Obituaries

Anna O'Leary

posted by Angela Sielinski

Anna M.  O'Leary

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Saginaw Senior Care and Rehab Center. She was 91 years old. Anna M. Lundquist was a triplet born January 13, 1927 in Grand Marais, MI to the late Alfred and Mabel F. (Hatfield) Lundquist. Ann came to Saginaw when she was 26 years old. She married Robert O’Leary on December 5, 1975 in Saginaw, Michigan, he preceded her in death on November 4, 1999. Ann was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Ann was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed working on puzzle books and loved watching the Detroit Tigers play. Ann also enjoyed many forms of entertainment. 

Ann is survived by her daughter, Josephine Nyman; grandson, William (fiancée Michelle Lemuel) Nyman; great-grandson, Chase Nyman; special friend, Frank Sternett and many nieces and nephews. 

Ann was preceded in death by her siblings: Frank, Bess, Glady and Al.

FUNERAL: A Funeral Liturgy for Anna will be held at 10:00 a.m., December 19, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. 

VISITATION: Family and friends will gather at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on December 18, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A Vigil will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Deisler Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial contribution to the wishes of the family. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com
 

Ronald Swanson

posted Dec 8, 2018, 11:28 AM by Angela Sielinski

Ronald Philip Swanson

Ronald Philip Swanson
Saginaw, Michigan
Passed away December 2, 2018. Age 54 years.
The son of the Nancy Katherine (Nass) and the late Robert Andrew Swanson was born July 3, 1964 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was of the Catholic Faith. He loved music and had played in a band. He enjoyed his motorcycle, sports and was an avid Detroit Tigers and Lions fan.
Surviving besides his mother, Nancy, are two daughters, Amber Swanson, Wixom, Michigan; Nicole and Amber Lynn Swanson, Bay City, MI; a sister, Cheryl and Dan Baudoux, Freeland, Michigan; two brothers, Gary and Richard Swanson, Holiday, Florida.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Rev. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Friends may call at the Church from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the funeral liturgy. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Diabetes Association. www.casefuneralhome.com

Carol Sue Reid

posted Nov 27, 2018, 6:21 AM by Angela Sielinski

Carol Sue Reid

Loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away Thursday, November 22, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Age 71 years. Daughter of the late Leo and Geraldine (Gast) Franz, Carol was born August 9, 1947 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Timothy L. Reid on June 10, 1967. He survives her. Carol was a past member of St. Stephen Catholic Church and Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She was a room mother for her children in the Swan Valley School System. She enjoyed ceramics and time with her family at Wixom Lake. Carol had a way with words and brought laughter to everyone she met. She had a sparkle in her green eyes that lit up a room.

Surviving besides her husband Tim are one daughter and two sons, Jennifer Ann Norfleet, Saginaw; Jeff Leo Reid, Saginaw; Mark Lee and Sarah Reid, Saginaw; four grandchildren, Cody Norfleet, Chance Levi, Timothy and Andrew Reid; her brother, David and Mary Franz, Freeland; a sister-in-law, Carol and Chet Fobear, Saginaw; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit at the Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
 

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Mary Katherine Willson

posted Nov 12, 2018, 11:27 AM by Angela Sielinski

Mary Katherine Willson

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at St. Francis Home after a lengthy illness. Age 77 years. The daughter of the late Lawrence and Alfreida (Gaertner) Jarabeck was born on October 25, 1941 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Darrell Willson February 27, 1960. He predeceased her on January 3, 2004. Mary was a graduate of Arthur Hill High School. She spent her entire career in the banking industry, working at First State Bank and retiring from Chase Bank. She and her husband were longtime members of St. Agnes Parish in Freeland, Michigan and belonged to Holy Spirit Parish in her later years. Mary loved spending time in St. Helen during her sons’ formative years.
Surviving are four sons, Mark Willson, Newberry; Michael Willson, Midland; Robert Willson (Debra) Houghton Lake; and Daniel Willson (Lisa), South Lyon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother and six sisters, Lawrence (Shirley) Jarabeck, Jeanne Kade, Margaret Hagerl, Donna Beador, Sharon (Mike) Iler, Karen (Randy) Wurtzel and Alice (Patrick) Wurtzel; many nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law, Jacqueline Jarabeck. She was predeceased by a brother, Robert Jarabeck, Sr., and one grandson, Robert Willson.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Merrill Fields and St. Francis Home for their loving and compassionate care.
Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2018 at Holy Spirit Parish, 1035 N. River Rd. in Saginaw, Michigan. Father Peter Gaspeny will officiate with burial taking place at St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church where the family will be present from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral liturgy. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Parish or St. Francis Home.

