Obits

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...
Edward L. Crampton, 62, of Sodus, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 1PM, at First Church of God St. Joseph, 2627 Niles Avenue, St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may be made to About Hands of Hope. Those wishing...
Michael Scott Levi, lovingly known as “Big Mike”, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, March 11, 2022. Mike was 56 years old and resided in St. Joseph, MI. The visitation and celebration of life services will both be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Starks &...
Ronald Allen Dolezan left this earth and was reunited with his Mom and Dad on Sunday, March 13, 2022 when he ultimately lost his war with pancreatic cancer. Though the cancer prevailed in the war, he won many battles and endured 14 rounds of some of the toughest chemotherapy known to man. He was...
Jon P. Wutzke, 44, of Coloma, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at his home after an extended illness. A memorial service celebrating Jon’s life will be held at a later date. Please check back for day and time. Cremation has taken place. Duffield and Pastrick Family Funeral Home in...
Andrew Lee Milum, 22, of Lakeville, MN, formerly of St. Joseph, MI passed away unexpectedly at his home in Lakeville on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Andrew’s family will receive guests from 5-7pm, Friday, March 11, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A...
Dennis Wayne Albrecht, 72, of Sodus, passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 in St. Joseph. A celebration of life service will be held at 11am, Monday, March 14, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 619 Main St., St. Joseph. Inurnment to follow, with military honors, at Riverview Cemetery, St....
John George Godush Jr., 88, of Stevensville, MI passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Woodland Terrace of Bridgman. A Gathering will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A private...
John George Godush Jr., 88, of Stevensville, MI passed away Saturday, March 5, 2022 at Woodland Terrace of Bridgman. A Gathering will be held from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A private...
Linda D. Irons, 70, of Baroda, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at home with her family by her side. A private celebration of life has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to the Occupational Therapy Program at Western Michigan University. Arrangements have been entrusted to...
Clarence Norton “Babe” Benedict reached the end of this wonderful life on March 1, 2022 at the age of 85. Born on a farm in Torpedo, PA on October 28, 1936, Clarence was the 6th child of Charley and Bertha (Eastman) Benedict. He was quickly given the nickname Babe, as he was...
Joan Meek, 82, a long-time resident of St. Joseph, Michigan passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022, in Rockledge Florida, ending a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Joan was born to the late Leo and Lois Keith on November 24, 1939, in Dearborn, Michigan. In 1961 she married the late...
After a long, joyous life filled with family and friends, David “Dave” Richard Williams passed away peacefully on March 2, 2022 surrounded by his three sons and his oldest grandson at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Dave was born on September 23, 1937 on a small farm in Coloma, Michigan...
Ernestine Gunn, 77 of Benton Harbor passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Services celebrating her life will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 8 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where the family will receive friends beginning at...
Karen F. Little, 55, of Watervliet, passed away Friday morning, March 4, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. A memorial visitation with the family will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Cremation has taken place....
Edward Curtis “Ed” Smart, 89, of St. Joseph, died at Caretel Inns on Sunday, February 27, and was received into the arms of Jesus. A graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery, 2925 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, at noon on Saturday, March 5, with visitation at 11:30 at the cemetery...
Diane Hudak-Imbordino (Kirshenbaum), 78, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, Wednesday, March 2, 2022 surrounded by her family. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 7th, 2022, 2:00 pm, at Riverview Cemetery, 2925 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorial donations...
Harry Patterson Bullard, Jr. 82, of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Woodland Terrace of St. Joseph. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 20th, 2022, 3:00 pm, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Private burial will take place at...
Clifton D. Clanton, 88, of Sodus, passed away Monday, February 28, 2022 at his home. Cliff was born on October 6, 1933 in Wheeling, Arkansas to Jones & Hattie (Jones) Clanton. He graduated from LaPorte High School, Class of 1952 and attended Purdue University. Cliff married the love of his...
Joan O’Rourke, 92, of Rockford, IL, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Caretel Inns in St. Joseph, MI. Joan was born June 27, 1929, in Rockford, IL., the daughter of Joseph and Annie Carlson. She was raised in Rockford and graduated from East High School. Joan went on to attend...
Janice M. Angelo, 72, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Friday, February 25, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 4, 2022 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware, Benton Harbor, with Fr. James Adams...
Mark A. Ronderos, 63, of Coloma, passed away on February 24, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the Coloma American Legion Post 362 from 3:00-5:00 P.M. Memorial donations in Mark’s memory...
John Schram II, 85, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. John was born February 3, 1937 in St. Joseph, MI to John & Cecelia (Eisenhart) Schram I. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1955 then attended Indiana...
Hurley Wayne Skidmore “Hicker Nut”, 81 of Bainbridge Township, was surrounded by his family when he returned to heaven on February 19, 2022.  Hurley was born August 29, 1940 in Russellville, Alabama to Zollie & Hettie Skidmore.  He met the love of his life Joyce May...
Thomas Clinton Smith, 92, of Benton Harbor, passed away Tuesday evening, February 15, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Feb 19th at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Burial with Military Rites will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens...