Obituaries

Darcy Renee Schultz

posted Apr 16, 2019, 10:25 AM by Angela Sielinski


Darcy  Renee Schultz

Loving sister, aunt and friend passed away. Age 52 years. Daughter of the late Donald and Deanna (Clark) Schultz, Darcy was born June 12, 1966 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was a 1984 graduate of McArthur High School. She also attended SVSU for graphic design and was a self-employed freelance photographer. Growing up Darcy had a passion for pools working in the family business and this led her to her most recent position at Sunshine Pools. Darcy spent several years caring for her parents. She was an avid pet lover especially for Raven and TT. Whether in her cooking or her interest in health and beauty, she was very artistic and creative.

Surviving to cherish her memory are three brothers and one sister, Donald Schultz, Saginaw; David (Anne) Schultz, Saginaw; Dean Schultz, Saginaw; Daphne Kern (Stacey Wyman), Delton, Michigan; six nieces and four nephews which she called her own, Samantha Schultz and her son Conner, Jeremiah Schultz, Victoria (Jan) Mursak, David Schultz Jr., Taylor Finazzi, Zachary Wyman, Stephanie Wyman, Brandon Wyman, Jennifer Wyman, Ashley Wyman; her uncle and aunt, Howard and Ruth Clark; several cousins. Darcy was predeceased by two aunts, Geraldine Bordeaux and Valerie Harris.

Honoring Darcy’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with burial of cremains in St. Andrew Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Monday. Friends may visit at the church where the family will be present on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Old Town Christian Outreach Center, Saginaw County Animal Shelter or Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
 

Eileen Phyllis McPhillips

posted Apr 3, 2019, 5:22 AM by Angela Sielinski



Eileen Phyllis McPhillips, 93, of Saginaw, our devoted mother and grandmother, was born into eternal life on the morning of Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Covenant Cooper. Eileen was born in Alpena on March 15, 1926, the daughter of the late Henry and Selma (Yockey) McDonald. She married Patrick McPhillips on February 3, 1945, in Alpena.  They were married for 56 years before Patrick passed away on October 10, 2001. Eileen retired from the City of Saginaw, where she worked as a clerk in the water department. She enjoyed winters spent in Florida, crocheting, and time spent with family. A devout Catholic, Eileen loved to pray, especially the Rosary. Most recently, Eileen was a resident of Edgewood Assisted Living, where she loved watching the birds and squirrels on the birdfeeders outside her window. Eileen leaves to carry on her legacy, her children: Dianne (Richard) Lichon of Saginaw, Kathleen (James) McCaslin of Estero, Florida, Mary Ann Schark of Saginaw, Barbara (David) Strickland of Glenpool, Oklahoma, and Colonel Dr. John (Lisa) McPhillips of Colleyville, Texas; eleven grandchildren: Linda Lichon, Dick (Michalene) Lichon, Jason (Christy) McCaslin, David (Mary) Schark, Carrie (Tim) Wilson, Kristen (Jeff) Platte, Rachael Strickland, Alyssa Strickland, Dustin (Brittany) McPhillips, Holden (Amanda) Hylander, and John Patrick “J.P.” (Roxanne) McPhillips, Jr.; fourteen great-grandchildren: Emily, John, Ann, Lauryn, Alexandra, David, Kellan, Mason, Camden, Sofia, Hayes, Evan, Olivia, and Ella; brothers- and sisters-in-law: Shirley McDonald and Joan McDonald, Lawrence (Sandra) McPhillips, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Eileen was predeceased by an infant son, Richard; son-in-law David A. Schark; four brothers, James (Virginia) McDonald, Robert McDonald, Richard (Carol) McDonald, and David McDonald; her father and mother-in-law, Leo and Florence (Mason) McPhillips, and her brothers- and sisters-in-law: Leo McPhillips, Richard (Ruth) McPhillips, Betty (Ray) Tussing, James McPhillips, Peter “Marv” McPhillips, Sister Marie McPhillips, and Gertrude (Joseph) Allen. Eileen's family will be present to receive visitors on Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM with a 5:00 PM Vigil for Eileen at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services (formerly Reitz-Herzberg), 1550 Midland Rd., between State and Gratiot Roads. On Monday, April 8, 2019, Eileen will be taken to Holy Spirit Parish, 1035 N. River Rd., Thomas Twp., where visitation will continue from 10:00 AM until Eileen's 11:00 AM Funeral Liturgy. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate with the Rite of Committal to be held privately in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Holy Spirit Parish. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com. The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Edgewood Assisted Living, Hospice, and Covenant Cooper for taking such good care of Eileen. 

