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Carol Mae Peters

December 25, 1925 - December 6, 2016

Carol Mae Peters was born in LaCrosse, WI on December 25, 1925 to the late Carl and Louise (Pagel) Klawitter. She passed away peacefully in Bay City, MI on December 6, 2016 at home with her family by her side. Carol was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church and served as the church secretary for 25 years. Carol loved her church and the many dear friends she made over the years. She married...
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Jeffrey W. Stokes

December 6, 2016

Jeffrey Warren Stokes was born in Grand Rapids, MI on January 19, 1949 to the late George C. and Lulu Alice (Poole) Stokes. He passed away December 6, 2016 in Bay City. Jeffrey served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He retired from the Bay County Sheriff Department after 26 years serving as a deputy on the road and at the Bay County Jail. Survivors include his siblings: Mike (Jan Martin)...
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Cora L. Davis

July 25, 1939 - December 5, 2016

Cora Loretta Davis was born in AuGres Twp., MI on July 25, 1939 to the late Edward L. and Irene (Yacks) Smith. She passed away in Bay City, MI on December 5, 2016. Cora is survived by her daughter Bettylou I. Davis, three brothers William, Harvey and Gerald and two sisters: Hilda Sweeny and Barbra Schafer and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother Edward Smith and...
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John Charles Lillo

November 15, 1931 - December 5, 2016

Mr. Lillo, age 85 years, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at Bay Shores Nursing Care Center. He was born in Bay City on November 15, 1931 to the late Clarence and Marian (Wanless) Lillo. John served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and retired in 1987 from Consumers Power Co. He was a member of Wenona Lodge No. 256 F.& A.M. and the Scottish Rite Bodies-Valley of Bay...
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John G. Freel

March 26, 1937 - December 5, 2016

John G. Freel, age 79 years, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 5, 2016 at his home. He was born in Bay City on March 26, 1937 to the late John A. and Agnes (Krzewina) Freel. John earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in education from Saginaw Valley State University and went on to earn an Educational Specialist Degree from Central Michigan University. He taught for 27 years in...
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Brian A. Koepke

May 3, 1969 - December 4, 2016

Brian Alan Koepke, age 47 years, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Sunday, December 4, 2016. He was born on May 3, 1969 in Bay City, the son of Allan and Joan (Gielda) Koepke. Brian graduated from Garber High School in 1987. He most recently worked for Dow Solar in Midland. Brian was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching his son play hockey and was very passionate about...
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Raymond E. Johnson

December 4, 2016

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at 11:00 am, for Raymond E. Johnson of Bay City, who died on December 4, 2016, having nearly reached the age of 86. The service will be held at the Evangelical Free Church, 604 S. Woodbridge, in Bay City. Funeral arrangements are by Penzien Steele Funeral Home, 608 N. Madison, in Bay City. Visitation will be held at Penzien Steele...
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Richard W. Shaw

October 4, 1949 - December 4, 2016

Dick passed away Sunday morning, December 4, 2016, with his family by his side, after surgery that could not do what we hoped it would. He was 67 years old. Born on October 4, 1949 to William D. and Grace Arlene "Honey" (Bateson) Shaw, who predeceased him. He grew up in Kawkawlin, graduated from Bay City Handy High School and Western Michigan University, and had three children, Sarah Beth ...
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Margaret E. Robison

June 19, 1923 - November 29, 2016

Margaret Elaine Robison, age 93 years, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. She was born on June 19, 1923 in Bay City, the daughter of the late James and Jennie (Armstrong) Dulong. On June 18, 1949 Margaret married Frank Robison and after 61 years of marriage he preceded her in death on August 5, 2010. Margaret was a graduate of the University of Michigan, where...
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Aileen Anderson

March 30, 1925 - November 23, 2016

Aileen Anderson, 91, passed peacefully and gracefully from earth to heaven on November 23, 2016 in Charleston, West Virginia. She was born Aileen Elizabeth Julia Moll on March 30, 1925 in Brookfield Township, Huron County, Michigan to Charles and Anna (Haag) Moll. She graduated from Central High School in Bay City. Aileen was the last survivor of twelve siblings, six boys and six girls. She...
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Jeanette Zena Bosco

January 1, 1923 - November 19, 2016

Our loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Jeanette E. (Zena) Bosco passed away peacefully November 19, 2016, at the age of 93 years, at Covenant Hospital in Saginaw after a long illness surrounded by her family. Jeanette, affectionately known by her family and friends as "Zena" was born in Saginaw, MI on January 1, 1923 to the late Jasper and Mary (Adragna) Frontiera. She married...
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Margaret M. Russell

May 28, 1922 - November 18, 2016

Margaret Magdalena Russell passed away peacefully at Autumn Years in Clarkston, Michigan, on Friday, November 18, 2016, at the age of 94 years. Born May 28, 1922, in Farrell, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Michael and Helen (Kibash) Darazy. Margaret married Robert "Bob" Russell on October 25, 1947, in Reese. They were married for 60 years and resided in Vassar their entire married life...
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Michael William Austin

July 28, 1961 - November 17, 2016

Michael William Austin, age 55 years, passed away on November 17, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born in Bay City on July 28, 1961. Michael was a beloved father, son, friend and an avid hunter. He is survived by his daughters: Haylee Austin and Lacey Austin, his mother, Jacquelyn Austin, a sister, Bonnie Adams, a brother-in-law, Daniel Adams his former wife, Gail (Cook) Austin, a niece,...
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Thomas James Anthony

