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Royce C. Squier
Issue Date: April 6, 2017
Royce Clark Squier, 93, passed away Tuesday, March 28.
Born Jan. 25, 1924 in Grover, to the late John and Althea (Clark) Squier, after graduating from Marinette High School, he joined the United States Coast Guard, serving from 1942 through 1945 and took part in many World War II beach landings.
After retiring from GE in Choschocton, Oh., he returned to Marinette area and worked at Emerson Electric, retiring from Kargard (Silvan) Industry.
He met Susan Brabender and they were married on Feb. 19, 1977. He enjoyed woodworking, making crucifixes and birdhouses, yardwork, gardening and competed with his neighbor, Peggy, as to who had the most beautiful flowers. He always won! The couple vacationed with his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Connie and Stan to Jamaica, the Bahamas, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and most of the United States. An avid Cubs and Packer fan, he and his son, Scott went to Arizona many times for Cubs spring training. A longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Marinette as worshiper, usher, choir member, he also volunteered on many committees and was a member of the American Legion Post #146.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Susan; three sons, Scott (Emily) Squier, Marinette, Donald (Janine) Squier, Wausaukee and Richard (Marge) Squier, Phoenix, Az.; a daughter, Susan (Mike) McCrite, Payson, Az.; a son-in-law, Frank Sabowski III; two grandsons; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; sisters-in-law, Barbara Seefeldt, Connie (Stan) Ostrenga and Marlene Fellner; a brother-in-law, Al (Anne) Brabender and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachelle Sabowski; two brothers, Keith and Gene and a sister, Grace.
Visitation was held at First United Methodist Church in Marinette on Tuesday, April 4 from 9 a.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Pastor Kevin Dembrinski officiated with inurnment at Glenwood Memorial Gardens in Marinette, with full military honors. Simply Cremation of Green Bay assisted the family.