Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Martin J. Willette “Mark”

Sunday, May 27th, 2012


Mark Willette passed away Saturday evening May 26, 2012 at the Bay Medical Care Facility surrounded by his family age 44 years.  Son of the late Joseph H. & Shirley L. (Ravencraft) Willette he was born November 16, 1967 in Bay City.  He married the former Robyn J. Smith and she survives him.  Mark enjoyed playing pool and playing cards.


Surviving besides his wife Robyn he leaves one son and two daughters; Brandon (Angie) Willette, Brianne Willette, Brooke Willette and two granddaughters; Shianne and Lyliana.  Also surviving is his father in-law and mother in-law; Ken & Margaret Smith, three sisters; Karen (Ken) Sylvester, Joanne (Wayne) Abram, Julie (Terry) Wilson, four half brothers and one half sister; Joseph (Janet), Robert, Brian (Lori), Virgil Willette, Penny Reed and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by a brother: Harold Coppinger.


Funeral Service will take place on Thursday May 31, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Joe Atchinson will officiate.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2 – 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

L.Z. Joseph Fournier

Friday, May 25th, 2012

fournierphotoDavison, Michigan

(formerly of Bay City)


     Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012 at his residence, age 91.  He was born May 11, 1921 in Bay City to the late Napoleon and Tessie (Ammon) Fournier.  He married Bettie Jean Cosens in Visitation Catholic Church on October 28, 1944; she survives him.  Mr. Fournier was a tool and die maker at the Buick Transmission plant in Flint and retired in 1985 after many years of dedicated service.  He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Davison, MI.  Mr. Fournier enjoyed spending time with his family and was well liked by his friends and all who knew him.

     Surviving besides his wife, Bettie is two children: Cherie (Robert) Carter and Gary (Mary Ann) Fournier, five grandchildren: Paul, Brian (Jennifer) and Jill Carter, Matt (Stacy) and Jason Fournier, one great granddaughter, Claire Fournier.

     The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:00am at Visitation Catholic Church.  Fr. Steven Fillion will celebrate Mass and entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 2:00 to 8:00pm and at church on Tuesday after 9:00am.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to a charity of donor’s choice.

     The Fournier family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of dad’s caregivers, especially Joyce Yedniak, Lisa Hahn and Anna Adams for their kind and compassionate care they gave our loving father.

Gregory Paul Lanczak

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Lanczak - tv-5

Greg passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at his mother’s home age 33 years.  He was born July 6, 1978 in Bay City.  He served in the U.S. Navy.  Greg enjoyed fishing, riding his motorcycle, cooking especially barbecuing and spending time with his family and friends.


Surviving is his mother; Debra (Sisson) Lanczak, two brothers and two sisters; Kirt, Brent, Lisa and Lindsey Lanczak.   Also surviving is his grandparents; James & Thelma Gregory, his nieces and nephews; Kamren, Landon, Brooklyn Lanczak and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  He was predeceased by his father; Paul G. Lanczak and his grandparents; Steve & Dorothy Lanczak.


A Celebration of Greg’s life will take place with visitation on Thursday May 24, 2012 from 2 – 6 p.m. at the Squires Funeral Home followed by military honors by the Bay County Veteran’s Council.  Those planning an expession of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Carol Lee Valead

Thursday, May 10th, 2012


Carol passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family age 76 years.  Daughter of the late Floyd E. “Pop” & Frances (Rand) Valead she was born July 16, 1935 in Bay City.  Carol served in the U.S. Air Force.  She worked at Meijers on Wilder Rd. for many years before retiring.  Carol volunteered at Do-All and the Bay County Historical Society- Musuem.  She enjoyed going to estate sales with her sisters, working in her flowers and refinishing antiques.  Carol love taking care of her two grandchildren.


Surviving are two daughters; Michelle Reed, Maranie (Kevin) Holt, two grandchildren: Kara and Alex.   Also surviving are three sisters; Janet (Dick) VanAkker, Joan (Bill) Williams, Barb Valead and one brother, John (Joann) Rand.  She was predeceased by a sister; Geraldine Valead and three brothers, Chuck (Maxine) Ice, Don (Annabelle) Valead, Buck (Karen) Valead and many other half brothers and half sisters.


A gathering to celebrate Carol’s life will be celebrated Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 5 – 8 p.m.  at the Squires Funeral Home.   Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Barbara J. Pelletier

Friday, May 4th, 2012



Barb passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family age 60 years.  Daughter of the late Clarence & Sylvia (Klauka) Bellinger she was born December 29, 1951 in Saginaw, Michigan.  Barb retired as case worker for the State of Michigan and was a member of Calvary Worship Center.


Surviving is a son; Thomas “T.J.” (Shay) Pelletier, two grandchildren: Avery & Tristin Pelletier, beloved niece and nephew: Erick & Allie Bellinger, nine sisters and two brothers, Sharon (Don) Jarczynski, Debra (Larry) Hatfield, Regina (Gary) Richardson, Lonnie (Larry) Leidlein, Arnold Geise, Arna Sexton, Kendra (Gary) Banks, Audra ( Donnie) Brown, Chad (Yolanda) Bellinger, Clara (Jon) Schwab and Laura Bellinger.  She was predeceased by a brother: Joseph Bellinger.


The family would like to thank Heather Ivey and Sacha Strait for the wonderful care given to Barb.


Funeral Service will take place Monday, May 7, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. from the Squires Funeral Home. Pastor Dana Simmons will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider family wishes.

Norma Helen Winkler (Hall)

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

winkler-our webBay City, Michigan


     Norma passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at McLaren Bay Region, age 77.  She was born January 30, 1935 in Saginaw to the late Walter A. and Marcella C. (Mackenzie) Hall. 

     Norma was a proud mother of ten children: Charlie Gohm, Carl Gohm, Brenda Pease, William Gohm, Sharon Kern, Lori Rousse, Gladys Gohm, Julie Gohm, Kim Gohm and William Brewer, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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