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Helen Peters

December 8, 2017

Helen Katherine Peters, age 96 years, passed away peacefully Friday evening, December 8, 2017 at St. Mary's of Michigan in Saginaw. She was born on September 22, 1921 in Ann Arbor, Michigan the daughter of the late Thomas and Rose Kittel. On April 29, 1944 she was united in marriage to John Edward Peters and after 49 years together he preceded her in death on October 3, 1993. Helen was a...
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Janet K. Dunn

December 3, 2017

Janet K. Dunn was born in Bay City, MI on August 29, 1946 to the late Harry C. and Gertrude E. (Gonyaw) Niedzielski. She passed away at St. John Hospital in Detroit, MI on December 3, 2017. Jan graduated from T.L. Handy High School in Bay City, MI and received a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. She was a former treasurer and member of the Junior League of Detroit and a member...
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Bette Jylha

December 1, 2017

Bette Jylha was born in Maumee, Ohio on October 30, 1923. She passed away at Brian's House, Essexville, MI on December 1, 2017. She grew up in Toledo, OH and Lansing, MI. Bette was a telephone operator for Michigan Bell Telephone Co. prior to her taking a position at WJIM Radio in Lansing, MI where she became an engineer and was the first woman to be issued a Commercial Broadcasting License....
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Lena J. Windt

November 29, 2017

Lena Jane Windt was born in Roscommon, MI on February 11, 1924 to the late Virgil and Grace Minnie (Myer) Fredenburg. She passed away November 29, 2017 at the Carriage House of Bay City. She was a member of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church) and the League of Catholic Women and Men. Lena is survived by 2 daughters: Linda Essex and Lee Ann (Randall) Fritz, 2 daughters-in...
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Suzanne L. Nowaczyk

November 18, 1939 - November 27, 2017

Suzanne Louise Nowaczyk was born in Bay City, MI on November 18, 1939 to the late Edward and Louise (Juengel) Eichinger. She passed away peacefully on November 27, 2017 at Bayfield Assisted Living after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease and Dementia. She married Donald G. Nowaczyk on August 6, 1960 and he preceded her death on October 31, 1992. Sue was a longtime member of Faith...
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Michael W. Messer Sr.

November 25, 2017

Michael William Messer, Sr., was born in Highland Park, MI on August 30, 1944 to the late Roy Edmond and Edlough Belle (McCreedy) Messer. He passed away November 25, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 4786 in Fairgrove, MI. He was a Master Electrician and was retired from Delphi. He truly loved his dog...
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Regina (Jean) Gansser

November 24, 2017

Regina (Jean) Charlotte (Chesney) Gansser, 88, died peacefully at Brian's House on Friday, November 24, 2017. Born to Bertha M. (Schantz) and Hugh Faed Chesney in Bay City, Michigan on November 13, 1929, Jean was predeceased by her parents, older sister and best friend Margaret (Peggy) Baranek and her brother Robert, who passed prior to Jean's birth. On September 20, 1952, Jean married Victor ...
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Rosemary Pope

November 12, 1921 - November 19, 2017

Rosemary Navarre Pope, age 96 years, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Brian's House in Essexville, Michigan. She was born to the late Leo J. and Mary (Kavanagh) Navarre on November 12, 1921 in Essexville, Michigan. Rosemary graduated from Central High School class of 1940 as Vice President of the Student Union. In 1951 she married Scott H. Pope who preceded her in death on April 8,...
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James F. Diment

August 27, 1933 - November 18, 2017

James Frederick Diment, age 84 years, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at his home. He was born on August 27, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of the late Walter H. and Olga (Chelinko) Diment. Jim retired from Sears in 1993 after 41 years of employment. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a longtime member of the DAV. Jim was also a member of the Moose Club 82 and...
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Linda L. Neville

June 17, 1945 - November 17, 2017

Linda Lee Neville, age 72 years passed away peacefully Friday, November 17, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born on June 17, 1945 in Ferndale, Michigan the daughter of the late William and Ruth Vaern. On August 22, 1964 she was united in marriage to Charles J. Neville and he survives her. Linda began her career in health care as a LPN at Bay Osteopathic Hospital and...
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Sandra L. Lange