May 21, 1929 - November 16, 2016

Thomas J. Anthony, age 87 years, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born in Denmark Township on May 21, 1929 to the late Thomas and Myra (Livingston) Anthony. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and worked at Universal Engineering in Frankenmuth. His interests included hunting, collecting antiques and guns, camping and spending...
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Rodney Jay Pasch

November 16, 2016

Rodney Jay Pasch, 60, our giving and loving husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend passed away at home on November 16, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Rod was born in Bay City on February 12, 1956 to the late Harold and Dorothy (Steggall) Pasch. He married the former Linda LaLonde in Visitation Church on October 9, 1976 and they recently celebrated their 40th wedding...
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Norma L. Service

September 20, 1932 - November 15, 2016

Norma Louise Service, age 84 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, with her family by her side. She was born in Vassar on September 20, 1932, the daughter of the late Norman and Elda (Tremonti) Streeter. Norma was a lifelong resident of Vassar. She worked for Central Shop Rite for 22 years and was self-employed for 20 years till her retirement. Norma and Buck had...
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Dorothy Catherine Van Hamlin

May 28, 1929 - November 15, 2016

Mrs. Van Hamlin, age 87 years, passed away on November 15, 2016 at her home. She was born in Bay City on May 28, 1929 to the late Anthony and Catherine (Pawlak) Wachowski. She is survived by her children: James Anthony Van Hamlin and Jane (Fred) Tockstein, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Van Hamlin, 2 children: Susan Anne and...
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Grace Sayen

November 23, 1920 - November 10, 2016

Funeral service will be on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey D. Weenink will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 3-9 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Elaine Jean Thompson

November 8, 2016

Elaine Jean Thompson was born in Saginaw, MI on August 22, 1921 to the late Stanley and Carrie (Hardy) Puffer. She passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Masonic Pathways in Alma, MI. She married Edward L. Thompson on October 9, 1948 and he preceded her in death on June 14, 2005. Prior to retirement, Jean was a teacher in the Bay City Public School System. She was a member of First...
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Coral Jane Bender

April 1, 1933 - November 3, 2016

Coral Jane Bender, age 83 years, passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on April 1, 1933 in Turner, Michigan the daughter of the late Wesley and Evelyn (Lambert) Viele. Coral Jane and Robert R. Bender were united in marriage on September 15, 1951 in Vassar and he preceded her in death in September of 2004. Coral Jane was employed at General...
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Emilio Andrew Gomez, Jr.

October 23, 1957 - November 3, 2016

Emilio Andrew Gomez, Jr. passed away on November 3, 2016 at his home at the age of 59. He was born in Bay City, Michigan on October 23, 1957. He had worked at Eaton Manufacturing as a machine set-up man. Junior was an amazing person. He touched so many people's lives in a positive manner. He was the rock and the leader for his son, parents, siblings, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends....
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Geraldine C. (Jerrie) Carolan

June 24, 1927 - October 27, 2016

Geraldine (Jerrie) Cecelia Carolan (Styn), an amazing Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, passed away on October 27, 2016 at her home. Geraldine was born on June 24, 1927 to the late Jacob A. Styn and Layol C. (Howey) Styn. She was very proud to be a registered nurse and was excited to plan her nurse's reunions for many years. Jerrie was extremely generous not only to her loving family,...
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Albert Joseph Peglow

May 2, 1922 - October 26, 2016

Peglow, Albert Joseph Bay City, Michigan Formerly of Omer Albert Joseph Peglow, age 94 years, passed away on October 26, 2016. He was born in Bay City, Michigan on May 2, 1922 to the late William and Elizabeth (Spiker) Peglow. Albert served in the United States Army during World War II, in Sicily, France and the Ardennes. He participated in the Invasion of Normandy and was awarded the...
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Elizabeth Gay McGee

October 11, 1925 - October 25, 2016

Elizabeth Gay McGee, age 91 years, passed away Tuesday morning October 25, 2016 at her residence, Plainview Assisted Living in Auburn. She was born on October 11, 1925 in Gays Mills, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Christine (Deuel) Larsen. Gay graduated Valedictorian from Tecumseh High School and also was a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Journalism. ...
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Kerry J. Brown

July 13, 1945 - October 24, 2016

Kerry Jean Brown, age 71 years, passed away unexpectedly on October 24, 2016 in Roscommon, Michigan. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on July 13, 1945 to the late Carl and Jean (Lewis) Weber. Kerry was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, serving on its Altar Guild and Historical Committee. She was a master needle-pointer and published a book of needlepoint patterns entitled ...
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Kirk E. Timm

March 22, 1923 - October 21, 2016

Kirk Edward Timm, 93, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2016. Born in Bay City, Michigan on March 22, 1923, the son of the late Edward and Elva Timm. Graduated from Howe Military School in June 1941 and Riverside Military Academy in June 1943. He entered the United States Army in August 1943 and was a member of the 83rd Infantry Division. He participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy...
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Betty Jean Everett

