Obits

Dorothy Viola (Priebe) Lake, 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 13, 2017 in Stevensville. Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 PM, Friday, August 18, 2017 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph. Burial to follow at Lincoln...
Janie Aroney, 73, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, formerly of Stevensville and Hudsonville, passed away, Thursday, August 10, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.  A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held with family and friends at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Lincoln Charter...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of David A. Umphrey, 12/24/1960 - 08/13/2017 View the online memorial here. David A. Umphrey, 56, of Benton Harbor passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Lakeland Medical Center in St Joseph. A celebration of Dave's life will begin 2...
Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel In memoriam of Clifford Rosentreter, 08/22/1942 - 08/04/2017 View the online memorial here. Clifford Rosentreter, 74, of Baroda passed away at home. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Monday, August 14, 2017 at The Boyd Chapel of...
Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel In memoriam of Ronald Edward Richards, 01/07/1934 - 08/13/2017 View the online memorial here. Ronald Edward Richards, age 83, of Baraga passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Hospice Center, Lincoln Township in the care of his family. He was...
Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel In memoriam of Carolyn Sue Harding, 07/04/1949 - 08/09/2017 View the online memorial here. Carolyn Sue Harding, 68, of Stevensville passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2017 at her home. A funeral service will be held 11 AM Monday, August 14...
Tina L. Cheske, 52, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at Lakeland Medical Center – St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St....
Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel In memoriam of Keith Ray Crowder, 05/31/1941 - 08/07/2017 View the online memorial here. Keith R. Crowder, 76 of Coloma passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home in the care of his family. A Celebration of Life service will be held...
Frances Agnes Krieger, 93, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017.  A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Christ Lutheran Church, 4333 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 5:...
David “Fly Guy Dave” K. Kraklau, 63, of St. Joseph, passed away at home on August 3, 2017. David was born in Benton Harbor on December 15, 1953, to Harry & Velda (Podjan) Kraklau. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1973. He worked for New Products and retired in 2014...
Charlotte “Char” Evans, 78, of Berrien Springs, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.  A Celebration of Life will take place on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Zion Evangelical Church of Christ, 3001 Veronica Dr., St. Joseph,...
Gregory Paul Smith Jr., 20, of St. Joseph, passed away in London, England, on July 27, 2017. Gregory was our Buddy. He was the neighbors’ Snoops. He was the fraternity’s Coach. He was Ansley’s Jawa. Gregory was a brilliant, kind, patient soul, with light in his eyes and love...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Larry McClanahan, 08/05/1942 - 08/04/2017 View the online memorial here. Larry McClanahan, 74 of Watervliet passed away Aug. 4, 2017 at his residence. Visitation will be 4 to 7 pm Tuesday, Aug. 8 at Duffield & Pastrick Family...
Charles Everett Dray, Jr. passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Royalton Manor, St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church, 3590 Lincoln Ave. St. Joseph with Rev. Ronald Schmidt officiating. Military Rites provided...
Clarence “Pete” Case, 90, of Eau Claire, passed away, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 4071 Naomi Rd., Sodus, with Rev....
Arlene Rose Skorupa, 88, of Baroda, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com Arlene was born on April 12,...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Virginia "Ginny" Withrow, 04/23/1946 - 05/03/2017 View the online memorial here. Mrs. Virginia Ora (Floyd) Withrow, aged 71, of Benton Harbor, Michigan, passed away on May 3, 2017. Virginia was born April 23, 1946 in Berrien...
Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel In memoriam of Kim Irene (Stuppy) Couet, 03/29/1955 - 08/02/2017 View the online memorial here. Kim Irene (Stuppy) Couet, 62, of Stevensville passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. A memorial...
Helen Therese (Wedge) Brant, 89, of Saint Joseph, MI, passed peacefully into the Heavenly Gardens of her Lord on Saturday afternoon, July 29, 2017 surrounded by family. Helen was born Feb 18, 1928 in Terre Haute, IN to the late Joseph Alfred and Esther Susan (Klingenberg) Wedge. She married the...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of David Lee Williams, 01/21/1943 - 07/29/2017 View the online memorial here. David Lee Williams, 74, of Watervliet, passed away peacefully while at his cabin near the town of Paradise in the upper peninsula. He was a devoted Christian...
Francis “Frank” J. Pribyl, 91, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully, on July 4, 2017.    Frank was born in Lakefield, Minnesota on 10-14-1925 to Frank and Veronica (Pietsch) Pribyl – the youngest of 6 children. Upon graduation from Lakefield High School, he...
Edward B. “Slim” Kubash, a.k.a the “Walker Man,” 93, of Stevensville, passed away at Hanson Hospice Center on July 20, 2017. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, St. Joseph, MI with Deacon Michael Gallagher...
Doris Jean Miles Tribble, 63, of Benton Harbor passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Centegra Medical Center in McHenry, IL. A Graveside service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM at Crystal Springs Cemetery in Benton Harbor. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in...
Patricia Jean Smith, 80, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on July 23, 2017. A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel in St. Joseph, MI. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 27, at First...
Ruth Moritz, 96, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 at home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph, MI. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the...


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