Obits

Nancy J. Martin, 69, of Benton Harbor, passed away on April 14, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a burial of ashes will take place next to her mother in Mt. Ever Rest Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory...
Erna Kalteis, 90, of St. Joseph, formerly Chicago, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. A celebration of life service will be held at 3PM on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Visitation will take place one hour...
C. Richard “Dick” Wick, 87, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 peacefully at his home in St. Joseph. He was born December 23, 1933 in Smithton, PA to Dr. Clair and Elizabeth (Wilson) Wick. A memorial celebration of life will take place at 2pm, Saturday, June 12,...
Orvid Harju was born on April 21, 1924 in Wakefield, Michigan. He graduated from high school in 1942 and enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was trained to be a communications specialist and served in Hawaii and the Pacific. He was wounded on Iwo Jima and awarded the Purple Heart. After the war...
Anthony John Stover, 40, of Munster, IN previously of Coloma, Michigan passed away unexpectedly last week. Our hearts are broken. We will celebrate his life with a visitation on Monday evening April 12 from 5-7 pm, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph and service on...
Delio Rabaza, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Spectrum Lakeland Health, St. Joseph. . Delio was born on March 29, 1938, to Carlos and Julia (Carballosa) Rabaza in Cardenas, Cuba. He immigrated to the United States at the age of thirteen. On August 4,1990 he...
Arnold “Arnie” Lee Weaver of St. Joseph passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 11a.m. in the Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St Joseph, MI with Pastor James...
Patricia Louise “Patt” Johnson, 89, of St. Joseph, MI, peacefully joined our Heavenly Father in the comfort of her home on March 27, 2021. She is finally back in the arms of the love of her life, Bill, singing and dancing together, forever. Patt was born in New Orleans on...
Cody Yergeau, 27, of St. Joseph, unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at a place he loved to spend all of his time, the beach. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 with the visitation beginning at 9 AM and service at 11 AM at Starks & Menchinger...
Rory (Rosemarie/Rhonda) Westlund, age 64 of Coloma, Michigan, passed away on April 3, 2021 at Lakeland Hospital.  She was born on September 7, 1956 to Robert and Anne Geweniger of Bensenville, IL. Rory had a gift for connecting with people in a special way as evident by her commitment to...
Jimmie C. Jackson, 79, of Eau Claire, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland with his family by his side. A celebration of life service will be held at noon on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will...
Dorothy Jean Wallace Finwall Date of birth: February 3,1936, Chicago Illinois Date of passing: March 28, 2021, St. Joseph, Michigan Dorothy Jean Wallace Finwall passed away peacefully at home on March 28, 2021. Dorothy Jean was the eldest child of Robert C. Wallace and Anne...
Freeman Slabaugh, 92, of St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 12PM, at Hickory Bluff Cemetery, 4290 Cleveland Ave., Stevensville, with Pastor Rosenbaum officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace...
James “Jim” Cassidy, 76, of Stevensville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at his home, holding hands with his wife, Judy, and after loving visits with children, grandchildren, and Pastor Andy Hannich. Jim was an active member of the Washington Avenue Church of...
Norm died on March 29, 2021 after several years of poor health. It was a long goodbye. He leaves behind his wife of 44 years, Janice (Cavanaugh), children Denise Ferguson (Huntington Beach CA) and Jeff Ferguson (San Clemente CA), grandchildren Ricky and Cheyenne Brady (Huntington Beach CA) and...
Betty Louise Cassidy, 92, of St. Joseph, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Golden Shore Assisted Living, Benton Harbor. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11 AM at Starks &...
Eugene “Gene” Wolff, 82, of St. Joseph, passed away, Sunday, March 28, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 3:00 P.M. Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Deacon Ed...
Madeline R. Bentley, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Beacon Hill in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Memorial donations in Madeline’s name may be made to the St. Joseph-Lincoln Senior Center....
Jeffrey “Jason” Horton, 28, of St. Joseph, was born March 24, 1992 in Cullman, AL. He passed away unexpectantly on Sunday, March 21, 2021. The family will receive guests from 12pm until time of celebration of life service at 1pm, Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger...
Jimmie R. Little, 72, of St. Joseph, passed away March 23, 2021 at home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 4:00 P.M., Friday, March 26, 2021 at Sherry Feldten’s residence, 5656 Newton Ave, Coloma, MI. Memorials may be made to the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, 15 S....
On March 4, 1931, 7-year-old Cassie Golomb arrived in Coloma, Michigan with her parents and three sisters. The family established a working farm raising fruits and vegetables on their acreage along the Paw Paw River. Cassie became her father’s right-hand man: driving the tractor, spraying...
Robert C. Jackson, 98, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Due to COVID -19 precautions, private family services will be held. Burial will follow at Coloma Cemetery with Military Rites. Memorial donations in Bob’s name may...
Violet I. Witak, 101, formerly of South Holland & Orland Park, Illinois, passed away, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in St. Joseph. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a Celebration of Life Service will be announced and held later this year when restrictions are eased....
Demeterius “Big Dee” Nichols, 48, of Benton Harbor, MI., passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland Medical Center. “Big Dee” was born on February 13, 1973, to Selton & Ola (Green) Nichols in Benton Harbor, MI. He attended Benton...
Lillian M. Wendt passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 at The Whitcomb in St. Joseph, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services. Memorials in Lillian’s memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Michigan or to Caring Circle...


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