November 13, 2017

Sandra Lee Lange was born in Bay City, MI on January 21, 1942 to the late Carl F. and Helma M. (Stotzel) Schilling. She passed away on November 13, 2017 at Toni and Trish House. Sandy retired from Publix Supermarkets as a bookkeeper. Survivors include her husband, C. Bruce Lange, her daughter Piper (Robert) Layton, her grandchildren: Justin and Austen Layton, her brothers: Jeffrey (Beth)...
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Edith A. Herber

October 30, 2017

Edith Adeline Herber was born in Bay City, MI on July 22, 1926 to the late Stanley and Blanche (Machelski) Kitts. She passed away at Bayfield Assisted Living on October 30, 2017. She retired from Sears, Roebuck & Co. as head cashier. Edith enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a volunteer for the United Way. She is survived by her husband, Edward Herber, whom she married June 1. 1985. She also...
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Arnold Raymond Gouine

October 28, 2017

Arnold Raymond Gouine was born in Saginaw, MI on June 25, 1948 to the late Raymond Joseph and Doris Ruth (LeGue) Gouine. He passed away October 28, 2017 at his home. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was a member of the Blumfield American Legion Post 229. He was also a member of the CB Club. Arnold retired from Zehnder Motor Sales in Frankenmuth after 41 years of service. He married...
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Larry S. Schultz

October 22, 2017

Larry Stephen Schultz was born in Bay City, MI on May 29, 1952 to the late Stephen and Betty (Sheets) Schultz. He passed away October 22, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. Larry was retired form Coca Cola in Bay City where he had been employed for 32 years. Survivors include his sister Lynn (Rob) Staudacher, his brother Allan (Mary) Schultz, a nephew Jason (Stacey) LaFromboise, a niece Erin (David)...
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Jo Ann Bergmann

August 16, 1950 - October 21, 2017

Jo Ann Bergmann, age 67 years, passed away Saturday morning, October 21, 2017 at Bay City Comfort Care in Bay City. She was born on August 16, 1950 in Flint, Michigan. On October 15, 1993 she was united in marriage to Michael R. Bergmann. Jo enjoyed animals, spending time at the gym, weightlifting, reading, shopping and listening to music. She retired from Consumers Energy after 40 years of...
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Barbara Weller McLennan

October 10, 1931 - October 17, 2017

Barbara Weller McLennan Poet, dancer, known to her friends as Bubba. Barbara was born October 10, 1931, in Bay City, Michigan, to Ernest and Alma Weller. She was the youngest of three children, with a sister Lois and a brother Thomas. Her favorite place was LoTomBa, a cabin on the Au Sable river near Grayling, Michigan, built by her father and named after his three children. Barbara...
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Daniel M. Michalsky

October 14, 2017

Daniel M. Michalsky passed away at McLaren Bay Region on October 14, 2017. Our loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend was born October 10, 1945 to the late Walter and Dorothy (Binkley) Michalsky. A 1963 graduate of Bay City Central High School, he honorably served his country in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Afterward, he attended S.V.S.U. where he earned his...
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Denise D. Millerov

October 14, 2017

Denise Diane Millerov passed away October 14, 2017 in Saginaw, MI. She was born in Saginaw on July 14, 1951. Denise was retired from Super Foods Services. Survivors include her husband Brian Millerov whom she married August 7, 1971, her daughter Jodi (Charles) Diamond, her son Ryan Millerov, her grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Brendan Diamond, Alley and Anthony Huizar and a great grandson Colton...
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Wilbert F. Romp

October 10, 2017

Wilbert Frederick Romp was born in Detroit, MI on July 13, 1931 to the late Frederick and Lydia Romp. He passed away at McLaren Bay Region on October 10, 2017. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, a former city commissioner in Essexville and a former volunteer with the Essexville Department of Public Safety. He was the voice of the Garber Dukes football for over 20 years. Prior to...
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Blanche E. Schoof

May 24, 1920 - October 7, 2017

Our beloved mother, Blanche Edna Schoof, age 97 years, was called to eternal life on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born in Hampton Township on May 24, 1920, to the late Frank and Catherine Eager. Blanche was married to Louis R. Schoof on August 6, 1938, in Bay City. Louis predeceased her on June 13, 1998 just prior to their 60th wedding anniversary. ...
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Frederick M. Klass, Sr.

