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Richard E. Sorenson

January 22, 2019

Richard Emanuel Sorenson was born in Detroit, MI on November 1, 1935 to the late Faye Clayton and Evelyn (Peters) Sorenson. He passed away at McLaren Bay Special Care on January 22, 2019. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridgeport, MI. Richard served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He served on the committee that brought the USS Edson to Bay City. He was employed by...
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Marilyn J. Noble

January 19, 2019

Marilyn J. Noble, beloved wife and mother was born into eternal life on January 19, 2019. The daughter of John D. and Doris M. (Murdock) Peters was born in Alma, MI on September 18, 1932. On June 22, 1957 she married Max L. Noble and he preceded her in death on December 17, 2016. Marilyn was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women where she was very involved in the...
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Betty J. Gawne

January 15, 1931 - January 17, 2019

Betty Jean Gawne, age 88 years, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 17, 2019. She was born on January 15, 1931 in Vassar, the daughter of the late Nelson and Mabel (DePew) Craig. On April 30, 1949 she was united in marriage to William T. Gawne and after over 64 years together he preceded her in death on September 11, 2014. She was employed at Bronner's for many years. Betty also had a...
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Evelyn M. Zube

January 15, 2019

Evelyn M. Zube was born in Midland, MI on May 2, 1926 to the late Leo and Victoria Wenglikowski. She passed away on January 15, 2019 at the Rachel Sovereign Memorial Home. Her husband, Donald W. Zube preceded her in death on June 12, 2009. She is survived by her daughters: Cynthia (Michael) Malone, Crystal (Neil) Wackerly, and Cori (Dan) Courtemanche, her grandchildren: Rebecca (Jeff) York,...
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Benjamin R. Jebb

January 12, 2019

Benjamin Russell Jebb was born in Bay City, MI on January 1, 1958. He passed away January 12, 2019. He is survived by his children: Benjamin Russell II, Brandon James, Virginia Eileen and Bradford Charles Jebb, a grandson Benjamin Russell III, his mother Pamela Campbell and siblings Lori Moreno, Ryan and Jodi Jebb. Visiting hours at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home will begin on Friday, January 18,...
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Arvilla Rae MacPhail

January 12, 2019

Arvilla Rae (Schmidt) MacPhail was born in Bay City, MI on November 30, 1918 to the late Orva and Mildred (Wandz) Herrick. She passed away January 12, 2019 in Bay City, MI. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Prior to retirement, Rae was employed at T. L. Handy High School for 21 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard F. Schmidt in 1983 and her...
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Dennis J. Shank

July 7, 1946 - January 11, 2019

Dennis John Shank, age 72 years, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, January 11, 2019 surrounded by his family and welcomed into Heaven by his wife Mary whom he missed dearly. He was born on July 7, 1946 in Bay City, the son of the late Lawrence and Delores (Rinz) Shank. On August 15, 1969 he married Mary E. Worden and after 43 years together she preceded him in death on November 1, 2012...
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Loretta C. Rozewski

January 10, 2019

Loretta Christine Rozewski was born in Frankenlust Twp., MI on January 21, 1922 to the late Martin and Sabina Sophie (Boehm) Schwab. She passed away at Brian's House on January 10, 2019. Her husband, Joseph E. Rozewski, preceded her in death on March 14, 1992. Loretta was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. She was a volunteer at the Martin Luther Home in Saginaw. Prior...
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Andrew "Andy" Meyer

February 25, 1938 - January 7, 2019

Andrew Frederick Meyer went to his Heavenly Home on January 7, 2019. Andrew "Andy" was born February 25, 1938 to the late Andrew and Esther (Timm) Meyer in Munger, MI. Andrew was the youngest boy in the family of 11 children. On July 8, 1961 Andrew married Carol Marie (Bauman) who survives him. Andrew was predeceased by a daughter Penelope. Andrew was a life-long member of the Lutheran faith and...
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Linda Lou Arthur

March 9, 1953 - January 5, 2019

Linda Lou Kosha Arthur transitioned to the next step in her life's journey on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Linda was surrounded with family and many friends who shared numerous stories, laughter, and memories. Linda never met a stranger! Her zest for life, her energetic and free spirit, and her natural ability to be the "light in the room," resulted in Linda making a multitude of special lifetime...
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Ida Mae Emerson

