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.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

On June 23, 2020, Joyce Elaine Kroening, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 84. She was a resident of Stevensville and New Buffalo before moving to Florida.

William Foster Sr., 93, of Keeler passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020, in Dowagiac.

Anne E. Woods, 88, of Bridgman passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at Crown Point in Stevensville.

Jeffrey David Hassler, 57, of Pittsboro, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Helen J. “Jeanne” Koebel, 87, of Berrien Springs passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020, at Cartel Inns of Lakeland.

Richard W. Arend, 96, of Sun City, Ariz., passed away peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, June 30, 2020, with family at his side.

Kathleen Kaye “Kathy” Clem, formerly of Baroda passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich.

Joseph Eugene Scrima was born July 15, 1935, in Schenectady, N.Y. He was one of seven boys born to Mary (Gitto) Scrima, also of Schenectady, and Frank Scrima of Messina, Italy. Joe was the second born and had an adventurous childhood in the Adirondack Mountains. He was a drummer in jazz and …

On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Thomas David Kitchell, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at the age of 64.

Barbara Joan Robinson of Naples, Fla., loving wife and mother, passed peacefully in her sleep at home on July 3, 2020.

Norman W. Schaefer, 92, formerly of St. Joseph passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Community Hospice in St. Augustine, Fla.

Virginia M. (Brakley) Anserello, 95, former area resident died June 30, 2020. Lincoln Ridge Funeral Home, Crown Point, Ind., (219) 322-6616.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Kelley Lee Weatherly, 58, passed away peacefully at home on July 4, 2020, when she lost her nine-year battle with cancer. She was with her partner of 33 years, Tommy Joseph, and their two dogs that she loved very much.

Larry Albert Dehring, 74, of Baroda passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

Larry A. Dehring, 74, of Baroda: died July 8, 2020, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, Bridgman, 465-3239.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Carol Joan Leist, 78, of South Haven passed away Monday, July 6, 2020, at Ely Manor in Allegan, Mich.

Henrietta Crowder, 77, of Benton Harbor passed away peacefully at her daughter’s house on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

Jerry Lee Edwards Jr. passed away one day before his wife’s birthday on May 17, 2020.

Barbara Jean Peters, 72, of Three Oaks passed away at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph on Saturday, July 4, 2020.

Henrietta Crowder, 77, of Benton Harbor: died July 7, 2020, at her daughter’s home. Duffield & Pastrick Family FUneral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma, 468-6000.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Shima Denton Bettig, 88, of Benton Harbor passed away, July 6, 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.

Lois Faye Moret, 90, of South Haven passed away Monday, July 6, 2020, peacefully in her home, under hospice care.

Billy J. Alexander, 63, of Dowagiac died July 4, 2020. Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis, 445-2435.

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Bruce Volney Penwell Jr. of Stevensville died peacefully on July 4, 2020, from an extended illness at Hanson Hospice Center, with caring, supportive Hospice staff and the Lord at his side. Bruce had given thanks, said his prayers and goodbyes.

Doris M. Brewer, 88, of Niles, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great- and great-great-grandmother, and cherished friend, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 3, 2020, at her home.

Allen J. Trulove, 60, was called home to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at his home in Sodus.

Ron died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Christine Marie Timmons, 69, of Sister Lakes and Benton Harbor passed away at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville.

Patricia Smith, 73, of Benton Harbor died Sunday, April 19, 2020, at Bronson Medical Center in Battle Creek, Mich.

Shima Bettig, 88, of Benton Harbor died July 6, 2020, at West Woods of Bridgman. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph, 556-9450.

Monday, July 06, 2020

Donna Mae Essig, 87, of Bridgman passed away on Friday, July 3, 2020, at Woodland Terrace in Bridgman.

Zan J. Ballard, 79, of Benton Harbor passed away on May 11, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Dolores Davis, 90, of Stevensville passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville.

Mary Walters passed away May 22, 2020.

Friday, July 03, 2020

The birth of Melissa Young Lindsay was celebrated on April 8, 1955, in Bellefonte, Pa., to Robert and Nancy Young. A raven-haired beauty like her mother, Missy was crowned Miss Watervliet in 1973.

Carl Frederick Heald, 87, of St. Joseph passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Dale Fredrick Sorget, 76, of Bridgman passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at his home.

Hayward Burnside, 70, of Benton Harbor departed this life June 29, 2020.

Nicole was born April 14, 1978, in St. Joseph and passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at her residence in Forest City, N.C.

Elisa Louise Stice, 87, died on June 16, 2020, at Pine Ridge Nursing Center in Stevensville, with her daughter and son-in-law at her side. Visitation with her family was limited in the last months due to the pandemic.

Hayward Burnside, 70, of Benton Harbor: died June 29, 2020. Robbins Brothers Funeral Home, Benton Harbor, 927-3181.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Louise Ann McCoy of Dowagiac passed away at the age of 88 on Monday, June 29, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

James Clenton Moore, 83, of Benton Harbor took his wings on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Mable Hulett, 80, of Niles died June 30, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Niles, 683-1155.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Beverly Jane Davis, 85, of Hartford passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at home.

With heavy hearts, we announce that Peter Alex Ruppel, 86, of St. Joseph passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 27, 2020.