Obits

Irene E. Cox, 83, of Stevensville, passed away, Friday, June 4, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 11, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. James Dunn officiating....
James John Rybarczyk, 70, of Coloma, better known as Jim, Jimmy, Dad, or Papa, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, June 4, 2021 at his home away from home on Rush Lake in Hartford. Services celebrating his life will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 10 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral...
Miquan Cleotis Davis, 20, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Thursday, June 2, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Home Going Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 14, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev....
Constance Marie Foster, 83, of Stevensville passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Hanson Hospice Center, surrounded by her loving family. Connie was born on March 15, 1938 in Cando, North Dakota to Conrad and Marie Jorgenson. Connie excelled at shooting sports in her youth...
Gordon R. “Ricky” Brown, 70, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to leave an...
Jeanne Eloise Albanese, 89, of Stevensville, passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Caretel Inns of Lakeland. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St Joseph, with Father John Fleckenstein officiating. Burial will...
Gene M. Robinson of St. Joseph died May, 26th due to complications from cancer, he was 88. Gene died in his home and is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mary Ann, his son David of Grand Rapids, daughter, Linda of Sodus and one sister, Connie (Robinson) McKinley of Lansing. Gene was born...
Betty Jean (Arent) Smith, 87, of Coloma passed away May 24, 2021 at her home.  Cremation has taken place.  A private family graveside service will be held, with a Celebration of Life Gathering to be held in July.  Donations in memory of Betty Jean may be made to the Susan G Komen...
Todd C. Smith, 71, of Coloma, passed away at his residence following a short illness on Monday, May 24, 2021. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 29 at the Bangor Church of Christ. The family will begin receiving friends at 11:00. Cremation has taken place. Memorials...
Roger D. McLaughlin, 59, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at home. A graveside celebration will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marie Yeager Cancer Center, St. Joseph. Those...
Doris Wilfred, 86, of Riverside, passed away May 24, 2021, peacefully at her home with her family by her side. She was born to Roy and Vela (Case) Martin, June 22, 1934, in Marcella, Arkansas. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1951, at the age of 16. In high school she met...
Thomas Lavern Ketcham, age 87, of Benton Harbor, Michigan passed on, at home, Tuesday May 18th, with his beloved wife of 67 years, by his side. Tom was a father, grandfather and great grandfather who loved his family and friends. A Marine during the Korean War, Tom had the distinct honor...
Oscar John Whisler, 80 of Coloma passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at White Oaks Assisted Living in Lawton. A memorial service celebrating John's life will be held on his birthday, 12:00 noon , Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma.  The family...
Roberta Johnston, 74, of St. Joseph, formerly of Greenville, MI, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021 in Stevensville. A celebration of life service will be planned and announced at a later date this summer. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. In lieu of...
Rodney Austin Sartin, II, 33 of St. Joseph, passed away, Monday May 17, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 4:00 P.M Wednesday, May 26 at First Church of God-Benton Heights Campus, 990 N. Euclid Ave., Benton Harbor, with Rev....
Phil was born on October 17, 1928, to Anna (Marsala) and Anthony Lomonaco. Phil lived his whole life in Hagar Township. He graduated from Benton Harbor HS in 1947. From 1954 to 1956 he served in the Army spending one year in So. Korea as a Squad Leader in the Antiaircraft Division. In 1965 he...
Ronald L. Kintup, 87, of St. Joseph, passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 11:30AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends...
B. Gail Hall, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Hanson Hospice Center. A celebration of life service will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 11AM, at Fairplain Presbyterian Church, 210 W. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, with Rev. David Schell officiating. Friends may...
Linda D. Skale, 73, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Hanson Hospice in Stevensville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks and Menchinger Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021, at 4:00PM at The Chapel, 4250 Washington Ave, St...
David Lee Baumgras, 68, of St. Joseph, formerly of Midland, MI, passed away on Monday, May 10, 2021 at home. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 1-1:30 pm on Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph, MI. A time of sharing will begin at...
Peggy McAllister, 92, of Saint Joseph passed away Monday, May 10, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 22nd, at St. Paul’s Episcopal church in St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to Sarett Nature Center or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of St. Joseph....
Elaine Campana Golob, 81, of Willoughby, Ohio, passed away peacefully on May 11, 2021. She was born in Collinwood on May 3, 1940 to John and Julia Campana (both deceased). After moving to Richmond Heights as a young girl, she graduated from Euclid High School. Elaine’s family fostered...
Benjamin R. Lentz, 50, of Stevensville, passed away Sunday May 2, 2021, surrounded by his family. Ben was born on February 27th, 1971 in Berrien Springs, where he graduated high school in 1989. Ben attended Ferris State University. He was a lifelong mechanic & machinist. He was employed...
Gilbert Ruttenberg, 75, of Stevensville, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Gil was born August 6, 1945, in Chicago to Nate and Jenny Ruttenberg. He grew up in Chicago and graduated from Marshall High School in 1963. He joined the Navy and proudly...
Helen V. Holland, 86, of Hernando, FL, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away, Thursday, April 29, 2021 in Hernando. Helen was born January 21, 1935 in Manila, Arkansas to Doyle and Dolly Louise (Hoffner) Lacefield.  She retired from the Managerial Depart at Heath Zenith Corp. in St. Joseph...