Obits

Diane Quinn, 68, of Coloma, passed away on January 14, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Coloma Cemetery. Memorial...
Alfred Moore Butzbaugh, a widely respected attorney and judge died on January 11, 2020. He was with his family in Fitchburg, WI. He died of complications of a stroke. Services have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 269-556-9450. Al was born in Benton...
Dolores Sykora, 89, of Bridgman, MI passed away January 12, 2020, at Woodland Terrace. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 914 Lane Drive, St. Joseph, Michigan on Saturday, January 18th at 11am. Friends may visit at Starks & Menchinger Chapel...
Stephen Louis “Louie” Scheid, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 6th, 2020. Following his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life service will be held at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph MI, on January 25, 2020. Family will...
Mark Edwin Belfy, 52, of Coloma passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 at his residence. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.  Donations in memory of Mark may be made to any charity of the donor's choosing.  Those wishing to leave an online...
Donald Ray Roach, 75, of Dowagiac, MI, passed away peacefully after a prolonged illness in his home on Sunday-January 12, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Clark Chapel – 405 Center St., Dowagiac, MI.   Donald was born on February 29, 1944 in Pocahontas, AR to the late...
Owahn Keith Unger, 68, of Watervliet, passed away on Monday, January 13 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville after a long illness. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, January 17 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with...
Joseph G. Adams, 74, of Fishers, IN, formerly of Sister Lakes, MI, passed away peacefully at home on the afternoon of Monday, January 6, 2020. Joseph was born on March 4, 1945 in Benton Harbor, MI, the son of Howard Adams and Irene (Wetzel) Adams Nightlinger. He graduated from Eau Claire High...
Marie (Arth) Dahn, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at the Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville, Michigan. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 11th at 10:00am, at Saint John’s Catholic Church, 600 Columbus Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI...
Velma Delphine Boettcher Skelley of St. Joseph, Michigan, died peacefully at her home in Dowagiac on January 7, 2020. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at First Presbyterian Church, 475 Green Ave., Benton Harbor, MI with Pastor Scott Paul...
Herb Reimers of St Joseph passed away on January 4, 2020 at the age of 96 in St Joseph Michigan. Herb was a man that many people loved. Born on November 13, 1923 in Benton Harbor, Michigan he grew up on his family’s farm. After graduating from Benton Harbor High School in 1942, he was...
Casandra, born at Mercy Hospital in Benton Harbor on November 28, 1956, passed away unexpectedly on December 5, 2019, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. A 1975 graduate of Benton Harbor High School, she attended Hope College, then started her working life at Kaywood...
Clifford Otto Pliml, 77, passed away Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 at his home in Stevensville Michigan, surrounded by his family. Cliff was born on August 14th, 1942 and raised in Berwyn, Illinois by his parents Otto and Grace (Nikodem) Pliml. When he was young he earned the highest Boy...
Eli Burton, 101, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019, at Spectrum Lakeland Health. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, January 3, 2020, at 10AM at Greater Community Christian Fellowship, 870 Nate Wells Sr. Dr., Benton Harbor with Pastor Nathaniel...
Corinne Graziano, 100, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville with her grandson, Mikey by her side. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 6, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph,...
Nancy J. Wilson, 83, of Stevensville, MI passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Hanson Hospice surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, December 30, 2019 at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Rd. Stevensville with Rev. David...
Nancy J. Wilson, 83, of Stevensville, MI passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Hanson Hospice surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, December 30, 2019 at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Rd. Stevensville with Rev. David...
Betty Ann Willis, 77, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville surrounded by her family. She was joined in Heaven by her mother and father. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Betty’s...
John E. Bentley, 85, of St. Joseph, passed away, Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Memorial donations in John’s name may be made to the St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center. Those...
Susan Tokarz, 74, of Sodus, MI formally of Florida, passed away Friday, December 27, 2019 at Story Point Assisted Living in Portage, MI. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:00 P.M., Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd.,...
Joyce Ann Lloyd, 67, of Benton Harbor, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at her home. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Monday, December 30, 2019, At New Bethel Baptist Church, 2272 Townline Rd., Benton Harbor with Pastor Maurice McAfee...
Frances L. Amicarelli, 80, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at her side, Monday, December 23, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 until 3:00 P.M. Saturday, December 28 at Starks & Menchinger...
Elna Anne Grau passed way peacefully on December 20th, 2019, in Longmont, Colorado. Elna began her life in St. Joseph, Michigan, on June 26, 1927, the eldest child of Paul and Anna Kasischke. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, where she and Herbert Carl Grau were married,...
Barbara E. “Barb” Lingle, 69, of Watervliet, MI passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital Kalamazoo. A celebration of life gathering will be held privately with Barb’s Family. She will be laid to rest at Rose Hill Cemetery in Berrien Springs....
Longtime Bainbridge Township Supervisor Leonard C. (Larry) Smith Jr. died December 10, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center after a brief battle with cancer. He was 86. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. at Fairplain Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Napier...


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