October 1, 2017

Frederick Michael Klass, Sr. passed away October 1, 2017 at Bay Medical Care Facility, Essexville, MI. He was born in Bay City, MI on September 28, 1939 to the late Raymond and Anna (Magryta) Klass. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne M. (Stasinski) Klass on January 28, 2014. Fred was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He sang in the church choir and at many other events. He...
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Marlan Buzzard

September 1, 1928 - September 25, 2017

Marlan F. Buzzard was born in Detroit, MI on September 1, 1928 to the late Roy and Leona (Robertson) Barclay. She passed away in Bay City, MI on September 25, 2017. She was a life member and past matron of Bay Chapter No. 219, O.E.S. She enjoyed quilting and hand work. Survivors include her husband, Robert W. Buzzard, whom she married July 29, 1950, 4 children: Janice Lea (James) Wojcik,...
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Robert Shaw

April 20, 1938 - September 22, 2017

Robert Lee Shaw, age 79 years, passed away Friday afternoon, September 22, 2017 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey. He was born in Clare, Michigan on April 20, 1938, the son of the late Hector and Dorothy (Sickles) Shaw. On June 22, 1957 he married Janith Kay Davison and after 60 years together she survives him. Bob was a US Army veteran. He was a residential builder and was...
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David L. Carter

September 16, 2017

David LeRoy Carter was born in Saginaw, MI on January 11, 1948 to Donald and Mary (Smith) Carter. He passed away at the Cartwright Center, Saginaw on September 16, 2017. Survivors include 7 children: Kevin (Kit) Carter, Jamie(Pat) Curtis, Sharon Carter, Kim (Ken) Wilson, Kelly (Clinton) Hart, Ashley (Gary) Montney and David Carter, 20 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and a brother Paul ...
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Terry Ann Wilson

November 21, 1963 - September 11, 2017

Terry Ann Wilson, age 53 years, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born on November 21, 1963 in Fairmont, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Donald and Hazel (Trickett) Wilson. Surviving family include her children, Tyra (O'Mara) and husband Jason Leach and Daniel O'Mara; grandchildren, Kaitlin Peck, Camren Leach and Daniel O'Mara II; nieces and...
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Gregory E. Bloch

December 18, 1955 - September 11, 2017

Gregory Edward Bloch, age 61 years, passed away Monday evening at McLaren Bay Region. He was born on December 18, 1955 in Bay City, the son of Leonard and Frances (Czerwinski) Bloch. Gregg retired from General Motors Powertrain in Toledo, Ohio. Surviving family include his mother, Frances; children, Alan (Alyshea) Bloch, Carla (Devon) Roe and Tyler Bloch; two grandchildren; sisters, Janet ...
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Henry Miller

September 5, 1928 - September 10, 2017

Henry Miller Jr., husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, hunter of deer and ducks, catcher of fish, golfer with 2 holes-in-one, bowler, softball pitcher, cut-throat card player, Michigan Bell retiree, basketball and football referee, story teller, gardener, World War II veteran and collector of way too many things, passed away September 10, 2017 just 5 days after his 89th birthday. He...
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Scott M. Rosenberg

September 5, 2017

Scott Matthew Rosenberg was born in Bay City, MI on July 10, 1965. He passed away September 5, 2017 in Essexville, MI. Scott was a graduate of Garber High School where he was on the golf team and was a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management. He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Scott was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is survived...
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Ella A. Schroeder

August 31, 2017

Ella was born in Bay City, MI on June 29, 1921 to the late Herman and Florentine (Timm) Schroeder. She passed away in Essexville, MI on August 31, 2017. She was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. Funeral and committal service will be Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. The Rev. Richard D. Starr will officiate. Private burial will be at Floral Gardens...
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Earl R. Soule

November 14, 1945 - August 26, 2017

Earl Richard Soule, 71 years, passed away Saturday morning, August 26, 2017 at his residence. He was born on November 14, 1945 in Saginaw, Michigan the son of the late James and Nellie (Howey) Soule. On October 18, 1974 he married Ruthie Arnold and she survives him. Earl was the bartender at the DAV Bay City Chapter 9 for many years. He also was an umpire at Southwest Little League for 28...
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Katharine Linton

August 25, 2017

Katharine Linton, age 100, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, August 25, 2017 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri on April 23, 1917, the daughter of the late Phillip and Margaretha (Phillips) Geisz. Katharine moved as a young girl to Pigeon, Michigan and grew up on a farm before moving to Bay City. On December 6, 1937 she married Frederick Linton and after...
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Priscilla L. Reitler

