Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Wayne H. Reinhardt

Monday, December 26th, 2011


Mr. Reinhardt passed away Saturday morning December 24, 2011 at Brian’s House age 66 years.  Son of the late Roy W. & Ethel (Jacobson) Reinhardt he was born June 18, 1945 in Bay City.  He married the former Barbara M. Krauss May 31, 1986 in Bay City.  She survives him.  Wayne served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  He was past Commander and a Life member of the VFW Post 3724 in Standish and the VFW Post 485 in Bay City.  Wayne was also served as District 11 Commander.  After getting out of the Army, Wayne joined the National Guard and spent 13 years in it and retired in 1986 after completing 20 years.  Wayne worked for G.M. for 25 years before retiring in 1996.  He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and enjoyed woodworking.


Surviving besides his wife Barbara he leaves two children; Wayne Reinhardt Jr., Dawn (Todd) Fini, six step-children; Richard (Janice) Doud, Duane (Pamela) Doud, Diane St. Laurent, Bryan Doud, Bonnie Passannante, Cindy Doud, four grandchildren, twelve step-grandchildren and three step- great grandchildren.  Also surviving is one brother and two sisters; Richard (Casey) Reinhardt, Diane (John) Wolfe and Lynda (Mike) Gerard.  He was predeceased by a sister; Marilyn Reinhardt.


A Memorial Service will take place Wednesday January 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. from Faith Lutheran Church.  Rev. Daniel Meckes will officiate with military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council after the service.  Friends may call at the church only on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Verla J. Linton

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


     Verla passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at Brian’s House, age 87.  She was born August 16, 1924 in Twining, Michigan to the late Basil and Elizabeth (Morley) Lee.  She married Alexander Linton in Ohio on May 3, 1939; he predeceased her on June 22, 1982.  Verla owned and operated Linton AFC Home for over 30 years and was a bus driver for the Bangor Township Schools.  She was a former member of Fraser Road Church of God.  She loved to ride her motorcycle, dance and often opened her “big heart” to help others.  She had a very extensive hat collection and liked wearing a different hat every day.  Verla’s children and family will miss her homemade bread and wonderful cooking.  “She was the best cook in the whole state.”

     Surviving are five children: Karen (James) Johnson, David (Marilyn) Linton, Sharen (Dennis) Husa, Connie Linton and Brian (Vanessa) Linton, 25 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, one brother, Robert Lee, and two sisters, Ann Middleton and Donna (Mike) Laszlo.  Verla was predeceased by two sons, Alex and Everette Linton, a grandson, Randy Linton, one brother, Edward Lee and two sisters, Dorothy Adams and Hazel Whitford.

     The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 11:00am at Bay Valley Christian Church.  Rev. Dennis C. Lee will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Wednesday after 10:00am.

Paul A. Majznerski

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Paul Majznerski passed away Thursday December 15, 2011 at the Bay Regional Medical Center age 69 years.  Son of the late Norbert & Genevieve (Gramacki) Majznerski he was born July 14, 1942 in Bay City.  Paul served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Bay City Chevrolet after 35 years of service.  He enjoyed woodworking and fishing.

 Surviving are four children; Mary Ann Lawler, Jill, Mike (Suzanne), Marcia Majznerski, five grandchildren; Eric & Kristi Neitzel, Tiffany Hart, Ryan & Holly Lawler, one sister; Camille (Bill) Nelson and two nephews.

 A Private memorial service will take place at the Squires Funeral Home.  Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation at the funeral home.

James R. Leavitt

Thursday, December 8th, 2011


James R. Leavitt passed away Wednesday December 7, 2011 at Brian’s House age 71 years.  He was born November 5, 1940 in Bay City.  Jim was a member of the Brick Layers Union and enjoyed horses.

 Surviving are three children; James (Tammy) Leavitt, Teri (Dwight) Haag, Cinde (Ward) Kehr, 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is his mother; Margaret (Dominowski) Leavitt, three brothers and a sister; Russell (Geri) Leavitt, Stanley (Marsha) Leavitt, Mary (Bob) Jablonski, Lyle Leavitt and a close friend; Ted.  He was predeceased by his father; Russell Leavitt and his brother Pat.

 Funeral Service will take place Monday December 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate with burial in Mt. Forest Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Brian’ House.

Bernard A. Cook

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


     Bernard passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011 at St. Mary’s of Michigan, age 90.  He was born February 17, 1921 in Kawkawlin, Michigan to the late Fred and Anna (LaPan) Cook.  Bernard married Patricia Joan Hewitt on June 22, 1946; she survives him.  He was a World War II veteran and served his country with the United States Army.  He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Bay County Veterans Council, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart #514.  He enjoyed woodworking and traveling.


     He is survived by his wife Patricia, four children: Andrew B. (Joan) Cook, Phyllis (Thomas) Smith, Joan M. Cook and Daniel J. Cook, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mary Satkowiak.  Bernard was predeceased by three brothers and one sister.


     The Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal will be celebrated Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:00am at St. James Catholic Church.  The Bay County Veterans Council will have their military honors for Bernard immediately following Mass. Fr. William Gruden will celebrate Mass and interment will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM and at church on Wednesday after 10:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Bay County Veterans Council or St. James Catholic Church.

Edward D. “Commander” Schumann

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

SchumannEdwardPhotoEdward D. (Commander) Schumann, age 48 years, passed away suddenly Friday, December 2, 2011. He was born in Bay City on January 4, 1963, the son of the late Edward J. and Yvonne “Beson” Schumann.


He was retired from AT&T where he held the position of Vice President of his union and was a Union Steward.  He took pride in his collections of walking canes, fedora hats, and Star Trek memorabilia.  He enjoyed Frank Sinatra, and the Rat Pack. He was an avid supporter of the Democratic Party, and a frequent volunteer. He was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bay City. He loved to sing karaoke, smoke cigars and spend time at the Riverwalk.  He loved family, and family traditions were extremely important to his life.


He is survived by his son, Nathaniel Michael Schumann, along with his brothers and sister, and their spouses: Theodore & Rita Schumann, Henry Schumann, of Bay City, Sarah & Roger Pajot, of Linwood, LeRoy & Sheri Schumann, Pierre Schumann, and a special cousin, Edward & Patti Reaume of Bay City. He is also survived by his nephews and nieces Todd & Kristin Pajot, Traci & Nick Knoll, Terri Pajot, Ted, Rachel, Sarah, Christopher, Michael Schumann, Tyler, & Denae Dietlein. 


Visitation at Squires Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 4th, 5-8 pm, Monday, Dec. 5th, 2-8 pm.  Funeral service at Holy Trinity Church on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 11 a.m.; he will lie in state at 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral.  Fr. Bert Gohm will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. A Parish Vigil Service for Edward will be held Monday at 6:30pm.


In lieu of flowers, donations for family wishes would be appreciated.