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Gertrude Hendrick

May 21, 1933 - Oct 16, 2023

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Essexville, MI

GERTRUDE TRESSA HENDRICK Gertrude T. Hendrick, 90, of Essexville, died peacefully Monday, October 16, 2023 in her home. She was born May 21, 1933, the youngest of nine children, born to Clarence and Edith (DeJong) Venema. She married Morris E. Hendrick, Sr. in June of 1952. He died April 16, 2009. Gertrude graduated from Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw. She earned a varsity letter playing percussion in the school band. Gertrude worked at Severance Tool Industries of Saginaw as a precision h...Read More

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Patricia Ann Martin

Apr 16, 1945 - Feb 09, 2024

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Essexville, MI

Patricia Ann MartinEssexville, MichiganMs. Patricia A. Martin passed away peacefully at home February 9, 2024, the daughter of the late Albert and Virginia (Nowicki) Christie. Pat was born April 16, 1945 in Bay City, Michigan. She married Lawrence Martin On June 25, 1966 in St. James Catholic Church and he preceded her in death in March 2008. Pat attended Delta College and worked as a dental assistant before focusing on her family. Most recently, Pat worked at Uptown Girl Boutique in Bay City where she was loved by guests of the store. In her spare time, Pat enjoyed reading, walks and spending time with her family and friends. Pat was an active member of Our Lady of Peace - St. Mary Catholic Church in Bay City.Pat is survived by her son, Patrick Martin; nieces, Laurie (Bernard) Wood, Carrie (Carl) Kevorkian; great nieces, Melissa (Jordan) Weiler, Nichole (Alex) Kravat, and great nephew, Max (Aly) Kevorkian; numerous in laws, cousins, and friends. In addition to her parents, Albert and Virginia Christie, Pat was preceded in death by her sister, Yvonne Voisine.The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2024 at Our Lady of Peace - St. Mary Church, 607 East South Union, Bay City, Michigan 48706. Father Dale Orlik will preside. Pat's family will gather with friends and neighbors on Friday at the church from 10:00 until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m. Private family graveside committal will take place immediately following at St. Patrick Cemetery in Bay City, Michigan where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Lawrence. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials in Pat's memory to the Humane Society of Bay County or the donor's favorite charity. An online guest registry is available at www.ambrosefuneralchapel.com

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Helen

Oct 30, 1923 - Feb 08, 2024

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Essexville, MI

The Funeral Mass for Helen will be celebrated Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 11:00 AM at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish-St. John’s Church, 614 Pine Street, Essexville, MI 48732. Fr. Dale Orlik will celebrate Mass and private interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery next to her husband Francis. Family and friends will gather at the church Tuesday, February 13th from 9:00 am until the time of Mass. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Brian’s House or the “Wishes of the Family” in care of Richard Lynch. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Ambrose Funeral Home, 1200 Garfield Ave., Bay City, MI 48708. www.ambrosefuneralchapel.comA complete obituary will appear soon.

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Larry W. Howell

Jan 27, 1944 - Jan 21, 2024

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Essexville, MI

Larry W. Howell of Reese, age 79, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at Brian’s House in Essexville. Larry was born January 27, 1944, in Bay City, the son of the late Curtis and Margaret (Murphy) Howell of Fairgrove. On August 18, 1973, he was united in marriage with Cindy Poppy. Larry was a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Richville, where he served as an usher and elder over the years. He worked in the construction trade for several years before beginning his own business, Howell Contracting, which he ran until his retirement in 2005.Surviving are his wife, Cindy, of fifty years; two sons, Kurt Howell of Fairgrove and Ben (Brittany) Howell of Akron; three grandchildren, Lily, Mae, and Isla; brother, Tim (Kathy) Howell of Fairgrove; several nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law, Nan (Dave) Kober of Thompsonville and Roxanne (Leo) Ainsworth of Unionville. In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by his sister, Carol (Mike) Streeter; and nephews, Josh Ainsworth and Pat Streeter.In keeping with Larry’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville with Rev. Wes Gillaspie officiating. The family will be present to receive visitors from 10:00 a.m. until the time of his service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 3455 S Van Buren Rd, Reese, MI 48757, or The ALS Association, Michigan Chapter, P.O. Box 26599, Fraser, MI 48026 or online at webmi.alsa.org. 

