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Marjorie H. Sommer

April 23, 1923 - February 23, 2017

Our loving Mother, Marjorie H. Sommer, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region at the age of 93. She was born on April 23, 1923 to the late Louis and Amalie Nuenke. Marjorie was an active member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Essexville. She had worked as a secretary for Kuhlman Electric Co. in Bay City and also for the State of Michigan. She...
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Irene Saelens

February 22, 2017

Irene Mina Saelens was born in Bay City, MI on October 21, 1931 to the late Reinhold and Nina (Potter) Gohr. She passed away at Shannon's House in Bay City, MI on February 22, 2017. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, August R. Saelens on September 21, 1997. She graduated from Bay City Junior College and began her county normal teaching career at Albee School in Saginaw County. She...
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Delma Mae (Bourdon) Zabel

April 21, 1918 - February 17, 2017

Mrs. Zabel, age 98 years, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017. She was born on April 21, 1918 to the late William and Ethel (Clark) Ferris. She had worked at Arrow Restaurant as well as Ferris Candy Kitchen. Survivors include her grandchildren: Michael Holmes, Linda Holmes and Diana Holmes, her great-grandchildren: Steven Holmes and Stephanie Holmes, her great-great-grandchildren: ...
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Barbara Mae Eichinger

February 15, 2017

Barbara Mae Eichinger was born in Muskegon, MI on January 4, 1927 to the late John W. and Anna (Rohwedder) Carlson. She passed away on February 15, 2017 in Statesville, NC. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard A. Eichinger on September 23, 2010. Barbara was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and great grandmother. Her times spent with family were the happiest times...
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Betty J. Hayward

July 29, 1922 - February 15, 2017

On Wednesday the 15th of February in the year of our Lord 2017 at 10:21 p.m., Betty Jane (nee Schnettler) Hayward joined her husband Wesley Herbert Hayward on the wings of angels for the journey to eternal life. She was born on a "hot" Saturday, July 29, 1922, the daughter of William H. Schnettler, a blacksmith and farmer, and Alvina Zube, who opened her home to family, friends and travelers in...
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Thomas E. Cederberg

July 9, 1944 - February 15, 2017

Thomas E. Cederberg, age 72 years, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born in Bay City on July 9, 1944 to the late Elford and Arlene (Munro) Cederberg. During the Vietnam era, he served in the United States Army. Tom was an avid collector of music and sports memorabilia. His greatest love was attending the sporting events of his grandsons. Survivors...
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Betty A. Germain

July 13, 1935 - February 11, 2017

Betty Ann Germain, age 81 years, passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Covenant Health Care in Saginaw. She was born on July 13, 1935 in Caro, Michigan the daughter of the late Archie and Anna (Engels) Callahan. On February 12, 1955 she married Donald Germain and after almost 50 years of marriage he preceded her in death on January 24, 2004. Betty enjoyed playing euchre, listening to...
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Melanie L. Amon

February 10, 1975 - February 9, 2017

Melanie Lynn Amon, age 41 years, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 9, 2017. She was born on February 10, 1975 in Coldwater, Michigan, the daughter of Rex and Gail Amon. Mel graduated from Camden High School in 1993. She worked for many years as a waitress, most recently at Slo'Bones BBQ and T-Dubs in Frankenmuth and Tony's Restaurant in Birch Run. Mel enjoyed traveling and loved to...
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Eleanor Augusta Dinsmore

August 11, 1919 - January 30, 2017

Eleanor Augusta Dinsmore, age 97 years, passed away on January 30, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living. She was born in Merritt Township, Michigan on August 11, 1919 to the late Henry and Meta (Arhens) Bublitz. Eleanor was a member of Trinity St. James Lutheran Church in Munger and its Ladies Aid, as well as the Bay Area Retried School Personnel. She was an avid bowler and retired from the Bay...
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Alfred Billmeier, Jr.

