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Jessie Howard Brink
Jessie H. Brink, 92, of Lawrence passed away Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, at 4:10 a.m. at Ely Manor in Allegan, Mich., where she has resided for the last six years.Jessie was born on Sept. 6, 1929, in Bradley, W.Va., and was the last surviving daughter of Daniel and Tobiatha Farley.Jessie... Read More
D.L. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Dec. 1, 2021.
Karen E. Eichman
Karen E. Eichman, 78, of Niles passed away on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Watervliet Hospital, Watervliet.She was born on April 1, 1943, in St. Joseph to the late Onam and Florence (Pool) Smith.Karen was a graduate of St. Joseph High School.In 1982, Karen married... Read More
Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Dec. 1, 2021.
Billy D. Everett
Billy Dale Everett, 85, of Hartford passed away on Nov. 28, 2021 in Indianapolis.Billy was born in Arkansas to Widney and Opal Everett on Sept. 9, 1936. He went to school in Hartford.He married Ruth Everett on April 18, 1959. He worked as a toll technician for AT&T Phone Company... Read More
Calvin Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Dec. 1, 2021.
Herbert Norman Milnikel
Herbert Norman Milnikel, 90, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 24, 2021, with his family around him.A celebration of life service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at The Chapel, 4250 Washington Ave., officiated by the Rev. Philip Bubar. Friends may visit from... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Dec. 1, 2021.
Angela L. Underwood-Adams
Angela L. Underwood-Adams, 69, of Benton Harbor accepted her wings on Nov. 24, 2021.A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Latter Day Worship Church. A viewing will begin at 10 a.m. until the time of service.Elder John Cunningham will give the eulogy. Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Dec. 1, 2021.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Freida Atkinson
Frieda Elizabeth Paul Atkinson, R.N., died peacefully on Nov. 19, 2021, in Stevensville at the age of 91.Frieda was born in Aba, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo), the second of five children of Samuel Austin Paul and Elizabeth Riemann Paul, who were missionaries. As... Read More
Pike Funeral Home-Boyd Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 30, 2021.
J.C. Betts
J. C. Betts, 85, of Niles was called home when he passed away unexpectedly, but of natural causes on Nov. 24, 2021.He was born to the late Amanda Payne in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Mar. 6, 1936. After school J.C. enlisted and served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy.He married... Read More
Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 30, 2021.
Marylin J. Hill
Marylin J. Hill passed away on Nov. 28, 2021.She was born Jan. 10, 1934, in Kalamazoo, to Clare and Edna Schilling. During her childhood she lived in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek Academy the spring of 1953.While attending Emmanuel Missionary College,... Read More
Allred Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 30, 2021.
Dorothy Kausn-Davey
Dorothy Trail Kasun-Davey, 85, of Stevensville died Nov. 24, 2021, after an extended illness.Dorothy, "Aunt Dort" to many, was born Dec. 24, 1935, in McHenry, Ky. She had six brothers: Archie, Edward, James, Joe Dean, William, and Thurman Trail; and one sister, Mary Wesner.On May... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 30, 2021.
Walter R. Klug
Walter Richard Klug, 99, of Coloma passed away peacefully on Nov. 28, 2021, at his home at Woodland Terrace in Coloma.Walter was born July 14, 1922, in Sodus to Herman and Bertha (Jantz) Klug.Walter joined the U.S. Army Air Force and served in World War II as a machinist. He was a... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 30, 2021.
Gail Ann Loring-Trusha
Gail Ann (Sips) Loring-Trusha, life-long resident of New Buffalo, was born on March 25, 1938, and passed away peacefully on Nov. 28, 2021.Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel, 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo.Gail is survived by her twin sister, Grace Fradette; sister... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 30, 2021.
Pamela S. Lukey
Pamela "Pam" S. Lukey, 68, of St. Joseph passed away peacefully on Nov. 28, 2021, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.Beloved wife of Richard for over 43 years; devoted mother of Rebecca (Dan) Wodka and Shannon (Andrew) Jones; and loving grandmother of Lexi and Rosalie. Also... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 30, 2021.
