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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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Maryetta Simmons Nelsen

October 31, 1939 - April 2, 2016

Maryetta Simmons Nelsen, age 76 years, passed away on April 2, 2016 at Masonic Pathways in Alma, Michigan. She was born on October 31, 1939 in Bay City to the late Van DeWitt and Ruth (Knepp) Simmons. She was the eldest granddaughter of the Knepp family and owned and operated Simmons Jewelers in downtown Bay City for many years until its closing. She very much enjoyed assisting customers in...
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Mark Glasser

March 31, 2016

Mark Douglas Glasser was born in Caro, MI on August 16, 1939 to the late Byron Milton and Mary E. (Brecker) Glasser. He passed away at Bay Medical Care Facility, Essexville, MI on March 31, 2016 at age 76. Mark attended St. Paul Lutheran School in Unionville and graduated from Unionville Community High School in 1957. He worked in the family business, Glasser's General Store in Wisner, and...
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Elmer G. Schultz

June 9, 1936 - March 31, 2016

Elmer Gerald Schultz, age 79 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born on June 9, 1936 in Bay City, the son of the late Frank and Bertha (Oeder) Schultz. On February 25, 1956 he married Judith A. MacNicol and they just celebrated their 60th Anniversary. Elmer was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He retired from the City of Bay City as...
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Arline E. Ashley

March 6, 1921 - March 31, 2016

Arline Elizabeth Ashley, age 95 years, passed away Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at Brookdale Senior Living in Bay City. She was born on March 6th, 1921 in Unionville, Michigan the daughter of the late Iven and Evelyn (Ackerman) Heckroth. On February 27th, 1937 Arline and Merle "Snuffy" Ashley were married in Unionville. Arline was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church of Essexville and...
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Norman Francis Jay

March 30, 2016

Norman Francis Jay, 95, passed away peacefully into eternal life on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Bay City. A man of strong faith and solid work ethic, Norm's life revolved around his farm and family. One of six children, he was born on October 16, 1920, to Charles and Ethel (Price) Jay. He answered the call of his country in World War II, joining the Navy and serving in both the Atlantic and...
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Clara W. Sautter

August 11, 1919 - March 25, 2016

Clara W. Sautter, age 96 years, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016, at the Bay Valley House. She was born August 11, 1919 in Munger, Michigan, the daughter of the late Harry and Clara (Koss) Hough. On June 18, 1949 she married Harold A. Sautter at St. James Lutheran Church in Munger and he preceded her in death on August 21, 2002. Clara was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed...
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Bernadine Ida Hetherwick

August 16, 1919 - March 23, 2016

Mrs. Hetherwick, age 96 years, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare Center – Hampton. She was born in Concord, Michigan on August 16, 1919 to the late Leon and Nadine (Finch) Grundemann. Bernadine was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. On July 4, 1940, she married Roy U. Hetherwick and he preceded her in death on March 16, 1995. She is survived by a...
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Edna E. Cunningham

March 22, 2016

Edna E. Cunningham was born in Merritt Twp., MI on April 14, 1917 to the late William and Hulda (Mielens) Kleinert. She passed into the arms of the Lord on March 22, 2016 at the age of 98. Edna and her husband Norman were charter members of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Essexville and were actively involved in their church. She also loved gardening, sewing and baking. In 1957, she began making...
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Arthur Harold Cathcart

March 8, 1934 - March 20, 2016

Arthur Harold Cathcart, Jr, age 82 years, passed away in Oregon on March 20, 2016. He was born in Bay City, Michigan on March 8, 1934 to the late Arthur and Eleanor (Gravlin) Cathcart. Arthur was an avid reader. He enjoyed music and played many instruments. He is survived by his children: Mary Sue (Bill) Spiers of Fairbanks, AK, Betty (Tim) Heinzman of Sitka, AK, Charlotte Crain of Bella...
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Patricia Ann Cominos

