Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Lyle W. Ahrens Sr.

Friday, December 24th, 2010


Mr. Ahrens died Wednesday December 22, 2010 at the Bay Regional Medical Center age 85 years.  Son of the late George & Emma (Blohm) Ahrens he was born August 7, 1925 in Saginaw.  Lyle married the former Helen Osmus April 30, 1949 in Saginaw.  She survives him.  Mr. Ahrens served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 1st Calvary Division and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.  Lyle worked for the Saginaw News for 10 years and the Bay City Times for 30 years before retiring in 1985.  He was a member of Faith Church of the Nazarene and was very active in the church including being a Greeter, Deacon, Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher and driving the church van for the children’s ministry.  Leading people to the Lord was Lyle’s lifelong mission and greatest joy. Lyle was a member of the DAV and the Purple Heart.


Surviving besides his wife Helen he leaves four children:  Lyle W. Ahrens Jr., Ronald L. (Mary) Ahrens, Cynthia (Jim) Opp, Paul (Nancy) Ahrens, six grandchildren: Ronnie (Shannon) Ahrens, Elizabeth, Steven, Brian Ahrens, Elizabeth Ahrens-Opp, Amber (Tim) Bauer, four great grandchildren: Daniel & Claire Ahrens, Noah & Ethan Bauer,one brother: Jim Hughes, several nieces, nephews and Lyle’s dog “Prince”.  He was predeceased by a granddaughter: Melissa Ahrens, his twin sister and her husband: Lillian (Wilmer) Bluemlein.


Funeral service will take place Tuesday December 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from Faith Church of the Nazarene.  Rev. Dwight W. Kingsbury will officiate with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Good Samaritan Rescue Mission or Faith Church of the Nazarene.

Anne H. Mehlhose

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Bay City, Michigan


     Anne passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Bay Regional Medical Center, age 77.  She was born August 11, 1933 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Thomas H. and Antoinette (Kaelin) Bowling.  Anne was a teacher in the Bangor Township School District for over 30 years and a member of Faith Lutheran Church.  She received accreditation as a Master Diver in scuba diving and enjoyed gardening and sailing.

     Surviving are four children: Cheryl A. Kimbrue, Thomas H. Grant, Barbara K. Debo, and Adam R. (Toni) Grant, ten grandchildren: Caleb and Lauren Kimbrue, Christian T. Grant, Katie, Abby, Ellie Debo, Matthew, Justin, Cody, Charlie Grant, four great grandchildren: Karter Kimbrue, Alex, Justin and Zachary Grant.  Anne was predeceased by a grandson, Alex Grant. 

     Cremation has taken place.  A Memorial Service will be held Monday, December 27, 2010 at 1:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 11:00am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association.

     Anne’s children would like to thank all the staff members at Clare Bridge in Bay City and Auburn Care Center for their kind and compassionate care they gave mom and her entire family.

Viola “June” Loomis

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010


Mrs. Loomis passed away Monday December 20, 2010 at Huron Woods Nursing Home age 96 years.  Daughter of the late Jay & Elizabeth (Tackman) Corry she was born June 1, 1914 in Bay City.  She married Herald A. Loomis February 1, 1937.  He predeceased her in 2003.  June worked at Sears for many years as a Sales Clerk.  She attended Kawkawlin Community Church.  June enjoyed collecting tea cups, dolls and loved to crochet, knit and make ceramics.

 Surviving is one son: Thomas (Mary) Loomis, a son in-law: Richard Birky, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a daughter: Royal Birky, a granddaughter: Debbie Acker and five sisters.

 Funeral service will take place Thursday December 23, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Rev. David L. Dunn will officiate with burial in Heavenly Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.

John G. Buczek

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Bay City, Michigan


     buczekphotoJohn passed away peacefully Sunday, December 19, 2010 at his home, age 61.  He was born May 4, 1949 in Bay City to the late Loretta (Wachowiak) Buczek.  John was predeceased by his loving step-father “Pa”, Joseph Stepek and his father, Frank Buczek.  He married Michele L. Phelps in St. Joseph Catholic Church on June 21, 1969 and she survives him.  John served his country in the US Army Reserves for eight years.  He was a machine assembler at Newcor Inc., for over 20 years and was currently in the skilled trade machine repair department at Delphi/Nexteer Automotive.  John was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and enjoyed golf with his son, daughter and granddaughter.  He also enjoyed bowling and vacations with his wife.  John especially loved spending time with his family.  He was a special family man and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

     Surviving is his wife, Michele, his son, Corey and Lecia Buczek, his daughter, Renee L. Buczek, his granddaughter, Kenedy Buczek, John’s special dog, Nikki “Poochie”, one brother, Leonard Buczek, one sister, Andrea Deshaw, two sister in-laws: Pam Schatzer and Kip LeBeau, very special aunt and uncle, Cathy and Ed Wachowiak, and several other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  John was predeceased by his father and mother in-law, Kyle and Mary Phelps, one brother in-law, Terry Schatzer, and two nephews: Kyle and Michael Schatzer.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and graveside interment will follow in Floral Gardens Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 to 8:30pm and at church on Wednesday after 9:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for John will be held Tuesday at 7:30pm at the funeral home.  Per John’s request, memorial contributions may be directed to Multiple Sclerosis.

Ruth C. Whalen

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Mrs. Whalen passed away Sunday morning December 12, 2010 at The Carriage House of Bay City age 91 years.  Daughter of the late Rev. Fred E. & Louise A. (Lauchner) Wager Sr., she was born August 19, 1919 in Saginaw, Michigan.  She married James Roy Whalen April 24, 1940.  He predeceased her August 19, 1983.  Ruth was a former member of First Baptist Church of Essexville and loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Surviving are two children: James R. (Yvonne) Whalen II., Kathy (Joe) Winchell, six grandchildren: Trevor (Kelly) Winchell, Tanya (Brandon) Howell, Tracy Whalen & her special friend: Pat Swanton, Jason (Mandee) Winchell, Tammy Whalen & her special friend: Andy Eastman, Cory Winchell, seven great-grandchildren: Zachary, Breann, Libby, Indee & Ajae Winchell, Madison and Cooper Howell.  Also surviving are three sisters, two sisters in-law, two brothers in-law and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by several brothers and sisters and several brothers in-law and sisters in-law.


Per Ruth’s request cremation has taken place and there will be a Memorial Service on Wednesday December 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 – 8 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Anthony L. Lukowski Jr.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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Our loving husband, father, grandfather, son and brother passed away Thursday December 2, 2010 at Brian’s House age 53 years.  He was born September 30, 1957 in Bay City.  He married the former Abby Martinez who he loved and adored very much on September 8, 2001.  She survives him.  Tony was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

 Surviving besides his wife Abby, he leaves one son; Matthew Guoan, three step-children; Nicole (Christopher) Cusic, Luke Heinlein, Terra Kowalski, four grandchildren; Paula, C.J. & Alexander Cusic and Ayden Snyder.  Also surviving is his parents; Anthony & Maxine Lukowski Sr., his mother in-law and father in-law; Robert & Josie Martinez, two brothers and a sister; Alan (Connie) Lukowski, Brian Lukowski, Sue (Alan) Kusmierz, his favorite uncle; Dave Brzezinski and several nieces and nephews.

 A memorial service will take place Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  His father in-law Robert Martinez will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1 – 5 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.