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Pam Weniger Feeney
NEW BUFFALO - On September 8, 1949, Pam Weniger Feeney entered the world and started sharing her infectious smile. Born in Pittsburgh, PA to Dr. Frederick and Christine Weniger and siblings to Dr. Frederick Weniger (Pittsburgh, PA), Christine McDermott (Pittsburgh, PA), and Charles... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in Harbor Country News on Oct. 14, 2021.
Nancy Ann Miles
THREE OAKS - Nancy Ann Miles, age 72, of Three Oaks, left this world Thursday, October 7, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones.Her life began June 13, 1949, in Michigan City, Indiana, one of three girls born to Alfred and Marjorie Siuda. She married James W. Miles, Sr. May 27, 1967... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Oct. 14, 2021.
John Sinner
THREE OAKS - John Sinner, age 69, of Three Oaks, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 with family members by his side.He was born September 25, 1951, in Weesaw Township, Michigan, to Alex and Harriet (Smith) Sinner. He married Irene Vavra-Valentine on November 1, 1986.John loved... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Oct. 14, 2021.
Ellen Delores Sips
NEW BUFFALO - Ellen Delores Sips, life-long resident of New Buffalo, was born on March 9, 1942, and passed away peacefully on October 10, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel of 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI.Ellen is survived by her twin brother Edward,... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in Harbor Country News on Oct. 14, 2021.
Thursday, September 30, 2021
James Murray
THREE OAKS - James Murray, age 73, of Three Oaks, died Monday, September 27, 2021.Arrangements are pending at Wagner Family Funerals Pobocik Chapel, Three Oaks. Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 30, 2021.
Anna "Betty" Rubenacker
UNION PIER - Anna "Betty" Rubenacker, 92, of Union Pier, MI, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday – September 23, 2021. A private Mass of Christian Burial was held with final resting place being at Pine Grove Cemetery in New Buffalo, MI. Memorial... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 30, 2021.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Harriet Leah Strieter
LaPORTE - Harriet Leah Strieter, age 87, of LaPorte, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021.Her life began February 25, 1934 in Knoxville, Iowa, born to Harry "Bop" and Eyeleen Clemens.Everyone that knew Harriet loved her. She was kind, compassionate, and knew how to make people... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 27, 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Dale R. Longacre
GALIEN - Dale R. Longacre, 76, of Galien, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at his residence in Galien, MI.A celebration of life service was held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Swem Chapel, 301 W. Front St., Buchanan. Burial followed at the Galien Township Cemetery... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Swem Chapel - Buchanan
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 23, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Bonnie Jean Benson
UNION PIER – Bonnie Jean Benson was a very special person. She was beautiful, she was kind, thoughtful, considerate, giving, and made everyone around her feel very special. She died August 30, 2021, following a brief illness.Bonnie was born April 2, 1944, in Bryn Mawr, PA. Her parents... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 16, 2021.
Carl Craig Di Donato
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Carl Craig Di Donato, 76, passed away on August 28, 2021, in Clearwater, Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents, Edith T. Di Donato and Peter A. Di Donato of Dunedin. Survived by his daughter, Casey L. Vance (Dwain) and grandson Westley Di Donato of Palm... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 16, 2021.
Judith T. Freeman
Judith (Judy) Freeman, of Bridgman and Grand Beach, age 81, passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, 2021. Judy 's passing was unrelated to Covid-19.Born January 11, 1940, and raised in Harbor Country, Judy was a graduate of New Buffalo High School in 1957. Judy married the late George... Read More
Heritage Funeral and Cremation Services
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 16, 2021.
Jo Ann Moore
BRIDGMAN – Jo Ann Moore, 62, of Bridgman, lost her battle with cancer September 5th, 2021.Born to John and Jennie (Deruiter) VanDerAa on 4-15-59 in Harvey, Illinois. She has 5 surviving sisters Patti, Tammy Merryman, Kathy, Carol Wiedenman and Jennie Koebel. Preceded in death by son... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 16, 2021.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Marilyn Joan De Boer
NEW CARLISLE - Marilyn Joan De Boer, 85, of New Carlisle, IN, formerly of Bridgman, MI, peacefully went to be with her Lord on Friday, August 27, 2021.A Celebration of Life Service will be held at The Christian Reformed Church of St. Joseph, 3275 Washington Ave, St. Joseph, MI, at... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 9, 2021.
