Our Obituaries

Linda L. Ebel

September 15, 1946 - December 9, 2018

Linda Lee Ebel was born in West Branch, MI on September 15, 1946 to the late Gerald Thomas and Catherine (Britt) Wyatt. She passed away at Brian's House on December 9, 2018. Linda was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. She graduated from Hale High School in 1964 and the Northeastern School of Commerce. She was employed by Peoples National Bank and Trust Co. and retired from its...
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Leona B. Witkopp

July 7, 1925 - December 8, 2018

Leona Bertha Witkopp was born in Tawas City, MI on July 7, 1925 to the late Arthur and Bertha (Sielaff) Ziehl Sr. She passed away December 8, 2018 in Bay City, MI. She married Benjamin F. Witkopp on October 17, 1959 and he preceded her in death on December 3, 2004. Leona was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Bay City and its Ladies Aid. Prior to devoting her life to her husband and...
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Roy A. Childs

February 4, 1945 - December 6, 2018

Roy Arthur Childs was born in Bay City, MI on February 4, 1945 to the late Edward Charles and Ethel (Wilder) Childs. He passed away on December 6, 2018. Roy served in the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, the former Judith A. Knuth, 5 children: Chris (Joni) Dombkowski, Jeffrey Dombkowski, Kimberly Lundmark, John Dombkowski and Diana Burdett, 15 grandchildren and 8 great...
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Chaz M. Owczarzak

October 1, 1988 - December 6, 2018

Chaz Michael Owczarzak was born in Bay City, MI on October 1, 1988 to Gary and Kari (Lobodzinski) Owczarzak. He passed away December 6, 2018 at his home. Age 30 years. Chaz was employed by Nexteer where he was a Lab Technician. His memberships in Corpus Christi Parish, the P.L.A.V., the Eagles Aerie No. 1010 and U.A.W. Local No. 699. He is survived by his wife, the former Kristen M. Janer,...
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Marion J. Spychalski

October 22, 1929 - November 12, 2018

Marion Jean Spychalski, age 89 year, passed away Monday afternoon, November 12, 2018 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born on October 22, 1929 the daughter of the late Fred and Lenoa (Krause) Ahrens. On November 8, 1947 she was united in marriage to Louis J. Spychalski and after 46 years together he preceded her in death on November 25, 1993. Marion was a member of Trinity St. James...
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Edward Herber

November 8, 2018

Edward Herber was born in Bay City, MI on January 6, 1926. He passed away in Saginaw, MI on November 8, 2018. Ed served in the U.S. Navy (1944-1946). He retired from General Motors in 1980 and was then employed by Penzien-Steele Funeral Home for many years. He volunteered for many charities, enjoyed hunting and fishing and road trips with his wife Edith. Survivors include his 3 children:...
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Melvin "Bill" Lupton

July 22, 1933 - November 7, 2018

Melvin R. "Bill" Lupton, age 85 went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Melvin was born in Perrysburg, Ohio to Don and Lucille (nee Williams) Lupton on July 22, 1933. As a young man, he served as a tank gunner in the U. S. Army, where he served in Korea and attained the rank of Corporal. On April 11, 1959, he was united in marriage to his wife of fifty-nine years, Grace E....
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George P. Mitchell

July 24, 1939 - November 2, 2018

George Pendleton Mitchell was born in Bay City, MI on July 24, 1939 to the late Howard F. and Ruth (Pendleton) Mitchell. He passed away November 2, 2018 in Portage, MI. George was the third generation owner of Mitchell Cadillac, Inc. (Bay City Auto Company). After the dealership was sold to Labadie, he was employed by Graff Chevrolet for many years until his retirement. He attended Western...
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Richard L. Stevens, Sr.

October 9, 1941 - November 1, 2018

Richard Leroy Stevens Sr., age 77 years, passed away unexpectedly with his son, Richard Jr., on Thursday morning, November 1, 2018. He was born on October 9, 1941 in Bay City, the son of the late Richard and Margaret (Morrison) Stevens. Richard was employed at General Motors and retired from Buick in 1993. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and riding his Harley Davison. Surviving family include...
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Richard L. Stevens, Jr.

March 26, 1968 - November 1, 2018

Richard Leroy Stevens Jr., age 50 years, passed away unexpectedly with his father, Richard Sr., on Thursday morning, November 1, 2018. He was born in Bay City on March 26, 1968, the son of Richard and Kayleen (Masters) Stevens. Richard was employed for several years at Stevens Cycle Sales and more recently worked as a flooring contractor. He had a passion for riding and working on motorcycles. ...
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Roy R. Kraenzlein

March 21, 1923 - October 30, 2018

Roy Kraenzlein (95) passed away peacefully in the early morning of October 30. 2018. Roy was born in Bay City, Michigan on March 21, 1923. He is the son of the late Rudolph and Lillian (Baker) Kraenzlein.He is survived by daughter Kristine Brown and her husband Richard, grandchildren Carolyn Brown and Major Daniel Brown and his wife Nancy, and great granddaughter Cora. He was predeceased by...
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Michael C. Neville, Sr.