December 23, 1921 - August 20, 2017

Priscilla Lou Reitler was born in Bay City, MI on December 23, 1921 to the late Carl J. and Esther S. Eichhorn. She passed away at the Carriage House of Bay City on August 20, 2017. She graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1940 and from Saginaw General Hospital Nursing School in 1943. She was employed at Saginaw General Hospital from 1943 to 1966 and at General Motors Grey Iron...
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Oziel Katsikas

August 8, 2017

Oziel Rose Katsikas, age 100 years, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, August 8, 2017 at Sunrise of Bloomfield Hills. She was born on July 12, 1917 in Bay City, Michigan the daughter of the late Arthur and Marie (Reschke) LeVasseur. On August 2, 1945 she was united in marriage to Joseph P. Katsikas and after nearly 60 years together he preceded her in death on February 3, 2005. Oziel was...
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Linda L. Wheeler

August 4, 2017

Linda L. Wheeler was born in Bay City, MI on May 14, 1941 to Frederick E. and Katharine (Geisz) Linton. She passed away in Bay City on August 4, 2017. She loved baking, cooking, camping and ceramics. She was a devoted Elvis fan. She is survived by her husband Michael Wheeler, 3 children: Frederick (Lori) Burke, Vicki Parker and Michael Wayne Wheeler Jr., 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren...
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Edna Y. Brown

August 3, 2017

Mrs. Brown, age 95 years, passed away August 3, 2017. She was born in Bay City, MI on June 12, 1922 to Kathryn (Corliss) and Volney R. Young. Edna was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She was active in the Bay City Players for many years, where she had served as an actor, a volunteer, and a member of the Board of Directors. She was an original member of the Aqua Marines...
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Ardath M. Timm

August 2, 2017

Ardath Maxine (LaBerge) Timm 92, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2017. Born in East Tawas, Michigan on November 20, 1924, the daughter of the late James and Bess LaBerge. She graduated valedictorian from East Tawas High School in 1942 and Magna Cum Laude from Hillsdale College 1946 where she was affiliated with Kappa Kappa Gamma along with Sigma Alpha Epsilon. She is listed in Who's Who of...
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Barbara Lee Meyer

July 21, 1948 - July 21, 2017

Barbara Lee Meyer, age 69 years, passed away surrounded by family on July 21, 2017. She was born in Bay City, Michigan on July 21, 1948. Barbara was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and had served as a nursing aide in nursing homes. On September 23, 1967, she married Frederick P. Meyer and he survives her. She also leaves her children: Frederick P. (Regina) Meyer, Jr., Kimberly A. (Kevin)...
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Ruth A. Miller

October 3, 1925 - July 18, 2017

Ruth Alberta Miller was born in Bay City, MI on October 3, 1925 to the late Albert J. and Gertrude L. (Schauer) Miller. She passed away at McLaren Bay Special Care on July 18, 2017. Ruth was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She retired from the Bay City Chevrolet plant in 1981. She is survived by her brother Manning A. Miller, her niece Kim (Rick) Gerard, her nephew Kevin (Jan) Miller, a...
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Stephen M. Wirt

March 9, 1947 - July 16, 2017

Stephen Mark Wirt passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017, with his loving family by his side. Steve was born in Bay City, Michigan, on March 9, 1947, to Alice and Jack Wirt, who preceded him in death. Steve earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business from Eastern Michigan University. It was there that he met and married Dena Jaffe. They raised two boys: Matthew Aaron Wirt, who...
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Thomas D. Schnell

April 26, 1930 - July 15, 2017

Thomas Donald Schnell was born in Bay City, MI on April 26, 1930 to the late John W. and Alma (Oswald) Schnell. He passed away in Essexville, MI on July 15, 2017. He attended Northbay Activities Center. He is survived by a sister Alda Libbey and several nieces and nephews as well as a close friend Robert Rausch and his longtime care provider William VanHaaren. Funeral and committal service...
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Margaret E. Obertein

November 22, 1920 - July 4, 2017

Margaret Emma Obertein was born in Merritt Township, MI on November 22, 1920 to the late Henry and Meta (Ahrens) Bublitz. She passed away July 4, 2017 in Bay City, MI. Margaret was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. She retired from General Motors Saginaw Manufacturing plant. Her husband, John A. Obertein, preceded her in death. Survivors include her three children: Janice (Clinton)...
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Elmer F. Gerish