September 20, 1924 - January 2, 2019

Ida Mae Emerson, 94, of Bay City, Michigan, passed away on January 2, 2019. Ida was born in Alcona County, Michigan, to the late Denver and Mary Foreman on September 20, 1924. She was one of three daughters, along with Adeline of Bay City and Bertha (deceased) of Fenton. Ida was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years,...
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John R. Prager

September 4, 1956 - January 1, 2019

John Robert Prager, 62, of Bay City, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019. John was the eldest of six children born to Shirley (Starr) Prager and Robert Prager. He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Thomas (JoAnn) Prager, Therese (Dennis) Smallwood, Mary (Mike) Wolfgang, Susan Prager, and Joseph (Ashley) Prager. After graduating from Bay City Central High School in 1974, John studied at the...
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Charlotte J. Downey

January 6, 1951 - January 1, 2019

Charlotte Jean Downey, age 67 years, passed away peacefully on January 1, 2019. She was born on January 6, 1951 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of the late Ervin and Emma (Martin) Gamet. On December 16, 1995 she was united in marriage to John E. Downey and he preceded her in death on February 17, 2001. Charlotte was a resident of Vassar all of her life. She enjoyed doing crafts and loved...
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Lawrence N. Fournier

March 26, 1929 - December 28, 2018

Lawrence N. (Lum) Fournier died on December 28, 2018 at Toni & Trish House. Age 89 years. Lum was born to the late Joseph and Leona (LeVasseur) Fournier on March 26, 1929 in Bay County, MI and lived in this area all his life. On November 22, 1952 he married the former Betty Ritterscamp who preceded him in death on August 16, 1999. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and...
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Lauretta M. Lohrke

December 27, 2018

Lauretta Mae Lohrke was born in Detroit, MI on July 29, 1925 to the late Charles and Henrietta (Thaut) Parent. She passed away December 27, 2018 at Caretel Inns of Tri-Cities. Lauretta was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. She volunteered at McLaren Bay Region for 21 years and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed beading, floral arranging and wreath making...
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Verla M. Techlin

March 6, 2018 - December 25, 2018

Verla Marie Techlin was born in Prescott, MI on March 6, 1930 to the late George and Vera (Cliff) Corey. She passed away in Bay City, MI on December 25, 2018. She married Clarence E. Techlin on August 14, 1954 and he preceded her in death on May 15, 2013. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church-East Campus (Fremont Ave. United Methodist Church). Survivors include her children:...
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Charles "Chuck" Tebedo

November 24, 1949 - December 24, 2018

Charles Robert Tebedo, age 69 years, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, December 24, 2018 on Christmas Eve. He was born on November 24, 1949 in Bay City, the son of the late Robert and Kathryn (Pihaylic) Tebedo. Chuck was a lifelong resident of Bay City and he enjoyed playing BINGO and the Lottery. Chuck's favorite holiday was Christmas Eve, with cards being sent to family always saying "Hope to...
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Lindsay P. Liedke

August 14, 1950 - December 24, 2018

Lindsay Patricia Liedke was born in Aliston, Ontario, Canada on August 14, 1950 to the late William and Elizabeth (Kidd) Lozo. She passed away at McLaren Bay Region on December 24, 2018. Lindsay graduated from Michigan State University and received a Master's Degree from Saginaw Valley State University. She taught the hearing impaired in the Bay City Public Schools and the Saginaw Public...
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Elena E. Thompson

December 16, 2018

Elena Evelyn Thompson was born in Baltimore, MD on May 15, 1941. She passed away December 16, 2018 at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw, MI Prior to retirement, Elena was a Registered Nurse and Administrative Supervisor at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital. She always enjoyed the Christmas season. She and her husband loved boating on the Great Lakes. Elena is survived by her husband,...
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Dale W. Goosman

December 12, 2018

Dale Wayne Goosman, born July 10, 1950, age 68 years, has passed away, December 12, 2018, after a long battle with cancer. Dale was born and raised in Bay City, Michigan and was the son of Belle and Darwin Goosman and brother of Janice Pierce, all have predeceased him. Dale is survived by sons Michael and David and daughters Christy Manchester, and Joy Pluta (Jeremy) and nine grandchildren. ...
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Linda L. Ebel

