February 2020

Virginia Lee DeGuise

The daughter of the late Harrell L. and Henrietta T. (Nadolski) Thompson was born July 7, 1929 in Ionia, Michigan. Virginia graduated from Littlefield Township School in 1947 and from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in 1952. She married Joseph H. DeGuise in 1953 upon his return from the Korean War; he preceded her in death on June 17, 2011. Virginia raised five children; Paul (Julia) DeGuise, JoAnn English, Suzanne (Garth) Brooks, Regina (Bryan) Koehler and Mary DeGuise. (click here for more information).

Elizabeth (Beth) A. Abbott

The daughter of the late Betty (Bauer) and David Abbott was born December 17, 1959 in Saginaw, Michigan. She graduated from Swan Valley High School, Class of 1978. Beth married Rob Lewis, October 15, 1988; He passed away in March of 2017. Beth was a hairdresser most of her life. She loved to read, knit, shop and most of all loved her very special furbabies. (click here for more information).

Donald C. Gilbert

Passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the age of 92 years.

The son of the late Roy and Nellie (Shimmel) Gilbert was born on January 25, 1928 in Saginaw. Don married Cherrie A. LaHaie on October 19, 1957; she survives him. He owned and operated a construction company: Roy-Don, Inc. Don was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He enjoyed playing in softball leagues in his younger years, was always up for a game of poker and loved to spend time with his family. (click here for more information).

Joyce Mary Schultz

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Covenant HealthCare – Harrison Campus. Age 75 years. The daughter of the late Larry and Vivian (Allore) Hagerty, Joyce was born on May 18, 1944 in Saginaw, Michigan. She married her high school sweetheart, Stan Schultz, on September 10, 1966. He survives her. She was a former member of St. John Paul II Parish – St. Josaphat Church where she volunteered as an afterschool care provider. (click here for more information).

Gerald T. Dorr

Our beloved brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully on Monday, February 3, 2020 at his home. He was 78 years old. Gerald Thomas Dorr was born on June 24, 1941 in Saginaw to the late Herbert A. and Edna R. (Gritz) Dorr. Gerald enjoyed spending time with his family and reading the Detroit News. He loved to receive mail and take his weekly trips to McDonalds to enjoy a hamburger, fry, apple pie and decaf coffee. (click here for more information)