Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Norman T. Hebert “Bunny”

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011


Bay City, Michigan


Mr. Hebert passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011 at Brian’s House age 78.  Son of the late Hervey “Bunny the Barber” and Elizabeth (Ackerman) Hebert he was born November 12, 1932 in Bay City.  He married the former Loretta M. Kryszak August 14, 1970.  She survives him.  Norm was a Chemist at Dow Chemical for many years before retiring in January of 1986.  He was an avid reader, enjoyed history and loved technology.

 Surviving besides his wife Loretta he leaves one son and a daughter in-law; Craig S. (Shelly) Hebert, one grandson; Carter Hebert, two brothers in-law; Jerry (MaryLou) Kryszak, Danny (Colleen) Kryszak and his grand dog; Lexy.  He was predeceased by his granddaughter; Hayleigh Hebert, mother and father in-law; Steve & Bernice (Ciesielski) Kryszak and a brother in-law; Fr. Marian Kryszak.

 Funeral Service will take place Thursday August 4, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home with private burial in Oakwood Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 7p.m.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Brian’s House.

Maxine A. Dombroski “Mickey”

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


     Mickey passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Carriage House of Bay City with her family by her side, age 81.  She was born January 8, 1930 in Bay City to the late George A. and Mary (Michalak) Krygier.  Maxine married Joseph A. Dombroski on October 4, 1958; he predeceased her on October 6, 2008.  She retired from Bay City Chevrolet in 1985 and enjoyed going to the casino with her husband and playing bingo.

     Surviving are her four children: Mark (Luci) Dombroski, Mary (Alan) Proctor, Tom and Paul Dombroski, two beautiful grandchildren Maxine thought the world of: Audrey (Justin) Clark and William (Kelly) Proctor, one precious great granddaughter, Abigail Marie Proctor, two brothers, Clarence and Arthur Krygier, and three sisters in-law: Blanche, Karen and Helen Krygier.  Maxine was predeceased by four brothers: Leonard (Mary), George, Ernest and Sylvester Krygier and three sisters: Jeanette (Ben) Stevens, Romaine (Everett Young) Torka and Dorothy Krygier.

     The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 11:00am at the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate and inurnment will be held later at Denton Township Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association or McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice.

     The Dombroski family would like to thank all the staff at the Carriage House for their kind and compassionate care they extended Maxine and her entire family during her stay there.

William V. Schiattone

Monday, July 25th, 2011


Schiattone, William V. 

Bay City, Michigan formerly of Brooksville, FL.


William V. Schiattone our loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother passed away Saturday July 23, 2011 at MidMichigan Stratford Village of Midland at age 93.  Son of the late John & Grace (Campeggia) Schiattone, born December 26, 1917 in Pontiac, Michigan.  Bill served in the Merchant Marines during WWII.  He worked at Dow Chemical and later retired from the American Hoist & Derrick.  Bill married the former Josephine Morofsky and she predeceased him May 10, 1993.  He then married Virginia Mills and she predeceased him October 9, 1999.  Bill had an insatiable quest for knowledge and technology and was very instrumental while working at Dow Chemical Company welding the first satellite that was sent into space.  Bill loved his family and enjoyed telling stories.  He had many hobbies and enjoyed being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.


Surviving is one daughter; Judith (John) Collins, two grandchildren; Darlene (Steve) Kusterer, William “Billy” (Cyndi) Madison, four great-grandchildren; Capt. Mitch (Carmen) Kusterer, Ben Kusterer & his friend Kirsten and Tyler & Kayla Madison.  Also surviving is one brother and three sisters; John (Beverly) Schiattone, Pearl Galus, Elizabeth DeBats, June Barber and many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a daughter; Sandy, granddaughter; LeeAnn and numerous brothers and sisters.


The family would like to thank the staff at MidMichigan Stratford Village for the loving care and friendship that was shown to Bill over the years.


A Memorial service is being planned for Saturday August 20, 2011 at the Squires Funeral Home with inurnment in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Visitation and time of service will be announced in a later edition.

Trevor J. Klida

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011


Bay City, Michigan


Trevor J. Klida age 30 passed away suddenly Thursday July 14, 2011 at his good friend’s house Shaun Boucher.  Trevor was a loving father to his girlfriend’s 4 year old son JoJo (Josiah).  He is survived by his family who misses him deeply.