July 14, 1935 - October 19, 2016

Our Mom, Betty Jean Everett (Techlin), passed away peacefully at home with her family on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. She was born on July 14, 1935 to the late Edmund and Lillian (Janson) Techlin. She graduated from Central High School and retired from Sears. She enjoyed reading, doing crosswords, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded...
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Viola Schmidt

April 29, 1914 - October 16, 2016

Viola Schmidt, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the age of 102 and is now at peace with her Lord. Always of most importance to her was her family. She will be very much missed. Viola was born on April 29, 1914 to the late Louisa (Borkhardt) and William Hollandmoritz. On May 14, 1949 she married Edward Schmidt, who predeceased...
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Frederick W. Boehringer

July 14, 1914 - October 13, 2016

Boehringer, Frederick W. Saginaw, MI Formerly-Bay City, MI Frederick W. Boehringer was born in Bay City, MI on July 14, 1914 to the late Albert G. and Wilhelmina (Klumpp) Boehringer. He passed away at Saginaw Senior Care on October 13, 2016 at the age of 102 years. Fred was owner of Boehringer Greenhouses until his retirement in 1979. He was a member of Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church where he...
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Angela M. McElroy

April 4, 1921 - October 12, 2016

Angela McElroy, age 95 years, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, October 12, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born on April 4, 1921 in Jackson, Michigan the daughter of the late Arthur and Marjorie (Blakley) Tobin. Angela was united in marriage to David McElroy and after 69 years together he preceded her in death on May 9, 2010. Angela was a member of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini...
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Robert E. Daignault

June 9, 1947 - October 4, 2016

Robert Emery Daignault , age 69 years, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Bay City. He was born in Saginaw on June 9, 1947 the son of the late Leo J. and Dorothy (O'Hagan) Daignault. Bob grew up in Detroit and after graduation joined the United States Marine Corps. He served a tour in Vietnam and at the time of his discharge achieved the rank of LCpl. Bob eventually found his way to the...
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Dawn G. Hoeg

April 9, 1958 - October 4, 2016

Dawn G. Hoeg was born in Mt. Clemens, MI on April 9, 1958 to Robert James and Irma Jane (Alwardt) Schwark. She passed away at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH on October 4, 2016. Dawn was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Saginaw, MI. In 1980 she graduated from Saginaw Valley State University where she played basketball and was involved with many athletic programs as well as being...
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William E. Awad

May 17, 1954 - October 4, 2016

William Elias Awad, age 62 years, passed away on October 4, 2016 at his home. He was born in Bay City, Michigan on May 17, 1954 to the late Frederick and Margaret (Brittian) Awad. He served in the United States Army and was a member of In His Presence Ministries. Survivors include his wife, Mary L. Awad, his children: Michael J. (Tara) Awad and Tammy (Sam) DeOpsomer, his grandchildren: ...
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Lorraine R. Ueberroth

August 7, 1927 - October 3, 2016

Mrs. Ueberroth, age 89 years, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare-Hampton. She was born in Bay City on August 7, 1927 to the late Adam and Elizabeth (Schafer) Schuardt. Lorraine was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, canning, craft projects and playing bingo. On May 20, 1950, she married Charles E. Ueberroth. ...
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Lorine Marie Wittkopp

June 3, 1924 - October 2, 2016

Lorine Marie Wittkopp, of Bay City, Michigan, died peacefully on Sunday morning, October 2, 2016, at Arden Courts memory care assisted living home in Bingham Farms, Michigan. She was 92 years old. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 5, at Penzien & Steele Funeral Home 608 North Madison Avenue in Bay City (2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.), and funeral services will be held on...
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Benjamin Pierce Kurzer

January 9, 1987 - October 1, 2016

Benjamin Pierce Kurzer, age 29 years, passed away unexpectedly on October 1, 2016 at Wellspring Lutheran Services Home in Frankenmuth, Michigan. He was born in Holland, Michigan on January 9, 1987. On November 10, 2012, he married Felice (Wojewski) at Bay Shore Camp in Sebewaing, Michigan. In addition to his wife, Benjamin is survived by his parents, Delmer A. and Ruth A. (Pierce) Kurzer,...
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Patrick J. Van Poppelen

March 4, 1931 - September 24, 2016

Patrick Joseph Van Poppelen was born in Bay City MI, March 4, 1931 to the late Albert and Mary (Vriken) Van Poppelen. He passed away September 24, 2016 after a brief illness at Bay Medical Care Facility. He was the owner of Van Poppelen Bros. in Bay City for many years. He was a member of St. Joseph Church. He is survived by his wife the former Lorraine Feinauer, his son and daughter in-law...
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Elaine Barbara Schlicker

August 19, 1933 - September 22, 2016

Elaine Barbara Schlicker, age 83 years, passed away on September 22, 2016, at McLaren Bay Region. She was born in Freeland, Michigan on August 19, 1933, to the late William C. and Clara B. (Gerhauser) Schlicker. Elaine was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and had worked for many years as a housekeeper for many families in Bay City. She is survived by a sister, Leona Webster, her nieces and...
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Herbert Allen Clark

July 3, 1930 - September 20, 2016

Mr. Clark, age 86 years, passed away on September 20, 2016 at The Mother Theresa House in Lansing. He was born in Bay City on July 3, 1930 to the late Daniel and Rose (Nelson) Clark. He served in the United States Air Force. Herbert was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Essexville and retired from General Motors in Saginaw. He married the former Betty Goss and she preceded him...
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Edna Mae Oltman

