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Obituaries

Hotchkiss, Rushford M.

January 9, 2018

Age: 94
Date of Death:  January 9, 2018
Kalamazoo

Service Details
A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home at 1:00 PM. Burial with full military honors will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.

Jordan, Kenneth A.

January 6, 2018

Age: 53
Date of Death:  January 6, 2018
Kalamazoo

Service Details
A celebration of life will be held for for Ken on January 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.  The family will greet friends for a visitation beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Kenneth’s final resting place will be at Hill Cemetery in Osthemo Township. 

MacPherson, Patricia A.

January 6, 2018

Age: 76
Date of Death:  January 6, 2018
Kalamazoo

Service Details
A memorial service to celebrate Patricia’s life will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Kalamazoo Covenant Church, 5708 E. Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048.

Jarsma, Deborah Anne

January 4, 2018

Age: 45
Date of Death:  January 4, 2018
Kalamazoo

Service Details
In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place and a family celebration of her life will be held in the spring.

Harkness, Thomas C.

January 4, 2018

Age: 70
Date of Death:  January 4, 2018
Kalamazoo

Service Details
In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a gathering for friends and family will be held at a later date.

Adams, Harry

December 28, 2017

Age: 73
Date of Death:  December 28, 2017
Portage

Service Details
In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place and services will be held at a later date.

Zomer, Nancy L.

December 28, 2017

Age: 69
Date of Death:  December 28, 2017
Galesburg

Service Details
A service to celebrate her life and faith will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49048. A visitation will take place at the church on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Private interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Martin, Madelaine J.

December 27, 2017

Age: 20
Date of Death:  December 27, 2017
Galesburg

Service Details
A service to celebrate her life and faith will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49048. A visitation will take place at the church on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Private interment will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Messikommer, Hans U.

December 26, 2017

Age: 78
Date of Death:  December 26, 2017
Portage

Service Details
A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017, beginning at 11:00 AM, at First United Methodist Church, 212 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, with Rev. Steve Charnley officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM in the church parlor prior to the service.

Valkner, Jeannette A

December 23, 2017

Age: 88
Date of Death:  December 23, 2017
Portage

Service Details
In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place and she will be laid to rest with her husband at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in the Spring. 

Bachman, Donald E.

December 21, 2017

Age: 80
Date of Death:  December 21, 2017
Portage

Service Details
In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date.

Luedecking, Frederick V.

December 21, 2017

Age: 75
Date of Death:  December 21, 2017
Comstock

Service Details
A memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM. A time of visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Private interment will take place at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park.

Swanson, Mary June

December 21, 2017

Age: 96
Date of Death:  December 21, 2017
Kalamazoo

Service Details
In accordance with June’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial luncheon will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM at the KIVA at Friendship Village, 1400 N. Drake Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49006. Private interment will occur at Oakhurst Cemetery in Whitehall, Michigan.

Ellstrom, Janet

December 20, 2017

Age: 86
Date of Death:  December 20, 2017
Kalamazoo

Service Details
According to her wishes, cremation will take place and a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday December 23rd, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 504 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI, with a luncheon to follow. 

Heuser, Majorie Zale

December 16, 2017

Age: 59
Date of Death:  December 16, 2017
Portage

Service Details
According to Marjorie’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  The family will gather for a Celebration of Life on Friday December 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein’s Funeral Chapel, where there will be a time of fellowship followed by a brief memorial service. 
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