Obits

Jack J. Wagner, 92, of Stevensville, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Crown Pointe Assisted Living. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service for both Jack and Marian Wagner will be held...
Sharon Kay Costanza, 74, of Sodus went home to be with the Lord and her loving husband on Oct. 13, 2020, surrounded by her loving children, after being ill for a lengthy period of time. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 555...
Olga Sauder, 95, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday-October 13, 2020 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Olga was born on Dec. 12, 1924 in Poland to the late Karl and...
Eleanor E. “Betty” Robbins, 98, of St. Joseph, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph,...
James A. “Jim” Bachteal, 59, of Stevensville, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, October 12, 2020. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 3 PM until 5 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorial...
Barbara Jo Trail, 67, of Benton Harbor, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Hanson Hospice in Stevensville. Barb’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the care team at Caring Circle and Hanson Hospice for their attention given to Barb during her final stages. They...
Gerald W. “Jerry” Heppler, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to...
Vincent A. “Vince” DiMaggio, 76, of Watervliet, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020, at Spectrum Health- Watervliet.  A prayer services will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 3PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph...
Mary Ailene Goff was called to our Lord on Monday, October 5, 2020. And thus spoke Michael and Gabriel to the Heavenly Hosts and All True Believers in Heaven, “Hearken, all ye Brothers and Sisters, for today Mary Ailene joins us.” And as they looked on, Our Savior Jesus Christ...
Nick State, 84, of Stevensville, went to be with his beloved Lord and Savior on October 2, 2020, at West Woods of Bridgman. While Nick had been struggling with dementia for years, his sweet and loving personality was still able to shine through it all to the end. Nick was born July 26, 1936...
Donald “Donnie” Tod Sater, 64, of Stevensville, passed away Friday, October 4, 2020 at his home. He was born to Donald and Shirley (McIntyre) Sater in South Bend, IN on June 23, 1956. Don graduated from St. Joseph High School, class of 1975. He worked at Whirlpool, Alreco, and...
Dale Post, 65, of Dowagiac, MI passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family from 10:...
Nancy D. Racine, 73, died Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at home, surrounded by the love and joy of her family. Nancy was born in Jackson, Michigan to Mary and Devlin Tompkins. She and her husband, Pete, married in 1970 and moved to St. Joseph. They were loving and dedicated parents to Stacy...
Doris May Henderson, 94, of Stevensville, MI passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at her home. Doris was born September 15, 1926 in LaPorte, IN to John and Wilma (Cissne) Grandorf. Following graduation from LaPorte High School, Doris married her high school sweetheart, Jack Wendt, and...
Walter “Wally” Duschek, 87, of Berrien Springs, MI passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 5, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph with Pastor Douglas Adams...
Denise Lynn passed peacefully comforted by her family on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. She was 69 years old. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 6th 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with pastor Tom...
Travis E. Barker, Sr, 86, of Hartford, peacefully departed this life on Sep 29,2020. A lifelong resident of the Hartford and St. Joseph areas, he will be missed. Travis was born July 9, 1934 in Savannah, TN. A Hartford High School graduate, class of 1953, Travis was a stand-out athlete who led...
Shirley Ann Brown, 69, from Lawrence, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 24, 2020. She resided for many years in St. Joe but spent her final months in the loving home of her daughter Stacey in Lawrence, where Shirley was previously a longtime resident. Shirley was born December...
Hannah L. Maxwell, 87, of Benton Harbor, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Dawn Oldenburg officiating. Burial will follow...
Cheryl Mary Houtz, 66, of Stevensville, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020 at Golden Age Manor in Stevensville with her daughter and husband by her side. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation...
Paul V. Ryan, 93, of Coloma, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26. 2020 at his home. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens. Visitation will take place from 5-8 Wednesday. In lieu of...
Nancy J. "Pete" McKie, 86 of Coloma passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 at her residence. Services will be 11 A.M. Friday, October 2 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 P.M.  Burial will follow in Coloma...
Kenneth W. “Ken” Flowers, 77, of Dowagiac, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland. Ken was born on February 10, 1943, to Charles & Meleda (Bohn) Flowers in Benton Harbor. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School and continued his...
Sheila Mary (Peers) Collins was born in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England, on September 9, 1921 and died peacefully at her daughter’s home in St. Joseph, Michigan, on September 22, 2020. Sheila was preceded in death by her beloved husband William Eugene Collins (Bill) in 1997, one year...
Jonathan Charles Duehlmeyer, age 29, of Stevensville was called home to heaven Thursday, September 24, 2020. He was born in Berrien Springs, Michigan to Robert and Mary Duehlmeyer, Jr. May 20, 1991. Jon graduated in 2017 from Lighthouse Education Center Autism Program. His favorite songs were...


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