Obits

Betty Jean (Ketcham) Nernberg passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family after a long battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, November 25, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph with Pastor Ken Schaeffer...
Louis Donald Hauht, 86 of Eau Claire and Homosassa, Florida passed away Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 in Florida. Services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.  Burial will...
Barbara Sue Machado, 58, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at her home. A Memorial Service will be held at noon on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Memorial donations in Barbara's memory may be made to the family. Those wishing to...
Karen L. Vatroba, 77, of Coploma, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 at her residence. Karen was born in St. Joseph, Mich.  to Gustav Alfred Lockwitz and Frieda Linda Popke. Karen and her husband Frank "Tom"  Vatroba were married for over 55 years. Karen enjoyed...
As a garden grows and flourishes due to the loving care of the one who tends it, so have many been blessed by the life of Loraine Frobel. Growing up as one of eight children to a local farm family, Loraine knew the importance of a Christian faith, the value of hard work, and the joy of...
Dennis P. Graf, 66, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Spectrum Lakeland Health in St. Joseph, Michigan. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. Dennis was born on March 21, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois to Charles and Stephanie (...
Maryanne A. Ball, 90, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Friday, November 15, 2019 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:30 A.M., Saturday November 23, 2019 at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4333 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville with Pastor Philip Quardokus officiating....
Sharon R. (Nuechterlein) Moore, 75, of Amherst, N.H., formally of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, N.H. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 22, at Christ Lutheran Church, 4333 Cleveland...
Attorney Craig A. Rochau, 70, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at his second home in Bonita Springs, FL. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Christ Lutheran Church, 4333 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville, with Pastor Quardokus officiating. Veteran’s...
June Yeske, 95, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, November 09, 2019 at her home in St. Joseph. At June’s request, a private cremation has taken place. A private family burial will be held at a later date at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Memorial contributions may be given to...
Jacqueline M. “Jackie” Pheeney, 93, of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, November 8, 2019 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Riverview...
Arnold H. Arndt, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland, with his family by his side. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Monday, November 11, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 609 Court St., St. Joseph, MI. Visitation...
Kuscuita F. Rapp, 84, of Hartford, went home to be with her Lord Tuesday, Nov. 5 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center in St Joseph. Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, Nov. 9th at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where visitation will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 pm....
Doris E. Schwander, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland. A private family celebration will be held at a later date. Burial will take place in First Baptist Cemetery, Birmingham, AL. Doris was born on September 27, 1928 to Raleigh...
Donald Yircott, 84, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 Friday, November 8, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory...
Betty Harris, 95, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Rest Haven Care in Holland, MI. Betty was born November 29, 1923 in Benton Harbor MI to Cecil & Laura (Skanes) Lett. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School. Betty married Carl J. Harris and they were...
Marjorie A. “Marge” Correll, 90, of Stevensville, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 10AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Tom...
Mary F. Pounders, 63, of Coloma, passed away on Wednesday morning, October 30, 2019 at her home following an extended battle with kidney disease. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Burial will follow at Coloma Cemetery....
Gerald Freier Sr., 86, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Jeff Bolwerk officiating. Friends may...
William “Bill” F. Devitt, 73, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Monday, October 28, 2019 at Spectrum Health Lakeland- St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. Joseph First United Methodist Church, 2950 Lakeview Ave. with...
Marion Jean (Loewen) Darr, 97, of St. Joseph, passed away Oct 25, 2019 at the Willows Assisted Living in St Joseph, MI. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Marion was born Aug 10, 1921 in Morse Saskatchewan to Jack Loewen (b: Cottonwood County, MN) and...
Beverly Louise Cole, 84, of St. Joseph, MI passed away at the Hanson Hospice Center on Thursday-October 24, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Beverly was born on August 18, 1935 in Chicago, IL to the late...
Mary  Niblett, 87 of Coloma passed away Oct 23, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Services will be held 11:00 am Monday, Oct 28 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 pm.  Burial will be in Coloma Cemetery....
Toni Margaret Flood McCrone, died from a rare progressive lung disease on October 22, 2019 in the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born on June 29, 1954 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the sixth of eight children. She graduated from Lake Michigan Catholic High School in...
Roy G. Krieger. 78, of Coloma, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019 at Hallmark Living in Benton Harbor. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, Oct. 26th at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitation beginning one hour prior.  Burial with Military...


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