September 28, 1932 - March 20, 2016

Patricia Ann Morrison Cominos was born September 28, 1932 to the late Charles and Permelia (Livingston) Morrison. She passed away on March 20, 2016 at her home with her husband of 43 years, Rev. Fr. Peter M. Cominos, by her side. She is also survived by 9 children: Carol (Jim) Lindsey, Lora Broussard (Richard deceased), Gina (Brian) Perry, Patricia (Gene) Hoff, Naiya Cominos, Argie (Capt. Tim)...
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Helen Wirt Lee

July 28, 1944 - March 18, 2016

Lee, Helen Wirt Bay City, Michigan Helen Wirt Lee passed away peacefully on March 18, 2016, with loving husband, Robert, by her side. Helen was born on July 28, 1944, to parents Alice and Jack Wirt, who preceded her in death. Helen earned her teaching degree from The University of Michigan, where she met her husband, Bob. She moved back to Bay City in 1974 to raise her family. Her...
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Helen Agnes Mindykowski

April 3, 1926 - March 17, 2016

Mrs. Mindykowski, age 89 years, passed away on March 17, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born in Bay City on April 3, 1926 to the late Stanley and Agnes (Lawrence) Pietruszewski. Helen had worked at Kuhlman Electric and was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Kostka Church. Helen loved to garden. On October 8, 1949, she married Daniel Mindykowski in Bay City and he...
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Esther M. Chernavage

March 15, 2016

Esther Marie Chernavage was born in Gagetown, MI on July 23, 1938 to Elmer Joseph and Anna (Leiterman) Adams. She passed away at Bay Medical Care Facility on March 15, 2016. Esther was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish and Amvets Post 22 Auxiliary. Prior to retirement she was the switchboard operator at Parts Warehouse. She is survived by her husband Joseph Chernavage, her mother Anna...
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Angeline M. Payne

March 15, 2016

Angeline Mary Payne was born in Bay City, MI on November 4, 1930 to the late Peter and Irene (Franckowiak) Urban. Our loving mother and grandmother passed away March 15, 2016 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. Her husband, Leonard David Payne, preceded her in death on December 18, 1999. She is survived by 3 children: Barbara Wentworth, Patricia (Forrest) Robison and David (Tina) Payne, 7...
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Jacqueline C. Fuller

March 13, 2016

Jacqueline Charlotte Fuller was born in Lake Linden, MI on December 1, 1927 to the late John and Alvina (Holmgren) Brown. She passed away March 13, 2016 at her daughter's home in Bay City. Jackie was a devoted member of Messiah Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and founded the funeral luncheon program. She was active in the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan where she served as...
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Frances S. Kennard

May 4, 1929 - March 12, 2016

Frances Stella Kennard, age 86 years, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, March 12, 2016, at home with her family at her side. She was born on May 4, 1929 in Vassar, the daughter of the late Ignatz and Josephine Rusecki. On June 29, 1950 she married Ray Thomas Kennard and he preceded her in death on June 19, 1985. Frances was a member of St. Frances X. Cabrini Catholic Church. She loved...
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Robert "REX" Rex

April 4, 1955 - March 10, 2016

Robert William Rex Sr., age 60 years, went home with his Lord Thursday, March 10, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born on April 4, 1955, in Washington D.C., the son of William and Irene (Kilborne) Rex. He was known simply as REX to all his friends. Rex graduated top of his class from Lakeville High School and later received his BA from U of M in Flint. He had a love for the church and...
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Glenn H. Mueller

March 9, 2016

Glenn Harvey Mueller was born in Bay City, MI on June 6, 1944 to the late Herman and Beatrice (Lange) Mueller. He passed away at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities on March 9, 2016. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Glenn owned and operated the former Mueller Bros. Gas Station and later was employed by Gougeon Bros. He was a member of Trinity St. James Lutheran Church in Munger where he had served...
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Mary Lou (LuLu) Hoover

September 29, 1927 - March 5, 2016

Mary Lou Hoover, age 88 years, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Covenant Healthcare-Cooper in Saginaw, Michigan. She was born on September 29, 1927 to the late Albert and Emma (Rollinger) Sargent. Mary Lou retired after 38 years of service from General Motors AC Spark Plug in Flint. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2380 in Vassar. She was a member of Curves and...
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Paul F. Fiebke, Jr.