September 15, 1946 - December 9, 2018

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

July 7, 1925 - December 8, 2018

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

February 4, 1945 - December 6, 2018

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

October 1, 1988 - December 6, 2018

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

February 6, 1965 - December 1, 2018

Kenneth Paul Dietrich, age 53 years, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 1, 2018. He was born February 6, 1965 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of Dennis and Rebecca Dietrich. Ken graduated from Vassar High School in 1983. He attended CMU, Phillips Junior College where he obtained a paralegal degree and Northwood University where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management....
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Lee H. Esckelson

February 15, 1932 - November 16, 2018

Lee Henry Esckelson, age 86 years, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Bay County Medical Care Facility in Bay City. He was born on February 15, 1932 in Vassar, the son of the late Chrissie and Izora (Cole) Esckelson. Lee was a United States Army veteran having served honorably in the Korean Conflict. He was also a long time member and past president of the Vassar Chapter of the...
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Marion J. Spychalski

October 22, 1929 - November 12, 2018

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

November 8, 2018

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

July 22, 1933 - November 7, 2018

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

July 24, 1939 - November 2, 2018

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

October 9, 1941 - November 1, 2018

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

March 26, 1968 - November 1, 2018

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

March 21, 1923 - October 30, 2018

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

October 6, 1944 - October 29, 2018

Robert J. Hohman was born in Bay City, MI on October 6, 1944 to the late William Henry Clara Lucinda (Mecomber) Hohman. He passed away October 29, 2018 in Vassar, MI. Robert was retired from General Motors and was also a farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Vassar and was in a Bible study group. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and the N.R.A. Survivors include his wife, the...
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Michael C. Neville, Sr.

July 21, 1953 - October 28, 2018

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

October 25, 2018

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

December 19, 1936 - October 23, 2018

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

June 23, 1923 - October 21, 2018

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

September 1, 1933 - October 17, 2018

James Francis Harper, age 85 years, passed away Wednesday evening, October 17, 2018 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. He was born on September 1, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Arthur and Margaret (McKeon) Harper. In 1958 he married Mary Jane Knight, together they raised seven children and she preceded him in death. Jim was the owner and operator of Harper Watchman Alarm for 30...
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John W. Wolf, Jr.

October 16, 2018

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

February 7, 1931 - October 16, 2018

James Robert Stange, age 87 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, October 16, 2018 at his residence in the presence of his family. He was born on February 7, 1931 the son of the late Paul and Mary (Palmeter) Stange at their home in Vassar. Jim loved to go on bicycle rides around Vassar, visiting with friends, going to car shows and playing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
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Karen H. (Morse) Mielke

October 12, 1957 - October 16, 2018

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

January 18, 1945 - October 15, 2018

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

October 13, 2018

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

October 10, 1971 - October 9, 2018

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

October 7, 2018

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

March 13, 1933 - October 4, 2018

Nancy Lee Whitney, age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Heritage Hill Assisted Living in Caro. She was born on March 13, 1933 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Charles "Bud" and Marian (Ball) Painter. On August 23, 1952 she married Charles L. Whitney, and after 65 years together he preceded her in death on August 1, 2018. Nancy worked at Central...
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Margaret "Meg" Bogert

September 27, 2018

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

June 8, 1950 - September 23, 2018

Rivas, Joseph M. Vassar, Michigan Formerly of Warren Joseph Manuel Rivas, age 68 years, passed away suddenly Sunday evening, September 23, 2018 at his residence in Vassar. He was born on June 8, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Manuel and Florence (Jamison) Rivas. Joe had a wonderful personality and had a joke or one liner for any situation. He was a spiritual person that...
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Marcella "Marcie" M. Jones

June 19, 1949 - September 22, 2018

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

March 14, 1920 - September 22, 2018

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

September 15, 2018

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

November 19, 1947 - September 12, 2018

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

September 1, 2018

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

August 23, 2018

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

January 11, 1941 - August 21, 2018

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

October 17, 1947 - August 20, 2018

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

February 15, 1926 - August 18, 2018

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

August 14, 2018

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

December 9, 1934 - August 14, 2018

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

February 10, 1928 - August 14, 2018

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

August 12, 2018

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

January 13, 1947 - August 9, 2018

Kathleen Gay Longuski, age 71 years, passed away Thursday evening, August 9, 2018 at U of M Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born on January 13, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of the late Julius and Phyllis (Hogan) Maass. On April 9, 1994 Kathy was united in marriage to Francis Joseph Longuski. Kathy was employed throughout her career in the Wayne/Westland, Vassar and Birch Run Schools,...
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Jan M. Jankowiak