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Lorraine Marie Greenwood

Jan 18, 1929 - Jan 18, 2024

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Essexville, MI

Lorraine Marie Greenwood born January 18, 1929 in Koolskamp, Belgium to the late Adhemar and Emma (Van deGinste) Naert. She made her journey to America from Belgium alone at 5 years old to be reunited with her parents who came over before her to establish a stable home and farm. Lorraine resided in the Essexville, Bay City area all of her life in America. Lorraine met Donald C. Greenwood at a dance hall doing what she loved, dancing. They dated and then married on May 28, 1949. Together Lorraine and Don had three sons, Donald Greenwood, Ronald (Diane) Greenwood, and Dennis (Mary) Greenwood. Through her 3 children, Lorraine was blessed with 5 grandchildren, Shawn (Nicole) Greenwood, Shannon (Chris) McPhee, Erica Greenwood, Stacey (Jeremy) Jarrett, and Joel (Karolyn) Greenwood. She was also blessed with 13 great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Rylee, Nicholas, Nathan, Jenna, Keagan, Beyonna, Micah, Moriah, Hannah, Jonathan, Nick, and Avery. She also had 2 great-great-grandsons, Jaxson and Ollivor. Lorraine had 3 very special nieces, Marilyn (Pat) McCaughan, Gail (Tim) Henderson, and Vickie (Rick) Abbott. A very special friend of over 80 years, Leona , and special friend Frank. Lorraine was a very caring, loving, and nurturing soul who never met a stranger. She loved to dance and shop, but above all she loved to spend time with her family that she cherished. In addition to her parents, Lorraine was also preceded in death by her brother, Frank, sisters, Myrene and Dolores V. and the love of her life Don. She is welcomed into heaven with them along with several nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends. Lorraine was called home to the Lord on Thursday, January 18, 2024 with her family by her side. Lorraine’s family will be present to receive visitors on Monday, January 22, 2024 from 10:00 AM until Lorraine’s 1:00 PM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. The presider will be Pastor Joel Greenwood with interment following in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com

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Benjamin J. Hadd

Jun 24, 1982 - Jan 07, 2024

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Essexville, MI

Benjamin J. HaddEssexville, MIBenjamin Jacob Hadd born 6/24/1982 passed away 1/7/2024 peacefully in his sleep. Benjamin was born to Gerald Leroy Hadd and Suzanne Marie Hadd (Barbeau). Benjamin was predeceased and welcomed by his father Gerald, sisters Cindy and Gail and many other friends and family. Also waiting for Benjamin was his beloved dog, Shooter. Benjamin left behind his wife Heidi Hadd, her son Michael, his mother Suzanne, sister Kara (Ronald) Messbarger, his nieces, nephew, great nephew and their dog Molly. A celebration of life will be arranged at a later date.

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Frederick Conaway

Sep 23, 1948 - Dec 22, 2023

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Essexville, MI

Final arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com. A full obituary will follow.

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Spencer

Oct 14, 1967 - Dec 22, 2023

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Essexville, MI

Spencer’s family will be present to receive visitors on Friday, December 29, 2023 from 3:00 PM until Spencer’s 6:30 PM Memorial Ceremony at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. Rev. Erwin M. Hutter will preside. Memorial contributions may be directed to Pilgrim Lutheran Church. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com. A complete obituary will follow.

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Felipe Luna

Aug 30, 1961 - Dec 16, 2023

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Essexville, MI

Felipe Luna passed away peacefully at the age of 62 at his sister's home surrounded by his loved ones on December 16, 2023, following a lingering illness. Felipe was born to the late Jesus and Angelita Luna on August 30, 1961 in Hart, Michigan. Felipe is survived by his children, Felipe (April) Luna, Sarah Luna (Christian) Farmar, Brandon (Alexis) Luna, Meagan Luna (Jose) Cisneros, Dylan Taylor-Triplett; also his grandchildren, Ricardo, Arianna, Ramio Gonzalez, Emma and Gracie Luna, Ciara and Lylianna Farmar, Jadelynn Kerr-Luna, Mia and Yasmin Cisneros; his great-grandchildren, Nina and Luna Gonzalez, and Juniper Dalton. Felipe is also survived by his siblings, Manuela Arroyo, Mary Lara, Tony (Trish) Luna, Francisca Gomez, Estella Gilmore, John Luna, Julia Kelly, Martin (Mandee) Luna, Mike Luna, and Peter (Karen) Luna, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Our dad Felipe loved the outdoors. He had a love for fishing and hunting, but most of all he loved his family. Felipe had an artistic talent in floral arrangements working for Keit's Greenhouse for many years. He enjoyed cooking and being the life of the party. Felipe had a famous quote when he saw a pretty lady: "Hey mamacita!" You will be missed by everyone, but not forgotten. A special thanks to McLaren Home Hospice Team and his sisters, Mary, Manuela, Francisca, and his nephews, Stephen and Robert for the special care they gave Felipe in his final days. A Celebration of Life will be held at the American Legion Post 18 at 700 Adams St. Bay City, Michigan at 12:30 PM on Thursday December 21, 2023. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www. skorupskis. com. Obituary lovingly submitted by the family.

