Obits

Herbert Norman Milnikel, 90, went home to be with his Lord and Savior November 24, 2021 with his family around him. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 PM, Saturday, December 4th, 2021 at The Chapel, 4250 Washington Ave, officiated by Rev. Philip Bubar. Friends may visit from 1...
Rita J. Marks, 83, of New Lenox, IL, formerly of Benton Harbor, MI passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, surrounded by her family. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021, at 12PM, at Blue Roof Church, 3084 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Dan Miller...
Jerry Farwell, 88, of Stevensville, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Jerry was born on October 17, 1933, to Claude and Catherine Farwell in Benton Harbor. Jerry graduated from St. John's Catholic School and served in the Air Force from 1952 to 1956 He was part of...
Donna “Donie” Marie Lausman, 90, of Stevensville, MI, passed away on Tuesday – November 30, 2021 at the Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Donna was...
Helen Fryer, 91, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph...
On December 1st, 2021, Mark Witkowski peacefully slipped the surly bonds of earth and went to be with Christ. He was 70 years old, and a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Mark is survived by his wife Joetta; his five children, Thomas (Meghan), Peter (April), Christina (Nathan), James (...
William Donald Nichols, known as Don by friends and family, was born on May  6th, 1927 in Booneville, Miss to Robert  and Lina Nichols.   While working as a taxi driver in Booneville, Mississippi, Don met the love of his life, Idell Fredrick. The two wed on December 21st, 1946...
Charles Timothy “Tim” Scott, 66, of Galien, MI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by loved ones. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. Tim was born on December 17, 1954, to Leslie and...
Dorothy Goldbaum, 92, passed away on November 20, 2021 in San Diego CA, after a long battle with dementia. Dorothy was born June 8, 1929 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Sam and Fanny Goldstein. She was the youngest of twelve. Her family moved to Michigan in 1939, where she lived most of her...
Darrell A. Brooks, 76, of Dowagiac, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 2, at 11 AM at Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, 210 N. Front St., Dowagiac, with Father Russell Homic officiating. Burial will follow at...
Frank J. Davis, of Coloma, MI, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 27, 2021.  Frank was born on July 22, 1927 in Clinton, IN to Gilbert Frank Davis and Edith Jane Davis (Gilbert). Frank grew up in Benton Harbor and graduated from Benton Harbor High School and Western Michigan...
Douglas “Doug” Wayne Fannin, 54, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at his home in Millburg. He was born January 6, 1967 to Jerry Wayne and Jean Fannin. Doug’s family will receive guests from 10am until time of celebration of life service at 12pm, Saturday,...
Jean M. Virgil (Martin), 87, of Bridgman, went to be with the Lord on November 13, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. A private memorial service will take place at a later date with burial being held at Oakside Cemetery in...
Nancy V. Cook, 87, of Stevensville, passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland. Nancy was born on April 30, 1934, to Edwin & Evelyn (Mosher) Patzkowsky in St. Joseph. On February 24, 1951, she married Charles Cook. They were married for 63 years before his...
Hethe J. Janke, 48, of Benton Harbor, entered into the presence of his Lord & Savior, Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Eternal will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1965...
Bonye Mae Joiner, 86, of Benton Harbor, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 11, 2021, at Serenity Shores Assisted Living, Stevensville. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St....
Dr. Jorge Monges, 93, of Stevensville, MI, formerly from Long island,NY, passed away Friday, November 12, 2021 at Crown Point in Stevensville. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:00 P.M., Friday November 19, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd...
Jeffery A. “Jeff” Houseworth, 59, of Baroda, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021. A private family service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Jeff was born on March, 8, 1962, in Buchanan, MI to Elwyn...
Frances O. Jenkins of Stevensville, Michigan, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 13, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones at home. She was born November 23, 1927, in Morgan, Alabama to Romey Jerome and Cynthia Bessie (Singleton) Garrison. Frances was one of 10 siblings and is...
Shirley Anne LoPresti, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday November 9, 2021, at home. Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, November 15, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware St., Benton Harbor, MI with Fr. John Tran officiating. Visitation will be from...
Kyle Anthony Johnson passed away suddenly on November 8, 2021, in St. Joseph, Michigan, he was 35 years old. Kyle was born July 30, 1986, at the Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho. He made an enormous impact on all who knew him. Building friendships came naturally to Kyle. To him, a...
James F. “Jim” Thompson, 76, passed away at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Stevensville, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, where he had been living for a few years. Jim passed away due to complications from Covid 19. James was born on October 19, 1945, to Hal...
Gary Bohnlein, 70, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Monday, November 15, 2021 at 10:30 A.M. at St Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St Joseph, with Fr. Arul officiating. Visitation...
The Lord carried Jerry Lynn Akins, 78, of Benton Harbor, Michigan home to be with Him the afternoon of October 31, 2021 while he was surrounded by his family. Jerry was born in Hayti, Missouri on September 24, 1943 to Blanche and James Akins. His love for our Lord Jesus is what carried him...
Ann G. Ford, 71, of St. Joseph, Michigan, passed away on November 1, 2021. She was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan on June 13, 1950. She touched many young lives teaching third grade at Lake Michigan Catholic School, St. Joseph, Michigan. Ann is survived by her four siblings, nieces and...