Obits

Dr. Dixon Loiland Bieri, 90, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 29, 2020. He was the son of Ernest and Birdie (Loiland) Bieri. He grew up in Stanley, North Dakota, where in high school; he met his future wife Lois Aileen Stenehjem. He earned his Bachelor of...
Winfried “Fred” Breitkreuz, age 81, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in St. Joseph, Michigan. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the First Church of God in St. Joseph with the Pastor David Colp officiating. Visitation will be one hour...
Josephine Edinger, 96, of Sodus, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation Center. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Jon Bendewald officiating....
Eugene F. Tutton, 84, of Coloma, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in St. Joseph. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 6:00 pm Friday, December 11 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home where the family...
Elmer Schroeder, 90, of Coloma, MI passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at The Willows in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor James Whitman officiating....
Our loving Mother, Jeanette Elsie (Selent) Catania went peacefully to her Heavenly home on November 23, 2020 at her daughters under the loving care of her family. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM, at Lake Michigan Christian Center, 9955 Church St,...
Josephine Jaffray “JJ” Henke, 54, of St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial...
Floyd P. Simpson, Jr., 82, of Dowagiac, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Clark Chapel, 405 Center St., Dowagiac, MI. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery,...
Jeffrey Woodrow Scott, age 62, passed away on November 20, 2020. Jeff was born on March 3, 1958, to Woodrow and Louise Scott (Benton Harbor, MI). Jeffrey will be remembered for his sense of humor, his love of golf, for being an excellent grill master, and for his love of Michigan football....
Bess Miller, 96, of Stevensville, passed away, Friday, November 20, 2020 at Crown Point Assisted Living in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 4, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Jeffrey Hubers...
Jean Fuller Smith, 95, of St. Joseph, MI was born on July 21, 1925 in Bloomington, IL and died Thursday, November 20, 2020 at the Whitcomb Towers in St. Joseph. Jean was a graduate of Moore Township High School, Farmer City, IL class of 1943 and a graduate of Texas State Women’s...
Juanita M. Wallis, 86, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. A private family service will take place at a later date, with interment at Hickory Bluff Cemetery. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Arrangements have...
Aaron M. Nash, 32, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2020 A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Christ Lutheran Church, 4333 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville, with Rev. Martin Measel officiating. Friends may visit with the Family from 9:30...
Alvin A. Werner, 84 of South Haven, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at his residence. Services celebrating his life will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where the family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to the service....
Betty Jane Strzyzykowski, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, November 19, 2020, surrounded by family and angels. The family will receive guests from 10am until 10:30am, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph,...
Robert J. Diehl, 93, formerly of New Troy, passed away, Monday, November 16, 2020 at Spectrum Health-Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. Private burial will take place at New Troy Cemetery in New Troy. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Bob...
James L. “Jim” Siebenmark, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the City of St. Joseph Dept...
Christine Louise Strain, 49, of Stevensville, went to meet her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. William...
Donald Dean Orth, 58, of Elkhart, IN, formerly of St. Joseph, MI, went home on Monday, November 16, 2020 of natural causes. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Laurie Krause Orth, RN, BSN; his four sons, Dane Orth, Devin Orth, Alexander Orth (Nicole), and Donovon Orth (fianc...
Raymond W. Eisner, 83, of Bangor, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. Raymond was born on December 21, 1936, in Chicago, IL, to Walter & Freida (Wolff) Eisner. He graduated from Austin...
Roman S. Grabowski, Jr., 82, of Coloma, passed away on November 17, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home with visitation beginning at noon. Cremation will be taking place...
Aaron Bluver, 51, of St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph, MI. Aaron was born November 3, 1969 in Park Ridge, IL to Terry and Alyse (Allentuck) Bluver. Aaron attended William Fremd High School in Palatine, IL. A talented DJ,...
Marshall Ralph Doak, 99, of St. Joseph, passed away from COVID-19 on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2020, at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital, St Joseph, Michigan. Marshall was born in Sturgis, Michigan, on March 3, 1921, the son of Ralph and Elsie (Coombs) Doak. After Ralph passed away, Elsie...
Dorothy J. Campbell, 76, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 11 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Samuel Dickerson, Jr....
Betty J. Smith, 89, of Watervliet, passed away on November 10, 2020 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. A private graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Watervliet. Memorial donations in Betty's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Those wishing to...


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