Obits

William (Bill) Merle Wallis, 89, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 11, 2020. A private family service will take place at a later date. Interment will be held at Hickory Bluff Cemetery. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-...
Thomas “Tommy” W. Adams II, 20, of Benton Harbor, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 5, 2020. A celebration of life service will be held at noon on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Berrien County Fair Grounds, Mall Stage entering through Gate 2. Burial will follow in North...
Robert J “Bob” Molhoek 7-28-1930 to 7-13-2020. Bob was born in his mothers sewing room in Grand Rapids, MI, the youngest of five children. He was charming and outgoing lad and was involved in many extracurricular activities. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Doris...
Bennie R. “Ben” Naumann, 93, passed peacefully in his sleep at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman, in the early hours of Friday, July 10th. A private service for the family will take place next week. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ben’s name may be made to Caring Circle...
Christine Sue “Chris” Glendening, 66, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 5:30PM to 8:00PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650...
Helen J. “Jeanne” Koebel, 87, of Berrien Springs, passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020, at Cartel Inns of Lakeland. A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Monday, July 13, 2020, at 10:30AM at Spring Run Cemetery in Royalton Township. Memorial contributions may...
Gertrude F. Patzkowsky, 97, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2020, in Holland. A celebration of life service will be held privately with the family in respect of social distancing. Burial will take place in Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may...
Anne E. Woods, 88, of Bridgman, MI passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Crown Point in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:00 P.M., Monday, July 13, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Father Arthur Howard...
Kathleen Kaye “Kathy” Clem, formerly of Baroda, passed away, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 4:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Starks & Menchinger Family Chapel, 2650...
Imogene “Gene” Chester, 93, of Stevensville, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 1 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family from 11 AM...
Gerald Allan (Gerry) Wahl, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 22, 2020. He was surrounded by his loving family and celebrated Father’s Day with them the day before. His greatest love was his family and he cherished every moment spent with them. He was born on January 24,...
Joseph Eugene Scrima was born July 15, 1935, in Schenectady, N.Y. He was one of seven boys born to Mary (Gitto) Scrima, also of Schenectady, and Frank Scrima of Messina, Italy. Joe was the second born and had an adventurous childhood in the Adirondack Mountains. He was a drummer in jazz and swing...
Henrietta Crowder, 77, of Benton Harbor passed away peacefully at her daughters house Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Graveside services will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, July 10 at Shanghai Cemetery on Park Road in Pipestone Township.  Those wishing to leave an online message of remembrance may do so...
Shima Denton Bettig, 88, of Benton Harbor, passed away, July, 6, 2020 at West Woods in Bridgman. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 1PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Miles Becher...
Norman W. Schaefer, 92, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Community Hospice in St. Augustine, Florida. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 13, 2020 at Hickory Bluff Cemetery in Stevensville, with Rev. David Moffett-Moore...
Bruce Volney Penwell, Jr. of Stevensville, MI died peacefully on July 4, 2020 from an extended illness at Hanson Hospice Center, with caring, supportive Hospice staff and the Lord at his side. Bruce had given thanks, said his prayers, and goodbyes. Bruce was born in 1924 at Pana, Illinois...
Savionna Spain, 7 month old infant daughter of Wyaunaseh McKinney, passed away unexpectedly June 14, 2020 at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. A Graveside Service of Home Going will be announced in the near future, to take place at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma,...
Kevin Lee Cox, 47, of Coloma, Michigan, tragically passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020. Kevin was born on September 8, 1972, in St. Joseph, MI to Gerry and Barbara (Rincock) Cox. He was a happy, bright child with a strong body and mind who lived his life with intensity, though he had...
Carl Frederick Heald, 87 of St. Joseph, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Those wishing to sign Carl’s book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger....
With heavy hearts, we announce that Peter Alex Ruppel, age 86, of St. Joseph, Michigan, passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 27, 2020. He was born on June 18, 1934 in St. Joseph, Michigan, to the late Henry and Mary Ruppel. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1954...
Phillip G. Muenchow, 90, of Coloma, passed away on June 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by selecting the link on this page. Phil...
Daniel Fay Louder, 60 went home to be with his Lord, unexpectedly, Saturday, June 27, 2020 at his residence. Service day and time is yet to be set. Donations in memory of Daniel may be made to the New Life Christian Center youth building fund or the the Special Olympics.  Daniel was...
Joyce Ellen (Bartz) Both died peacefully with a smile on her face, on Friday at Hanson Hospice Center with her loving daughters by her side. She was born on July 17, 1925 in Royalton Township to William and Madge (Birdsey) Bartz. As a youngster she helped out on her family’s fruit...
Joyce Elaine Davis, 84, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away on Tuesday-June 23, 2020 at Lakeland Spectrum Health Center in St. Joseph. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Joyce was born in Galien, MI on April 28, 1936...
Joseph J. Cavazos, 21, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Decatur as the result of an automobile accident. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 30th, at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service...


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