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Sally A. Hagen

posted Nov 7, 2018, 5:31 AM by Angela Sielinski

Sally A. Hagen

Sally Ann (Crampton) Hagen passed away peacefully November 5, 2018 at her home. Sally was born September 7, 1936 in Saginaw, the daughter of Leo and Hazel (Keenan) Crampton. On May 12, 1956, Sally married Paul E. Hagen, who survives her. Sally worked at Swan Valley Schools for many years. She enjoyed traveling, baking, reading, and going up north to their cottage. As a devout Catholic, she was a longtime member of Holy Spirit Parish in Saginaw. Sally’s faith was especially important to her and she lived true to this daily through showing care and compassion to those who surrounded her. Most important to Sally was her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Sally is survived by her husband, Paul E. Hagen; children: Colleen (Jim) Richmond, Nanette (Jim) Jozwiak, and Paul (Terri) Hagen; grandchildren: Matthew (Kelly), Daniel, Megan (Michael), Hannah, Jordan, Jane, Josh, Spencer, and Andrew; brother: Daniel Crampton; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Sally was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter: Mary Lynn Hagen, sister: Bonnie Miller; brothers: James Crampton, Richard Crampton, and Herbert Crampton. 
VISITATION: Friends and family are welcome to gather at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 2:00 to 7:00 PM with a Rosary at 6:30 PM. Visitation will continue on Monday at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass. 
FUNERAL: A funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw. Sally will be laid to rest in St. Andrew Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Holy Spirit Catholic Church will be appreciated. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com
 

Jean Ann Mazur

posted Nov 5, 2018, 11:41 AM by Angela Sielinski

Jean Ann Mazur

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Covenant HealthCare – Harrison, surrounded by her family. She was 88 years old. Jean Ann Farmer was born October 6, 1930 in Saginaw to the late Fredrick and Margaret (Horgan) Farmer. She married Chester F. Mazur on June 7, 1947. He preceded her in death on February 26, 1988. Jean was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, were she loved to volunteer. Jean enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, gardening, knitting and crocheting. 
She is survived by her children: Catherine (Gary) Giessel and Patricia (Andrew) Peters; daughter-in-law, Rose Mazur; grandchildren: David Mazur Jr., Marc Mazur, Maria (Aaron) Conforto, Lisa Penning, Jeffrey (Karen) Giessel, Kelly (Chris) McFadden and Christopher (Michelle) Peters; great grandchildren: Rose and Demi Mazur, Jacob and Justin Conforto, Aaron Penning, Adalynn and Brayden Giessel, Connor and Kassidy McFadden; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. 
Jean was preceded in death by her son, David M. Mazur; great granddaughter: Lorelei Peters; siblings: Fred Farmer and Virginia Claus.
FUNERAL: A funeral liturgy for Jean will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspney will officiate with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
VISITATION: Friends and family are welcome to gather at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Jean will lie in state at the church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to American Lung Association. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com
 

