Obits

Quinn A. Kerlin’s, 32, of Holland, MI, life abruptly ended on Monday, July 11, 2022. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, July 17, at 2 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Jeffrey Hubers officiating. Friends may visit with...
Roy Roberts, 96 of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Michigan, passed away quietly on Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Pine Ridge Rehab and Nursing Facility. Roy was born February 2, 1926 one of twin sons to the late Eleanor (Smith) and Floyd Roberts. Roy graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1944...
James F. Hartmann, 64, of Watervliet, passed away unexpectedly and went to his heavenly home on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Jim was born in South Haven, Michigan on April 17, 1958 to Patrick and Lorraine Hartmann. He grew up in the blueberry farm industry and followed that passion throughout most...
George Klingspon, 91, of Galien, MI passed away Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in Niles. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday July 15, 2022 at Washington Avenue Church of God, 4051 Washington Ave., St. Joseph with Pastor Andy Hannich officiating...
Tresa Mae Gustine, 92, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Tresa’s name may be made to Caring Circle Hospice of St. Joseph. Those wishing to leave an online memory of...
Duane G. Ziemke, 85, formerly of Stevensville, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in Richmond, Virginia A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, July 8, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Church & Market St., St. Joseph with Rev. Thomas Batsky officiating. Burial will...
Velma M. (Kreiger) Mahler, of Berrien Spring, MI passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, at CrownPointe of Stevensville Senior Living in Stevensville, MI. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., Thursday, July 7, 2022, where family and friends may visit at Starks...
Timothy Ernest Winter, devoted husband and father went to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 18, following a brief illness. He was sixty-nine. A beloved educator of over 42 years, 29 of which were spent at St. Joseph Public Schools. Timothy touched countless lives. His family is devastated by...
Alice S. Denemark passed away on Wednesday afternoon, June 29th, 2022 in Stevensville, MI. She was born on July 16th, 1923 in Chicago, IL, the eldest of five children to the late John & Sofie (Druszcz) Polcyn. On August 21, 1949, Alice married William C. Denemark and moved from Cicero,...
Janice Lee “Jan” Jackson, 86, of St. Joseph, MI passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022 at Caretel Inns St. Joseph. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 12:30 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church Street, St. Joseph, MI, with Fr. John...
William “Bill” David Leedy, 82, formerly of Coloma, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 in Eastvale, Calif., with his son Brian by his side. Bill was born March 10, 1939 in Coloma to Walter and Marion (Jensen) Leedy. After graduating from Coloma High School in 1957, Bill...
Donald “Don” Blaha, 75, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Friday, June 24, 2022. Don was born July 10, 1946 in Chicago, IL to George & Katherine (Cairy) Blaha. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1965 until 1971 during the Vietnam War & Tet Offensive where...
Merlin J. Hanson entered Heaven in the loving arms of his wife, Carolyn at 1:00 P.M. on June 21, 2022 at home. He was born to Harold and Alice (Muller) Hanson in South Bend, IN in 1927. His parents were deaf-mutes and his aunt Ruth taught him to speak before entering kindergarten. He only...
It is with great sorrow that we share the passing of our beloved daughter Ophelia Jean Mazure. Ophelia suddenly passed away June 20th, 2022. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 25 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M., concluding with a...
Adeline Lillian Krieger joined her Savior on June 18, 2022 at Caretel Inn St. Joseph. She was 96. Adeline was born to Frederick and Hannah Grams at her parents’ home in Benton Harbor, Michigan on January 3, 1926. Shortly afterwards she was received into the Lord’s family through...
Anthony Jerome Wheeler, 67, of Benton Harbor, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. He passed away peacefully at his residence as a result of kidney failure after a long battle with chronic kidney disease. He was surrounded by family. A private family burial will take place...
Kenneth W. Meek, 57 of Watervliet passed Friday, June 17, 2022 at his residence. Per his wishes cremation has taken place.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 11 A.M. Friday, July 15 at The Chapel, 4250 Washington Ave., in St. Joseph of which he was a member.  The...
Timothy J. Kopaceski, 50, of Benton Harbor, passed away on June 15, 2022 at his home. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, June 22 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation will begin at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers,...
Carl E. Powley, formerly of St. Joseph passed away on June 6 at his home in Highlandville, Missouri. Carl was born on May 27, 1930, in St. Louis to A. E. and Nora Powley. He lived in Chester, IL and attended St. John’s Lutheran School and graduated from Chester High School. After high...
Theresia Brandt, 76, of Austin, Texas and St. Joseph, Michigan, passed away peacefully on June 13, 2022. “Weeping endures for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” (Ps 30:5). “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear” (I John 4:18). Terri, our...
Florence Yvonne (Flowers) Heminger, 92, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and Child of God, formerly of Hartford, passed peacefully in her sleep on June 11, 2022, at The Willows in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life and Thanks will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 16 at...
Terrie L. Matthes, age 73, of Coloma and Chicago, passed away unexpectantly at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Cremation has taken place. Terrie was born July 29, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois.  She is survived by her partner, Carole Schmitz, of forty-six years whom she...
Phillip Anthony Forestieri completed his journey in this life on June 8, 2022. He has been called to the Lord’s table to begin the next step that we all must take. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at Revive Church, 6801 Ryno...
Jennifer (Jenny) Johnson Passed away at home on Sunday June 5, 2022, after her brief battle with cancer. She was born on November 17, 1967, to Isaac and Georgette Ball in St. Joseph Michigan. She grew up in southwest Michigan and attended River Valley High School. She is the mother to 4 kids...
George Lee Bell, 72, of Benton Harbor, MI, passed away on Weds. June 1, 2022 at his residence. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. George was born on May 3,1950 in Shuqualak, MS to the late Freddie Lee Bell and Katie (...