Obits

Charlotte Ober, 97, of Stevensville, MI passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 P.M., Friday, June 14, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with pastor Jeffrey Hubers officiating....
Terry Lee Wilder, 78, of St. Joseph, passed away on June 6, 2019 at his home. A gathering celebrating Terry’s life will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 5:00 PM to 7:00PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Memorial donations may be made to Caring...
Carole S. Meeker, 74, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Mishawaka. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. Those wishing to leave a condolence online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Carole was born on...
Emma L. Gaipa, 79 of Watervliet passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Services will be held 11:00 am Thursday, June 13, at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.  Burial will...
Patricia P. Bush, 73, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital- St. Joseph. Pat was born on April 16, 1946 in Coldwater, MI to Simon & Mabel (Roby) Meachum. She was a graduate of Eau Claire High School. Pat worked as a press operator for 30...
Jane A. McMurray, 83, of St. Joseph, went to her Heavenly home on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 11AM, at St. Joseph First United Methodist Church, 2950 Lakeview Ave., St. Joseph, with Pastor Dan...
Robert L. Nunley, 72, of Coloma, passed away, Monday June 3, 2019 at Pine Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Military Honors will be performed by the Stevensville Military Rites Team on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services,...
David H. Louder, Sr., 56, of Buchanan, passed away on Sunday morning, June 2, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center – Stevensville. Per David’s request, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life memorial service will take place on Saturday, June 22 2019 at 12:30 PM at Bertrand Park,...
Joyce L. Curtis-Miller, 90, of Benton Harbor, MI took the hand of Jesus and was led through the heavenly gates on Sat.-June 1, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Joyce was born on Sept. 9, 1928 in St. Joseph...
Gregory Scott Pullins, 54, of St. Joseph, MI passed away on Tuesday – June 4, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Greg was born on March 26, 1965 in St. Joseph, MI to Robert A. and Barbara (Woods)...
Alan Curtis Jewell, 66, of Eau Claire, passed away on June 4, 2019 at his home. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Those wishing to sign Alan’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Alan was born September 27, 1952 in Benton Harbor, to Lyman...
Janice M. Shafer, age 79, of Flying L Ranch in Bandera, TX and Lakes of the North in Elmira, Michigan departed this world after a series of health issues, on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She was born in St. Joseph, Michigan to Arnold G. and Maria E. (Antonovitsch) Damaske on February 22, 1940....
Terri L. Schlee, 49, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 PM, Monday, June 10, 2019 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware, Benton Harbor with Father Ben Huynh officiating. Burial will take place at...
Norma Jean Watson, 82, of Niles, passed away Friday morning, May 31, 2019 at her residence. The family is planning a Memorial Service at a future date. Cremation has taken place. Norma was born April 9, 1937 in Manila, Arkansas to Norman and Myrtle Watson. She is survived by her son Gregory...
Emilie Kempf Bermingham June 28, 1920 – May 29, 2019 Emilie Bermingham, 98, of St Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Caretel Inns. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 PM Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph...
Gregory M. “Greg” Pesko, 67, of St. Joseph, passed away on May 29, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019, 11:00 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph...
Judith Bleich, 78, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at her home. Judi was a loving wife, mother, grandmother (Noni) and aunt who was loved by all. Her family was everything to her. She was born in Lima, Ohio, and attended The Ohio State University from 1960-64. There, she...
Carroll E. Ott, 87, of Baroda, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019, at home. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4333 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville, with Pastor Martin Measel officiating. Burial will follow in...
Marguerite Thierbach, 95, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Monday, May 27, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 A.M. Thursday, May 30 at St. Joseph First United Methodist Church 2950 Lakeview Ave., St. Joseph, with...
Charles Leo Wilson, 66, of Stevensville, passed away, Friday, May 24, 2019 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 3590 Lincoln Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. Steve Hartten officiating. Burial will...
Mrs. Lynnette Ann (Shanahan) Burchard passed to Heaven on Friday, May 24, with the intentions of seeing God, past family members, and numerous family pets! A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Noon, Wednesday, May 29 at Fairplain Presbyterian Church 210 W. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor...
Beverly M. Koroch-Hirsch, 87, of St. Joseph, went to meet her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Thursday, May 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday at First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. Robert...
Erwin E. Reschke of Saint Joseph, Michigan was received into the arms of his heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the age of 91. He is survived by Deana, his beloved wife of 69 years, three daughters: Colleen Burt, Mary Gauthier, Jean (Gary) Callender, and four sons: Daniel (Sue),...
Ava Denise Fort, 9 Months of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Spectrum Lakeland Health. A Home Going will be Celebrated 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Refreshing Fountains, 175 S. Euclid Ave., Benton Harbor with Pastor Melvin Burton officiating. Friends may visit...
Lynn Maree Van Bladeren, 63, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday May 29 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Chris Spitters officiating. Friends may visit the family from 5:00...


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