Obits

Davin R. Bisnett, 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Sister Lakes, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Park Place Assisted Living, Kalamazoo. A private ceremony will take place with burial in North Shore Memory Gardens, Coloma. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger...
Carmen M. Diéguez 1937 – 2020 Carmen M. Diéguez, of Harris, NY and St. Joseph, MI passed away peacefully on October 10, 2020. Her daughter, Nieves “Nina” Diéguez Molter was at her side. Carmen was born in New York City in 1937 to Pedro and Amparo R...
Gertrude M. (Schmuhl) Tillstrom, 95, of St. Joseph passed away Oct. 23, 2020 at Woodland Terrace Assisted Living in Bridgman. Gertrude was born January 26, 1925 in Coloma, MI to Leslie and Frances Schmuhl. She graduated from Coloma High School in in 1942. On February 3, 1946 she married the...
Rosemary Frances Fogarty, 74, of Benton Harbor, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, passed away after battling a long illness on October 21, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A. M. Tuesday, October 27, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Watervliet...
Jeffery L. Thomas, 56, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 5:00 P.M. Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Major William S. Cox officiating. Friends may visit...
Betty J. Roberts, 83, of Stevensville, passed away at her home surrounded by her daughter and caregiver, Ann, on Sunday, October 18, 2020. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 1:00 PM Friday, October 23, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, Michigan with...
Edith Janet Bury-Myers, 86, passed away peacefully at West Woods, Bridgman. Edith was born in Detroit to John & Sarah (Groening) Rae. The family resided in Fairplain, she graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1953. Edith was very close with her aunt, Hannah Krezer, and studied the...
Melissa Hinz, 78, formerly of Benton Harbor, passed away Thursday, October 15, 2020, exactly 3 months after her husband of 59 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Adam...
William V. "Sonny" Ballard, 81 of Coloma, formerly of Leesburg, Fla passed away October 14, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Services celebrating his life will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 20 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where the family...
Jack J. Wagner, 92, of Stevensville, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Crown Pointe Assisted Living. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service for both Jack and Marian Wagner will be held...
Sharon Kay Costanza, 74, of Sodus went home to be with the Lord and her loving husband on Oct. 13, 2020, surrounded by her loving children, after being ill for a lengthy period of time. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, 555...
Olga Sauder, 95, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday-October 13, 2020 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Olga was born on Dec. 12, 1924 in Poland to the late Karl and...
Eleanor E. “Betty” Robbins, 98, of St. Joseph, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 at 12 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph,...
James A. “Jim” Bachteal, 59, of Stevensville, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Monday, October 12, 2020. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 3 PM until 5 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorial...
Barbara Jo Trail, 67, of Benton Harbor, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Hanson Hospice in Stevensville. Barb’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the care team at Caring Circle and Hanson Hospice for their attention given to Barb during her final stages. They...
Gerald W. “Jerry” Heppler, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. A private family service will be held at a later date. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to...
Vincent A. “Vince” DiMaggio, 76, of Watervliet, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020, at Spectrum Health- Watervliet.  A prayer services will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 3PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph...
Mary Ailene Goff was called to our Lord on Monday, October 5, 2020. And thus spoke Michael and Gabriel to the Heavenly Hosts and All True Believers in Heaven, “Hearken, all ye Brothers and Sisters, for today Mary Ailene joins us.” And as they looked on, Our Savior Jesus Christ...
Nick State, 84, of Stevensville, went to be with his beloved Lord and Savior on October 2, 2020, at West Woods of Bridgman. While Nick had been struggling with dementia for years, his sweet and loving personality was still able to shine through it all to the end. Nick was born July 26, 1936...
Donald “Donnie” Tod Sater, 64, of Stevensville, passed away Friday, October 4, 2020 at his home. He was born to Donald and Shirley (McIntyre) Sater in South Bend, IN on June 23, 1956. Don graduated from St. Joseph High School, class of 1975. He worked at Whirlpool, Alreco, and...
Dale Post, 65, of Dowagiac, MI passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 P.M., Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family from 10:...
Nancy D. Racine, 73, died Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at home, surrounded by the love and joy of her family. Nancy was born in Jackson, Michigan to Mary and Devlin Tompkins. She and her husband, Pete, married in 1970 and moved to St. Joseph. They were loving and dedicated parents to Stacy...
Doris May Henderson, 94, of Stevensville, MI passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at her home. Doris was born September 15, 1926 in LaPorte, IN to John and Wilma (Cissne) Grandorf. Following graduation from LaPorte High School, Doris married her high school sweetheart, Jack Wendt, and...
Walter “Wally” Duschek, 87, of Berrien Springs, MI passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 5, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph with Pastor Douglas Adams...
Denise Lynn passed peacefully comforted by her family on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. She was 69 years old. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 6th 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with pastor Tom...


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