July 21, 1953 - October 28, 2018

Michael Christopher Neville Sr. was born in Baltimore, MD on July 21, 1953 to the late Raymond R. and Rita M. (Schrufer) Neville. He passed away October 28, 2018 at the Carriage House of Bay City. He was a talented artist and baker. Michael was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife the former, Sally Halvorsen, whom he married December 19, 2003. He also...
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Bonnie Jean Johnson

October 25, 2018

Bonnie J. Johnson was born July 30, 1926 to the late Randall and Leone (Royce) Sprague. She passed away October 25, 2018 at Bay Medical Care Facility. Bonnie graduated from Michigan State University. She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church. She loved golf and was a member of the Bay City Country Club. Bonnie was an avid bridge player and was a Life Master. Prior to retirement, she...
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Lorne M. Rademacher

December 19, 1936 - October 23, 2018

Lorne Maurice Rademacher was born in Bay City, MI on December 19, 1936 to the late William Henry Maurice and Emma A. (Burns) Rademacher. He passed away on October 23, 2018 at his home after a long battle with cancer. Lorne was a member of Trinity St. James Lutheran Church and was a member of the Michigan National Guard for 8 years. He was a longtime dairy farmer and later a cash crop farmer...
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Alvin L. Sprague

June 23, 1923 - October 21, 2018

On October 21, 2018, Alvin Leo Sprague, age 95, received his eternal reward and joined heaven's choir where he will forever sing praises to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he deeply loved and faithfully served on earth. By his side was his wife of 9 years, Nancy (Ratell) Sprague. Al was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred (Young) Sprague, to whom he was married 60 years. ...
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John W. Wolf, Jr.

October 16, 2018

John William Wolf Jr. of Saginaw MI, died surrounded by his family on October 16, 2018 at the age of 78. John was born on June 6, 1940 to Jane and John Wolf both natives of Saginaw. He was a proud graduate of Arthur Hill High School, Notre Dame University, and the University of Detroit Law School, Magna Cum Laude. John fell in love with and married Marilyn A. Wazny in 1962. In June they...
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Karen H. (Morse) Mielke

October 12, 1957 - October 16, 2018

Karen Helen (Morse) Mielke, age 61 years, passed away Tuesday morning, October 16, 2018 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born in Bay City on October 12, 1957, the daughter of Judson and Joanne (Sabourin) Morse. On January 21, 1978 Karen was united in marriage to Michael A. Mielke and after 40 years together he survives her. Karen was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and sister, who...
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Michael E. Gruber, MD

January 18, 1945 - October 15, 2018

Michael Edward Gruber, M.D. was born in Bay City, MI on January 18, 1945 to the late Walter J. and June B.(Mueller) Gruber. He passed away at his home on October 15, 2018. Dr. Gruber graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Medical Degree from Wayne State University. He began his practice in Bay City in 1978. He served on the Board of Directors of McLaren Bay Region and was...
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Caroline S. Witzke

October 13, 2018

Caroline Susan Witzke was born in Kinde, MI on January 15, 1946 to the late Floyd and Bernice Polega. She passed away at Henry Ford Hospital on October 13, 2018 with close family at her bedside. She was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Essexville and was retired from General Motors Saginaw Steering Gear. Carol enjoyed spending time up north, watching her sports teams, and most of all, being...
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Laurence L. "Larry" Alexander, Jr.

October 10, 1971 - October 9, 2018

Laurence "Larry" Lenard Alexander Jr., age 47 years, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018. He was born in on October 10, 1971 in Flint, Michigan. Larry was united in marriage to Brenda Blackmer on October 10, 2013 and she survives him. Also surviving include his mother, Maryann (Cliff) Hessel; children, Chris (Katie) Alexander, Crystal Alexander, Carmen (James McClelland) Alexander and Alexis...
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Joseph C. (Bommer) Bommarito

October 7, 2018

Joseph Christopher Bommarito (Bommer) of Saginaw and Walloon Lake, MI, died on October 7, 2018 at the age of 82. Joe was born on September 29, 1936 to Christopher and Antionette Bommarito in Saginaw where he was a lifelong resident. He was a proud graduate of Arthur Hill High School and Central Michigan University. He met "the most beautiful girl in the world" in college, his wife, Jane ...
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Margaret "Meg" Bogert

September 27, 2018

Margaret Ann "Meg" Bogert passed on with peace and grace September 27th at her home of over 50 years in Vassar surrounded and in the arms of her loving family. Meg was born in Jackson MI in 1942 to the late David J. and Angela M. (Tobin) McElroy. Meg was always active in school and civic activities in Vassar and lead the Vassar Parks and Recreation board for over 5 years and was seen at many...
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Marcella "Marcie" M. Jones

June 19, 1949 - September 22, 2018

God called Marcie home in the morning hours of September 22, 2018 at her residence. Marcella Mae Ricker was the youngest daughter of Howard and Margaret (Schmidt) Ricker, born on June 19, 1949 in Bay City. Marcie was a graduate of Bay City Central High School. She went on to study at Michigan State University, Saginaw Valley State University and received a Master's Degree in Social Work from...
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Mabel C. Pett

March 14, 1920 - September 22, 2018

Mabel Cora Pett, age 98 years, went home to the Lord on Saturday morning, September 22, 2018 at Close to Home in Essexville. She was born on March 14, 1920 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Paul and Clara (Mielens) Wispinter. Mabel was united in marriage to Martin Pett on October 19, 1940 and he preceded her in death on September 25, 2008. Together they raised four children, William "Bill"...
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Lucille R. Christie

