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Gerald John Post
Gerald "Jerry" John Post, 80, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in St. Joseph.He was born on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1941, to Frank and Louise (Modigell) Post in St. Joseph.Jerry's lifetime love of Silver Beach, and his youth-time joys working at Silver Beach Amusement Park, were... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25, 2021.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Gayle Elizabeth Borst
The rescheduled memorial service for Gayle Borst will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9 S. Fourth St., Niles, MI 49120.A luncheon will immediately follow the service.To read Gayle's full obituary, and for service details, visit www.palmerfuneralhomes... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 22, 2021.
Elaine Clark
Elaine Clark, 89, of Benton Harbor died Oct. 20, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Watervliet Hospital. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma, 468-6000.Perry G. Demler Sr., 73, of Branch, Mich., formerly of St. Joseph, died Oct. 19, 2021. Oak Grove... Read More
Pike Funeral Home-Boyd Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 22, 2021.
Harry Alexander Gossett
Harry Alexander Gossett, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away on Oct. 15, 2021, in the presence of his best friend of 48 years, Jim LeBlanc, and love, Janet Shipe.Harry was born on Dec. 16, 1939, to Harry and Iva Lois (Sistare) Gossett.Harry graduated from Western Carolina University in... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22, 2021.
Thomas Leva
Tom, "Pops," was an amazing man, an Air Force veteran and an accomplished engineer of 42 years.His heart, however, belonged to South Haven Area Emergency Services, where he proudly served 25 years as a volunteer firefighter and paramedic.Pops knew COVID would delay his final farewell... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 22, 2021.
Mona Kay MacKimmie
Mona Kay (Kirchner) MacKimmie, 86, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, while in palliative care at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Ind.A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 22, 2021.
Clifton C. Nelson
Clifton C. Nelson, 77, of Sodus, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, surrounded by his family.He was born March 9, 1944, in Berrien Springs, the son of Kenneth Lyle and Nancy Jane (Gonser) Nelson.He grew up a farmer's son, and completed his last year of high school in Benton Harbor... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium from Oct. 18 to Oct. 22, 2021.
Lois Dahlin Nelson
Lois Dahlin Nelson, 94, of Sawyer passed away at her home on Oct. 20, 2021.A private family graveside service was held at Riverside Cemetery in Three Oaks. A memorial service will be at noon Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at Harbert Community Church.Memorial contributions can be made to Covenant... Read More
Pike Funeral Home-Boyd Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 22, 2021.
Barbara Marie Peterson Short
Barbara Marie Peterson Short, previously of St. Joseph and Essexville, Mich., died Oct. 9, 2021, in Woodbury, Minn., where she had resided for many years.Barbara was preceded in death by her infant brother, Lowell Joseph; their loving parents, Lowell and Bernadine Peterson; and maternal... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 22, 2021.
Albert Emil Vossler II
Albert Emil Vossler II, M.D., passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2021, in Scottsdale, Ariz.Dr. Vossler was born July 26, 1939, in Detroit to Dr. Albert and Virginia (Bales) Vossler.He was raised in Grosse Pointe, Mich. He earned a B.S. and Master's of Biology from Eastern Michigan... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 22, 2021.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Ronald K. Gimik
Ron's life began Oct. 13, 1948, in Detroit. He spent most of his life in the Detroit area until a couple years ago, when he and his wife, Sharon, retired to Coloma.After high school, while Ron was in college, he was drafted to the United States Army Black Knight division, and proudly... Read More
Hutchins Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 21, 2021.
James Robert Owca
James Robert Owca, 73, of Gaffney, S.C., formerly of St. Joseph, passed away on Oct. 11, 2021, non-COVID related.He was the son of Adam and Elsie Owca, and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1966.He is survived by two sons, Scott (Christy) Owca of North Carolina and Robert Owca... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 21, 2021.
Paul Pecoraro Jr.
