Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Robert Floyd Rooker

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

rookerphotoBay City, Michigan


     Robert passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 at Brian’s House with his family by his side, age 73.  He was born December 22, 1938 in Bay City to the late Edward W. and Amanda M. (McKee) Rooker.  Robert married Faith C. Farnsworth on August 31, 1957; she survives him.  He retired from Bay City Chevrolet in 1999 after 35 years on dedicated service.  He was a member on the UAW Local #362 and an avid deer hunter.

     Surviving besides his wife, Faith is six children: Mike (Lollie) Rooker, Carolyn (Chuck) Knapp, Pat (Jamie) Rooker, Brian Rooker, Kathy Skaggs and Christie (Lyle) Calcaterra, fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, two nieces, Mary and Keri Kelly and two special friends, Danny Calcaterra and Barb Edsall.  Robert was predeceased by his sister, Judy Kelly.

     The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 4:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Michael Wood will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00am to 4:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Darlene C. Basner

Friday, February 10th, 2012


Darlene C. Basner passed away suddenly Friday morning February 10, 2012 at her home age 67 years.  Daughter of the late Charles Sr. & Clara (Charbonneau) Duval she was born March 25, 1944 in Bay City.  She married Dewey J. Basner November 7, 1964 in Bay City and he survives her.  Darlene truly enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Surviving besides her husband Dewey, she leaves four children; John F., Dewey J. II, Stanley M. Basner, Sheila M. Tacey, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one due shortly.  Also surviving are two brothers and three sisters; Charles Jr. (Loretta) Duval, June (Wayne) Wagner, Karen (Tom) O’Connor, Ted (Becky) Duval, Bobby Jo Duval, step-mother; Joyce Duval and her friend, Ray Hewitt. She was predeceased by a daughter; Clara M. Basner, a grandson; Jerry Stevens and her mother in-law and father in-law; Samuel & Emma Basner.


Funeral Service will take place Monday February 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Deacon Mike Arnold will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Monday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Melanie Kay Schmidt

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012


Melanie Kay Schmidt passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday February 5, 2012 age 36 years.  She was born December 13, 1975 in Bay City.  Melanie enjoyed the outdoors, riding her bike, exercising and loved being around animals.

 Surviving is her mother; Patricia (Schlitt) Foerster, her son; Tyler, two sisters and two brothers; Carrie (Tim) Brown, Amy (Doug) Szczepanski, Raymond Schmidt Jr., Jonathon (Edith) Schmidt, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father; Raymond Schmidt and a sister; Wendy Patterson.

 Cremation has taken place.  No Visitation or services are planned.   Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Dolores D. (McKimmy)(Jones) Schnepp

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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          Dolores was born on May 7, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Ottomar and Frances McKimmy.  At the age of 78, after years of fighting the ill effects on diabetes, on January 21, 2012, Dolores went peacefully to sleep loving Jesus with family at her bed side.


Survivors include children: Karla (Jones) Davis of Midland, Gary and Dawn (Jones) Toner of Harrison, Travis Schnepp of Hawaii, Tracey and Patty Schnepp of Midland, John and Peggy Schnepp of Berrien Springs.  Step children, Craig and Barbara (Schnepp) Miller of Twelve Mile, Indiana, Bob and Becky (Schnepp) Phillips of Beaverton, Milton and Brenda (Schnepp) King of Prescott, Norman and Betty (Schnepp) Nielson of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands,Bobby and Candy Schnepp of Beaverton, Bonnie (Schnepp) Deller of Midland.  Daughter in laws: JanElla Schnepp of New Orleans, Lousiana, Joyce Schnepp of Beaverton.  Grandchildren:  Stanley, Joshua and Jon August Inman; Hadassah, Johnathan, Hanavaeh, Zachariah, Havvah Schnepp; and Griffin Schnepp.  Great-Grandsons:  Matthew and Brandon Inman.  Caregiver:  Diane Tilford, Housemate:  Chrissi Edwards.  Sisters:  Rosalyn (McKimmy) and (Glenn) Fitzpatrick of Gladwin, Kenneth and Sharon (McKimmy) Kalnbach of Bridgeport, sister-in-law, Laura McKimmy of Beaverton.  Brothers:  Doyle and Marilynn McKimmy of Bridgeport, Donald and Carla McKimmy of Bad Axe.  Possibly hundreds of others that she claimed as her own and in turn claimed her.  She loved and was loved.


