Buchenau, Lieselotte E.
Lieselotte Eleonore Buchenau passed away peacefully Saturday, February 20, 1999 at her home with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Loving mother of Hans-Georg Buchenau, (wife Eileen); grandmother of Jennifer (dear friend John Schmidt), and Hans Eric Buchenau (wife Shelley), residents of America; loving sister of Ernst and Herman Bauer; sister-in-law of Adele Bauer and cousin of Rosemarie Bauer, residents of Germany. Lotti was a much loved "Mutter, Oma, and Freund" to many. We all shared a common love of a strong, independent and beautiful woman. Lotti's last wishes were to be cremated with her ashes returned to Deutshland, her homeland, and scattered over the Rhine River. She requested no memorial, just prayers in her memory. Auf Wiedersehn! W.L. Case & Co. Funeral Chapel 4480 Mackinaw Road Saginaw, Michigan
Mowbray, Gerald E.
Mr. Mowbray passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, February 20, 1999 at his residence. Age 65 years. The son of the late George and Beatrice Mowbray was born February 10, 1934 in Hale, MI. He was a member of Light House Free Methodist Church and served as a trustee at the church. Mr. Mowbray was founder and co- owner of Mowbray Plumbing and Heating Inc. in Kawkawlin, MI. He was a member of Bay County Builders Association, Tri County Plumbing and Heating Association and served with the U.S. Army in Korean from 1956 through 1957. He is survived by his wife the former Betty V. VanDenBosch whom he married on October 1, 1955. Also surviving are his children: Michael (Sandra) Mowbray of Kawkawlin, MI, Richard (Teresa) Mowbray of Linwood, MI, Robert (Tracey) Mowbray of Kawkawlin, MI and Patricia Mowbray of Chicago; his grandchildren: Jamie, Becky, Tom, Melissa, Kimberly, Crystal, Kurtis, Katelyn and Sarah; one great grandson: David; two brothers: Roy Mowbray of South Gate, MI and Clarence (Theresa) Mowbray of Sterling, MI; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he is also predeceased by one daughter Susan Mowbray, his stepmother Kathleen, two brothers: Ken and John Mowbray; one sister Florence Goedecke; one step brother Jack Eno. Funeral Services will take place Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 11:00 AM at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Officiating will be Rev. Fred Wibert with Interment in Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and on Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM and on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Memorial Envelopes for Light House Free Methodist Church Building Fund or the donor's favorite charity will be available at the funeral home. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street
Neal, Lorraine D.
Bay City, Michigan
Mrs. Neal, age 89 years, passed away February 20, 1999 at Bay Special Care Center. She was born in Saginaw on September 16, 1909 to the late Walter and Charlotte (Greise) Jochen. She retired from the Bay City Public Schools, having been the secretary at Washington School. She married Harry Neal in 1931 and he survives her. Mrs. Neal was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Sharon Chapter No. 20 OES. In addition to her husband, she leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Ellen Neal of Portage, MI; 5 grandchildren and their spouses: Jeffrey Neal and Billy and Cheryl Neal Suttlemyre, all of Jacksonville, FL, Douglas and Patrice Neal of St. Simons Island, GA, David and Susan Neal VanOyen of Royal Oak, MI and Scott and Marcia Neal McGraw of Bronson, MI; 5 great- grandchildren; as well as a daughter-in-law, Mary Neal of St. Simons Island, GA. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Neal. Funeral Service will be on Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 11:00 AM at Penzien & Steele Funeral Home. Dr. William P. Findlay will officiate. Private interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Saginaw. Friends may call on Friday, February 26, from 2-5 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Bay Area Family YMCA. Penzien & Steele Funeral Home 608 N. Madison Avenue
Sharp, Robert Lambert
Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Sharp, age 78 years, passed away February 19, 1999 at his residence. He was born in Bay City on September 13, 1920 to the late Charles E. and Dorothy L. (Lambert) Sharp. On June 7, 1947 he married the former Eleanor Smith. He was a 1948 graduate of Michigan State College, a life member of Joppa Lodge No. 315 F&AM and the Scottish Rite Bodies-Valley of Bay City; the Marion, MI Kiwanis Club and Marion Chamber of Commerce. He served as the Editor/Publisher of The Marion Press Newspaper for 33 years. He served in the United States Army during World War II, in the South Pacific. Mr. Sharp is survived by his wife Eleanor; four children: Susan (Thomas) Bontekoe of Paw Paw, MI, Patricia (Richard) Weiler of Bay City, James (Christine) Sharp of Auburn, and Janice Sharp of Marquette; ten grandchildren: Michelle, Michael and David Bontekoe, Charlie, Alex and Elizabeth Weiler, Brian, Emily and Kevin Sharp and Megan Eaton; a brother, Charles E. (Ruth) Sharp, Jr. of Fort Worth, Texas and a sister-in-law Geraldine Sharp of Dallas, Texas. He was predeceased by a son John Robert Sharp and two brothers, Wilson F. Sharp and John Robert Sharp. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Penzien & Steele Funeral Home at a future date. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Bay Area or the American Cancer Society. Penzien & Steele Funeral Home 608 N. Madison Avenue
Skrocki, William R.