Paul Pecoraro Jr., 74, the son of Paul Pecoraro Sr. and Margaret Moscardelli, was born April 5, 1947, in Benton Harbor.He attended St. Joseph Public Schools and was a graduate of St. Joseph High School.At an early age, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he was a dedicated member... Read More
Purely Cremations - Benton Harbor
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 21, 2021.
Ivan E. Preston
Ivan E. "Gene" Preston, 96, of Comstock Park, Mich., formerly of Stevensville, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at home.A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Grace Lutheran Church, 404 E. Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, with Pastor Glenn Rosenbaum... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 21, 2021.
Jacqueline Desha Riddick
Jacqueline Desha Riddick, 44, of Benton Township departed this life Oct. 2, 2021.A service celebrating her life will be Oct. 23 at Reed Temple in Benton Harbor. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m.To sign the online guestbook, visit www.robbinsbrothersfh... Read More
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home - Benton Harbor
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 21, 2021.
Virgil R. Shurley
Virgil R. Shurley, 88, of Lake City, Ark., passed away Oct. 20, 2021 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark.He was born Aug. 25, 1933, in Lonoke, Ark., to Emmit and Ruth Pipkin Shurley.Virgil was a member of the American Legion in Baroda for many years. He was also... Read More
Faith Funeral Service
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 21, 2021.
Sammie Smith
Sammie Smith, 89, passed away peacefully Oct. 19, 2021, at home, with the love of his life, Jolita Allene Smith, standing by his side.Sammie was born June 3, 1932, to the union of Rueben Smith and Idella (Brooks) Smith. Sammie was born in Helena, Ark., and spent some of his early... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 21, 2021.
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Zona Lee Bradley
Zona Lee Bradley, 71, of Stevensville passed away peacefully at her home, in the care of her family, on Oct. 19, 2021, following a courageous battle with cancer.A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red... Read More
Pike Funeral Home-Boyd Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 20, 2021.
Shirley Ann Gay
Shirley Gay, 87, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, holding the hands of her loved ones and succumbing to renal failure.Shirley joins her loving husband of 45 years, Wayne, who preceded her in death in November.Shirley... Read More
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 20, 2021.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Elton Bledsoe
Elton "Blood" Bledsoe, 91, of Benton Harbor departed this life Oct. 6, 2021.A service celebrating his life will be held Oct. 22 at Robbins Brothers Funeral Home in Benton Harbor. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the service at 11 a.m.To sign the online guestbook, visit... Read More
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home - Benton Harbor
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 19, 2021.
Ida Jean Bullocks
Ida Jean Bullocks, 72, of Benton Harbor passed away at home on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, surrounded by her family.A service celebrating her life will be held Oct. 23 at Pentecostal Apostolic Faith Peace Temple in Benton Harbor. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the service... Read More
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home - Benton Harbor
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 19, 2021.
Carlton Cook Hutchinson
Carlton Cook "Hutch" Hutchinson, 98, went home to be with his Lord on Oct. 18, 2021, at CrownPointe of Stevensville.A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021, at Napier Parkview Baptist Church, 245 W. Napier Ave, Benton Harbor. Interment will follow... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 19, 2021.
John Sigmund Koziel
John Sigmund Koziel, 86, of Bridgman, died peacefully Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, surrounded by his children.His life began on April 12, 1935, in Chicago, when he was born to Sigmund and Angeline Koziel.He married Thelma Pauline Traxler on June 23, 1956, at St. John Kanty Catholic Church... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 19, 2021.
Emil Robert Plasko
Bob's life began Oct. 3, 1929, in Watervliet.He grew up on the family farm, and attended Stickney School until the fifth grade, when he went to Watervliet Public Schools and graduated high school. After high school, Bob continued his education on a full scholarship to the University... Read More
Hutchins Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 19, 2021.
Henry Lee Taylor Sr.
Henry Lee Taylor Sr., 53, of Benton Harbor departed this life Oct. 12, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.A service celebrating his life will be Oct. 21 at Robbins Brothers Funeral Home in Benton Harbor. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the... Read More
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home - Benton Harbor
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 19, 2021.