December 10, 1928 - January 29, 2017

Mr. Billmeier, age 88 years, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan on December 10, 1928 to the late Alfred W. and Amanda (Hartner) Billmeier. Alfred was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bay City. He enjoyed spending his winters in Texas and his time at the Sunrise Senior Center in Omer. His hobbies included fishing, playing...
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Aldine R. Derr

January 28, 2017

Aldine R. Derr was born in Bay City, MI on March 4, 1929 to the late Albert J. and Gertrude L. (Schauer) Miller. She passed away at Bay Medical Care Facility on January 28, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Derr in 1964. Aldine was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She retired from the Bay City Chevrolet plant in 1981 after 33 years of service. She is survived by her...
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Earlene Marie Chanel

January 27, 2017

Earlene Marie Chanel was born in Bay City, MI on July 25, 1923 to the late Earl F. and Gladys L. (Poole) Clark. She passed away at Toni & Trish House on January 27, 2017. She married Richard F. Chanel in 1950 and he preceded her in death in 2001. Earlene was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts and a longtime member of the former First Church of Christ,...
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Doris Eileen Villaire

September 21, 1928 - January 27, 2017

Doris E Villaire, age 88 years, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2017. She was born in Bay City, MI on September 21, 1928 to the late William and Minnie (Mrohs,) Buzzard. Doris was a life long member of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and felt her greatest joy was raising a family and being a homemaker. Her husband Lawrence Villaire, whom...
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Deborah K. Nearman

April 17, 1949 - January 22, 2017

Deborah K. Nearman, age 67 years, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully Sunday, January 22, 2017 at her home. She was born on April 17, 1949 in Bay City, Michigan the daughter of James F. and Marilyn (Pflueger) Nichols. Deb was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She loved her kids and grandkids. They were her life, along with her animals, that gave her so...
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David Allen Nowak

December 13, 1954 - January 20, 2017

Dave Nowak, our beloved father, son, brother, cousin and friend passed away on January 20, 2017. He was born in Bay City on December 13, 1954 to the late Edward and Margaret (Solomen) Nowak. He is survived by his daughters: Sherry Nowak and her fiance Gene Elder, Samantha Nowak and her fiance, Edward Lambert, Jenny Kotewa and her husband Ken Kotewa, Nikki Chudzicke and her fiance Brian Oakley,...
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Lydia Young

June 12, 1914 - January 20, 2017

Lydia (Oblender) Young, age 102 years, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Carriage House of Bay City. She was born in Bay City on June 12, 1914 to the late George and Eva (Wert) Oblender. She married Raymond Young on November 14, 1942 and he preceded her in death on September 28, 2010 after 67 years of marriage. Lydia was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She enjoyed...
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Frank Revesz, Jr.

September 15, 1933 - January 17, 2017

Frank Revesz Jr., age 83 years, passed away Tuesday evening, January 17, 2017, at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. He was born on September 15, 1933 in Vassar, Michigan the son of the late Frank and Iris (Barnes) Revesz. On March 4, 1989 he and Valerie Sudhoff were united in marriage. Frank was a US Air Force veteran serving in the Korean War. He was employed at General Motors, retiring...
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Karen E. Vanness

January 17, 2017

Karen Elaine Vanness was born in Bay City, MI on March 6, 1944 to the late Eugene and Helen (Payne) Pawlaczyk. She passed away in Alger, MI on January 17, 2017 at the age of 72 years. Karen was a pharmacist assistant and was formerly employed at the Bangor Medical Center Pharmacy. She was president of the Ronnie McDowell Fan Club. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Edward Vanness whom she...
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George W. Eichinger

January 15, 2017

George William Eichinger was born in Bay City, MI on March 13, 1919 to the late George J. and Martha (Starke) Eichinger. He passed away in Chelsea, MI on January 15, 2017. Age 97 years. George was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Until retiring in 1982, he was employed at Newcor. George is survived by his wife, the former Beatrice Irene...
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Cathernmae M. Waldron

April 28, 1922 - January 15, 2017

Cathernmae M. Waldron, age 94 years, passes away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born on April 28, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Chester and Maria (Schmidt) McRorie. Cathernmae retired after many years with the Bay City Public School System where she was a teacher, vice-principal and principal in various schools. She was a dedicated and active...
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Tammy L. Piazza

