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Lucia S. Ceithaml
Ceithaml, Lucia S. 6/3/1946 - 9/19/2021 Sawyer, MI Lucia Sanchez Ceithaml, passed away Sunday, September 19, at the age of 75. A beloved wife, mother and friend, Luci raised her children in Plainwell, MI. She lived in the Kalamazoo area for more than 35 years before moving to Sawyer... Read More
Richard Modell Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2021.
James Curtis
Curtis, James Portage, MI Jim passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at his home in Portage. He was born March 29, 1936 in Florida, the son of Eveylyn Carpenter. For many years Jim worked in sales at Allied Paper Company until his retirement. Jim enjoyed traveling, dancing and boating... Read More
Winkel Funeral Home
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 22 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Sher Marie Farrell
Farrell, Sher Marie 12/29/1948 - 7/15/2021 Kalamazoo Sher Marie Farrell, founder and artistic director of Farrell Ballet Theatre, and longtime ballet mistress at Kalamazoo College, died peacefully and unexpectedly at home July 15. A memorial mass will be held in her honor at 1 p.m... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Joshua Haley
Haley, Joshua 10/26/1981 - 2/24/2021 Sarasota FL Joshua David Haley passed away at his home in Sarasota, Florida on February 24th, 2021. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 26th, 1981. Josh loved fishing, hiking, camping, and spending time at the beach with family and friends.... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 20 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Jean A. Henson
Henson, Jean A. Jean Agnes Henson, age 82, of Kalamazoo passed away September 18, 2021. She was born May 24, 1939 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to the late Arnold and Elizabeth (Swiderson) Mitchell. A memorial service will take place Friday, October 1, 2021 at 2:00pm at Langeland... Read More
Langeland Family Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 21 to Sep. 26, 2021.
David K. Hutchinson
Hutchinson, David K. 7/21/1957 - 9/17/2021 Richland Referred to as "Hutch: or The Lonely Repairman. Age 64 due to metastasized Pancreatic cancer Son of Kenneth A. and MaryAnn Hutchinson was raised in Richland, Michigan but was living in Wayland. Dave worked in the family business... Read More
Simply Cremation and Funeral Home
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 20 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Marianne F. Ketchum
Ketchum, Marianne F. 12/23/1944 - 9/16/2021 Gobles Passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Rose Arbor, Kalamazoo. Marianne was born December 23, 1944 in Dallas, Texas. She made her career in healthcare but made caring for others her life mission outside of work. Marianne was always... Read More
D.L. Miller Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 21 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Shirley R. Kling
Kling, Shirley R. Kalamazoo, MI Shirley passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Kalamazoo. She was born October 28, 1939 in Corning, Arkansas, the daughter of William and Nellie (Linsday) Dunn. Shirley worked at the same restaurant location on M-89 for many years, through several... Read More
Winkel Funeral Home
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
William H. "Bill" Lake
Lake, William H. "Bill" William H. "Bill" Lake, age 80, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Grand Haven. A complete obituary and service information will be announced at a later time. Arrangements by The Lee Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 6291 S. Harvey... Read More
Sytsema Funeral Homes, The Lee Chapel
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 22 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Dora Lee Mann
Mann, Dora Lee Portage, MI Dora Lee Mann went to be with her Lord on September 16, 2021. She was born January 27, 1933, in Van Wert, Ohio to Wilber and Ruth (Hipp) Kohn. She graduated from Buchanan High School and then earned a degree from WMU in Elementary (Rural) Education, graduating... Read More
Langeland Family Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 23 to Oct. 3, 2021.
Dora Lee Mann
Mann, Dora Lee 1/27/1933 - 9/27/2021 Portage, MI A celebration of life service will take place at Pathfinder United Methodist Church, 8740 S Westnedge Ave, on Saturday, October 9th with visitation at 10:00am, service at 11:00am and a luncheon at noon. Memorial donations may be sent... Read More
Langeland Family Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
George Parish
Parish, George George C. Parish, age 81, of Plainwell, passed away on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. He was born on April 9, 1940, in Savannah, TN, to Roy & Mary (Boatright) Parish. George lived in Benton Harbor, Coloma, Kalamazoo, Plainwell, MI and New Port Richie, FL. He enjoyed... Read More
Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 22 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Patrick Peters
Peters, Patrick Kalamazoo Passed away September 15, 2021. Patrick was born in Watervliet, Michigan on April 7, 1959, the son of Neil W. and Phyllis L. (Bultema) Peters. Patrick was the Service Manager at Neil's Automotive Service. He graduated from Culver Military Academy in 1977... Read More
Redmond Funeral Home - Kalamazoo
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 20 to Sep. 23, 2021.
