Obits

Kenneth Otto Peterson, 90, of Saint Joseph ,Michigan, formerly of Tomah, Wisconsin, passed away January 10, 2022, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland. Kenneth was born to Otto and Jessie (Samson) Peterson June 1, 1931, in Monroe County, Wisconsin. After serving in the Army, he moved to Mishawaka,...
Travis L. Hall, Sr., 55, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 at home. The family will have a private celebration of life at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Patricia Hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger...
Carmen Richard Bovo, 62, of Stevensville, MI passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 12 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Deacon Ed Nickle...
Edward Charles Peterson, 92, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away on Tuesday – January 11, 2022. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Edward was born on April 12, 1929 in Duluth, MN to the late Edward and Ruth (...
Richard A. (Dick) Schueneman, 82, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Spectrum Health-Lakeland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 10:30AM, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware Ave., Benton Harbor. A luncheon will...
Born to Frank and Margaret on April 5th 1939 in Chicago, he was an only child. The family moved to Crete, Illinois where he was raised. He went on to attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. In his senior year he met the love of his...
Terry Ray Young, 71, passed away peacefully with family by his side on January 9th, 2022 at Lakeland Spectrum Hospital in St. Joseph, MI. Terry was born on December 1st, 1950 to Ruth (Sernau) Young and Orren Young at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Benton Harbor, MI. He is preceded in death by his...
Carol Elizabeth Parks, 75 of Coloma, MI passed away Friday, January 7, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life time of gathering will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 1 PM until 4...
Timothy Allen Borr, 62, of Coloma passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday January 20, 2022 at 6:00 P.M. at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI., with Dr....
Mary Tatter died on January 11, 2022, at her home in Watervliet, surrounded by her family. Mary Ellen Tatter was born to Bernice and George Tomlinson in Springfield, Illinois on May 16, 1938, and was raised primarily in West Frankfort, Illinois. She also attended Camp Watervliet during the...
Gerry Gagliardo, 63, of Dowagiac, passed away at his residence on Friday, January 7, 2022. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by selecting the Guestbook option on the left.
Alyce Wolfe, 100, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Thursday, January 6, 2021 at Pine Ridge Nursing Center in Stevensville. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Those...
Jamie Sue Ferney, 47, of Coloma passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 after an extended illness. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. Cremation will follow. Those...
Jo Ann Ramirez, 77 of Coloma, passed away peacefully at Hanson House in Stevensville, Michigan on December 26, 2021, following complications from renal failure due to multiple myeloma. Jo Ann was born on March 22nd, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois to Shelby and Erica Thoney.  She attended...
Born 1/13/1938 to Pearl Austin (Bridges) and Volney Austin, Hartford, MI She is survived by her adoring husband and partner of 29 years, Thomas Smith, along with her children; Tammi Phillippe, John Phillippe III, grandchildren; Janeva Rae Mammina, Cam Mammina, John Phillippe IV, Anna Phillippe...
Stanislaw Bieda, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022. A prayer service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 11:30AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens. Friends may visit with the...
Kelly Ann Becker, 52 of Coloma passed away January 3, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family. Services celebrating her life will be held 2 pm Saturday, January 8 at Duffield and Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma.  The family will receive friends beginning at 12 noon up until...
Michael Gary Wilson was born on December 30, 1955, in Watervliet, MI, to Walter and Iola Wilson, he was the youngest of five. He had one sister and 3 brothers.  Stella Ladd, John (Marie) Wilson, Roger Wilson and Paul Wilson.  Michael went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus...
Verba W. Coleman, 84, of Coloma, passed away on December 28, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service with...
Willard L. Quertermous, 91, of Coloma, passed away Christmas morning, December 25, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma, with visitation beginning at 11 a.m....
Joy T. Smith, 72, of Grand Junction, passed away on December 25, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitation beginning at 11:00 A.M. Cremation will follow...
Ruth Evelyn Holwerda, infant daughter of Thomas and Barbara Holwerda, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 pm on Monday, January 3, 2022, at First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St....
Donald L. Wendling, 91, of St. Joseph, Michigan, formerly of Bloomington, Indiana, passed away at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be 3:00 P.M. Friday, January 14, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev....
Brone Rumsa, 91, of St. Joseph, will be missed, but not forgotten, as she passed away peacefully, on Thursday, December 30, 2021. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 11:30AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at...
Roger Dinges, 74, of Baroda, MI passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, with his family at his side. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. A Celebration of Life...