Our Obituaries

James G. "Palmer" Palmer, Jr.

December 12, 2019

James Gerald Palmer, Jr., "Palmer" was born in Bay City, MI on July 22, 1958 to the late James G. and Maxine (Flemming) Palmer. He passed away at his home on December 12, 2019. He was the former maintenance supervisor at the Bay City Country Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine on September 10, 2003 and 2 sisters: Carol Dietlein and Pam Palmer. Jim is survived by his 3...
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Thomas R. Rupp

June 30, 1939 - December 3, 2019

Thomas Richard Rupp was born in Bay City, MI on June 30, 1939 to the late Walter H. and Vivian (Bissonnette) Knapp. He passed away at McLaren Bay Region on December 3, 2019. He is survived by his children: Randall R. (Jean) Rupp and Tammy (Spencer) Webb, a daughter-in-law Connie Rupp, his grandchildren: Jordan Rupp, Taylor (Michael) Haslett, Connor and Hannah Webb, Steven, Jason and Kaylee...
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Robert M. Cruz

July 13, 1978 - December 1, 2019

Robert Mark Anthony Cruz, age 41 years, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born on July 13, 1978 in Bay City, the son of Joe and Beatrice (Melchor) Cruz. Bobby attended Central High School. He enjoyed volunteering at the Salvation Army, going on road trips and eating a good ol' burger. Bobby especially loved his children,...
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Patricia R. Miller

November 25, 2019

Patricia Rose Miller (Glancy) went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday November 25th, 2019 at the age of 88. She was born on September 3rd, 1931 to Frances and Elmer Glancy. She married Henry (Hank) Miller on June 5th 1954. They spent 63 years together before his passing in 2017. Pat, was a lifelong resident of Bay City. She graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1948 and was a...
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James Edward Brooks

April 9, 1943 - November 24, 2019

James Edward Brooks, age 76, was called home by his Savior on Sunday morning, November 24, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born in Tawas on April 9, 1943, the son of the late Claude and Alberta Brooks. On October 17, 1964, Jim married his high school sweetheart, Carol R. Anschuetz at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tawas City. They were...
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William M Musolf

November 3, 2019

William Martin Musolf was born in Tawas City, MI on November 1, 1925 to the late Martin Carl and Mildred Bessie (Hinman) Musolf. He passed away November 3, 2019 at Troy Beaumont Hospital. He married Rose Marie Rakovich on August 19, 1950 and she preceded him in death on August 13, 2015. Bill was a member and Elder at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society...
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Matthew A. Saelens

July 20, 1981 - November 1, 2019

Matthew Alan "Lucky" Saelens, age 38 years, went home to the Lord on Friday, November 1, 2019. He was born on July 20, 1981 in Bay City. Matt enjoyed baseball and football. He loved his family, was a very spiritual person and was full of life. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Jaide (Shawn) Palmer, Shyanne and Faith Saelens and Angel Donald; mother, Susan Horner; father, Mark...
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Roby R.(Butch) Killey

October 31, 2019

Roby Roy (Butch) Killey, Sr. was born in Bay City, MI on July 26, 1944 to the late Ralph and Marguerite (Holiday) Killey. He passed away at Brian's House on October 31, 2019. He was retired from General Motors and a member of U.A.W. Local No. 699. Butch is survived by his children: Roby R. Killey, Jr., Maryann Kilmer, Brenda Wiechec and Troy (Patty) Killey, 5 grandchildren: Brandon, Amber,...
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Stewart G. Lytle

April 3, 1937 - October 30, 2019

Stewart Grant Lytle, age 82 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, October 30, 2019 at his home. He was born on April 3, 1937 in Alma, Michigan the son of the late Edgar and Betty (Whitener) Lytle. Stu was united in marriage to Carol Ann Horen on September 24, 1960. He retired from Dow Plastic Lined Pipe and was an employee of Penzien-Steele Funeral Home for many years. Stu was a...
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Richard A. Prill

October 27, 2019

Richard Allen Prill was born in Pigeon, MI on October 4, 1951. He passed away in Holland Twp., MI on October 27, 2019. He was retired from Delphi. Survivors include his wife, Veronica, his brother Clarence Prill Jr., his sister Terry (David) Mitchell, his mother Theresa Prill, his step children: Stephanie (Ryan) Eberhart and Chad (Kim) Kostrzewa, his step grandchildren: Demetri Prill, Justin...
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James A. Hollerback

October 26, 2019

James Ambrose Hollerback was born In Chesaning, MI on January 13, 1937 to the late Ambrose J. and Josephine (Muzyka) Hollerback. Jim passed away October 26, 2019 in Bay City, MI after a long illness. In his youth, Jim graduated from Bay City Central High School. He was a Golden Groves boxer, played football and ran track. An avid sports enthusiast, he loved college and pro football, baseball,...
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Ann Marie (Fletcher) Penhaligen

October 22, 2019

Ann Marie Fletcher Penhaligen passed away peacefully on October 22. 2019 at the age of 89 in her home in Northbrook Illinois. She was a loving and truly wonderful mother to her three living children Jane, Charles, and Richard and to her daughter Carolyn who unfortunately preceded her in death. She is also survived by her two grandchildren CJ and Cara Penhaligen. Ann was the daughter of Richard...
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Lorraine M. DuBay