Palma Christina Martorano
Palma Christina Martorano, 88, passed away on Nov. 22 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., with Father John Fleckenstein officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium from Nov. 26 to Nov. 30, 2021.
Anna Suty
Anna (Rondzik) Suty, 99, of Stevensville passed away on Nov. 28, 2021, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville.It was Anna's request to be cremated and her cremated remains be buried next to her late husband Frank, at Resurrection Cemetery, Mt. Clemens, Mich.Anna was born Feb. 22,... Read More
Pike Funeral Home-Boyd Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 30, 2021.
Monday, November 29, 2021
Frank J. Davis
Frank J. Davis, of Coloma, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 27, 2021.Frank was born July 22, 1927, in Clinton, Ind., to Gilbert Frank Davis and Edith Jane (Gilbert) Davis.Frank grew up in Benton Harbor and graduated from Benton Harbor High School and Western Michigan University... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 29, 2021.
James Dean Hauch
James Dean Hauch, 75, of Buchanan passed away at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, on Nov. 25, 2021.A memorial service will be announced in the spring. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.James was born Sept. 28, 1946, in New Troy, the son of the late... Read More
Pike Funeral Home-Boyd Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 29, 2021.
Donna Jean LaVanway
Donna Jean LaVanway, 88, of Bridgman passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at her home in the arms of her son, James.A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, at Starks and Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Visitation... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 29, 2021.
JoAnn Pollitt
JoAnn Pollitt, 67, of Buchanan passed away Nov. 20, 2021, while on vacation in Georgia with her brother and his family.JoAnn was born April 25, 1954, to Franklin LeRoy and Fern Williams.JoAnn graduated from Galien High School. She married Jerry Pollitt, and they had two children,... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Swem Chapel - Buchanan
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 29, 2021.
Jean Roberts
Jean Roberts, 88, of St. Joseph passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Caretel Inns.A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, with Pastor Michael Roth officiating. Burial will follow in... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 29, 2021.
Ralph Thurston
Ralph's life began July 31, 1929, in Buchanan. Ralph grew up in Buchanan where he graduated high school. After high school, Ralph proudly served in the U.S. Navy where he was an aviation machinist. After the service, Ralph returned home and went to work at Whirlpool Corp.Ralph and... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 29, 2021.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Carolyn Ames
Carolyn Shearer Hollomon Ames, 74, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.She was born Nov. 25, 1946, to Charles and Virginia (Abraham) Shearer.She grew up in south St. Joe and attended St. Joseph schools and received her B.A. degree from WMU in 1967.Carolyn married David Hollomon and... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 26, 2021.
Michael A. Foster
Michael Albert Foster, 62, of Galien passed away Oct. 3, 2021.He was born to Robert Foster and Doris Hayes on Aug. 8, 1959."Big Dog" or "Magilla" as he was commonly known, was a truck driver for most of his life. He enjoyed hunting and riding motorcycles.He is survived by brothers... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 26, 2021.
Reta M. Garner
Reta Marie (Kimmel) Garner passed away on Nov. 20, 2021, at Woodland Terrace Senior Living in Bridgman.Reta was born in Saginaw, Mich., on Aug. 3, 1931, to Gotfried Kimmel and Marie (Obendorfer) Kimmel.Reta married Gerald (Jerry) Garner on May 20, 1950, and were married 71 years.... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 26, 2021.
Dorothy Goldbaum
Dorothy Goldbaum, 92, passed away on Nov. 20, 2021, in San Diego after a long battle with dementia.Dorothy was born June 8, 1929, in Bridgeport, Conn., to Sam and Fanny Goldstein. She was the youngest of 12.Her family moved to Michigan in 1939, where she lived most of her life. She... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 26, 2021.
Hethe J. Janke
Hethe J. Janke, 48, of Benton Harbor entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.A celebration of life eternal will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1965 Broadway... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 26, 2021.
