Obits

Catherine E. “Katie” James, 94, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland, in St. Joseph. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer...
Susan was born in Saint Joseph, Michigan to Robert and Ruth Scott on June 11, 1938. On December 19, 2020, she died peacefully at home in her favorite room, surrounded by her husband Richard, and her children Keith, Sara, and Andy. Susan’s favorite flower was the sunflower, and anyone...
Evelyn P. Kimbrough, 95, of Coloma, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at The Willows in St. Joseph. Due to the current pandemic, private family services will take place followed by burial next to her husband Ed at St. Paul's Cemetery in Watervliet. Duffield & Pastrick Family...
Martin L. Trousdale, 56, of Coloma, MI passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020, at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Tom Bird...
John Raymond Genovese, 81 of St. Joseph passed away Thursday, December 17th, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with COVID-19. John was born October 18th, 1939 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Elsie and Joseph Genovese. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1958. Following graduation, John...
Clifford Edward Wolter, 65, of Battle Creek, MI, passed away on Sunday – December 6, 2020 in Kalamazoo, MI at Rose Arbor Hospice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel in St. Joseph, MI. Clifford was born on December 21, 1954 in St. Joseph, MI to the late...
Norman L. “Norm” Stokes, 83, of Berrien Springs, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020, at Spectrum-Lakeland Health. A private service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle-Hospice, 4025 Health Park Ln., St. Joseph. Those wishing to...
Lorraine H. Rennhack, 90, of Coloma, passed away on December 20 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23 at Salem Lutheran Church in Coloma. A private burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Memorial...
Timothy T. “Tim” Kalin, 60, of Benton Harbor, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. Those wishing to...
Mrs. Marian Ann Barton died at 5:00 p.m. on December 18, 2020. Marian lived all of her life in St. Joseph, Michigan. She was born on August 5, 1931 to Harry and Elizabeth (Maul) Geisler and married the love of her life, Robert Barton, on April 7, 1951. Throughout her life, Marian maintained a...
Edward Paruch, 100, formerly of Three Oaks, Mich., beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, WW2 veteran and dedicated public servant, passed away December 15th at Willows Assisted Living in St Joseph, after a long and full life. Ed was born in Jackson, Mich., on April 6, 1920, to...
Milburn "Mel" Burchfield, 96, of Hartford, formerly of Newport, Ark. passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at the Willows in St. Joseph. Due to COVID-19, a service celebrating his life for family and friends, both of Michigan and Arkansas, will be held at a later date when...
Jerry W. Hoffman, 40, of Lansing, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2020. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020, at 1pm, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery....
Connie Jean Cassidy, 80, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, December 14, 2020 at her home in St. Joseph. Connie was born March 23, 1940 in Benton Harbor to Anthony and Bernice (Brown) Alti. In 1958 when she was barely 18 years old, Connie’s...
Janie Bee Barrett, 76, of Benton Harbor passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at The Timbers of Cass County, Dowagiac. Janie was born December 27, 1943 to Solomon Cooper and Dora Mae Ross in Hayti, Missouri. At age four, she moved to Benton Harbor. She accepted the Lord as her...
Betty Jean Ross, 94, of Coldwater, entered into the arms of her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in Coldwater. Betty was born January 2, 1926 in Canton, IL to John and Esther (Bell) Trudgen. She was a graduate of the University of Illinois and was a proud...
Marion Milnikel, 95, of St. Joseph, MI peacefully passed away into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 11, 2020 at her home. Due to COVID-19 a Private Celebration of Life Eternal will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, with Rev. Michael Roth officiating. Burial...
You have not truly experienced life to its fullest unless you have attended a Christmas Eve Celebration with William (Bill) Drogus. Epic does not even begin to describe the pageantry and tradition. You simply had to be there. So it is fitting that Bill is celebrating with Jesus this year. Bill...
Pamela E. Crawley, 69, of Watervliet, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph after a brief illness. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date when all the family members and friends can gather together. Duffield...
Charles M. “Pete” Delk, Sr., 92, of Baroda, passed away on Monday, December 7, 2020, at Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held graveside at 10:00AM on Friday, December 11, 2020, at Ruggles Cemetery in Baroda, with Rev. Larry Nail officiating...
On Sunday, November 22nd, Daniel Quinlan, husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 60. Daniel was born on April 3rd, 1960, in Wyandotte, MI to James and Katherine (Harms) Quinlan. He received a double bachelors in Industrial Design and Interior Design from the Cleveland...
Therefore, brothers, be patient until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the valuable harvest from the ground, patiently waiting for it, until it receives the early and late rain. You be patient too. Strengthen your hearts because the coming of the Lord is near. James 5: 7-8 EHV...
Richard Weschgel, 63, of Watervliet, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home in Watervliet. He was born in Benton Harbor on October 12, 1957 to Robert and Helen Weschgel. The family will receive guests from 10:30am until time of celebration of life service at 11am, Monday,...
Margaret Elizabeth Schmidt, 95, of Coloma went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, December 7th. Margaret was an active member of the Anderson Indiana-based Church of God and gave her life to the lord when she was 17 years old. She taught Sunday school and Bible school for...
Mildred Louise “Millie” Teft, 91, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Tuesday-December 8, 2020 at The Willows in St. Joseph. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. A graveside service will take place on Friday, December...


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