Obits

Susan Elizabeth “Bink” Seaburg, 92, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Willows Assisted Living Center. Susan Elizabeth Behnke was born to James and Ethel Behnke in Rolla, Missouri, and raised in St. Claire and St. Louis with...
Betty Jane Fischer, 88, of Benton Harbor, went to meet her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, September 23, 2017.  A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at Blue Roof Church, 3084 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Dan Miller & Rev. Hans Frank officiating...
Monica Leza (Garret) Rhodes, 50, of Buchanan, MI, passed away at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, MI, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Starks and Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 269-556-9450.  No service or visitation...
Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel In memoriam of Felix Paul, 08/28/1935 - 09/20/2017 View the online memorial here. Felix Paul, 82, of Benton Harbor, formerly of Bridgman, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in St. Joseph. Funeral...
Robinette “Robin” D. Mandarino, 39, of St. Joseph passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017, at 11AM, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 555 Delaware, Benton Harbor, with...
Betty Baker, 63, of Watervliet, passed away September 19, 2017 at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.  A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph....
Clarence Edward “Clem” Hardin, 78, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Pascola, Missouri on October 18, 1938 to the late Arthur and Gertrude (Braswell) Hardin, Clem lived most of his life in Southwest...
Marnie McLelland Kotwick, born December 16th, 1954 and raised in St. Joseph, MI passed away Sunday morning September 17th, 2017, in Grand Rapids, MI, her home of 22 years. Her family and loved ones take comfort in knowing she is at peace having found eternal happiness. Marnie was her happiest...
William “Bill” F. Early, 87, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 1pm at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services,...
Naomi B. Coburn, 85, of Covert, MI passed away on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 surrounded by those who loved her. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI Naomi was born on April 25, 1932 in Batesville, Arkansas to the late B.W. and...
Francis “Pete” Stenger of St. Joseph passed away Thursday, September 14th, at Hanson Hospice in Stevensville. Most beloved during his full life, his loving family will forever miss the strength, wisdom, passion, and nurturing nature his presence provided.   Pete was born...
Francis “Pete” Stenger of St. Joseph passed away Thursday, September 14th, at Hanson Hospice in Stevensville. Most beloved during his full life, his loving family will forever miss the strength, wisdom, passion, and nurturing nature his presence provided.   Pete was born...
Patricia “Pat” Brown (Fleet) died peacefully in South Haven, Michigan on September 14, 2017, at the age of 93 years old. Pat is survived by her daughter Tricia Hayes and her son Dale Brown, her brothers Alec Fleet and Charlie Fleet, fourteen grandchildren, eighteen great...
Loretta F. Phelan, 96, of St. Joseph passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017, at her home at the Willows, surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home. Loretta was born to William M. and Myrtle M. (White) Arntz on March 9, 1921 in...
Mary “Maxine” Mickel, 94, of Iowa City, Iowa, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 5th.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Starks & Menchinger Chapel in St. Joseph, 269-556-9450.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M....
Teresa Linda Zandarski, 69, of Berrien Springs, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, at home with her family by her side. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Berrien Springs, MI. Friends may visit with the family...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Raymond "Butch" Svorec Jr. "Butch", 09/25/1957 - 09/10/2017 View the online memorial here. Raymond "Butch" Svorec, 59, of Coloma, passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at his residence with his family by his...
Clara Neuman, 91, was called to her heavenly home on Thursday, September 7, 2017. She was born to Herman & Caroline Kaatz in St. Joseph, which she fondly called home for all of her 91 years. Her first job was at the Tip Top Diner in St. Joseph where she soon became a favorite waitress of...
Thomas Shubert, 82, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Friday, September 08, 2017 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo.  A Memorial Service will be held 10:00 A.M., Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Tom Bird officiating. Burial...
Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel In memoriam of Warren Edward Svorec, 12/25/1935 - 09/10/2017 View the online memorial here. Warren Edward Svorec, 81 of Bridgman passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. A private family...
Raymond “Ray” Lee Hurt Jr., 77, of St. Joseph, MI passed away September 5, 2017 at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph with his wife by his side.  Ray was born January 17, 1940 in Evansville, IN to Raymond & Helen (Waters) Hurt Sr. He graduated from the University of Evansville...
Edward N. Keegstra, MD, 87, of Stevensville, died Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at his home.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to The Humane Society of Southwest Michigan or the charity of the donor’s choice. ...
Ezra Poisel, 40, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Friday, September 1, 2017 at his home.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:30 A.M. Friday, September 8 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the from 10:30-11:30 A.M. at the funeral...
Margaret Rose, 64, of Saint Joseph, MI died peacefully on September 3, 2017 after a short second battle with cancer. Born January 24, 1953 in Benton Harbor, MI she is preceded in death by her father, Floyd Corteville. Margaret Rose worked as a special education teacher in Lakeshore Public...
Dale J. Frie, 59, of Suffolk, Virginia, passed away, Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his home.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church, 404 E. Glenlord Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Noah Headrick officiating. Burial will follow...


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