June 29, 2017

Elmer Frank Gerish was born in Bay City, MI on December 28, 1921 to the late Frank and Lydia (Schnell) Gerish. He passed away at Huron Woods Nursing Home on June 29, 2017 to join his wife on which would have been their seventy-first anniversary. Elmer served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of V.F.W. Post 6950 in Kawkawlin. He was a member of the North Euclid Church of...
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Patricia "Patti" Babiarz

August 17, 1939 - June 27, 2017

Patricia Lucille Babiarz, age 77 years, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday evening, June 27, 2017 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born in Bay City on August 17, 1939 the daughter of the late Lawrence and Anna (Owczarzak) Szczepanski. Patti graduated from St. Stanislaus High School in 1957. On October 1, 1966 she and John R. Babiarz were united in...
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Judith I. Young

February 19, 1938 - June 15, 2017

Judith Icyle Young, age 79 years, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, June 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born on February 19, 1938 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Thomas and Viola (Deardean) Atwood. On July 18, 1959 Judith was united in marriage to Larry W. Young, and after 56 years together he preceded her in death on October 26, 2015. Surviving family include her daughters,...
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Robert Allen McKinley

March 3, 1926 - June 14, 2017

Bob McKinley, age 91, died at Cartwright Hospice. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place. Bob was born in Bay City, the son of Frank and Amelia (Webster) McKinley. He graduated in 1944 from Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA and from Princeton University in 1950. While at Princeton he belonged to the acapella singing group the Nassoons. He served in the US Army during WWII in France and...
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Winifred "Wini" Burns

April 6, 1923 - June 11, 2017

Winifred "Wini" Burns, age 94 years, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Carriage House of Bay City. She was born on April 6, 1923 in Utica, New York, the daughter of the late Daniel and Jane (Williams) Jones. On May 29, 1950 she was united in marriage to Clifton E. Burns and after 48 years together he preceded her in death on December 6, 1998. Left to cherish her memory are two children;...
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Edna C. Schoof

June 20, 1927 - June 10, 2017

Edna Cecelia Schoof (nee, Schillair) passed away in the late hours of Saturday, June 10, 2017, surrounded by her family. She almost made it to her 90th birthday, June 20th. Edna's wishes were to be cremated and laid to rest with her husband Orville H.H. Schoof, whom preceded her in death on April 11, 2000. No memorial will be held. Any remembrances should be directed to Southern Care Hospice...
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Darlene Louise Gower

November 17, 1939 - June 8, 2017

Darlene Louise Gower, age 77 years, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born in Bay City on November 17, 1939 to the late John and Ada (Girard) Gower. Dar was an incredibly loving and giving person. She was always trying to do things for other people and loved to tell stories. Dar was employed for many years in the photo department at the Wal Mart in Bay City. ...
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Ruth E. Neal

September 12, 1922 - June 5, 2017

Ruth Ellen Neal, age 94 years, passed away peacefully Monday, June 05, 2017 at Healthsource of Saginaw. She was born on September 12, 1922 in Bay City, the daughter of the late Ralph and Hazel (Cornelius) Bradley. Ruth was united in marriage to Walter E. Neal, Sr. on November 7, 1941 and after more than 52 years together he preceded her in death on May 5, 1994. Ruth retired from Bay Medical...
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Joyce L. Tinglan

February 6, 1926 - May 31, 2017

Joyce Louise Tinglan was born in Vassar, MI on February 6, 1926 to the late Arthur B. and Relva Beal (Lennox) Bates. She passed away on May 31, 2017 at The Carriage House of Bay City. Joyce was an active member of the Fremont Ave. United Methodist Church (Grace United Methodist Church). She worked at the Bay County Council of Churches and later for the Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District...
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David Kenneth Leavitt

January 29, 1976 - May 30, 2017

David (Davy) passed away suddenly on May 30, 2017. He was born in Bay City on January 29, 1976 to David K. Leavitt and Diana L. Pockrandt. A lifelong resident of Bay City, he was employed at Michigan Sugar for 10 years. In his youth, he spent a lot of time at the family cabin, at Warbler's Hide Away in Grayling, Michigan. Many memories were made during family gatherings at the cabin. David...
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Edward W. Kleinke

July 14, 1931 - May 27, 2017

Edward William Kleinke, age 85 years, passed away at his home on May 27, 2017. He was born in Bay City on July 14, 1931 to the late Edward H. and Margaret R. (Jereau) Kleinke. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean Conflict and retired from Bay City Chevrolet. Edward was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and U.A.W. #362. On November 24, 1951, he married the...
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Loretta Lewandowski