March 1, 2016

Paul Frederick Fiebke, Jr. was born in Bay City, MI on June 7, 1932 to the late Paul Frederick and Helen Marie (Keith) Fiebke, Sr. Our loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at Mid Michigan Medical Center-Midland on March 1, 2016. Paul was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was retired from Dow Chemical Co. in Bay City. He is survived by his...
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Judy Ann (Gretz) Rehmus

August 7, 1941 - February 29, 2016

Judy passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016 at Plainview Assisted Foster Care Home in Auburn, Michigan with her family and Hometown Hospice at her side. Judy was born on August 7, 1941. She was the daughter of the late George and Helen Gretz of Cass City, Michigan. Judy worked many years as a waitress at Sherwood on the Hill in Gagetown, then at the Sheraton Hotel in Saginaw and then at...
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Louis G. Taylor

January 6, 1925 - February 28, 2016

Louis G. Taylor was born in Bay City, MI on January 6, 1925 to the late Charles and Blanche (Cherry) Taylor. He passed away February 28, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. He was a member of All Saints Parish. Prior to retirement, he was the circulation district manager for The Bay City Times. Louie served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Survivors include 3 sons: John (Mary)...
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Bruce A. Hellebuyck

February 23, 2016

Bruce Allen Hellebuyck was born in Bay City, MI on August 21, 1948 to Albert and Gene (Cranmer) Hellebuyck. He passed away at Heartland Health Care-Hampton on February 23, 2016. Survivors include 2 sons: Shawn and Erik Hellebuyck, a granddaughter Emelia, his mother Gene Hellebuyck, a sister Lynn Finan and a brother James Hellebuyck. He was preceded in death by his former wife Mary Jo Smith,...
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Hildegard Margaret Rupp

February 17, 1924 - February 23, 2016

Hildegard Margaret Rupp, age 92 years, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at her home. She was born in Saginaw County, Michigan on February 17, 1924 to the late Adam Simon and Hedwig Margaret (nee, Hammerbacher) Reinbold. She retired from Michigan Bell in 1982. Hildegard was currently a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Big Rapids and was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran...
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Edward "Tom" Callahan

November 21, 1942 - February 20, 2016

Callahan, Edward "Tom" Mayville, Michigan Formerly of Vassar Edward Thomas Callahan, age 73 years, passed away Saturday afternoon, February 20, 2016 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born on November 21, 1942 in Otisville, Michigan, the son of the late Archie and Anna (Engels) Callahan. Tom was retired from Grede Foundry after 30 years of service. He was an avid sports fan,...
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Michael James Jarvis

November 4, 1937 - February 19, 2016

Michael J. Jarvis, age 78 years, passed away on February 19, 2016 at his home. He was born in Bay City, Michigan on November 4, 1937 to the late Orton and Mary (Jeckell) Jarvis. Michael was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Midland and retired from Kroger in Midland. He is survived by a sister, Sharon (Fritz) Olson of Minneapolis, a brother, Gary (Nancy) Jarvis of Bay City, a nephew...
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Mark Perry Carter

November 25, 1959 - February 18, 2016

Mark Perry Carter, age 56 years of Vassar, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at his home in Vassar with his dog Buddy beside him. Mark was born November 25, 1959 in Saginaw, Michigan. Mark was the son of Laurence and Nadine Foskett Carter. Mark attended Vassar Schools. Mark was a truck driver for many years. Mark loved to watch the History Channel and loved old cars. His favorite hobby was...
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Leo F. Bates

February 5, 1923 - February 17, 2016

Mr. Bates, age 93 years, passed away at his home on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. He was born in Bay County, Michigan on February 5, 1923 to the late Frederick N. and Grace A. (Mercer) Bates. He served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II and flew 30 missions. He was a member of the 93rd Bomb Group. Leo was a retried plasterer and was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist...
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Barbara L. Esckelson