April 23, 1962 - January 15, 2017

Tammy Lynn Piazza, age 54 years, passed away Sunday evening, January 15, 2017, at her residence. She was born on April 23, 1962 in Caro, Michigan, the daughter of Richard and Norma (Mellberg) Piazza. Tammy served in the US Army as an MP and was stationed in Germany. She was a lifelong Vassar resident, working for a short time with the Vassar Police Department. Tammy more recently was employed...
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Noreen L. Howell

May 28, 1921 - January 14, 2017

Noreen Lila Howell was born in Saginaw, MI on May 28, 1921 to the late Harold and Agnes (Loesel) Sanderson. She passed away January 14, 2017 at Bay Shores Nursing Center in Bay City, MI. Noreen was a longtime active member of St. John Lutheran church on Second and Federal in Saginaw where she was baptized and confirmed. She was a member of the St. John Ladies Aid serving as president for 2...
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Lois Ann Bowker

January 10, 1928 - January 12, 2017

Mrs. Bowker, age 89 years, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in Bay City. She was born in Bay City on January 10, 1928 to the late Carl F. and Evelyn (Larssen) Galow. Lois was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. She was a dedicated volunteer, serving her community at Lutheran Child and Family Services, The Economy Center and in the hospital gift shop. Lois...
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Julius J. Richard, Jr.

January 21, 1933 - January 10, 2017

Julius Joseph Richard, Jr., age 83 years, passed away Tuesday morning, January 10, 2017, at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. He was born on January 21, 1933 in Merritt Township, Michigan, the son of the late Julius Sr. and Mary (Schallaire) Richard. Julius was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean War with the 73rd Tank Battalion / 3rd Armored Division. He was employed at General Motors,...
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Erma Pearl Whitaker

October 9, 1920 - January 7, 2017

Erma Pearl Whitaker, age 96 years, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at her home. She was born on October 9, 1920 in Pollard, Arkansas to the late John and Buelah (Wallis) Lingle. On June 22, 1937, she married Wilburn Whitaker and he preceded her in death on June 15, 2007. Erma was a member of Millington Baptist Church. Survivors include 3 children: Delane Whitaker, Barbara (Ray)...
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Joan Ruth O'Hara

August 4, 1936 - January 7, 2017

Joan Ruth O'Hara, age 80 years, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Bay Shores Nursing Care Center. She was born on August 4, 1936 in Frankenlust Township to the late Paul and Gertrude (Schroeder) Mehnert. She married Lawrence O'Hara and he preceded her in death in 1970. Joan was a lifelong member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughter, Lori (Joe) Gulino, her...
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Deana K. Hall

October 12, 1940 - January 4, 2017

Deana Kay Hall, age 76 years, passed away Wednesday evening, January 4, 2017, at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on October 12, 1940 in Vassar, the daughter of the late William F. and Alice M. (Schrader) Hall. Deana was a lifelong residence of the Vassar area and a member of the Vassar First United Methodist Church. Surviving family include her sisters and brother, Margaret...
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Dorothy Korthals

December 28, 2016

Dorothy A. Korthals was born in Saginaw, MI February 26, 1934 to the late Carl and Edna (Bertling) Fischer. She passed away in Midland, MI on December 28, 2016. Dorothy farmed with her husband in Munger for many years. She was a member of Trinity St. James Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid. She is survived by her husband, William P. Korthals, whom she married in 1960. She also leaves 2 sons...
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James E. Bates, Sr.

