Obituaries


Doreen Doris Lemaire

posted by John Andrusiak

Doreen Doris Lemaire

Saginaw, Michigan
Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother went home to be the Lord on Friday, April 20, 2018. Age 84 years.
Doreen was born November 16, 1933 in Saginaw, Michigan, the daughter of the late William and Harriet (Eastman) Doyle. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School, Class of 1951. She married Emil A. Lemaire, October 18, 1952. He passed away December 18, 2014. Doreen was employed by Covenant Health Care for several years. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Most of all she enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.
Surviving are her children, Michael and Denise Lemaire; Denise and Bill Druelle; Steven and Cindy Lemaire; Keith Lemaire; her grandchildren, Brandy; Michael Lemaire, II; Zachary and Tara Lemaire; Rachelle and Mike Wenglikowski; Jessica and Josh Nienhuis; Chelsey and Trent Bethune; Dustin and Jennifer Lemaire; Leanne Lemaire and her fiancé, Aaron Black; her great grandchildren, Cale, Tucker, Brynn, Alaina, Evan, Lennon, Gavin and Oaklyn; two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Doyle and Joan Lemaire; several nieces and nephews. A brother, William Doyle, has predeceased her.
The funeral liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at the W.L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Rd. from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday where a vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friends may then call at the Church from 9:00 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the funeral Liturgy. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Alzeheimer’s Association. www.casefuneralhome.com
Friday, April 20, 2018. Age 84 years.

Pauline Ann Smith

posted Apr 9, 2018, 11:34 AM by John Andrusiak   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 11:35 AM ]

Pauline  Ann Smith
Loving mother and grandmother passed away peacefully Friday, April 6, 2018 at her home. Age 86 years. Daughter of the late Stanley and Louise (Bocian) Witkowski, Pauline was born August 2, 1931 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Arnold Z. Smith on November 11, 1950. He predeceased her August 7, 1998. Pauline was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.


Surviving to cherish her memory are two sons, Daniel Smith, Saginaw; David Smith and his wife Jennifer, Edmond, Oklahoma; three grandchildren; her brother Stanley Witkowski Jr. and his wife Bernice, Saginaw; several nieces and nephews. Pauline was preceded in death by her son, Stephen M. Smith on August 25, 2012.


Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw. Rev. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with entombment in Oakwood Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Catholic Church.


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Eleanor I. Dvorak

posted Apr 6, 2018, 7:29 AM by John Andrusiak

Eleanor I. Dvorak

Saginaw, Michigan.

Loving aunt and sister-in-law passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Covenant HealthCare Cooper Campus. Age 88 years. Daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Weigandt) Fahrenbruch, Eleanor was born May 28, 1929 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to Frank Dvorak on June 18, 1949. He predeceased her October 28, 1997. Eleanor was a beautician. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading books.

Surviving are her sisters-in-law, Alice Zeitler, Betty and Elmer Blehm, Charlotte Dvorak and Beverly Dvorak; several nieces, nephews and cousins, especially Jim Fahrenbruch whom was with her in good times and bad. Eleanor was preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Abeln and Esther Bamberger; her brother, Jacob Fahrenbruch; sisters-in-law, Mary Goodspeed, Emily Kennedy, Jinny Dvorak; brothers-in-law, William Dvorak, Charles Dvorak, Robert Dvorak and Lloyd Zeitler.

Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with entombment in St. Andrew Mausoleum. 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 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Catholic Church.



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Regina P. Bailey

posted Apr 3, 2018, 9:08 AM by John Andrusiak   [ updated Apr 3, 2018, 9:09 AM ]

Regina P. Bailey


Saginaw, Michigan,

Formerly of Freeland.

Loving aunt and friend passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at New Hope Assisted Living. Age 95 years. Daughter of the late Lewis and Agnes (Strozewski) Peplinski, Regina was born August 14, 1922 in Maple City, Michigan. She was married to Floyd G. Bailey on January 31, 1953 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City, Michigan. He predeceased her December 26, 1998. Regina was a bookkeeper for Mobil and Standard Oil Companies. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Regina was proud to be a shortstop for the champion Maple City High School Softball team. She also enjoyed gardening, bowling, crafts and was an excellent seamstress. Surviving to cherish her memory are many nieces, nephews and special friends especially Nancy Pavlik. Regina was preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon Ann Bailey and ten brothers and sisters.

Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. David Parsch and Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Burial will take place in Old Calvary Cemetery, Midland, Michigan at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the charity of your choice.

