Rietta Lynn Squires

July 11, 1957 ~ June 21, 2022 (age 64)


Rietta Lynn Squires 64 of White Pine, MI went to be with Jesus on June 21, 2022, at approximately 11:00pm EST, while at Wausau Aspirus Hospital.

She was born July 11, 1957 to Jay and Oleeta (Slocum) Whitman in Battle Creek, Michigan. 

After graduation from Battle Creek Central, she attended and graduated from Kellogg Community College and then Western Michigan University with a Baccalaureate in Psychology.

Rietta enjoyed paying her piano, designing her ornamental gardens, fishing and rock hunting. What was most important to her, especially later in her life, was sharing how to be saved, through faith alone in Jesus Christ dying for our sins on the cross.

Rietta is survived by her husband Paul of 21 years of marriage; her children Dennis Hantz, Jessica Hantz; sister Dawn Cuyler; grandchild Andrew Jay Hantz. Nieces and nephews; Lavonne Pearson, Nick Whitman, Zack Whitman, Worden Cuyler, Nellie Cuyler; great nieces and nephews Morgan Milan, Dylan Reniger, Brooklyn Reniger, and Harper Cuyler.

She was preceded in death by her father Jay Whitman; brothers Randy Whitman, Lonnie Whitman; and first husband Dennis Hantz.

A service will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 1:00pm, with visitation from 12:00pm to 1:00pm at Cane Funeral Home in Ontonagon, MIchigan. The burial will take place at the Green Cemetery in Green, MI immediately following.

Cane Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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June 28, 2022

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Cane Funeral Home
310 N. Steel St.
Ontonagon, MI 49953
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Funeral Service
June 28, 2022

1:00 PM
Cane Funeral Home
310 N. Steel St.
Ontonagon, MI 49953
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