Miss Haslip, age 90 years, passed away February 18, 1999 at Heartland Health Care Center - Hampton. She was born in Maple Ridge, MI on December 19, 1908 to the late James and Minnie (Oliver) Haslip. She was a retired elementary school principal, having spent most of her career as the Principal of Lincoln School in Bay City. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Women. She received her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Michigan and was a life member of the MEA and NEA, the American Association of University Women and various other organizations. Survivors include a brother, Frank (Leota) Haslip of Essexville; four sisters: Eleanore Discher of Essexville, Ethel (Norman) Stocking of Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, Sara Raynal of West Palm Beach, FL and Phyllis (Lester) Dallas of Columbus, OH as well as several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 25, 1999 in the Chapel of First Presbyterian Church at 11:00 A.M. Dr. Jeffrey D. Weenink will officiate. Cremation has taken place and interment will be in Cedar Valley Cemetery in Twining. Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Heartland Hospice. Penzien & Steele Funeral Home 608 N. Madison Avenue
Wells, Charles Russell (Chuck)
Bay City, Michigan
Charles Wells, age 78 years, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at Bay Medical Center. He was born in in Bay City on October 19, 1920 and was the son of the late Leah Wells Ince and William Russell Wells. Mr. Wells graduated from Cranbrook School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and attended Bay City Junior College. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Trinity Senior and Boys' Choir and had served on the Vestry. He was a member of the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club and the Bay City Country Club. He was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Bay City Rotary Club. He was purchasing agent at the former Industrial Brownhoist in Bay City. Later he became a Volkswagon dealer and founded Wells Motors, Inc. Chuck had many interests: outboard racing, classic car and Chris Craft wooden boat restoration, cruising on the Great Lakes, reading, golfing and flying. He served as First Lieutenant in the 390th Bombardment Squadron of the Thirteenth Air Force in the Southwest Pacific as a pilot of a B-25. He is survived by his wife, Nan Thompson, whom he married in December of 1943. He also leaves three children: Judith (Rob) Taylor of Gaithersburg, Maryland; Peter Wells of Bellingham, Washington; and Elizabeth (Douglas) Oliver of Los Angeles, California; eight grandchildren: Paul Frederick, Scott and Kelly Taylor, Max and Keenan Wells, Kyle, Reilly and Bennett Oliver. He also leaves a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Jack Caulkins of Rio Verde, Arizona and sister-in-law, Jeanne Stephenson of Cockeysville, Maryland. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Polson Wells. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church. Rev. Fr. Peter M. Cominos will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Trinity Episcopal Columbarium. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made to Trinity Episcopal Endowment Fund, the Boys and Girls Club, the Bay County Civic Arena or a charity of the donor's wish. Visiting hours will be Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at Penzien & Steele Funeral Home. Penzien & Steele Funeral Home 608 N. Madison Avenue
Griebe, Donald A.
Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Griebe, age 75 years, passed away February 19, 1999 at his home. He was born in Bay City on September 16, 1923 to the late Frederick and Myrtle (Walraven) Griebe. He married the former Thelma Cornelius on August 20, 1960 in Visitation Church in Bay City and she survives him. Mr. Griebe was a member of I.B.E.W. Local 692 and was a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He had worked at the former DeFoe Shipbuilding Co., and attended St. Vincent DePaul Church. In addition to his wife, he leaves 2 daughters: Cindy (Donald) Dudek of Bay City and Mary (David) Weaver of Fairview, a step-son, John (Joan) Englund of Oregon; a granddaughter, Paige Dudek; 3 step-grandchildren: Carrie Englund, Jason Mead and Jodi Mead, as well as a half- brother, Frederick Griebe of Carson City; and a special friend Mary Van Sumeren. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Monday at 11:00 AM at Penzien & Steele Funeral Home. Rev. Fr. Gerald Kukla will preside. Rite of Committal will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home on Saturday from 6-9 PM and Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 PM. Penzien & Steele Funeral Home 608 N. Madison Avenue
Reilly, Geraldine L. "Huncie"
Bay City, Michigan
Geraldine Laverne Reilly, age 63 years, died Friday morning, February 19, 1999 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Saginaw. She was born to John and Madeline (Norton) Schmidt on November 3, 1935 in Bay City. On November 14, 1952, she married Leon G. Reilly, and he survives her, along with their six children, Leann (John) Olsen, Patricia (Ivan, Jr.) Hoist, Leon Reilly, II, Penny Weiler, Duane Reilly and Bryan (Michele) Reilly; nine grandchildren, Charles Helmka, Jr, Michael Helmka, Jennifer (Matt) Buschbacher, Ivan Hoist, III, Shannon Hoist, Scott Weiler, II, Christopher Weiler, Amanda Weiler, and Sean Reilly; one great grandson, Nicholas Hoist; and step-brother, Fred Mahar. She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandmother, Laverne Norton. Funeral Services will be Monday, February 22, 1999 at 11:00 AM in the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. Rev. Dale Orlik will preside and interment will follow in Elm Lawn Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bay City Salvation Army. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4:00 to 9:00 PM at the W.A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel & Prearrangement Center Madison at Tenth
Socha, Gertrude H.