September 11, 1942 - December 27, 2016

James Ervin Bates, Sr. died on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 in Tawas City, after a brief but brave battle with lung cancer. He was 74. Jim was born in Bay City, September 11, 1942, to the late Edward Sr. and Alice (Chambers) Bates. He spent much of his life there, but also lived in Nevada, Texas, California, and Colorado, before returning to Michigan. Jim loved the outdoors, fishing, and working...
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John A. Adair

December 26, 2016

John Alfred Adair was born in Sanilac County, MI on June 17, 1925 to the late Alfred and Gertrude (Shagena) Adair. He passed away in Auburn, MI on December 26, 2016. He was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish and formerly of St. Norbert Church. He retired from General Motors. He served in the U.S. Army in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II. He is survived by his wife, the...
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Lois L. Botimer

January 9, 1925 - December 24, 2016

Lois L. Botimer, of Saginaw, passed away suddenly on December 24, 2016 at the age of 91. She was born in Bay City on January 9, 1925 to the late Martin and Frieda (Schulte) Weiland. Lois worked as a secretary at Dow Chemical Company, retiring after many years. She was a member of the wives club of the Bay City Jaycees and a volunteer on the Liturgical Arts Committee at St. Boniface Church for...
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William J. "Bill" Wendt

December 22, 2016

William John "Bill" Wendt, age 84, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness. Bill was born on November 21, 1932 in Grayling, MI , the son of the late George and Ardis (Wilbur) Wendt. Bill left high school prior to graduation to enlist in the U.S. Army and bravely served two tours of duty in Korea during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, Bill...
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Betty Barbara Proctor

August 4, 1933 - December 22, 2016

Betty Barbara Proctor, age 83 years, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan. She was born on August 4, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Oscar and Gladys (Heinlein) Schemm. Betty retired from General Motors, having worked many years at Saginaw Steering Gear, Nodular Iron and Grey Iron Foundries in data processing. She was an avid...
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Barbara Jean Keeler

November 4, 1928 - December 19, 2016

Barb, age 88 years, passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at her home. She was born in Bay City on November 4, 1928 to the late Edward C. and Vera G. (Fargo) Smith. She was a graduate of Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. Barb was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and was active with the Junior Choir. She enjoyed horse racing and made many trips to the pre-Kentucky Derby races. ...
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Max L. Noble

December 17, 2016

Max L. Noble, beloved husband and father was born into eternal life on December 17, 2016. Max was the son of Frank N. and Marian A. (Gates) Noble of Holton, MI was born September 15, 1933. Max graduated from Holton High School in June of 1951. He entered the United States Army where he served as a Diplomatic Currier for the National Security Agency for three years. After leaving the service,...
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Luetta B. Frownfelter

July 28, 1919 - December 16, 2016

Frownfelter, Luetta B. (Bechtel) Rockledge, Florida Formerly of Vassar Luetta Blanche Frownfelter, age 97 years, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 at her residence. She was born in Mt. Morris Township, Michigan on July 28, 1919, the daughter of the late Ephraim and Blanch (Brusewitz) Bechtel. On October 7, 1937 Luetta and Willis C. Frownfelter were united in marriage, after 61 years...
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John R. Strope

February 4, 1949 - December 14, 2016

John R. Strope, 67, passed away peacefully and gracefully on December 14, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona surrounded by his family. John worked for Fanuc Robotics building and repairing robots for the auto industry until June of 2016 when he retired. John also worked for NASA as an electrical engineer and was instrumental in the Magellan Spacecraft. John served honorably in the U.S. Army for 12 years...
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James Robert Atkinson

February 7, 1957 - December 14, 2016

James Robert Atkinson, age 59 years, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Saginaw. He was born on February 7, 1957 in Caro, Michigan to the late Robert E. and Maryellen A. (McDonald) Atkinson. James had worked at Burger King in Frankenmuth. He enjoyed playing cards, working on his computer and watching T.V. He is survived by 4 siblings: Darlene (Reckie)...
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Betty J. Shannon

August 20, 1948 - December 13, 2016

Shannon, Betty J. (Esterline) Vassar, Michigan Betty Jane Shannon, age 68 years, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw. She was born on August 20, 1948 in Flint, Michigan, the daughter of the late Paul and Nora (Frazier) Esterline. Betty graduated in 1966 from Caro High School. She was united in marriage to Larry F. Shannon on November 2, 1967, and after...
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Charles W. Legue

