Obits

Gertrud Elfriede Puppel, 96, of St. Joseph, Michigan passed away on Friday, July 30, 2021 at The Willows Assisted Living Home in St. Joseph. Gertrud was born on June 11, 1925, in Dalwin Kreis Dirschau Danzing West Prussia to Albert and Frieda (Burau) Schultz. Gertrud was above all a devoted wife...
Gerald “Jerry” Fricke, 92, of St. Joseph went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday July 25, 2021, at his home. A celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 30, 2021 at Grace Lutheran Church, 404 Glenlord Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Josh...
Elizabeth Kurbis, 77, of Coloma, MI passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in Niles. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, July 30, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Tom Bird officiating. Friends...
Dorothy L. Mendenhall, 84, of Coloma, passed away on July 23, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Memorial donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to UNICEF or Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary. Those...
Thomas Ralph Palmer, 82, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at his residence in The Whitcomb. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Visitation will take place one...
Maria Reyes, 70, of Baroda, MI passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Methodist Hospital in Gary, IN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at St. John’s Catholic Church 580 Columbus Ave., Benton Harbor with Fr. James Adams officiating. Burial...
Mary Jane Ezell, 81, of Benton Harbor passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021 at her residence. Per her wishes cremation has taken place.  Donations in memory of Mary may be made to either of the Coloma or Benton Harbor Food Pantries, American Cancer Society, or the Humane Society of Southwest...
Ricky Alan Hysell, Sr., 66 of Coloma passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 21, 2021, while on his truck route in Suttons Bay, Michigan. Services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, July 30 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where the family will receive friends beginning one...
Helmut H. “Helm” Stachowske, 77, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, July 19 at 11 AM at St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 121 Kline St., Benton Harbor, with Pastor Nathan Buch officiating. Friends may...
Sue Ann Zelvis, 68, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021, at 11AM, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2673 W. John Beers Rd., Stevensville. Burial will follow at Hickory Bluff...
Paul Edward Barry, 76, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at his home in St. Joseph. A prayer service will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 11AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., Burial to follow at Riverview Cemetery. Friends may visit...
Mitzi S. Raymond, 63, of Hartford, passed away on July 14, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with burial following at Coloma Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday...
John Thomas “Tom” Butler, 88, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at his home. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 12 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 613 Court St., St. Joseph, with Pastor Michael Roth officiating....
Dorothy J. Powers, 94, formerly of St. Joseph, Michigan passed away, Sunday, July 11, 2021 at A Place Called Home in Stevensville, Michigan. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 15 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, Michigan with...
Pastor James “Jim” S. Bartz, 59, of Eau Claire, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Spectrum Health Butterworth, Grand Rapids, with his family by his side. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at Grace Lutheran Church, 404 Glenlord...
Ronald E. Ostrowski, 86 of Coloma, formerly of Chicago and Western Springs, IL, passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 at his residence. Cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Friday, July 16 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home...
Cynthia Marie “Cyndi” Stimson, 58, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in Wichita, Kansas. A Celebration of Life Gathering will take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 6 PM until 8 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd.,...
Charles Nelson Bisbo Passed away unexpectedly on Monday June 28,2021 at the age of 83. A celebration of life will be held on July 11,2021 at Riverview Park St. Joseph, Michigan at 2:00pm. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Road, St....
Robert “Bob” Huff, 90, of Sister Lakes, MI passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at his home that he designed and built. He enjoyed spending time on the acreage watching the changing seasons and wildlife that inhabited the property. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:00 A...
Kaye A. Jones, 81, of Dowagiac, passed away on Monday, July 5, 2021, at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence, Battle Creek. A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, July 8, at Dewey Lake Cemetery in Sister Lakes, MI, with Pastor Thomas Bird officiating. Memorial contributions may be...
Virginia Ann Rogalski, 73, of Millburg, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Golden Shores Adult Living Facility in Benton Harbor. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 9  at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M...
Lisa Kay Quigno, 54, of Stevensville, MI passed away unexpectedly on Thursday – June 24, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Lisa was born on July 29, 1966 in Berrien Springs, MI to the late Dale and...
Harry Miller, 78, of St. Joseph, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2021, at Spectrum Lakeland Health. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021, at 12PM, at Village Seventh-day Adventist Church, 635 St. Joseph Ave., Berrien Springs, with Pastor Ron Kelly officiating....
Barbara Ingrid Callendar, 73, of Benton Harbor, passed away unexpectedly on June 30th. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2001 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. Jeffrey Hubers officiating. Burial...
Patricia (Pat) Schrader was ushered into her heavenly home on Sunday – June 27, 2021. Pat was a humble servant, blessing many with her kind words and deeds. She often worked quietly in the background, attending to every detail – whether at work, church, or in the lives of the people...


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