Obits

Wava Marie Demchinski, 89, of St. Joseph, passed away at Country Manor Care Center in Bridgman, Michigan on November 20, 2018, after suffering from an unexpected fall that led to other health complications. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 24, at 10:30 AM at St. Johns...
Norma T. Stephen, 93, of St. Joseph, MI passed away on Monday – November 19, 2018 in her home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI.  Norma was born on February 26, 1925 in Detroit, MI to the late Louis and Gemma...
Helen G Wiessner, 89, of St Joseph, MI, passed away on Sunday November 18, 2018 at her home. A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Rd. Stevensville, with Rev. David Hills officiating. Burial to...
Charlotte Johannsen, 83, of Benton Harbor passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 at West Woods of Bridgman.  Charlotte was born October 24, 1935, near Colome, SD, to Theodore & Florence Kahler. She graduated from Northwestern Lutheran Academy in Mobridge, SD, in 1954. On June 14, 1958...
Mary Lou Sykes, 85, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Grace of Douglas, in Douglas, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services. Mary was born on February 25, 1933, in Watervliet to Fredrick and Luttie (Thomas)...
Robert F. Fiedler, 80, of Stevensville, passed away, Thursday, November 8, 2018 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, November 19, 2018 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Tom Bird officiating, followed by Military Rites...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of David S. Scher, 05/31/1929 - 11/16/2018 View the online memorial here. It is with great sadness and wonderful memories that we announce the passing of David S. Scher on November 16, 2018 at the age of 89. Dave of Naples, Fla, formerly...
Helen Marie Chapman, 78, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018, at The Willows Assisted Living in St. Joseph. A private family gathering will take place at a later date. Burial will take place at Monument Valley Park, Joshua Tree, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to...
Joanne Washburn, 86, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 am Monday, November 19, 2018 at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Rd., Stevensville, MI with Rev....
Nancy Norwood Bowes, 63, of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at home after a long battle with cancer. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. Nancy was born on June 8, 1955, in St. Joseph to Verrill...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of John D. Burfield, 12/03/1974 - 11/11/2018 View the online memorial here. John D. Burfield, 43, of Hartford, passed away on November 11, 2018 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. A Memorial Visitation will take place at Duffield...
Raymond M. “Ray” Conrad, 91, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, November 13 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware, Benton Harbor, with Fr. Ben...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Darlene M. Ertman, 09/08/1940 - 11/09/2018 View the online memorial here. Darlene M. Ertman, 78, of Benton Harbor, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at her residence in the presence of her family. Funeral services begin 11 a.m....
James D. “Jim” Miller, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018, at 11AM at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church, 28 W Ash St., Three Oaks, MI. Friends...
Esther (Peppel) Lovell of Dearborn, MI, died on November 9, 2018 surrounded by her family. Esther was born on July 3, 1934 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Lydia (Gellert) and Julius Peppel. She believed that busy hands were happy hands from her first job shucking corn as a young teenager to her...
Bill Brambilla, 87, of Benton Harbor, passed away November 7, 2018 at Spectrum Health Lakeland. He was born April 24, 1931 in Lodi, New Jersey to Arthur and Fernanda Brambilla. He was a proud Italian who loved life and always returned to his roots. Bill served our country in the U.S. Marines...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Sandra Krieger, 03/03/1944 - 11/06/2018 View the online memorial here. Sandra Krieger, 74, of Coloma, passed away on November 6, 2018 at South Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Haven. A funeral service will be held at 2...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Sandra Krieger, 03/03/1944 - 11/06/2018 View the online memorial here. Sandra Krieger, 74, of Coloma, passed away on November 6, 2018 at South Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in South Haven. A funeral service will be held at 2...
Our beloved Shari DelMariani passed away suddenly on October 29th, 2018 at the age of 74.  Shari was born June 28, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois. She was a graduate of Lakeshore High School and attended Western Michigan University. She worked for Continental Can for 30 years as an accounting...
Donald Graham Bodjack, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, November 2, 2018, at Spectrum Health Lakeland – St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family from 10 AM until the time of a Celebration of Life service at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Starks & Menchinger...
Reinhold Lenz, 90, passed away after a full life, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Spectrum Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, MI. Friends and family may join in a celebration honoring Reinhold on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650...
Mary Ann King, 77, of Saint Louis, Michigan, formerly of Saint Joseph, Michigan, died November 2, 2018 at Masonic Pathways in Alma, Michigan. Mary Ann was born October 8, 1941 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Anthony and Elsie (Hauch) Virgo. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM,...
Dwight L. Riemersma, 83, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at his home. A Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Spring Run Cemetery in St. Joseph with Rev. Terry Schneider officiating.  Friends may visit beginning at Noon Tuesday at...
Breanne Lee McNitt, 23, of St. Joseph died Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in Hanoi, Vietnam, at the scene of a fatal traffic accident. Breanne was born May 28, 1995, in Lansing to Kevin and Keiko (Timmerman) McNitt. She attended St. Joseph Public Schools, and spent the majority of her time dancing,...
Thomas “Big Tom” Edwards Sr., 83, of Sodus, MI passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Pine Ridge in Stevensville.  A Private Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Caring Circle or Kingdom Hall-Jehovah’s Witness in Benton Harbor. Those wishing to...


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