August 5, 2018

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

August 21, 1931 - August 4, 2018

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

December 9, 1932 - August 1, 2018

Charles L. Whitney, age 85 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, August 1, 2018. He was born on December 9, 1932 in West Springfield, Pennsylvania the son of the late Ernest and Louise (Gould) Whitney. On August 23, 1952 he married Nancy Lee Painter, and after 65 years together she survives him. Chuck was a teacher at Vassar High School for 30+ years also driving bus for the...
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Paul M. Prevost

July 26, 2018

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

February 25, 1931 - July 21, 2018

Patricia Dorothy Donigan was born in Mt. Morris, MI of February 25, 1931. She passed away in Columbia City, IN on July21, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Donigan. Surviving are 2 daughters: Melissa J. Donigan and Elizabeth Cronckright, 2 grandsons: David Wargo and Allen Williams, a sister Eileen Schaaf and a niece Roxie Schuster. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, July...
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Margaret C. Framke

May 10, 1918 - July 18, 2018

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

March 16, 1925 - July 18, 2018

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

May 17, 1944 - July 11, 2018

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

December 7, 1949 - July 11, 2018

Janet Kay Herrington, age 68 years, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, July 11, 2018 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on December 7, 1949 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of the late Lee and Edna (Lockhart) Miller. On April 8, 1978 she was united in marriage to Michael J. Herrington and after 40 years together he survives her. Janet worked various jobs for many years but...
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Gary Carrigan

March 9, 1948 - July 8, 2018

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

July 8, 2018

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

July 6, 2018

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

July 5, 2018

Valerie Ann Revesz, age 82 years passed away Thursday, July 5 at her home surrounded by her children. She was born on January 27, 1936 in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of the late Paul and Cecilia (Brown) Huebner. On June 2, 1956 she was united in marriage to H. Dale Sudhoff who preceded her in death on January 4, 1977. They raised four children together, Martin, H. Dale Jr., John and Joyce. ...
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June M. List

July 5, 2018

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

September 9, 1930 - June 29, 2018

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

June 28, 2018

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

June 27, 2018

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

June 16, 2018

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

November 29, 1944 - June 15, 2018

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

February 26, 1961 - June 14, 2018

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

February 19, 1952 - June 12, 2018

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

June 11, 2018

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

June 4, 1927 - June 10, 2018

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

June 10, 2018

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

February 10, 1924 - June 7, 2018

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

June 6, 2018

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

October 31, 1945 - May 30, 2018

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

February 14, 1932 - May 29, 2018

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

January 9, 1942 - May 27, 2018

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

December 14, 1920 - May 25, 2018

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

February 20, 1942 - May 24, 2018

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

August 1, 1937 - May 24, 2018

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

July 11, 1934 - May 23, 2018

Donald Peter Miller, age 83 years, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, May 23, 2018. He was born on July 11, 1934 in Port Austin, Michigan, the son of the late Julius and Pauline Engles. Don was a veteran, proudly serving in the U.S. Air Force. On January 7, 1956 he married Shirley Smith, and after 62 years together she survives him. Don retired from GM Chevrolet Manufacturing in...
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Walter G. Schenk

January 28, 1934 - May 18, 2018

Walter Gerald Schenk, age 84 years, passed away Friday evening, May 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born on January 28, 1934 in Bad Axe, Michigan the son of the late Edgar and Nellie (Finkbeiner) Schenk. On May 14, 1955 he married Donna K. Ney, they had just recently celebrated 63 years together. Walter worked for many years as a supervisor in the construction business, working on many...
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Donna Mae Irvine

December 6, 1938 - May 17, 2018

Donna Mae Irvine was born in Flint, MI on December 6, 1938 to the late Harold Orlando and Gladys Melvena (Wilks) Reynolds. She passed away May 17, 2018 at Bay Medical Care Facility, Essexville, Michigan. Prior to retirement she was employed by Voltplex Inc. in Vassar, Michigan. She is survived by her husband, Gerald A. Collard, her children: Debra Manning, Toni (Mike) Craig, Thomas (Carol)...
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Wilbur "Bill" Brandmair

June 12, 1926 - May 9, 2018

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

July 26, 1932 - May 5, 2018

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