OBITUARIES - BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN
Life is but a stopping place. A pause in what's to be.
June 23, 2008
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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.
By: Obituary MBC Staff
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:
STENDER, GENEVIEVE M. (VILLERMAIN)
Bay City, Michigan
Mrs. Genevieve Marie Stender
, age 95 years, passed away June 27, 2008 at Heartland Healthcare Center ? Hampton. She was born on December 8, 1912 in Cissna Park, Illinois the daughter of the late Emile and Madeline (Blum) Villermain. On April 27, 1940 Genevieve married Ellwood M. Stender and he preceded her in death on July 9, 1977. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Legion of Mary and the League of Catholic Women and Men.
Surviving family include her children, Albert (Nancy) Stender, Genevieve Kasper and Emil (Judy) Stender; grandchildren, Dawn (Bret), Jodie (Ed), Patrick (Michelle), Sarah (Kevin), Erin (Ron), Albert Jr. (Ami), Marten, Emily, Jeremy (Jenny) and Carrie (Michael); 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and a nephew, Kenneth (Donna) Villermain. Genevieve was preceded in death by her brother, George Villermain and her son-in-law, Dale Kasper.
The Funeral Liturgy will be on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. Robert DeLand will preside with Rite of Committal following at Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 3-9 p.m. with a Vigil for the Deceased at 7:30 p.m. She will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Wishes of the Family.
BROWN, Charles H.
Bay City, Michigan
, age 84 years, passed away June 26, 2008 while visiting in Connecticut to attend his granddaughter's high school graduation. He was born in Time, IL on November 24, 1923.
Charlie was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church and had served on the Vestry.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Post 18. Charlie was a member of the Bay City Players, a former Boy Scout Leader and a member of Bay City Lodge No. 88, B.P.O.E. He was employed by Westover-Kamm for many years prior to being employed as maintenance manager of the Allen Medical Building.
On June 1, 1946, he married the former Edna Young and she survives him along with his son Richard C. (Kristine) Brown, his grandson First Lieutenant Daniel Brown serving in Iraq and his granddaughter Carolyn Brown. He was preceded in death by his brother Norton Brown.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church. The Rev. Fr. Michael Herman and Rev. Fr. Peter M. Cominos will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Trinity Episcopal Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Episcopal Church, the Bay City Players or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The family will receive friends at the Church on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time.
Urbaniak, Dorothy J.
, age 90 years, passed away with her family by her side on June 25, 2008 at Bay Medical Care Facility. She was born in Bay City, Michigan on January 16, 1918 to the late George and Mary (Hudzinski) Waldron. On July 17, 1939, she married Floyd E. Urbaniak and he preceded her in death on June 21, 2004. Dorothy was a member of St. James Church, its Altar Society and the League of Catholic Women and Men. She volunteered for over 32 years in the gift shop at Bay Medical Center and also worked for State Farm Insurance.
She is survived by 2 children: Karen (Paul) Mulders of Essexville and Allan (Kathleen) Urbaniak of Bay City, 8 grandchildren: Jeremy (girlfriend, Justina) Mulders, Lisa (Jason) Rose, Paul (girlfriend, Ashley) Mulders, Matthew Mulders, Alison (John) Miller, Andrea Durfey, Stefanie Foerster and Wendy (Michael) Mielens, 8 great-grandchildren: Samantha and Lindsay Miller, Grace Durfey, Brenan, Addison and Braden Foerster and Ethan and Quinn Mielens, a daughter-in-law, Barb Urbaniak, a brother, George Waldron and a sister-in-law, Catherinemae Waldron. She was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Urbaniak, a brother, Virgil Waldron, 2 sisters: Florence Klann and Alethea Oldham, a brother-in-law, Joseph Oldham and a sister-in-law, Shirley Waldron.
Funeral Liturgy will be on Tuesday at 12 Noon at St. James Church. Rev. Fr.
Robert DeLand will preside with Rite of Committal following in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-8 p.m. and Monday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. with a Vigil for the Deceased at 7 p.m. She will lie in state at the church on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bay Medical Care Facility Activity Dept.
The family wishes to extend and extra special thank you to the staff of Bay Medical Care Facility 2 West, especially Renee, who took such good care of Mom.
Carpenter, Georgene M.
Bay City, Michigan
, age 78 years, passed away June 26, 2008 at Brian?s House-Bay. She was born in Alpena, Michigan on December 22, 1929 to the late St. Clair and Hazel (Doughtery) Manning. Georgene was an avid gardener and enjoyed arts and crafts. She was actively involved in youth groups and the Bay County Youth Canteen during the 1950's and 1960's.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Carpenter, 3 children: David (Barbara) Donakowski, Bobbie (David) Sullivan and St. Clair (Ann) Donakowski, a son-in-law, Charles Kretzschmer, a stepson, Steve (Sandy) Carpenter, her grandchildren: Michelle Aho, Greg Donakowski, Monnie Schafer, Matt Mac Kenzie, Mardi Pavlichet, Dr. Bradi Boyce, Kelly Gruber and several step-grandchildren, her great-grandchildren: Andrew, Jessica, Parker, Blake, Brock, Austin, Carmyn, Kinsey, Reagan, Kendall, Tatum, Beckett as well as several step great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews, a sister, Shirlene (Don) Liske, and 2 brothers: Hugh (Margaret) Manning and Rev. Jack (Delores) Manning. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Geri Kretzschmer and her brothers: Ralph, Jim and Bill Manning.
Funeral service will be on Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Manning will officiate. Private burial will take place in Grant Township Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Brian?s House or the wishes of the family.
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