Obits

Amy Marie Graves, 54, of Watervliet passed away on Sunday October 16, 2022 in the comfort of her home following a long battle with cancer.   Amy was born on September 8, 1968, in Coldwater, Ohio, the daughter of Ronald and Janet (Link) Westgerdes. Amy was employed by Lowe’s for the...
Gregg K. Woodward, 39 of Coloma passed away unexpectedly on October 3, 2022 in Benton Harbor. Family will receive friends on Friday, October 21 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma from 3:00-6:00 P.M. Memorial donations in Gregg’s memory may be made to the family....
Raymon D. Douglas, 85, of Riverside, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his children and family on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Ray was born on September 16, 1937 on Petit Jean Mountain in Morrilton, Ark. to John and Nona Douglas. He was the oldest child in a family of what would become...
A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph with Rev. Dan Colthorp officiating. Following, he will be laid to rest at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph with Military Rites conducted by the North Berrien...
Sharon R. Sharai, 82, of Stevensville passed away on October 2, 2022 in her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Benton Harbor on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM with Father James Adams officiating. Friends may visit with family at the church from 9...
Gary D. Hall, 68 of Coloma passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022 at his residence. Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 11th at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Rush Lake...
Dona Kathleen Wolske was born June 7, 1929 in St. Joseph, Michigan to Harry and Elizabeth Geisler. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1947. On Sept. 4, 1948 she married Wilbur William Wolske. Together they raised three children. Dona had many jobs over the years, starting with G.C....
Thomas E. “Pete” Morgan, 86, of Stevensville, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. A private memorial celebration of life will take place at a later date. Burial will be held at Lincoln...
Charles F. Schindorff, 78, of Stevensville, Michigan passed away September 30, 2022 in the care of the staff at Hanson Hospice Center. Charles was born June 23, 1944 in Fostoria, Ohio to Charles M. and Dorothy (Masel) Schindorff. Drafted into the Army, he served our country overseas as a...
Richard L. Graham, age 90, of Sister Lakes, MI, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 3, 2022 at his home. He was born on May 18, 1932 in Hartford, MI. Richard worked as a purchasing agent for Allied Signal and Whirlpool until his retirement. On July 10, 1954, Richard was united in marriage...
Daniel Fillmore, 69, died Monday, October 3, 2022, at home of a rare brain disease. Daniel was born and lived most of his childhood in Watervliet. He spent 35 years of his adult life in Hartford, then the remainder in Lincoln Township. He attended Watervliet schools and served in the army...
Patricia “Pat” Johns, 85, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at her home, the place she loved best, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger...
Chuck “CJ” Stuppy, 89 of Dowagiac, MI, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Indiana A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph with...
Chuck “CJ” Stuppy, 89 of Dowagiac, MI, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Indiana A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph with...
Gene Rennhack, 93, of Coloma, passed away on October 5, 2022 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12 at Salem Lutheran Church in Coloma followed by a luncheon. Burial will be held at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph later...
Diana L. Bowden,75, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M. Monday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens. Visitation will take place Sunday...
Harry Russell Smith, 87, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at his home in Benton Harbor. He was born September 4, 1935 in New Castle, IN to Horace and Elise (Bryant) Smith. Harry was a proud veteran, serving four years with the Navy. He worked for many years...
Mary Rita Bradley, 95, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at her daughter’s home in Benton Harbor. She was born October 12, 1926 to Floyd and Margaret (Lucas) Wright at their home in St. Joseph. The family will receive guests from 5pm until time of...
William Francis Leahey, III, MD, 79, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, IL. A private family Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Benton Harbor, MI, with burial taking place at Riverview...
Mary S. Kuhnlein, 88, of St. Joseph, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to either Birthright-2700...
Hans Koppenhoefer, 90, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Hans was born June 19, 1932 in Zweibrucken, Germany to Nickolas & Charlotte (Hilbrant) Koppenhoefer. On March 28, 1983 he married Velia Ruiz in Las Vegas, Nevada....
Donald George, Ervin, 94, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, September 23, 2022 at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Visitation will be held...
Ramiro “Paso” Peña, 73 of Coloma passed away September 27, 2022 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 4 at Faith Lutheran Church in Coloma. Burial will follow in Coloma Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00-7...
Trisha L. Kraiger, 41, of Paw Paw, formerly of Coloma, passed away Thursday morning, September 22, 2022 at her residence following her courageous battle with cancer. Funeral service times will be finalized on Monday. A Wednesday or Thursday service is anticipated at this moment but please check...
Keith D. Tillman, 72, of Benton Harbor passed away Friday, September 23, 2022 at his residence. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 P.M., concluding with Military Honors at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 28th at Duffield and Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma.  Cremation...