Elepha Joyce Karn
Elepha Joyce Karn, 92, died Nov. 25, 2021 at home in Eau Claire.A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at Bowerman Funeral Home in Eau Claire, with visitation one hour prior beginning at 9 a.m. Burial will be in Caldwell Cemetery, Eau Claire.Messages and memories may... Read More
Bowerman Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 26, 2021.
Eunice Lolmaugh
Eunice Lolmaugh, 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, at her home in Paragould, Ark. Eunice was born in Marianna, Ark.Please join the family of Eunice (Welche) Lolmaugh for a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at The SafeHarbor Church, 3552 S. Pipestone... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 26, 2021.
Garland Penley
Garland "Virgil" Penley, 88, of Berrien Springs passed away Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, at his home.A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Heritage Chapel and Cremation Service, 8747 U.S. 31 Berrien Springs, MI 49103 with pastor Mac McIntosh officiating.... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Heritage Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 26, 2021.
Marjorie Jean Workinger
Marjorie Jean Workinger, 91, of Bridgman passed away on Nov. 23, 2021, at The Willows Assisted Living, St. Joseph.As the family remembers her privately, online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.Marjorie was born March 3, 1930, in Benton Harbor, the daughter of the late Irving... Read More
Pike Funeral Home-Boyd Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 26, 2021.
Lydia Zacha
Lydia Zacha, 98, of Benton Harbor passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph.Lydia (Lentz) Zacha was born on July 25, 1923, in Stevensville... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 26, 2021.
Thursday, November 25, 2021
Victor E. Asch
Victor E. Asch, 92, a lifelong resident of New Buffalo, died peacefully Monday, Nov. 22, 2021.His life began July 19, 1929, in South Bend, Ind., to Homer and Mary Asch.He married Catherine Murabito, May 14, 1953, in Crown Point, Ind. After 53 years of marriage, she preceded him in... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 25, 2021.
Karen Jean Forrester
Karen Jean Forrester, 54, was born the first daughter of Randy Eugene and Jeanmary Helen (Wagner) Case on April 20, 1967, in Benton Harbor.She died Nov. 19, 2021, at Chalet of Niles Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.Karen attended grade school and most of high school in Berrien Springs... Read More
Bowerman Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 25, 2021.
David C. Hauch
David Carl Hauch was born July 8, 1948, to Ernest and Dorothy Hauch in St. Joseph. He grew up in Stevensville, first attending St. Paul's Lutheran School, then Gard School and Maple Grove for individuals with special needs.David, who has always had strong faith in his Lord and Savior... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 25, 2021.
John W. Nace
John William "Bill" Nace, 83, passed away Nov. 17, 2021, at his son and daughter-in-law's home in Mosheim, Tenn., after a short battle with lung cancer.Bill, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was born in 1938 to Lewis and Nettie Nace in Berrien Springs, one of... Read More
Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 25, 2021.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Nancy C. Hauch
Nancy C. Hauch, 86, of Sodus passed away on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3713 Naomi Road, Sodus, with Pastor Robert Duehlmeyer officiating... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 23, 2021.
Rita Sutton
Rita was born Oct. 27, 1962, in Benton Harbor to Alice Miriam Parnell and Vernon Julius Sutton.Homegoing services will be Saturday, Nov. 27, at Robbins Brothers Funeral Home, 204 S. Fair Ave., with visitation starting at 10 a.m. followed by services at 11 a.m.Those wishing to sign... Read More
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home - Benton Harbor
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 23, 2021.
Gilbert Vernon
Gilbert Vernon, 65, of Cassopolis, formerly of Eau Claire passed away peacefully at home, Nov. 21, 2021.He was born Sept. 18, 1956, to Samuel Eugene Vernon and Ora Bee Vernon (nee Burton).He graduated from Eau Claire High School in 1976.Gilbert was an avid outdoorsman; he could often... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 23, 2021.
Monday, November 22, 2021
Karen Jean Forrester
Karen Jean Forrester, 54, was born the first daughter of Randy Eugene and Jeanmary Helen (Wagner) Case on April 20, 1967, in Benton Harbor.She died Nov. 19, 2021, at Chalet of Niles Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.Karen attended grade school and most of high school in Berrien Springs... Read More
Bowerman Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 22, 2021.