in memoriam
Deloris Jordan Phillips
Phillips, Deloris Jordan 8/21/1935 - 9/29/1998 You are still loved and remembered Jordan and Phillips Family X Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Jul. 20 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Cynthia "Cyndee" Viel
Viel, Cynthia "Cyndee" Kalamazoo, Michigan Cynthia "Cyndee" K. Viel, age 73 of Kalamazoo, went to Heaven on September 22, 2021. She was born April 29, 1948, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Chris and Esther (Temple) Kamminga. Cyndee was a 1966 graduate of Kalamazoo Christian High School... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 23 to Sep. 26, 2021.
Yesterday
Rosemary Holtzer
Holtzer, Rosemary 9/10/1930 - 9/20/2021 Plainwell, MI Rosemary passed quietly in her sleep on September 20 , 2021, at the Stanford Lodge assisted living facility in Plainwell, MI. Born in Vicksburg, Michigan to Gwendolyn and Wesley Cripps, "Rosie" graduated from Vicksburg High School... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2021.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Vincent Barone
Barone, Vincent 3/2/1937 - 9/14/2021 Kalamazoo Passed away on Sept. 14,2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice. Vince was born in Kalamazoo on March 2, 1937, the son of Paul F. Barone and Marion ( Dugo) Barone. Vince was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Army. He retired from G M as a shipping... Read More
Parchment Redmond Funeral Home - Parchment
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2021.
in memoriam
AL DAANE
DAANE, AL 2/24/1931 - 9/22/2006 It's been fifteen long years. Loving and missing you deeply. Forever in our hearts. Love always, Joy and Family X Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 16 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Skanti "Shani" Gill
Gill, Skanti "Shani" Skanti "Shani" Gill, age 87, passed away September 17, 2021 in her home. She was born September 16, 1934 in Malawi, Africa to the late Man Singh and Jiwan Dai (Uppal) Duggal. She will be remembered by her family as a true angel. She began her career as a midwife... Read More
Langeland Family Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Dorothy "Dort" Klepper
Klepper, Dorothy "Dort" Kalamazoo, MI Passed away peacefully Saturday, September 18, 2021, in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born November 25, 1928, in Kalamazoo, MI a daughter of Peter J. and Marian (Culverhouse) Boers and had been a lifelong area resident. Dorothy was a member of First... Read More
Langeland Family Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Jack Meier
Meier, Jack 8/24/1960 - 4/22/2021 Comstock Jack R. Meier Jr. 1960 - 2021 An Eternal Wandering Spirit Has Journeyed Home Jack passed away unexpectedly, after suffering a brain aneurysm, in Abilene, Texas, on April 22, 2021, at the age of sixty. Jack was preceded in death by his parents... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Franklin D. R. Root
Root, Franklin D. R. Portage Age 88, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Frank was born in Kalamazoo on April 29, 1933, the son of the late Charles L. and May E. (Ries) Root. He served his country honorably in the United States Army in Germany, a member of the 6th Armored... Read More
Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Jerry A. Rozema
Rozema, Jerry A. 4/25/1940 - 9/19/2021 Kalamazoo, MI Formerly of Paw Paw, MI Survived by his wife, Virginia (Tiser) Rozema; children, Todd (Mischelle) Rozema, Terry (Kathy) Rozema, Troy (Donna) Rozema, Tracy (James) Jackson, Julie (Nick) Dilling, Jodi Rozema; 15 grandchildren; 11... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2021.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Janet Grace Campbell
Campbell, Janet Grace 7/7/1935 - 9/8/2021 Portage Went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Janet was born on July 7, 1935, to the late William and Velma Baker in Buffalo, New York. On November 14, 1959, Jan married her best friend, Ron, with whom she... Read More
Langeland Family Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 14 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Norma J. Cassada
Cassada, Norma J. 6/3/1926 - 4/12/2021 Kalamazoo, MI Visitation will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Kalamazoo Covenant Church, 5708 E Main St. from 10 to 11am when services will begin. Memorials may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or the Kalamazoo Humane... Read More
Langeland Family Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Brandy Fillie
