Obits

Ethel Hayhurst, 97, of Coloma, MI passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at her home with her dog Susy by her side. A Celebration of Life will be Celebrated 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph...
Hillard Leslie Friedman passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Caretel Inns of St. Joseph, Michigan. Hillard was born in Benton Harbor to Harold and Bessie (Goldbaum) Friedman. Bessie passed away at a young age and several years later Harold married Helen (Jacobson) Friedman and...
Gitta Muller, 82, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:00 P.M., Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M., Thursday at...
Lila M. Roethel, 92, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Willows Assisted Living. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019, at Saron Lutheran Church, 510 Main St., St. Joseph with Pastor Joan Oleson officiating....
Jeff Wendt, 69, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, St. Joseph. Memorial donations in Jeff’s name may be made to the Humane...
Velma (Bundy) Ripsco, 95, formerly of Coloma, MI now of Stevensville, MI, passed away at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, MI on Wednesday – August 14, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI....
Delbert Paul Hart, 77, of Benton Harbor, MI, passed away in his residence on Saturday – August 17, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Delbert was born on Sept. 19, 1941 in Benton Harbor, MI to the late...
Paul Orlando, 84, of Benton Harbor, passed peacefully in his home on August 15th surrounded by his family and loved ones. Paul was the long-time owner of Automotive Electric and a member of the American Legion and Elks Club. He led a full life, travelling extensively, managing a championship...
RANDY DEWITT LANE, 65, passed away August 11, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center after a short illness. Randy was a longtime resident of the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor area and had also lived in Arkansas and Indiana. He attended Benton Harbor High School and graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement...
George Frederick Hauch, 88, of Coloma, passed away August 13, 2019, at The Willows in St. Joseph. The service will be held 1 PM Saturday, Aug 17, at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma,  where visitation will begin 2 hours prior to the service.  Entombment will...
Mary Lee Cecchi, 69, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Sunday, August 11, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 19, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Fr. Arul Lazar officiating...
Elden A. Janke, 85, of Bainbridge Twp. passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3713 Naomi Rd., Sodus with Pastor Robert Duehlmeyer officiating...
Rolene Y. Gorske, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center – Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 12:30 PM at St. Joseph First United Methodist Church, 2950 Lakeview Ave., St. Joseph,...
James A. “Jimmy” Cullerton, 80, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital- St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles...
Marlene G. (Gard) Stuppy, 84 of South Bend, IN passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, August 9, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph with Chaplin Arlen Cochran...
Rev. Frederick “Fred” Davey, 88, of Stevensville, MI completed his ministry on earth Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Crystal Springs Church of God, 1465 Pipestone...
Elaine McDowell, 75, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. A private family celebration will be held. Burial will take place in North Shore Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Caring...
Robert H. DeVries, 91, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, MI on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sat. Aug 17, 12noon at the First Congregational UCC, 2001 Niles Ave., in St. Joseph. The family will receive...
Jeanette H. Hendrix, 90, of St. Joseph, MI passed away in her home on August 4, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Jeanette was born on Jan. 28, 1929 in Stevensville, MI to the late Albert and Mildred (...
Iris Nudelman Vanderhoof, 86, formerly of Stevensville, passed away, Monday, August 5, 2019 at Westwoods of Bridgman where she resided. Graveside Services and burial will be held 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at B’nai Sholom Cemetery, Benton Harbor, with Rabbi Martyn Adelberg...
Michael E. “Booboo” Barker, 64, of Stevensville, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019, at his home. A time of sharing will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at 6pm, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will take place...
Judy D. Hall, 71, of Stevensville, passed away, Saturday morning August 3 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 8:45 A.M. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph, with Fr. Tom McNally officiating....
Craig E. Carlson, 61, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held, Monday, August 5, 2019 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M., with Elks Funeral Rites conducted at 7:00 P.M., at the St. Joseph...
Thomas J. Klintworth, 57, of Stevensville, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at home. Tom was born on October 14, 1961, to Michael and Geraldine (Tucek) Klintworth in Plainwell, MI. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1980. On April 16, 1993 he married Debra Skoda in St....
John Kelemen, 68, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Tennessee. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:00 Friday, August 9, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 12:...


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