William R. Skrocki, age 83 years, died Saturday, February 20, 1999 in Frankenmuth Care Center. On October 23, 1915, he was born to the late Joseph and Angeline (Miller) Skrocki in St. Helen, Michigan and has resided in Munger, most of his life. Bill was employed with Maday construction from 1964 until 1980, but was a farmer during most of his lifetime. He was a member of St. Norbert Church in Munger, its Ushers Club, and the Knights of Columbus Council #2740 in Essexville. He was a charter member of the Munger Potato Festival and a volunteer with the Fire Department in Munger for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Lynch, and nine children: Richard (Carol) Skrocki of Saginaw, Janet (Frank) Hozeska of Munger, Diane (Don) Buckey of Munger, James (Carol) Skrocki of Bay City, David Skrocki of Bay City, Leo Skrocki of Munger, Ellen (Chris) Quick of Auburn, Ruth (David) Meisel of Bay City, Mark (Terri) Skrocki of Bay City; 19 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter and John Skrocki; and his sisters, Mary Maday and Josephine Paciorkowski. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 11:00 AM in St. Norbert Church, Munger. Rev. James Carlson will preside and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. The Vigil Prayer Service will be held Monday at 7:30 PM in the W. A. Trahan Chapel. Visiting hours with the family will be Sunday from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM; Monday from 2- 5 and 6:30 until 8:30 PM at the W.A. Trahan Funeral Chapel; and on Tuesday at church after 10:00 AM. W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel & Prearrangement Center Madison at Tenth
Andrews, Tressie M.
Bay City, Michigan
Tressie M. Andrews passed away Saturday evening, February 20, 1999 at Bay Medical Center. Age 88 years. The daughter of the late Charles and Lou (Crooks) Andrews was born September 23, 1910 in Bay County, MI. She was a member of the Christian Assembly Church and retired from Dow Chemical Company. She is survived by three nieces: Shirley Revette of Bay City, MI, Beverly Werner of Watertown, SD, and Judy Williams of Warren, MI; four great-great nieces; eight great-great nephews; many great- great-great nieces and nephews and her very dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Hugh, Glenn and Roy Andrews and two sisters, Bessie Rohde and Essie Summers. Funeral and Committal Services will take place Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at 11:00 A.M. at Christian Assembly Church. Officiating will be Rev. Larry Kirkpatrick with private interment in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Monday from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. and Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. and from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. She will be taken to the church to lie in state Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until services. Memorial cards for the church will be available at the funeral home. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street
Haag, Alvin J.
Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Haag passed away Saturday, February 20, 1999 at Bay Medical Center. Age 93 years. The son of the late August and Flora (Berger) Haag was born January 20, 1906 in Bay County, MI. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Amelith. Mr. Haag was employed at the former DeFoe Shipbuilding Co. and retired from the City of Bay City Public Works Dept. He is survived by his wife the former Caroline Reisig; 31 nieces and nephews and a brother-in- law and sister-in-law, Reinhold and Helen Reisig of Saginaw, MI. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by three sisters: Florence Kesemeyer, Viola Koenig and Lydia Kloha and a brother, Herbert Haag. Funeral Services will take place Tuesday, February 23, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church of Amelith. Officiating will be the Rev. Andrew Loesel and interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Monday from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m. He will be taken to the Church to lie in state Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. and until services. Memorial cards for the church or for the donors favorite charity will be available at the funeral home. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street