October 22, 2019

Lorraine Marie DuBay was born in Essexville, MI on February 14, 1933 to the late Joseph and Thelma (Hudders) Verbeke. She passed away October 22, 2019 at Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Centre, Saginaw, MI. Lorraine was a very active member of First United Methodist Church and is a current member of Grace United Methodist Church-West Campus. Lorraine had a true servant's heart. She retired from...
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Maureen S. Weller

October 21, 2019

Maureen S. Weller was born in Bay City, MI on October 17, 1932 to the late Frank R. and Helen E. (Martin) Sweeney. She passed away October 21, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. She married Thomas G. Weller on October 9, 1954 and he preceded her in death on August 23, 2000. She was a graduate of the University of Michigan and was a social worker for the Bay County Health Department. Maureen also...
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John F. Nichols

July 23, 1927 - October 19, 2019

John Floyd Nichols, age 92 years, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019. He was born on July 23, 1927 in Bay City, the son of the late Leonard E. and Martha D. (Hill) Nichols. John grew up in Birmingham, Michigan and while in high school met Gladean Schlaack. On September 6, 1947 he married his high school sweetheart and she survives him. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and then attended...
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William S. Guild, Jr.

October 17, 2019

Our loving husband, father and grandfather William Storrier Guild, Jr. passed away October 17, 2019 at New Hope Bay. He was born in Arbroath, Scotland on March 8, 1924 to the late William S. and Margaret (Smart) Guild. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with the B.S. degree and the University of Michigan with an M.A. degree. He taught in...
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John H. Darbee

October 15, 1977 - October 15, 2019

John Howard Darbee was born in Bay City, MI on October 15, 1977. He passed away on October 15, 2019. He was a disabled veteran having served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Caroline A. Keiser, his 3 children: Nicholus J. Darbee, Katelynne A. Darbee and Sawyer J. Darbee, his parents William H. Darbee and Wendy...
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Jason J. Lock

October 13, 2019

"We loved him a lot but God loved him more." With deepest sorrow, we announce that Jason, our most beloved son, brother, uncle, family member, and friend suddenly passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region, from complications of a rare lung disease. Jay was born in Bay City, MI. on May 28, 1984. He is the cherished and beloved son of Kenneth and Juanita (Carter) Lock....
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Jane (Edith) Packard

December 24, 1926 - October 6, 2019

Jane (Edith) Packard, age 92 years, passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Close to Home Assisted Living in Bay City. She was born on December 24, 1926 the daughter of the late Bryan and Mae (Farley) Van Poppelen. On September 19, 1946 she was united in marriage to Alfred A. Packard and he preceded her in death on January 24, 2003. Surviving family include her children, Diane J. Packard,...
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Ronald G. Overholt

October 24, 1937 - October 6, 2019

Ronald George Overholt, age 81 years, passed away suddenly, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at home with his loved ones. He was born on October 24, 1937 in Bay City, the son of the late George and Evelyn (Ulman) Overholt. On August 18, 1957 Ron married his best friend and soul mate, Geraldine Jacobs. Together they owned and operated Jacobs Cleaning Village. Ron was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member...
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Walter G. Weinlander

October 5, 2019

After a long and prosperous life, Walter Gordon Weinlander passed away Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Brian's House. He was born in Sebewaing, Michigan on October 13, 1924 to Daniel Christian and Edna M. (Gettel) Weinlander. Walt was a Certified Public Accountant and a partner of Weinlander Fitzhugh where he retired on September 30, 1984. He was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church...
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Sue E. Thompson

September 13, 1963 - October 3, 2019

Sue Ellen Thompson, age 56 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon, October 3, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born on September 13, 1963 in Bay City, the daughter of Owen and Nancy (Goyett) Thompson. Sue began working at Bay Medical Center as a candy striper while in high school and that blossomed into a career stretching over 34 years. She was an Outpatient Lab Clerk, retiring...
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James B. Hellebuyck

October 1, 2019

James Brian Hellebuyck was born in Bay City, MI on April 15, 1952 to the late Albert and Gene (Cranmer) Hellebuyck. He passed away at Bay City comfort Care on October 1, 2019. He is survived by his son Brandon J. (Jill Brown) Hellebuyck, his grandchildren: Hunter Brown, Jace Brown, Taylor Brown and Braelyn Hellebuyck, his sister Lynn Finan, his nephews: Brian (Julie) Lather, Kris (Denise)...
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Carolyn Willette

July 9, 1949 - September 29, 2019

Carolyn Willette, age 70 years, passed away suddenly Sunday, September 29, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born on July 9, 1949 in Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (Waligora) Lehman. On June 19, 1976 Carolyn was united in marriage to Paul Willette. Carolyn earned her Master's Degree in Education from Michigan State University and spent her career teaching...
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Terrance J. Pfund

June 9, 1943 - September 22, 2019

Terrance Jeanne Pfund, age 76 years, passed away peacefully, Sunday, September 22, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born on June 9, 1943 in Flint, Michigan the daughter of the late Buck and Karen (Zube) Valead. Teri enjoyed playing darts for years and loved Christmas, shopping and her family dearly. She was a CNA who worked nonstop. Surviving family include her...
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Lorraine J. Holt