September 15, 2018

Lucille R. Christie was born in Hull, Quebec, Canada on May 15, 1919 to the late George and Clementine (Gratton) Charbonneau. She died at Bay Medical Care Facility on September 15, 2018. She was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish. Survivors include a granddaughter Jennifer Christie, a great granddaughter Izabella Silva and several loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her...
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Paul D. Freel

November 19, 1947 - September 12, 2018

Paul David Freel, 70, our generous and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle was born into eternal life on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at his home in Salisbury, North Carolina, surrounded by family. Paul was born in Bay City, Michigan on November 19, 1947, the youngest son of the late John Freel, M.D. and Agnes (Krzewina) Freel. He was a proud graduate of Michigan State...
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Gertrude "Trudi" McDonald

September 1, 2018

Gertrude Francis McDonald was born in Bay City, MI on February 28, 1937 to the late Samuel and Josephine (Ferranti) Badalamenti. She was affectionately known as Mother, Sister, Grandy, Aunt Babe and Babs. She passed away on September 1, 2018 at McLaren Bay Region. Trudi loved being surrounded by family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace...
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Joan Wilson

August 23, 2018

Joan Margaret Wilson was born in Bay City, MI on July 17, 1931 to the late Edward and Elizabeth (Panknin) Patenge. She passed away on August 23, 2018 at Bay City Comfort Care. She was member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid as well as working in the food pantry. Joan graduated from Bay City Central High School and Michigan State University. She taught for many years in the Bay...
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Kenneth Morris

January 11, 1941 - August 21, 2018

Kenneth T. Morris was born in Joliet, IL on January 11, 1941. He passed away at McLaren Bay Region on August 21, 2018. He was a graduate of Purdue University and was a psychologist and consultant. He was a professor at Central Michigan University for 20 years, and was a staff member at Health Source Saginaw and Saginaw County Mental Health. He was a past president of the Michigan Association of...
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Kay Finkbeiner Koehler

October 17, 1947 - August 20, 2018

Kay Elizabeth Koehler, age 70 years, passed away Monday, August 20, 2018 after a lengthy illness. She was born on October 17, 1947 in Bay City the daughter of the late Alvin and Estella (Volz) Finkbeiner Sr. Kay was united in marriage to Conrad H. Koehler, Jr. on August 5, 1967. She was employed at Herman Hiss & Co. for many years. Kay was an avid knitter for over 60 years. The "Knitting...
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Helen A. Scott

February 15, 1926 - August 18, 2018

Helen Arlene Scott was born in Bay City, MI on February 15, 1926 to the late William A. and Isabella (Kerr) Storrs. She passed away on August 18, 2018 at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities in Bay City. She married Walter I. "Bud" Scott on May 10, 1947 and he preceded her in death on December 17, 2006. Prior to retirement, Helen was a para professional in the Bay City School System. She was a member...
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Myra R. Karse

August 14, 2018

Myra Rochelle Karse was born in Detroit, MI on December 11, 1934 to the late Jack and Eva (Leder) Hoffman. She passed away in Reseda, CA on August 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert S. Karse, on December 30, 1983. She is survived by 2 sons: Howard M. Karse and Richard (Kimberly) Hoffman and 2 brother Edward and Alan Hoffman. The funeral service was held on Friday,...
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Joanne M. Butterfield

December 9, 1934 - August 14, 2018

Joanne Mae Butterfield, age 83 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, August 14, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born on December 9, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of the late Ralph and Victoria (Hudzinski) Everett. Joanne was united in marriage to Richard Butterfield on May 17, 1957 in Angola, Indiana and he preceded her in death on August 30, 2005. She worked for...
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Jean Ann Heins

February 10, 1928 - August 14, 2018

Jean Ann Heins was born in Saginaw, MI on February 10, 1928 to the late Richard and Edna (Berry) Mossner. She passed away at McLaren Bay Region on August 14, 2018. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Reese and for many years was a volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital in Saginaw. Survivors include 2 daughters: Rosien (Scott) Watkins their children Kaitlyn and Megan Watkins; Patricia Camero...
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Arlene L Priem

August 12, 2018

Arlene Lucille Priem was born in Bay City, MI on November 1, 1930 to the late Eary and Elsie (Kleinert) Werner. She passed away in Linwood, MI on August 12, 2018. Age 87 years. Arlene was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Bay City Garden Club, and was a former board member of the Y.W.C.A. and Studio 23. She was a member of McLaren Bay Medical Auxiliary and was a past Co-Chair of the...
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Jan M. Jankowiak

August 5, 2018

Jan Michael Jankowiak was born in Bay City, MI on October 28, 1953 to the late Donald and Agatha (Horstman) Jankowiak. He passed away August 5, 2018 at his home. Jan served as a custodian at Bay City Handy until his retirement. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and the Bay City Education Association. Jan is survived by his wife, the former Sheri K. Barrow, whom he married September 9,...
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Richard L. Munley

August 21, 1931 - August 4, 2018

Richard Louis Munley was born on August 21, 1931 to the late William James and Irene (Chevrette) Munley. Our loving God took Richard home on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Richard loved, and was very proud of, his U.S. Navy service as a "tin can sailor" aboard the USS Knapp and the USS Cogswell. He was a member of the American Legion Post 18 as well as the St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the...
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Paul M. Prevost