Helen Heward
THREE OAKS - Helen Heward, age 97, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Arrangements are pending at Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks. Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 9, 2021.
Robert Tripp
THREE OAKS – Robert Tripp, age 70, of Sawyer, died Friday, September 3, 2021. Arrangements are pending at Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks. Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Sep. 9, 2021.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Allan Ray Blazek
THREE OAKS - Allan Ray Blazek, 71, of Three Oaks, Michigan, passed away August 3, 2021, at Franciscan Hospital in Michigan City, Indiana. Allan grew up in New Buffalo, Michigan where his parents owned and operated Frank and Millie's Tavern and Sweet Shop.He spent many a day fishing... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Aug. 26, 2021.
Cary Allen Harrington
THREE OAKS - Cary Allen Harrington, 63, of Three Oaks, passed peacefully in his home, on August 14, 2021, surrounded by his wife and two children.Cary was born September 27, 1957, in South Bend, Indiana, to Allen Lee and Beverly Denise (Becker) Harrington.He was a graduate of River... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Aug. 26, 2021.
Friday, August 20, 2021
Robert Vincent "Bob" Decker Sr.
UNION PIER - Robert Vincent "Bob" Decker, Sr., age 72, of Union Pier died peacefully Tuesday, August 17, 2021, in the comfort of his family's presence.His life began November 14, 1948, in New Haven Connecticut, the third of four children born to Max and Florence Decker. He married... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Aug. 20, 2021.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Dale Richard Ender
GALIEN - Dale Richard Ender, age 94, of Galien, died peacefully Sunday, August 15, 2021, in the comfort of his family's presence, in his home.His life began December 19, 1926 in Galien, Michigan, the oldest of two children born to Paul and Dorothy Ender. He married Joyce Elaine Kool... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Aug. 17, 2021.
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Jerzy Golebiewski
Jerzy Golebiewski, age 72, died Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Arrangements are pending at Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks. Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Aug. 12, 2021.
Michael L. Heckathorn
LAKESIDE - Our long wait is over and our plan for a Celebration of Life for Mike is planned for Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. It will be held at one of Mike's favorite spots, Chikaming Country Club, 15029 Lakeside Road, Lakeside, Michigan 49116. We hope you will join us on... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Aug. 12, 2021.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Lisa James
THREE OAKS - Lisa James, 47 of Three Oaks, Michigan, passed away July 26, 2021.Lisa was born on October, 20, 1973 in Buchanan, Michigan to Linda Murdock.On July 25, 2015 she married Raymond James Jr. at their home in Three Oaks.She died peacefully at home surrounded by family after... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Aug. 5, 2021.
Patricia R. Mayer
In loving memory of Patricia R. Mayer, aka Patty, Ms. M, Ms. Meringue.She is preceded in death by grandparents Rudolph and Gladys Janda, biological father Daale Pray Jones, mother and father John and Harriett Melgin.Leaves behind daughter Tricia Mayer Bowden (Adam) New Buffalo, Michigan... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in Harbor Country News on Aug. 5, 2021.
Irene Joyce Payne
HARBERT - Irene Joyce Payne, age 87, of Harbert, died peacefully Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Woodland Terrace of Bridgman.Her life began January 22, 1934, in Oak Park, Illinois, one of five children born to Clarence, Sr. and Margaret (Feher) Moss. She married Larry A. Payne on February... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Aug. 5, 2021.
Ronald Ziarko
NEW BUFFALO - Ronald Ziarko, 68, of New Buffalo, MI, was called to heaven surrounded by his loving family on Thursday – July 29, 2021.Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel – 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI.Ron was born on Jan. 26, 1953, in Chicago, IL, to Walter... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in Harbor Country News on Aug. 5, 2021.
Thursday, July 29, 2021
Richard John "Dick" Soper
GALIEN - Richard John "Dick" Soper, age 83, of Galien, died Friday, July 23, 2021, at home in the comfort of his family's presence.His life began March 22, 1938, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, to Roy J. and Mae (Schmidt) Soper. He married Brita Skog on October 5, 1963, in Danville,... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Jul. 29, 2021.
