Obits

Pamela Manley, 69, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away February 2, 2023 surrounded by her children. Pamela was born January 17, 1954 in Benton Harbor, MI to Donald & Maxine (Williams) Manley. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1972 and was Miss. Sodus. Pamela was an avid dreamer...
John Stephen Thompson, 71, born in Detroit, MI, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph, MI. He was born April 1, 1951 to Angela (Belluscio) Thompson. John will be remembered as a loving and devoted father and grandfather. No matter the day or distance, you...
Georgia A. Sikich, 85, of Benton Harbor, passed away on January 30, 2023 at Caretel Inns St. Joseph, in the presence of close friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 7, at 11 AM at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware St., Benton Harbor, with Father James Adams...
Ralph W. Hines, age 88, of Berrien Springs, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. He was born on May 2, 1934, to Raymond and Elizabeth (Reid) Hines in Evergreen Park, Illinois. On April 22, 1982 he married the former, Yvette Peuvion, and they have spent 41 loving years together...
he City of St. Joseph has lost one of its biggest fans. Bob Gerbel loved his city and worked tirelessly for many decades to help make it the beautiful place it is today. He passed away on Sunday January 29, 2023 at Caretel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, February 3, 2023 at...
Martha Mae Wilder, 95, of St. Joseph, MI passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at the Hanson Hospice Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Martha was born on September 11, 1927 in Benton Harbor, MI to the late...
Ronald Kent Taylor, 62, of Carlisle, PA, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at UPMC Carlisle, PA. He was born February 22, 1960, in Charlotte, NC to Ronald Earl (partner Marilyn) Taylor of Midland, MI and Joanna F. (Feigles) (husband Rich) Weber of Saugatuck, MI. Kent was a 1982...
Charles M. Russell, 67, of Covert, passed away on January 27, 2023 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Cremation will take place...
Frederick W. Kavanagh Jr., 92, of Watervliet, passed away on January 26, 2023 at Pine Ridge Nursing Home in Stevensville. Funeral services with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with burial following in...
April Marie Mitchell, 40, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph, MI, 49085. Friends may visit with the family on...
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 30, 2023 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI with Rev. Daniel P. Mackey of Grace Lutheran Church in Muncie, IN officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may visit...
David G. “Subway Dave” Libs, 82, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Monday, January 23, 2023 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 11:30 A.M. Saturday, January 28, 2023 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware Ave. Benton Harbor, with Fr. Arthur...
Theresa Schaub, 81, of Stevensville, MI passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 30, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Hickory Bluff Cemetery...
Thomas "Tom" Adent, 82, of Three Oaks, MI passed away Monday, January 23, 2023 at St. Joseph Health System in Mishawaka, IN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, January 30, 2023 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 3903 Lake St., Bridgman, MI 49106...
Charles A. Salvano, 79, of St. Joseph, Michigan, passed away on January 23, 2023. He was born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania on March 7, 1943. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and mentor to anyone he met. He touched many lives teaching and coaching for over 35 years of which the...
Anthony Frank Wojtowicz, 68 of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday January 18,2023 at home with his family by his side. Tony was an automotive engineer in the Detroit metropolitan area for years before moving to St. Joseph to be closer to family in 2016 and working at Whirlpool before retiring...
Shine was born December 17, 2022 in St. Joseph and passed away January 20, 2023 in Kalamazoo. Cremation has taken place.  Shine's parents, Victoria Smith and Marshall Stanley of Berrien Springs will be having a celebration of her life at a later date.
St. Joseph, Michigan -James A. “Jimmy” Dilts died unexpectedly following a brief illness January 17, 2023, at Corewell Health Lakeland in St. Joseph, Michigan. He was born on March 11, 1951 at Memorial Hospital in St. Joseph, Michigan, the son of James A. Dilts, Sr. and Betty S. (...
The ballad of Robert Louis Kish Jr. is one worth reciting with joy. Affectionately known as Bob, he was above all a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Known for his quick wit, kind spirit, and infinite grit, he brought life to those around him and didn’t hesitate to express...
Ann Marie “Anna” Kreitner, 78, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph after an extended illness. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 P...
Hildegard Theresa (Schiele) Molter was a bright spot in our community.  She was faithful, loyal and strong woman who touched many lives through church, teaching career, extensive volunteering and countless friendships.  She passed from this world on Sunday January 15, 2023. Hilda was...
Marrie Allen Reddel emanated a free-spirited joy as a wife, mother, Nanny, aunt, sister, friend, artist and entrepreneur. She was well known in St. Joseph for her business skills and personable character. As a lover of travel, Marrie owned and operated Reddel Travel for over 40 years with her...
Evelyn “Evie” Marie Geresy Adams, 54, of Keeler, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Corewell Health Lakeland Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, January 13, at 2 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at...
Ann R. Ferrell, 92, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Caretel Inns- St. Joseph. A celebration of life gathering will be held on Friday, January 13, 2023, from 4PM until 6PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A private family burial will...
arla Louise Owca, 89, of Coloma, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2023 at her home in Coloma. She was born March 28, 1933 in Benton Harbor, MI to Maxwell Miller and Margaret (Ludlam) Guinn. The family will receive guests from 5-7pm, Monday, January 16, 2023 at Starks &...