July 18, 1926 - September 19, 2016

Edna Mae Oltman Munger Michigan. Loving wife and mother passed away peacefully on September 19th 2016. We thank God for her presence in the lives of her family and friends, she will be dearly missed until we are united with her in Heaven. Edna was born on July 18, 1926 along with her twin brother Edward Strieter to Conrad and Mary Strieter. She was a homemaker, gardener, and helped on...
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Grace M. Brownfield

January 6, 1937 - September 11, 2016

Grace Marie Brownfield, age 79 years, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, September 11, 2016 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw with her daughter and grandson by her side.. She was born on January 6, 1937 in Hayden Town, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Thomas and Cora (McNatt) Brownfield. Grace grew up in Pennsylvania and worked as a waitress at Joanie's Restaurant, she eventually...
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K J Schumacher Wiergowski

September 11, 2016

K J Wiergowski was born in Bay City on December 23, 1955 and passed away Bay Medical Care Facility on September 11, 2016. She had received her certification as a Nursing Assistant. She is survived by a son Jordan Wiergowski, a daughter Jenna Wiergowski, 3 grandchildren, her mother Joan Schumacher, a sister Jill A. (Paul) Morand, 2 brothers John R. (Jann) Schumacher and Stephen J. Schumacher and...
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Joyce E. Prieur

September 24, 1924 - September 7, 2016

Joyce E. Prieur was born in Bay City, MI on September 24, 1924. She passed away, with her family at her side, September 7, 2016 at Bay Medical Care Facility, Essexville, MI. She was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish. Joyce retired from McLaren Bay Region where she was a member of the Quality Assurance Team. She is survived by 6 children: Richard (Sandra) Prieur, Pam Burgeson, Holly (Robert...
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Marilyn H. Heidenberger

April 5, 1936 - September 6, 2016

Marilyn Helen Heidenberger, age 80 years, unexpectedly went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening, September 6, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born on April 5, 1936 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Walter G. and Helen E. (Trump) Quintel. On October 4, 1958 she married Howard A. Heidenberger and he preceded her in death on January 18, 1981. Marilyn was musically gifted, playing...
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Betty Lou Witzke

September 1, 1917 - September 5, 2016

Betty Lou Witzke, age 99 years, passed away on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born in Bay City on September 1, 1917 to the late Newell and Estella (Woods) Smith. Betty was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 1010. She had been a school bus driver for the Bay City Public Schools and retired as the owner of the Green Hut in Bay City. On July...
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June Lydia (Harris) Williams

June 21, 1921 - September 4, 2016

June Lydia (Harris) Williams age 95, died, Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Bay County Medical Care Facility. Born June 21, 1921 in Bay City, Michigan to Charles and Louise Harris June believed in living a life before settling down to marriage. And she did. After graduating from Bay City Central in 1939 she joined the Red Cross. She was part of the USO, traveling to California, France and...
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Sennett R. Worden, Sr.

June 24, 1963 - August 30, 2016

Sennett R. Worden Sr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 30th, 2016 at age 53. He was born on June 24th, 1963, to the late Samuel and Lorraine Worden (Gillman). He is survived by two sons, Sennett Worden Jr. ( Heidi Bishop) and Jeremy Worden (Nickita Houston Mclean). Ex-wife and lifelong companion, Linda Strachan. Eight grandchildren and two step grandchildren, Alexandrea, Zackary,...
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Betty (Briggs) Beauchamp

December 20, 1938 - August 26, 2016

Betty Lynn Beauchamp, age 77, passed away Friday evening, August 26, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born on December 20, 1938 in Onaway, Michigan the daughter of the late Roland and Anita (Werner) Johnston. On December 12, 1987 she married John L. Beauchamp. Betty was a very committed member of the Community of Christ. She was a member of the priesthood, a women's department leader and...
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Charles Thomas Noel

January 24, 1947 - August 20, 2016

Funeral Service will be on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. The Rev. Viola Gonzales will officiate. Interment will follow in Green Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time.
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Dorothy June "Dot" Baranek

September 1, 1925 - August 19, 2016

Mrs. Baranek, age 90 years, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016. She was born in Bay City, Michigan on September 1, 1925 to the late Harry and Viola (Bebb) Seeley. Dorothy was a member of All Saints Parish-St. James Church and worked for many years in the Bay Medical Center Gift Shop. On September 7, 1946, she married Bernard Baranek and he preceded her in death on March 2, 2010. She is...
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Dorothy Verna Tebedo

March 16, 1931 - August 18, 2016

Tebedo, Dorothy V. Bay City, Michigan Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, took Dorothy into his loving hands and escorted her home on August 18, 2016. Dorothy was born on March 16, 1931 to the late Roland and Margaret (Wagner) Herbst. She was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church for 85 years and retired from General Motors Powertrain after 30 years of service. Dorothy loved her church...
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Raymond D. Dockett

December 14, 1945 - August 17, 2016

Raymond David Dockett was born in Fraser Twp., MI on December 14, 1945 to the late Howard and Hazel (Compeau) Dockett. He passed away in Essexville, MI on August 17, 2016. Raymond was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He was retired from the City of Essexville, Department of Public Works. He married the former Pricilla M. Tussey, on April 13, 1965 in Germany. She preceded him in...
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Marian "Mary" DeFrain