July 26, 2018

Paul Michael Prevost was born in Bay City, MI on December 30, 1965 to Gerald and Mary Ann (Richard) Prevost. He passed away in Bay City, MI on July 26, 2018. He attended St. Hyacinth School and graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1984. Paul served in the U.S. Navy on the USS Abraham Lincoln from 1986 to 1992. He was retired from Consumers Energy. He is survived by his wife,...
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Margaret C. Framke

May 10, 1918 - July 18, 2018

Margaret Clara Framke, age 100 years, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at St. Mary's of Michigan Skilled Nursing in Standish. She was born on May 10, 1918 in Munger, Michigan the daughter of the late John and Isabel (Lepeck) Bublitz. Margaret was united in marriage to Arnold Framke on January 1, 1937 and after more than 64 years together he preceded her in death on August 26,...
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Vada Belle LaPan

March 16, 1925 - July 18, 2018

Vada Belle LaPan was born in Twining, MI on March 16, 1925 to the late Archibald and Anna Ruth (Severn) Morley. She passed away at her home on July 18, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was a founding member of the Faith Church of the Nazarene. Vada was well known as a china painter and teacher. Surviving are her children: Bonnie Goetz, Ronald W. LaPan, Karol (Roger) Ruppel, Denise (Raymond)...
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Helen Curry

May 17, 1944 - July 11, 2018

Helen Patricia Curry was born in New Jersey on May 17, 1944 to the late Wilbur and Georgette Hoffman. She passed away at Toni & Trish House on July 11, 2018. She served in the U.S. navy. She was retired from the Public Relations Department of McLaren Bay Region. She is survived by her husband John F. Curry whom she married September 6, 1966, 2 sons John M. (Jennifer) Curry and Brian P. ...
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Gary Carrigan

March 9, 1948 - July 8, 2018

Gary Earl Carrigan, age 70 years, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw surrounded by his family. He was born on March 9, 1948 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of the late Wilbur and Ruth (Emeott) Carrigan. Gary was a proud Vietnam Veteran serving in the US Army. On June 21, 1991 he and Judy Campbell were united in marriage and after 27 years together...
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Marie A.E. Lange

July 8, 2018

Marie Alice Ella Lange was born in Frankenlust Twp. on November 7, 1921 to the late Carl and Mary (Scheuerlein) Kloha. She passed away at Caretel Inns on July 8, 2018 at age 96 years. She was a lifetime area resident and a member of Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church. On October 21, 1950 she married Harvey Lange who preceded her in death on September 17, 1992. She is survived by a sister Arlene O...
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Dale L. Johnson

July 6, 2018

Dale Leonard Johnson was born in Marinette, Wisconsin to the late Harry L. and Mildred A. (Olson) Johnson. He passed away July 6, 2018 at the age of 87 years. Dale was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and a life member of Marinette Lodge No. 1313, B.P.O.E. He served in the United States Marie Corps during the Korean Conflict. Prior to retirement he was president of Midland Contracting Co...
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June M. List

July 5, 2018

June Marie List was born in Bay City, MI on June 2, 1924 to the late Clarence and Dorothy Hutton. She passed away at McLaren Bay Region on July 5, 2018 at the age of 94 years. She was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and a former member of its Ladies Aid. Survivors include her daughters: Kay Ann (William) Ruckle and Mary Jane (Blair) Cole, her grandchildren: Thomas Ruckle, Amy (Fiance...
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Clora E. Wolfe

September 9, 1930 - June 29, 2018

Clora Essie Wolfe, age 87 years, passed away peacefully Friday morning, June 29, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born September 9, 1930 in Cleveland County, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Charles and Lillie (Spangler) Carpenter. On July 27, 1950 Clora Carpenter married her high school sweetheart Laurence J. Wolfe Sr. and after 68 years of marriage together he...
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Kenneth N. Lock

June 28, 2018

Mr. Kenneth N. Lock, 78, returned to his Heavenly Home on Thursday, June 28, 2018 after a valiant battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. "The grave is but a covered bridge, leading from light to light, through a brief...
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Betty Carlyon

June 27, 2018

The First Lady of Delta College is gone. Betty Carlyon, the inseparable wife of longtime Delta President Donald J. Carlyon, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. She was 91. As the matriarch of the Carlyon Family, the soft-spoken but strong-willed Betty was an instrument force in cultivating a family-like culture...
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Larry M. Collier

June 16, 2018

Larry Michael Collier was born in Bay City, MI on October 4, 1944 to the late Adlor and Fay (Van Sumeren) Collier. He passed away at Brookdale Senior Living on June 16, 2018. Larry retired from General Motors Powertrain-Bay City and was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish (St. Mary of the Assumption Church) He is survived by his daughter Amy (Rick Reigler) Collier, a son Robert (Lacy) Collier...
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Susan Anne Vachon

November 29, 1944 - June 15, 2018

Susan Anne (Matthews) Vachon, age 73, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away at Sheffield Bay on June 15, 2018. Sue was born on November 29, 1944 in Pawhuska, Oklahoma to Stanley and Josephine (VanHorn) Matthews. She married Raymond Denis Vachon in Essexville, Michigan in 1967, a union lasting over 50 years. They were blessed with their daughter Michelle in 1973. Sue...
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David A. Snell