January 13, 1928 - September 19, 2019

Lorraine J. (Baumbach) Holt, age 91, was welcomed into heaven on September 19, 2019. She was born in Bay City, MI on January 13, 1928 and was the daughter of Floyd and Viola (Katt) Baumbach. In 1967, she married the Love of her live, Lowell Holt who preceded her in death. Lorraine leaves behind her sister, Rhea Hayward, step-son, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. ...
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Elizabeth Betty Lehman

March 29, 1926 - September 14, 2019

Elizabeth (Betty) Jane Smith Lehman passed away on September 14, 2019 of dementia while living in Masonic Pathways in Alma, MI. She was born in Saginaw, MI on March 29, 1926. She was preceded in death by her parents, John F. Smith, Dorothy Orr Smith Goeppelt and her brother, John F. "Jack" Smith, Jr., and niece Cynthia Smith. She is survived by her husband, Parren (Pete) Lehman (Alma, MI),...
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Rod "Rocky" Bublitz

May 11, 1947 - September 10, 2019

Rod "Rocky" Walter Bublitz, age 72 years, passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 10, 2019 after a courageous battel with lung cancer, at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born on May 11, 1947 in Bay City, the son of the late John and Iva (Doyen) Bublitz. On February 14, 1995 he was united in marriage to Carolyn Wachowski, and she survives him. Rod was a Vietnam War...
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Elizabeth G. Betty Catlin

September 4, 2019

Elizabeth (Betty) G. Catlin age 85, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at New Hope Bay, a caring and loving community in Bay City, Michigan. From her birth in Ogdensburg, NY on July 20, 1934 to her death on Wednesday, Betty had the most beautiful smile that was contagious, until her last breath. Betty was born and raised on a farm in Upstate New York near the St. Lawrence River to Lorne and...
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Ruth M. Hankinson

February 21, 1922 - August 30, 2019

Ruth M. Hankinson, born February 21, 1922, and died on August 30, 2019 at the age of 97. She is survived by her son, Gary Hankinson (Suzanne), her three grandchildren, Bradley Hankinson, Stephanie Steidemann (Michael), and Dr. Ashley Hankinson (Art Reyes III), and two great grandchildren, Max and Liam Steidemann. She also leaves behind many special nieces and nephews. Ruth was born in Perry,...
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Mike Frank Szagesh

March 17, 1933 - August 26, 2019

Mike Frank Szagesh, age 86 years, passed away peacefully, Monday evening, August 26, 2019 at the Tuscola County Medical Care Facility. He was born on March 17, 1933 in Ponitac, Michigan the son of the late Michael and Mary (Engel) Szagesh. On March 31, 1953 he was united in marriage to Yvonne Posh and after 67 years she survives him. Mike was a Journeyman Tool and Die Marker working at Universal...
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Mary Elaine Melinat

August 26, 2019

Mary Elaine Melinat was born in Valparaiso, IN on August 4, 1938 to the late Rev. Frederick and Florence (Niemoeller) Miller. She passed away on August 26, 2019 at Wellspring Lutheran Service in Frankenmuth, MI. She was a member of Beaver Zion Lutheran Church. Mary is survived by her husband, Rev. Theodore C. Melinat, whom she married August 19, 1961. She also leaves her 4 daughters: Beth...
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Gerald A. Klopf

August 26, 2019

Gerald Allen Klopf was born in Bay City, MI on March 30, 1955 to the late Wilbert and Madeline (Nevieu) Klopf. He passed away on August 26, 2019 at Bay Medical Care Facility. He is survived by his son Thomas A. (Vanessa) Klopf, grandson Daniel A. Klopf, 3 brothers: Paul M. (Margaret) Klopf, Dennis W. (Mary) Klopf and Matthew J. (Kathleen) Klopf and several nieces and nephews. Private...
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Jack Gies, Jr.

August 18, 2019

Jack Gies Jr. was born in Bay City, MI on October 8, 1931 to the late John and Beatrice (Fuhr) Gies. He passed away at Ascension St. Mary's in Saginaw, MI on August 18, 2019. Jack served in the United States Marine Corps in North Carolina, California and Puerto Rico. Upon leaving the Marine Corps, he operated a gas station and later worked at Newcor in Bay City until he retired. He enjoyed...
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Frieda Ebel Szczesniak

August 13, 2019

Frieda Ebel Szczesniak was born in Bay City, MI on December 17, 1917 to the late Frederick and Anna (Goebel) Ebel. She passed away August 13, 2019 at New Hope Bay at the age of 101 years. Her husband, Edward Szczesniak, preceded her in death on June 1, 1996. Frieda was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aid and the funeral committee. She was an avid bowler and a member of...
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George R. Freel

August 12, 2019

George Richard Freel, our devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Brian's House. He was born in Bay City, MI on February 12, 1941 to the late Dr. John A. and Agnes (Krzewina) Freel. George retired from Dow Chemical Co. after 32 years of service and went on to work for another...
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William E. Goetz

May 26, 1933 - July 29, 2019

William Earl Goetz, age 86 years, passed away peacefully Monday morning, July 29, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 26, 1933 in Bay City, the son of the late Henry E. and Margaret E.(Hurtt) Goetz. Bill was united in marriage to Patricia Frances Lukowski on November 5, 1955 and after almost 59 years together she preceded him in death on September 11, 2014. He...
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Roselyne Marie Kirchoff

