Obits

Robert Frank “Bob” Quint, 77, of Benton Harbor, MI., passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The Heart Association at www.heart.org or Berrien County Animal Control, 1400 S. Euclid, Benton...
Marion R. Peterson, 93, of Stevensville, MI passed away on Thursday – November 4, 2021 at the St. Claire Medical Hospital Morehead, Ky. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Marion was born on May 12, 1928 in...
Edwin Henry Frohbieter, Jr., 89, of St. Joseph, MI passed away after a brief recurrence of cancer on November 3, 2021. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at Zion St. Joe United Church of Christ at 3001 Veronica Drive, St. Joseph, MI with Rev...
Ivan L. Nestle, 94, of Watervliet, formerly of Bliss Township, Levering, Mich., passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021 at home surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held at 7 P.M.  Friday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Visitation with the family will begin...
Bonnie Y. Gast, 81, of Coloma passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. Services celebrating Bonnie's life will be held 12:30 Wednesday, Nov. 10 at duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home where visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 P.M. and again from 11 A.M....
Oscar Zwar, 96, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Per Oscar’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. Memorials may be made to Caring Circle Hospice. Those wishing to share a memory of...
Martha M. Tilly, 90, of St. Joseph, MI passed away on Sunday – October 31, 2021 at Caretel Assisted Living in St. Joseph. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Martha was born on January 28, 1931 in Baroda, MI to...
Barbara Evelyn Shafer, 71, of Stevensville entered her heavenly home on Saturday, October 30, 2021. What a celebration it must have been when she was once again reunited with family and friends who passed before her! As you read this tribute, she is more than likely chatting and entertaining...
John Lyons “Jack” Porritt, 88, of St. Joseph, MI passed away October 27, 2021 at his home amongst his family. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 1, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 609 Court Street, St. Joseph, with Rev. Michael Roth will...
Coy G. Drane, 74 of Coloma, passed away Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Tuesday at the Coloma United Methodist Church with visitation beginning one hour prior at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers,...
Dennis Wayne Mort, of Covert, MI, went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 27th, 2021.  Dennis was born on September 15th, 1964 in Watervliet to Roy Charles Mort and Mary Francis (Berry). He was proud to be a Watervliet Panther and graduated in 1984. Upon graduating, Dennis went to...
Elaine Clark, 89, of Benton Harbor, passed away Wednesday evening, October 20, 2021 at Lakeland Hospital in Watervliet. Elaine was born on April 4, 1932 in Chicago. Several years after her high school graduation, she married Robert Clark on September 5, 1953. They celebrated 65 years of...
Dorothy Ann (Wagner) Boettcher, 92, of East Lansing, MI; formerly of St. Joseph, MI passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at her home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M., Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650...
Carlton Cook “Hutch” Hutchinson January 1, 1923 - October 18, 2021 Carlton Hutchinson, 98, went home to be with his Lord on October 18, 2021 at Crownpointe Senior Living Community, Stevensville, MI. A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11:00 am Saturday, October 23,...
Shirley Gay, age 87, Monday October 18th, holding the hands of her loved ones, peacefully passed away at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph, Mich.  succumbing to renal failure. Shirley joins her loving husband of 45 years, Wayne, who preceded her in death last November. Shirley was...
Harry Alexander Gossett, 81 of St. Joseph, Michigan passed away on October 15, 2021 in the presence of his best friend of 48 years, Jim LeBlanc and love Janet Shipe. Harry was born on 12/16/39 to Harry and Iva Lois (Sistare) Gossett. Harry graduated from Western Carolina University in...
Betty Lou Lippert, 92, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday, October 16, 2021 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma with visitation beginning...
Jacqlyn D. Parrigin, 82, of Coloma, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 16, 2021. A private memorial service will be held at a later date followed by the burial of ashes at Coloma Cemetery. Memorial donations in Jackie’s honor may be made to Home Sweet Home, an in home care...
Mary C. “Mickey” Grish, 84, passed away on October 14, 2021, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, after a courageous battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 1:00PM at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St....
Tina Jo Lentz, 57, of Coloma, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. An open house Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 16 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the Lentz residence, 5091 Weatherford Drive in Coloma. Memorial donations in Tina's...
Demetria Fedorchak, 85, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away at her home on Wednesday – October 8, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, MI. Demetria was born in Gary, IN on October 10, 1935 to the late Harry and...
Elisabeth Martha Schults died peacefully at age 93 on Saturday, October 9. Elisabeth lived a wonderful, full life. Omi, as her children and grandchildren called her, was born in Germany and preceded in death by her loving husband Eric, who was from Latvia. She also was preceded in death by...
James (Jim) Harold Rabbers received his crown of heavenly glory on Monday October 11 2021 at 8:55 AM after several years of health complications due to the leukemia that he had overcome. He was 65 years old. He was a lifelong resident of Michigan being born in Kalamazoo and laying down roots...
In Memory of Audrey Jean Christman-Slabaugh, 91, of Stevensville & St. Joseph, Michigan. Passed October 8, 2021 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, Michigan. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at Hickory Bluff Cemetery in Stevensville, with Rev....
Alfred “Al” Vasta, 97, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Woodland Terrace of Bridgman. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, October 15, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware Ave., Benton Harbor....