Obits

Danny Ray Cole, 52, of Baroda, MI passed away on Monday-February 3, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Danny was born on May 30, 1967 in Benton Harbor, MI to the late Melton and Peggy (Tate) Cole. On July 2,...
Irving C. “Bud” Talbot, Jr., 87, of St. Joseph, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, February 8, at 11 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Ronald Schmidt officiating. Friends...
Joseph Harvey “Joe” Jones, 60, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday February 7, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Mike Schoeplein...
The best girlfriend; the best mother; the best wife. These were the words that Robert Neal used to describe his lovely wife of 71 years. Grace Lee Neal, 89, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 01, 2020 in Saint Joseph. She was born October 3, 1930 in Hamilton, Ohio to Lorel...
Ardis N. Schultz, 101, formerly of Riverside, passed away, Friday, January 31, 2020 at The Willows in St. Joseph where she resided. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, February 4 at Riverside United Methodist Church, 4401 Fikes Rd., Riverside, with Rev. David Haase...
Arlene M. Patti, 85 of St. Cloud, FL formally from St. Joseph, MI passed away on January 13, 2020 with her two daughters by her side. Arlene was born in Morton Grove, IL on December 19, 1934 to John and Mathilda (Schoenbeck) Conrad. She graduated from St. John’s Catholic School in...
Kelli Lyn McLean, 54, now of Bloomington, IL formerly of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Wednesday – January 29, 2020 in Normal, IL. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Kelli was born on January 13, 1966 in St...
Eric "Pete" Alan Braley, 60, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his home in St. Joseph. He was born August 7, 1959 in Kalamazoo to William and Loretta (Kuehl) Braley. The family will receive guests from 1-3 pm, Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger...
Doris (Wyant) Versaw, 91, of Sodus, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 30, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 3, 2020, at Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 W. Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI. with Reverend Dan Golladay...
Stephen Brundage was born on Feb. 10, 1954, in Dearborn, Mich., to Dr. Robert and Marion Brundage. At the age of 12 he taught himself to play the guitar by listening to records by guitar master John Fahey. Steve was left-handed so he simply turned his guitar upside down and played it that way...
Gloria M. Agay, 79, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 10AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., with Fr. Arul Lazar officiating. Burial will follow at...
Loismarie Edinger, 90, of St. Joseph, Michigan passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Spectrum Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. A celebration of life Service will be held at St. Joseph First United Methodist Church, Saturday Feb 1st. at 11:00 am. Private burial will be at a later date...
Norma Josephine Boyajian, 79, of St. Joseph passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at her home. Private graveside will be held at a later date. Memorials made be made to the Berrien County Cancer Society. Those wishing to share a memory of Norma online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com...
Cheryl L. Schinck, 71 of Coloma, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 22, 2020 at Spectrum Health, Lakeland in St. Joseph. Services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, Jan. 25 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home where visitation will begin at 12 noon.  Burial will follow in Harris Cemetery...
Glenn Zerler, 82, passed on January 18, 2020 at 7:23 a.m. with his wife Kathy and his long-time caregiver, Marcia Grajauskis, at his bedside. Glenn was a traveler with an incomparable wanderlust; he loved Lake Michigan and the West Basin Marina, where he served on the Recreational Harbor...
Kathy Lynn (Wennerberg) Maxson, 65, passed away on January 2, 2020 in her hometown of St. Joseph, MI. Kathy was born on June 15, 1954, in San Jose, California, to Allan and Gloria (Pitlik) Wennerberg. She was a 1972 graduate of St. Joseph High School and received a degree in journalism from...
Anthony “Tony” Hoffman, 57, of St. Joseph, passed away, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 21 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel,...
Marcella Weber, 99, long-time resident of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Mesquite, TX. Marcella was born September 23, 1920 in Hagar Township, MI to Albert and Anna (Swikoski) Berndt. The family will receive guests from 6pm until time of rosary service at...
Scott A. Kerns, 60, of Elkhart, Indiana, formerly of Baroda, passed away, Friday, January 17, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. A Celebration of Life visitation will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St...
Diane Quinn, 68, of Coloma, passed away on January 14, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Coloma Cemetery. Memorial...
Alfred Moore Butzbaugh, a widely respected attorney and judge died on January 11, 2020. He was with his family in Fitchburg, WI. He died of complications of a stroke. Services have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 269-556-9450. Al was born in Benton...
Dolores Sykora, 89, of Bridgman, MI passed away January 12, 2020, at Woodland Terrace. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 914 Lane Drive, St. Joseph, Michigan on Saturday, January 18th at 11am. Friends may visit at Starks & Menchinger Chapel...
Stephen Louis “Louie” Scheid, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 6th, 2020. Following his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life service will be held at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph MI, on January 25, 2020. Family will...
Mark Edwin Belfy, 52, of Coloma passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan 11, 2020 at his residence. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.  Donations in memory of Mark may be made to any charity of the donor's choosing.  Those wishing to leave an online...
Donald Ray Roach, 75, of Dowagiac, MI, passed away peacefully after a prolonged illness in his home on Sunday-January 12, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Clark Chapel – 405 Center St., Dowagiac, MI.   Donald was born on February 29, 1944 in Pocahontas, AR to the late...


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