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.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Denise James, 55, fulfilled her earthly duties and departed this life on Jan. 8, 2021, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, after battling a short illness.

Joan Antoinette Ferrell (Furlan), 80, of Newberry, Mich., was called home by her Lord on Jan. 20, 2021, when she passed away peacefully at home with her loving husband Rick by her side.

Diana Lynn Eaton, 69, of Hartford died Jan. 20, 2021, at home. Calvin-Leonard Funeral Home, Hartford, 621-4101.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Toby DeWayne Kaufman, 47, loving husband and father of one son, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

Daniel H. French, 83, of Dowagiac passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, which was his 83rd birthday, surrounded by family.

Janice Angelo Hild, 76, went to be with our Lord Jesus Christ on Jan. 6, 2021, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Robert J. Cuchran, 91, of Coloma passed away Jan. 19, 2021, at his home.

Robert J. “Bob” Field, 82, of Sodus passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland, St. Joseph.

Robert J. Cuchran, 91, of Coloma died Jan. 19, 2021. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma, 468-6000.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Stephen Charles Jewell, 73, of Stevensville passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at Woodland Terrace, Bridgman.

Loren K. Wilson, 81, of St. Joseph passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Daniel Allen “Dan, Dan the Man, Dan-O” Holmes, 45, of St. Joseph passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Marietta Pauline Ziebart, 87, of St. Joseph went home to Jesus on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Blodgett Memorial Hospital, Grand Rapids.

Verlyn Cowgill, 83, of Coloma died Jan. 18, 2021, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Hutchins Funeral Home, Watervliet, 463-3811.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Lawrence E. Leonarduzzi, 56, of Gaastra, Mich., died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Farrell Ray Kirk, 78, of Three Oaks died peacefully Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, after a long illness. He passed away at home, surrounded by his family.

Sharon Faye (Frazier) Zordan, 73, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Earl Lynn Brohman, 89, of Berrien Springs, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Clinton E. Frazier, 73, of Benton Harbor passed serenely into eternity on Jan. 13, 2021, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Arthur Leroy Peterson, 97, of Sawyer passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at his home in the care of his family.

Joan F. Baxter, 84, of Lawrence died Jan. 16, 2021, at home. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma, 468-6000.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Marjorie Mae (Finney) Gahris, 99, of Berrien Center passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Woodland Terrace Senior Living in Bridgman.

Cleo Hansen Ruppel, 92, of St. Joseph passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, with family by her side.

Sandy J. Landis, 78, of St. Joseph passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at her home.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Doris Eileen Hart (née Burroughs), 93, of St. Joseph passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, at her home. A celebration of life will be at a later date.

Henry Beaty Jr., 68, formerly of Benton Harbor departed this life Dec. 28, 2020, in Columbia S.C.

Veryl G. “Pee Wee” Kridler, 82, of Bloomingdale, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his children.

Joann Helen Gould, 81, of Benton Harbor passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Patricia Ann Chappell-Gerencser, 80, of Hartford passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at Pine Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Stevensville.

Alma “Cecile” Paul, nee Weckwerth, 93, formerly of Bainbridge Township, a current resident of Palatine, Ill., for 56 years, passed away Jan. 14, 2021.

James Herbert Roth, 86, of Sawyer passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at his home.

Karen Bock, 61, of Stevensville passed away Jan. 13, 2021, at her home.

Robert Isom Slappy, 68, departed this life on Dec. 31, 2020, at Spectrum Health United Hospital in Greenville, Mich.

Terry Lee Simons, 65, of Keeler Township passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at Rose Arbor Hospice Center, Kalamazoo.

Chester “Chet” Leland Nitz, 96, of Baroda passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville.

James Larry Clupper, 78, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 13, 2020, at his residence following a brief illness.

Henry Beaty Jr., 68, formerly of Benton Harbor died Dec. 28, 2020. Robbins Brothers Funeral Home, Benton Harbor, 927-3181.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Leon B. “Corky” Wolik, 76, of Anaheim, Calif., formerly of Coloma, died Jan. 9, 2021.

George Franklin Ratter was born Sept. 3, 1933, in Benton Harbor to Louis and Edith (Barkus) Ratter.

Grant William “Gondo” Gondrezick, 57, of Stevensville passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at his home.

Dale “Pop” McKibbin, 93, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Plainwell, Mich.

Ammina Muhammad (Annie Louise Greer), 103, was born Nov. 8, 1918, in Humbolt, Tenn., through the union of Annie Meetry Coleman and Mitchell Greer, both of whom preceded her in death.

Imogene Diamond, 85, of Dowagiac died Jan. 14, 2021, at home. Brown Funeral Home, Niles, 683-1155.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Grant William “Gondo” Gondrezick, 57, of Stevensville passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, at his home.

Annie Belor Reynolds, 90, was born on April 23, 1930, to the late Laytha Richardson and Pearl Gilmore in Opelika, Ala. Annie transitioned, Jan. 7, 2021, at home in the company of her loved ones.

Florence (Hankins) Cooks, 69, was born on March 30, 1951, in Batesville, Miss., to the union of Marie (Duie) and Elliot Hankins.

Mrs. Correen Wilburn transitioned to glory on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

Patricia A. Arkauskas, 68, of Bangor died Jan. 12, 2021, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Clark Chapel & Cremation Services, Dowagiac, 782-2135.