February 23, 1939 - February 14, 2016

Barbara Louise Esckelson passed away peacefully at her home in Vassar on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the age of 76. She was born on February 23, 1939 in Sebewaing, Michigan, the daughter of the late Elmer and Mary (Gayari) Schumacher. Barb was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Vassar and was blessed with a wonderful church family. She liked to bake, knit and read. ...
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Constance E. Fox

November 23, 1931 - February 11, 2016

Constance Elaine Fox, age 84 years, passed away Thursday evening, February 11, 2016, at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. She was born on November 23, 1931 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Stanley and Angeline (Jankowiak) Starr. Connie was united in marriage to Neil E. Fox in 1955 and he preceded her in death on January 26, 2004. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish – St....
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William Olin Lupcke

May 27, 1920 - February 8, 2016

Bill, age 95 years, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2016 at the home of his son, David, in Smyrna GA. Born May 27, 1920, in Saginaw County, he was the son of the late William A. and Elsie (Koch) Lupcke. He attended the Old School house on the corner of German Road and M15 through 8th grade when he left school to work on the farm. For the next 50 years, Bill farmed the land and provided for his...
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Charles E. Ueberroth

October 6, 1926 - February 8, 2016

Charles E. Ueberroth was born in Bay City, MI of October 6, 1926 to the late Edward and Ethel (Hayes) Ueberroth. He passed away at Bay Medical Care Facility in Essexville, MI on February 8, 2016. Charles was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church as well as its Men's club and Athletic Club. Other memberships include: Lutheran Fraternities of America, the Lutheran Fellowship Association and U...
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Eleanor A. Smith

July 7, 1919 - February 5, 2016

Eleanor Alice Smith, age 96, of Allen, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2016. She was born July 7, 1919, in Emmett, Michigan to John and Mildred (McKenzie) Johnson. On August 10, 1946, Eleanor married Cecil A. Smith in Emmett, Michigan. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Cecil Smith, parents John and Mildred Johnson, and brother, Phillip Johnson. She is survived by her son, James A....
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Robert C. Worthington, P.E.

July 27, 1933 - February 1, 2016

Robert C. Worthington, P.E., age 82, died following surgery on Monday, February 1, 2016.. Bob was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on July 27, 1933. Mr. Worthington is preceded in death by father George Clifford Worthington and mother Ruth Elizabeth (Sharples) Worthington of Rhode Island, a sister Dorothy McGreevy (Patrick). He is survived by spouse Dana Thatcher Worthington; his children: Bob...
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Donald J. Massnick

February 23, 1927 - January 31, 2016

Donald J. Massnick, age 88 years, passed away peacefully, Sunday, January 31, 2016, with his family by his side. He was born on February 23, 1927 in Bay City, the son of the late George and Mildred (Dickson) Massnick. Don graduated from the University of Michigan with a Master of Business Administration. He went on to have a long and successful career in Marketing with the Dow Chemical Company...
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Gene Lehnhardt

September 3, 1938 - January 31, 2016

Gene Clare Lehnhardt was born in Bay City, MI on September 3, 1938 to the late Clarence and Ferne (Benedict) Lehnhardt. He passed away at McLaren Bay Region following a sudden illness on January 31, 2016. Gene was the owner of the former Ford's Clothing in Bay City and later worked at Jacobson's in Saginaw and Rochester. He was an accomplished organist and having played at several area...
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Lori Ann Caspers

June 1, 1958 - January 28, 2016

Mrs. Caspers, age 57 years, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at her home. She was born in Bay City on June 1, 1958. Lori enjoyed spending time up North and camping, as well as playing with her grandchildren. On July 15, 1983, she married Wayne A. Caspers in Trinity St. James Lutheran Church and he survives her. She also leaves 2 children: Jenna Caspers and Kelvin Caspers...
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James Douglas Cooper, Jr.