Monday, October 18, 2021
John Edward Dewane
The Honorable John Edward Dewane passed away peacefully on Oct. 14, 2021 in St. Joseph. John was one of a kind and will be deeply missed.John was born Jan. 29, 1940, in Menominee, Mich., to Francis and Rose (Schmidt) Dewane, who preceded him in death. His sisters, Mary (Thein) and... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 18, 2021.
Betty Lou Lippert
Betty Lou Lippert, 92, of Benton Harbor, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, following an extended illness.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma, with visitation beginning... Read More
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 18, 2021.
Colette E. Metzger
Colette E. (Rigdon) Metzger, 84, of Stevensville, died Oct. 10, 2021, at Spectrum Health Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, following a brief and courageous battle with lymphoma.A celebration of life service will be held. Arrangements are still pending. Private burial will take... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 18, 2021.
Jacqlyn D. Parrigin
Jacqlyn D. Parrigin, 82, of Coloma, passed away at her home on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.A private memorial service will be held at a later date followed by the burial of ashes at Coloma Cemetery.Memorial donations in Jackie's honor can be made to Home Sweet Home, an in-home care service... Read More
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 18, 2021.
Friday, October 15, 2021
Robert Lee Blackburn
Robert Lee Blackburn was born in Battle Creek, Mich., the only child of Charles Lee and Vivian Eleanor Blackburn.He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1956, and obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Michigan in 1962.He married Alice Edith Peters... Read More
Sytsema Funeral Homes, The Lee Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 15, 2021.
Mary C. Grish
Mary C. "Mickey" Grish, 84, passed away Oct. 14, 2021, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville after a courageous battle with cancer.A celebration of life service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph with the Rev.... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 15, 2021.
Georgine Leona Ivers
Georgine Leona Ivers (Erwin), 79, passed away Oct. 14, 2021, in Stevensville.She was born April 16, 1942, in Hammond, Ind., and attended Griffith High School.She lived in Northwest Indiana for most of her life, and moved to Bridgman in 2017.Georgine loved meeting people, and could... Read More
Purely Cremations - Benton Harbor
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 15, 2021.
Mary Amelia Madejczyk
Mary Madejczyk of Buchanan left this world to return to the Lord on Sept. 15, 2021, at the age of 104.Mary was born Dec. 2, 1916, in Chicago to John and Julia Piwowar of Poland.On May 29, 1937, she married Adolph J. Madejczyk of Fennville and moved to become a farmer's wife. Mary... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 15, 2021.
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Tina Jo Lentz
Tina Jo Lentz, 57, of Coloma, passed away peacefully on Oct. 13, 2021, at her home surrounded by her family.An open house celebration of life will be from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Lentz residence, 5091 Weatherford Drive, Coloma.Memorial donations in Tina's memory can be made... Read More
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 14, 2021.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Myra Jean Bell
Myra Jean Bell, 61, of Benton Harbor departed this life Sept. 30, 2021.A service celebrating her life will be on Oct. 16 at Robbins Brothers Funeral Home in Benton Harbor. The visitation will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the service at noon.To sign the online guestbook, visit www... Read More
Robbins Brothers Funeral Home - Benton Harbor
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 13, 2021.
Kenneth A. Hanners
Kenneth A. Hanners, 81, died Oct. 11, 2021, at his home in Eau Claire.Friends are invited to visit with the family from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15 at Bowerman Funeral Home in Eau Claire, where the funeral will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Shanghai Cemetery in Eau Claire.Messages... Read More
Bowerman Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 13, 2021.
Paul J. Kruggel
Paul J. Kruggel, 91, passed away Oct. 8, 2021.He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Kathleen S. Kruggel; and parents, Paul and Evelyn Kruggel.He is survived by his daughter, Anne (Kevin) May; sons, Donald and James Kruggel; grandchildren, Richard (Maressa Ranalletti) May, Kathleen... Read More
Farrell-Ryan Funeral Homes
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 13, 2021.