Fillie, Brandy 9/30/1975 - 9/15/2021 Pleasantville Tennessee Brandy Lynn Fillie (Betts) (45) Pleasantville Tennessee Tuesday September 15th 2021. Brandy had been in the hospital for nearly a month fighting a battle with Covid 19 and lost the battle on September 15th 2021. Brandy was... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Scott Gelbaugh
Gelbaugh, Scott 10/15/1952 - 9/2/2021 Traverse City Scott Lyle Gelbaugh passed away on September 2, 2021 after a short battle with cancer. Scott was born at the William Crispe Hospital in Plainwell, Michigan on October 15, 1952. He was the second of four sons born to Donald and Betty... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Jane Geschwendt
Geschwendt, Jane 6/5/1947 - 9/15/2021 Janie- as she was called by her beloved Vernon (her 'JC Penny' man) is holding hands with him in heaven right now. Up until several weeks ago, Mom lived independently, in a beautiful apartment, had impeccable manners, and charmed everyone she... Read More
Millennium Cremation Service - Vero Beach
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Maxine Horvath
Horvath, Maxine Plainwell, MI Our beloved "Tootie" passed away on September 16, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving husband, children, and grandchildren. Maxine is survived by her husband of 55 years, John D. Horvath; her sister Michelle Baker (Ken) of Lakeview; her daughter and... Read More
Winkel Funeral Home
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Janis Kukainis
Kukainis, Janis Kalamazoo Janis was born in Riga, Latvia on 12 June 1943. Latvia was under occupation by the Nazis, and the Russian communists would soon return and occupy Latvia until 1991. He fled Latvia from the invading Russian army with an aunt in October 1944, and was fortunate... Read More
Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
David Smith Lowden
Lowden, David Smith 12/21/1940 - 9/2/2021 Portage, Michigan A memorial celebration of his life will be held at the Portage/Schoolcraft Eagles Aerie 3531, 11611 Shaver Rd, on September 26 from 2:00 until 4:00. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, masks are required for those not yet vaccinated... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Linda Pauline Lowenborg
Lowenborg, Linda Pauline Linda Pauline Lwenborg, 73, of Bergkvara, Sweden, passed away on September 3, 2021 after a battle with cancer. Pauline was born on July 22, 1948 to Walter Charles Sattler and Ardath Bernice Hunter in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After Pauline graduated from Loy Norrix... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 14 to Sep. 19, 2021.
David J. Meyer
Meyer, David J. 4/30/1964 - 9/14/2021 Schoolcraft Age 57, went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2021. He was born in Tucson, AZ, on April 30, 1964, the son of Jacob and Mary (Holwerda) Meyer. David was a loving husband, father, brother, and son who leaves behind many memories... Read More
Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Lawrence Pease
Pease , Lawrence Lawton Lawrence Clair Pease, Sr., 78, of Lawton, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021. He was born September 9, 1943 in Grand Rapids, the son of R. Homer Pease and Leola (Dulyea) Pease. Larry served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He then went to... Read More
Adams Funeral Home - Paw Paw
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Beatrice Poulin
Poulin, Beatrice Palm Bay, FL Beatrice (Lattrell) Poulin, 86, of Palm Bay, Florida, wife of the late Victor T. Poulin, passed away peacefully at her home, Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Glenbrook Assisted Living, in Palm Bay, Florida. Beatrice was born in Bristol, Vermont, daughter... Read More
Biega's Funeral Home - Middletown
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 19, 2021.
JENNIFER MARIE "Rockstar" Rowe
Rowe, JENNIFER MARIE "Rockstar" Age 35 Vicksburg, Michigan Jennifer passed calmly in her loving family home. She entered God's Almighty Army of Warriors in Heaven on September 9, 2021. Jennifer's life began December 26th, 1985. The daughter of Scott Andrew and Mary Lynn Rowe. Jennifer... Read More
Langeland Family Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 14 to Sep. 19, 2021.
in memoriam
ZEB SHEPPARD
SHEPPARD, ZEB 09/19/1936 - 02/24/2018 Happy 85 birthday to my dear husband. Miss you. Love you always, Your wife, Fannie X Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 14 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Marie Smith (Beyer)
Smith, Marie (Beyer) 12/9/1927 - 8/30/2021 Papillion NE Marie Smith passed away on August 30, 2021, in hospice care in Papillion NE. She was born on December 9, 1927, to Hugo and Minna (Aschmaneit) Beyer, on the family farm in Almena Township MI. She attended Acorn Country School... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 11 to Sep. 19, 2021.