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Mark Joseph Dabrowski

Feb 10, 1954 - Dec 15, 2023

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Essexville, MI

Mark Joseph Dabrowski, 69 of Essexville, affectionately known to many as "Markie," our hardworking and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, December 15, 2023. Mark was born on February 10, 1954, in Bay City, son of the late Henry and Maxine (Meier) Dabrowski. At All Saints Catholic School, at the young age of 14, he met the love of his life, the former LeAnn VanTol. Their bond began to flourish and continued to strengthen throughout the years. They were united in marriage on May 8, 1976. Mark was proud to be part of the first four year graduating class of All Saints. Mark was an exceptional individual, recognized for his unwavering work ethic and devotion to his family. In his youth, he displayed his dedication by driving for Secrist Oil Trucking Company during his sophomore and junior years. Continuing his pursuit of knowledge, Mark graduated from Delta College with an associate degree. He went on to work at the former Bay City Foundry, traveling across the country for casting work. Later, he found his place at Dow Chemical and Dow Corning, where he served as a Facility Manager for 25 years before retiring. Beyond his career achievements, Mark was an avid deer hunter. He also enjoyed hitting the golf course, perfecting his swing whenever he had the chance. Mark's greatest pleasure came from spending time with his grandchildren, showering them with love and support. He cheered them on during their sports activities, was always their number one fan, and was immensely proud of their many accomplishments. Mark's commitment to his Polish heritage was evident through his involvement with the Polish Pyros and his dedicated work with the Bay City downtown fireworks committee. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus, a former President of the Garber Athletics, and contributed significantly to the success of the St. John's Festival. His memory will live on for generations to come. Mark leaves to carry his legacy to his loving wife, LeAnn; their children, Cory (Jennifer) Dabrowski, Scott Dabrowski, and Jason Dabrowski; his grandchildren, Taylor Kerkau, Carson Dabrowski, Maddison Dabrowski, Ethan Dabrowski, Mason Dabrowski, and Sydney Dabrowski; siblings, David (Sandy) Dabrowski and Greg (Rhonda) Dabrowski; brother-in-law, Paul VanTol; sister-in-law, Barb (Bill) Weiler, Kim (Terry) Bokhart and many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Dabrowski; nephew, Ziven Dabrowski; niece, Jessica Wrona and his in-laws, Roy and Shirley VanTol. Mark's family will be present to receive visitors on Thursday, December 21, 2023, from 2:00 until 8:00 PM with a 6:00 PM Vigil at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd. , between Ridge & Center. On Friday, December 22, 2023, Mark will be taken to St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist Church), 614 Pine St. , Essexville, where he was a faithful parishioner, and visiting will continue from 10:00 AM until Mark's 11:00 AM Funeral Mass. Fr. Patrick C. O'Connor will preside with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www. skorupskis. com.

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Julius

Jun 18, 1955 - Dec 08, 2023

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Essexville, MI

Julius Andrew Fodo Jr. , "Butch", 68, of Munger, our funny, caring and hardworking, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2023 at McLaren Bay Region. Butch was born on June 18, 1955, in Bay City, to the late Julius and Alice (Santoviz) Fodo. Butch attended Bay City Central High School and graduated in 1974. After completing his education, he began his career in the auto industry as a laborer, working for Saginaw Steering Gear and retiring from Delphi after 28 years of dedicated service. He was a proud member of the UAW Local 699, where he formed lasting friendships with his colleagues. Outside of work, Butch had a passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed bow hunting and was previously a member of the Bay City Bowmen, honing his archery skills. He treasured his hunting expeditions with his son, Justin, and cherished their time together trout fishing in Grayling. In his leisure time, Butch found entertainment in playing Euchre and Keno, frequently visiting his friends at AMVETS. Butch is survived by his loving daughter, Jennifer (Tim) David; son, Justin (Heather) Fodo, and their mother, Colleen. Butch will also be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Tim "Tad" David, Emily David, Gavin Fodo, and Jayce Fodo, as well as his great-grandchildren, Sophia David and Kynzlee Coburn. He is also survived by his sister, Alice (Mark) Fenske, and numerous nieces and nephews. Butch's family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 10:00 AM until his 1:00 PM Celebration of Life at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd. , between Ridge & Center. Rev. Larry Jacobs will preside with cremation to follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared online at www. skorupskis. com.

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