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Life is but a stopping place. A pause in what's to be.

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Life is but a stopping place. A pause in what's to be. A resting place along the road To sweet eternity.

We all have different journeys, different paths along the way, We all are meant to learn some things, But never meant to stay... Our destination is a place Far greater than we know.
For some, the journey's quicker, For some, the journey's slow. And when the journey finally ends, We'll claim a great reward and find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord. As your loved one enters the gates of heaven, may God's gentle peace comfort your heart.

Rest in Peace:

RACHWITZ, William G.
Munger, Michigan

Mr. William G. Rachwitz, age 91 years, passed away September 16, 2008 at Covenant Healthcare. He was born on May 29, 1917 in Munger, the son of the late William and Effie (Bennett) Rachwitz. On November 11, 1939 he married the former Helen G. Peglow, and she preceded him in death on November 17, 2002. Bill was employed by H.C. Weber Construction Company for many years and retired from American Hoist in 1979. He was a member of Trinity St. James Lutheran Church.

Surviving family include his son, James (Diane) Rachwitz of Bay City and Deana (Tom) Leinberger of Freeland, 4 grandchildren, Brian (Melissa) Rachwitz, Kimberly (Jay) Anderson, Bradford (Wendy) Leinberger and Zachary Leinberger, 4 great-grandchildren, Seth and Joel Rachwitz and Will and Noah Leinberger and many nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Rachwitz and sisters, Mabel Fuhrman and Irma Czuprynski.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12noon on Saturday at Trinity St. James Lutheran Church. Rev. Theodore E. Voll officiating. The family will greet friends at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Meadowview Manor Activity Fund or to Trinity St. James Lutheran Church.

PENZIEN-STEELE 608 N. Madison Ave. Bay City, Michigan

VAN TUYLE, Willard (Bill) D.
Bay City, MI

Willard (Bill) D. Van Tuyle, age 83, died September 4, 2008 at Bay Regional Medical Center. He was born August 16, 1925 in Clinton, Michigan.

Mr. Van Tuyle served in the Navy for 2½ years during World War II. He graduated from Clinton High School in Lenawee County. He attended the University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor's Degree and an MBA in accounting. He began his career in Bay City in 1955 and was a partner in the C.P.A. firm of Laine, Appold & Co., retiring in 1988. He was a member of the American Institute of C.P.A.'s and the Michigan Association of C.P.A.'s. Other memberships include: Trinity Episcopal Church, the University of Michigan Alumni Association and the Bay City Lodge No.88 B.P.O.E. He was an avid fisherman and greatly enjoyed reading and suduko. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Van Tuyle is survived by his sons Jeff (Monica) and Greg; grandchildren Jennifer, Bridgette and Billy and his sister Jane (Bob) Brauburger. He was predeceased by his wife Mary in 2005; his brother David (Barbara); and his parents William P. and Martha (Finney) of Clinton, Michigan.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. Fr. Michael Herman will officiate. Memorial tributes may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church Endowment Fund. The family will receive friends at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memories may be shared through the Bay City Times at

PENZIEN-STEELE 608 N. Madison Ave. Bay City, Michigan

UEBERROTH, Hugh Thomas
Bay City, MI

Mr. Ueberroth, age 78 years, died September 9, 2008 at Bay Regional Medical Center. He was born in Bay City on July 22, 1930 to the late Edward and Ethel (Hayes) Ueberroth. He was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and was retired from General Motors Powertrain in Bay City.

Survivors include 3 children: Rochelle M. (Thomas) Dearden, James E. (Karen) Ueberroth and Cathy R. (Roy) Taylor, 6 grandchildren: Rachel, Jamie, Sarah, Keaghley, Katie and Thomas, 6 great grandchildren, a brother Charles (Lorraine) Ueberroth, and 2 first cousins: Bruce (Margaret) Ervin and Alice Hall. He was preceded in death by a brother James Ueberroth.

Funeral and committal service will be Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church. The Rev. Richard D. Starr will officiate. Private burial will be at Floral Gardens Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be made to the family. Friends may call at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. He will lie in state at the Church on Saturday from 12 noon until service time.

PENZIEN-STEELE 608 N. Madison Ave. Bay City, Michigan

Shushan, NY Formerly-Bay City

Age 94, died September 9, 2008. Funeral will be in New York. Private burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Bay City.

PENZIEN-STEELE 608 N. Madison Ave. Bay City, Michigan

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