Mary Jo Doherty

posted Mar 11, 2019, 6:54 AM by Angela Sielinski

Mary Jo  Doherty

Gone to a place in the sun on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the age of 81 years.

The daughter of the late Henry and Veronica (Griffin) Boven was born on November 23, 1937 in Flint. She married Norman S. Doherty on October 23, 1993; he survives her. She retired from the Bridgeport Public Schools. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Mary Jo became a Lay Minister and Eucharistic Minister. Upon her retirement, she became a Master Yoga instructor, teaching classes at the Saginaw YMCA. Mary Jo enjoyed journaling, reading and visiting residents of nursing homes and hospice centers. She loved to laugh, and hers was infectious. Mary Jo brought joy to many and will be greatly missed.

Surviving besides her husband, Norman, are her children, Morrine Moody, Thomas Moody, Kelly Moody, Timothy Moody; her step-children, Jeanne (Mark) Milnes, Noreen (Johnathan) Schimmel, Kevin (Heather) Doherty; grandchildren, Chris Garcia, Miranda King, Clint Batten, Olivia Gray, Taylor Moody, Aubrey Wise, Veronica Moody, Connor Milnes, Rylan Milnes, Mason Schimmel, Beverly Schimmel and Jack Schimmel; great grandchildren, Baylee Jo, Kash, Kayne , Brodee and Bruklynn Garcia; her siblings, Michael (Jackie) Boven, Gail Grella, Patrick (Joy) Boven and Cherry (William) Stroup; also many nieces, nephews, relatives and dear friends. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by two granddaughters, Amanda Erin Moody, Macy Jo Lynn Moody, her sister, Elieann Boven, and her brother-in-law, Tony Grella.

Funeral liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with burial in New Calvary Cemetery in Flint. Friends may visit with the family at W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Rd. on Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a vigil a service at 7:00 p.m. Friends may then call at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral liturgy.

Alice G. Piechotte

posted Feb 18, 2019, 6:22 AM by Angela Sielinski

Alice G. Piechotte

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Great Lakes Rehab Center. She was 93 years old. Alice Grace O’Connell was born on February 5, 1926 in Carrollton Township to the late Edward and Lucille (Rivett) O’Connell. She married Virgil O. Piechotte on May 7, 1949 in Carrollton, he preceded her in death on January 8, 1989. Alice was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. 
Alice is survived by her sons: David (Cheryl) Piechotte and Steven (Penny Kuhlman) Piechotte; six grandchildren: Joseph (Amanda) Bryce, Jeff (Lindsay) Piechotte, Anthony Piechotte, Michael Kuhlman, Daniel Kuhlman and Amanda Piechotte; great grandson, Joseph G. Bryce.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil O. Piechotte; her daughter, Yvonne Marie Piechotte; parents, Edward and Lucille O’Connell; mother-in-law, Sadie Piechotte; brothers: George, Edward, Thomas and Daniel O’Connell; sister, Eileen Nowaczyk.
FUNERAL: A funeral service for Alice will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wedneday, February 20, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw, MI 48609. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate. Private entombment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 
VISITATIONS: Family and friends are welcome to visit at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. A vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to Saginaw Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilities. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com
 

Carol J. Collison

posted Feb 5, 2019, 5:08 AM by Angela Sielinski

Carol J. Collison

Our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019, at New Hope Valley, at the age of 87. The daughter of the late Emily Agnes Morey and Kenneth Earl Morey, Carol was born on January 24, 1932, in Saginaw, Michigan. Carol graduated from St. Peter and Paul High School in 1950 where she met her late husband, Charles C. Collison. The high school sweethearts married on June 26, 1954, a union that lasted 62 years. Carol was a devoted wife and mother, talented artist who painted numerous works for family and friends, an accomplished seamstress, and a true friend to many. Carol loved to travel, work in her garden and was a longtime member of the Saginaw County Lawyers Auxiliary. After raising her children, Carol graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Saginaw Valley State University.