Ellen Delores Sips
Ellen Delores Sips, a lifelong resident of New Buffalo, was born on March 9, 1942, and passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2021.Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel of Starks Family Funeral Homes, 15 N. Barton St., New Buffalo.Ellen is survived by her twin brother... Read More
Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services - Sommerfeld Chapel
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 13, 2021.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Dixie R. Kreiger
Dixie Roberts Kreiger, 95, of St. Joseph passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community, St. Joseph, where she most recently resided.A celebration of life service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium from Oct. 8 to Oct. 12, 2021.
James A. Meister
James A. Meister, 85, of St. Joseph passed away Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Woodland Terrace, Bridgman.A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2001 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with the Rev. Jeffrey Hubers officiating... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 12, 2021.
Nancy Ann Miles
Nancy Ann Miles, 72, of Three Oaks, left this world Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones.Her life began June 13, 1949, in Michigan City, Ind., one of three girls born to Alfred and Marjorie Siuda.She married James W. Miles Sr., on May 27, 1967 in Three Oaks.Nancy was... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 12, 2021.
James H. Rabbers
James "Jim" Harold Rabbers received his crown of heavenly glory on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at 8:55 a.m. after several years of health complications due to the leukemia that he had overcome. He was 65 years old.He was a lifelong resident of Michigan, being born in Kalamazoo, and laying... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 12, 2021.
Erma White
Erma White, 83, of Watervliet passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Caretel of St. Joseph with her family by her side.Erma was born on March 6, 1938, in Watervliet to Arthur and Lillian Rowley.On Feb. 21, 1958, she married the love of her life, Lester "Chum" White, together... Read More
Hutchins Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 12, 2021.
Harold G. Wolfram
Harold G. "Bud" Wolfram, 90, of St. Joseph passed away on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at Beacon Hill Senior Living Community in Grand Rapids, Mich.A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. A time of... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 12, 2021.
Monday, October 11, 2021
Betty Jane Grieser
Betty Jane Grieser, 88, passed away on Oct. 8, 2021, surrounded by her family.Betty was born on Oct. 9, 1932, in Eau Claire, to Reinhold and Theresa (Pjesky) Bruder.She was raised in Eau Claire and later in Benton Harbor where her family had a dairy farm, and she helped care for the... Read More
Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 11, 2021.
Neva J. Quinn
Neva Jane Quinn, 86, passed away peacefully on Oct. 8, 2021.She was born on April 7, 1935, in Coloma to the late Leslie and Dolores Bowers.Neva married her long-time, beloved husband, Tommie Gene Quinn on April 19, 1969.She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, oftentimes... Read More
Barter & Donnan Funeral Home
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 11, 2021.
Elisabeth M. Schults
Elisabeth Martha Schults died peacefully at age 93, on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021.Elisabeth lived a wonderful, full life. Omi, as her children and grandchildren called her, was born in Germany, and preceded in death by her loving husband, Eric, who was from Latvia. She also was preceded... Read More
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 11, 2021.
John Sinner
John Sinner, 69, of Three Oaks passed away Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 with family members by his side.He was born Sept. 25, 1951 in Weesaw Township to Alex and Harriet (Smith) Sinner.He married Irene Vavra-Valentine on Nov. 1, 1986.John loved his nieces and nephews. He never missed... Read More
Wagner Family Funerals - Pobocik Chapel - Three Oaks
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 11, 2021.
Kerry D. Spencer
Kerry D. Spencer, 65, passed away Oct. 7, 2021, in Fort Myers, Fla.He was born Sept. 6, 1956, in South Haven, the son of Donald and Helene Spencer.He graduated from L.C. Mohr High School in 1975. After one year at MSU, he worked on the family centennial farm in Casco Township.After... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 11, 2021.
Robert Totzke
Robert "Bob" M. Totzke, 78, formerly of Dowagiac passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.A celebration of life service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family... Read More
Published in The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 11, 2021.
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