Obits

Evelyn M. Brown, 87, formerly of St. Joseph, MI passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at her daughter’s residence in South Bend, IN. Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, February 5, 2018 at Niles Avenue Baptist Church, 1301 Niles Ave. St. Joseph with Pastor Michael...
Maria Katherina Schmidt, 96, passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 in Lapeer, Michigan. A private family service was held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph.  Maria was laid to rest next to her late husband...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Dolores Mae Krenek, 08/05/1928 - 02/02/2018 View the online memorial here. Dolores M. Krenek, 89, of Coloma, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Dolores was born August 5, 1928 in Benton...
Rudy J. Koshar, 96, of St. Joseph, entered into eternal life on January 30, 2018. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2018 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be...
Dorothea (known as Dorle and Doris) Dutlof, 97, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland.   A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018, at Washington Avenue Church of God, 4051 Washington Ave., St....
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Daniel Smith, 12/08/1955 - 01/25/2018 View the online memorial here. Daniel Smith passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the age of 62. He was born December 8, 1955 to Robin and Carol (Deming) Smith in Three Rivers, MI. On July...
Mary Jane Bruley, 97, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Hanson Hospice Center- Stevensville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 PM, on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph with Deacon...
Lois Ann Stancik, 86, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully in her sleep, on Monday, January 29, 2018, in her home at Woodland Terrace, Bridgman. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society...
Rhonda Ann (Dettmann) Short, 51, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph.  A Celebration of Life will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, February 2, 2018 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Chris Spitters...
Edward Schramm, 63 of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018, at home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10 AM on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens, Coloma....
Loretta Krieger, 81, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in St. Joseph.  A Mass will be Celebrated 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware Ave., Benton Harbor with Fr. Ben Huynh...
Frieda Gerstenkorn, of Stevensville past away at age 100 on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at The Willows Assisted Living. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Jeff Bolwerk...
Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel In memoriam of Leona Nitz, 09/30/1916 - 01/29/2018 View the online memorial here. Leona Nitz, 101, of Baroda passed away Monday, January 29, 2018 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph, Michigan Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Thursday,...
Helen M. Letke, 91, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, January 29, 2018 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, on the corner of Colfax and Kline in Benton Harbor with Pastor...
Lisa M. Kill, 56, of Three Oaks, Michigan, passed away at her home on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:00 PM, Tuesday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph Michigan; visitation will be from 10:00 to 12:00 Tuesday. Friends...
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home In memoriam of Sue Duffy, 11/18/1945 - 01/25/2018 View the online memorial here. Sue Duffy, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went to be with our Lord after a brief illness on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Lakeland Community...
Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel In memoriam of Dr. David Webber Willson DDS, 02/17/1938 - 01/24/2018 View the online memorial here. Dr. David Webber Willson, 79, of Bridgman, MI passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Bronson Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI. He was...
Richard (Dick) Albert Voss, 81, of St. Joseph, MI passed away at The Willows in St. Joseph, MI on Tues., January 23, 2018. A Celebration of Life service will take place on Fri., Jan. 26, 1:30 pm, at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MI with Rev. Brett Ehlke officiating. Burial...
Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel In memoriam of Marie "Toots" Anna Detterbeck, 12/08/1928 - 01/23/2018 View the online memorial here. Marie "Toots" Anna (Loraff) Detterbeck, 89 of Bridgman passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Country Manor Care...
Harriet S. Gartley, 85, of Stevensville, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at her home. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph. Memorial...
Brian Joseph Elftmann Cristobal, 21, of St. Joseph, MI passed away suddenly on Friday, January 19, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Brian was born in Kalamazoo, MI on November 19, 1996 to Daniel and Jennifer (...
Thomas Peter Sandel, 81, of St. Joseph, MI passed away at the American House in Jenison, MI on Sat. January 20, 2018. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Thomas was born on Jan. 31, 1936 in Hixon, WI to the late Peter...
Melvin W. Machemer, 86, of Stevensville, went to meet his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 10:30 A.M. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church, 4333 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville with Rev....
Dona Gayle (Jefferis) Julian, 75, of St. Joseph passed away peacefully into her Savior’s arms Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 A.M. Thursday at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2673 W. John...
Ledford “Bill” Austin, 87, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at South Haven Nursing & Rehabilitation. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, St. Joseph.  Memorial donations...


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