March 13, 1948 - July 28, 2019

Roselyne Marie Kirchoff, age 71 years, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon, July 28, 2019 at her residence after a short illness. She was born on March 13, 1948 in Alpena, Michigan the daugher of the late Calvin and Helen (Vincequerra) Jones. Roselyne worked for many years as a LPN in various cities across the county where she lived. Surviving family include her children: Christopher...
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Wilma K. Gallandt

November 15, 1935 - July 28, 2019

Wilma Kathryn Gallandt, age 83 years, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 28, 2019 at Brian's House. She was born on November 15, 1935 in Ladd, Illinois the daughter of the late Herman and Marie (Fenwick) Pinter. On November 22, 1952 she was united in marriage to Frederick Gallandt and after 65 years together he preceded her in death on March 3, 2018. Wilma retired from the State of...
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Geraldine M. Taylor

January 17, 1923 - July 25, 2019

Geraldine Martha Taylor, age 96 years, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, July 25, 2019 at Charter Senior Living in Bay City with her family by her side. She was born on January 17, 1923 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Walter and Virginia (Sieja) Krzyminski and has resided in Bay County all of her life. On May 3, 1947, Gerry married John "Jack" Taylor in St. Hedwig Church and he...
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Kenneth H.""Duckie" DeBats

July 21, 2019

Bay City, MI Kenneth H. "Duckie" DeBats was born in Bay City, MI on April 2, 1938 to the late James M. and Almira (Haley) DeBats. He passed away at Bay Shores Nursing Center on July 21, 2019. He retired from Wickes Lumber Co. Survivors include a daughter Debbie (Sam) Butterfield, a son Kenneth (Nancy) DeBats, and a daughter-in-law Marguerite DeBats, 7 grandchildren: Christina Howard,...
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Gail A. Baker

March 8, 1943 - July 16, 2019

Gail A. Baker, age 76 years passed away after a lengthy illness, on July 16, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. She was born in Bay City, MI on March 8, 1943, to the late Oscar and Robbie Baker. Gail graduated from Bay City Central High School and went on to graduate from the University of Michigan. Following her graduation, she moved to New York City, where she lived for many years. She later moved...
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Joan D. Schumacher

April 3, 1934 - July 15, 2019

Joan Dorothy Schumacher was born in Bay City, MI on April 3, 1934 to the late Floyd J. and Dorthea (Tapert) Nichols. She passed away on July 15, 2019 in Flint, MI. She married Karl J. Schumacher on June 27, 1959 and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2014. Joan was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 72 years and its Presbyterian Women. For many years she was involved with Holiday...
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Marion J. Jordan

December 8, 1929 - July 9, 2019

Marion J. Jordan was born in Bay City, MI on December 8, 1929 to the late Henry W. and Mary (Skorczewski) Mann. She passed away on July 9, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. Prior to retirement she was employed as an administrative assistant at the Dow Chemical Company. She was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish (St. Stanislaus Kostka Church). Marion was preceded in death by her husband Leo...
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Rosanne E. Mantei

April 30, 1943 - June 25, 2019

Rosanne Ellen Mantei was born in Windsor, Ont., Canada on April 30, 1943 to the late Floyd and Davena (Lake) Furnette. She passed away at Brian's House in Essexville, MI on June 25, 2019. She worked in the Essexville-Hampton Schools where she was a Teacher's Aid and was also a Library Aid in the Bay County Library System children's room. She is survived by her husband, Robert J. Mantei whom...
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Carol J. McTaggart

November 22, 1945 - June 24, 2019

Carol Jean McTaggart was born in Bay City, MI on November 22, 1945 to the late John and Evelyn (Reed) Sobczak. She passed away on June 24, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. Her husband, Harold W. McTaggart, preceded her in death on August 8, 2004. Carol was a member of All Saints Parish-St. James Church and the P.L.A.V. No. 162. Prior to retirement she was an operator for Michigan Bell Telephone Co...
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Charles S. (Chuck) Kearly

June 23, 2019

Charles (Chuck) Steven Kearly was born in Bay City, MI on March 2, 1932 to the late John and Elizabeth (Dory) Kearly. He passed away on June 23, 2019 at Caretel Inns of the Tri-Cities. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the American Legion Post 18 in Bay City. He was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish (St. Hyacinth Church). Chuck loved gardening and enjoyed fishing and...
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Franklin R. Weide

June 21, 2019

Franklin Roosevelt Weide, a longtime resident of Westland, passed peacefully from this life on June 21, 2019, at the age of 85. Frank was the beloved husband of the late Janice (Mueller) Weide for nearly 51 years. Their marriage was filled with deep love and he was a devoted caretaker for Jan for many years. He was born to the late Edward and Clara Weide in Bay City, Michigan where he graduated...
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Jonathon B. Bash

April 30, 1982 - June 14, 2019

Bash, Jonathon B. Roseville, California Formerly of Essexville Jonathon Brian Bash, age 37 years, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening, June 14, 2019 at Ascension St. Mary's of Saginaw. He was born on April 30, 1982 in Bay City. Jon graduated from Garber High School and attended Delta College and Mid-Michigan College. He was employed at Dobson Industrial and most recently was working in...
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George C. Cardinal