Catherine A. Teall

posted Mar 29, 2018, 1:12 PM by John Andrusiak   [ updated Mar 29, 2018, 2:26 PM ]

Catherine  A. Teall

Catherine A. Teall
Saginaw, Michigan
Passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in her sleep Thursday, March 29, 2018, at her home. Age 87 years.
The daughter of the late Harold and Violet (Fischer) Garrett was born October 27, 1930 in Thomas Township. She graduated from Arthur Hill High School, Class of 1948. She married John Teall,
June 4, 1939 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. They were to celebrate their 69th anniversary this summer. John survives her. Catherine was a charter member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where she taught CCD for 20 years. Catherine was always willing to help wherever there was need. She enjoyed square dancing and camping in past years. She loved playing cards and spending time with family. She especially took pleasure with her grandchildren and was able to care for them during their childhood years and babysat her great grandchildren as recently as 2 weeks ago. She was “Grandma” to many people over the years. She held various jobs in her lifetime, her favorite, was the “lunch lady” at Shields Elementary School. Many of those students still recognize her today.
Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Sally and John Majewski; Susan and Jeff Schmiege-Crabtree; four grandchildren and their spouses, Anthony Teets; Matthew Schmiege; Sarah and Tyler Marquez; Christopher and Gracie Rousse; her great grandchildren, Jacob and Justin Teets; McKenzie, Arabella and Penelope Schmiege; Samuel and Robert Marquez; Cora Rousse; two sisters-in-law, Betty Hartnagle and Patsy Beck; a special cousin and his wife, Wayne and Kathy Hubbell; many other cousins, nieces and nephews. A son-in-law, Brian Schmiege, and a sister-in-law, Delores Hodeck, have predeceased her.
The funeral liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Fr. David Parsch will officiate with entombment in St. Andrew Mausoleum. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. from 1:00-7:00 p.m. Monday and then at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral liturgy. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Heart Assoc. or the charity of their choice. www.casefuneralhome.com

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Bonnie Gunther

posted Mar 29, 2018, 2:02 AM by Christina Eisengruber

Bonnie Louise Gunther









Bonnie Louise Gunther, age 75, of Saginaw, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The daughter of Wilbur and Frances Geese, Bonnie was born on August 23, 1942, in Saginaw.

Bonnie was a longtime fan of Eeyore, Elvis, and old classic movies. She loved her life as an LPN, adored animals, especially her dog, Graci
e, and being with family.

Bonnie is survived by her loving children, Jeff (Carol) Gunther, Steven (Kay Marie) Gunther, and Lori Milks (Kevin Szafirowski); dear grandchildren, Amber (Glenn) Taylor, Jeffrey (Nicole) Gunther, Joshua Kretz, Kaitlin Szafirowski, and Kayla Szafirowski; great grandchildren, Dylan Taylor and Harper Gunther; siblings, Wilbur “Bill” Geese, Joseph (Sherri) Geese, and Judy (Rick Knecht) Gunther; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, son in law, Jim Milks, former husband, Gary Gunther, and many aunts and uncles.

According to Bonnie's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until time of Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw, MI 48609. Rev. Fr. Jack Johnson will officiate. Interment will take place at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Saginaw.

For information, please call Fischer Family Funeral Services at (989) 755-8277. For online condolences, please visit www.fischerfuneral.com.

Gerald Morningstar

posted Mar 29, 2018, 2:01 AM by Christina Eisengruber

Gerald Morningstar
 
Hope, Michigan
Went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland, at the age of 74 years.
He was born September 1, 1943, in Merrill, Michigan, the son of the late Daniel and Frances (Zaleski) Morningstar. He was a hard-working man who retired from Saginaw Steering Gear Plant 2 after 31 years of service. Eleven years ago, he moved to Wixom Lake to follow his life-long dream of life on the water and fishing. He was a member of the Catholic Faith. 
He leaves behind his wife, Alyce Anne (Tedhams) Morningstar; one sister, Edith Schoof; sons, Nick (Mary) Morningstar, Scott (Michael) Morningstar, and Timothy P. (Ric) Morningstar; daughter, Debra (Thomas) Ciszewski; grandchildren, Zackary Morningstar, Timothy A. (Bethany) Morningstar, Nicole (Omar) Reyes; great-grandchildren, Gage and Laney; step-children, Cheri (Ron) Baird; Brian Lynch; Brett (Billie) Lynch; step-grandchildren, Nicole Lynch, Trammell (Alyssa) Lynch, Brian (Amelia) Lynch, Jr., Jessica Lynch, Austin Tuck, Leslie Saroya and Isha Saroya; friends, Ron, Betty, Patty, Wanda and Phil, who will always have a special place in the family. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Frances; brother, Dan; sister, Shirley; and his wife of 43 years, Patricia Morningstar.
Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 26, 2018, at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, Saginaw, 48609. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Private committal will be held in the New Hope Cemetery, Hope, Michigan. Friends may call at the chapel, 201 N. Miller Road, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, and then from 10:00 a.m. Monday until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Gladwin County Animal Shelter or Holy Spirit Catholic Church, in Jerry’s name. www.casefuneralhome.com 