February 26, 1961 - June 14, 2018

David Arthur Snell passed away suddenly on June 14, 2018. He was born on February 26, 1961 in Mt.Pleasant, MI to Joseph and Ernita (Orton) Snell. He loved his family and lived to take care of them. He was a proud employee of C.A. Hull and formerly employed by Gerace Construction and was a member of Local 324 and Local 1098. He is survived by his wife Rachel (Bean) Snell, his children who he...
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Jeniene K. Hadd (Ahrens)

February 19, 1952 - June 12, 2018

Jeniene Kay Hadd, age 66 years, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 12, 2018 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City. She was born on February 19, 1952, the daughter of the late Robert and Betty (Brooks) Jones. Jeniene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She enjoyed BINGO, trips to the casino and watching the Detroit Tigers, but especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. ...
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Erma Gage Allenspach

June 11, 2018

Erma Gage Allenspach, age 92, beloved mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on June 11, 2018 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Saginaw, MI on June 18, 1926 to the late Alfred and Amanda Billmeier. Erma was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bay City. She was formerly employed at Normandy Knitting Mills and retired from Wolverine Knitting Mills. She is...
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Filomena "Frankie" Smith

June 4, 1927 - June 10, 2018

Filomena "Frankie" Smith, age 91 years, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, June 10, 2018 at Mid Michigan Medical Center in Midland. She was born on June 4, 1927 in Washington, DC the daughter of the late Diego and Maria (Cipriani) Maggi. Frankie was employed with the American Trucking Association in Washington, DC for 30 years. Upon retirement she moved to the Bay City and Midland areas to...
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Arlene Kernstock

June 10, 2018

Arlene Garrett Kernstock was born in Bay City, MI on June 4, 1925 to the late Frank and Agnes (Shelley) Goulette. She passed away June 10, 2018 at Bay Shores Nursing Center. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Survivors include 8 children: Gary Kernstock, Don (Linda) Kernstock, Robert Morris, Leah (Ken) McNulty, Tim (Brenda) Kernstock, Cindy Phillips and Aaron (Debbie) Kernstock, her...
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Edna Lijewski

February 10, 1924 - June 7, 2018

Edna Caroline Lijewski was born in Hampton Twp., Bay County, MI on February 10, 1924 to the late William and Metza (Batzer) Pergande. She passed away June 7, 2018 at Bay Medical Care Facility. Her husband, Arthur J. Lijewski, preceded her in death on May 16, 2010. Edna was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. Prior to retirement she was employed at Oppenheim's and...
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Joseph F. Wysocki

June 6, 2018

Joseph Frederick Wysocki was born in Bay City, MI on September 18, 1945 to the late Joseph T. and Esther E. (Weitzel) Wysocki. He passed away at Covenant HealthCare-Cooper, Saginaw, MI on June 6, 2018. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Joseph was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Prior to retirement he was a U.S. Postal worker. Survivors include 4 children: Joseph C. ...
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Nancy Ann Moulthrop

October 31, 1945 - May 30, 2018

Nancy Ann Moulthrop was born in Bay City, MI on October 31, 1945 to the late Harold and Cecelia (Reynolds) DeWyse. She passed away May 30, 2018 at her home with her family at her side. Her husband, Charles S. Moulthrop, Jr., preceded her in death on May 15, 2013. She will be remembered both for her generosity to humankind, and her passion to see the world through travel. She lived more in...
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Lorraine Helen Van Poppelen

February 14, 1932 - May 29, 2018

Lorraine Helen Van Poppelen (Feinauer), our beloved angel here on earth, moved on to the eternal life on May 29, 2018 with her son and daughter in-law by her side after a long and arduous battle with the horrendous disease that is dementia. Lorraine was born in her parents' home on Bangor St. in Bay City MI on February 14, 1932. She was indeed an angel in every aspect of life so depicted by her...
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David Harold Flucke

January 9, 1942 - May 27, 2018

David Harold Flucke was born in Saginaw, MI on January 9, 1942 to the late Arthur Wayne and Leona Marian (Magnusson) Flucke. He passed away at McLaren Bay Region on May 27, 2018. David graduated from Arthur Hill High School, Saginaw in 1960. He attended Bay City Junior College during its final year and received an Associate degree from Delta College where he was president of the Student...
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Jeanne M. Connell

December 14, 1920 - May 25, 2018

Jeanne Edith was born into a large, but closely knit, family in Alpena, Michigan, on December 14, 1920, and passed away on May 25, 2018. Her parents were Paul and Marie (Kornack) Meske, both of German descent. Jeanne completed her education through high school and junior college in Alpena before attending Eastern Michigan University to complete her teacher's training. Jeanne taught in a one...
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Sharon Kay Phillips

February 20, 1942 - May 24, 2018

Sharon Kay Phillips was born in Fort Riley, Kansas on February 20, 1942. She passed away in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 24, 2018. Survivors include her 3 sons: Mike (Trisha) Spaulding, Dave (Jennifer) Spaulding and Ken (Sherri) Spaulding, her grandchildren: Ashley, Adam, Haley, Brooke, Rachael and Sean Spaulding; her mother Dolores Phillips and a sister Judy Denny. She was preceded by a son...
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Robert Callahan