Christine Spruell
Christine Spruell, 71, of Hartford passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.A private celebration has already taken place.Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan, Home of the Yeager Family... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 22, 2021.
Friday, November 19, 2021
Nancy V. Cook
Nancy V. Cook, 87, of Stevensville passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.Nancy was born on April 30, 1934, to Edwin and Evelyn (Mosher) Patzkowsky in St. Joseph.On Feb. 24, 1951, she married Charles Cook. They were married... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 19, 2021.
Thomas M. Darnell
Thomas Michael "Mike" Darnell, 79, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Wis.He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Trish" Darnell; his children, Timothy (Jennifer) Darnell of Goldthwaite, Texas, James (Connie) Darnell of Martin, Tenn., Donna Gaylord... Read More
Piasecki Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 19, 2021.
Mark P. Daugherty
Mark Prescott Daugherty was called home to be with the Lord on Nov. 16, 2021.He was born on Nov. 22, 1943, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Katherine (Hughes) Daugherty and Clarence Chauncey Daugherty.Mark served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne division stationed in Europe. He graduated from... Read More
Purely Cremations - Benton Harbor
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 19, 2021.
Alan R. Dunstan
Alan R. Dunstan, 74, passed away on Nov. 18, 2021.He is survived by brothers: Joseph (Suzanne) and Michael; sister, Donna (Henry Boulley); and several nieces and nephews.He was a U.S. Army veteran and retired employee of Lake Michigan College.Cremation has taken place and a private... Read More
Hoven Funeral Home, Inc. - Buchanan
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 19, 2021.
Thomas W. Evans
Thomas W. Evans, 72, of Berrien Springs, passed away Nov. 17, 2021, after a long illness.Tom graduated from Berrien Springs High School in 1967 and from Eastern Michigan University in 1973, with a degree in geography. He had worked for various companies, most recently in retail sales... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 19, 2021.
Cheryl K. Johnson
Cheryl Kristyn Johnson, 59, of Allegan, Mich., formerly of Coloma passed away on Nov. 11, 2021.Kris was born on March 7, 1962, in Benton Harbor to Harold (Brig) and Karen Johnson.She will be lovingly remembered by her fiancé, Ray Raab: her parents; sons: Michael and Mark Johnson;... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 19, 2021.
Donna Jean Kelly
Donna Jean Kelly, 80, of Stevensville was born on Nov. 25, 1940, to Willis and Helen Delong in Benton Harbor.She married Donald C. Kelly on Aug. 16, 1958. Don and Donna were married 63 years and were blessed to have seven children; 17 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.Donna... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 19, 2021.
Adrian Robles
Adrian Robles, 46, of Lawrence Township passed away Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, Mich.Adrian was born July 3, 1975, in Pabellon de Arteaga Aguascalientes, Mexico, the son of Antonio and Oralia (Rodriguez) Robles.He was employed for his entire working... Read More
Calvin Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 19, 2021.
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Scott A. Coffel
It is with great sadness the Coffel family announces the unexpected death of Scott Aaron Coffel.He passed away on Nov. 8, 2021, at the age of 51.He was born Aug. 11, 1970, in Fort Riley, Kan.He graduated from Niles High School, and attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 18, 2021.
Mike Coleman
Kenneth "Mike" Coleman, 72, of Stevensville passed away after a lengthy illness in St. Francis Hospital in Michigan City, Ind.Mike was born on June 9, 1949, to the late Kenneth D. and Catherine (Jones) Coleman in Urbana, Ohio.Mike honorably served in the U.S. Navy aboard the Ethan... Read More
Halbritter Wickens Funeral Services
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 18, 2021.
Steven E. Mercer
Steven Eugene Mercer, 60, of Sawyer passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 16, 2021.A memorial service will be held in the spring. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.Steven was born on May 21, 1961, in Chicago, the son of Marianne (Gfeller) Mercer.Steven was a carpenter by trade... Read More
Pike Funeral Home-Boyd Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Nov. 18, 2021.
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