John F. Egloff

posted Nov 1, 2018, 5:21 AM by Angela Sielinski

John  F.  Egloff

Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Age 90 years. Son of the late Lawrence and Jane (Shafer) Egloff, John was born October 7, 1928 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Irene Marie Patnick on June 10, 1950. She predeceased him October 28, 2013. John served in the U.S. Marine Corp. during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post #439. He was owner of Egloff Real Estate. John served three terms as President of Saginaw Board of Realtors, and chairman of Saginaw Township Planning Commission. He receive Realtor Emeritus designation after 50 years of service from the National Association of Realtors, and past member of the Local National Board of Realtors. He was also a member of the Fordney Club, Knights of Columbus Council #4232, Saginaw Country Club for over 40 years, and the Germania Club. John loved golfing, playing Gin Rummy, fishing trips with his sons and especially spending time with his family.
Surviving to cherish his memory are three daughters and three sons, John (Cindy) Egloff, Carmel, Indiana; Rick (Virginia) Egloff, Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Janice Collison, Saginaw; Jim (Keyla) Egloff, Driftwood, Texas; Sandy (Bob) Williamson, Traverse City; Sue (Matt) Ronayne, Farmington Hills; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many good friends. John was preceded in death by his grandson, Joshua Egloff and his brother, Edward Egloff.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with Military Honors conducted by American Legion Post #439. Honoring Mr. Egloff’s wishes cremation will follow with private burial of cremains in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church where the family will be present on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Catholic Church or American Legion Post #439.
 

Dolores R. Meleski

posted Oct 30, 2018, 5:12 AM by Angela Sielinski

Dolores R. Meleski

Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend passed away Monday, October 29, 2018. Daughter of the late Frank and Tillie (Martek) Covaleski, Dolores was born in Bay City, Michigan. She was married to Leonard A. Meleski, her loving husband of 59 years at St. Stanislaus Kostra Church. He survives her. Dolores was a spirited person who always had a ready smile, liked a good time with lots of laughter and had a quick wit. Dolores was employed as a Bell Telephone operator, a sales person of Avon Cosmetics, a Beeline Fashion design clothing representative, a salesperson of the World Book Encyclopedia, a switchboard operator at St. Lukes Hospital and retired as a banker from Second National Bank (Citizens Bank). Dolores was a 51 year member of Holy Spirit Parish in Saginaw where she was elected to the first Parish Council after Vatican II. She also served as a Religious Education Teacher and was one of the first women liturgical lectors. After retirement, Dolores enjoyed motor homing across the country in the winter visiting her children and their families in Georgia and California and social friends in Louisiana, Texas and Arizona. She also liked spending summers camping at Silver Lake in Traverse City and enjoying the surrounding area, especially the annual Polka Mass in the village of Cedar. A highlight of one of her first early travels was being chosen as a contestant for the NBC-TV Show, “Eye Guess”, in New York City hosted by Bill Cullen. She went on to win the show and prizes which included a trip to Spain. Back home and also while traveling, Dolores loved celebrating life, cooking huge and delicious meals for her five children and their families. Caring for her flower beds and reading downloaded books on her Kindle were added moments of joy.
Surviving besides her husband Leonard are three daughters and two sons, Linda and Brian Wolpert; Kevin and Katherine (Kost) Meleski and their children, Mitchell, Luke and Kendall; Denise McBroom and her sons, Austin, Garrett and Hunter; Jeannine and Jerry Loy and their sons, Justin and Jerett; Kip and Miranda (Skula) Meleski and their children, Cal and Alaina; her sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Cliff Fick; a sister-in-law, Nancy Meleski; many nieces and nephews. Dolores was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Mary Jane (Urban) Covaleski; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Casimir and Victoria (Kasprzyk) Meleski and brother-in-law, Larry Meleski. 
Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 5, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 and on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Parish or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 

Kathleen Gould

posted Oct 30, 2018, 5:09 AM by Angela Sielinski

Kathleen  Gould

Passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at St. Francis Home, at the age of 90 years. Kathleen was born September 28, 1928 to the late Henry and Gertrude (Foye) Martin in Hemlock. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Kathleen was an avid Michigan sports teams supporter, especially of the Detroit Tigers. 

Surviving her are her children; Mary (Randy) Emeott, Sue (John) Nelson, Bonnie (Joe) Murin, Tim (Jennifer) Chambers, Tricia (Bill) Michael and John (Chris) Chambers; grandchildren; Craig, Jill, Christopher, Patrick (Monica), Katie (Brandon), Amanda (Travis), Sam, Sydnie, Jordan, Jacob and Joshua; great-grandchildren; Zachary, Haley, Ava, Liam, Briella, Elliana, Cameron and Raegan; sisters; Jane Bradley, Janice Sanders, Grace (Roger) Abdella and Rosalie (Paul) Petricevic; a sister-in-law; Barbara Martin; and many nieces and nephews. 

Kathleen was predeceased by her husband; Harold Gould; a grandson; Ronny Chambers; and her siblings; Mary Whitson, Helen Lutes, Lowell Martin and infant brother James Martin. 

Kathleen’s family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and St. Francis Home for their wonderful care they gave their mother. 

Funeral liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 2, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw 48609, Rev. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Heartland Hospice or St. Francis Home. www.casefuneralhome.com

James Peter Jesselaitis

posted Oct 26, 2018, 4:07 PM by Angela Sielinski   [ updated Oct 30, 2018, 5:19 AM ]

James Peter Jesselaitis

James Peter Jesselaitis
Hemlock, Michigan
It is with great sadness that the family of James (Jim) Peter Jesselaitis announces his passing as a result of injuries from an auto accident, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at the age of 43.
Jim was born on May 9, 1975. He graduated from Swan Valley High School in 1993, and continued his education at Delta College and Eastern Michigan University. For the past 21 years he worked as a Millwright at General Motors (recently in Lansing) and formerly as an Ergonomics technician at Nexteer Steering Solutions. He was involved in UAW International training for unions. Jim truly lived life to the fullest and loved lending a helping hand and kindness to others. His extensive history of volunteerism over his young life is a testament to his commitment to serve others even through his own battle and recovery from cancer a year ago. He was proud to serve as a volunteer fireman with the Saginaw Township Fire Department for 5 years, and currently with the Richland Township Fire Department since 2012. Jim was an active member of the UAW Local 699 as a board member, past board chair, secretary & treasurer and UAW Local 652 as well as, the UAW International. He was involved in numerous local union functions and activities. Jim was also a past board member for the United Way of Saginaw County. He spent countless hours helping to organize fundraisers, lead community programs, and participate in events and activities through the United Way, Salvation Army, MDA (lock up program), Relay For Life, UAW Union holiday activities, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, and Toys for Tots. He also helped organize the “Pins for People” Bowl-a-thon to raise money for the less fortunate in the Tri-City area around the holidays. He earned many special awards and certificates for his accomplishments, including the Walter Campbell Community Services Award.

Jim was a devoted father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. Jim is survived by his beloved daughter, Brielle (her mother Christine Jesselaitis), his parents Tom and Karen S. Jesselaitis, sisters, Julie (Brett) Steele, Karen (Sherry Whaley) Jesselaitis, and brother Joseph Jesselaitis (Sandra Ewald, fiancé). Also, a special nephew and niece, Thomas P. Jesselaitis (Alyssa Strauss, fiancé) and Nicole Steele (Kyle Lash, boyfriend). Jim will also be fondly remembered by his aunts and uncles, Joan McCullagh, Patricia Freedman, Nancy Ureche, John and Mary Lou Dudock, and Joseph and Beverly Jesselaitis, and many cousins and close friends. 

Jim was an outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time at his cabin, boating, fishing, hunting, scuba diving, traveling, volunteering, riding his Harley Davidson, and spending time with family and friends. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and all who knew him. 

The funeral liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2018, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Saginaw. Rev. Peter Gaspeny will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit with family at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Rd. from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday where the Fireman’s Memorial will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friends may also visit at the Church from 9:00 a.m. Monday until the time of the funeral Liturgy. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Richland Township Fire Department (1099 N. Hemlock Rd, Hemlock, MI 48626). www.casefuneralhome.com

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