Obits

David Poschke, 72, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2019 in his home surrounded by family.   David was born on March 9, 1946, in St. Joseph, to George and Eleanor (Gross) Poschke. As a child, David grew up in St. Joseph on Silver Beach. He always enjoyed...
Matthew Koch, 37, of Berrien Springs, passed at his home on Saturday, February 16, 2019.   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February 22, 2019, at 10:30 AM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph.  Friends may visit with the family on Thursday...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home    In memoriam of Mark D. Townsend, 04/07/1974 - 02/13/2019    View the online memorial here.    Mark D. Townsend, 44, of Coloma, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at his home. ...
Eunice Elaine Silverstone, 81, of Eau Claire, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.   She was born on May 19,1937 to the late William and Helen (Oman) Silverstone. She married Reuben Arvid Skogman on June 4,1955 at Zion Lutheran Church in Metropolitan. He preceded her in...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home    In memoriam of Wayne Lloyd Otte, 02/07/1929 - 02/06/2019    View the online memorial here.        Wayne L. Otte, 89 of Coloma passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Ely Manor in Allegan...
Michael Odosij, 96, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Royalton Manor, St. Joseph.   A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks...
Leatha Mickel, 92, of Benton Harbor, MI, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 6, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI.   Leatha was born on Aug. 17, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Adolph and Anna (Jeske)...
Terri Jeanne (Bender) Palma, 81, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville after a valiant battle with Pancreatic cancer.   Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St Joseph.  Memorial contributions may be...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home    In memoriam of Mary Lou Kraft, 06/16/1947 - 02/04/2019    View the online memorial here.        Mary Lou Kraft, 71, of Benton Harbor, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 4, 2019 at Lakeland Medical...
Alyce M. Scott, 88, of New Buffalo, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Caretel Inn’s of Lakeland, St. Joseph.   A private family burial will take place in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Three Oaks. Memorial contributions may be made to your local Hospice.  Arrangements have...
Ofilia “Ofie” Kuss, 80, of Sodus, MI passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at her home.    A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 A.M., Monday, February 11, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Mount...
Robert L. “Bob” Poziwilko, 89, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center.   A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 11AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd.,...
Harriett Hilda Sinclair passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Meadow Woods in Bloomingdale, surrounded by her family.   Hilda was born March 5, 1938 to Robert and Margaret Archer in Belfast, Northern Ireland.   Hilda held a secretarial job at Belfast Children...
Leo Pruczka, 95, of Sodus, MI passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at his home.    Leo was born January 21, 1924 in Bloomingdale, IL to James & Josephine Pruczka. On June 19, 1950 he married Harriet Phillips in Bloomingdale, IL. Leo moved to Michigan at the age of three where...
Mary “Jane” Gast passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 1, 2019.   She was born in Dallas, Texas on September 5, 1923 to Grover and Margaret Goode and raised in Amarillo, Texas. While in nursing school in Amarillo, in 1944, she met the love of her life,...
Betty Jean Adams, 96, of Stevensville passed away Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 at the home of her daughter in Union Mills, NC.   Visitation will be at First United Methodist Church, 3003 Leco Court, St. Joseph at 10:00 AM Friday, Feb 8, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00...
Daniel “Danny” Winans, 60, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Friday, February 1, 2019 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital- St. Joseph.   A Celebration on Life Service will be held at 3 PM, Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph....
Harry Leo (Herschel) Rolnick, 101, of St. Joseph, passed away on February 2, 2019. He was born on December 29, 1917 to William (Zev) and Rose (Hannah Leah) nee Hirschovitz Rolnick in Chicago, IL.   He was a long time member of Temple B’nai Shalom, Sinai Synagogue, and B’nai B...
Billie L. Coffman, 93, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Park Place Assisted Living in Kalamazoo.   A celebration of life eternal service will be held 4:00 P.M. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with...
Ben Yacobozzi, beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend and “Hot Dog Man” died January 26, 2019 surrounded by his family, at the Hanson Hospice Center, following a brief illness.   Ben was born February 19, 1940 in Chicago, IL. After moving to Michigan, he graduated from...
Jay Alan Lennartz, 62, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 at his home.   There are some people in life that make you laugh louder, smile a little brighter and live a little better… That was Jay Alan Lennartz, born April 19, 1956 in St. Charles, IL. He was a...
Gary Alan Peek, 60, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Spectrum- Lakeland Hospital St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 PM, Monday, January 28, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph with...
Mabel Lee Johnson, 98, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at her home in Benton Harbor. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 PM EST. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Unity Bible Baptist, 2950 Empire, Benton Harbor MI, officiated by Pastor Kirby Phillips Sr. Burial...
Clarene E. “Ween” Schaefer, 91, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, January 18, 2019 at her home in Mercedes, Texas. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. David...
Janet Mildred Ast of St. Joseph died at Hanson Hospice Center on Tuesday, Jan. 22. She was 81 years old.  Janet was a retired director of entertainment for the U.S. Army in Europe, and lived in Germany and Italy for most of her working life. Her theater productions won numerous awards, and...


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