May 26, 2017

Loretta Sally Lewandowski was born in Bay City, MI on May 14, 1939 to the late Ernest and Laura (Rivard) Machelski. She passed away May 26, 2017 at Toni and Trish House, Fisherville, MI. Loretta enjoyed cooking, baking, flowers and gardening. She loved her family and was a loving, caring person whose hugs could take your breath away. She married James L. Lewandowski on October 17, 1959 and...
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Ruth A. Claes

August 4, 1924 - May 22, 2017

Ruth was born on August 4, 1924 on a farm near Munger, MI to Ralph and Delia Markel. She passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017. Ruth was the third of eight children, having three brothers and four sisters. Ruth attended St. Norbert's for grades 1-3. For grades 3-8, she attended the Whatchair one room school. She attended Central High School for grades 9-12 and went on to attend Mercy Central...
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Daishelle Lyn Richards

August 13, 1995 - May 15, 2017

Daishelle Lyn Richards, age 21 years, passed away on May 15, 2017. She was born in Bay City on August 13, 1995. Daishelle was employed by the Dollar Tree and was a member of the Valley Aero Club. She very much enjoyed music and loved to draw. She is survived by her children: Jaxson and Delaynia Richards, her mother, Jessica Marie Richards, her father, Grant (Jennifer) Howell, Jr., her...
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Marjorie Ann Fletcher

April 12, 1933 - May 15, 2017

Marjorie Ann Fletcher passed away on May 15, 2017 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. She was born in Whittemore, Michigan on April 12, 1933 to the late Dr. Earl Andrew and Mildred (Albertson) Hasty. Marjorie was a graduate of Michigan State University and was a Spartan fan. She loved cooking and gardening and was a Past President of the Bay City Garden Club. She had served as a Co...
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Ronald E. Potter

November 28, 1945 - April 30, 2017

POTTER, Ronald E. Freeland, Michigan Formerly of Essexville Ronald Edward Potter, age 71 years, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Stone Crest Assisted Living in Freeland. He was born on November 28, 1945 in Bay City, the son of the late Selwyn L. and Ruth L. (Roedel) Potter. Ron served in the US Army during Vietnam. He resided in Seattle, Washington for many years before returning...
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Dorothy M. Neumann

April 29, 2017

Dorothy M. Neumann, our loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away April 29, 2017. She was born April 2, 1943. She retired from Bay Metro Transit where she was the dispatcher for the Dial-A.-Ride. She was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Essexville. Dorothy enjoyed going to the casino, gardening and crafts. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. ...
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Charles M. Naylor

March 18, 1926 - April 26, 2017

Charles M. Naylor of Bay City, Michigan, age 91, passed away on April 26, 2017. He was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 18, 1926. He attended Cranbrook, Bay City Junior College and was an Army Air Force Veteran tower operator of World War II in New Caldonia. He retired after a combined 34 years in the insurance business with Michigan Mutual Insurance Co. and Saginaw Bay Underwriters. He...
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Carole Ann Stitcher

September 20, 1940 - April 24, 2017

Carole Ann Stitcher, 76, passed into Jesus's healing hands on April 24, 2017 where she joins her parents, Ray and Virginia Stitcher, who predeceased her. She was born in Bay City, MI on September 20, 1940. Carol lived at the Candlestick Lane facility where she was called, "Stitch" and loving and affectionately cared for, for 31 years. Her family of Staff and housemates there will miss her...
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John Lee Stevens

April 20, 2017

John Lee Stevens was born in Danville, IL on April 16, 1933 to the late Darrell Lee and Erma Fawn (Havercamp) Stevens. He passed away at Healthsource Saginaw on April 20, 2017. John served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired from General Motors where he was an electrician. John was a member of Joppa Lodge No. 315, F. & A.M., the Scottish Rite Bodies-Valley of Bay City and the...
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Pearl Lydia Reichle

February 22, 1914 - April 19, 2017

Mrs. Reichle, age 103 years, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Bay County Medical Care Facility. She was born in Bay City on February 22, 1914 to the late Charles and Alma (Engelhardt) Bublitz. She was a lifelong member of Bethel Ev. Lutheran Church and was an honorary member of its Ladies Aid. Pearl very much enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers as well as fishing. She...
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Alice M. Lillo

