Mackenzie and Savannah Decker, Brooke (Drew) Barnhill, RJ Charbonneau, Kenneth and Kiana Johnroe, Cody, Brittny and Zachary King, Raven, Keenan and Bailey Wade, three great grandchildren: Cayden, Joshua and Jace, three brothers: Tom (Tina), John and Bob (Shannon) Woodman and two sisters, Ida (Jake) Bublitz and Metsi (Jim) Brown.  Patricia was predeceased by one brother, George Woodman, one sister, Debbie Phillips and a sister in-law, Patti Woodman.

The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:00am at Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Steve Roe will officiate and interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Thursday after 9:00am.

Donald Scott Rogers

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Bay City, Michigan, formerly of Grand Rapids, Michigan


     Donald, age 52, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013 at his brother, Robert’s home.  The son of Dr. Donald and Sally (Redden) Rogers, he was born in Detroit on August 23, 1960.  Don was a letter carrier with the US Postal Service in Grand Rapids for over 27 years.  He enjoyed photography, biking and aviation.

Surviving is a son, Brad Rogers, his parents, Dr. Donald and Sally Rogers, one sister, Susan (Gordon) Hoffman, one brother, Robert (Lori) Rogers, nieces and nephews,  Kayla (Matthew) Livingston, Nathan, Nolan and Allie Rogers, great-nephew, Landon Livingston, several aunts and uncles including Patricia (the late Kenneth) Rogers and Bob and Pam Redden, and several cousins.  He is also survived by many dear and treasured friends.

A Memorial Service for Don will be held Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2:00pm at Messiah Lutheran Church, 501 S. Catherine Street, Bay City, MI 48708.  Rev. Andreas Teich will officiate.  Friends may call at Squires Funeral Home, 211 N. Henry Street, Bay City, MI 48708 on Saturday from 1:00 to 8:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods, 82214 Pfeiffer Farms Drive SW, Byron Center, MI 49315 or McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 3140 W. Campus Drive, Bay City, MI 48706.

Don’s message to his caregivers is, “I would like to mention these important people who really helped me extend my life and the quality of life.  Dr. Ryan Figg, Dr. Timothy O’Rourke, Dr. John Mulder and my oncology nurse, Beth Peterson.”

Lori Webster (Gutzmer)

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

webster-new pictureLori passed away Saturday March 16, 2013 age 55, surrounded by her family.   She was born February 17, 1958 in Saginaw.  Lori retired from Saginaw Delphi Chassis.   She truly enjoyed being around the water in the summer time.

Surviving are her two children; Justin and Trisha Zalucha, her mother, Eleanor Gutzmer, one brother and a sister; Donald (Shelley) Gutzmer, Lynne (Jeff) Robinson and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father; Leo Gutzmer.

A Memorial Service celebrating Lori’s life will be Friday March 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Brian Robinson will officiate.  Friends may arrive at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donor’s favorite charity.

Margaret Geraldine McMann

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

McMann -newbct185Margaret passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region, age 98.  She was born December 18, 1914 in Bay City to the late James & Theresa (McLellan) Jameson.  Margaret married Virgil J. McMann and he survives her.  She was a Registered Nurse and a teacher at Mercy Hospital.  Margaret graduated from Saginaw Valley State University.  She enjoyed playing bingo, cards and dancing.


Surviving besides her husband Virgil she leaves one daughter;  Karen Weber, one step-daughter, Nona (Robert) Knoeller, a grandson, Matthew (Tami) Weber, two great-grandchildren, four step-daughters and several special family members and grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a step-son, a step-daughter and two sisters.


A Memorial Service will be celebrated Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 12:00 noon from Unity of Bay City.  Rev. Greg Cole will officiate.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Unity of Bay City.

Elizabeth Lee Patterson

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Indianapolis, Indiana

(formerly of Bay City)


     Lee passed away Friday, March 8, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after a long courageous battle with cancer, age 53.  The daughter of Guillermo and Eusebia Eva (Hernandez) Galindo, Jr. she was born October 15, 1959 in Bakersfield, California.  She married Clarence “Joe” Patterson, Jr. on May 19, 1984; he survives her.  Lee was the oldest of nine children and her family meant the world to her.  Holidays had a special place in her heart; she also had the gift to gab and make friends with anyone she met.

Surviving is her husband, Joe, two sons, Joseph W. (Lacee Horton) and Robert J. (Melissa Barrett) Patterson, one grandson, James W. Patterson, her parents, Guillermo “Willie” and Eva Galindo, Jr., eight siblings: Robert (Nanette), Francisco “Frank”, Alvino Galindo, Diana (Russell) Jimenez, Veronica and Urbano (Tracy) Galindo, Maria DeJesus (Don) Ramos and Gonzalo (Jessica) Galindo, several nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:00am at In His Presence Ministries Church, 4521 Monitor Road.  Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Thursday after 10:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society or In His Presence Ministries Church.