Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Riva Ahler

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

AhlerRiva (Hoyle) Ahler age 82 passed away Wednesday June 19, 2013 at her home.  She was born April 1, 1931 in Arenac Co. to the late William & Hazel (Dora) Lehman.  Riva married James Hoyle in 1950 and he predeceased her in 1971.  She then married John Ahler in 1981 and he predeceased her in 2007.  Riva worked for the Bay City Board of Education for over 30 years before retiring in 1992.  She was a member of the Bay Area Retired School Personnel.  Riva was an avid bowler and enjoyed crocheting and knitting.


Surviving is one daughter and a son; Debra (Dale) Preston, Dexter Hoyle, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters and a brother; Mary Lou (Walt) Rainwater, Ernest Lehman and Linda Jean Johnroe.  She was predeceased by two sisters; Betty Sauve and Thresa Werth.


Funeral Service will take place Monday June 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Chaplain Doug Bassett from Heartland Hospice will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 5 – 8 p.m. and on Monday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Lorne “Kipp” Meisel

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

meisel-bct255Kipp Meisel age 63 passed away on Monday June 4, 2013 at Saginaw Senior Care and Rehab Center surrounded by his family. He was born February 26, 1950 in Bay City to the late Lorne and Mary (Minor) Meisel.  Kipp married the former Nanette “Nan” Ricard September 26, 1981 in St. Joseph Church.  She survives him.  Kipp worked at the Bay County Road Commission for over 20 years, was President of the Bay County Fair Board and was a member of the Bay City Jaycees.


Surviving besides his wife Nan, he leaves a son and daughter; Matthew (Alissa) Meisel, MaryBeth Meisel and three grandchildren.  Also surviving is his mother in-law; Bernadine Ricard, one sister; Marilyn (Tom) Lokey, a brother; Louis (Debra) Meisel, four brothers in-law and a sister in-law; Joe (Mary) Ricard, Pat (Karen) Ricard, Marie (Ron) Moore, Bill (Sherri) Ricard, Rick (Julie) Ricard and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father in-law; Harvey Ricard and a brother in-law; Morrie Ricard.


The family would like to thank Saginaw Senior Care and Rehab Center, Dr. Kahn and the entire staff for the wonderful and compassionate care that was given to Kipp.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday June 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from The Church of St. Boniface.  Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate with private burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Kip at 7:00 p.m. Thursday.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Nina I. DeRosia

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Bay City, Michigan


Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities, age 92.  Nina was born April 29, 1921 in Onaway, Michigan to the late John and Mary (Brady) Long.  She married Elton R. DeRosia on May 18, 1940; he predeceased her in June of 1993.  Nina attended Cornerstone Baptist Church.  She enjoyed playing cards and was a good friend to everyone who knew her.

Surviving are four children: Elton L. DeRosia, Karen (Bruce) Sevener, Sandra (Terry) Coyer and Keith (Debra) DeRosia, eleven grandchildren: Moni, Dawn, Jason, Jeremy, Kaeleen, Shane, Todd, Laura, Matthew, Rachel and Renae, seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.  Nina was predeceased by four sisters: Ann Heinz, Peggy McClary, Edna Kerkau, Hattie Miller and two brothers, Otis and John Long.

A Celebration of Nina’s life will be held Wednesday at 1:00pm at the Squires Funeral Home.  Private interment will take place at Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00noon until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Beacon of Hope Pregnancy Center.

Gerhard W. Muller

Friday, May 31st, 2013

muller-bct252Gerhard W. Muller age 93 passed away Thursday May 30, 2013 at the Bay Medical Care Facility.  He was born August 22, 1919 in Brieg, Germany to the late William and Luise (Behrend) Muller.  Gerhard married the former Elenore A. Annen May 22, 1948 and have celebrated over 65 years of marriage, she survives him.  He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  Gerhard retired from the Wayne Co. Road Commission after 30 years of service and then took up farming and later retired from that.  He was the President of the Detroit Model Yacht Club.  Gerhard truly loved farming & raising cattle, reading and writing plays for theaters.


Surviving besides his wife Elenore, he leaves three children; Constance (Henry) Lewandowski, Ralph (Ilze) Muller, Roberta Holtsmark, a son in-law; Russell Schwarz, six grandchildren. Eric (Farideh) Lewandowski & their son, Anton, Laura Lewandowski, Amy & Kyle Schwarz, Dita & Bianca Muller and a sister in-law; Alvera Muller.  He was predeceased by a twin daughter; Anita Schwarz, a son in-law; Kjell Holtsmark, two brothers; Walter (Hermine) Muller and Heinz Muller.

Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of Gerhard’s life will take place at a later date.

Willliam P. McCarron

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

McCarron245William McCarron age 84 passed away peacefully Thursday May 23, 2013  at McLaren Bay Region surrounded by his family.  He was born December 5, 1928 in Wallaceburg, Ontario to the late Myles and Rose Christine (Stewart) McCarron.  Bill married the former Deloris Cnudde June 21, 1962.  She predeceased him January 26, 2011.  He was a Mechanical Engineer for General Motors for over 25 years before retiring.  Bill was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  He loved boating, working on stained glass and working in his yard.


Surviving are five daughters; Marlene (Dwayne) Jones, Susan (John) Dufresne, Roseann (Kevin) Holsinger, Roxane McCarron, Christine (Daniel) Wieland, eleven grandchildren; Shawn Jones, Monica & Michelle Dufresne, Kelsey, Kenna & Rylie Holsinger, Mya & Isabella McCarron, Jenna, Brady and Conner Wieland, three great-grandchildren; Dayton, McKenzie, Ella and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Kenneth McCarron.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday May 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Joseph Church.   Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday after 9:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Michigan Shriners.


James J. “Junior” Wheeler

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Bay City, Michigan


James passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at McLaren Bay Region, age 69.  He was born July 4, 1943 in Bay City to the late Marion H. and Marie F. (Hill) Wheeler.

Surviving are four children: Joe, Joey, David Wheeler and Amy Wheeler-Van Decar, their mother, Lynn Camaro, eight grandchildren, three sisters: Agnes, Frances and Martha and one brother, Leo Wheeler.

Cremation has taken place.  No services or visitation will be held at the Squires Funeral Home.