Bay City, Michigan
Mrs. Socha died Thursday evening, February 18, 1999 at Bay Medical Center. Age 88 years. The daughter of the late Peter and Frances (Landowski) Gwizdala was born December 23, 1910 in Bay City, where she has been a lifelong resident. She was married to Peter P. Socha in St. Stanislaus Church on October 28, 1939. He predeceased her on February 17, 1988. Mrs. Socha was a lifelong member of St. Stanislaus Church, a member of the Rosary Society, St. Stan's Senior Citizens and the K of C St. Stephen Council #4102 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her children and their spouses: Carol and Donald Eager of Bay City, Barbara and Douglas Urbaniak of Sterling Heights, MI, and Peter P. and Kathleen Socha II of Bay City; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Babiarz of Bay City; seven grandchildren: Donald II, Derek and David Eager, Alison (John) Miller, Andrea Urbaniak, Peter Socha III and John Babiarz II; two great granddaughters, Samantha and Lindsay Miller; also three brothers and two sisters: Ollie (Marge) Gwizdala, Virginia (Chester) Michalak, and Eugene (Beverly) Gwizdala, all of Bay City, Peter Gwizdala of Spring Grove, IL, Monica (George) Eurich of Sylvan Lake, MI; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a foster son- nephew, John Babiarz and two brothers and three sisters, Max and Ambrose Gwizdala, Dorothy Sielinski, Bernadine Dolsen and Fabiana Sulkanen. The Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated at 10 A.M. Monday, February 22, 1999 at St. Stanislaus Church by Rev. Fr. William J. Rutkowski and Rev. Fr. Ronald Gronowski with burial in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Members of the St. Stan's Senior Citizens and the Rosary Society will Pray the Rosary at 2 P.M. Sunday followed by a Bible Presentation by the K of C St. Stephen Council #4102 Ladies Auxiliary. The Parish Wake Service will take place at 7:30 P.M. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bay Area Catholic Schools. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 6- 9 P.M., on Sunday from 1-9 P.M., and on Monday at the church from 9 A.M. until time of funeral mass. Ambrose Funeral Home 1200 Garfield Ave.
Wheeler, James W.
Mr. Wheeler, age 72 years, passed away Friday, February 19, 1999 at his residence following a brief illness. He was born in Cherokee, AL on October 9, 1926 to the late Adger and Thelma (Arrington) Wheeler. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, for 19 years. He married the former Iola (Ike) Troxell in 1969. She survives him. He was a member of the Operating Engineers local #324. Surviving besides his wife are two sisters and two brothers: Jane and Ray Parelk, of Ramer, AL, Shirley and Holley Smith of Montgomery, AL, Bob and Shirley Wheeler of Jonesboro, GA, and Terrel Wheeler of Monroe, GA; and many nieces, and nephews. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 20, at 4 p.m. from the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home with Rev. Gerry Hunter officiating with burial in Pinconning Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Saturday from 1:00 until time of services. Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Pinconning
Arnold, Alfred J.
Bay City, Michigan
Ret. 1st Sgt. Alfred J. Arnold passed away late Friday evening, February 19, 1999 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Saginaw, MI. Age 80 years. The son of the late John and Lorraine Arnold was born September 27, 1918 in Bay City, MI. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a 1st Sgt. and had also served with the Army and the Navy. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He was a life member of the D.A.V., V.F.W., American Legion Post and the Amvets. He is survived by his two daughters, Renee (Jack) Broman of Denver, CO and Roanne (Bill) Reinke of Essexville, MI; his grandchildren: Sandra, Rachel and Ryan; his brother John (Jeanne) Arnold of FL; his special friend Tillie Piotrowski and her family: Ed, John and Anna and their children; his nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was also predeceased by two sons and two sisters. Funeral Services will take place Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 11:00 AM at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Military Services will be conducted by the Bay County Veterans Council. Interment will be in the Veterans Section of Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4:00 to 9:00 PM and Monday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street "Family Owned and Operated"