Obits

Dee Ann (Loeffler) Lange, 82, of Stevensville, passed away surrounded by family, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Dee Ann was born on December 29, 1938 in St. Joseph, MI, to Karl and Mary (Deitch) Loeffler. Dee Ann married Gerald “Jerry” Lange on January 8, 1955. They were married...
Mary T. De Porter, 88, of Stevensville, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Serenity Shore Assisted Living. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. Cremation has taken place and burial will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church...
Adalbert “Al” Sturcz, 81, of Stevensville, MI passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. A Private Mass will be Celebrated Saturday, January 9th , 2021 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware Ave., Benton Harbor with Fr. James Adams...
Lucinda Kuykendall, 87, transitioned on December 10, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN. Lucinda was born October 6, 1933 to the union of Daniel and Catherine Caston in Pine Bluff, AR. Lucinda grew up in Gary, IN and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1951. She moved to...
Gretchen Lois Koch (Korn) was born March 13th, 1932 in Burlington, Wisconsin to Theodore and Edna (Potratz) Korn. She was baptized as a child of God and confirmed her Christian faith at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Burlington. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1950...
Donna “Jill” Brummett, 66, of Watervliet, passed away, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Private inurnment will take place at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph....
Earnest Hester Jr. 85 of Benton Harbor, MI, is resting in peace in the arms of the Lord. He passed on Friday December 25, 2020 at Spectrum-Lakeland hospital. A Celebration of Home Going Service and burial will be held at North Shore Memory Garden Coloma at 12:00 p.m. Monday January 4, 2021...
Alan Beach, 78, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his home. A Mass will be Celebrated at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January 7, 2021 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware Ave., Benton Harbor with Fr. James Adams officiating. Friends may visit from 10:00 A.M....
Rodney Dee Eddie Lee Little, 67, of Bald Knob, AR passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M., Friday, January 8, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Robert Benjamin officiating. Burial...
Elizabeth C. “Bette” Ives, 92, of Stevensville, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at her home. A private graveside service will be held. Burial will take place at Riverview. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle, 4025 Health Park Ln., St. Joseph, or...
Ursula Breitkreuz, 99, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully on December 27, 2020 at Gilead Elder Care in St. Joseph. The family will receive guests from 9:30am until time of celebration of life service at 10:30am, Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 W. Napier...
Oskar Oelke, 81, of Stevensville, passed away, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. The son of Albert and Leokadia (Senft) he was born the youngest of three siblings on March 12, 1939 in Klementynów, Poland. Oskar spent his early life in...
Joanne Borsos Averill passed away peacefully at her home on December 26, 2020. She was 89 years old. Born on November 14, 1931, to Valerie and Anton Borsos of Niles, Michigan, she was the youngest of four children. After graduating from Niles High School, she attended the University of...
Gerald D. “Jerry” Pullins, Sr., 85, of Stevensville, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020, at Spectrum Lakeland Health. A private family graveside service will take place at a later date. Interment will be at Lincoln Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions will take place...
Carianna May Dolan “Annie”, 28, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph from interstitial lung disease due to lupus and respiratory complications due to Covid. Annie was born September 24, 1992 in Chicago. Annie worked as a camp leader for...
Marchele (Shelly) Yvette (Yeager) Polashak, 55 of Sister Lakes passed away Monday, December 21, 2020 with her loving husband by her side. Shelly was born January 9th, 1965 in South Bend, IN., the daughter of Lewis and Mila (Jones) West. While Shelly attended Hartford high school, she also...
Arthur Lockwitz, 98, of St. Joseph, MI, beloved husband of the late Doris M. (Wallace) Lockwitz, passed away unexpectedly at home Wednesday, December 23, 2020. Arthur was born November 16, 1922 in Stevensville, MI to John & Louise (Doroh) Lockwitz. He graduated from Stevensville High...
Karin Elizabeth Polstin 92, of Benton Harbor, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2020 at Pine Ridge Facility in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 1 PM at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma with Father Arul Lazar officiating....
Andrea L. Anderson, 58, of Stevensville, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at home. Andrea was born on April 25, 1962, to Jack and Mayril “Dean” Anderson in St. Joseph. She worked as a CNA for many years and enjoyed taking care of others. Andrea was selfless, always...
Stanislaw E. Gorski, 70, of Stevensville, MI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday – December 19, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital surrounded by family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Stanislaw...
Jackie Ray Hess, 70 of Covert was called home Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Services celebrating his life will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, Dec, 29 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where the family will receive friends beginning one hour prior...
Richard Nels Wales, 73, of St. Joseph, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at his home in St. Joseph. Richard was born December 23, 1946 in Stambaugh, MI to Ernest and Gladys (Shoquist) Wales. “Dickie” graduated from Iron River High School in 1965, and...
Alexander Aloysius Zyjewski, 91, passed away in Oviedo, Florida on December 14, 2020. Alex was born in Detroit, Michigan. He is survived by his wife Wanda of 68 years, children Greg (Mae Helen) Zyjewski, Julie (Mike) Galletti, Jeffrey Scott (Wendy) Zyjewski and grandchildren Matthew (Brett...
Catherine E. “Katie” James, 94, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland, in St. Joseph. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer...
Susan was born in Saint Joseph, Michigan to Robert and Ruth Scott on June 11, 1938. On December 19, 2020, she died peacefully at home in her favorite room, surrounded by her husband Richard, and her children Keith, Sara, and Andy. Susan’s favorite flower was the sunflower, and anyone...


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