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.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Lawrence Carl Unger, 80, of St. Joseph passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. 

Dale R. Jewell, 96, of Stevensville passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

Lois Marie Hatfield (Lolo) of Calumet City, Ill., passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman after a long battle with dementia/Alzheimer’s with her daughter holding her hand.

Betty Andrews, 91, of St. Joseph passed away at Hanson Hospice Center following a brief illness.

Olga T. Mazeika, 98, of St. Joseph died Friday, May 22, 2020, at her home.

Barbara Adams, 80, of Eau Claire died May 22, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Bowerman Funeral Home, Eau Claire, 461-4241.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Gertrude “Trudy” (Cross) Rowe, 98, of Lawrence passed away peacefully on May 12, 2020, at home, surrounded by her family.

On Monday, May 4, 2020, Pamela Jean Kirshenbaum passed away on her 70th birthday in Delray Beach, Fla.

Lucille Ann Marsh, 83, of Three Oaks was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Dorothy E. Hartline, 95, of Royalton Township died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at The Willows in Royalton Township.

Wade Icie McPeak, 81, of South Haven passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, at his daughter’s home under Hospice care.

Reinhard Erich Lippert, 81, of Benton Harbor passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020, at Caretel Inns, with his wife by his side. He celebrated his 82nd birthday on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Heaven.

Harold Vernon Howe, 89, of Niles passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Mishawaka, Ind.

Richard L. Stanard, 81, of Kalamazoo passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo.

Services for Billy Lee “Pops” Taylor, who died May 19, 2020, have been rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions for social gatherings.

Daniel Owen Case, 63, of Watervliet passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Kerry Edward Coggins, 59, of South Haven died May 20, 2020, at home. Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Benton Harbor, 926-9440.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Edward G. “Ed” Kolm, 88, of Berrien Springs passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, peacefully at his home.

Allen “June” Clabin Jr., 69, of Benton Harbor departed this life April 20, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Willie Marvin Hoyle, 73, of Benton Harbor transitioned to his Heavenly Father on May 3, 2020, at Medilodge of Kalamazoo.

Reinhard Erich Lippert, 81, of Benton Harbor passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020, at Caretel Inns, with his wife by his side. He celebrated his 82nd birthday on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Heaven.

Janice Carden, 85, of Niles died May 20, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Niles, 683-1155.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Lorinne “Lori” Marie Urch, 94, of Frankfort, Mich., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2020, at Paul Oliver Living and Rehabilitation Center, with her dear friend, Kris, by her side.

The Rev. Allen Harvell departed this life on May 17, 2020, at home in Michigan City, Ind.

Elizabeth J. Runkel, 93, of Goshen, Ind., formerly of St. Joseph died Monday, May 18, 2020, at Goshen Hospital.

Janet Schack, 92, of South Haven passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in St. Joseph.

Billy Lee “Pops” Taylor, 92, of Berrien Springs passed away peacefully at his home on May 19, 2020, to be with his Lord and Savior.

Phyllis I. Antisdel, 83, of South Bend, Ind., formerly of Niles died May 20, 2020. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Niles, 683-1155.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Janet Schack, 92, of South Haven passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland in St. Joseph.

The heavenly gates opened on May 14, 2020, to welcome our beloved mother, sister, grandmother and aunt, after losing her battle with COVID-19.

Emma Jean Herndon, 95, of St. Joseph passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community in St. Joseph. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. A private family burial will take place in Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, Ark. Memorial contributions may…

Josephine Betts, 82, of Niles died May 14, 2020. Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan, 695-2363.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Peggy Ann Young, 80, of Indianapolis, formerly of Benton Harbor, departed this life April 26, 2020, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

Ruth F. Taylor-Lloyd was born July 7, 1950, in Chicago. She was the youngest of 11 children. Ruth enjoyed life to the fullest: roller skating, ice skating, baking cookies, Girl Scouting, playing her trumpet, swimming and dancing. Ruth was also very active in the PTO at Fairplain West Element…

Jerry Catania, influential art educator, glass artist and creative presence in the Southwest Michigan art scene, passed peacefully at home in Fairplain on May 13, 2020, with his loving wife, Kathy, incredible brother, Bob, and beloved dog, Frida, by his side. He was 74.

Ocie Young Jr., 81, of Benton Harbor passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Virginia Pullen, daughter of the late Napolieon Brooks and Willie Mae Epps, was born in Lexington, Miss., on Jan. 11, 1930.

JR’s life began Jan. 16, 1946, in Bald Knob, Ark. He grew up in Arkansas and proudly served his country in the United States Army. After returning home, JR split his time between Michigan and Arkansas until making Michigan his home. JR worked as a carpenter for Cook Nuclear Plant, LW Lamb, a…

Emma Jean Herndon, 95, of St. Joseph passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community in St. Joseph. Arrangements are entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. A private family burial will take place in Oaklawn Cemetery, Batesville, Ark. Memorial contributions may…

Toysa Bradley, 52, of Niles: died May 18, 2020, at home. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Niles, 683-1155.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Erika Lotte Steffen, 91, of St. Joseph went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, May 14, 2020.

Beatrice “Leatrice” Moore, 79, former longtime resident of Benton Harbor and Battle Creek, Mich., passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Patricia Smith, formerly Howard, of Benton Harbor passed away on April 19, 2020, after succumbing to injuries incurred in an accident. She was 73 years old.

Ronald Marshall, 71, of Bridgman passed away on May 6, 2020.

Johnny Ray Green was born May 23, 1959, to the union of Robert Kirkland and Dorothy P. Green of Pemiscot, Mo. On April 29, 2020, God called his angel home so his wings could be attached.

Bryan Robert Burke, 74, of Stevensville passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Robert “Harold” Vance, age 81, passed away in the comfort of his home on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Elizabeth B. “Jill” Bowser, formerly of St. Joseph passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at West Woods of Niles.