Recent Obituaries

Theresa Rae Crest, age 58, of South Haven and formerly of Bangor, passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 in Bangor. Theresa was born Sept. 27, 1962 in Benton Harbor, the daughter of Herman and Carol (Manoe) Newton, and lived the majority of her life in the Bangor area.

Barbara A. Brown, age 76, of Grand Junction, passed away Monday, Feb 1, 2021 at her home surrounded by family. Barb was born May 15, 1944 in Lansing, the daughter of Burt and Virginia (Crosby) McKane, and has lived in the Grand Junction and Bangor area the majority of her life.

Belva Lou Krizan, age 87, of Grand Junction, passed away Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 at River Ridge Retirement Village, South Haven. Belva Lou was born April 17, 1933 in Geneva Township, the daughter of Anson Warner and Marjorie (Davis) Lockwood, and has lived all of her life in the Grand Junction …

Friends and acquaintances of Carla Palanca of Kalamazoo will agree that her kind spirit always radiated through in all her life experiences, both mundane and monumental. Carla’s ability to enjoy the companionship of her family and friends in even the most trivial of daily events was evident …

Kathryn Arleen Teske, 88, of South Haven, passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at Ascension Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born May 17, 1932 to Allen and Sally (Falk) Albright in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Kathryn married Clarence Teske on June 14, 1953 at St. Andrew Reformed Churc…

Don Jackson, Jr., 93, left this world on Dec. 29, 2020. This wonderful, loving man was also known as Santa, Dad, Grampa, Uncle Don, Mr. Jackson, Don and Junior. Don was born April 28,1927 to Don Deward Jackson Sr. and Alice Elizabeth Traner Jackson in Texon, Texas. Don’s greatest love was hi…

Celeste C. Blackburn, 79, of Bangor, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 at Graceway at Countryside Nursing Home in South Haven. Celeste was born May 27, 1940 in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Henry and Rose (Wawerczyk) Swiecki, and has lived in the Bangor area for the past 30 years.

We will remember James David Tidwell as a fine scholar, a beloved teacher, and an outstanding athlete. More than anything, he loved a good discussion on topics ranging from Existentialism to the Detroit Lions. He was intrigued by the basic contradictions of humanity – good and evil, cynicism…

They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion, and they will rejoice in the goodness of the Lord, for the grain, the new wine, the oil, and the young of the flocks and herds. Their lives will thrive like a well-watered garden. They will not grow weak anymore – Jeremiah 31:12

Daniel L. Ringler, 74, of South Haven and formerly of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at his home. Dan was born May 5, 1946 in Pilot Point, Texas, the son of Cecil and Mary (Sunday) Ringler, and had lived in the South Haven area for the past 6 years.

Clayton W. Covey, 65, of Ruskin, Fla. (formerly of Springfield, Va.) passed away unexpectedly Dec. 4, 2020. He had just started fighting a battle against kidney cancer. Born in South Haven, he was the son of James (Donnie) Covey of Benton Harbor, and the late Frances (Felder) Covey. He is su…

Edwin D. Bodfish, 51, of Pullman, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 in Filmore Township from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Edwin was born Sept. 20, 1969 in South Haven to Edwin P. and Bobbie (Young) Bodfish. Edwin worked for Getman Corp. in Bangor for the past 15 years. Most recen…

Paula Jean Chambers, 78, of South Haven, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at her daughter, Tina’s home, under hospice care. She was born June 26, 1942 to Paul and Ione Hassell in Marquette. Paula married Larry R. Chambers on June 10, 1961. They shared 54 years of marriage.

Doris Finn passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 10, 2020, in her residence at King’s Daughters Home in Midland. She was 91 years old, and remembered as a wonderful, caring person who always had a smile and a kind word for everyone she met.