Obits

Norm died on March 29, 2021 after several years of poor health. It was a long goodbye. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Janice (Cavanaugh), children Denise Ferguson (Huntington Beach CA) and Jeff Ferguson (San Clemente CA), grandchildren Ricky and Cheyenne Brady (Huntington Beach CA) and...
Betty Louise Cassidy, 92, of St. Joseph, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Golden Shore Assisted Living, Benton Harbor. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11 AM at Starks &...
Eugene “Gene” Wolff, 82, of St. Joseph, passed away, Sunday, March 28, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3:00 P.M. Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Deacon Ed...
Madeline R. Bentley, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Beacon Hill in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Memorial donations in Madeline’s name may be made to the St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center....
Jeffrey “Jason” Horton, 28, of St. Joseph, was born March 24, 1992 in Cullman, AL. He passed away unexpectantly on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The family will receive guests from 12pm until time of celebration of life service at 1pm, Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger...
Jimmie R. Little, 72, of St. Joseph, passed away March 23, 2021 at home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:00 P.M., Friday, March 26, 2021 at Sherry Feldten’s residence, 5656 Newton Ave, Coloma, MI. Memorials may be made to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 15 S....
On March 4, 1931, 7-year-old Cassie Golomb arrived in Coloma, Michigan with her parents and three sisters. The family established a working farm raising fruits and vegetables on their acreage along the Paw Paw River. Cassie became her father’s right-hand man: driving the tractor, spraying...
Robert C. Jackson, 98, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Due to COVID -19 precautions, private family services will be held. Burial will follow at Coloma Cemetery with Military Rites. Memorial donations in Bob’s name may...
Violet I. Witak, 101, formerly of South Holland & Orland Park, Illinois, passed away, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in St. Joseph. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held later this year when restrictions are eased....
Demeterius “Big Dee” Nichols, 48, of Benton Harbor, MI., passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland Medical Center. “Big Dee” was born on February 13, 1973, to Selton & Ola (Green) Nichols in Benton Harbor, MI. He attended Benton...
Lillian M. Wendt passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 at The Whitcomb in St. Joseph, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services. Memorials in Lillian’s memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Michigan or to Caring Circle...
Joanne Anderson, 85, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Monday, March 15, 2021 at her home. A Gathering will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M., Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to Caring Circle...
Brett Edward Bullock, 24, of Coloma, passed away, Friday, March 12, 2021 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Willie...
Diane Ross, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Martin Measel officiating. Friends may visit from 1:00 until 3:00...
Baby Xavier Moody-Terrell was born sleeping in the arms of God, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Kalamazoo. A graveside ceremony will be held at 11am, Friday, March 19, 2021 at Crystal Springs Cemetery, 1655 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor. Xavier is survived by his parents, Jasmine Terrell and...
Robert J. “Bob” Rhoa, 77, of St. Joseph, passed away at his home on Monday, March 8, 2021. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 12, 2021, at 1:30PM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph, with Fr. Arul officiating. Burial will follow Riverview...
Reeves H. Taylor, 27, of Bridgman, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021. A celebration of life service for Reeves will be held at 2:30 pm on Monday, March 15, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1- 2:30 pm...
Bruno Lehmann, 60, of Baroda, passed away on Sunday at Spectrum Health - Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. A celebration of his life service will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, with burial to follow at...
Aaron Kirby, 44, of Fennville, MI passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3:00 P.M., Friday, March 12, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Bill Steere officiating. Friends...
June (Iverson) Bendewald Planutis, 89, of St. Joseph, MI went to Jesus on Friday, March 5, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March, 14, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church 1733 W Glendora Rd (at S Cleveland Ave) Buchanan, MI. Visitation will be at noon and the service at 1 PM with...
Carolyn Jeanette Robards, 81, of Sodus, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021 at her home in Sodus. Carolyn’s family will receive guests from 5-8pm, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2640 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will take place at 11am, Thursday, March...
Howard Donal Klotz, 72, of St. Joseph passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. Howard was born in Fremont, MI on November 28, 1948 to the late Hilbert and Aletha (Bayle) Klotz. He...
Adrienne J. Bagatini, 85, of Stevensville, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Caretel Inn. Adrienne was born on August 4, 1935 in Coloma to Chester & Vera (Kniebes) Aspengren. She graduated from Watervliet High School in 1953 and continued her education by earning a secretarial...
Tammy Lynn Roderick, 57 of Watervliet passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at her residence. Family services celebrating her life will be held at a later date.  Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery in Watervliet.  Those wishing to leave an online message of remembrance may do...
Kathy Ruebel, 70, of Berrien Springs, passed away, Monday, March 1, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11am at the First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. David Colp officiating. Friends...


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