August 1, 1937 - May 24, 2018

Robert J. Callahan was born in Bay City, MI on August 1, 1937. He passed away peacefully with his family at his side on May 24, 2018. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Prior to his retirement on July 10, 1992, he was Firefighter and later the training officer for the Bay City Fire Department. He then worked for the Michigan Firefighters Training Council for many years. He was a lifetime...
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Wilbur "Bill" Brandmair

June 12, 1926 - May 9, 2018

Wilbur Francis "Bill" Brandmair, age 91 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Vassar Fields Assisted Living. He was born on June 12, 1926 in Caro, Michigan, the son of the late Ralph and Ruth (Dowling) Brandmair. Bill was a proud WWII veteran serving in the US Navy in the Asian Theater. Upon his honorable discharge he began working for Consumers Power Company at the Karn...
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Marvin D. Sumner

July 26, 1932 - May 5, 2018

Marvin Delmar Sumner, age 85 years, passed away Saturday morning, May 5, 2018, at McLaren Bay Region. He was born on July 26, 1932 in Flint, Michigan the son of the late Marvin Denzil Sr. and Valma (Hutchinson) Sumner. Marvin proudly served in the US Airforce during the Korean War. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Juana and his only son, Randy (Vicky) Sumner. Marvin was a member of...
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Dorothy G. "Dottie" Stover

February 8, 1926 - May 3, 2018

Dorothy G. "Dottie" Stover was born in Saginaw, MI on February 8, 1926 to the late Paul and Marion (Payne) Goppelt. She passed away on May 3, 2018 at the age of 92. She married Frank Hiram "Pete" Stover, III on June 26, 1948. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1994. She is survived by a son, Frank Hiram "Hi" (Sharon) Stover IV, a daughter, Carolyn (Bruce) Stewart, her grandchildren: Hilary...
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Lyle Herman Meyer

March 25, 1946 - April 30, 2018

Lyle Herman Meyer was born in Bay City, MI on March 25, 1946 to the late Herman and Alma (Hart) Meyer. He passed away in Bay City, MI on April 30, 2018. He was retired from farming, Causley Trucking and Mission Fishin Charters. He was a member of Trinity St. James Lutheran Church. Survivors include 3 children: Todd Meyer, Amy Davis and Stephanie (Eric) LaForest, grandchildren: Dylan and...
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Susan Kay Hier

April 29, 2018

Susan Kay Hier, 81, of Bay City, Michigan, died Sunday, April 29, 2018. Sue was the daughter of the late Rev. Marshall G. Hier and the late Helen M. Hier and the older sister of Richard M. Hier of Pennsylvania and Marshall David Hier of Missouri. She graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1955 and Bay City Junior College in 1957; she received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton...
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Cynthia Ann Walker

July 14, 1944 - April 27, 2018

Cynthia Ann (Clemens) Walker was born in Bay City, MI to the late Harvey Everett and Dorothy Elizabeth (Fish) Clemens on July 14, 1944. She passed away at McLaren Bay Region on April 27, 2018. Cindy was raised in Bay City until 1957 when her parents, sister and she moved to Birmingham, MI. She graduated from Seaholm High School in 1962 and then attended Central Michigan University earning her...
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Dale K. Wingard

April 4, 1931 - April 21, 2018

Dale K. Wingard, age 87 years, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, April 21, 2018 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Bay City, with his family by his side. He was born on April 4, 1931 in Holmes County, Ohio the son of the late James and Florence (Funk) Wingard. Dale was a veteran of the US Army, serving in Germany during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Joan Kuczkowski on March...
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Thomas R. Auer

January 15, 1943 - April 18, 2018

Thomas Ronald Auer, age 75 years, passed away Wednesday morning, April 18, 2018 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born on January 15, 1943 in Bay City, the son of the late Ronald F. and Frances Beatrice (Allers) Auer. Tom retired from Chevrolet – Nodular Iron and then worked for Kibbe Engineering for a short time. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed playing billiards. Surviving...
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Marilyn H. Kasperski

April 20, 1944 - April 17, 2018

Marilyn Helen Kasperski was born in Bay City, MI on April 20, 1944 to the late Edward J. and Eileen (Cole) Cardinal. She passed away in Bay City, MI on April 17, 2018. Marilyn was a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish and the Knights of Columbus Council No.414 Auxiliary. She is survived by her children and their spouses: Michael L. (Tracy) Kasperski, Matthew E. (Edward Yackel) Kasperski and...
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Florence R. Jarvis

January 31, 1924 - April 11, 2018

Our much-loved aunt, Florence Ruth (Wineman) Jarvis passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the age of 94 in the comfort of her own home in Bay City, Michigan. She was born January 31, 1924 in Sebewaing, Michigan the daughter of the late Walter H. and Julia M. (Graves) Wineman. Florence graduated from Sebewaing High School in 1942, and the Bay City Business College in 1943. She began...
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Harold R. Meyer

October 14, 1946 - April 7, 2018

Harold Raymond Meyer, age 71 years, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018. He was born on October 14, 1946 in Bay City, the son of the late Arthur John and Nina (Erwin) Meyer. Harold is survived by his children, Brian (Dee) Meyer of Pinconning, John (Jennie) Meyer of Bay City, Michael (Adrenne) Meyer of Linwood and Alisha (Craig) Victor of Enterprise, Alabama; 9 grandchildren; 1 great...
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Sally J. LaForge

