Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Helen J. Ahrens

Monday, October 17th, 2011

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Helen Ahrens passed away Saturday October 15, 2011 at Brian’s House age 81 years.  Daughter of the late Alexander & Nellie (King) Osmus she was born June 19, 1930 in Saginaw.  She married Lyle Ahrens, April 30, 1949, in Saginaw.  He predeceased her December 22, 2010.  Helen was a member of the Faith Church of the Nazarene where she spent most of her time in church activities and serving God.  She was active as a church greeter, choir member, Adult Sunday School Teacher & worker, Missionary President and participated in the bus ministries.  During her retirement years, Helen and Lyle vacationed in Phoenix and Milwaukee, visiting her children and grandchildren.  Helen was a wonderful and loving grandmother to her grandchildren.

 Surviving are 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, Amber (Tim) Bauer, Elizabeth Ahrens-Opp, four great-grandchildren; Daniel & Claire Ahrens, Noah and Ethan Bauer.  Also surviving is one sister; Betty Broemser, one brother; Duane (Nancy) Osmus, two brothers in-law; Louis Winget, Jim Cronkright and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a granddaughter; Melissa Ahrens, three sisters; Lola Winget, Hazel Cronkright, Delores Glazier, one brother; Robert Rix and her dog; Prince.

 The family would like to thank the staff at the Bay Regional Medical Center and Brian’s House for the excellent care that was given to Helen. They would also like to thank Pastor Kingsbury for his devoted friendship over the years.

 Funeral Service will take place Saturday October 22, 2011 at 11:00a.m. from Faith Church of the Nazarene Church.  Rev. Dwight W. Kingsbury will officiate with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 4 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission, Faith Church of the Nazarene or family wishes.

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Mara Lee Deladurantaye

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Webberville, MI

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Mara Lee Deladurantaye passed away peacefully, with her family at her side on Friday, September 7, 2011 at Sparrow Medical Center in Lansing.  Age 72 years.  She was born in Bay City, MI to the late Lee and Helen (Larssen) DeLorge on June 9, 1939.  On October 19, 1957 she married the love of her life, Thomas Deladurantaye.  Together they had five children, daughters Joan (William) Ritz , Melanie (Robert) Burns, and sons Joseph and Raymond III (Dorothy) Deladurantaye.  Mara was pre-deceased by her son Michael and her in-laws Ray and Bea Deladurantaye and sister-in-law Jeanne DeLorge.  Mara cherished her grandchildren Edward, Tina, Rebecca, Sarah, Raymond IV, Stephanie, Joseph J., Robert T., Cody, Samantha and Michael Jr., along with 10 great grandchildren and two brothers, Tom DeLorge of Vass, NC and Stan (Jackie) DeLorge of Bay City.

 

The Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 from St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville.  Friends may call at the Niblack Funeral Home in Fowlerville on Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at Church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

 

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Sparrow Hospital CCU for the professional and compassionate care given to Mara during her time of need.

Clara M. Metzgar

Friday, October 7th, 2011

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Clara passed away Saturday October 1, 2011 at the Cartwright Center age 83 years.  Daughter of the late Charles & Annie (Willard) Aldrich she was born September 21, 1928 in Bay City.  She married Gilbert Metzgar January 22, 1955 in Freeland.  He predeceased her in 1980.   Clara worked as a Travel Agent for most of her life and she enjoyed traveling and reading.

 Surviving are two step-children; Roger (Janet) Metzgar, Sandy (Dale) Hecht, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Also surviving is one sister; Ida Howard and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a daughter; Mona Marie Metzgar, two sisters and a brother; Lucy (Frank) Passariello, Hattie (Dick) Leidy, Willard (Iola) Aldrich.

 A Memorial Service will take place Friday October 14, 2011 at 12 noon from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Ken Cline, Pastor Amber Shaw and Pastor Jeff Ralph will officiate with inurnment in Garfield Twp. Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer Foundation or New Life Christian Fellowship.

