Recent Obituaries

After 77 years of blessed life here on Earth, Thomas Jon Yurkinas is now at peace. He passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 at Holland Community Hospital in Holland, Michigan. Tom was born June 25, 1944 to Charles and Alice (Stillson) Yurkinas in South Haven.

Harriet Yeider, 98, of Bangor, went peacefully to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021 at Ely Manor in Allegan. Harriet was born in Chicago, Ill. on July 21, 1923 to Frank and Hattie Weber Williams, Sr. She was the fifth and last child to join their family and was soon given the ni…

Erika A. Mock, 90, of Bangor, passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 at Meadow Woods in Bloomingdale. Erika was born Nov. 3, 1930 in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Charles and Frances Westerfeld and had lived in Bangor since 1964.

Rev. George Fleming (1939-2020), cultivator of churches and blueberries, will be celebrated at a memorial service at 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 with refreshments following, at Casco United Methodist Church (UMC), 880 66th St, South Haven, MI 49090. Visitation will be at 5-7 p.m., Friday…

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Daniel Pacyna, age 80, passed away on Aug. 7, 2021. He was born on April 26, 1941 in Chicago, Ill. to William and Bernice Pacyna. He was a graduate of South Haven High School and Michigan State University. He retired after 33 years in the insuranc…

Sheila Anne (Cerny) Sila, 70, of South Haven, passed away Friday, Aug. 6, 2021 at her home following a courageous battle with glioblastoma brain cancer. She was born Feb. 5, 1951 to Frank and Doris (Albers) Cerny in South Haven. Sheila graduated from L.C. Mohr High School with the Class of 1…

Carl Edward Linderman, 93, of South Haven, passed into eternity July 30, 2021 at River Ridge Retirement Village Memory Care after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. He was born July 29, 1928 to James Winslow and Elizabeth Pearl (Burnsworth) Linderman in North Charleroi, Pa.

Maynard Kaufman of Arlington Townshp died July 11, 2021. He was born on Feb. 6, 1929 and raised on a small farm in a Mennonite community near Freeman, SD. Although he cherished many cultural aspects of his religious background, he did very little to practice it or pass it on. He did, however…

Ivo L. Knapp, 97, of South Haven, passed away Sunday, March 14, 2021 at River Ridge Retirement Community in South Haven, Michigan. He was born July 15, 1923 to William Henry and Emma Christina (Schildgen) Knapp in South Haven.

Sharon Dawn Overheul, 83 of South Haven, passed away, Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo Michigan. Born in South Haven Michigan, on Nov. 2, 1937 to Bernard (Birdice) Covey. United in marriage to the late Robert G. Overheul on Feb. 15, 1958 at The Church of the…

Harvey Jefferson, 74, of South Haven, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 in his home. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 2, 2021 at Lenora Echols’ home at 16909 M-140 Hwy., South Haven, MI 49090 with Pastor C. Johnson officiating.

Margaret “Midge” Valray Lewis, age 70, a winter resident of Cape Coral, Fla. for five years, formerly of South Haven and Sandusky, MI, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in her home in Cape Coral. Midge was born Oct, 11, 1950 in Sandusky to the late Laverne and Laurelie (Dutcher)…

Dennis W. Shouse, 72, of South Haven, formerly of Kalamazoo, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born Sept. 7, 1948 to James Fred Shouse (deceased) and Mary Ruth (Daniels) Shouse (deceased) in Wyandotte.