Obits

Wayne Allen Welsher, age 58, was received into the arms of our Lord Monday, April 11, 2022. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, April 16th, 2022, from 12 PM until 3 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI. A private burial will be...
Earl C. Hahn Jr., 89, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Earl was born on November 9, 1932, to Dr. Earl and Nola (Smith) Hahn in Kirksville, MO. He graduated from St. Mary’s High School in St. Mary’s, WV, and then continued his education earning dual bachelor...
Nicholas Alan Jaeger, 35, of Benton Harbor, MI, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Nick was born on June 8, 1986 in St. Joseph, MI. Nick is survived by his wife-Chastity Jaeger;...
Kenneth M. Schultz, 76, of Coloma passed away on April 4th, after a brief illness, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.   He is survived by a son, Stephen, and grandson, Skyler, both of whom resided with him. He is also survived by three sisters - Judy Jones and...
Irene Maryann Patterson, 83 of Watervliet, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at her residence. Per her wishes cremation has taken place.  The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 13 from 5 to 7 concluding with the Rosary at 7 pm at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in...
Stephen J. Myotte, 71, of Watervliet, passed away at his home in the presence of his family on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 after fighting a long and courageous battle with cancer. The funeral service with military rites will begin at 11 A.M. Friday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in...
Frederick “PaPa” Munchow, 96 of Coloma, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Woodland Terrace of Paw Paw Lake. Services will be held 11 am Monday, April 4, at Salem Lutheran Church in Coloma with Pastor Alex Hoffmeyer officiating.  Burial will follow in Coloma Cemetery....
Alexander John Grenke, or Alex as known by his loved ones, 32, formerly of St. Joseph, Michigan, died unexpectedly at his home in Indianapolis, Indiana on Friday, March 25, 2022. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a date to be announced. Alex was born on March 9, 1990, in...
Horst Hansch,79, of Stevensville, was called to his eternal home in heaven on March 31, 2022. He spent his last month at Hanson Hospice Center with his family at his side. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 3:00 P.M. at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650...
Taneka McClellan, 32, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:30 P.M. Friday, April 8, 2022 at First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. Bill Shepard officiating...
Arlice Jewell, 86 of Benton Harbor went home to be with her Lord on Friday April 1, 2022 at Woodland Terrace in Coloma. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 W. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, on Saturday, April 9, at 10 AM with Pastor Dan Golladay...
Revierra Gibson, 18, formerly of Niles, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022 in Killeen, Texas where she was residing. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Mike Smith officiating...
Lilli Brandt Zielke was born on April 7, 1926, in Puchawa Wolynia, Poland and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior on March 28th, 2022 in St. Joseph, MI. Visitation will be held at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home on Thursday, March 31, 2022 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Funeral...
Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Shiveley, 80, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Betsy was born on June 25, 1941 in Bradford, PA to the...
Anna Fay Schroeder, 82, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at home with her family by her side. A celebration of life service will be held at noon on Monday, April 4, 2022, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Mike Schoeplein...
Dorothy “Dodie” Evelyn (Redman) Fischer, 94, of St. Joseph, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in St. Joseph. Dorothy was born June 23, 1927 in Berrien Springs, MI to Gustav and Matilda Redman. Dorothy graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1945. She...
Helen Polashak, 77, of Watervliet, passed away Friday, March 25, 2022 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation with the family will begin...
Patrick Allen Schloot, 40, of Wabash, Indiana, died Monday, March 21, 2022, at his home.  He was born on August 28, 1981, in Rensselaer, Indiana, to William James Schloot and Karen (Lankford) Schloot Shearer. Patrick was a 2000 graduate of South Newton High School, in Newton County, Indiana...
Eleanor Jean Krejci, 91, of Stevensville, went to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 20, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born to Arthur and Elsie (Greening) Jeschke on February 20, 1931, at Buckhorn in Berrien Springs, MI. They moved to St. Joseph in 1938. Eleanor was confirmed at...
Joe Hartwell Howell, 83, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2022. He was born on October 21, 1938, the beloved only child of Charlie and Josephine (Little) Howell in Vienna, Illinois. They soon moved north to Ann Arbor, Michigan, but Joe would often return to spend his summers on his grandparent...
Katherine Crane, 92, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Stevensville. A Graveside Service will be held at All Souls Cemetery in Cortland, Ohio on Friday March 25, 2022. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Cleveland, Ohio. Those wishing to...
Sharon A. Swetay, 69, of Coloma, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Friday at Red Arrow General Baptist Church in Benton Harbor. Visitation with friends and family will take place from 5-7 P.M....
Alan D. Prillwitz, 78, of Berrien Springs, passed away, Thursday, March 17, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 23. 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at...
Barbara Lee (Allwardt) Priebe, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022 at Sunset Home Assisted Living in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles...
Gail J. Moniot, 83, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, March 11, 2022 at Diversicare Health & Rehabilitation Center in Foley, Alabama. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held 12:00 P.M. Friday, April 15, 2022 at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may visit...