Surviving is his mother; Debra (Rowell) Algar and stepdad Brian Algar, his father; Joseph Kilda, Trevor’s girlfriend; Heather Sosnowski, half-brother; Shane Simons, grandparents; Dolores Kraenzlein, Richard & Beverly Rowell, Fran Klida and Patricia Klida.  Also surviving are six uncles and three aunts; Matt Klida, Joe Rowell, Rick & Jan Klida, Mike & Lois Rowell, David Klida, Cindy & Chuck Sherman, Laurie & Tom Borysiak, Ann Lichon, Lennie Rowell, many cousins and his good friend Shaun Boucher who was there for him at the end and his many friends who he touched and will be remembered by for his kind heart.  He was predeceased by his grandfather; Clarence Klida and step-grandfather; Robert Kraenzlein.

 Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service is being scheduled for a later date.

Ernestine A. Grischke (Gauthier)

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Linwood, MI.   


  Our loving wife, mother and faithful servant of Jesus Christ went home to be with her Lord Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Brian’s House, age 83.  She was born December 31, 1927 in Bay City to the late Ernest and Beatrice (Light) Gauthier.  She married Leslie J. Grischke and together they celebrated 65 years of marriage.  She enjoyed playing piano and spending time with family.

     Surviving besides her husband, Leslie is seven children: Jean (Edwin) Kulka, Michael (Jane) Grischke, Steve, Bruce and Jack Grischke, Mary Beth (Mike) Smith and Jonathan (Vivien) Grischke, 17 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.

     Private services were held at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson officiated.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Brian’s House or a charity of donor’s choice.

Wanda Ellen Higgins

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan    


     Ellen passed away Sunday July 3rd at the age of 85.  Ellen was born on March 16,1926  in Bay City, Michigan to Homer and Ethel (Blood) Kimball .  She was christened Wanda Ellen Kimball but all who loved her only called her Ellen or Sam. In 1947 Ellen graduated from Bronson Hospital School of Nursing in Kalamazoo as a registered nurse. She then returned to Bay City and started her career at Bay Medical Center (formerly General Hospital). While working the evening shift she met her beloved husband to be William “Bill” Higgins. Bill introduced her to his family as “Sam”, so named because of the beautiful legs of T.V detective Sam Spade’s secretary. He was obviously smitten with her, her legs and her beautiful red hair. They were united in marriage on April 14, 1951. After almost 30 years of marriage Bill preceded her in death.  They had one son, Thomas Lynn who died in 2009.  Also preceding her in death were her twin sister who died at birth, brother Meryl Kimball, and sisters Lucille Ballard and June Staudacher.  

     Ellen is survived by grandsons Chase and Ryan Higgins and her daughter-in-law Janet Higgins who lovingly visited her regularly and over saw her care.  Ellen was an active member of Kawkawlin Community Church , serving on many committees threw out the years.  She was a gatherer of strays, whether they were people or animals, taking care of each one that came her way. But Ellen had a special place in her heart for Boston terriers and none in her family can see one without thinking of her. She was a loyal friend to many, giving freely of her time and nursing skills. Stories abound of her kindness during times of trial in others’ lives. After 60 years, Ellen still stayed in contact with her former nursing school classmates and former coworkers. She so enjoyed her weekly lunches with the “old nurses” as she referred to them. She loved her nieces and nephews as if they were children born of her own body, being actively involved and interested in every part of their lives right up until the end. She was more than just an Aunt she was a mother and grandmother to many. No matter what the season, she seemed to always have a cozy fire burning in the living room of her river side home, which was filled with cats, a dog or two and birdsong. She was a prolific letter writer, still sending out birthday cards and letters until recently. We will always be looking for your birthday card in the mail with a stick of Doublemint in it. She passed on to her nieces the art of crochet, of making pecan pies ,the joy of reading, love of animals and the best pretzel salad ever. She taught us by example how to give, be interested and to be interesting. We will always love you and miss you.

     The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 11:00am at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor David Dunn will officiate.  Private interment will take place in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Saturday after 10:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Kawkawlin Community Church or a charity of donor’s choice.

   “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”