Katherine K. Zeder
BRIDGMAN - Katherine K. Zeder, 83, from Bridgman (formerly of New Buffalo, MI, and Palos Heights, IL) passed away peacefully on Thursday – July 22, 2021, with her daughters, Kimberly and Beth by her side.Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel – 15 N. Barton St., New... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in Harbor Country News on Jul. 29, 2021.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Essie M. Angelo
THREE OAKS – Essie M. (Rochefort) Angelo, age 74, of Three Oaks, died at home peacefully Saturday, July 24, 2021, with her family by her side.Her life began September 12, 1946, in Manila, Arkansas, born to Hattie Branch and Nolan Mills. She had four children with Jerry Fisher and... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Jul. 27, 2021.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Kay Marynel Wilson
BENTON HARBOR -Kay Marynel Wilson, age 84, of Benton Harbor, died peacefully Sunday, July 11, 2021, in the comfort of her family's presence.She was born June 2, 1937, in Bay City, Michigan, to Harold and Nellie Belle Rowell.In addition to being a beautiful mother raising two wonderful... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Jul. 22, 2021.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Richard Allen Reese
THREE OAKS - Richard Allen Reese, 84, of Three Oaks, MI, passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at his home surrounded by family.He was born September 26, 1936 in Galien, MI, to the late Dorothy and Virgil Reese. Richard was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. In 1957, Richard married Mary... Read More
Hoven Funeral Home, Inc. - Buchanan
Published in Harbor Country News on Jul. 15, 2021.
Monday, July 12, 2021
Joe Maxwell Lemon
THREE OAKS - Joe Maxwell Lemon, age 85, of Three Oaks, died peacefully Saturday, July 10, 2021, at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.His life began February 11, 1936 in Mt. Hermon, Kentucky, to Charlie Lemon and Lois Myers. He married Myrna Payne on September 21, 1972 in Centreville... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Jul. 12, 2021.
Thursday, July 8, 2021
James Henry Fritz
James Henry Fritz, also known as Jim or "Big Grandpa," passed away on June 30, 2021, in Valparaiso, Indiana, at the age of 71. He was born on December 7, 1949 in LaPorte, Indiana to Harold and Mary Fritz.Jim grew up in LaPorte and graduated from LaPorte High School in 1968. He attended... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in Harbor Country News on Jul. 8, 2021.
Beryl F. Hinman
THREE OAKS - Beryl F. Hinman, a longtime resident of Three Oaks, passed away June 28, 2021. He was born on November 14, 1931, in Galien, Michigan; son of Lee and Lydia (nee Fulton) Hinman. Beryl proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Jul. 8, 2021.
Taylor Christine Holecek-McDonald
CHICAGO - Our loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend, Taylor Christine Holecek-McDonald left this world unexpectedly, at 22, on July 3rd 2021. Her loving and caring, yet stubborn personality will be missed by all who knew and loved her.Born in Chicago, IL... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Jul. 8, 2021.
Don Deward Jackson
THREE OAKS - Don Deward Jackson, 63, suddenly passed away Monday, June 28, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Julie (Dotts) Jackson, and his daughters Sarah (Phil) Randall of Tennessee and Cassie (Scott) Patterson of South Carolina, and predeceased by his youngest daughter... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News from Jul. 1 to Jul. 8, 2021.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Barbara Jean Calnin
NEW BUFFALO - Barbara Jean Calnin, 84, was called to heaven surrounded by family on July 2, 2021, at her home in New Buffalo, Michigan.Barbara was born December 15, 1936, in East Chicago, IN, to Sophie Holst and Frank Kocur. The eldest to three siblings: Tommy, Bobby, and Phyllis... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in Harbor Country News on Jul. 6, 2021.
