Obits

Gwendolyn L. Shafer, 85, of Hartford passed away August 17 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22 at Hartford Bible Church with burial following at Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 21 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral...
Susan Wieser, 62, of Watervliet, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022 at her residence following her courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 30th at Duffield and Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation with the family will begin one...
Daniel Edward Kunst, “Dancin’ Dan”, 71, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully in the arms of Jesus, on Monday, August 8, 2022 in Stevensville. The family will receive guests from 11am until time of funeral service at 1pm, Friday, August 19, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger...
Daniel Edward Kunst, “Dancin’ Dan”, 71, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully in the arms of Jesus, on Monday, August 8, 2022 in Stevensville. The family will receive guests from 11am until time of funeral service at 1pm, Friday, August 19, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger...
Eleanor (Ellie) Grimm, 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at Northwoods Village in Kalamazoo. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, August 15, 2022, at 11AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church- St. Joseph, with Pastor Michael Roth officiating. Burial will take...
Janet Ann Kuyers, 85, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022. She was born on December 31, 1936, in Jackson, Michigan, to Malcolm and Connie Mackay. Jan is survived by her husband of 64 years, David; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Margaret Mackay; daughter, Susan Ledvina; son, Mark (Rhonda)...
Robert W. Skoda, 63, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Robert was born on February 12, 1959, to Robert & Betty (Street) Skoda in St. Joseph. He attended St. Joseph High School. Robert worked as a fork lift driver for Greg Orchards & Produce and Michigan Fruit...
Baby Malachi Beau Richardson, beloved first son of Aaron & Allison (Rice) Richardson; grandson to Dennis & Barbara Rice and Kenneth & Calien Richardson; great-grandson to Fay & Tom Scheske; nephew to Valerie Rice, Paul Rice and Krystn & Andrew Grinnell; and cousin to Miles,...
David L. Hartwig, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at his home. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 11AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., with Rich Slavicek officiating....
Henry E. Thole, 82, of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, August 1, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Kenneth Craig officiating....
Mary Evelyn Spruell, 95, of St. Joseph, was called home to the Lord in the early morning of Friday, July 29, 2022. Her life began on March 5, 1927 in Baldwyn, Mississippi, and she moved to Benton Harbor in 1946 with her husband Edward Spruell. She will be fondly remembered for her sewing,...
Irmgard Grete Froeschke, 91, of St. Joseph peacefully entered the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at Caretel Inn of Lakeland, St. Joseph. A celebration of life service will be held at 6:30 pm on Friday, August 5, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650...
Joel “Joe” Morrow, 77, of Coloma, passed away Friday, July 22, 2022 at his home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday at Duffield & Pastrick family Funeral Home in Coloma with Pastor Roy Jeffries presiding. Burial will follow at North...
Ronald “Ron” Tungett, 82, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Ron was born December 4, 1939 in Kansas City, MO to Leslie & Ruth (Whittaker) Tungett. He Graduated from Northeast High School in Kansas City, MO. Ron...
Leonard “Len” J. Casario, Jr., 78, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2022, at his home with his family around him. Leonard was born on June 30, 1944, to Leonard & Angela (Parrino) Casario in Latrobe, PA. He graduated from Latrobe High School and...
Mack Isom, 57, of Baroda, passed away tragically, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Dawn Oldenburg officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Run Cemetery in...
Mack Isom, 57, of Baroda, passed away tragically, Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Dawn Oldenburg officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Run Cemetery in...
Julie Ann Steinhaus, 60, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at her residence. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.  Those wishing to leave an online message of remembrance may do so at www.duffieldpastrick.com. Julie was born June 17, 1962 in...
Roger W. Jordan, Sr., 81, of Bridgman passed away on July 20 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. His presence will be greatly missed. Roger was born February 5, 1941, in Bangor to Joseph and Lilah (Clarke) Jordan. He was a 1959 graduate of Hartford High School where he was voted his class...
Thomas L. Whitney Sr, 78 of Coloma passed away on July 15, 2022 at Courtyard Manor of Farmington Hills in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Those wishing to leave an online message for the family may do so by...
Kelly Lynn Wonson, 56, passed away on June 19, 2022 in Cresbard, South Dakota, formerly of Benton Harbor Mi. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Starks & Menchinger, 2650 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI 49085. Those wishing to leave an online...
Murray A. Miller, 89, of Berrien Springs, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 8, 2022, after a brief illness. Murray was born on December 10, 1932, to Myron & Blanche (Bays) Miller in Baroda, MI. He graduated from Baroda High School and then enlisted in the United...
Lawrence Andrew “Andy” Watson, age 43, died at his parent’s farm in Riverside, Michigan surrounded by his loved ones on Saturday, July 9th. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service celebrating Andy’s life will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, July 25 at Duffield...
Gertrude “Trudy” Polashak, 80, of Benton Harbor and North Port, Fla., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, June 27, 2022.  Trudy was born January 1, 1942, in Wolhynien, Poland.  Daughter of the late Gustav and Elli Juengling. Trudy was a graduate of Benton Harbor...
Larry E. Wagner, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 18, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph, with Fr. Jeff Hanley...