April 8, 1933 - August 16, 2016

Marian DeFrain, age 83 years, passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, August 16, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 8, 1933 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Joe and Lottie (Stephaniak) Matlek. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth on December 7, 2002. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing BINGO and spending time taking care of her family. She made...
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Norman A. Caspers

November 28, 1963 - August 15, 2016

Norman Caspers was born in Bay City, MI on November 28, 1963 to the late Edward and Elizabeth (Miklovicz) Caspers. He passed away August 15, 2016 in Essexville, MI. Survivors include a brother Kenneth Caspers, 2 sisters: Joyce Bieszke and Dawn (Doug) DuFort and several nieces and nephews. Private entombment will be at Floral Gardens Cemetery.
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Joseph Walker Sheneman

February 18, 1956 - August 11, 2016

Joseph Walker Sheneman, age 60 years, passed away on August 11, 2016 at Bay Special Care Hospital. He was born on February 18, 1956 in Bay City, Michigan to the late William and Margaret (McCallum) Sheneman. Joseph had worked for Arizona Heating and Air Conditioning and Mersen Graphite. He enjoyed watching football and Nascar racing. Survivors include his brothers: William Blair Sheneman and...
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Lilly A.L. Huiskens

August 10, 2016

Lilly Alma Louise Huiskens was born in Sebewaing, MI on December 5, 1926 to the late August and Mary (Reisinger) Volz. She passed away in Bay City, MI on August 10, 2016. She married William A. Huiskens on April 12, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1995. Lilly was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aid and Friendship Guild and was involved with the social ministry....
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David Allan Martinez

April 27, 1985 - August 1, 2016

David Allan Martinez was born on April 27, 1985 and passed away August 1, 2016 at the age of 31. David grew up in a big family. He was the fourth oldest of 10. He was loved by all his family and friends. David made friends everywhere he went because he was the most friendly, lovable person you could ever meet. He loved to buy VHS tapes, VCR's, go for walks to the store and flea market. He...
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Thomas N. Baranek

October 12, 1932 - July 31, 2016

Thomas Norbert Baranek was born in Bay City, MI on October 12, 1932 to the late Conrad and Katherine (Hebner) Baranek. He was retired from General Motors Powertrain in Bay City. Tom served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the Community of Christ. He is survived by his 3 children: Shelley (James) Botzau, Becky ( Larry) Nowak and Thomas (Jennifer) Baranek, grandchildren: Matthew and...
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Violet P. Irish

January 3, 1922 - July 29, 2016

Violet Pauline Irish, age 94 years, passed away Friday evening, July 29, 2016 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born on January 3, 1922 in Marine City, Michigan, the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Bensura) Misany. Violet and Francis "Sam" Irish were united in marriage on February 10, 1938 and he preceded her in death on July 21, 1990. Violet was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish...
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Charles Edward Borchardt

January 21, 1956 - July 24, 2016

Charles E. Borchardt, age 60 years, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at his home. He was born in Bay City, Michigan on January 21, 1956 to the late Carl F. and Virginia (Degg) Borchardt. He was a Plant Foreman with U.S. Sheet Metal in Saginaw and was part-owner of Borchardt Farms. He was an avid golfer and loved spending time with his grandchildren. On May 27, 2016, he...
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Arlene Eleanor Wentworth

June 20, 1928 - July 23, 2016

Mrs. Wentworth, age 88 years, passed away on July 23, 2016 at Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born in Bay City on June 20, 1928 to the late Edwin and Hulda (Zimmerman) Dardas. Arlene was a Charter Member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Essexville and enjoyed her time with the church Women's Guild and quilting group. She loved to sew and collect cups and saucers. On May 8, 1954, she married...
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Marie York

April 9, 1926 - July 20, 2016

Marie York, age 90 years, passed away Wednesday morning, July 20, 2016 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born in Bay City on April 9, 1926 to Jacob and Margaret Meisner who preceded her in death. She was married to John F. York on August 19, 1950. They had four children: Patricia York Pallett, Randy York (Mary), Rick York (Kandy) and Cindy Jones who preceded her in death in 2013. Her...
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Nancy A. Worth

July 23, 1937 - July 13, 2016

Nancy Ann Worth, age 78 years, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on July 23, 1937 in Vassar, Michigan the daughter of the late Elgin M. and Mary M. (Lambert) Miller. Nancy was a resident of Vassar her entire life, retiring from Grede Foundry after 38 years. Surviving family include her...
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Gene Evelyn Hellebuyck

August 28, 1921 - July 9, 2016

Hellebuyck, Gene Evelyn Caseville, Michigan Formerly of Bay City Gene Evelyn Hellebuyck, age 94 years, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Huron County Medical Care Facility. She was born in Belding, Michigan on August 28, 1921 to the late Roy and Clara (Egenriether) Cranmer. On February 28, 1948, she married Albert L. Hellebuyck and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2001. She...
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Margaret L. Simon

