Fitzek, Harold J.
Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Fitzek passed away early Tuesday morning, January 18, 2000 at Bay Medical Center, age 82 years. He was born July 1, 1917 in Vanderbilt, MI. He was a retired School Bus Driver for the Gaylord School District and served with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Combs; grandchildren: Jason Curttlin, Thomas Fitzek, Jeffery Combs Jr., Susan Hetfield, Douglas Degelman and Michael Hurd; his brothers and sister: Roy, Donald, and Gerald Fitzek, Florence Bickham, and Donald Black; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel Fitzek; his children: Thomas Fitzek, and Sharon Degelman; three brothers: Lyle, Kenneth, Leonard Fitzek. Funeral and Committal Services will take place Friday, January 21, 2000 at 12:00 o'clock noon at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. Officiating will be Rev. Carl Avery with private burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. and until the time of services. Memorial Envelopes for the Donor's Favorite Charity will be available at the funeral home. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street
Krygier, Sal M.
Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Krygier died Monday evening, January 17, 2000 at the Bay Medical Center, age 67 years. Son of the late George and Mary (Michalak) Krygier was born April 26, 1932 in Bay City where he has lived most of his life. Mr. Krygier married the former Karen Techlin on March 20, 1982 in Bay City, she survives him. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Sal retired from the former Congressman Traxler's office where he served as a liaison person for Military Affairs in the 8th District. He was a member of the P.L.A.V. where he served as past Commander and was also a member of the American Legion Post #18. Mr. Krygier was a Military Liaison for the Bay County Veterans Council and was awarded "Veteran of the Year". He was selected for the Selective Service Board and was a Campaign Manager and later Legislative Aide for the former State Representative James Barcia. Sal was instrumental in establishing the new Veteran Memorial and Perpetual Care Fund. Mr. Krygier was active in the Democratic Party. He was also a coach in the South End Little League. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church and a former member of the Ushers Club. Surviving besides his wife, Karen, he leaves six children: Michael (Lori) Krygier, Kathy (Jerry) Babinski, Pamela Krygier, and their mother, Patricia Krygier, Roberta (Ed) Tucker, April Campbell and Robin (George) Janz, all of Bay City; eleven grandchildren: Collin, Shayla, Alyssa, Brandon, Bradley, Austin, Chad, Chase, Amber, Donovan, and Bridgette; three sisters and four brothers: Jeanette Stevens, Romaine Torka, Maxine (Joseph) Dombroski, Arthur (Emily) Krygier, Clarence (Vicki) Krygier, Leonard (Mary) Krygier, and George (Blanche) Krygier; one sister-in-law, Helen Krygier. He was predeceased by one sister, Dorothy Krygier and a brother, Ernie Krygier Sr. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, January 20, 2000 at 10:00 A.M. from St. Stanislaus Church. Rev. Fr. William J. Rutkowski will officiate with burial in Elm Lawn Cemetery under the auspices of the Bay County Veterans Council. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1-5 P.M. and 7-9 P.M. and at the Church on Thursday from 9:00 A.M. until time of service. There will be a Parish Wake Service at 4:30 P.M. Wednesday, followed by a P.L.A.V. service at 7:00 P.M. that evening. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Veterans Memorial Fund. Ambrose Funeral Home 1200 Garfield Ave.
Libera, Geraldine (Gerry)
Mrs. Libera died Monday evening, January 17, 2000 at Saginaw St. Mary's Hospital, age 66 years. Daughter of the late Fred and Agnes (Brady) Brink was born September 12, 1933 in Lansing and has lived here most of her life. She married Ron Libera August 21, 1954, He survives her. Mrs. Libera worked at Beson's Meat Market on Euclid Avenue and was a member of St. Maria Goretti Church. Surviving besides her husband Ron, she leaves four children: Debbie (Tim) Nutter, Gerald Libera, Brian Libera and Brenda (Bill) Dufresne, two grandchildren: Ashley and Dani Nutter. She was predeceased by one brother and one sister. A private Funeral Service will take place at Squires Funeral Home. There will be no visitation. Squires Funeral Home 211 N. Henry St.