Carol was always most proud of the family she raised with Charles and her unwavering faith in God. Carol leaves five sons, two daughters, and their spouses, Jeffrey and Cindy Collison, Saginaw; Joseph and Martha Collison, Saginaw; Daniel and Kimberley Collison, Saginaw; Lynn and David Charping, Alma; Patrick Collison (Dawn Brandon), Macomb Township; Christine and Gary Clements, Saginaw; Charles Collison, Freeland; a daughter-in-law, Janice Collison, Saginaw; 19 grandchildren, Nathan (Lauren), Kathryn (Derrick), Kevin (Emily), Korinne (Dillon), Maggie, Jennifer (Justin), Adam, Andrew, Justin (Rachel), Amanda, Jamie (Kiel), Kenny (Kacie Vanderband), Jason (Hannah), Garrett, Paige, Rebecca, Rachel, Emily and Grace; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, David Morey; two sisters, Mary Ellen Manelis and Ronnie Newman; many nieces and nephews; and all her dear friends at New Hope Valley. She was preceded in death by her brother James Morey, and her sister Lois Mrozinski. 

Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at St. Dominic Parish, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4735 W. Michigan, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Honoring Carol’s wishes, cremation will follow. 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. A Vigil Service will take place 4:00 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Timothy James Smith

posted Feb 1, 2019, 11:25 AM by Angela Sielinski   [ updated Feb 4, 2019, 10:18 AM ]

Timothy James Smith
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 01, 2019 at the age of 77 years.
The son of the late Charles James and Catherine (LaVigne) Smith was born on October 26, 1941 in Saginaw. He married Janet A. Pelkey on May 25, 1963; she survives him. Tim retired from General Motors in 1993 after 32 years of service, working in plant security. He later worked for W. L. Case and Company Funeral Directors, retiring in 2015 after 21 years of service. Tim was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, Saginaw Field and Stream, Moose Lodge #2235, and coached little league baseball for over 10 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball and spending time with his family at their cottage in Harrison.
Surviving besides his wife of 55 years, Janet, are their children: Timothy (Mary Kay) Smith Jr., Jeffrey (Mary) Smith, Jerrold (Tammy) Smith, grandchildren: Timothy J. (Jolynne) Smith III, Megan Smith, Daniel Smith, Mitchell Smith, Jenna Smith, great-grandsons: Timothy J. Smith IV, Benjamin R. Smith, his sister, Patricia Kostrzewa, brother Kevin (Christine) Smith, sister-in-law Donna Smith, two brothers-in-laws Kenneth (Kay) Pelkey, Dorrell (Jeanne) Pelkey and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends including his close lifelong friend William Yurcso. He was predeceased by his siblings: Lavonne Looby, Donald J. Smith, Noreen Smith, Thomas Smith and his close lifelong friend Sam Yurcso.
Funeral liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with burial at St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Rd. on Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. where a vigil will take place at 7:00 p.m. Friends may also visit at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral liturgy. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Holy Spirit Catholic Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Joan L. Wellman