January 25, 1929 - July 8, 2016

Margaret Simon passed away on July 8, 2016, in Denver, where she lived the past 7 years following the death of her husband, Damon Simon. Margaret moved to Denver in order to be closer to her son and daughter in-law. She lived in the Sunrise Cherry Creek Assisted Living community along with her beloved cat, Sam, where she became the resident piano player and a friend to all. Margaret also became a...
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Wayne A. "Porky" Schnettler

July 5, 2016

Wayne Alton Schnettler was born in Bay City, MI on March 25, 1943 to the late Edwin and Clara (Lupcke) Schnettler. He passed away at McLaren Bay Region on July 5, 2016. Wayne was retired from General Motors Saginaw Steering Gear Plant 6. Survivors include his friend and companion Donna Frost, his son, John E. Schnettler, 3 grandchildren: Hillary Schnettler, Samantha Lee Schnettler and Daniel J...
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Robert W. Clinesmith

June 2, 1943 - July 2, 2016

Robert Wayne Clinesmith, age 73 years, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, July 2, 2016 at his residence. He was born on June 2, 1943 in Vassar, the son of the late James and Ester (Leckrone) Clinesmith. Bob was a U.S. Army - Vietnam Veteran serving in the 1st Armored Division. He was united in marriage to Donna Beyette on June 19, 1965, and she survives him. Bob was a member of St....
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Leon H. Dykhouse

September 28, 1926 - June 27, 2016

Leon Harold Dykhouse, age 89 years, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, June 27, 2016 at the Carriage House of Bay City with his wife and daughters at his side. He was born on September 28, 1926 in Vassar, Michigan the son of the late Clarence and Dena (Hamberg) Dykhouse. On October 16, 1954 he married Arleen Jolley at the Croswell Methodist Church. Leon served in the Merchant Marines...
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Bertram M. Ayala

March 25, 1949 - June 26, 2016

Ayala, Bertram M. Niles, Michigan Formerly of Bay City Bertram M. Ayala, 67, of O'Fallon, IL, died Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Cedar Ridge Rehab Center, Lebanon, IL. He was born March 25, 1949, to George and Janet (nee Bertram) Ayala, in Bay City, MI. Bertram was proud to be a Marine and of his time served in Vietnam, and loved Notre Dame Football and New York Yankee Baseball. He...
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Mary Jess Nardi

March 6, 1926 - June 26, 2016

Mary Jess Nardi was born in Paris, IL on March 6, 1926 to the late R. Kirtley and E. Fay (Tucker) McConchie. She passed away in Saginaw, MI on June 26, 2016. Prior to retirement, she was an operator at Michigan Bell Telephone Co. Survivors include her daughter Gale (John) Thayer, her son Walter (Karen) Guenther Jr., and five grandchildren: John (Sharon) Thayer, James (Syndi Fornwalt) Thayer,...
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Helen A. Peglow

July 12, 1922 - June 26, 2016

Helen Amelia Peglow, age 93 years, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, June 26, 2016 at the Carriage House of Bay City. She was born on July 12, 1922 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Albert and Christina (Arndt) Reynolds. On April 20, 1946 Helen and Arthur Peglow were united in marriage and he preceded her in death on January 8, 1980. She was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church....
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Leona Mae Brandmair

April 8, 1924 - June 25, 2016

Mrs. Brandmair, age 92 years, passed away on June 25, 2016. She was born in Bay City on April 8, 1924 to the late Thomas "Tot" and Bertha (Cobb) Newsham. Leona was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of the former First United Methodist Church for several years, where she was a Sunday School teacher and was active with the Cherub and Chancel Choirs. She was among the...
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John Knaub

June 28, 1926 - June 24, 2016

Mr. Knaub, age 89 years, passed away on June 24, 2016 at New Hope Valley Assisted Living in Saginaw. He was born in Frankenlust Township on June 28, 1926 to the late George and Elizabeth (Trout) Knaub. He served in the United States Army during World War II. John retired from Consumers Power Company in 1985 after 38 years of service. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Joppa Lodge No....
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Beverly Guan (Walker) Milliken

May 27, 1933 - June 22, 2016

Beverly Guan (Walker) Milliken, age 83 years, passed away on June 22, 2016 at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper in Saginaw. She was born on May 27, 1933 in Vassar, Michigan to Ernest and Dora (Nokes) Walker. She married Clare (Fats) Milliken on December 5, 1953. They had 55 wonderful years together before he passed away in 2009. She was a member of Vassar Eagles 2380. She enjoyed making quilts,...
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Day A. Best

October 20, 1951 - June 20, 2016

Day A. Best, age 64 years, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She was born to the late Olindo and Vera (Davis) Zanardelli on October 20, 1951 in Detroit. Day was an accomplished fine artist and musician. She was a former member of the Youth for Understanding Chorale and currently sang with the Bay Chorale. On September 8, 1973, she married James E. Best...
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John J. Kuzma

October 24, 1954 - June 16, 2016

John James Kuzma, age 61 years, passed away Thursday evening, June 16, 2016 at his home. He was born on October 24, 1954 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of the late John P. and Dora Mae (Wilson) Kuzma. On June 2, 1976 John was united in marriage to Cheryl A. Swoffer and after 40 years together she survives him. John enjoyed metal detecting, rummaging, coon hunting, fishing, trapping, tinkering...
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George D. Willhelm