October 30, 1930 - April 17, 2017

Mrs. Lillo, age 86 years, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. She was born on October 30, 1930 in Monitor Township to the Late Martin and Christina (Reinhardt) Appold. She was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Alice was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time with her family, as well as volunteering for many organizations. On November 1, 1957, she...
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Katherine M. Borrello

April 9, 2017

Katherine Mary Borrello was born in Highland Park, MI on October 3, 1942 to the late Edmond H. and Mary Jane (McGowan) Borgioli. She passed away April 9, 2017 at McLaren Bay Special Care. She was a very active member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She graduated from Bay City Central High School, and attended Bay City Junior College, Delta College and Central Michigan University. At Delta...
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Rylee Ann Jebb

July 18, 2014 - April 9, 2017

Rylee Ann Jebb was born in Bay City, MI on July 18, 2014 and passed away at Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI on April 9, 2017. She is survived by her father Ryan M. Jebb, 2 sisters: Kaydence Cater and Josalynn Ballard, a brother Ronnie Cater, grandparents: Terry Jebb, Jim and Barb Watson, a special cousins Emma Dushan and Cali Lee. She was preceded in death by her mother Emily Watson...
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Bertha McGiness

May 25, 1918 - April 7, 2017

Bertha McGiness, age 98 years, passed away peacefully Friday, April 7, 2017 at King's Daughters Home in Midland. She was called to her eternal home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bertha was born on May 25, 1918 in Ft. Collins, Colorado, the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Engelmann) Bangert. On June 25, 1949 she was united in marriage to James McGiness and on November 21, 1964...
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Dorothea Emma Hayward

June 15, 1924 - April 6, 2017

Dorothea Emma Hayward, age 92 years, passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born in Munger, Michigan on June 15, 1924 to the late William and Emma (Gollin) Hopp. She was currently a member of Trinity St. James Lutheran Church in Munger, its Ladies Aid and Missionary League. She married Howard Hayward on February 12, 1949 at St. James Lutheran Church in...
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Janet J. Faustin

August 11, 1945 - April 5, 2017

Janet Jean Faustin, age 71 years, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region, after a long battle with breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis. She was born in Bay City on August 11, 1945, the daughter of the late Raymond and Estelle Bates. Janet was an active member of the First Pentecostal Church, where she played the organ, piano and accordion during many church...
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Diana Rose Roberts

July 5, 1942 - March 28, 2017

Diana Rose Roberts, age 74 years, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Center in Saginaw. She was born in Bay City, Michigan on July 5, 1942 to the late Dayton and Virginia Patterson. She is survived by 3 children: Penny Anthony, Kevin Chevalier and Kenneth Roberts, her grandchildren: Dayton, Dylan and Dustin Chevalier, Christopher Anthony and Laura Jean Haney, as...
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Marjoray Lynn Buerkel

December 13, 1945 - March 27, 2017

Marjoray Lynn (Frank) Buerkel of Bay City, Michigan passed away on March 27, 2017. She was born December 13, 1945 and married Fred Allen Buerkel on January, 17, 1964. She has four daughters Deborah (Richard) Nivison, Sherri Buerkel Hilliker, Amy (James) Brink and Heather (Timothy) Garrison. Also surviving is a sister Norine Treadway and 9 grandchildren Nicole Hilliker, Jessica Hilliker, Hunter...
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Dawn Margery Woolwine

March 27, 2017

Dawn M. Tilley was born in Bay City, MI on August 31, 1969 to Donald A. and Judy (Preston) Tilley. She passed away March 27, 2017 at Stonegate Health Campus in Lapeer, MI. She was employed as a recruiter at Mott College and formerly at Kettering University and Davenport University. Dawn is survived by her husband Kenneth E. Woolwine, 3 sons: John (Angela) Tilley, Nicholas Bartlett and...
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James Vincent McPhee

June 1, 1948 - March 26, 2017

James Vincent McPhee, age 68 years, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Cartwright Center in Saginaw after a lengthy illness. He was born in Petoskey, Michigan on June 1, 1948. Jim served in the United States Army during the Vietnam war and was stationed in South Korea. He was a master craftsman and problem solver. The more challenging the project, the better. He was a gifted...
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Sybil London

March 25, 2017

Sybil L. London passed away on March 25, 2017 at 97 years old. She was born February 14, 1920 in Bay City, MI to Fannie and Samuel Werbelow. She was a graduate of Bay City Central High School in 1937 and Bay City Junior College 1939. She was active in Hadassah in Saginaw and Bay City. She was a devoted mother and wife. She loved family gatherings, golf and dancing. She was a long time...
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Darwin James Klopf