She is predeceased in death by three children, Billy, Christine and Dennis J. Jones, her husband, T. Edward Schnepp, and ex-husband James W. Jones.  Brother:  Merle McKimmy.  StepSon:  Bradley Schnepp, Grandson, Joseph Jason Woodman,  Son-in-laws, Jesse J. Woodman and Richard N. Davis.


Dolores was a member of the Sun City West, Arizona, Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Dolores Schnepp’s Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Edenville S.D.A. Church in Edenville, Michigan with Pastor Hodet presiding.  Dinner will be served after service by the beloved members of the Edenville, Estey and Gladwin S.D.A. Churches.

George Joseph Swierzbin

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan


Our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away on January 25, 2012 at age 88. George was born February 21, 1923 in Bay City to Alexander and Blanche (Widlowski) Swierzbin. He married Rita D. Satkowiak on June 15, 1946 at St. Stanislaus Church and she survives him. A graduate of Bay City Central High School and Northeastern School of Commerce, George worked for forty-one years at the Dow Chemical Company in Midland. He retired from his position of business operations planner in 1984. George was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church for many years, where he served as business manager, education commission chairman, parish council member, lector and greeter. He was also chairman and member of the Saginaw Catholic Diocesan Board of Education, charter member and Grand Knight of St. Stephen Council Knights of Columbus 4102, board member and tutor for the Bay Area Literacy Council, and member of the Polish Heritage Society. George was a long-time volunteer for Bay City Public Schools and assisted Polish immigrants in learning English.


Surviving are his wife, Rita, and children, Randall T. (Barbara) Swierzbin of Midland, Bonnie J. Swierzbin (Tom McGee) of St. Paul, MN, Cynthia A. Roberts of Bay City, and John S. (Jane) Swierzbin of Sacramento, CA, and grandchildren, Laura, Emily and Ryan Swierzbin, Justin House, and Jennifer Roberts. George is also survived by his two sisters, Rita (Harold) Soper of Midland, and Florence Margherita of Lady Lake, FL, sisters-in-law, Alice Rezmer, Marguerite Petrimoulx, Mary Anna Satkowiak, brother-in-law Peter Satkowiak, and many nieces and nephews.


The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father Robert Meissner will celebrate the Mass and interment will be at St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call at Squires Funeral Home on Sunday, January 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 10:00 a.m. A Parish Vigil Service for George will be held Sunday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Bay Area Literacy Council, the Helen M. Nickless Volunteer Clinic of Bay City, or Right to Life of Michigan.

Candie Marie Spitnale

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan


     Candie passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at home with her family by her side, age 30.  The daughter of Harold D. and Penny Sue (Bluntschly) Spitnale she was born October 27, 1981 in Midland, MI.  Candie was employed with Compassionate Care as a private duty caregiver and a CNA for over 3 years.  She was baptized and attended Peoples Baptist Church, Bay City.  She was an avid Detroit Tiger fan and enjoyed going to the beach, spending time with her beautiful daughter and family.  Candie was a very loving and caring person; she will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

     Surviving is her daughter, Veronica Spitnale, Veronica’s father and Candie’s boyfriend, Chad Walker.  Candie’s parents, Harold and Penny Spitnale, her brother, Keith D. Spitnale and her extended loving and gracious family; Keith, Delynn and Chris Walker.

     The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 1:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. Daniel R. Hester will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00am until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered to “Family Wishes.”