April 17, 1974 - January 28, 2016

James Douglas Cooper, Jr., age 41 years, passed away on January 28, 2016 at his home. He was born on April 17, 1974 in Killeen, Texas. James was employed as a truck driver with L & B Transportation. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, fishing and canoeing. He was a member of the White Trash Motorcycle Club. He is survived by 3 children: Mercedes Nichol Foshag, Cassidy Ann Louise...
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Robert E. Reynolds

December 5, 1939 - January 26, 2016

Robert Ernest Reynolds, age 76 years, passed Tuesday morning, January 26, 2016, at his residence. He was born on December 5, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of the late Arlo and Verla (Miller) Reynolds. Bob was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He was employed and retired from Means Industries in Vassar and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. On October 17, 1998...
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James R. Dewald

July 15, 1939 - January 26, 2016

James Richard Dewald was born in Twining, MI on July 15, 1939 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his son's house in Bay City, MI on January 26, 2016. He was a member St. John Lutheran church in AuGres, MI. Jim was avid bowler. He was a graduate of Central Michigan University. Prior to retirement, he was a research chemist at Dow Chemical Co. Survivors include a daughter...
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Carl G. Essex

August 27, 1928 - January 23, 2016

Mr. Essex, age 87 years, passed away on January 23, 2016 at his home. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 27, 1928. Carl retired from Dow Chemical Company in 1986. Survivors include his daughters: Kathryn (Brian) Reynolds and Susan (Hubert) Stoffel, 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pearl S. Essex and a son, Rick Essex. Funeral Service...
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James E. Everett

September 9, 1928 - January 22, 2016

Jim, age 87 years, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born in Bay City on September 9, 1928 to the late Fisk and Sadie (Blackmer) Everett. He graduated from Bay City Central High School on June 13, 1946 and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Jim retired from Amoco Oil and began his own business, Everett's Maintenance. He enjoyed...
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Henry K. Shelegey

September 28, 1926 - January 22, 2016

Henry K. Shelegey, D.D.S., age 89 years, passed away on January 22, 2016 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland. He was born in Hamtramck, Michigan on September 28, 1926 to the late William and Mary Shelegey. Henry graduated from the University of Detroit Dental School in 1954. He went on to serve in the United States Army from 1954 to 1957 as a Captain, stationed in Germany during the...
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Benita Martinez

November 9, 1926 - January 19, 2016

Benita Martinez, age 89 years, passed away peacefully at her home, on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. She was born on November 9, 1926 in Martinez, Texas, the daughter of the late Alfonso and Nicolasa (Lopez) Hernandez. On July 21, 1947 in San Antonio, Texas she was united in marriage to Jenaro Martinez, and after 53 years together he preceded her in death on August 24, 2000. Benita was a member of...
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Yvonne Thatcher

January 17, 2016

Yvonne L. Thatcher was born in Alma, MI on August 17, 1933 to the late Harold L. and Vernice (Locey) Taft. She passed away in Bay City, MI on January 17, 2016 at the age of 82 years. Yvonne was a member of First Presbyterian Church having served as an Elder and Deacon and was a former president of Presbyterian Women. She was a member of the Saginaw Woman's Farm and Garden Club and was a board...
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Gertrude F. Cole

January 16, 2016

Gertrude Florence Cole was born in Bay City, MI on January 20, 1930 to the late Clarence and Violet (Young) Cole. She passed away January 16, 2016 at Bay Shores Nursing Care Center at the age of 85 years. Gertrude was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Bay City. She retired from the former Prestolite plant in Bay City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Cole Jr. ...
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Karen N. DeCatur

July 18, 1938 - January 10, 2016

Karen N. DeCatur, age 77 years, passed away unexpectedly on January 10, 2016 at her home. Karen's family rejoices in knowing she is now in the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Karen was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was born in the Brooks area of Bay City, Michigan on July 18, 1938 to the late Jacob and Ellen (Couturier) Woodman. Karen was a member of...
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Ramona Rose Spiekerman

February 9, 1934 - January 8, 2016

Mrs. Spiekerman, age 81 years, passed away on January 8, 2016. She was born in Bay City on February 9, 1934 to the late William F. and Bernice (Sugden) Lehmann. Ramona retired from the Bay City Times as a bookkeeper and was a member of Amvets Post 22 and the Eagles Aerie 1010. She enjoyed spending time working on craft projects. On December 19, 1953, she married Kenneth J. Spiekerman and he...
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