April 5, 2018

Sally J. LaForge was born in Saginaw, MI on December 12, 1940 to the late Harold and Erma (Bissell) DePottey. She passed away in Saginaw, MI on April 5, 2018. She married Joseph E. LaForge and he preceded her in death. Sally is survived by her son Joseph E. LaForge II and her granddaughter Alexis LaForge. Private arrangements have been completed. Memorials may be directed to the wishes of...
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Leota M. Haslip

March 7, 1916 - April 3, 2018

Funeral arrangements are pending.
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Mark G. Janke

April 2, 2018

Mark George Janke was born in Bay City, MI on February 29, 1948 to Louis H. and Esther A. (Brown) Janke. He passed away at McLaren Bay Region on April 2, 2018. Mark graduated from Bay City Central High School and Central Michigan University. He was a Certified Public Accountant until his recent retirement, he was a partner in the firm Quast, Janke and Company. He was actively involved in...
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John C. Buehl

October 22, 1950 - April 1, 2018

John Carl Buehl, age 67 years, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, he is reunited with his daughter Melissa in heaven. He was born on October 22, 1950 in Bay City, the son of the late Carl and Gertrude (DuFour) Buehl. On September 6, 1975 he and Pamela Look were united in marriage. John was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the US Army. He retired from Ameritech...
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Barbara Kay` Bork

March 30, 2018

Barbara Kay Bork was born in Bay City, MI on July 2, 1953 to the late Edward and Eleanor (Jerore) Bender. She passed away at her home on March 30, 2018 surrounded by her family. Survivors include her husband, Charles T. Bork, her children: Patrick (Heidi) Duncan, Danielle (Michael) Curulla and Darcelle (Daniel) Czuba, her step-son Brian Bork, her grandchildren: Shawn, Hailey and Emily Duncan,...
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Jane E. Gaffney

December 16, 1918 - March 25, 2018

We celebrate the 99 years plus of Jane Gaffney who passed away March 25, 2018 and will be missed by many. Jane Elizabeth Gaffney was born in Royal Oak, MI on December 16, 1918 to the late William and Marjorie (Stover) Eyre. She was a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and was a retired teacher. She was a member of the Midland PTA and the AAUW. Jane was a former member of Memorial...
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Matthew R. Janke

March 21, 2018

Matthew Robert Janke was born in Bay City, MI on March 3, 1976 to Mark G. and Cynthia A. (Olson) Janke. He passed away in Essexville, MI on March 21, 2018. Matthew was employed by Michigan Sugar and was a member of many pool leagues. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister Erin K. (Allan) Dowd, a niece Hailey Dowd and a nephew Connor Dowd, his grandfather Louis H. Janke, and his...
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Roy I. Schiller

March 19, 2018

Roy I. Schiller was born in Detroit, MI on March 9, 1934 to the late Irwin O. and Dorothy (Schmidt) Schiller. His passing was gentle and he was surrounded by family and friends in Petoskey MI on March 19, 2018 at the age of 84 years. He married Peggy M. Drzyzga on June 20, 1964 and she preceded him in death on June 9, 2008. Roy attended Western Michigan University and served in the U.S. Army...
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Mary Carol Walraven

December 12, 1930 - March 18, 2018

Mary Carol "Carol" Walraven age 87 of Bay City, MI passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at her home with her family by her side. Carol was born on December 12, 1930, to the late Myrtle M. (Johnson) and Edward J. Sr. Dirla in Bay City, MI, where she lived her entire life. She married Francis J. "Jack" Walraven Jr. on June 21, 1952; they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and were...
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Sally Crisp

October 4, 1940 - March 16, 2018

Sally Marie Crisp was born in Bay City, MI on October 4, 1940 to the late Delton Devon and Eleanor Jean (Brown) Crisp. She passed away at McLaren Bay Region on March 16, 2018 at the age of 77 years. Prior to retirement, Sally was a food service worker at Bay Medical Center for 38 years. Survivors include her five sisters: Nancy (Dick) Szabo, Lois (Dick) Stover, Joan Vance, Phyllis (Larry)...
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Eleanor Pett

March 16, 2018

Eleanor L. Pett was born in Gilford Twp., MI on July 20, 1922 to the late Edmund and Lillian (Janson) Techlin. She passed away March 16, 2018 at the age of 95 years. Eleanor was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. Prior to retirement she worked at Monitor Sugar for 34 campaigns. On February 14, 1942 she married Carl Pett and he preceded her in death March 27, 1997. She is survived by...
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Heidi Jo (Morse) Morley

March 13, 2018

Heidi Jo (Morse) Morley was born in Saginaw, MI on August 12, 1965. She passed away in Bay City, MI on March 13, 2018. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Heidi was a Registered Nurse and was formerly employed by Covenant Health Care. She is survived by her children: Rachel Chryczek and Jack Morley, her mother Joanne H. (Sabourin) Morse, her siblings: Timothy (Lisa) Morse, Karen ...
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Frederick O. Gallandt

