Archive for the ‘Squires Obituaries’ Category

Margaret O. James

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


    jamesphoto Margaret passed away Friday, January 28, 2011 at Brian’s House, age 79.  She was born July 5, 1931 in Kingman, Kansas to the late Edison and Charlotte (Robinson) James.  Margaret was a 3rd grade teacher for over 25 years in the Bay City Public School District.  She was a member of New Life Missionary Church and the school teachers union.  She enjoyed embroidery and crewel work.

     Surviving are two brothers: Dwight (Peggy) James and Larry (Linda) James, five nieces and one nephew.  Margaret was predeceased by one brother, Robert (June) James.

     The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 3:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Pastor Jonathan Boyer will officiate.  Private interment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:00am until the time of service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to “Family Wishes.”

Deloris McCarron

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

McCarron, Deloris M.

Essexville, Michigan


Deloris M. McCarron (Cnudde) of Essexville was called home to her Lord on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 age 80 years.  Daughter of the late Frank & Julia (Hoornert) Cnudde she was born February 7, 1930 in Hampton Township.  Deloris was married to Bruce Martell.  He predeceased her February 14, 1961.  Deloris then married William McCarron June 21, 1962.  He survives her.  Mrs. McCarron worked at Bay City Chevrolet for 17 years.  Deloris was a member of St. Joseph Church.  She enjoyed crocheting, making ceramics and stain glass.  Deloris was a wonderful wife, mother and an amazing grandmother to her eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.


Surviving besides her husband Bill, she leaves five children; 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, Conner Wieland and three great grandchildren; Dayton, McKenzie and Ella.  Also surviving is one sister; Alice (Elmer) Bokhart and a sister in-law; Beatrice Cnudde.  She was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters.


The family would like to thank the staff of 2 West at Bay Medical Care Facility for their kindness and compassion during the last four months of Deloris’s journey on earth.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday January 31, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Joseph Church.  Fr. Patrick O’Connor will officiate with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Monday after 9:00 a.m.  There will be a parish vigil service for Deloris on Sunday at 7:00 p.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Richard I. Dishaw

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Kawkawlin, Michigan


    dishawphoto Richard passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Medilodge of Sterling, age 80.  He was born February 18, 1930 in Bay City to the late Lawrence and Leta (Janisse) Dishaw.  He married Annabelle E. Zink on April 30, 1949; she predeceased him on September 16, 2002.  Richard was a semi-truck driver with General Motors Saginaw Manufacturing Plant Local 467 for over 33 years and retired on May 1, 1988.  He enjoyed fishing, traveling and woodworking. 

     Surviving are three sons: Lawrence G. Dishaw and Sharon Krohn, his children: Brian L. and Michelle Dishaw; and Jennifer M. and Jeramine Morris; their mother, Marie Nutt, Dennis R. and Bethany G. Dishaw and their sons: Jason D. and Bradley A. Dishaw, Michael J. and Debra K. Dishaw and their children: Matthew M. and Laura J. Dishaw, Adam R. Dishaw and Amy Lyn Dishaw, two great grandchildren; Parker James Morris, Emily Mack Dishaw and one sister, Juliann Meyer.  Richard was predeceased by his step-father, Peter Nowak, two brother in-laws, Carl Meyer and Walter Zink, three sister in-laws: Eleanor (Floyd) Talaga, Luella (Richard) Woodman, and Edna (Alex) Talaga.

     A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 12:00pm at Squires Funeral Home.  Fr. Robert DeLand will officiate.   Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00am until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Alzheimer’s Association or “Family Wishes.”

Virginia P. Blossey

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Bay City, Michigan


      Blosssey-bctVirginia passed away Wednesday January 12, 2011 at the Bay Regional Medical Center age 79 years.  Daughter of the late John & Bernice (Filarski) Schefke she was born June 3, 1931 in Belknap Twp.  She married Robert R. Blossey in 1973.  He predeceased her July 29, 1980.  Virginia was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Past President of the Rosary/Altar Sodality where she belong to group # 1, Senior Citizens, Legion of Mary, League of Catholic Women and Men, Past President of the Eagles Aerie #1010 Auxiliary, Past Commander and Life Member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary, Past Senior Regent of the Moose Lodge #367, Past President of the National Association of the Physically Handicapped, Retired Eagle Activity Club and Eagles District 5 chairperson and a member VFW Ladies Auxiliary #485.  Virginia was a very loving, caring and spiritual person who will be missed by us all.


     Surviving are five children: John Dehring, Suzanne (Stevens) Jacobs, Mary Louise (Paul) Caspers, Sandy (James) Koebke, Gerald & David Dehring, 46 grandchildren and many great and great-great grandchildren.  Also surviving are two sisters: Clara Mulka, Theresa (James) Ohlrich and one brother: Leonard (Jackie) Schefke.  She was predeceased by two sons: Robert & Raymond Blossey, two daughters: Geraldine Stanley, Madelyn Gould and one brother and two sisters: Louis (Rosemary) Shefke, Mary (Steve) Majeski and Blanche (Norm) Johnson.


    The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday January 15, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.  Fr. Richard M. Filary will officiate with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Friday from 2 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Saturday after 12:30 p.m.  Members of St. Stan’s Rosary/Altar Sodality and Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at 2:00 p.m. Friday followed by a parish vigil service for Virginia at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Stanislaus Campus Development Fund or Bay Area Women’s Center.

Dorothy D. Bailey

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Mrs. Bailey passed away Thursday December 30, 2010 at Tender Care Nursing Home in Cass City age 86 years.  She was born January 27, 1924 in West Branch.  Dorothy married Glenn Bailey.  He predeceased her.  Mrs. Bailey was a Seamstress for Dapper – Do for many years.

 Surviving are three sisters: Darlene Valley, Lucille Pauley, Loretta Reiss, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by 13 brothers and sisters.

 Cremation has taken place with private inurnment in St. Patrick Cemetery.

Lyle W. Ahrens Sr.

Friday, December 24th, 2010


Mr. Ahrens died Wednesday December 22, 2010 at the Bay Regional Medical Center age 85 years.  Son of the late George & Emma (Blohm) Ahrens he was born August 7, 1925 in Saginaw.  Lyle married the former Helen Osmus April 30, 1949 in Saginaw.  She survives him.  Mr. Ahrens served in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 1st Calvary Division and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts.  Lyle worked for the Saginaw News for 10 years and the Bay City Times for 30 years before retiring in 1985.  He was a member of Faith Church of the Nazarene and was very active in the church including being a Greeter, Deacon, Choir Member, Sunday School Teacher and driving the church van for the children’s ministry.  Leading people to the Lord was Lyle’s lifelong mission and greatest joy. Lyle was a member of the DAV and the Purple Heart.


Surviving besides his wife Helen he leaves 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, Elizabeth Ahrens-Opp, Amber (Tim) Bauer, four great grandchildren: Daniel & Claire Ahrens, Noah & Ethan Bauer,one brother: Jim Hughes, several nieces, nephews and Lyle’s dog “Prince”.  He was predeceased by a granddaughter: Melissa Ahrens, his twin sister and her husband: Lillian (Wilmer) Bluemlein.


Funeral service will take place Tuesday December 28, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. from Faith Church of the Nazarene.  Rev. Dwight W. Kingsbury will officiate with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Monday from 4 – 8 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday after 10:00 a.m.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Good Samaritan Rescue Mission or Faith Church of the Nazarene.