October 14, 1936 - June 12, 2019

George Charles Cardinal was born in Bay City, MI on October 14, 1936 to the late Charles M. and Margaret (Piggott) Cardinal. He passed away at Brian's House on June 12, 2019. He retired as Deputy Chief of the Bay City Police Department after 31 years of service and was a member of the Scuba Diving Team. George was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police No. 103 and a member of the Loyal...
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William F. Stapish

April 9, 1931 - June 12, 2019

William F. Stapish, age 88 years, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on June 12, 2019 at Sheffield Bay. He was born in Bay City on April 9, 1931, to the late Raphael D. and Marguerite (Masterson) Stapish, and had been a lifelong resident. He was a graduate of St. Mary's High School and Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science. In 1954, he took over the operation of...
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Mary Catherine Verhaeghe

December 15, 1933 - June 6, 2019

Mary Catherine Verhaeghe was born in Liverpool, England on December 15, 1933 to the late Albert and Catherine (Thompson) Standeven. She passed away at Bay Medical Care Facility in Essexville, MI on June 6, 2019 at age 85. She was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church). Prior to retirement she was the owner of Royal Beauty Salon. She and her sister Vera Webster...
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Valerie J. Bassett

September 26, 1927 - June 6, 2019

Valerie J. Bassett was born in Buffalo, NY on September 26, 1927 to the late Ignatius and Jane (Kozinsky) Ignaszewski. She passed away on June 6, 2019 at Bay Shores Nursing Center. Valerie was the church secretary at First Baptist Church for many years followed by employment at the Downtown Management Board in Bay City. She led the devotions at the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission where she was...
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Mary H. Anderson

August 18, 1932 - May 21, 2019

Mary Heuser Anderson, 86, formerly of Bay City, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Northport Highlands surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born August 18, 1932, in Chicago, the daughter of Harold and Margaret (Moore) Heuser. On March 1, 1958 in Bay City, she married Andrew F. Anderson, who preceded her in death on June 22, 2000.Mary graduated from Bay City Central High School and later...
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Cynthia L. Hill

May 18, 2019

On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Cynthia Lee Hill, age 63, suddenly passed away in Essexville, MI. Cynthia was born on January 11, 1956 in Lorain, Ohio to parents Elaine M. Carroll and Arthur "Art" B. Carroll. Cynthia was a very smart, strong, outspoken, and independent mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She was a Navy veteran who proudly served from 1982-1985. She would not hesitate to provide...
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Suzanne M. Jacobs

June 16, 1939 - May 13, 2019

In loving memory of Suzanne Marie (Kozak) Jacobs, 79 of Harbor Springs and formerly of Bay City who passed away in her home on Monday May 13, 2019. She was born June 16, 1939 in Bay City to Emil and Mary Francis (Toohey) Kozak. On April 4, 1959 she married Dale Jacobs and they spent 60 wonderful years together. She was a 1970 graduate of Delta College School of Nursing and worked as an RN at...
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Rosella M. Johnson

August 8, 1925 - May 11, 2019

Rosella M. Johnson was born in Bay City, M I on August 8, 1925 to the late Frank and Mary (Wood) Stevens. She passed away in Bay City on May 11, 2019. Her husband, Earl Johnson, preceded her in death in 1990. She was a member of South Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and was the choir director until she retired in 2006. She was also secretary of the church and was involved with...
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Kimberly S. Phillips

March 29, 1953 - May 11, 2019

Kimberly Sue Phillips was born in Bay City, MI on March 29, 1953 to the late Edgar H. and Betty L. (Nutt) Fork. She passed away on May 11, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. She was a member of the Riverwalk Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Karl Glenn Phillips, whom she married July 20, 1974. She also leaves her son Kyle (Jennifer Cooney) Phillips, 3 step grandchildren: Ashley...
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Mary L. Krenz

December 16, 1927 - May 9, 2019

Mary Louise Krenz was born in Glenmont, OH on December 16, 1927 to the late Thomas and Edna (Zimmerman) Heffley. She passed away peacefully with her family beside her on May 9, 2019. She married Roy Richard Krenz on November 28, 1946 who survives her. In addition to her loving husband of 72 years, she leaves behind her sons: Michael (Patti) Krenz and Jeffrey (Theresa) Krenz; her...
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Michael J. Gardner

June 2, 1944 - May 6, 2019

Michael Joseph Gardner was born in Cheboygan, MI on June 2, 1944 to the late James and Irene (Penoyer) Gardner. He passed away at Brittany Manor, Midland, MI on May 6, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Jean Gardner. He was a member of Fraser Road Church of God. He was retired from General Motors. Survivors include: his daughter, Gretchen (William) Ross and grandchildren Olivia...
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Robert E. Wise

February 26, 1952 - May 5, 2019

Robert Edward Wise, age 67 years, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at McLaren Bay Special Care in Bay City, after a lengthy battle with complications due to lung cancer with his family by his side. He was born on February 26, 1952 in Traverse City, Michigan, the son of the late Roy and Betty (Hoy) Wise. Bob served in...
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Jason R. Cohoon

