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KNIEBES, Leah Rae; of Clarkston formerly of Coloma; passed away on July 26, 2021; age 86; preceded in death by her husband Lloyd; mother of Karen (David) Eby; grandma of Ray and Emily Eby; preceded in death by her parents Ray and Lupka Parker. Leah and her husband had a family farm in Coloma...
Newton Frank, 101, of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at his home. Private Family Services have been held at B’nai Sholom Cemetery in Benton Harbor, with Rabbi David Nelson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Newt’s name may be made to Temple B...
David W. “Dave” Cox, 74, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at his home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, August 24, at 1 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Tom Bird officiating. Friends may visit...
Jon Lewis Burg, age 70, of Benton Harbor passed away on August 19 2021 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, August 25 2021 at 1:00 pm at Starks & Menchinger Chapel 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Visitation for Jon will be held starting at 12:00...
Alfred Brady Champion, Jr. of Coloma passed away at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids on Friday, August 20, 2021 A celebration of his life will begin at 1:00 P.M. followed by a memorial service at 1:30 on Saturday, August 28 at the New Freedom Church in Coloma.  Donations in memory of...
Dale was born December 24, 1932 in Berrien Springs, MI, son of Robert F. Knuth and Alice V. Heyn. He graduated from Berrien Springs High School in 1950. He married Evelyn Baes in 1955 and together celebrated 66 years of marriage. He served in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War veteran. Dale was...
On August 16, 2021, Jeff joined his beloved parents in heaven. He was born April 7, 1956 in Gary, Ind. to Loran B. McMaster, Jr. and Diana (Ferguson) McMaster. He lived most of his life in Romney, Ind. where he had many lifelong friends. Jeff was hit by a car while riding his bike on July 6,...
Roderick L. “Rod” Frantz, 87, of Benton Harbor, passed away on August 16, 2021 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 21, at 10 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph, with Father John Fleckenstein officiating. A private family...
Cherie L. Fisher, 73, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at Spectrum Health, Lakeland with her family by her side. A celebration of life gathering will be held from 4-7 pm on Friday, August 20, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI....
Bonnie Rutter, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Stevensville. Bonnie was born April 30, 1930 in Benton Harbor, MI to George and Gertrude (Nichols) Menzer. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1948 and met and...
Virginia A. (Schilling) McCarthy, 99, of Benton Harbor, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Caretel Inns in St. Joseph. Virginia was born on April 28, 1922, to Lawrence M. & Bessie (Reynolds) Keller who owned and operated a farm near Dowagiac. She graduated from...
Randy J. (Randall) Price, 38, of Eau Claire, passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Hanson Hospice Center. A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 3pm, at Crystal Springs Church of God, 1465 Pipestone Rd, Benton Harbor, with Pastor Bill Bridgman...
James R. Isham, 86, of East Lansing, formerly of Stevensville, passed away at his home on Saturday, August 14, 2021. A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 10AM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Lincoln...
Howard Gale Robinson, 81, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, with his loving wife, Ruby, by his side.  Born on May 19, 1940, in Lepanto, AR, he was the oldest child of the late Warden and Lorene (Davis) Robinson.  Howard moved to Michigan with his Uncle Edward in 1957 to look...
Roger F. Mullauer, 86 of Coloma passed away at his lake house in Paw Paw on Friday, August 13, 2021. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held 4 PM Friday, August 20 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home where the family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to the...
Robert D. “Bob” Humberg, 96, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Caretel Inns of St. Joseph. Bob was born on September 16, 1924, in Benton Harbor, to Bruno and Grace (Fisher) Humberg. At the early age of 15, Bob proved himself to be a hard worker, committing...
Dean A. Gerbel, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ, 3001 Veronica Dr., St. Joseph, with...
Ingeborg “Oma” Maria (Urbutzka) Scott, was born to the late Gerhard and Helene (Schweda) Urbutzka on October 23, 1938, in Germany. She entered Heaven’s Gates on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17 at Duffield &...
Debra “Debbie” Agens, 58, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland surrounded by her family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, August 21, 2021 at Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 W. Napier Ave.,...
Ronald Dean Gowin, 89, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 13, 2021 from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M., at The Dank, 2651 Pipestone Rd, Benton Harbor. Burial will be held Friday at 2:30 at...
Raymond L. Morlock, 88, of Coloma passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at his daughter’s residence. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Burial will follow at Coloma Cemetery with Military Rites. Visitation will take...
Amy Gene Durren, 67, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Spectrum Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph. The family will receive guests from 10am until time of Celebration of Life Service at 11am, Monday, August 16, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St....
Delray Lloyd, II, 27, of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Benton Harbor, MI, departed this joyful life on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Delray's Life will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 16, 2021 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church...
Arnold (Arnie) Garritano, Jr., 57, of St. Joseph, MI passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Arnie was born on April 9, 1964 in Niles, MI to Arnold and Carole (Thompson) Garritano, Sr. He was a...
Herrick W. “Rick” Spicer, 78, of Stevensville, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Riveridge Manor in Niles. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at Niles Avenue Baptist Church, 1301 Niles Ave., St. Joseph. Burial will follow...


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