Madden, M. Frances
Bay, City, MI (Formerly of Royal Oak, Mi)
Mrs. M. Frances Madden passed away May 7, 1999 at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, at age 81 years. She was born March 22, 1918 in Davies County, Indiana. Mrs. Madden had worked as a teller for the Wayne Oakland Bank for 20 years until she retired in 1984. She was a past member of the First United Methodist Church of Royal Oak and was currently a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Bay City. She is survived by two daughters: Janet (John) Frazer of Jupiter, FL., Pamela Adley of Marietta, GA and one son Gary Madden of Detroit, MI; 8 grandchildren and 5 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Curtis M. Madden, and her parents. Visitation will be Sunday 6-8 and Monday 4-8 at Kinsey-Garrett Funeral Home. Services for Mrs. Madden are pending for Tuesday and burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church Bay City, MI. Kinsey-Garret Funeral Home 420 S. Lafayette Royal Oak, MI 48067
Huizar, Francisa N.
Mrs. Huizar, age 77, passed away Saturday, May 8, 1999 at her residence with her loving and caring family at her side. She was born in Saltillo, Mexico on March 25, 1922 to the late Nieves and Elena (Guerrero) Navarro. She was a lifelong resident of the Pinconning area and a member of St. Agnes Church. She is survived by her children: Joe (Judy) Huizar of Pinconning, Seferino Huizar of Pinconning, Ramon Huizar of Colorado, Elena (Jesse Jr.) Ramirez of Pinconning, Diana (Pedro) Rivera of Lansing, Juanita Huizar of Pinconning, Maria (James) Monroe of Denver, Grace (Santos) Rodriguez of Bay City; 49 grandchildren; 48 great- grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Olvia Huizar of Bay City; brothers and sisters: Raul Navarro, Gerardo Navarro, Minevra Hernandez, Maria Luna and Guadalupe Navarro, all of Mexico. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond in 1971, two sons: Jose (Raul) and Francisco Huizar and a daughter-in-law, Kathy Huizar, all in 1994, and a granddaughter, Lori Huizar. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 11 A.M. from St. Agnes Church with Rev. Fr. Ramon Matuszewski presiding with burial in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call at the Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home on Monday from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M. and Tuesday from 1 P.M. to 9 P.M. The Guadalupanos will say the Rosary at 7 P.M. tonight at the funeral home. A Wake Service will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 P.M. On Wednesday, Mrs. Huizar will lie in state at the church from 10 A.M. until time of services. Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Pinconning
Kipfmiller, Michael G. Jr.
Bay City, Michigan
Michael G. Kipfmiller Jr., age 80, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was called home to rest in eternal peace with our Lord early Saturday morning, May 8, 1999 at Bay Medical Center. Michael is survived by his loving wife of nearly 53 years, Marguerite (Rayl) Kipfmiller; and four children: Kathy Kipfmiller of Bay City, Lonny and Debbie Kipfmiller of Standish, Randy Kipfmiller of Sterling and Terry and Charlene Kipfmiller of Omer. Michael also leaves seven grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; family friends Lisa and Logan, as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael is also survived by a brother, Elwin and Lena Kipfmiller of Midland. Michael was a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church and retired from General Motors. Michael served with the US Army during WWII and received the Purple Heart as well as two Bronze Stars. Funeral and Committal Services will take place Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church. Rev. Paul E. Schaewe will officiate. Private interment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. on Monday from 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. The Military Order of The Purple Heart #514 will conduct its Service of Remembrance Monday at 7:30 P.M. Michael will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until time of services. Memorial contributions for St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society will be available at the funeral home. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street
Kowalski, Benjamin V. (Ben)
Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Kowalski passed away Sunday morning, May 9, 1999 at his home. Age 81 years. The son of the late Stanley "Charlie" and Lottie (Przybylski) Kowalski was born January 6, 1918 in Bay City where he has lived for all of his life. He married the former Martha A. Laskowski on November 27, 1946 in St. Hyacinth Church, she survives him. Mr. Kowalski served with the U.S. Army during WWII, and had worked at Kuhlman Electric Co. and later retired from the Bay City Chevrolet Plant. He played with the first American Hockey League in Bay City and was also a baseball player, an avid golfer, swimmer, roller blader and cross country skier. Mr. Kowalski was a member of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church and League of Catholic Women and Men. Surviving besides his wife, Martha, he was a hero to his daughters: Vickie and Doug Keller, Gloria and Bill Gillard, Elaine Kowalski and friend Pat Foy, all of Bay City and Shirley and Jaime Johnson of Birch Run. Also five grandchildren: Scott, Brandon, Cassondra, Alicia and Sharayah and a brother and a sister, Lawrence (Florence) Kowalski of Bay City and Isabelle Jaworski of Alger; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Benjamin Justin "B.J." Gillard and four brothers: Ignatius, Floyd, Raymond and Marion Kowalski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church by Rev. Fr. Gerald F. Kukla with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. A Parish Wake Service will take place at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Bay Area, American Cancer Society or St. Hyacinth Parish. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4-8 P.M., on Tuesday from 2-8 P.M. and on Wednesday at the church from 9:00 A.M. until time of funeral mass. Ambrose Funeral Home 1200 Garfield Ave.