in memoriam
Carol Smodic
Smodic, Carol 5/9/1957 - 9/15/2010 You touched our lives in so many ways and even though you left us, your love and devotion will always be in our hearts. Love, Family and Friends X Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Ida Sprague
Sprague, Ida Ida Elaine Sprague Ida was born September 17, 1921, to Delbert and Ruth (Jones) Sherwood. She lived in Otsego her entire life. Ida graduated from Otsego High School in 1939 and attended Maher's Business College in Kalamazoo. She had worked in offices at Fuller Mfg., Otsego... Read More
McCowen & Secord Family Funeral Homes Marshall-Gren Chapel
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 13 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Frank M. Transue
Transue, Frank M. Frank M. Transue, PE, SE, passed away August 27th at St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin, following a brief illness. Frank was born in Grand Rapids, MI, and was raised and educated in Lowell, Michigan. He earned a BS and MS in Civil Structural Engineering from the University... Read More
Laird Funeral Home
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 12 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Leon "Lee" Nemecek
Nemecek, Leon "Lee" 3/22/1939 - 9/14/2021 Kalamazoo Age 82, died Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Paw Paw after a rapid decline due to dementia. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joann Nemecek in 1994; brother, Lawrence Nemecek and sister-in-law, Marlene Nemecek. Surviving... Read More
Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Sister Mary Conway C.S.J
Conway C.S.J, Sister Mary 11/28/1932 - 9/14/2021 Kalamazoo Mary Theresa Conway was born in Kilkenny County, Ireland on November 28, 1932, the daughter of William and Mary (O'Shea) Conway. Her enterance into the Congregation of teh Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on July 1, 1952... Read More
Redmond Funeral Home - Kalamazoo
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2021.
Gary Jennings
Jennings, Gary 12/16/1943 - 12/14/2020 Kalamazoo, MI Gary Lee Jennings was surrounded by family and passed away on Monday morning, December 14, 2020 after an 8-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Gary was born at PIP hospital in Plainwell, Michigan on December 16, 1943. The 2nd of... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 13 to Sep. 16, 2021.
Shirley M. Meints
Meints, Shirley M. Portage, Michigan Shirley M. Meints, age 82 of Portage, died at home under hospice care on September 13, 2021. She was born June 21, 1939, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of Everett and Alberta (Patrick) Stewart. Shirley met Mitchell "Mike" Meints at a roller-skating... Read More
Langeland Family Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2021.
Richard "Dick" Patterson
Patterson, Richard "Dick" Delton, Michigan Richard Lee (Dick) Patterson passed away September 13, 2021 surrounded by family. He was born to Richard A. and Maxine C. Patterson on March 28, 1942 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and was affectionately called "Skip" by close family and friends... Read More
Langeland Family Funeral Homes
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2021.
Daniel Zubryd
Zubryd, Daniel Daniel Zubryd, age 82, of Mendon, died Monday, Sep. 13, 2021 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born in Greensberg, PA on Aug. 19, 1939 the youngest of nine children born to Charles and Catherine (Novak) Zubryd. After graduation from Herminie High School... Read More
Eickhoff Funeral Home Inc
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Karen Kenyon
Kenyon, Karen 8/7/1942 - 9/10/2021 Sebring, Florida Karen Groth Kenyon Age 79 Sebring, FL Friday Of covid 19 Karen graduated from Plainwell High School in 1960. She lived in Plainwell, Michigan, moved to Rapid City, South Dakota, then to Sebring, Florida where she lived until her... Read More
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 13 to Sep. 15, 2021.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Kenneth Marvin
Marvin, Kenneth The Memorial Service for Kenneth Marvin will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Klaassen Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Please visit www.klaassenfuneralhome.com to view full obituary... Read More
Klaassen Family Funeral Home - Grand Haven
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.
Charles "Chuck" Pike
Pike, Charles "Chuck" 9/26/1945 - 9/10/2021 Kalamazoo Passed away September 10, 2021. Chuck was born in Kalamazoo, on September 26, 1945, the son of Ray and Millie (Switzer) Pike Sr. Chuck enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August 1965 and retired in November 1987 at the rank of Senior... Read More
Parchment Redmond Funeral Home - Parchment
Published in Kalamazoo Gazette from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.
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