Obits

Ron Bolson, 81, of Stevensville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2022 in Bridgman, MI. He was born on June 29, 1941, to Alfred and Evelyn (Walby) Bolson in Minneapolis, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Gloria Foss and Beverly Wahl. A memorial service for Ron will...
Judith Jones Soelle, 84, of St. Joseph passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at her home. Judith was born on September 5, 1938 to Herbert & Magdeline (Mitchell) Hartman in Decatur, Illinois. She married Frances Arthur “Mike” Jones, who passed away on March 19, 1995. Judith...
Larry R. Klett, 82, of Stevensville, passed away, Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 19, 2022 at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Rd., Stevensville, with Rev. Elise Low-...
Buddy Roger “Bud” Tyler – dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend to many - passed away peacefully on December 12, 2022 in St. Joseph, MI. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 12 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph...
Karen J. Demis, 63, of Coloma, passed away on December 14, 2022 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Cremation has taken place. A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet. Private burial of ashes will follow at St....
Jeannine F. (Soulard) Ratter, 84 of Coloma and Watervliet passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12 noon to 1:00 P.M. at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma followed by a graveside service...
Lisa R. Franklin, 59, of Watervliet, passed away early Sunday morning, December 11, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph, MI. Lisa was born on November 7, 1963, in Lepanto, Arkansas. Surviving is her husband of 36 years, James Franklin; their son, Eric Franklin; five grandchildren...
Nanette Mary Black, 74, of Stevensville, passed away Monday, December 12, 2022 at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, December 23, 2022 at 11:00am, at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Rd, Stevensville, with Pastor Elise Low...
William “Butch” Hansen, 79, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 at Woodland Terrace in Coloma. A memorial service will be held at 3 P.M. Wednesday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. Cremation...
Ronald Stephen Momany of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Michigan, died peacefully at Caretel Inns in St. Joseph, December 11, 2022. Ron was born in Benton Harbor, MI, on June 15, 1937. He was a graduate from Benton Harbor High School in 1955 and earned an Associate of Arts degree from Lake...
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned.
Beverly A. Willming, 80, of Coloma passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 while at the Hanson Hospice Center, located in Stevensville. Beverly was born in Coloma on December 3, 1942 to Clarence and Marion June Danneffel (Decker). She had lived her entire life in the Coloma/Watervliet area....
Mary Ann Baiers, 83 of Watervliet, passed away Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family. Per her wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date.  Donations in memory of Mary Ann may be made to the North Berrien Senior...
Harold Lawrence Gundersen, Jr., 87, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 5, 2022, at the Pine Ridge Nursing Center. He was born August 15, 1935 in Muskegon, MI to Harold and Wanda (Meyers) Gundersen. The family will receive guests from 10am until time of celebration of...
David Lee Briney, 62, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday December 9, 2022. David was born February 18, 1960 in Benton Harbor, MI. David graduated from Benton Harbor High School. He loved riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle and once Rode...
Jason William Sullivan, 53, of Berrien Springs, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at his home in Berrien Springs. He was born November 22, 1969 in Rochester, NY to Vincent and Donna (Dinehart) Sullivan. The family will receive guests from 6pm until celebration of life...
Nancy Stevens Lowd Hanby, 91, of Benton Harbor, MI, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022, at Hanson Hospice. Surrounded by her loving family, she is now at peace with God. A Worship of God and Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 1PM, at Starks &...
Andrew Lawrence, 40, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away December 5, 2022 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with pastor Michael Roth officiating....
Richard “Dick” Klass, 80, of St. Joseph, MI passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Spectrum Lakeland Health Center in St. Joseph, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Dick was born on April 15,...
Kathleen Joan Borrelli Stewart, 92, of St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 11AM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Burial...
Eldora Ruth Lechner “Dorie”, 94, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 25, 2022 at The Willows Assisted Living in St. Joseph. She was born March 30, 1928 in Chicago, IL to George and Ruth (Hagstrom) Gebhard. Dorie worked at the Hallmark Store in St. Joseph for...
Angela Marie Minestra, 39, of Georgia, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022. A celebration of life gathering will be announced when arrangements are finalized. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Angie was born on February 21, 1983, to Michael...
Joan Marie Theisen Emlong, age 82 of Saint Louis Park, MN, formally of Saint Joseph, MI, passed away with family by her side on November 15, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Joan on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 11:00 A.M., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5900 West Lake...
Verlo “Sally” (Carter) Williams, 96, of Coloma, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Woodland Terrace of Paw Paw Lake. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 8 at the Coloma United Methodist Church where the family will receive friends...
Kathleen Joan Borrelli Stewart, 92, of St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 5, 2022, at 11AM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Burial...