April 8, 1935 - June 15, 2016

George D. Willhelm was born in Pitts, Arkansas on April 8, 1935 to the late Walker and Essie W. (Proseck) Willhelm. He passed away at McLaren Bay Region on June 15, 2016. George retired from General Motors V-8 Engine plant in Flint in 1987. He had a great love of his horses and horse racing. George is survived by his wife, the former Ann M. Breecher, whom he married November 27, 1954. He...
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Pauline L. (Bishop) James

November 23, 1925 - June 13, 2016

Pauline Leota James, age 90 years, peacefully passed away at home on Monday evening, June 13, 2016, with her children at her side. She was born on November 23, 1925 in Essexville, Michigan the daughter of the late Felix and Theresa (DeFord) Bishop. Pauline was united in marriage to Clarence H. James, Jr. on January 7, 1947 and he preceded her in death. She was an active member of St. Frances X...
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Janice L. Foor

December 4, 1956 - June 2, 2016

Janice Lee Foor, age 59 years, passed away Thursday, June 02, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born on December 4, 1956 in Bay City, the daughter of Harrison and Madeline (Daley) Foor. Janice was a member of the Bay City First Church of the Nazarene. She was a person who truly loved the Lord and her family. Janice had a positive attitude and always greeted everyone with a smile. ...
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Dorothy J. Dalrymple

June 17, 1924 - May 28, 2016

Mrs. Dalrymple, age 91 years, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Carriage House of Bay City. She was born in Bay City on June 17, 1924 to the late Charles and Viola (Shank) Crooks. Dorothy was a member of First Presbyterian Church and retired from Evenknit. She was an accomplished painter and volunteered at Studio 23. She loved her cats and enjoyed tending her roses. On August 11,...
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Gerald "Jerry" Prieur

September 23, 1955 - May 25, 2016

Gerald Francis Prieur, age 60 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at the Toni and Trish House. He was born on September 23, 1955 in Bay City, the son of Gerald and Lorraine (Ciesielski) Prieur. Jerry liked cooking, playing euchre and Scrabble, telling jokes and singing karaoke. He enjoyed baseball and football, especially watching the Detroit Tigers and U of M. Jerry...
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Alice M. Haertel, R.N.

May 4, 1929 - May 25, 2016

Alice M. (Sessner) Haertel, R.N. died May 25, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family after a brief illness at the age of 87. Alice was born on May 4, 1929 in Bay City, MI to the late George and Nellie (Lang) Sessner. She married William R. Haertel, her high school sweetheart on February 21, 1953. He preceded her in death on February 1, 1994. She was a graduate of Bay City Central High...
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Isaac A. Mills

May 10, 2016

"It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be put to shame in any way, but that by my speaking with all boldness, Christ will be exalted now as always in my body, whether by life or by death. Philippians 1, Verse 20" Isaac Ashton Mills was born in Bay City, MI on August 22, 1998 to Paul A. and Margaret A. (Roisen) Mills. He passed away as the result of a swimming accident in Branson,...
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William Warren

May 10, 2016

William Worthington Warren was born in Bay City on September 16, 1933 to the late William Martin and Vera (Worthington) Warren. He passed away on May 10, 2016. Bill was a member of Trinity St. James Lutheran Church, Munger, MI. He was a member of the Gilford Gun Club and was a NRA instructor. He taught snowmobile safety, hunter safety and 4-H Woodworking classes. He served in the U.S. Army...
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Maryeln Verna Streeter

January 31, 1940 - May 8, 2016

Maryeln Verna Streeter, age 76 years, passed away Sunday evening, May 8, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City. She was born on January 31, 1940 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of the late Vern and E. Louise (Safford) Stewart. Maryeln was united in marriage to Larry Streeter on August 31, 1958 and after 55 years together he preceded her in death on April 19, 2013. Maryeln was employed at...
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Marie A. Lupcke

May 4, 1924 - May 7, 2016

Marie A. Lupcke was born in Saginaw, MI on May 4, 1924 to the late Fred and Mary (Webber) Johnson. She passed away at McLaren Bay Region on May 7, 2016 at the age of 92 years. She married Carl W. Lupcke on October 8, 1949 at St. Norbert Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on February 4, 2008. She was a member of the Altar Society at St. Norbert Catholic Church and was a volunteer for...
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John Dowd, Jr..

April 29, 2016

John Henry Dowd, Jr. was born in Bay City, MI on May 29, 1956 to the late John Henry and Evelyn Beatrice (Elgyn) Dowd. He passed away in Bay City, MI on April 29, 2016. John served in the U. S. Army. Survivors include 2 brothers: Lonnie (Susan) Dowd and Ernest Dowd, a half-sister Dawn Dowd and several nieces and nephews. Friends may gather with the family on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 12...
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Mary Jane Borgioli

April 27, 2016

Mary Jane (McGowan) Borgioli was born in West Branch, MI on June 16, 1917 to the late Irving G. and Beatrice (Hutchins) McGowan. She passed away in Essexville, MI on April 27, 2016. Her husband, Edmond H. Borgioli, preceded her in death on December 6, 2000. Mary Jane graduated from West Branch High School and attended Marywood Academy in Grand Rapids. She was formerly a member of Grace...
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Roman Cieslinski

