Obituaries Archive

Ana Marie Morales

May 22, 2018

Age 73 passed away at home on May 22, 2018, with family at her side. Ana was born in Sucre, Bolivia on February 25, 1945, the daughter of the late Telesforo Rivera Flores and Alejandra de Rivera. Ana had a wonderful smile and gentle nature. She was k

Michael D Leversee

May 16, 2018

Age 71, passed away suddenly on May 16, 2018 at Bronson Hospital. Mike was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, car guy, business man, genius of many abilities and all around Cool Dude! Mike was one of the busiest guys, whet

Virginia May Martin

May 15, 2018

Age 101, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on May 15, 2018. Virginia was born in Rochester, New York, the daughter of the late, Clark and Maizie Dye. She was a graduate of Kalamazoo College, where her gr

Everett N. Hiestand

May 13, 2018

Age 97, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 13, 2018, following several months of declining health. Born on August 17, 1920, Everett was the youngest of Nelson and Nellie Hiestand's five children. He grew up on the family farm in northwestern Ohio

Darlene Rae Curtis

May 12, 2018

Age 52, passed away at Bronson Methodist Hospital on Saturday, May 12, 2018 with family by her side. Darlene was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on September 29, 1965, the daughter of the late Robert L. and Mabel L. (Disbrow) Hilton. She is survived by h

Joyce M. Henderson

May 11, 2018

Age 86, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018. Joyce was born in Parchment, Michigan on August 17, 1931, the daughter of the late Lyle and Vera (Grabel) King. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Henderson; brother, Richard King and

Myra A. Lemmer-Firestone

May 10, 2018

Age 91, passed away at Oakview Terrace on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Myra was born in Kalamazoo on May 13, 1926, the daughter of the late Wayne and Margaret (Page) Phetteplace. She was married to Anthony Lemmer who preceded her in passing. She was also

Nina L. Reeves

May 10, 2018

Age 77, passed away at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Nina was born in Benton Harbor, Michigan on September 15, 1940, the daughter of the late Alonzo M. and Harriett M. (Neilson) Gettig. On May 5, 1962, she was united in marr

Wesley C. Teall

May 9, 2018

Age 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2018. Wesley was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on June 19, 1930. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 1951 and was honorably discharged on January 8, 1953. On August 23, 1953, Wesley was united in marriage

Robert "Bob" J. Klein

May 8, 2018

Age 91, passed away at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Bob was born in Mendon, Michigan on June 4, 1926, the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Higgens) Klein. He owned his barber shop in Kalamazoo for many years. After retirem

Wendy Dawson

May 4, 2018

Age 57, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018. Wendy was a social worker and saw her career as more of a “calling” than a line of work. She was passionate about advocating for her clients. She spent the majority of her career working in mental health,

Annette Elaine Gillis

May 4, 2018

Age 79, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018. Elaine was born in Kalamazoo on June 30, 1938, the daughter of the late Aubrey and Audrey (Phillippe) Hammer. On May 6, 1957, Elaine was united in marriage to Joseph M. Gillis who preceded her in death on O

Gene T. Schuck

May 4, 2018

Age 89, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 4, 2018. Gene was a descendent of Isadore and Fern (Lucas) Schuck. Gene was born in Muncie, IN on March 22, 1929, where he graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1947 and Ball State University in

Scott A. Tiffany

May 4, 2018

Age 50, passed away on May 4, 2018. Scott was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 19, 1967, the son of Gary Lee Tiffany and Patricia Gayle Mann. He was preceded in death by his father. Scott is survived by his mother and step-father, Patricia and

Walter Adams III

May 3, 2018

Age 89 passed away on May 3, 2018, with family at his side. Walter was born in South Bend, IN, on September 29, 1928, the son of the late Walter II and Beulah (Miller) Adams. Walt was kind, generous and loving. He loved spending time with family and

Eugene A. Kramer

May 2, 2018

Age 74, passed away on Wednesday May 2, 2018 under the care of Grace Hospice. He was born on March 27, 1944 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Eugene was the son of Cornelius and Catherine Kramer. After graduating from Kalamazoo Christian High School and sub

Angela "Angel" C. Fischer

May 1, 2018

Angel, known as “Nanny” by her many nieces and nephews, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 with family and other loved ones by her side. Angel was born on October 3, 1961, the eighth of ten children, born to Frederick and Christine

Anna Jane Gibbons

April 30, 2018

Age 91, died peacefully in her sleep on April 30, 2018, while a resident of Woodside at Friendship Village. She was the only child of John and Ruth (Kirkham) Gibbons, born Sept. 25, 1926 in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Tulsa Central High School and

Carol Kowalski

April 30, 2018

Age 76. Carol passed away on Monday April 30, 2018 in Galesburg, MI. She was born on June 29, 1941. Carol worked for many years in the United States Attorney General's Office in Washington, D.C. Following her retirement, Carol eventually moved b

June E. Ostrosky

April 27, 2018

Age 89 passed away on Friday, April 27th, 2018 in Kalamazoo. She was born on December 11, 1928, in Somerset, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter to Clyde and Elizabeth Bowman. After completing college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she began

Marie M. Schipper-Norman

April 25, 2018

Age 97, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Marie was born January 3, 1921, in Goes, The Netherlands; the daughter of the late Adrian and Cornelia (Penny) Behage. Marie was widowed three times,

Alice S. Ritchie

April 23, 2018

Age 79, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018. Alice was born in Kalamazoo on February 20, 1939, the daughter of the late Edward and Cassie (Crosby) Brown. On March 31, 1967, she was united in marriage to Walter L. Ritchie, who survives. Alice is als

Eleanor J. Maxon

April 22, 2018

Age 87, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018. Eleanor was born in Otsego on August 1, 1930, the daughter of the late Ira and Bernice (Turner) Johnson. In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Maxon; sister, Patric

Billy Joe Pio Sr.

April 21, 2018

Age 79, passed away peacefully at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence on Saturday, April 21, 2018, surrounded by loved ones. Billy Joe was born in Kalamazoo on May 11, 1938, the son of the late Oscar and Alta (Sutton) Pio. He loved lake living, family, camp

Anna Elizabeth Brown

April 21, 2018

Was lifted up on Eagles Wings on Saturday morning, April 21, 2018. Born Elizabeth Anna Multhaupt on December 8, 1914, in Kalamazoo, MI, the daughter of Frederick and Elizabeth (Banziger) Multhaupt. Her early education was in Oshtemo, then continuing