Obits

Gordon L. “Lee” Mikesell, 81, of Stevensville, lost his battle to Parkinson’s on Sunday, April 12, 2020. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Napier Parkview Baptist Church. Those wishing to leave an online...
Helen Conrad, 91, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Monday, April 13, 2020 at Pine Ridge Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date, due to the current Covid-19 health concerns. Private family services will be held at...
Lynn A. Harrington, 81, of Stevensville, MI passed away at Caretel Inns of Lakeland on Monday-April 9, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Lynn was born on Jan. 19, 1939 in Flint, MI to the late Alfred and...
Warren Joseph “Joe” Johnston, 86, of St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland. Joe was born on February 15, 1934, to Warren & Helen (Murray) Johnston in Escanaba, MI. He graduated from Escanaba High School and Western Michigan...
Ron L. Christopher, Sr., 70, of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, April 10, 2020 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. A private Celebration of Life Service will be held at Starks & Menchinger Chapel with Rev. Richard Kiser officiating. Private burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery...
Richard A. Dolph, 60, of Bridgman, passed away on April 7, 2020 at his residence. Cremation has taken place. A private burial of ashes will take place at North Shore Memory Gardens. Memorial donations in Rich's memory may be made to the Bridgman American Legion. Those wishing to leave a...
Gary R. Bush, 80, of St. Joseph, passed away, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland, St. Joseph. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Memorial donations in Gary’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society. Those wishing to sign...
Felix Werner Bauer, 90, of Bangor, died peacefully at home after a brief illness on April 7, 2020. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Those wishing to leave an online message for the family may do so by using the “Guestbook” link...
Gloria Gregg Eilert, 93, of Coloma, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020 at her residence. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Cremation has taken place and due to current circumstances no local services are planned at this time. Those wishing to...
Austin E. McCarver, 91 of Watervliet passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at South Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Private family services will take place 1:oo pm Friday, April 3 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma.  Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in...
Carol Lynn Wesner (Kish), 82, entered eternal life in heaven on March 26, 2020. A celebration of Carol’s life will be held at a later date. Private Graveside services at Riverview Cemetery will be conducted by Reverend Joshua Bishop of Grace Lutheran Church. Memorial donations in Carol...
Charles R. “Chuck” Dill, 80, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland with his loving family at his side. Chuck was born on April 15, 1939, to Otto & Margaret (Voelker) Dill in Chicago, IL. He grew up in Evergreen Park, IL and...
Richard L. Wine, 75, of Coloma, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevenville. Due to the current circumstances, no local services are planned at this time. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Hanson Hospice Center and mailed or dropped...
Marion Kelm, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph. Private Family Services will be held due to the current health situation, with Rev. Glenn Rosenbaum officiating. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma...
Richard H. “Papa Joe” Joseph, 93, of Benton Harbor, passed away at his home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle or American Legion Post 105. Those wishing to leave an online...
Today marks the first day of many days that Sue will be joining her mother on a heavenly shopping spree though the streets of paradise. Stopping at big box stores, mom and pop shops and the farmers market, and let’s not forget the St Laurent’s style candy stores where she indulged on...
Janice C. Gibson, 84, formerly of Harbert, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at Whitcomb Towers in St. Joseph. Due to current circumstances, private graveside services will be held. Celebration of Life Services will be announced at a future date. Memorial donations in Janice’s memory...
Carol Diana Vincek, 82 passed away in St. Joseph Michigan after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born in South Bend, Indiana and later moved to SW Michigan to raise her family on a small farm outside of Baroda. She later moved to Stevensville and resided there until her passing. She...
Elizabeth Paulette McClellan, 69, of St. Joseph, formerly of Gallatin, TN, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 16, 2020 at home. A celebration of life service will be held at noon on Friday, March 20, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 290 E. Winchester St., Gallatin, TN. Burial will...
Donald R. Bish, 88, of Stevensville, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at home. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph. Burial will follow in Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor....
Frank P. Gargano, 92 of Watervliet passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. For the safety of everyone involved, there will be an opportunity for friends to briefly greet the family at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma on Friday, March 20...
Ronald Fredric Rubens, 77, of Mattawan, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at his home. Ronald is survived by his loving wife and sons, Miriam Bat-Ami, Aaron Rubens, and Danny Rubens. He is also survived by his daughters-in-law Sonia Rubens and Corinne Erickson. Finally, there is his...
Earl J. Williams, 94, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Spectrum Lakeland Health with his son Rodger by his side. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 12 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor J. Dean...
Michael R. Hallman, 71, of Coloma, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Spectrum Lakeland Health. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 6PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor J.T. Wilkins Jr. officiating....
Ruth Elizabeth Baer, 98, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10:30 AM at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 121 Kline St., Benton Harbor, with Pastor Jeff Bolwerk officiating. Burial...


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