Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Nole L. Walters was born in Elkhart, Ind., to Fred O. and Eaulah M. (Cherry) Walters on Jan. 13, 1930. He peacefully passed away on April 7, 2020. He had one brother, Fred D. Walters, who, along with his parents, preceded him in death.

Gloria Gregg Eilert, 93, of Coloma passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at her residence.

Elmer Richard “Whitey” Hak, 92, of Sawyer passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at his home in the care of his family.

Felix W. Bauer, 90, of Bangor died April 7, 2020, at his residence. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma, 468-6000.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Carlene died Sunday, April 5, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

George Gregory Timmins, born Feb. 10, 1961, in Houston, died peacefully at home in Conroe, Texas, after a long battle with cancer on April 6, 2020. He was 59.

Luvern “Vern” Hoyle, 70, transitioned March 11, 2020, at Caretel Inns of St. Joseph.

Lee Amy Sommerud went to sleep in death on the morning of April 5, 2020, following a lengthy illness.

Wendy Cornish, 75, of Lawton died April 2, 2020, in Lawton. Betzler & Thompson Life Story Funeral Home, Paw Paw, 657-3870.

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Wilma Dorothy Reitz, 100, of Stevensville passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Petrona’s Country Home, Baroda.

Betty Elaine Haas, 94, of Sawyer passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020, at Hanson Hospice Center, Lincoln Township.

Freda Harris, 88, of Watervliet went to be with her family in heaven on April 2, 2020.

Francine Daisy, 58, of Dowagiac passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, at her home.

Monday, April 06, 2020

George Flanagan, 86, of Buchanan passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, at home with his family by his side.

Julie D. Murphy, 52, of Waterloo, Ind., and formerly of Watervliet, died April 2, 2020, at her home in Waterloo.

Trudy’s life began April 28, 1929, in Alabama. She spent her childhood in Alabama and Tennessee, and as an adult moved to Michigan.

Charles Darnell Hurse, 66, of Benton Harbor passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Carlene Brown, 71, of Watervliet died April 5, 2020. Hutchins Funeral Home, Watervliet, 463-3811.

Saturday, April 04, 2020

Susan Jo (Trapp) Trimble of Three Oaks passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Rosie Lee Scott Woods McCoy, 82, of Benton Harbor departed this life on March 28, 2020.

Daniel W. Strine, 73, of St. Joseph passed away Monday, March 30, 2020, at his home.

Greggery Allen “Too Tall” Williams, 52, of Niles passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020, of natural causes.

Nicole Chalmers, 41, of Forest City, N.C., and formerly of Bridgman passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at her residence in her mother’s loving arms.

Barbara Jacobs Boydston, 69, died April 1, 2020, at The Willows Assisted Living facility in St.Joseph. Cause of death was early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Barbara Jacobs Boydston, 69, of St. Joseph died April 1, 2020, at The Willows, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph, 556-9450.

Friday, April 03, 2020

Austin E. McCarver, 91 of Watervliet passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at South Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Ta’Shayla Vernae Lacy, 23, of Benton Harbor went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Freda Harris, 88, of Watervliet died April 2, 2020, at The Willows, St. Joseph. Hutchins Funeral Home, Watervliet, 463-3811.

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Sandra K. Spitzke, 57, of Baroda passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020, at West Woods of Bridgman.

Walter Lyle “Bud” Baker, 74, of Coloma went to heaven “a shoutin’” on Monday, March 30, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Betty Benedix, 90, of Benton Harbor died April 1, 2020. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Niles, 683-1155.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Joseph “Joe” Edward McKie, 88, of Three Oaks died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. He now resides in Heaven with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Walter L. “Bud” Baker, 74, of Coloma died March 30, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, 621-4101.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Donald Jerrold Skorupa Sr., 89, of Three Oaks passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville, in the care of his family.

Dorothy Helen Piet, nee Nowicki, 96, of Cicero, Ill., formerly of Bangor died March 27, 2020.

James C. Grannell, 90, formerly of Benton Harbor passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Thurston Woods Nursing Home in Sturgis, Mich.

Cheryl L. Brown, 81, of Niles died March 28, 2020, at the Chalet of Niles. Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, Niles, 683-3000.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Mondo Bortz, 90, of Niles died Sunday, March 29, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Niles, 683-1155.

Basil “Dirk” Carlisle, 63, of Three Oaks passed away on March 25, 2020, at the Munster Community Hospital in Munster, Ind. Arrangements have been entrusted to Sommerfeld Chapel in New Buffalo, Mich.

Rosalie R. Krause, 96, of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2020, at Hanson Hospice Center following a stroke she had at her daughters home.

Richard L. Wine, 75, of Coloma passed away Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Ronald Charles Waite, 80, of Lawton passed away in the home he built on March 23, 2020, with his loving family at his side.

Carol Burket Simon Ireland, formerly of Berrien Springs, died March 20, 2020, in Lawrenceville, Ga.

Ted Katzbach, 75, of Bridgman passed away peacefully on March 2, 2020, at Woodland Terrace of Bridgman from complications of Parkinson’s disease. There will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle.

Melissa Caron (Schaffer) Tsunemori, 47, after many years bravely battling cancer, passed away in her north Texas home March 18, 2020.

Joseph F. DeGiorgio, 96, of Three Oaks died peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in his residence.

Marion Kelm, 90, of St. Joseph passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Stephen Bryan Zuhl, 67, of St. Joseph passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 25, 2020.