January 11, 1929 - December 12, 2016

Legue, Charles W. Boyne Falls, Michigan Formerly of Vassar Charles Wesley Legue, age 87 years, passed away peacefully Monday, December 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born on January 11, 1929 in Flint, Michigan, the son of the late Max and Ruth (Shaw) Legue. Chuck was a veteran of the US Army, serving in the Korean War, where he was a POW for 33 months. On December 18, 1954 he married...
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Donald Dale Sample

December 10, 1936 - December 12, 2016

Donald Dale Sample was born in Mecosta County, MI on December 10, 1936 to the late Gerald K. and Mary M. (Phillips) Sample. He passed away in Bay City, MI on December 12, 2016. He is survived by his wife Dessie Marion Sample, his children: Kimberly Hazen (husband John) and Krissie Aloia-Sample (husband Kent), his grandchildren: PJ Hazen (Mindy), Karrie Mieske (Dale). Ryan Hazen, James Idzior,...
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James A. Geiersbach

December 25, 1943 - December 8, 2016

James Arthur Geiersbach, age 72 years, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 8, 2016, at McLaren Bay Region. He was born on December 25, 1943 in Bay City the son of the late Louis and Margaret (Smith) Geiersbach. Jim was a veteran of the US Army. He was witty, always a jokester, who loved music and playing his guitar. Surviving family include his son, Jim (Sarah Stamps) Bublitz; grandson,...
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Carol Mae Peters

December 25, 1925 - December 6, 2016

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

December 6, 2016

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

July 25, 1939 - December 5, 2016

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

November 15, 1931 - December 5, 2016

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

March 26, 1937 - December 5, 2016

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

May 3, 1969 - December 4, 2016

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

December 4, 2016

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

October 4, 1949 - December 4, 2016

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

June 19, 1923 - November 29, 2016

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

March 30, 1925 - November 23, 2016

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

January 1, 1923 - November 19, 2016

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

May 28, 1922 - November 18, 2016

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

July 28, 1961 - November 17, 2016

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

May 21, 1929 - November 16, 2016

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

November 16, 2016

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

September 20, 1932 - November 15, 2016

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

May 28, 1929 - November 15, 2016

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

November 23, 1920 - November 10, 2016

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

November 8, 2016

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

April 1, 1933 - November 3, 2016

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

October 23, 1957 - November 3, 2016

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

June 24, 1927 - October 27, 2016

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

May 2, 1922 - October 26, 2016

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

October 11, 1925 - October 25, 2016

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

July 13, 1945 - October 24, 2016

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

March 22, 1923 - October 21, 2016

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

July 14, 1935 - October 19, 2016

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

April 29, 1914 - October 16, 2016

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

July 14, 1914 - October 13, 2016

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

April 4, 1921 - October 12, 2016

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

June 9, 1947 - October 4, 2016

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

April 9, 1958 - October 4, 2016

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

May 17, 1954 - October 4, 2016

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

August 7, 1927 - October 3, 2016

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

June 3, 1924 - October 2, 2016

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

January 9, 1987 - October 1, 2016

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

March 4, 1931 - September 24, 2016

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

August 19, 1933 - September 22, 2016

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

July 3, 1930 - September 20, 2016

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

July 18, 1926 - September 19, 2016

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

January 6, 1937 - September 11, 2016

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

September 11, 2016

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

September 24, 1924 - September 7, 2016

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

April 5, 1936 - September 6, 2016

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

September 1, 1917 - September 5, 2016

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

June 21, 1921 - September 4, 2016

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

June 24, 1963 - August 30, 2016

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

December 20, 1938 - August 26, 2016

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

January 24, 1947 - August 20, 2016

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

September 1, 1925 - August 19, 2016

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

March 16, 1931 - August 18, 2016

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

December 14, 1945 - August 17, 2016

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

April 8, 1933 - August 16, 2016

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

November 28, 1963 - August 15, 2016

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

February 18, 1956 - August 11, 2016

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

August 10, 2016

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

April 27, 1985 - August 1, 2016

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

October 12, 1932 - July 31, 2016

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