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Amy Travis Van Wormer

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan

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     Our loving wife, mother, sister and friend passed away with her family by her side, Monday, October 3, 2011 at MidMichigan Health Center in Midland after a courageous 13 year battle with cancer, age 49.  The daughter of John W. and M. Rose Lee (Thomas) Travis, she was born February 24, 1962 in Bay City.  Amy married Christopher D. Van Wormer in Visitation Catholic Church on October 18, 1986; he survives her.  Amy and Chris were just two weeks short of their 25th Wedding Anniversary.  She was a member of St. Boniface Church and enjoyed playing golf and sharing her wonderful sense of humor.  Amy was an avid Detroit Tiger Fan and loved to spend time with her daughters and family.

     Surviving is her husband, Christopher, two daughters: Rachel Ann and Lauren Whitney Van Wormer, her mother, Rose Lee Travis, two brothers: Paul (Luann) Travis, Richard (Sharon) Travis, one sister, Julie (John) Rapisarda, father and mother in-law, James (Patricia) Van Wormer, two sister in-laws: Victoria Jordan, Kathe (Steve) Schmidt, one brother in-law, Jim (Joanie) Van Wormer, several nieces and nephews.  Amy was predeceased by her father, John Travis and one brother, Tim Travis.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 7, 2011 at 11:00am at St. Boniface Church.  Fr. Dale Orlik will celebrate Mass and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Thursday from 1:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Friday after 10:00am.  A Parish Vigil Service for Amy will be held Thursday at 7:00pm at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Christopher F. “Coffee Cup” Cline

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan

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     Mr. Cline passed away Monday, October 3, 2011 at Bay Medical Care Facility, age 84.  He was born October 14, 1926 in Sterling, Michigan to the late Clarence and Charlotte (Fuller) Cline.  Christopher married Dorothy J. Groh on July 14, 1951; she predeceased him on March 21, 2011.  He was a truck driver for over 47 years and retired from Davis Cartage.  He enjoyed working on cars, his truck and maintaining is yard at home.

     Surviving are three daughters: Deborah Cline, Sherry Hill and Michelle (Richard) Wrathell, six grandchildren: Holly (Brad) Velding, Ashley Bowker, Kristy (Ryan) Haut, Rocky Bowker, Kristen (Van) Hill-Davis, and Brandon (Amanda) Cline, nine great grandchildren, two brother in-laws: Bernard (companion, Betty) Groh, James (Elaine) Groh and one sister in-law, Eleanor (companion, Ted) Stuck.  Christopher was predeceased by an infant daughter, Amy, a daughter, Wendy Cline, one brother, Alvin (Margaret) Cline and one sister, Thelma (Bill) Carson.

     The Funeral Service and Rite of Committal will be held Friday, October 7, 2011 at 11:00am at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Daniel Hester will officiate and interment will be in Woodmere Cemetery, Sterling.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00am until the time of service.

Gary R. “Jake” Jaynes

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan

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     Gary passed away Thursday, September 29, 2011 at his home, age 76.  He was born October 18, 1934 in Bay City to the late Harry and Leona (Bradfield) Jaynes.  He married Barbara A. Wilson on August 10, 1957 while serving his country with the US Army at Fort Hood, Texas; she survives him.  Gary was a professional floor covering installer for over 30 years.  He enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, deer hunting, camping in Wolverine, sports and his dogs: Bruiser, Troubles and Sadie.  Gary loved spending time with his family and making new memories for them to carry on as well.

     Gary is survived by his wife of 54 years, Barbara, one son, Roger (Michelle) Jaynes, four grandchildren: Jennifer Jaynes (fiancé, Kyle Niedrich), Greg, Kyle and Karrie Jaynes, one brother, Harley (Barbara) Jaynes, four nephews and nieces: Bob (Vivian), John, Debbie Jaynes and Peggy (Brian) Knopp.

     The Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 3, 2011 at 2:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate and interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and Monday after 1:00pm.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice or “Family Wishes.”

     The Jaynes family would like to thank all the nurses at McLaren Visiting Nurse and Hospice for their heartfelt support and professionalism they extended Gary and his entire family.