July 22, 1977 - May 3, 2019

Jason Richard Cohoon, age 41 years, our loving son and brother, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born in Bay City on July 22, 1977. Jason enjoyed drawing, writing stories, watching wrestling and tattooing. Surviving family include his mother, Tammy Knepp; sisters, Amanda Cohoon, Dawn Wiseman and Jamie Toews; brothers, David Cohoon Jr. and Fred Klemm Jr.; his...
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Joseph W. Klemm

May 15, 1957 - April 29, 2019

Klemm, Joseph W. Pinconning, Michigan Joseph Wiliam Klemm, age 61 years, beloved husband and devoted father and grandfather passed away suddenly Monday afternoon, April 29, 2019 at his home. He was born on May 15, 1957 in Bay City, the son of the late William and Gladys (Zimmer) Klemm. Surviving family include his wife, Linda; children, Joseph (fiancée Kari) Klemm, Crystal Klemm, Alicia...
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Kathryn Pilarski

April 29, 2019

Kathryn (Eberlein) Pilarski, 70, of Bay City, MI, died April 29, 2019, peacefully at home with her family by her side. She was born November 19, 1948, in Romulus, MI, to Arthur and Dorothy (Lange) Eberlein. On October 2, 1971, she married Robert Pilarski, of Bay City, MI. On this rare occasion, Bob and Kathi...
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Donna (Markle) Schlund

April 27, 2019

Donna, 81, our loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away April 27, 2019, at home, surrounded by her loving family. After a courageous and hard fought battle with cancer, she has gone to be with her Savior and friend. She will live forever in our hearts. Donna was born on March 7, 1938, in Unionville: daughter of Matthew and Gertrude (Irion) Markle. She...
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Robert L. Pilarski

April 25, 2019

Robert L. Pilarski, 70, of Bay City, MI, died April 25, 2019, at Covenant Healthcare with his family by his side. He was born September 19, 1948, in Bay City, MI, to Phillip and Virginia (Laney) Pilarski. On October 2, 1971, he married Kathryn Eberlein of Sebewaing, MI. On this rare...
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Ruthie L. Soule

February 26, 1950 - April 23, 2019

Ruthie Len Soule, age 69 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, April 23, 2019 at the Toni & Trish House in Auburn. She was born on February 26, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of the late Marion and Dorothy Piotrowski. On October 18, 1974 she was united in marriage to Earl R. Soule and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2017. Ruthie was employed as a CNA at Bay Medical...
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Arthur Frank Cruz

November 25, 1946 - April 21, 2019

Arthur Frank Cruz was born in Bay City, MI on November 25, 1946 to the late Santiago and Henrietta (Valdez) Cruz. He passed away on April 21, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in Vietnam. Survivors include 2 sons: Tony Lee (Patty) Cruz and Arthur F. (Michelle Charland) Cruz II, 3 step children: Carri (Tom) Cruz, Clemente Cruz and Santiago (Candy) Cruz...
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Rita Johnson

April 18, 2019

Rita Johnson, 77, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister passed away following a sudden battle with cancer on Thursday April 18, 2019. She was born on November 19, 1941 in St. Johns, MI to Revs. Neil and Arlene Sheridan who preceded her in death. She was the eldest of four children, Marcia Emanuel, Corinne (Gerald) Rivard, and Leonard Sheridan, all of whom survive her. She earned a...
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Carol S. Lipan

April 17, 2019

Carol Sue Lipan was born in Bay City, MI on May 11, 1949 to the late Robert W. and Delores M. (Reaume) Martin. She passed away April 17, 2019 at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, MI. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish where she taught RCIA for many years. She was employed at Bonnie's Sewing Center where she taught her passion of sewing. She was an incredible homemaker who loved...
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Lydia A. Lehnhardt

April 17, 2019

Lydia Ann Lehnhardt was born in Muncie, IN on May 13, 1935 to the late Robert and Mary Ellen (Murray) Full. She passed away at the Rachel Sovereign Memorial Home on April 17, 2019. She and her late husband, Gene were co-owners of Ford Clothing and Lady Fords in Bay City. Lydia was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women. Lydia was very active in the Bay City Garden...
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Gretl Marie Fiebke

September 3, 1967 - April 16, 2019

Gretl Marie Fiebke, age 51 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 2019 at the Hospice House of Shiawassee County. She was born on September 3, 1967 in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of the late Bruce and Charlotte (Golden) Corry. Gretl served in the Army Reserve and was employed as an RN for many years. Surviving family include her children, Ashley Fiebke, Jacob Fiebke,...
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Derian R. Schultz

April 13, 2019

Derian Robert Schultz was born in Bay City on April 17, 1995 to Matthew and Tammara (Sode) Schultz. He passed away at his home on April 13, 2019. He was formerly employed at Jack's Market in Essexville. Survivors include his parents Matthew and Tammara Schultz, his brother Christyan (Brooke) Schultz, his sister Liz Schultz, his nieces Sophia and Izabella Schultz, his nephew Alexander Schultz,...
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Shirley Stange

April 10, 2019

Visiting hours in Bay City, MI will be Sunday, April14, 2019 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. Private burial wil be at Elm Lawn Cemetery.
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Bernice Bunny Sylvester

