Obits

Richard L. Kiekenapp, 77, of Coloma, passed away at his residence in the presence of his family on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 following a valiant three year battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 27th, at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma....
Former Sheriff Forrest “Nick” Jewell, 92, of Benton Harbor entered into eternal rest on Sunday May 15, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland with his family by his side. A celebration of life service will be held be at 10:00 on Saturday May 21 at Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 W....
William James “Bill” Miller, 76, of Benton Harbor, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, May 20, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650...
Timothy Kyle Poe, 53, of Benton Harbor, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 16, 2022 at his home. Kyle was born on November 16, 1968 in Watervliet, Michigan to Francis and Gayle Poe. Kyle was a graduate of Benton Harbor High School. Early in his career he owned his own business Poe’...
In Memory of Janece “Jan” Bowers, 67, formerly of St. Joseph and South Bend, Indiana, passed away May 2, 2021 in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she was residing. Those wishing to sign Jan’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Jan was born July 12, 1953...
Hope Marie Zeigler, 43 of Watervliet passed away unexpectedly May 1, 2022 at her home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 13 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where the family will receive friends...
Suzanne M. Gast, 59, of Watervliet, passed away on Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022 at her home. A time for friends and family to visit together will take place from 5-7 P.M. Monday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. As per Sue’s wishes, cremation has taken place....
Nancy J. Greco, 84 of Stevensville, formerly of Watervliet passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 29, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. Visitation for Nancy will be Tuesday, May 3 from 5 to 7 pm at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma.  Private...
Melinda L. Stibal, 83 of Coloma passed away Monday at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 11 am Saturday at the Coloma United Methodist Church, where the family will greet friends beginning one hour prior to the service.  Donations in...
David Wayne Sanders, 53 of Coloma passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St Joseph. Per his wishes cremation has taken place.  A memorial visitation will take place from 2 to 4 pm on Friday, April 29 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma....
Michele J. Charleston, 77, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022, at her residence. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Tuesday, April 19, at 11 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Father James Adams...
Dustin Levell Saffell, 32, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 at 12:00 PM., at First Church of God – Benton Heights, 990 N Euclid, Benton Harbor, MI 49022, with Pastor Jaime Cervantes...
Gregory Basil Melnyk Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God. (Ruth 1:16) Gregory Melnyk, born Wasily Cemenenko in Ukraine in 1926, emigrated...
Wayne Allen Welsher, age 58, was received into the arms of our Lord Monday, April 11, 2022. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 16th, 2022, from 12 PM until 3 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI. A private burial will be...
Earl C. Hahn Jr., 89, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Earl was born on November 9, 1932, to Dr. Earl and Nola (Smith) Hahn in Kirksville, MO. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in St. Mary’s, WV, and then continued his education earning dual bachelor...
Nicholas Alan Jaeger, 35, of Benton Harbor, MI, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Nick was born on June 8, 1986 in St. Joseph, MI. Nick is survived by his wife-Chastity Jaeger;...
Kenneth M. Schultz, 76, of Coloma passed away on April 4th, after a brief illness, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.   He is survived by a son, Stephen, and grandson, Skyler, both of whom resided with him. He is also survived by three sisters - Judy Jones and...
Irene Maryann Patterson, 83 of Watervliet, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at her residence. Per her wishes cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 13 from 5 to 7 concluding with the Rosary at 7 pm at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in...
Stephen J. Myotte, 71, of Watervliet, passed away at his home in the presence of his family on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer. The funeral service with military rites will begin at 11 A.M. Friday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in...
Frederick “PaPa” Munchow, 96 of Coloma, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Woodland Terrace of Paw Paw Lake. Services will be held 11 am Monday, April 4, at Salem Lutheran Church in Coloma with Pastor Alex Hoffmeyer officiating.  Burial will follow in Coloma Cemetery....
Alexander John Grenke, or Alex as known by his loved ones, 32, formerly of St. Joseph, Michigan, died unexpectedly at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana on Friday, March 25, 2022. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced. Alex was born on March 9, 1990, in...
Horst Hansch,79, of Stevensville, was called to his eternal home in heaven on March 31, 2022. He spent his last month at Hanson Hospice Center with his family at his side. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650...
Taneka McClellan, 32, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:30 P.M. Friday, April 8, 2022 at First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. Bill Shepard officiating...
Arlice Jewell, 86 of Benton Harbor went home to be with her Lord on Friday April 1, 2022 at Woodland Terrace in Coloma. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 W. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, on Saturday, April 9, at 10 AM with Pastor Dan Golladay...
Revierra Gibson, 18, formerly of Niles, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022 in Killeen, Texas where she was residing. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Mike Smith officiating...