Obits

Kevin J. Eberhardt, 57, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at his home. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will take place on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 11 AM at Millburg Cemetery, Roslyn Rd.& North of Territorial Rd. Friends may visit with the family thirty minutes...
Francisco “Frank” Salvatore DeMaria, 77, of Baroda, MI passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with...
Donald E. Johnson, 90, of St. Joseph, formerly of Coloma passed at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman on June 23, 2020. Services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma, where the family will receive friends beginning at...
Carole Rita Bowman, 77, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully, with her loving husband and family by her side on Friday, June 19, 2020 at The Willows in St Joseph, MI. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday June 26, 2020 at 10am at St Bernard’s Catholic Church, 555 E....
Sadie Esther (Davis) Leonard of Benton Harbor, Michigan passed away quietly on June 14, 2020 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in Royalton Township, MI. She fought the ravages of cancer until she was finally called home by her Heavenly Father. Sadie was born on December 12, 1936 to Walter and...
Matthew Ryan Kihlstrand, 45, of St. Joseph, MI, tragically lost his life while heroically saving another, on Friday, June 19, 2020 in the St. Joseph River. A memorial gathering will take place from 4-7pm, with a celebration of life beginning at 7pm, on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Starks...
Richard Thomas Beaudette, 92, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 19, 2020 at the Westwoods of Bridgman. A private committal service has taken place at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Caring Circle Hospice, www....
Samuel C. Halliburton, 75, of Baroda, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 18, 2020. A time of sharing will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020, at 4PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from...
Rosine Lucillia (Corey) Long (March 18, 1933 – June 18, 2020) Rosine was raised in a Christian home that centered on service to the Lord Jesus Christ. She graduated from Lima South High School as Valedictorian (Lima, Ohio), and graduated With Honors from Ft. Wayne Bible College (Ft....
Lee R. Knitter, 79, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at his home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan. Those wishing to leave a condolence online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Lee was born on August 21, 1940, to...
The Honorable John T. Hammond, retired Berrien County Judge and longtime St. Joseph resident, passed away in Ann Arbor June 11, 2020 at age 87 after an extended illness. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be scheduled at First Congregational Church, St. Joseph, at a later...
Jane Ann Wycoff, 73, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully, with her loving husband and daughter by her side on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Battle Creek Specialty Hospital. Jane was born February 14th, 1947 in Reed City, Michigan. She graduated from Ainsworth High School in Flint in 1965, and...
LaVern C. Cluff, 79, of Baroda, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. A memorial gathering will take place from 4-7pm, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A celebration of life will occur at from 3-...
Douglas E. Bunnell, 78, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Friday, June 12, 2020 at his home. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. Monday, June 22,...
James Lee West, 71, of St. Joseph, MI passed from this life on June 13, 2020. He was born in CA on July 7, 1948 to Frank and Pearl (Jackson) West, but he called Washington State his home. Jim graduated from East High School in Bremerton, WA in 1966 where he was on the wrestling and football teams...
John Aloysius Krsul Jr., who rose from simple beginnings to leadership roles in the American and Michigan Bar Association, became a deeply compassionate and loving family man, and gave infinitely to others less fortunate than he, died at age 82 at his house in Bridgman, Michigan on June 11, 2020...
Thomas Tomsheck, 85, of Stevensville, MI passed away Monday, June 8th, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Thomas was born May 6th, 1935 in Michigan City, IN to Alexander & Lulu (Hansen) Tomsheck. On June 28th, 1958 he married Sharon Fitzcharles in Benton Harbor. Thomas...
Doris Lou (Boonstra) Gast passed away peacefully at Caretel Inns in St. Joseph at 10:00 am on Sunday, June 7, 2020. Her life began on October 8, 1931 in St. Joseph, Michigan. She and her brother, Rich grew up just outside of town, south of St. Joseph and attended the old 2-room Brown...
Jeffrey A. Barker, 48, of Niles, passed away of natural causes on June 8, 2020 at his residence. Per Jeff's wishes, 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...
Marc passed away peacefully at the age of 49 on Monday, June 8th, 2020. He was born April 27th, 1971 in Saint Joseph, Michigan. Marc was the son of Russell and Margo Humes. He graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic in 1989, where he played football, wrestling, and track.He was also a strong...
On June 6, 2020, Steven Roy Eagle, 54, was asked by God to come home to spend eternity with family and friends who were invited before him. Steve was welcomed into this world by his loving parents, Elmer “Larry” Eagle, and Judith “Judy” Eagle on August 21, 1965...
William Brennan, 84, of Coloma, passed away on June 5, 2020 at his home. Per Bill's wishes, cremation has taken place. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by selecting the Guestbook option on the left. Bill was born November 20, 1935 in...
Verlin N. Harder, 82, of Holland, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away on June 4, 2020. A private celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 11AM, at First Congregational Church UCC, 2001 Niles Ave, St. Joseph, with Pastor Jeffrey Hubers officiating. A live...
Ronald Lee Roberts, 60, of Stevensville, MI passed away after a brief battle with cancer on June 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085. Ronald was born on November 18...
Mrs. Judith Barker, 79, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020. She was born on December 29, 1940, in Hart, MI, to Willis & Ruth (Glover) Cartwright. She was raised in Muskegon all her life. She was an “East Broadway girl,” a 1958 graduate of Muskegon Hts High School. It was there...


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