April 3, 2019

Bernice Eleanor "Bunny" Sylvester was born in Saginaw, MI on November 28, 1944 to the late Alfred C. and Florence E. (Mitchell) Frost. She passed away at her home on April 3, 2019. Prior to retirement she served as a deputy corrections officer in the Tuscola County Sheriff's Department for 25 years. Bunny was a member of the Frankenmuth Bible Church, the Red Hat Society and the M.S. Society. ...
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Jean V. Temple

April 1, 2019

Jean V. Temple was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 3. 1929. She passed away at Covenant Select Specialty Hospital, Saginaw on April 1, 2019. She will be greeted in heaven by her sons Paul and Ronald Temple and granddaughter Tina Marie Bullard, her parents Charles and Myrtle (Johnston) Beltz, brothers John and Earl (Ruth) Beltz. Jean was a 50 years member of Vassar First United Methodist Church...
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Nelson W.G. Spengler

March 31, 2019

Nelson Walter George Spengler was born in Bay City, MI on April 14, 1933 to the late George J. and Minnie (Pacholke) Spengler. He passed away on March 31, 2019 at his home. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Prior to retirement he was employed at Bay City Milling and Grocery Co. from 1951 to 1993 as a truck driver. He enjoyed camping, riding his cycle and snow machine. He was an...
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Beverly Ann Richard

March 31, 2019

Beverly Ann Richard was born in Caro, MI on May 5, 1933 to the late Walter and Mamie (Hunter) Martin. She passed away on March 31, 2019 at her home. She was a member of the Vassar F.O.E. No. 2380. She was formerly employed at the State Hospital in Caro and retired from Means Stamping. She is survived by her children: David (Tina) Richard, Judith Richard, Karen Richard-Waterman and Robert ...
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Joseph E. Loree, M.D.

March 31, 2019

Joseph E. Loree, M.D., passed away March 31, 2019 at the age of 97. He was born in Guelph, Canada and graduated from Queens University. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 and became a fighter pilot. Professionally he became a general surgeon, specializing in trauma and was the initial Chairman of Surgery at Bay Medical Center. He belonged to many organizations including The...
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Rosemary H. Ruterbusch

March 23, 2019

Rosemary Helen Ruterbusch was born in Saginaw, MI on June 30, 1921 to Walter and Helen (Hausbeck) Gollin. She died peacefully on March 23, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. She married Eldon Ruterbusch on May 20, 1949 at St. James Lutheran Church in Munger. Rosemary was active in the Tri-County Rock and Mineral Society, Heritage House Museum and the Girl Scouts. During World War...
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Margaret LaFond

March 18, 2019

Margaret LaFond was born in Mt. Carmel, PA on October 24, 1946 to the late Arthur and Eleanor (Holka) Luptowski. She passed away at Brian's House on March 18, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Jesse A. LaFond, her children: Gerard (Maureen) VanDenBoom, Elizabeth (Alec) Badour and Joseph M. (Tracy) VanDenBoom, her grandchildren: Victorianna (Kristifer Wakeling) Card, Cheyanne (Derek Gohm)...
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Marilyn R. Jonas

March 16, 2019

Marilyn Rose Jonas was born in Bay City, MI on March 28, 1947 to the late Harold and Domicella (Skrzypczak) Jonas. She passed away on March 16, 2019 at Toni & Trish House. She graduated from Handy High School in 1965 and was the owner and manager of Danny's Food Market for 38 years until her death. She started working behind the counter when she was 9 years old when her folks owned the store...
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Peter Benson Frantz

March 13, 2019

Peter Benson Frantz was born in Saginaw, MI on January 23, 1921 to the late Robert and Sally (Stanley) Frantz. He passed away March 13, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Suzanne Parker Smith, on July 6, 2005. Peter was an architect and member of the A.I.A. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan and his Master's Degree from...
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Emily R. Butts

March 6, 2019

Emily R. Butts was born in Turner, MI on December 7, 1938 to the late Luther and Alice (Webster) Rainsberger. She passed away at McLaren Bay Region on March 6, 2019. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church and was currently a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she was a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher as well as serving funeral dinners. For 25 years, Emily...
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Martha "Martie" Mettee

March 25, 1944 - March 4, 2019

Martha ("Martie") Grube Mettee, age 74, of Bay City, Michigan passed March 4, after a courageous battle with cancer. Martha was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Valparaiso University and received her law degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Martha worked tirelessly as an Assistant Prosecutor in Bay County. In 1992, she argued a case in front of the...
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Lorettta E. Kramer

February 27, 2019

Loretta Emma Kramer, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on February 27, 2019. She was born March 17, 1933 and took delight in being born on St. Patrick's Day. She was born and raised on the family farm, to the late Michael and Ida (Warmbier) Horneber. She met the "love of her life," Lloyd Kramer, at his sister's wedding. They married on July 16, 1955 and spent 63 beautiful years...
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Pamela K. Kruse

February 26, 2019

Pamela Kay Kruse was born in Sylvania, Ohio on October 2, 1949 to the late Clifford Otis and Norma Lee (Seeley) Zwayer. She passed away on February 26, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. Pamela worked as a medical biller and an insurance producer. She enjoyed bowling and attending sporting events with her husband. She was preceded in death by her husband Douglas Lee Kruse on January 2, 2016. ...
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Marion F. Noell