Margaret Matthews went home to be with the Lord on Monday, January 17, 2000 at St. Mary's Medical Center after a lengthy illness, age 83 years. Our mother, grandmother and sister was born July 9, 1916, the second daughter of Sam and Mariah Mackey in Mintercipy, Mississippi. Margaret accepted Christ at an early age. She moved to Bay City, Michigan from Memphis, Tennessee in 1952 and joined the Second Baptist Church. She was involved in many ministries of the church including member of the Senior Choir, past president of the Missionary Board, Pastor's Aid, Sunday School Teacher and Director of the Children's Choir. In 1985, she became an active member of the Mt. Olive Institutional Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a member of the Senior Choir, Sunday School teacher and the Missionary Society until her illness. She also served the Saginaw Valley Baptist District Association in the Women's Auxiliary in the capacity of chairperson of the Stewardship Committee, member of the Worship Committee and an instructor in the Children's Department. Margaret continued her 6th grade education in 1970 and graduated from Saginaw Adult Education High School in 1979. She then attended John Wesley College in Owosso, MI and Moody Bible College in Chicago, IL. She graduated from American Baptist Theology College in 1986, receiving the Outstanding Student Award. Margaret married William Davis in 1954 and they became the parents of two children, Debra and Billy. In 1973 she married John P. Matthews; he predeceased her in 1987. She leaves to cherish her memory one daughter, Debra (Roosevelt) Austin II, a daughter-in-law, Dalemarie Davis, five grandchildren, one sister, Mary Smith and a host of nieces, nephews, her church family and friends. She was predeceased by her son, parents, two sisters and one brother. Margaret was a great teacher and counselor. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Funeral Service will take place Friday, January 21, 2000 at 11:00 a.m., at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church 1114 N. 6th St., Saginaw. Rev. Marvin Smith will officiate with burial in the Forest Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the Elsie Black Funeral Home, 1106 N. 6th St.; family will meet with friends Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000; 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Special services by the O.E.S. Omega Chapter #44 will have service at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 at the Elsie Black Funeral Home. Elsie Black Funeral Home Saginaw, Michigan
Basel, Laverne O.
LaBelle, Florida Formerly of Pinconning
Laverne O. Basel went to be with the Lord on January 18, 2000. Laverne was born in Bay City Michigan on August 3, 1925 to Fred and Olive Ancel who predeceased her along with three sisters and two brothers. A long time resident of Pinconning, Laverne and her husband John moved to LaBelle Florida in 1995. She was a woman of great faith who loved the Lord, and was devoted to her family. Left to mourn her passing is her husband John of LaBelle and her sons; James (Sharon) Basel of E. Lansing, John (Linda) Basel of Ft. Meyers and Jerry (Denise) Basel of Lawrenceville GA; her grandchildren; Nicholas & Hilary Basel and Bruce Basel. She was predeceased by a grandson Brent Basel. Laverne loved people and touched the lives of many. A service to celebrate her life and honor her name will be held on Sunday January 23, 2000 at 2:00 pm at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Pinconning with Rev. Robert Allmann presiding with inurnment in St. John's Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 1:00 pm until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Johns Lutheran Church Pinconning. A second memorial service will be held in February at the Aqua Isles Mobile Home Park in LaBelle, FL. Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home Pinconning
Larson, Allan P.
Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Larson died Wednesday morning, January 19, 2000 at Bay Medical Center. Age 62 years. Al was born December 2, 1937 in Bemidji, MN to Gilbert & Viola Larson. He served with the US Army from 1955 to 1958. Al married Marcia Rae Rackliff in Superior, WI in 1960; she survives him. He began working for Lakehead Pipeline Co. Inc. in 1968 and moved with his family to Bay City. He became involved with the ERO, eventually as President until the time of his disability retirement. Besides his wife Marcia, Al is also survived by his three sons, Jay, Jody and Joel and his granddaughter, Kirstyn Rene Larson, all of Bay City; his mother, Viola Larson of Cambridge, MN; one brother, Gary (Joanne) Larson of Coon Rapids, MN; brothers and sisters- in-law: Judy (Gary) Hooker of Superior, WI, Kay Koski of Columbia Heights, MN and Bill Koski; one "favorite" niece, Jill (Dennis) Austin; nephews, David Hooker, Glen and Brad Koski; aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends and neighbors. Al was predeceased by his father Gilbert Larson and his mother-in-law Kathryn Rackliff. Al enjoyed the devotion of his Doberman, "Miss Bay City Kate" and his many other pets. It was the request of Al that his remains be cremated and that no formal funeral service take place. Al's family will receive friends on Sunday, January 23, 2000 at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Bay County, Inc. or to Crippled Children & Adults. Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. 201 W. Midland Street
Passed away January 19, 2000 at Standish Community Hospital. Age 84. She was born September 2, 1915 in Detroit. The former Anna Koziel married Frank Prohaska in 1939 in Detroit. He predeceased her in 1992. She has been an area resident most of her life. She was a member of Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of Fr. Labory Council 2724 of the K of C. Survivors are 4 sons: Frank (Josie) of Redford Twp, Edward (Jennie) of Belleville, Michael (Melissa) of Standish, Thomas (Diane) of Pinconning; 13 grandchildren: Dan, Donna, Keven, Michelle, Susan, David, Bryan, Tom Jr., Trisha, Justin, Anna, Michael, and Mathew; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 cousins: Thersa, Frances and Annie. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by 4 cousins: Hattie, Wanda, Virginia, Stella and 1 step sister Charlotte. Rite of Christian Burial will be Saturday January 22, 2000 at 12 noon from Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Ramon Matuszewski officiating with burial in Resurrection Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral chapel from 10 AM to 9 PM Friday with a 7:30 PM Prayer Service Friday. R. O. Savage Funeral Chapel Standish, Michigan