April 25, 2016

Roman Cieslinski was born in Bay City, MI on November 1, 1931 to the late Alphonse and Emily (Krzyak) Cieslinski. He passed away at Heartland Health Care-Hampton on April 25, 2016. Roman was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish (St. Stanislaus Kostka Church) and the St. George Society. Prior to retirement he was employed at Kuhlman Electric and Max Treu. He enjoyed bowling and was...
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Tamella Lynn Hutchins

September 28, 1959 - April 23, 2016

Hutchins, Tamella L. "Hottie Dottie" Saginaw, Michigan Formerly of Bay City Tamella Lynn Hutchins, age 56 years, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016 at her residence. She was born on September 28, 1959 in Harlingen, Texas the daughter of the late Winston and Rose (Lynk) Hutchins. Tamella is survived by her children, Chris (Ashley) Hutchins, Brian Joseph Raymond, Brittany Lynn Raymond and...
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Cynthia Helen Harvey

March 10, 1950 - April 20, 2016

Cynthia Helen Harvey, age 66 years, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. She was born in Bay City on March 10, 1950 to the late Dr. Emerson J. and Helen B. (Birge) Harvey. Cynthia was an avid golfer, loved to cook and spend time at her home. Her greatest joys in life were her nephew and niece, Rob Harvey and Kori Harvey. Cynthia received a Bachelor of Science...
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Daniel L. Alstott

December 4, 1930 - April 20, 2016

Daniel Logan Alstott, age 85 years, passed away Wednesday morning, April 20, 2016, at his residence. He was born on December 4, 1930 in Des Moines, Iowa the son of the late Theodore and Dorothea (Wallace) Alstott. Dan graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1948. He served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force and was Honorably Discharged in 1954. Upon his discharge,...
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Pearl E. Bonnell

June 13, 1927 - April 17, 2016

Pearl Eileen Bonnell was born in Hampton Twp., Michigan on June 13, 1927 to the late William E. and Sylvia (Reid) Vink. She passed away April 17, 2016 in Kentwood, MI. Pearl was widely known as a kind and loving woman who loved the Lord Jesus Christ. She loved being with her family and friends and serving others. She was a long time member of and the former Treasurer and Director of Operations...
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Ronald James Quigley

March 17, 1948 - April 9, 2016

Pastor Ron, age 68 years, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born in Lansing, Michigan on March 17, 1948 to the late Donald and Fern (Chauret) Quigley. Pastor Ron was ordained by Calvary Ministries International and served the community as a Pastor for 30 plus years, formerly at The Faith Center and currently at Victory Life Worship Center. He had worked in the...
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Jerry T. Ruble

July 3, 1934 - April 9, 2016

Jerry Thomas Ruble was born in Dayton, OH on July 3, 1934 to the late Edgar and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Ruble. He lived in Marysville, OH until coming to Bay City in 1967. He passed away in Bay City on April 9, 2016. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army. In 1997, Jerry retired from Standard Federal Bank. He was a member and past president of the Bay City Lions Club and a member of Bay City Lodge...
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Alma "Peg" (Kent) Coles

May 4, 1928 - April 7, 2016

Alma "Peg" (McLeod / Kent) Coles, age 87. Preceded in death by her husband Thomas Kent, her daughter Nana Kent, her grandson Christopher Nashatka, and Edward Coles. She is survived by her children: Peggy Kay Kent and Timothy William (Kathleen) Kent; her grandchildren: Eric Gould, Daphne (Gary) Bushong, Jamison (Jennifer) Gould, Kayleen (Steve) Courier, Keith (Lisa) LaMont, Racheal (Corey) Kent...
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James W. Hankinson

July 19, 1920 - April 6, 2016

Mr. James W. Hankinson, age 95 years, passed away Wednesday, April 06, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born in Morrice, Michigan / Shiawassee County on July 19, 1920. On December 21, 1947 he married Ruth Johnson and has resided in Bay City since 1950. James was a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Agricultural Education. He served in the US Army Air Corp in World War II...
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Patrick A. Freel

April 5, 2016

Patrick A. Freel was born in Bay City, MI on September 11, 1967 to George R. and Shirley (Tackman) Freel. He passed away April 5, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region at age 48 years. He was an avid fan of the Detroit Red Wings and the Oakland Raiders as well as Kiss. He was employed by Rowley Bros. Survivors include his son John Patrick Freel, his fiancée Sarah Barcia, his parents George and...
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Charles Benjamin (Ben) Humphrey

January 11, 1928 - April 4, 2016

Humphrey, Charles Benjamin (Ben) Haslett, MI Formerly of Essexville, MI Ben Humphrey, age 88 years old, passed away surrounded by his loving family at Ingham County Rehabilitation Services in Okemos, MI on April 4, 2016. Ben is now reunited in eternity with the love of his life, his wife of 58 years, Joyce J. (Lunden), who passed away on September 29, 2006. Ben was born in Cheboygan, MI on...
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Delmar H. Jebb

July 12, 1937 - April 3, 2016

Mr. Jebb, age 78 years, passed away April 3, 2016. He was born in Bay City on July 12, 1937 to the late Archie and Grace (Blackmore) Jebb. Delmar retired from Coca-Cola and was a very humorous man who loved to make people laugh. He collected antique model cars and was an avid football fan. He is survived by his children: Jodi Jebb, Ryan Jebb, Lori Moreno and Benjamin Jebb, his grandchildren:...
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