Obituaries


Dolores A. Tyra

posted Jun 9, 2018, 7:07 AM by John Andrusiak   [ updated Jun 11, 2018, 5:29 AM ]

Dolores  A. Tyra
TYRA, Dolores - of Saginaw, age 88, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at Union Court Assisted Living in St. Charles. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in memory of Dolores 11AM Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Pete Gaspeny officiating. Burial to follow in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Family will receive visitors at the Reitz-Herzberg Funeral Home on Monday from 2PM until 8PM and at the church on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of Mass at 11AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, American Heart Association, the Ovarian Cancer Foundation, or a charity of your choice.

Dolores was born on March 5, 1930 in Saginaw, Michigan to the late Emil and Caroline (Bruns) Goschke. She attended St. John Lutheran and Saginaw High School. Dolores married Roman Tyra on March 6, 1950 in Angola, Tennessee. He preceded her in death on March 21, 2003. She worked for a few places throughout her life. Dolores started working for Michigan Bell in 1950. She then worked for the Yankee Store, T-Way, and Zody’s. Dolores finally retired in 1979. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church since 1950. Dolores was a members of the Cultures Guild, Peacemakers, The Guild, and VFW Auxiliary Post #9809. She enjoyed fishing, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are: Daughters: Paulette Stuart and Lynette (Joe) Rozek; Grandchildren: Craig (Melissa) Stuart, Carrie (Peter) Molesa, Kevin (Monica Betker) Rozek, and Caroline (Jake Baker) Rozek; Sister, Beatrice Himmelein; Sisters-in-law: Betty Tyra and Mary Tyra; Brothers-in-law, Edward Tyra, Eugene Tyra, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by: Brothers: Ralph Goschke, Russell Goschke, LaVerne Goschke, LeRoy Goschke, Leslie Goschke, and sister, Amelia. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and residents of Union Court Assisted Living for their compassionate care of Dolores.

Francis "Frank" Schrems

posted Jun 5, 2018, 5:35 AM by John Andrusiak


SCHREMS, Francis R. "Frank" - of Breckenridge, age 90, died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at his residence. Mass will be Celebrated in memory of Frank 11AM Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Pete Gaspeny officiating. Cremation to follow. Military honors will be performed under the direction of American Legion Post #295. Family will receive visitors at the Reitz-Herzberg Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1PM until 4PM and 6PM until 8PM, and on Thursday from 10AM until the time of Mass at 11AM. A prayer vigil will take place 7PM Wednesday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to Boys Town, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, or the American Red Cross.

Frank was born March 9, 1928 to Francis and Louise (Willing) Schrems. He married Lillian C. Klich on May 12, 1951. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2013. Frank served in the United States Army from 1950 until 1952. Frank worked for Markey Elliot Furniture Store and Georgetown Manor-Ethan Allen until 1978. From 1978 until 1982 he worked for Tartan House of Furniture in Alma and earned the title of Vice President. Frank was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and ushered for 10 years. He was also a member of American Legion Post #295 in Breckenridge. Frank enjoyed polka dancing, traveling to Florida and playing euchre, bean bags, and washers. He also enjoyed gardening and was known as a master tomato grower.

Surviving are: Children: David (Rose) Schrems, Robert (Gena) Schrems, Judy (Steve) Zietz, and Kristine (Steve Meehleder) Schrems; 8 grandchildren: Stephanie (Ken) Schrems, Heather (Mike) Schrems, Paul (Katie) Schrems, Kaylyn (Taran) Schrems, Kristi (Brandon) Zietz, Cody Zietz, Dilyn Schooley, and Jaidyn Schooley; 6 great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Agnes Rhode and Ruthann (Tom) Ezop. He was also preceded in death by: Son, William Schrems; Sister, Mary Boensch, and brothers: Thomas Schrems, Leo Schrems, and Joseph Schrems; Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.reitzherzberg.com.

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TImothy James Leaman

posted May 10, 2018, 7:32 AM by John Andrusiak

Timothy J.  Leaman
Freeland, Michigan
Passed away at home with his family by his side after a brief illness at the age of 49. Tim was born on April 14, 1969 in Saginaw, Michigan. He married Rochelle Marie Minnick on September 18, 2004. She survives him. Tim graduated from Freeland High School in 1987. He received his Bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University and went on to complete his Master's Degree in Business Administration at Purdue University in Indiana. Tim was a dedicated employee of Nexteer Automotive in Saginaw, Michigan, where he worked for over twenty years most recently as Purchasing Pursuit Leader. Tim was an intelligent and caring person who always put the concerns of others before his own. He loved the fall season, lively discussion, college football, and traveling the world. Tim was a loving husband and father and he cherished the time spent with his family, especially with his son at various sporting events and other activities.
Surviving besides his wife, Rochelle, are his son, Conner, age 12; his parents, Joyce and James Leaman, his sister and brother-in-law, Tami and Mark Wellington; his mother-in-law, Janet Dueweke; his brother-in-law, Randall Scott and Nannette Minnick; his sister-in-law, Robin and Gregg Petrimoulx; his best friend, John Twarozynski; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews;
The funeral liturgy will take place at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd. Saginaw. Rev. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with burial in Owen Cemetery. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 201 N. Miller Rd. from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday where a parish vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friends may then call at the church from 9:00 a.m. Friday until the time of the funeral liturgy. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the American Cancer Society.www.casefuneralhome.com

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Irene H. Evon

posted Apr 30, 2018, 5:38 AM by John Andrusiak

Irene H. Evon
 
Thomas Twp., Michigan
Passed away peacefully on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Shield Comfort Care. She was 86 years old. Irene Helen Susalski was born March 13, 1932 in Saginaw to the late Joseph and Marie (Nowaczyk) Susalski. Irene graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1950. Following high school she worked for Spence Brothers, and met the love of her life, Thomas M. Evon, at a polka dance. Tom and Irene were married on August 6, 1955 in Saginaw, together they celebrated 62 years together. Irene enjoyed raising her family of seven children, and then retired from Meijer in 1992. Irene was a faithful member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She loved to play bingo, and crotchet blankets that she would donate to different charities with the Saginaw Community.
Irene is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Evon; children: Michael (Marla) Evon, Diane Gagen, Steven (Monica) Evon, Thomas Michael Evon, Paul S. Evon, Tim (Michelle) Evon and Robert (Carmel) Evon; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law: Beverly and Judy Susalski.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers: Richard and Robert Susalski.
FUNERAL: According to Irene’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A funeral liturgy will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State). Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspney will officiate. Private burial will take place at St. Andrew Cemetery.
Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral liturgy.
MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in Irene’s memory. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com

Doreen Doris Lemaire

posted Apr 21, 2018, 11:44 AM 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.

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