Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Paul P. Franek

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010


Bay City, Michigan

 Mr. Franek died Tuesday August 3, 2010 at Caretel Inns, age 94 years.  Son of the late Albin & Josephine (Skudlarek) Franek, he was born June 28, 1916 in Bay City.  He married the former Clara (Galganski) June 5, 1943.  She predeceased him in 1997.  Mr. Franek retired from Prestolite in 1978 after 41 years of service.  Paul was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, St. Stan’s A.C., Senior Citizens, League of Catholic Women and Men, St. George Society, and Pulaski Club.  Paul loved golfing, bowling, playing cards and watching the Detroit Tigers.


Surviving is one daughter; Ruth (Bob) Krawczyk, three grandsons; Jim (Theresa) Krawczyk, Russ (Rebecca) Krawczyk, Brian Krawczyk, four great-grandchildren; T.J., Trevor, Beau and Clara Krawczyk.  Also surviving are two sisters in-law; Isabelle Franek and Caroline Franek.  He was predeceased by three brothers; Joseph (Florence) Franek, Ted & George Franek, two sisters; Gertrude (Floyd) Buzalski and Florence (Lawrence) Kowalski.

 The family would like to thank Patti Babiarz for her thoughtfulness and care toward Paul and the staff at Caretel for their wonderful care.

 Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday August 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Fr. Richard M. Filary will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 – 5 & 6- 8 p.m. and at the church on Friday after 9:00 a.m.  Members of St. Stan’s Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at 2:00 p.m. Thursday followed by a parish vigil service for Paul at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Stanislaus Parish Campus Fund.

Petrinia Sue Burns

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Bay City, Michigan


     burnsphotoPetrinia passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Bay Regional Medical Center, age 45.  She was born August 22, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois to the late David and Patricia (Sharon) Dunlap.  She was a member of First Pentecostal Church in Bay City.

     Surviving are two daughters; Amy (Ryan) Howay and Theresa (Warren) Commire, four grandchildren; Hannah, Joseph, Isaiah, and Addisyn, one brother, Daniel Dunlap, two sisters; Jeanette (Leonard) Schmidt and Denise (John) Adams.  Petrinia was predeceased by her husband, Donald Burns, a son, David Ray Burns, her father, David Dunlap, mother and step-father, Patricia (Michael) Sierras, and her significant other, Joe Contreras.

     The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 12:00noon at First Pentecostal Church, 2884 E. North Union Road, Bay City, MI 48706.  Pastor Michael Wood will officiate and interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church only on Tuesday from 10:00am until the time of service.  No visitation will be at the Squires Funeral Home.

A.Wayne Kelley

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Bay City, MichiganKelley-bct

 Mr. Kelley passed away Friday morning July 30, 2010 at Brian’s House age 81 years.  Son of the late Stewart & Louella (LeTourneau) Kelley he was born February 18, 1929 in Pontiac, Michigan.  He married the former Barbara LeFevre July 26, 1952 in St. Mary’s Church.  She survives him.  Mr. Kelley graduated from Michigan State University in 1951 and worked for William H. Rorer Pharmaceutical Company for over 30 years before retiring.  Wayne was a member of the American Contract Bridge League and the Michigan High School Athletic Association for over 40 years where he was an umpire and a referee in football, volleyball and girls softball.

 Surviving besides his wife Barbara he leaves five children; Thomas (Cheryl) Kelley, Beth Ann Kelley, Erin Kelley, Mary Ellen Kelley-Sweeney & her husband Mike, Daniel Kelley, five grandchildren; Tom Kelley, Ashley Jacobs, Jackson & Finn Sweeney, Tyler Long, one brother; Richard (Rose) Kelley and several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by one brother; Donald Kelley.

 A Memorial Service will take place Monday August 2, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Nancy Rivet will officiate.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 1 – 4 p.m..  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

James Robert Tory

Saturday, July 24th, 2010


Roseville, Michigan

 Mr. Tory passed away Friday evening July 23, 2010 at Brittany Manor age 85 years.  Son of the late Jack & Hulda Tory he was born September 28, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan.  Mr. Tory served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Medic.  Jim was owner and operator of Jim Tory Landscaping which he started in the 60’s and later retired.  He then moved to Manton, MI. where he had a Christmas tree farm.  Mr. Tory was a member of the Eagles in Manton and enjoyed taking care of his pets.

 Surviving are three children; William Tory, Allan (Judy) Tory, Patricia (Dave) Laskowski, seven grandchildren and one sister; Clarabell (Robert) Widman.

 Funeral Service will take place Tuesday July 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from the Squires Funeral Home with burial in Heavenly Rest Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. and on Tuesday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Heartland Hospice.

Evelyn Sampson

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Union City, formerly of Bay City

 Evelyn Sampson passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at Battle Creek Health System age 82 years.  Daughter of the late Bernard & Anna (LaLonde) Vander Wielen she was born June 19, 1928 in Bay City.  Evelyn enjoyed her family very much. She would like to go motor cycle riding, taking trips, gardening and making ceramics.

Surviving are two daughters; Linda (Wayne) Prichard, Nancy (Steve) Kinney, five grandchildren; Jackie (Ron) Worthington, Heath (Ronda) Prichard, Nicky (Ken) Hennaut, Steve (Kelly) Kinney, Stephanie (Matt) Krill, ten great-grandchildren; Brandon & Justin Prichard, Brittaney, Kinney & Cody Hennaut, Dustin, Jarod & Brianna, Charles and Katilyn Krill.  Also surviving are two sisters and a brother; Adeline Heitman, Loretta (Fred) Vink and Larry Wielen.  She was predeceased by a son; Clifford, a great-granddaughter Sharon Krill, one brother  and two sisters; Jane, Marie, Jerry and a brother in-law; Harry Heitman and a sister in-law; Gloria Wielen.

 Funeral service will take place Monday July 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Lloyd Ayres will officiate with burial in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 12 noon until time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Lillian R. Mersdorf

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Martinsburg, PA

(formerly of Bay City)


     Lillian R. “Grandma Lila” Mersdorf, 85, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Saturday evening, July 3, 2010 at The Village at Morrisons Cove in Martinsburg, PA.  She was born September 9, 1924 in Bay City to the late Raymond and Sadie (Miller) Socia.  She married Charles W. Mersdorf on June 11, 1943 in Bay City.  He predeceased her on May 21, 2003.  Lillian was a former member of Calvary Worship Center in Bay City, where she was a Sunday school teacher and served as a lay minister.  She retired as owner/operator of Lil’s Beauty Shop in Bay City with almost 50 years of service.  She enjoyed fishing, bowling, cooking, crafting, sewing, painting, camping, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. 

     Surviving are three sons; Ralph (Gloria) Mersdorf, Pinconning, Glen (Theresa) Mersdorf, Bay City, and Dennis (Naomi) Mersdorf, Wasilla, Alaska, three daughters; Bonnie (Rodney) Weyant, Martinsburg, PA., Dawn (David) Beer, Bay City and Carol (David) Kennedy, Haysville, KS; 27 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren and two brothers; Joseph and Thomas Socia.  Lillian was predeceased by an infant daughter, Colleen, a great grandson, Joshua Thompson; two brothers, Paul and Buster, a sister, Geraldine Houghtaling, her step-mother, Sally Socia and her step-father, Hank Norgan.

     The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 11:00am at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Rollin Tanney will officiate and interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Saturday after 10:00am.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be given to The Activities Department or Asera Care Hospice, c/o The Village at Morrisons Cove, 429 S. Market St., Martinsburg, PA., 16662.