Stolt, William T.
Au Gres, Michigan
William T. Stolt, age 68, of Au Gres, passed away Sunday, May 9, 1999 at the Tawas St. Joseph Hospital. He was born to Walter and Isabelle Stolt on March 25, 1931 in Pontiac. William was a veteran and was retired from G.M. William is survived by his father, Walter; former wife, Joanne Stolt; daughter Tracie (Mike) Sanborn of Waterford; brother, Jack (Flo) of Au Gres; grandchildren, Kyle and Adrian; nieces, Fonda (Mike) Summers and Debbie (Mike) Ouillette; nephews, Mark, Robert, J.R. Stolt, Kevin Ouillette, Cory (Lisa) Ouillette and dear friend, Nancy Mathews. Funeral Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at the Forshee Funeral Home in Au Gres. Fr. James Falsey will officiate with interment at the St. Michael's Cemetery in Pinconning. Visitation will be Monday from 5 until 9 P.M. C.L. Forshee & Sons Funeral Homes, Inc. 101 E. Michigan Avenue Au Gres, Michigan
Fuerst, Charles R.
Mr. Fuerst, formerly of Whittemore, died Sunday, May 9, 1999 at Brian's House Care Center in Essexville, age 88. He was born September 3, 1910 in Whittemore. Mr. Fuerst was a member of the Whittemore United Methodist Church and the Whittemore Masonic Lodge. He was a retired supervisor at National Gypsum Company. Surviving are two daughters: Jane (Jerry) Koehn of Oscoda and Jean (Hubert) Harrow of Pinconning; six grandchildren: Jeff (Mona) Koehn, Janell (Drew) Frakes, Julie (Tim) Kaminski, Jason (Vicky) Koehn, Carla (Chad) Niswander and Caryn Harrow; seven great- grandchildren: Jeremiah, Heather, Justin, Courtney, Whitney, Joshua and Calub; and two sisters: Alberta Doty of Tawas City and Ella Parks of Irving, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois, in 1992, a brother, William and sisters, Clara Fogelsinger, Esther Schneider and Ruth McLean. Services will be Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 2:00 P.M. from the Jacques & Kobs Funeral Home in Tawas City, Rev. Devin Chisholm officiating. Burial will be in the R.L.D.S. Cemetery in Whittemore. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2- 9 P.M. A Masonic Memorial Service will be held Tuesday evening at 7:00 P.M. The family suggests memorial contributions to Brian's House (Hospice of Bay Area) or the Whittemore United Methodist Church. Jacques & Kobs Funeral Homes 416 Whittemore Street Tawas City, Michigan
Torres, Robert G.
Bay City, Michigan
Robert G. Torres, age 45 years, died suddenly Monday, May 10, 1999 upon admittance to Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born to Juan and Ester Torres on June 20, 1953 in San Antonio, TX and resided in Bay City most of his life. Robert was employed with Dow Chemical Company, Midland for twenty-five years. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish and the Men's Softball Association. Surviving family members include his wife, Sandy; three children: Jennifer Ann, Tiffany Marie and Robert Juan Torres; his mother, Ester Torres of Bay City; three brothers: John (Christina) Torres of Bay City, George Torres of Coldwater, and Albert (Mary) Torres of Denver, CO; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Raul and Valentine Torres. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Thursday, May 13, 1999 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Joseph Gymnasium (due to remodeling at the church). Robert will lie in state in the gymnasium on Thursday after 9:00 A.M. Rev. Raymond S. Fron will preside and interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Vigil Wake Service will be Wednesday at 7:30 P.M. in the funeral chapel. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.; Wednesday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. and 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. at the W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel. W. A. Trahan Funeral Chapel & Prearrangement Center Madison at Tenth