Obits

Douglas Gregory Sempert, 71, of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021, at Spectrum Health – Lakeland, St. Joseph. A celebration of life service will be held at 6 pm on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Visitation will...
Richard Domke, 65, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 A.M., Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service with Pastor Mike Rickers...
Richard Domke, 65, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:30 A.M., Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service with Pastor Mike Rickers...
Duane Van Kniebes, 94, of Boulder passed away Thursday, October 1, 2020, at his home in Boulder, Colorado, after a short battle with cancer. Duane was surrounded by the love of his family. Born May 17, 1926, in Marquette, Michigan to Van C. Kniebes and Doris Leona Kniebes (Reynolds), Duane was...
Ada Adelle Skoda, 84, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her grandchildren on Wednesday, June 9, at Caretel Inns St. Joseph. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, June 17th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 121 Kline St. Benton...
On June 9, 2021, Wilma finished her earthly journey with joy as she ran into the arms of her Savior. Born October 6, 1932 in Huntington WV to Hysel and Edna Wetherholt, Wilma left the hills of WV at 21 and lived the rest of her life in Ohio and Michigan. Wilma began her education at Marshall...
Janice C. McNamara, 85, of St. Joseph, formerly of Sunfield, MI, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, with her family by her side. Janice was born on November 4, 1935, to William and Lillian (Young) Ruh in Detroit. She graduated from Dearborn High School and went on to...
Ann Marie Herrygers, 61, of St. Joseph, MI passed away on Monday – June 7, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph, MI. after a long battle with Ovarian Cancer. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI. Ann was...
Mary Janette Panzica, 69, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at her home in St. Joseph. The family will receive guests from 6:30pm-8pm, Friday, June 11, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Visitation will continue at 9am until time...
Johannes Christiaan Kruger, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully at his home in St. Joseph on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Johannes was born November 10, 1955 in Nigel, South Africa to Stephanus and Aletta (deLange) Kruger. On September 22, 2012 he married the love of his life, Marolien Kriel and...
Peter Allen Wagoner, 41 of St. Joseph, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, June 4, 2021, after a short and sudden illness at Spectrum Lakeland Health Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held for Peter on, Monday, June 14th at 3:00 p.m., at Road to Life Church, 3800 Niles Rd. St....
Edward Donald “Ed” Eberhardt, Sr., passed away, June 7, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland, surrounded by many family members. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 14, at 1 PM with Fr. John Fleckenstein officiating at Starks & Menchinger Chapel...
Eleanor Mae (Erwin) Sullivan, 89, of St. Joseph, formerly of Benton Harbor, left this world June 7, 2021 surrounded by family members. Each will remember that her love of family and loyalty to friends were the only two characteristics that exceeded her sharp wit. Perhaps it was the mathematical...
Kathleen Morgan, 78, of St. Joseph, passed away on May 31, 2021 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI. A private family gathering will be held. Burial will take place in Hickory Bluff Cemetery, Stevensville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the...
Patricia “Pat” Ludlam, 91, of Coloma, formerly of Benton Harbor, passed away, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at VNA Hospice in Valparaiso, Indiana. A Celebration of Life Service will be held 12:00 P.M. Thursday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev....
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...


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