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We are a full service funeral home, offering families an everlasting cemetery memorial at a reduced price.  We can custom design a monument, marker, or bench that will be a special tribute to your loved one.  Our funeral home uses a local family owned and operated monument and marker company.  Call us first at: 1-989-895-9601 or 1-989-893-1616.

Brian A. Vos

Brian A. Vos

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director and Manager of Ambrose location

 

 Brian and his wife Mary Jo purchased both Ambrose and Squires Funeral Homes from Ed and Mary Heinlein in January of 2018. Brian had been the manager for the funeral homes since November of 1999.  Brian and Mary Jo were married in 2017 and have blended their families together in Bangor Township.  They  have three daughters and one son involved in various sports, choir and theatre shows at John Glenn High School or Christa McAuliffe Middle School.

     Brian graduated from Bay City Central High School in 1990.  Then on to Delta College and later graduated from Wayne State University Department of Mortuary Science in 1995.  Working at a few different funeral homes throughout Plymouth, Westland, Detroit, Gaylord, Grand Blanc and Bay City.  

     Brian is a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, a charter member of St. Stanislaus Knights  Columbus Council #12423, Bishop Murphy Assembly #0491 and Color Corps, Michigan Embalmers Society, St. George Society, Polish Falcons and Heartland Hospice Public Awareness Committee.

     Brian and Mary Jo are sponsors of the Relay for Life girls Soccer game at Garber High School, donors for Northwest Little League, Southwest Little League, Southend Little League, Disability Services Resource Center, Crime Stoppers, Knights of Columbus Council and Auxiliary events, Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish Events including the AC Festival every year, John Glenn Drama, Choir and Theatre, Special Olympics of Michigan and ads in several local church bulletins.

Email: Brian@ambroseandsquires.net


John P. VanDenBoom

John P. VanDenBoom

Licensed Funeral Director/Manager of Squires location

 

John is a native of the Munger area and is the youngest of five children.  He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music from Central Michigan University and has been a public school music teacher for 20 years.  His teaching career begin in Fairview, Michigan before moving back to the Bay City area in 2003.   He is currently employed by the Essexville-Hampton Public School District teaching elementary music.  He taught vocal music at Garber High School and Cramer Junior High for 14 years, and directed numerous Garber Musicals before taking a sabbatical during the 2016-2017 school year.  During that time he completed his studies in Mortuary Science from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated in June of 2017.  He received full licensure in the Great State of Michigan as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in August of 2017 and has been with Ambrose-Squires Funeral Homes since May of 2015.  In his free time, John enjoys playing piano and organ around the Diocese of Saginaw and for his parish, Our Lady of Czestochowa – St. Stanislaus Kostka.  He also enjoys bike riding, gardening, cooking, and evenings at home around the fire with family and friends.


Matthew J. Luczak

Matthew J. Luczak

Licensed Apprentice

Matt finished his Mortuary Science degree at Wayne State University this past July.  He joined our staff full time in August 2018 and will be a Licensed Funeral Director before October 2018.

Matt is very excited to be back in Bay City to not only spend time with his family and friends from John Glenn High School  but continue the family traditions his grandfather and father did for so many years. 

Our team welcomes Matt and his family to our ever growing and professional community leaders. 



Mackenzee L. Kunz

Mackenzee L. Kunz

Apprentice and Funeral Assistant

 Bio soon


Gene Andrzejewski

Gene Andrzejewski

Funeral Assistant

 

Gene has been married to Marcine for 55 years.  They have two children, Karen and John and seven grandchildren.  Gene worked in broadcasting for 42 years with WKNX-TV, WBCM Radio and retired from WNEM-TV5.  After retirement Gene starting working at the funeral homes in January of 2003.  Lifetime Bay City resident, Gene was a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus Council #12423 and St. Stanislaus Food Pantry.


Bob Anthony

Bob Anthony

Funeral Assistant

Bob has been a member of our staff since 2004 after retiring from Carbone of America (formerly Ultra Carbon) as Product Marketing Manager for 30 years.  Bob and his wife Clarice (Goik) have been married 58 years.  They have four children, thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Bob graduated from St. James High School in 1954 and received his Associate of Science Degree from Delta College.  Bob and Clarice have been members of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Hyacinth Church for over 50 years.  As a US Navy veteran, I personally invite our veterans and their families to come to our funeral homes and discuss your needs with us.

 


Tony Biskup

Tony Biskup

Funeral Assistant

 

Tony retired from teaching and will fill in as a sub occasionally.  He attended Central Michigan University and Saginaw Valley State University.  Tony and his wife Monty are proud grandparents to two granddaughters living in New York. He enjoys playing golf and is a big Detroit Tiger and Lions fan.  Tony has been a part of our staff since 2012.


Kathie Brisson

Kathie Brisson

Bookeeper and Funeral Assistant

 

Kathie joined our staff in January of 2018.  Kathie manages the bookkeeping and payroll while assisting with day to day responsibilities for the funeral homes.  Kathie is married and has two daughters and two grandchildren.


Thomas Clements

Thomas Clements

Property Management and Funeral Assistant

 

Tom married Mary Ann on November 25, 1972.  They have three daughters: Stephanie, Kathryn and Natalie, five grandchildren: Bradley, John “Jack”, Jacob, Joshua and Abigail.  Tom was in the US Marine Corps and retired from Saginaw Metal Casting Operations after more than 40 years of service.  Tom has been a part of our staff for ten years and can be often seen outside beautifying the properties with his green thumb.


