Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Roderick “Rod” C. Ross

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012


Rod passed away Saturday September 1, 2012 at his home age 52.  He was born August 28, 1960 in Bay City.  Rod was co-owner and operator of Ackerman Brothers for many years.  He was a member of the Sault St. Marie Chippewa Tribe and the N.R.A.  Rod enjoyed riding his motorcycle, hunting and fishing.

Surviving are his two children; Stephanie & Michael Ross and their mother Jill.  Also surviving is his mother; Josephine (Awrylo) Ross, two brothers and two sisters; Neil Ross, Shirley Causley, Judy (Dan) Gruszynski, Norm (Rhonda) Quintel, many nieces, nephews and many friends.  He was predeceased by his father; Norm Ross.

A Celebration of Rod’s Life will be held on Wednesday September 5, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 3 – 6 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Wounded Warriors.

Nancy M. Hartman

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

HartmanPhotoBay City, Michigan

Nancy passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at McLaren Bay Region, age 54.  The daughter of Henry and Josephine (Cooley) Moss, she was born January 10, 1958 in California.  Surviving is her husband; John Hartman,   three children; Julie Rousse, Brian & John Akers, two step-children; Christina & Joshua Hartman and thirteen grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters and three brothers; Lori (Rodney) Akers, Lyndy, Todd, Henry and Jeremy Moss.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 12:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Kurt W. Eichinger will officiate and interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00am until the time of services.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Dennis Duane Albertson, Jr.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

dennis_albertsonDennis passed away suddenly Sunday August 19, 2012 at his home age 45 years. He was born March 30, 1967 in Bay City. Dennis worked for Fire Protection System for many years and later worked for Lake Painting Company. He was a member of New Bethel Temple Church. Dennis enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and was known as “Papa” to his granddaughter.

Surviving is his fiance; Stephanie Ann Wahr,three children; Dennis Duane Albertson III., Ryan Jean Albertson & Erin, Malarie Justine Albertson & her fiancee, Salvador and a son due in December, David Duane Albertson. Also surviving is a granddaughter; Montana Marie, two step-children; Gabby & Jacob, his mother: Sherry (Ballard) Albertson, the children’s mother: Debora Blossey, two sisters and three brothers: Judy (Louis) Hayes, Brian (Angie) Albertson, Mike Albertson & his friend Joanne, Randy (Jodie) Albertson, Shelly (Craig) Hebert, his best friend, Darren Rosengard and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father: Dennis D. Albertson Sr.

Funeral Service will take place Friday August 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home. Rev. Dusty Ballard will officiate with burial in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 3 – 8 p.m. and on Friday after 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Robbyn J. Lumbert

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan


     Robbyn passed away Monday, August 13, 2012 at her home, age 34.  She was born May 23, 1978 in Bay City.  Robbyn graduated from Pinconning High School in 1997.  She loved gardening and spending time with her family and friends.

     Surviving are two children, Jess Henry Fenstermaker-Allen and Kaylynn Marie Storm Lumbert, her mother, Mary (Michael) Bachman, three sisters and one brother: Krystalina (Charles) Schmidt, Jamison (Molina) Allen, Jeanine and Jeanelle Allen, grandparents, George (Ruth) Allen and several other members of her extended family.  Robbyn was predeceased by her father, Michael Allen and grandparents, Jerry (Jacquelyn) Spencer.

     A Memorial Service for Robbyn will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:00pm at Bay Valley Christian Church.  Pastor David Ferranti will officiate.  Friends may call at the church only on Thursday from 11:00am until the time of service.

Corey Ann Stringer

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

stringerphotoCorey passed away suddenly Tuesday August 7, 2012 at McLaren Bay Region age 32 years.  Daughter of the late Fred & Sandra (Ballard) Johnson she was born June 29, 1980 in Payson, Utah.  She married David Stringer and he survives her.

Surviving besides her husband David she leaves a step-son; Derek Stringer of UT., three grandchildren, her mother in-law; Connie Stringer of WA. and her grandparents; Fred & Faye Johnson.  Also surviving are five brothers; Ric (Jolene) Johnson, Jeff (Terri Lynn) Trujillo, Troy (Sharon) Trujillo all of Utah, Kim (Nancy) Barney of PA., Chris Johnson of UT., a brother in-law; Gary Stringer of CA., sister in-law; Donna (Phillip) Beasley-Gibson of WA. and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces ,nephews and friends.  She was predeceased by a brother; Kelly Barney, father in-law; Wayne Stringer and a niece; Whitney Johnson.

Cremation has taken place and there will be a memorial service that is being planned in Payson, Utah at a later date.

James D. Leland, Sr.

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Bay City, Michigan


     James passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 at his residence, age 86.  He was born August 6, 1925 in Kalamazoo.  He married Eva Mae Charbonneau in Visitation Catholic Church on August 6, 1949; she predeceased him on April 3, 2010.  James was a WWII veteran and served his country with the US Army.  In 1945 he received the Purple Heart Medal after being wounded in France.  He retired from Dow Chemical Company on May 29, 1981 and was a member of St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church.  James was a member of the DAV Chapter #9; he loved watching the Detroit Tigers and was a true sportsman. 

     Surviving are four children: Susan (Eugene) DeLong, James (Brenda) Leland, Jr., Donna (Richard) Scheffel and Stephanie (Ken) Cieslinski, twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, one daughter in-law, Mary Leland, one brother in-law,  Jack Matuszewski and one sister in-law, Isabelle Ruegsegger.  James was predeceased by a son, Patrick Leland, foster parents, Walter and Sylvia Ruegsegger, two sisters, Marie (Lawrence) Socia and Irene Matuszewski and one brother, Leo Ruegsegger.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church.  Fr. Craig Albrecht will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.  Military Honors, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council will be held immediately after Mass outside of church.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Wednesday after 10:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for James will be held Tuesday at 7:00pm at the funeral home.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes”, Mid-Michigan Hospice or St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church.