February 22, 2019

Marion Frances Noell, age 97 years, was born May 7, 1921 and died February 22, 2019. Marion married the love of her life, John C. Noell, on December 23, 1943. She and John were married 66 years before his death on August 31, 2009. They had one son Larry Douglas Noell, who passed away tragically on May 4, 1968. She was preceded in death, not only by her beloved husband and son, but also her 2...
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Curtis W. Cornelius

October 12, 1959 - February 22, 2019

Curtis William Cornelius, age 59 years, passed away early Friday morning, February 22, 2019 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw, MI. He was born on October 12, 1959 in Bay City, the son of the late William and Carol (Sullivan) Cornelius. On March 27, 1982 he was united in marriage to Ruth A. Rambo, she survives him. Curt worked as a machine operator in various manufacturing facilities throughout...
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Helen Ann Lamb

February 21, 2019

Helen Ann Lamb was born in Bay City, MI on January 31, 1945 to the late Omer and Helen (Zins) Morley. She passed away at her home on February 21, 2019. She is survived by her husband Ray Lamb whom she married July 10, 1965. She also leaves 3 children: Rebecca Muhs, Ryan Lamb and Ray (Tammy) Lamb, 2 grandchildren: Thomas and Lauren Muhs and her siblings: Nancy (Jim) Crofoot, Chuck (Karen)...
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Lucille M. Eurich

February 20, 2019

"Together again. The gray skies are gone. You're back in my arms. Now here you belong. The love that I knew is living again. And nothing else matters. We're together again." (Buck Owens) Lucille Marguerite Eurich was united again, in the presence of God, with her beloved husband Albert on February 20, 2019. Lucille was born on August 18, 1921 in Bad Axe, Michigan to Ezra and Adah (Wurtz)...
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Larry M. Knoerr

February 17, 2019

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Larry Martin Knoerr was called home into his Heavenly Father's welcoming arms on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the age of 80. Larry passed away at his home with his loving family at his side after a three...
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Emma L. Lock

November 8, 1937 - February 13, 2019

Emma Lorraine Lock was born in Turner, MI on November 8, 1937 to the late Andrew W. and Jennie (Wurster) Hively. She passed away at Bay Medical Care Facility on February 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl J. Lock. She was a member of the Bay City Wesleyan Church. Prior to retirement she was employed at Bay Medical Center. Survivors include her children: Craig A. ...
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JoAnn L. Gohr

June 13, 1934 - February 12, 2019

JoAnn Loraine Gohr, age 84 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at the Bay Medical Care Facility with her family by her side. She was born on June 13, 1934 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Arthur and Frances (Stalinski) Reinhardt. On May 14, 1955 she was united in marriage to Eugene C. Gohr at St. Boniface Catholic Church and after over 62 years together he preceded...
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Lloyd H. Kramer

April 16, 1929 - February 11, 2019

Lloyd Harold Kramer, died peacefully at home, with family by his side on February 11th, 2019. He was born April 16th, 1929, above the family market "Kramer's South End Grocery", to Art and Flora (Roese) Kramer. They preceded him in death. He married the "love of his life", Loretta (Horneber) Kramer on July 16th, 1955, with whom he was inseparable. He graduated from Bay City Central in 1947. He...
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Donald A. Beyer

July 6, 1941 - February 5, 2019

Donald Arthur Beyer, age 77 years, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born on July 6, 1941 in Bay City, the son of the late Leonard and Phyllis (Russell) Beyer. Don was born and raised on a farm and was a lifelong farmer in Merritt Township. On August 26, 1961 he married Mary Anne Wachowski and she survives him after nearly 60 years together. Don was an avid...
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Michael W. Wheeler

April 23, 1946 - February 4, 2019

Michael Wayne Wheeler was born in Oak Hill, West Virginia on April 23, 1946 to Silas and Flora Wheeler. He passed away February 4, 2019 at Covenant HealthCare-Cooper, Saginaw, MI. He was retired from GM Truck Assembly, Pontiac. He is survived by his son Michael W. Wheeler, Jr., and step-children Fred (Lorie) Burke and Vicki Parker, 3 grandchildren: Phillip, Joe and Sarah, several great...
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Brian J. Lipan

August 12, 1960 - February 2, 2019

Lipan, Brian Joseph Afton, OK Formerly-Bay City, MI Brian Joseph Lipan was born in Bay City, MI on August 12, 1960. He passed away peacefully after a courageous battle against cancer in Afton, Ok on February 2, 2019. He worked as a master craftsman. Survivors include his wife Sylvia Mallett-Meeks, his children: Troy Lipan, Jessica (Matthew) Horstman and Jordan Kemerer, a grandchild Chace...
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Morrow Weber Ford

February 2, 2019

Morrow Weber Ford passed away on February 2, 2019. Born in Bay City, Michigan on February 5, 1922, the daughter of the late Alice and Alvin Weber. She graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1940. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 1944 where she was affiliated with, and very active in Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. On October 21, 1944 she married Charles Kelton Ford, also from...
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Louwana J. Nees

February 2, 2019

Louwana Jane Nees was born in Bay City, MI on October 19, 1946 to the late Henry Charles and Mildred (Collver) Smith. She passed away at Brian's House on February 2, 2019. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Prior to her retirement she was a clerk at the J. C. Penney Co. Survivors include her husband James T. Nees whom she married April 23, 1966, a daughter Sandy Prevost, a son Dan ...
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