Obits

Carolyn Jeanette Robards, 81, of Sodus, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021 at her home in Sodus. Carolyn’s family will receive guests from 5-8pm, Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2640 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will take place at 11am, Thursday, March...
Howard Donal Klotz, 72, of St. Joseph passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. Howard was born in Fremont, MI on November 28, 1948 to the late Hilbert and Aletha (Bayle) Klotz. He...
Adrienne J. Bagatini, 85, of Stevensville, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Caretel Inn. Adrienne was born on August 4, 1935 in Coloma to Chester & Vera (Kniebes) Aspengren. She graduated from Watervliet High School in 1953 and continued her education by earning a secretarial...
Tammy Lynn Roderick, 57 of Watervliet passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at her residence. Family services celebrating her life will be held at a later date.  Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery in Watervliet.  Those wishing to leave an online message of remembrance may do...
Kathy Ruebel, 70, of Berrien Springs, passed away, Monday, March 1, 2021, at her home surrounded by her loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 at 11am at the First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Rev. David Colp officiating. Friends...
Hugo Schewe, 93, of Stevensville, MI passed away on Monday – March 1, 2021 at Caretel Inns in St. Joseph. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Hugo was born in Janufka, Poland on Nov. 17, 1927 to the late...
Clara Dansfield passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland from post-surgical complications. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 11 AM at Grace Lutheran Church, 404 Glenlord Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Josh Bishop officiating. Burial will...
Robert “Bob” L. Bowman, 79, of Benton Harbor, MI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Bob was born on August 2, 1941 in Dell, AR to the late Robert and Elnora (Tharps) Bowman. He was baptized, confessing his faith in...
Faye Benson (Baker) passed away at Royalton Manor, 288 Peace Blvd, on the evening of Wednesday, February 24th, 2021 due to complications from Alzheimer's. Faye was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Benson, Sr of Niles, Michigan, her daughter Lori Lott of Niles, Michigan, her...
Melinda “Linda” Sommers, 102, of Stevensville, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021, at The Willows, St. Joseph. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor David...
Allene E. Elliott, 71, of Stevensville, passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021, at her home. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. Allene was...
Richard L. Seymour, Sr., 80, of Watervliet, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Caretel Inn of Lakeland, St. Joseph. Richard was born August 17, 1940 in Muskegon, MI to Norman and Dorothy (Smith) Seymour. Dick worked for Whirlpool for many years as a technician before his retirement...
Nancy Louise (Rill) Conybeare, born October 2, 1939 in Benton Harbor MI, peacefully passed away on February 20, 2021, after a long struggle with vascular dementia. Nancy approached the last 6+ years with dignity and grace, just as she had during her 2 bouts with breast cancer. Nancy is...
Warren L. Rhoads, 93, of Benton Harbor, MI, passed away on Saturday – February 13, 2021 at the Timbers of Cass County in Dowagiac, MI. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Warren was born on March 23, 1927 in...
Daryl Schlender, of Stevensville, Michigan, left this world peacefully at his home on Friday, February 19, 2021. A private memorial service will be held Monday, March 1, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service. Memorials may be made to Paws of Hope at www.pawsofhope....
Charles Wesley Adams, 87, joined his son, Howard, who predeceased him December 5th, 2020. He was surrounded by his surviving sons Jeffrey and daughter in law, Trish; Christopher and daughter in law Carrie; daughter Theresa; grandchildren, Nicholas, Mikey, Ashlee, Avery, Riley, Annabelle,...
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...