Obits

Douglas D. “Doug” Landis, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at his home. A private Celebration of Life Service will be held for Doug’s family. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle Hospice, 4025 Health Park Ln, St. Joseph, MI...
Charles “Charlie” Kormanik, Jr., 65, of Stevensville, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Arrangements have been made through Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, Missouri. To read Charlie’s full obituary...
Robert M. “Bob” Hamm, 74, of Stevensville, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Hanson Hospice Center. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Aid or Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-...
Jerold L. Kugle, 84, of Berrien Springs, passed away on February 20, 2021, at Spectrum Heath Lakeland. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Jerold was born on October 14, 1936...
Mary Louise Bartucci Ketelhut Green, 87, of Eau Claire passed away in her home following an extended illness. Mary’s life began on May 31, 1933, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was the daughter of Helen Kerlikowski, and adoptive daughter of Louis and Edna (Hubbard) Bartucci. Mary graduated from...
Marvin T. Bailey, 75 of Coloma went to be with his Lord peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021 at his residence. Private family services are taking place.  Burial will take place in Keeler Cemetery, next to his wife Elaine, who preceded him in death in 2014.  Those wishing to leave...
Alex Kolosowsky, Jr., 88, of Berrien Springs, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Caretel Inns St. Joseph. Alex was born in St. Joseph, Michigan on January 28, 1933 to Alex, Sr. and Rosalia (Lis) Kolosowsky. He graduated from Berrien Springs High School in 1950, and served in the...
With the Cooper's hawk, sixty mallard ducks, flock of white swans, a morning dove and a pair of cardinals all standing idle and ready to escort him up to the heavens, Elden W. Butzbaugh, Jr. died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 17, 2021. Elden was born on...
All who loved Jaden Rollins are deeply saddened by his sudden death on Thursday, February 18, 2021. A celebration of life service will be held at 4 pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Visitation will be two hours prior from 2-4...
Geraldine A. “Geri” Sutherlin, 73, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Visitation will take place one hour...
Norris S. Arent, 96, of Coloma, passed away on February 16, 2021 at Whitcomb Towers in St. Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 21 at Watervliet Free Methodist Church in Watervliet, with visitation beginning one hour prior to the service. A private graveside...
Janet was the mother of six children and a bunch of grandchildren. A St. Joseph native, she was preceded in death by her husband Gus Schrubba, parents Fred and Louise Harrsen, and brother Tom Harrsen. As she passed peacefully at home with her family she was comforted by her loved ones and...
Dennis D. Johnson, 66 of Coloma passed away at his residence on Thursday, February 11, 2021.  Per his wishes cremation has taken place. An outdoor celebration of Dennis’ life will be held by the family at a later date.  Those wishing to leave an online remembrance may do so by...
Brad A. Wright, 51, of St. Joseph, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Memorial contributions may be made to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-...
Cheryl Ann Querbach, 72, of Benton Harbor, Michigan, passed away on February 10, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones. Cheryl was born on July 28, 1948 to Paul and Dolores Halstead in Jackson, Michigan. She graduated from Jackson High School in 1966, where she proudly played trombone in the...
Irving Rosenberg, 93, of Sodus, passed peacefully, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his home. Funeral Services will be held at 11am Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rabbi David Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at B’nai...
Nanette M. Henderson, 66, of Stevensville, passed on Friday, February 5, 2021, at her home. A celebration of life will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow in Hickory Bluff Cemetery, Stevensville,...
Marcella L. “Marcie” Shindeldecker, 87, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, at 11 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Father...
Arla R. Huelsberg, 97, of Stevensville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. A celebration of life will be held privately at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Burial will take place in North Shore Memory Gardens, Coloma. Those...
Adrick “Rick” Holt, 90, passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at his residence. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Tom Bird officiating. Burial will follow at...
Edward J. “Big Ed” Pastrick, 70, of Kalamazoo, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 at home. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Due to COVID-19, Celebration of Life Services will be planned and announced at a later date. Yes, it will...
John L. Tillstrom, 72, of Holt, Michigan (formerly of Schaumburg, Illinois), passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St...
William (Bill) Sinclair passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021, with his daughters at his side. He was born February 27, 1934 to William and Elizabeth (Smyth) Sinclair in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Cooley High School in Detroit where he played football and ran track, then went on to...
Cheryl Elayne Poisel, 46, of Benton Harbor, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 at home. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Due to COVID-19, Celebration of Life Services will be planned and announced at a later date. Memorial donations in Cheryl...
Cheryl Lyn Ruff, 70, of Coloma, passed away on January 30, 2021 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5 at Twelve Corners Community Church in Benton Harbor. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory...


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