March 3, 2018

Frederick Otto Gallandt was born in Pinconning Township, MI on November 5, 1925 to the late Robert August and Ida (Reetz) Gallandt. He passed away in Linwood, MI on March 3, 2018. He was retired from Defoe Ship Building Co. and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, the former Wilma K. Pinter, whom he married on November 22, 1952. He also leaves 2...
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Edwin L. Chapman

February 26, 2018

Edwin L. Chapman was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 15, 1930 to the late John F. and Dorothy H. (Bear) Chapman. He passed away at Masonic Pathways, Alma, MI on February 26, 2018. Ed was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 18. He was a life member of Joppa Lodge No. 315 F. & A.M. (Past Master of...
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Laurel White

May 23, 1944 - February 25, 2018

Laurel Louise (Erke) White, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, age 73, passed away on February 25, 2018. Her faith was an important part of her life, and she especially loved Psalm 23 which gave her strength as she fought back from multiple strokes over 20 years. She was born on May 23, 1944, in Rogers City, Michigan, to the late John and Mabel (Lamb) Erke. Laurel graduated from...
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Brandon C. Hurn

April 21, 1992 - February 23, 2018

Brandon C. Hurn; 25 of Mooresville, North Carolina died Friday February 23, 2018. Brandon was born April 21, 1992 in Dallas, Texas the son of Betsy Boutell Hurn and Charles Hurn. Brandon attended and graduated from Bay City Western High School. Brandon worked in the car wash and Automotive industries. He loved any and all motorsports, outdoor recreational activities, fitness, music and "chillin...
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Doreen M. Gover

February 21, 2018

Doreen M. Gover was born in Sandusky, MI on August 8, 1929 to the late Howard and Loraine (McLaughlin) Haines. She passed away at Bay Shores Nursing Center in Bay City, MI on February 21, 2018. Doreen was the office manager for Wells Motors for many years and also worked in several other area auto dealerships. She is survived by her son Mark H. (Robin) Gover, 2 grandchildren: Melissa (Michael)...
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Charmaine M. Neymeiyer

May 24, 1967 - February 20, 2018

Charmaine Marie Neymeiyer, age 50 years, was called home peacefully Tuesday evening, February 20, 2018 surrounded by her family and close friends after a lengthy and courageous battle with Autoimmune Hepatitis. She was born on May 24, 1967 in Alpena, Michigan, the daughter of David and Judith (Waun) Lasecki. Char was a graduate of Bay City Central Class of 1985. She was employed at McLaren Bay...
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Bernard R. Dreyer

March 25, 1927 - February 20, 2018

Mr. Dreyer passed away February 20, 2018. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 25. 2018 at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home, Bay City at 2 p.m. Visiting will be Sunday from 12 noon until 2 p.m.
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William A. Clark

July 30, 1940 - February 9, 2018

William Archie Clark, age 77 years, passed away Friday, February 09, 2018 at his residence. He was born on July 30, 1940 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of the late William E. and Phyllis (Fellows) Clark. Bill was united in marriage to Rosalind Barnett on September 24, 1960 and she preceded him in death on June 27, 1996. He was a veteran of the US Navy and a member of St. Alban's Episcopal...
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Victor C. Gansser

February 6, 2018

Victor Augustus Gansser died the evening of February 6, 2018 at Bay Medical Care Facility with family by his side and the patriotic music he loved playing in the background. Known to many simply as "Vic", he was born May 22, 1926 to Webster H. and Nina (Traxler) Gansser. On September 20, 1952, Vic married Regina (Jean) Chesney. Victor and Jean were loving partners and best friends during their...
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Roger P. Meyers

October 18, 1943 - February 5, 2018

Meyers, Roger P. Essexville, Michigan and Inverness, Florida Roger Philip Meyers, age 74 years, passed away peacefully Monday, February 5, 2018 at his daughter's residence in Inverness, Florida. He was born on October 18, 1943 in Bay City, the son of the late Philip and Clara (Vermeesch) Meyers. Roger loved to hunt and fish. He was a kind hearted man that would gladly help anyone in need....
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Clarence A. Pett

April 28, 1928 - February 2, 2018

Clarence August Pett, 89, of Greenwood, Indiana, entered his heavenly home on February 2, 2018. He was born on April 28, 1928, in Bay City, Michigan, to the late Ernest and Edith (Underwood) Pett. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Elaine Helen (Feinauer) Pett; his children, Curtis C. Pett (Linda) of Gaithersburg, Maryland; Karen S. Stanley (Robert) of Indianapolis; and Randall D. Pett ...
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Francis "Jack" J. Walraven, Jr.

December 8, 1929 - January 30, 2018

Francis John "Jack" Walraven, Jr. age 88 of Bay City, MI passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at his home with his family by his side. Jack was born on December 8, 1929, to the late Frank and Vera Walraven in Bay City, MI, where he lived his entire life. He married Mary Carol Dirla on June 21, 1952; they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and were honored by family and friends with...
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Grace Anne Mueller

January 24, 2018

Grace Anne Mueller was born in Midland, MI on September 15, 1927 to the late Paul and Juliana (Swantner) Malinetz. She passed away in Bay City, MI on January 24, 2018. Grace Anne was a graduate of Midland High School. She was crowned Miss Midland County in 1950. She was employed at Dow Chemical Co. and was a writer for the company newspaper. She later worked in interior design and real...
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