Obits

Juanita Miller, 87, of Hartford, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Full Gospel Assembly Church in Hartford. Burial will follow at Coloma Cemetery. Visitation will take place Thursday at the...
Arlene Mae Knowles, 80, of Benton Harbor, passed away surrounded by loved ones at Spectrum Health-Lakeland on Saturday, September 28, 2019. A celebration of life will be held at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, on Thursday, October 3,...
Carolyn Kruse was born on July 21, 1942 to Frank and Dorothy (James) Becker in Kalamazoo. She graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1960 and went to work for Bell Telephone as an operator and a supervisor. On August 14, 1965 she married Bart Kruse at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in...
Helga Helling, 79, of Stevensville, passed away, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 7, 2019 at First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph with Rev. Robert Confer officiating. Burial will...
Michael Ray Welch, 56, of Stevensville, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 2pm, at Grand Upton Hall at Lake Michigan College with Mike Gathright officiating. Friends may visit with the family...
Gerald Fred Butts, 83, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at home. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will take place in North Shore...
Susan “Sue” Symonds, 62, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Spectrum Lakeland Health in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor...
Susan “Sue” Symonds, 62, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Spectrum Lakeland Health in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor...
Henry “Hank” Hirsch, 90, of St. Joseph, went to meet his Lord & Savior, Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at his home. A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 10:30 A.M. Friday, September 27, 2019 at First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. Robert Confer...
Nancy Lou Ross, 91, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away peacefully September 20, 2019 at Hanson Hospice in Stevensville. She was born to Charles & Lettie (McCord) Baldwin on November 26, 1927 in Benton Harbor and lived there her entire life. Nancy met her husband Verlin when she was 13...
Azalene "Asa" Fikes, treasured wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, and cousin, traveled on to her heavenly home on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Born in 1924, her innate love of family and friends became apparent from a very early age. Her frequent...
John R. “Roger” Thomas, 71, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019, at 10AM, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 580 Columbus Ave., with Fr. Michael Rejent...
David A. Abbey, 86, of St. Joseph, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019, at Spectrum Health - Lakeland. Per David’s request cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www....
Earnestine L. Carder, 96, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland. A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 11AM, at Berrien County Baptist Church, 5940 St. Joseph Ave., Stevensville, with Pastor James Whitman...
Teresa Burke, 80, of Stevensville, was born December 11, 1938 in Benton Harbor to George and Mary McIntosh. Teresa passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Hanson Hospice in St. Joseph. A funeral Mass will be held at 10am, Thursday, September 19, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220...
Frances M. Hammer, 84, of Watervliet, MI passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital- St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph...
Mildred DeHorn, 94, passed away on Sept. 15 at Caretel Inns in St. Joseph, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Mildred was born on June11, 1925 in Muskegon, MI to Dutch immigrants, Marinus and Dena (VandeKoppel...
Vivian N. Neff, 86, of Coloma, passed away Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation will be held immediately prior to the service from 11 a.m. until...
Ronald Michael Ives, 84, of Benton Harbor passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Ron was born February 9, 1935 in Saint Joseph, MI, the son of Clifford and Harriet ‘Jenny’ Ives. He married Antoinette ‘Toni’ Viscuso on October 11, 1958. Ron graduated...
Olga Gerdel, 102, of Jackson, formerly of Benton Harbor, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 11AM, at Crystal Springs Church of God, 1465 Pipestone Rd., Benton Harbor, with Pastor Bill Bridgman...
Georgia M. Nelson, 95, formerly of St. Joseph, went to meet her Lord & Savior on Friday, September 13, 2019, at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman where she most recently resided. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 20, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel...
Joseph Wayne “Butch” Klupp, 74, of Berrien Springs, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at his home with his wife and daughter at his side. A celebration of life will be held at 10:00am, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church...
Siegfried “Sig” Herrmann was born on May 2, 1937 and entered eternal rest on September 9, 2019. He was born in Danzig, Germany, the second of four boys. Sig immigrated to the United States in April of 1950 with his mother and three brothers. They settled into the Benton Harbor/Saint...
James H. “Jim” Ashmead Sr., 70, of St. Joseph passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 with his family at his side at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital. Cremation has taken place. A private gathering will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of...
Stephen John Anzalone, known as “Papa” by all, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Spectrum Health-Lakeland. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 9, 2019 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 555 Delaware Benton Harbor,...


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