Obits

Debbie Gillespie went to her reward after a short battle with renal failure/kidney cancer on Thursday, September 2, 2021. A celebration of life service will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Visitation will be...
Jennifer Gerstenkorn, 42, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, September 10, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Jesse Knox officiating....
David Charles Dean, 60, of Stevensville, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021, at his residence. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, September 3, at 3 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Tom Bird officiating. Friends may visit with the...
Kay Tomasini, 79, of Stevensville, went to meet her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, August 28, 2021 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3:00 P.M. Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Chad Harlan...
Eleanor Kenning Rinas, 96, of St. Joseph, went to meet her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, Sunday, August 29, 2021 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date at Peace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. Graveside services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, September...
Lisa L. Jojola, 60, of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2021, at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 12PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Tom Bird officiating. Burial will follow at...
Dan Smith, 86, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on August 30, 2021. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel in St. Joseph, MI. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4:00PM on Friday, September 3, also at...
Margaret Rose Bourlier, 75, of St. Joseph, passed away on August 29, 2021 at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Stevensville. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 2nd at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma, with visitation beginning one hour prior...
Adelaide D. Bradford (Jones),96, of Benton Harbor, wife of Brad Bradford for 62 years, passed away Sunday, August 29 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph. Adelaide was born April 19, 1925 in Table Grove, ILL. but made Southwest Michigan her home for over 70 years.  She leaves behind Charles (...
Bryce William Dunlop, 100, of Coloma, MI passed away Friday, August 27, 2021 at Woodland Terrace of Paw Paw Lake.  Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will gather privately for a memorial service at a later date.  Those wishing to leave an online message of...
Joel Clarke Gibbons was born in Boston, Massachusetts but was raised in Winnetka, Illinois where his family relocated. Following college he went on to earn several advanced degrees: graduating with a Physics degree from Georgetown University, a Ph.D in Mathematics from Northwestern University and...
Patricia Ann Hanner, 80, of Madison, WI, formerly of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Cottages of Madison. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 28, at First Congregational Church UCC, 2001 Niles Ave., St. Joseph. Burial will...
Rev. Msgr. Eugene A. Sears, 89, of St. Joseph passed away on August 24, 2021 at Hanson Hospice Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 11AM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph. Private Interment will follow later that day...
KNIEBES, Leah Rae; of Clarkston formerly of Coloma; passed away on July 26, 2021; age 86; preceded in death by her husband Lloyd; mother of Karen (David) Eby; grandma of Ray and Emily Eby; preceded in death by her parents Ray and Lupka Parker. Leah and her husband had a family farm in Coloma...
Newton Frank, 101, of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at his home. Private Family Services have been held at B’nai Sholom Cemetery in Benton Harbor, with Rabbi David Nelson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Newt’s name may be made to Temple B...
David W. “Dave” Cox, 74, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, August 24, at 1 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Tom Bird officiating. Friends may visit...
Jon Lewis Burg, age 70, of Benton Harbor passed away on August 19 2021 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, August 25 2021 at 1:00 pm at Starks & Menchinger Chapel 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Visitation for Jon will be held starting at 12:00...
Alfred Brady Champion, Jr. of Coloma passed away at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids on Friday, August 20, 2021 A celebration of his life will begin at 1:00 P.M. followed by a memorial service at 1:30 on Saturday, August 28 at the New Freedom Church in Coloma.  Donations in memory of...
Dale was born December 24, 1932 in Berrien Springs, MI, son of Robert F. Knuth and Alice V. Heyn. He graduated from Berrien Springs High School in 1950. He married Evelyn Baes in 1955 and together celebrated 66 years of marriage. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. Dale was...
On August 16, 2021, Jeff joined his beloved parents in heaven. He was born April 7, 1956 in Gary, Ind. to Loran B. McMaster, Jr. and Diana (Ferguson) McMaster. He lived most of his life in Romney, Ind. where he had many lifelong friends. Jeff was hit by a car while riding his bike on July 6,...
Roderick L. “Rod” Frantz, 87, of Benton Harbor, passed away on August 16, 2021 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 21, at 10 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph, with Father John Fleckenstein officiating. A private family...
Cherie L. Fisher, 73, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Spectrum Health, Lakeland with her family by her side. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 4-7 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI....
Bonnie Rutter, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Stevensville. Bonnie was born April 30, 1930 in Benton Harbor, MI to George and Gertrude (Nichols) Menzer. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1948 and met and...
Virginia A. (Schilling) McCarthy, 99, of Benton Harbor, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Caretel Inns in St. Joseph. Virginia was born on April 28, 1922, to Lawrence M. & Bessie (Reynolds) Keller who owned and operated a farm near Dowagiac. She graduated from...
Randy J. (Randall) Price, 38, of Eau Claire, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Hanson Hospice Center. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 3pm, at Crystal Springs Church of God, 1465 Pipestone Rd, Benton Harbor, with Pastor Bill Bridgman...


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