Obits

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...
Lilli Brandt Zielke was born on April 7, 1926, in Puchawa Wolynia, Poland and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on March 28th, 2022 in St. Joseph, MI. Visitation will be held at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Funeral...
Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Shiveley, 80, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Betsy was born on June 25, 1941 in Bradford, PA to the...
Anna Fay Schroeder, 82, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at home with her family by her side. A celebration of life service will be held at noon on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Mike Schoeplein...
Dorothy “Dodie” Evelyn (Redman) Fischer, 94, of St. Joseph, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in St. Joseph. Dorothy was born June 23, 1927 in Berrien Springs, MI to Gustav and Matilda Redman. Dorothy graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1945. She...
Helen Polashak, 77, of Watervliet, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation with the family will begin...
Patrick Allen Schloot, 40, of Wabash, Indiana, died Monday, March 21, 2022, at his home.  He was born on August 28, 1981, in Rensselaer, Indiana, to William James Schloot and Karen (Lankford) Schloot Shearer. Patrick was a 2000 graduate of South Newton High School, in Newton County, Indiana...
Eleanor Jean Krejci, 91, of Stevensville, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 20, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born to Arthur and Elsie (Greening) Jeschke on February 20, 1931, at Buckhorn in Berrien Springs, MI. They moved to St. Joseph in 1938. Eleanor was confirmed at...
Joe Hartwell Howell, 83, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2022. He was born on October 21, 1938, the beloved only child of Charlie and Josephine (Little) Howell in Vienna, Illinois. They soon moved north to Ann Arbor, Michigan, but Joe would often return to spend his summers on his grandparent...
Katherine Crane, 92, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Stevensville. A Graveside Service will be held at All Souls Cemetery in Cortland, Ohio on Friday March 25, 2022. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Cleveland, Ohio. Those wishing to...
Sharon A. Swetay, 69, of Coloma, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Friday at Red Arrow General Baptist Church in Benton Harbor. Visitation with friends and family will take place from 5-7 P.M....
Alan D. Prillwitz, 78, of Berrien Springs, passed away, Thursday, March 17, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 23. 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at...
Barbara Lee (Allwardt) Priebe, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022 at Sunset Home Assisted Living in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles...
Gail J. Moniot, 83, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, March 11, 2022 at Diversicare Health & Rehabilitation Center in Foley, Alabama. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, April 15, 2022 at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may visit...
Gail J. Moniot, 83, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, March 11, 2022 at Diversicare Health & Rehabilitation Center in Foley, Alabama. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, April 15, 2022 at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may visit...
Edward L. Crampton, 62, of Sodus, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 1PM, at First Church of God St. Joseph, 2627 Niles Avenue, St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may be made to About Hands of Hope. Those wishing...
Michael Scott Levi, lovingly known as “Big Mike”, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, March 11, 2022. Mike was 56 years old and resided in St. Joseph, MI. The visitation and celebration of life services will both be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Starks &...
Ronald Allen Dolezan left this earth and was reunited with his Mom and Dad on Sunday, March 13, 2022 when he ultimately lost his war with pancreatic cancer. Though the cancer prevailed in the war, he won many battles and endured 14 rounds of some of the toughest chemotherapy known to man. He was...
Jon P. Wutzke, 44, of Coloma, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at his home after an extended illness. A memorial service celebrating Jon’s life will be held at a later date. Please check back for day and time. Cremation has taken place. Duffield and Pastrick Family Funeral Home in...
Andrew Lee Milum, 22, of Lakeville, MN, formerly of St. Joseph, MI passed away unexpectedly at his home in Lakeville on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Andrew’s family will receive guests from 5-7pm, Friday, March 11, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A...
Dennis Wayne Albrecht, 72, of Sodus, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 in St. Joseph. A celebration of life service will be held at 11am, Monday, March 14, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 619 Main St., St. Joseph. Inurnment to follow, with military honors, at Riverview Cemetery, St....
John George Godush Jr., 88, of Stevensville, MI passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Woodland Terrace of Bridgman. A Gathering will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A private...
John George Godush Jr., 88, of Stevensville, MI passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Woodland Terrace of Bridgman. A Gathering will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A private...
Linda D. Irons, 70, of Baroda, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at home with her family by her side. A private celebration of life has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Occupational Therapy Program at Western Michigan University. Arrangements have been entrusted to...
Clarence Norton “Babe” Benedict reached the end of this wonderful life on March 1, 2022 at the age of 85. Born on a farm in Torpedo, PA on October 28, 1936, Clarence was the 6th child of Charley and Bertha (Eastman) Benedict. He was quickly given the nickname Babe, as he was...