October 1, 1947 - March 22, 2017

Mr. Darwin James Klopf was born on October 1, 1947 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Edward and Erna (Schultz) Klopf. He passed away on March 22, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. His wife Paula L. Klopf preceded his death on August 31, 2012. Darwin served his country in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1969. He was retired from Consumers Energy. He is survived by three sons: Scott (Sarah),...
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Mary Mildred Loree

March 21, 2017

Mary Mildred Loree was born in Mt. Forest, Ontario, Canada on January 5, 1922 to the late James Grier and Mary Pearl (Johnson) Harper. She passed away March 21, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and volunteered at Bay Regional Medical Center (McLaren Bay Region) for 20 years. She was avid bridge player and a constant reader of books. She worked for...
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Loretta L. Sidelinker

January 23, 1968 - March 20, 2017

Loretta Linn Sidelinker, age 49 years, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 20, 2017. She was born on January 23, 1968 in Hazel Park, Michigan, the daughter of the late Gerald Sidelinker and Charlotte Niazy (Linton). Loretta was enrolled in the Stepping Stones program, where she participated in activities throughout Lapeer. She was a social butterfly who loved being around family and friends...
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Patricia P. Perry

March 19, 2017

Patricia P. Perry was born in Bay City, MI on November 16, 1917 to the late Winfield and Marian (Buck) Pearsall. She passed away March 19, 2017 at McLaren Bay Region. Her husband, Earl J. Perry, preceded her in death on September 11, 2008. Pat was a member of All Saints Parish (Church of St. Boniface). She graduated from Michigan State University. For many years she sold Doncaster and Najla...
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Marlene A. Peckham

March 14, 2017

Marlene Anne Peckham was born in Bay City, MI on November 20, 1940. She passed away in Bay City, MI on March 14, 2017. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter Karen Peckham, her son Kevin (Pam) Peckham and their children: Joey, Chad, Melissa and Nicholas, her twin brother Melvin Bicknell, her sister Bonnie Greenhoe, other siblings, a cousin Dorothy...
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Edward Thomas Roby

May 20, 1933 - March 5, 2017

Edward Thomas Roby, age 83 years, passed away on March 5, 2017 at his home. He is now reunited with his soul mate, Marguerite G. Roby by whom he was preceded in death on June 23, 2015. They were united in marriage on March 21, 1953. Edward was born in Bay City on May 20, 1933 to the late Floyd and Edith (Walton) Roby. He served in the United States Army Corp of Engineers during the Korean...
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Joel H. Vaughan

March 4, 2017

Joel Herbert Vaughan was born in Watertown, NY on September 23, 1962. He passed away March 4, 2017. He is survived by his father and step-mother Herbert N. Vaughan and Debbie Schultz and 2 brothers: Bill and Geoff Schultz. He was preceded in death by his mother Judith Vaughan and a sister Susan Vaughan and grandparents Herbert and Pearl Vaughan. The Funeral Liturgy will be Tuesday, March 14,...
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Marilyn Joyce Greenwood

July 14, 1930 - March 2, 2017

Marilyn Joyce Greenwood, age 86 years, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 with her children by her side. She was born in Bay City, Michigan on July 14, 1930 to the late Henry and Lorraine (White) Layle. Marilyn very much enjoyed being a great mother to her children and loved to watch sports. On May 28, 1951, she married Gerald G. Greenwood and he preceded her in death on April 28, 2000. ...
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Edna L. Buzzard

June 27, 1939 - February 24, 2017

Edna L. Buzzard passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at Bay County Medical Care Facility. The daughter of the late Florence (Ernest) Marquardt and Glenn Middleton was born on June 27, 1939 in Bay City. On October 12, 1957, Edna married the love of her life, Lyle Buzzard and he preceded her in death in 2014, as well as her sister Roberta Decatur. She was a member of South Baptist Church and...
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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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John L. Pelletier

August 28, 1927 - February 17, 2017

John Louis Pelletier, age 89 years, passed away February 17, 2017 at the Bay Medical Care Facility. He was born on August 25, 1927 in Bay City, the son of the late Nelson and Leona Pelletier. John was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy. He was also a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 7. Surviving family include his special companion, Ann Owen; children, Bruce (Gwen) Pelletier...
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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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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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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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