Obits

John E. Loomis, 70, of Covert passed away December 9, 2020 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. Cremation has taken place.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of John's life will be held at a later date.  Donations in his memory may be made to Al-Van Humane Society...
George Bernard Walsh, of St. Joseph,  passed away on December 8, 2020 at the age of 86.  His deep love for his friends and family - whom he always greeted with a joke, a bit of sarcasm and a big smile. George was born in Glens Falls, New York, the only child of Mary and Bernard Walsh...
Curtis Irvan Plummer joined God in eternity surrounded by his family, on Sunday December 6, 2020 after a long illness. His family expresses gratitude to his caregivers and the Caring Circle Hospice team who lovingly provided exceptional care and enabled Curt to live his final days in the comfort...
Mary Hamilton, 81, of Sodus, went to Heaven on Monday, December 7, 2020, at her home. A Private Service will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., with Pastor Richard Kiser officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery....
Barbara Helene Lewis, 83, of South Bend, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, December 11, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in...
Mary L. Manning, 86, of Coloma, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 6, 2020 at her home. Funeral services and burial will take place in Watertown, Tenn. on Saturday, Dec. 12th at Hunter Funeral Home. Duffield and Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma is assisting the family. No local...
Michael Lynn “Big Mike” Johnson, 59, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Monday, November 23, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Home Going Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 11, 2020, at The Ark of the Covenant Church, 848 Buss Ave...
Howard Charles Adams, 62, of St. Joseph passed away Saturday morning, December 5, 2020. He was at the home he built for his parents surrounded by his loving family on Paw Paw Lake in Coloma, MI. Howard was born August 8, 1958 in Sturgis, MI, the oldest son of Charles and Mary (Spaniola)...
Gail K. Evans, 78, of Berrien Springs, passed away at his home on Saturday, December 5, 2020. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1PM, on Friday, December 11, 2020, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Kevin Shelly officiating. Friends may visit with...
Douglas “Doug” Allen passed away on December 2, 2020 at the age of 69, in his home in Benton Harbor, Michigan, surrounded by family. His battle with cancer in recent years demonstrated his courage and his deep love for his friends and family - whom he always greeted with enthusiasm...
Jimmy Vickery, 65, of Stevensville, MI passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. A Graveside Service will be held at a later date at Caldwell Cemetery in Eau Claire. Memorials may be made to Pace of Southwest Michigan, 2900 Lakeview Ave. St. Joseph,...
Wayne W. Gay, age 82, died on November 30, 2020 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.  He was born November 2, 1938 in Hamilton, Alabama. At age 9, his family moved to Watervliet, Michigan where he graduated high school in 1956. He joined the Army out of high school serving with the Army...
Ronald L. “Ron” Szoke, Sr., 73, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Christ Lutheran Church, 4333 Cleveland Ave, Stevensville, MI, with Pastor Martin...
Dr. Dixon Loiland Bieri, 90, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 29, 2020. He was the son of Ernest and Birdie (Loiland) Bieri. He grew up in Stanley, North Dakota, where in high school; he met his future wife Lois Aileen Stenehjem. He earned his Bachelor of...
Winfried “Fred” Breitkreuz, age 81, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in St. Joseph, Michigan. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the First Church of God in St. Joseph with the Pastor David Colp officiating. Visitation will be one hour...
Josephine Edinger, 96, of Sodus, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020 at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation Center. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 11 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Jon Bendewald officiating....
Eugene F. Tutton, 84, of Coloma, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in St. Joseph. Cremation has taken place.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 6:00 pm Friday, December 11 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home where the family...
Elmer Schroeder, 90, of Coloma, MI passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at The Willows in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor James Whitman officiating....
Our loving Mother, Jeanette Elsie (Selent) Catania went peacefully to her Heavenly home on November 23, 2020 at her daughters under the loving care of her family. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM, at Lake Michigan Christian Center, 9955 Church St,...
Josephine Jaffray “JJ” Henke, 54, of St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial...
Floyd P. Simpson, Jr., 82, of Dowagiac, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Clark Chapel, 405 Center St., Dowagiac, MI. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery,...
Jeffrey Woodrow Scott, age 62, passed away on November 20, 2020. Jeff was born on March 3, 1958, to Woodrow and Louise Scott (Benton Harbor, MI). Jeffrey will be remembered for his sense of humor, his love of golf, for being an excellent grill master, and for his love of Michigan football....
Bess Miller, 96, of Stevensville, passed away, Friday, November 20, 2020 at Crown Point Assisted Living in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 4, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Jeffrey Hubers...
Jean Fuller Smith, 95, of St. Joseph, MI was born on July 21, 1925 in Bloomington, IL and died Thursday, November 20, 2020 at the Whitcomb Towers in St. Joseph. Jean was a graduate of Moore Township High School, Farmer City, IL class of 1943 and a graduate of Texas State Women’s...
Juanita M. Wallis, 86, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. A private family service will take place at a later date, with interment at Hickory Bluff Cemetery. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Arrangements have...


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