Friday, June 25, 2021
August Adolph Schmidt
SAWYER - August Adolph Schmidt, 87, of Sawyer, died peacefully Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Spectrum Hospital, St. Joseph.His life began June 4, 1934, in Chikaming, Twp. He was born to Adolph and Mabel (Lumley) Schmidt.  Augie married Joyce Hill on May 8, 1982 in Trinity Lutheran Church... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Jun. 25, 2021.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Arleen I. Fitzpatrick
SAUGANY LAKE at ROLLING PRAIRIE, Ind. - Arleen I. Fitzpatrick, age 87, of Saugany Lake at Rolling Prairie, Indiana, died Saturday, June 19, 2021. Arrangements are pending at Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks. Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Jun. 24, 2021.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Ronald B. Foster
THREE OAKS - Ronald B. Foster, 88, of Galien, died Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Arrangements are pending at Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks. Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Jun. 17, 2021.
Michael Ivan Gordon
TUCSON, Ariz. - Michael Ivan Gordon (Mike), 72, beloved husband to Jean (nee Gellerman), died peacefully in Tucson, Arizona, on June 8, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mike was born on October 5, 1948, in Waukegan, Illinois, to Rose and Leonard Gordon. He spent much of... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Jun. 17, 2021.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Jeffery Michael Bartos
THREE OAKS - Jeffery "Mike" Bartos, 73, of Three Oaks, Michigan, and Okeechobee, Florida, passed away on Friday June 4th, 2021, at home surrounded by his family.Mike was born on September 18th, 1947 to George and Ruthe (Wiedenhoft) Bartos in Michigan City, Indiana. Mike graduated... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Jun. 10, 2021.
Donald Edward Portinga
Donald Edward Portinga was born on July 25, 1941, and passed May 7, 2021, at the age of 79 from acute respiratory failure and pneumonia.He retired as a Tool and Die Maker from Bosch Packaging in Bridgman, MI.He was widowed in 2017 and then relocated to North Carolina in 2018 to be... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Jun. 10, 2021.
Bob Wehrly
NEW BUFFALO - Bob Wehrly, age 59, of New Buffalo, died peacefully Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in his home.Bob's life began February 14, 1962 in Lima, Ohio to Robert "Butch" Wehrly and Olga Bejarano.Bob was a considerate, kind and loving man. He worked as a truck driver for various companies... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in Harbor Country News on Jun. 10, 2021.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Wendy Ruth Gerick
A Memorial gathering for Wendy Ruth Gerick, 92, who passed away in Chicago on October 14, 2020, will be held at noon (Central Time) Saturday, June 5, in Harold Washington Park (53rd Street and Hyde Park Boulevard) at the southeast corner by the tennis courts. Please bring your fondest... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Jun. 3, 2021.
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Marlene J. Coar
Marlene J. Coar, 84, died Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Pine Ridge Nursing Home in Stevensville. She was born on March 2, 1937, to Hosea and Carol Gropp.Marlene married William H. Coar on August 13, 1955, in New Buffalo, Michigan. They were married for 62 years. Bill preceded her in death... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on May 23, 2021.
Friday, May 21, 2021
Betty Stanage
THREE OAKS - Betty Stanage, 73, of Three Oaks, died Monday, May 24, 2021. Arrangements are pending at Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks. Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on May 21, 2021.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Edward Joseph Janoskey
April 7, 1932 – May 17, 2021BRIDGMAN - Edward Joseph Janoskey, 89 of Bridgman passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021.A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, May 24, 2021, from 10 AM – 12 Noon at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy., Bridgman... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on May 20, 2021.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Russell Lee Kelly
THREE OAKS - Russell Lee Kelly, 60, of Three Oaks died Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in his home.His life began November 3, 1960 in Michigan City, Indiana, one of eight children, born to James and Josephine "Josie" Kelly.Russell and his mother, Josie, were vendors at the New Troy Flea Market... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on May 19, 2021.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Brian Dean Thompson
NEW BUFFALO - Brian Dean Thompson, 53, of New Buffalo, MI, passed away unexpectedly on Monday – April 26, 2021.Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel – 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI. Brian's family will be scheduling a Memorial Service sometime in the future.Brian... Read More
Published in Harbor Country News on Apr. 30, 2021.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Barbara D. Dingus
NEW BUFFALO - Barbara D. Dingus, 76, of New Buffalo, MI, passed away at the Franciscan Hospital in Michigan City, IN, on Sunday – April 25, 2021. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel – 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo, MI.Barbara was born on May 6, 1944 in Bridgman,... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in Harbor Country News on Apr. 28, 2021.
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