Obits

Regina B. Dongvillo, 98, of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019 at home. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware Ave., Benton Harbor, MI. Private family burial will take place at...
Dorothy Witkoske, 90, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Friday, October 4, 2019 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, October 10 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Private burial will take...
William Lee “Bill” Campbell, 95, of St. Joseph died Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Hanson Hospice Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. Bill was born on April 7, 1924 in St. Joseph, MI to George and Katherine (Upton) Campbell. He attended...
Robert J. “Bobby” Kelly III, of Stevensville, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at his home. A small gathering of family and friends celebrating Bobby’s life will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St....
Patricia K. “Pat” Brown, 88, of Benton Harbor, died peacefully surrounded by her family at home Monday, September 30, 2019. A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI with Pastor...
Paul L. Smith, 75, of Hartford, passed away, Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at his home. Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Riverview Cemetery, with Military Rites conducted by Stevensville American Legion Post # 568. Friends may visit with the family from...
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...


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