Mike Crafton

Mike Crafton

Funeral Assistant and Transfer Specialist

 

Mike has been married to Heidi for 14 years and they enjoy living in the Auburn Area.  They have a son Brad who resides in South Carolina.  Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, camping and taking care of their three fur babies.  Mike has been in Public Service for over 17 years and with the funeral homes since 2015.  In Mike’s words, “I enjoy helping people, caring for the families that we serve and working with the community.”


Jim Fielbrandt

Jim Fielbrandt

Funeral Assistant

 

Jim has been married to Elaine for 49 years.  They have two children, Jennifer and Erik.  Jim and Elaine love to visit their daughter and family in Chicago and spend time with their four grandchildren as well.  Jim is a retired catholic school teacher and principal, educating the youth for 43 years.  He is a member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church, the Men’s Choir and St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus Council #12423.  Jim has been on staff at the funeral homes since the summer of 2012.


David Jankowiak

David Jankowiak

Funeral Assistant

 

Dave has been married to Leanne for 20 years.  They have three children and six grandchildren.  He served in the US Marine Corps and retired from General Motors after 40 years of service.  Dave is a very active member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish-St. Stanislaus Church and a lecturer as well.  He is also a devoted member of St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus Council #12423 and their current Recording Secretary.  Dave has been on staff at the funeral homes since 2013.


Jim Schumann

Jim Schumann

Funeral Assistant and Transfer Specialist

 

Jim retired from General Motors 16 years ago and is a member of Zion Lutheran Church.  He has been on staff at the funeral homes since 2011.  Jim and his wife Joyce have four children.


Frank Sniecinski

Funeral Assistant

 Bio and photo coming soon


Mike Socia

Mike Socia

Funeral Assistant and Transfer Specialist

 

Mike has been married to Linda for 45 years.  They have two sons, Brian and Mark, three grandchildren: Eilee, Tatum and Avery.  He served with the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era and was a Public Servant for 32 years before retiring in 2015. Mike has been with the funeral homes for over 27 years and loves helping people in need and consoling the grieving.  In Mike’s word, “Ambrose/Squires is a family friendly funeral home and it is my pleasure and honor to work with all the staff.”

 


Mary Lou Solinski

Mary Lou Solinski

Funeral Assistant and Pre-need Specialist

 

Mary Lou owned and operated Terminue Brake and Muffler Shop with her husband Jim for 35 years.  After Jim passed away Mary Lou worked five more years and then it was time for their son Jeff to take over without his mother telling him what to do.  Ed Heinlein asked Mary Lou to come work for him.  Mary Lou was the first female to work funerals at the funeral homes.  It took Ed 15 years to hire another one.  In Mary Lou’s words, “I love my job, the most caring people to work with.”

 


John Spencer

John Spencer

Funeral Assistant

 John has been married to Thurza for forty years.  They have two daughters, Allegra Lynn and Elizabeth Marie.  John was a very active member of Our Lady of Visitation Parish for over fifty years before its closing, where he sang in the choir, served as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Parish Council Member, Religious Education Teacher and Usher.

John received his Associate of Arts Degree (1974) in Law Enforcement from Delta College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree (1977) in Teaching from Saginaw Valley State University.  He also has two Master of Arts Degrees, his first (1981) in School Administration from Central Michigan University and the second (2004) in School Counseling from the University of Detroit.

John enjoys playing golf, singing Barbershop and is a very Big Spartans fan.  He joined the Ambrose and Squires family in August of 2012.


Barbara Tesner

Barbara Tesner

Clerical Secretary

 Barb has been married to Jim for 50 years.  They have two daughters, four grandchildren and two great grandsons.  Barb is a member of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and secretary of the Altar Society at church.  She worked at the church as their secretary  for ten years before coming to work at the funeral homes in 1999.


Paul Travis

Paul Travis

Funeral Assistant

 

Paul has been married to Luann for 37 years.  They have a son, Matt and his wife Amanda, one daughter Katie and a granddaughter.  Paul retired from the Bay City Public Schools as an administrator and is a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish.  He has worked at the funeral homes since 2011.


Cyndi Verhaeghe

Cyndi Verhaeghe

Funeral Assistant

 

Cyndi and her husband Mike live in Hampton Township, they have three children: Michael and Sarah at home and Jessica (Mike) who live in Grand Blanc.  Cyndi has been with the funeral homes since 2017


Tim Wolter

Tim Wolter

Funeral Assistant and Transfer Specialist

 

Tim has been married for 43 years to Karen.  They have two daughters and one grandson.  Tim retired from General Motors after 30 years of service and started working at the funeral homes in 2001. He attended Delta College and received an associates in Applied Science and also received a diploma from Stratford College for Funeral Service Management.  On his time off enjoys playing golf.


Tom Wolter

Tom Wolter

Funeral Assistant and Transfer Specialist

 

Tom is a lifetime resident of Bay City and graduated from Delta College in Tool & Die Design Technology.  He loves to travel, play golf and watch sports.  Tom started working at the funeral homes in 2001 and is currently employed with a local manufacturing firm.


Barb Yahn

Barb Yahn

Funeral Assistant

 

Barbara resides in Kawkawlin with her husband Sam. She grew up in the southend of Bay City graduating from Bay City All Saints. She is a LPN and has worked in the healthcare field for 44 years and is currently employed as the Manager of Donor Services for Michigan Blood.  Barbara has 3 children and 4 grandchildren.  She is a member of the St Catherine of Siena Parish.   Barbara joined the Ambrose-Squire team in October of 2017.



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