Obits

Gary Alan Little, 68, of Benton Harbor, passed away suddenly on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph. Interment will be held privately, which a celebration of life to occur at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society of Southwest...
Dorothy L. (Kepp) Duschek, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Rev. Michael Roth officiating. Burial will...
Rose Ellen Patton McCourt was born on October 21, 1925, in rural, central North Dakota, fifth of six children born to Pat & Alice Patton. Educated in a rural school, then a small town high school, she loved sports, including playing on the state championship basketball team in 1942. She...
Elias Harlin Wendzel went to be with the Lord after passing peacefully in the arms of his mother on October 31, 2020. He lived for 17 precious hours and will be greatly missed. He was born on October 30, 2020 at 2:16 pm at Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan. He weighed 5 pounds and 5...
Lukas Charles Strain, 17, of Stevensville, went to meet his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Thursday, October 8, 2020 in South Bend, Indiana. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. William...
Deborah C. Kramp, 69, of St. Joseph, was called home on Sunday, November 1, 2020 with her family at her side. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial contribution, links provided below,...
Betty Lou Arent, of Wauwatosa, WI passed away on November 1, 2020. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph, MI. Betty was born on a fox farm in Benton Township, MI on October 22, 1924 to Adam and Grace Scherer. She lived in Benton Harbor all her life...
Joseph Paul “Joe” Terlecki, 29, of St. Joseph, lost a four-year struggle with drug addiction to an overdose on Saturday, October 31, 2020. A Celebration of Life and time of sharing will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd...
Dana B. Sheldon, 64, of Berrien Springs, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, October 25, 2020. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 2 PM at Ruggles Cemetery in Baroda officiated by Pastor Jack Miller. Out of respect for the family and guests in attendance...
Virginia “Ginger” Pipoly, 63, of St. Joseph, MI passed away peacefully Thursday, October 29, 2020 at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A.M., Thursday, November 5, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 201 Church St., St. Joseph with Fr. Arul Lazar officiating...
Thomas Emmett “Tom” Hollowell, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020, at his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph, MI. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Kerr Cemetery in...
Edna L. McGath, 96, of St. Joseph, passed away at her home on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. A private family graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery. A Celebration of Edna’s Life will also be held at a later date when health care concerns have been alleviated. Memorial...
Alan Hamilton McKee, Sr, age 84, passed over peacefully surrounded by his family on October 26, 2020. Alan was born and raised in Muskegon, MI, and attended North Muskegon High School. He was a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he ran track. He married Patricia “Pat...
Carmen M. Diéguez, of Harris, NY and St. Joseph, MI passed away peacefully on October 10, 2020. Her daughter, Nieves “Nina” Diéguez Molter was at her side. Carmen was born in New York City in 1937 to Pedro and Amparo Ríos Neira. Her mother died when Carmen...
Joseph G. Edmunds, 93, of Bridgman, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020, with his family by his side. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Out of respect to the family and the...
Marie Zelvis, 91, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 at the West Woods of Bridgman. A Mass of Christin Burial will be held 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 30, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph with Fr. Arul Lazar officiating. Burial will follow at...
Davin R. Bisnett, 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Sister Lakes, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Park Place Assisted Living, Kalamazoo. A private ceremony will take place with burial in North Shore Memory Gardens, Coloma. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger...
Carmen M. Diéguez 1937 – 2020 Carmen M. Diéguez, of Harris, NY and St. Joseph, MI passed away peacefully on October 10, 2020. Her daughter, Nieves “Nina” Diéguez Molter was at her side. Carmen was born in New York City in 1937 to Pedro and Amparo R...
Gertrude M. (Schmuhl) Tillstrom, 95, of St. Joseph passed away Oct. 23, 2020 at Woodland Terrace Assisted Living in Bridgman. Gertrude was born January 26, 1925 in Coloma, MI to Leslie and Frances Schmuhl. She graduated from Coloma High School in in 1942. On February 3, 1946 she married the...
Rosemary Frances Fogarty, 74, of Benton Harbor, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, passed away after battling a long illness on October 21, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A. M. Tuesday, October 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet...
Jeffery L. Thomas, 56, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 5:00 P.M. Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Major William S. Cox officiating. Friends may visit...
Betty J. Roberts, 83, of Stevensville, passed away at her home surrounded by her daughter and caregiver, Ann, on Sunday, October 18, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1:00 PM Friday, October 23, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, Michigan with...
Edith Janet Bury-Myers, 86, passed away peacefully at West Woods, Bridgman. Edith was born in Detroit to John & Sarah (Groening) Rae. The family resided in Fairplain, she graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1953. Edith was very close with her aunt, Hannah Krezer, and studied the...
Melissa Hinz, 78, formerly of Benton Harbor, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020, exactly 3 months after her husband of 59 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Adam...
William V. "Sonny" Ballard, 81 of Coloma, formerly of Leesburg, Fla passed away October 14, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Services celebrating his life will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 20 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where the family...


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