Obits

Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Gary W. Hammond, 06/25/1948 - 09/10/2018 View the online memorial here. Gary W. Hammond, 70 of Coloma, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held...
John E. Gersonde, of St. Joseph, Michigan, 83, passed away at home on Saturday, September 1, 2018. John was born in St. Joseph on May 25, 1934, to Edward & Evelyn (Anderson) Gersonde. He graduated from St. Joseph High School where he exceled in basketball, football and baseball, going on to...
William “Bill” Hoyt Gartley, 90, of Stevensville, passed away Tuesday September 11, 2018 at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman. A private family service will take place at a later date. Those wishing to leave an online condolences may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Bill was born on...
Josef “Joe” Hoffman, 75, of Stevensville, passed away at Lakeland Medical Center on Thursday, September 6, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018, at 3:30 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St....
Maryfrances Bernardo, 75, of St. Joseph, passed away, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at her home. Private family services were held at Starks & Menchinger Chapel with Rev. Adam Rentas officiating.  Memorial donations in Maryfrances’ name may be made to Caring Circle Hospice. ...
Myron Gillette, 84, formerly of St. Joseph now of Trego, WI, passed away in his home on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Myron was born on July 28, 1934 in St. Joseph to the late Clell and...
Joe Lippert, 63, of Stevensville, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018, at his home. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph, MI. A private family committal service will be held at...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Donald E. Thornton, 09/24/1939 - 08/18/2018 View the online memorial here. Donald E. Thornton, 78 of Coloma passed away August 18, 2018 in Plainwell, Mich. Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm...
Jean A. Simmons-Tefs, 67, of Stevensville, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Burial...
Patricia (Pat) A. Fister, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 2, 2018 surrounded by her family at Hanson Hospice Center after a sudden illness. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at St. Joseph First United Methodist Church, 2950 Lakeview Ave...
William P. Jones Jr (Bill) died peacefully at his home on Friday, August 31, 2018 surrounded by his wife Pat and children.  Bill was born December 24, 1931 in Berrien Center, MI to his parents, William P. Jones Sr. and Veryl (Allen) Jones. Bill graduated from Watervliet High School in 1950...
Tina Marie (Coleman) Patzer passed away surrounded by family and friends in Chicago, Illinois on August 28th at the age of 53. Tina is predeceased by her father Thomas Coleman, mother Shirley (Villanova) Marutz and stepfather Clarence Marutz. Tina is survived...
Glenda M. Krieger, 75, longtime resident of St Joseph with a heart made of silver and gold, passed away Monday, August 27th in Grand Rapids, Michigan with family at her side. Glenda is survived by her children, April (Roland) Longacre, Beth Hoard and Kevin (Julia) Krieger; four grandchildren-...
James Joseph Peters, age 69, passed away from complications after a long struggle with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 in Palm Beach, FL.  Jim is survived by his wife, Marie Peters, of Delray Beach, FL, his son, James Peters and his wife Allison Lange, of...
Patricia V. “Pat” Russell, 89, of Hagar Shores, passed away, Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at her home.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 A.M. Saturday, September 1, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at North Shore...
Shirley Jean Miller, 81, of Stevensville, MI, passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2018 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Shirley was born on August 4, 1937 in...
Berthold Fitz, 83 years old, passed away tragically on August 22, 2018.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:30 A.M., Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Oakridge Community Church, 776 Oakridge Dr., St. Joseph with Pastor Scott Reeve officiating. Friends may visit from 10:30 A.M. until...
Pauline (Nan) Gardner passed away Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018 surrounded by her family.  Born in Lake City, Arkansas on May 3, 1930, Nan loved nature, campfires and spending time at the lake. She never met a stranger. She loved her family and spending time with them was most important to her...
Richard William Essling, 93, of St. Joseph, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. Richard was born on July 19, 1925, in LaPorte, Indiana, to William and Agatha (Wendell) Essling.  He graduated from LaPorte High School in 1943.  He served in the...
Gerald “Jerry” T. Knowles, 85, of Stevensville, passed away at Royalton Manor on Friday, August 17, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018, at 11AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with V....
Richard L. O’Connor, 72, of Baroda, passed away at his home surround by his loving family, on Monday, August 13, 2018. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, August 17, 2018, at 1PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with...
Dolores Jean Lyon, 81, of Stevensville, MI passed away on Sunday – August 12, 2018 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Dolores was born on December 11, 1936 in Benton...
Lorraine Floreani Crowder, 87, of Bluffton, SC passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 12, 2018.  A Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends and will be held 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon, Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with a...
Susan Bennett, 75, of Eau Claire, MI, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 11, 2018 while gardening.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 A.M., Friday, August 17, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3713 Naomi Rd., Sodus with Pastor Robert Duehlmeyer Jr....
Tomislav “Tom” Spirov, 79, of St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2018 at his residence. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 12 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with...


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