Virginia Aspin

posted Mar 15, 2018, 1:26 AM by Christina Eisengruber   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 1:41 AM ]




Virginia Marie Aspin, age 92, passed away peacefully March 11, 2018. She was born February 18, 1926 in Bay City to Earl and Bernice (Reeder) Aspin.  Mom enjoyed anything connected with her family, friends and her "Whip Cream Club" of over 50 years. She was a devout Catholic and attended Holy Spirit and St. Peter & Paul.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Marti (Bill) Dreffs, Jane Moeller, Chris Uribe; grandchildren, Jennifer (Brad) Moore, David (Valorie) Moeller, Jason (Jennifer) Moeller; great-grandchildren, Jordyn Moore, Ray, Nathan, Lindsie Moeller, Aspin Stack, and Owen Moeller; one special great- great –grandchild, Kannian; sisters, Betty Wescott, Sandra (Richard) Irving; and many much loved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law Joseph Moeller; brothers, Jerome, Jack and Donald Aspin.


The family gives special thanks to the staff at Union Court Assisted Living in St. Charles MI. for their love and humor with Mom and to the 3 North staff at Covenant Cooper.


Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Virginia’s family will receive friends at church prior to the service from 10 AM until 11 AM.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Memorial Contributions to the Lewy Body Dementia Foundation.  To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com

Michael Bullinger

posted Mar 10, 2018, 4:56 PM by Christina Eisengruber


Michael Joseph Bullinger


Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the age of 83 years. The son of the late Richard and Beulah (Ingalls) Bullinger, Mike was born June 30, 1934 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of American Legion Post #439. He was employed at General Motors for 25 years. While working at General Motors, Mike continued his studies at the Detroit School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate Degree. He was then employed as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the County of Saginaw until his retirement. Mike married Nancy Scherzer on November 26, 1955 She predeceased him November 23, 1995. He married Marian Mikolaizyk on November 1, 1996. She predeceased him September 14, 2001. He then married Barbara (Frost) Schneidmiller on October 11, 2002. She survives him. Mike was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #4232. He enjoyed traveling and camping and spending time with his family.
Surviving besides his wife Barbara, are two sons, Michael Bullinger, Christopher and his wife Terrie Bullinger, ; step-children, James and Sue Mikolaizyk, Mary and Donald Hulle, John (Tim) and Michele Mikolaizyk, Martha Bruske, Elizabeth and Michael Sabo; Jeanne and Jeffrey Patrick and Anne Marie Lynch; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Jo Putnam; several nieces and nephews. Mike was preceded in death by a brother, William Bullinger, and by a sister, Patricia Price.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road in Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with military burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Company, Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Rd. on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. where a vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friends may also visit with the family at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.

Joann McMall

posted Mar 10, 2018, 4:55 PM by Christina Eisengruber

Joann Lola McMall

Joann Lola McMall

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at the age of 83 years.
The daughter of the late Clarence and Carrie (Berry) Hughes was born on May 10, 1934 in Saginaw. Joann graduated from Arthur Hill High School. She married William J. McMall on July 2, 1955; he predeceased her on February 12, 2018. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and retired from Community State Bank. Joann enjoyed playing cards and bowling.
Surviving are a son, two daughters and their spouses, Steven J. and Rebecca McMall; Sandy and Dave Hofacker; Teri Benson; five grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher and Tangie McMall; Mark and Crystal Kirby; Rachael and Justin Lipscomb; Steve and Briana Czymbor; Matthew Benson; four great grandchildren, Britney, Chloe, Elijah and Ava; several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog, Ginger. Two sons-in-law, Walter Czymbor and Timothy R. Benson, a sister, Geraldine Kohlmeyer and two brothers: Kenneth Hughes, and Richard Hughes have predeceased her.
In accordance with Joann’s wishes, private committal services have taken place.

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