posted Jan 27, 2019, 6:24 AM by Angela Sielinski

Joan L. Wellman

Joan Lorraine Wellman
Saginaw, Michigan
Passed away with peace and grace on January 25, 2019. She was surrounded by her devoted children as she made her passage home to her heavenly Father. Joan was born January 31, 1934 in Saginaw. Michigan, the daughter of the late Clarence and Sophie Schramke. She married Leo Wellman in 1953. They shared 61 wonderful years together until his death in November of 2014. Joan was a long standing member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where she and Leo raised their children. She was a devoted mother. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, listening to music, quilting, traveling, going to the casino and playing games and cards- especially with her grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by her children, who have many great memories, Sue Ostrander; Anne (Scott) Gaeth; Sally (Craig) Tucker; Dennis (Kathy) Wellman; Amy Little; Jeff (Jill) Wellman; 14 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, with a new great grandbaby coming in July. They will miss her in so many ways. She also leaves a sister, Ruth (Schramke) Gosen and a brother, Kenneth Schramke, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her baby, Daniel Leo, a grandson, Jonathan Little, a great granddaughter, Brooklyn Blasius; a brother, Clarence Schramke and a sister Lucille (Schramke) Hemker; her in-laws, Louis and Leatha Wellman, Harold Wellman, Nancy (Falkenburg) Wellman and Doris (Wellman) Gormley.
The funeral liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Saginaw. Rev. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with burial in St. Andrews Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church from 10:00 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the funeral liturgy. Joan’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of St. Francis Home for taking such good care of our mom and us. You were all so wonderful and caring.
www.casefuneralhome.com

Donald Paul Seman

posted Jan 24, 2019, 12:10 PM by Angela Sielinski

Donald Paul Seman
August 7, 1950 - January 23, 2019
Freeland, Michigan

Beloved brother and uncle passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Covenant HealthCare-Cooper Campus. Age 68 years. The son of the late Paul and Leona (Michalski) Seman, Don was born on August 7, 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan. He served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1973. Don was employed for General Motors for more than 30 years. He enjoyed playing cards, golfing and riding his moped. Don was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #82 and Pulaski Club. 

Surviving are his sister, Patricia (Ken) Samuels, one niece and nephew, Farren (Justin) Kaczor; and Parker (Katie Hart) Samuels; a great-nephew, Dallas; aunts and uncle, Dorothy Weiss, James (Jean) Seman; many dear friends. 

Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Interment will take place in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with Military Honors rendered by V.F.W. Post #1566. Friends may call at the church where the family will be present on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to V.F.W. Post #1566. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd.
 

Dr. Leticia Ramirez Molter

posted Jan 18, 2019, 8:02 AM by Angela Sielinski

Dr. Leticia Ramirez Molter

July 15, 1925-January 14-2019

Dr. Leticia Ramirez Molter age 93, passed away peacefully with family at her side, Monday, January 14, 2019 at New Hope Valley Assisted Living, Saginaw, Michigan. Leticia was born in Cabanatuan, Philippines the daughter of Alfredo and Rufina (Santigo) Ramirez. 
In keeping with Dr. Molter’s wishes cremation has taken place and a private inurnment will take place at a later date in the Philippines.
Please share your thoughts and memories with the family throughwww.DeislerFuneralHome.com
 

Romaine Mikolaski

posted Jan 7, 2019, 5:17 AM by Angela Sielinski

Romaine Mikolaski

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Francis Home. Age 90 years. The daughter of the late David and Martha (Kielpinski) Borowiak, Romaine was born July 25, 1928 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married Edward Mikolaski, her loving husband of 70 years, on May 15, 1948. He survives her. Romaine was employed as a group manager at Michigan Bell and AT&T for 44 years until her retirement in 1992. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church where she helped in many ways including the funeral luncheon committee. Romaine enjoyed traveling to every state in the union, reading and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.


Surviving besides her husband Edward are two sons, one daughter and their spouses, Gregory and Diane Mikolaski, Palm Coast, Florida; Jeffrey and Sandra Mikolaski, Saginaw; Martha and Dean Anderson, Saginaw; eight grandchildren, Jason Mikolaski, Jenna (Major) Miller, Juanita McGilton, Mikala (Jeremy) DeVries, Grace (Patrick) Kille, Katrina, Natalie and Nicholas Anderson; three great-grandchildren, Bing, Sydney and Adelaide; a brother, Alan and Nancy Satkowiak, Saginaw; many nieces and nephews. Romaine was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Erin Mikolaski, and by five brothers and six sisters.


Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road in Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate. Honoring Mrs. Mikolaski’s wishes, cremation will follow. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Catholic Church.
 

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