Obits

Ernestine Gunn, 77 of Benton Harbor passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. Services celebrating her life will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 8 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma where the family will receive friends beginning at...
Karen F. Little, 55, of Watervliet, passed away Friday morning, March 4, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. A memorial visitation with the family will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Cremation has taken place....
Edward Curtis “Ed” Smart, 89, of St. Joseph, died at Caretel Inns on Sunday, February 27, and was received into the arms of Jesus. A graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery, 2925 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, at noon on Saturday, March 5, with visitation at 11:30 at the cemetery...
Diane Hudak-Imbordino (Kirshenbaum), 78, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, Wednesday, March 2, 2022 surrounded by her family. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 7th, 2022, 2:00 pm, at Riverview Cemetery, 2925 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorial donations...
Harry Patterson Bullard, Jr. 82, of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Woodland Terrace of St. Joseph. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 20th, 2022, 3:00 pm, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Private burial will take place at...
Clifton D. Clanton, 88, of Sodus, passed away Monday, February 28, 2022 at his home. Cliff was born on October 6, 1933 in Wheeling, Arkansas to Jones & Hattie (Jones) Clanton. He graduated from LaPorte High School, Class of 1952 and attended Purdue University. Cliff married the love of his...
Joan O’Rourke, 92, of Rockford, IL, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at Caretel Inns in St. Joseph, MI. Joan was born June 27, 1929, in Rockford, IL., the daughter of Joseph and Annie Carlson. She was raised in Rockford and graduated from East High School. Joan went on to attend...
Janice M. Angelo, 72, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Friday, February 25, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 4, 2022 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware, Benton Harbor, with Fr. James Adams...
Mark A. Ronderos, 63, of Coloma, passed away on February 24, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the Coloma American Legion Post 362 from 3:00-5:00 P.M. Memorial donations in Mark’s memory...
John Schram II, 85, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. John was born February 3, 1937 in St. Joseph, MI to John & Cecelia (Eisenhart) Schram I. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1955 then attended Indiana...
Hurley Wayne Skidmore “Hicker Nut”, 81 of Bainbridge Township, was surrounded by his family when he returned to heaven on February 19, 2022.  Hurley was born August 29, 1940 in Russellville, Alabama to Zollie & Hettie Skidmore.  He met the love of his life Joyce May...
Thomas Clinton Smith, 92, of Benton Harbor, passed away Tuesday evening, February 15, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Feb 19th at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Burial with Military Rites will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens...
It’s with extreme sadness to announce the passing of Timothy “Tim” Mummaw, 67, of Stevensville, MI on Saturday, February 12th, 2022, surrounded by his family. Tim was born March 21st, 1954 in Benton Harbor, MI to Donald & Aneita (Hein) Mummaw. He graduated from Benton...
Roger Eric Jenkins, 48 of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022 at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Roger was born June 17, 1973, in Hobart, IN., to Roger Foster and Diana Sundman. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Argosy University and went on to use his...
George Henry “Bucky” Ray Jr., 69, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph, MI surrounded by loved ones. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday February 19, 2022 at 10:00 at Southport Community Building, 233 E. Bay St.,...
Harold B. Curtis, 95, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2022 in St. Joseph. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 am on Friday, April 22, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph. Burial will follow in Hickory Bluff Cemetery with...
John Hastings Feeley, 71, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, February, 3, 2022 at his home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services. A gathering for friends and family will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions...
John Koontip, 67, of Stevensville, passed away, Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family beginning...
Kathy L. Anderson, 60, of Baroda, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at Spectrum Health Lakeland. Burial will take place in Ruggles Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at www....
Jean Lorraine Mort, 97, of Saint Joseph, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 6, 2022, surrounded by family and caregivers. On October 2, 1924, Jean was born in South Haven, Michigan, to the late Charles and Mary Stein. She graduated from South Haven high school and attended beauty school...
Eugene Salvatore “Gene” Pastrick, 71, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Gene was a “bigger than life” person. Whatever he did, he went all out. He truly cared about other people. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School and...
Dr. Vincent Arthur Ackerman, 76, of Stevensville, went into the loving arms of Jesus his Savior, peacefully at home on Sunday, February 6, 2022. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Friday, February 11, 2022, at Blue Roof Church, 3084 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Those wishing to...
Willie Don Lane, 74, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2022 at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Willie was...
Kathy Lynn (Enders) Gulliver, 61, of Benton Harbor, MI., passed away on Monday January 31, 2022 at her home. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 11, 2022 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph, friends may visit with the family from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M....
Clifford Louis “Rusty” Clapsaddle, 47, of Coloma, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2022.  He was born and raised in Coloma, graduated from Coloma High School in 1993, attended LMC where he obtained his Gold Card in Tool & Die. He was a member of Riverside United Methodist...