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Obituaries Archive

Maria N. Papagiannis

May 17, 2019

In accordance with her wishes a private service will be held and she will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Care Partners (PACE), Springdale Assisted Living or the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,

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Herschel C. Largent

May 12, 2019

Funeral services will be held on Friday, at 1:00 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St. with Pastor Jim Dyke officiating. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Diane M. Russell

May 12, 2019

No service is scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions in Diane’s memory may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Irene M. Lawson

May 4, 2019

Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, c/o the funeral home.

Bruce A. Turner

May 4, 2019

No services are being planned. Bruce’s cremated remains will be interred at Riverside Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

Lissa A. Levering

May 3, 2019

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm on the Lakefront Lawn at Bay Pointe Inn, 11456 Marsh Rd., Shelbyville, MI 49344.

James "Jim" E. Beougher

May 2, 2019

A graveside service for family and close friends will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Kalamazoo, followed by a 12:00 p.m. memorial at Martini’s Pizza, 832 S. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.  Memoria

Bettie G. Sickles

May 1, 2019

A Memorial service in June will be announced at a later date.

Christine E. Pelletier

April 30, 2019

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019, beginning at 11:00 AM, at Green Meadow Bible Baptist Church, 6914 East ML Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49048. A time of fellowship will immediately follow the service.

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Clarence Dale Scott

April 28, 2019

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Kalamazoo Free Methodist Church, 931 W. Maple St., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. A private committal service with military honors took place at Comstock Cemetery. Memorial contributions m

Audrey Ruth Fulton

April 24, 2019

A service to commemorate Audrey’s life will be held at Chapman Memorial Church of the Nazarene, 7520 East U Avenue, Vicksburg, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.  Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:

Stephen L. Spence

April 22, 2019

In accordance with his wish’s cremation will take place and no services are scheduled. Memorials may be made to the Kalamazoo Humane Society, c/o the funeral home.

Leona L. Traub

April 21, 2019

A service to celebrate Leona’s life will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 24158 Goddard Rd., Taylor, MI 48180. A time of visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service. Priva

Rea M. Abajian

April 20, 2019

In accordance with Rea’s wishes no services are planned at this time and private interment will take place at Schoolcraft Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, c/o the funeral home.

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Raymond Lee Blett

April 20, 2019

In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place and a memorial service to honor his life will be held on Friday, April 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Covey Hill Baptist Church, 33566 28th Avenue, Paw Paw. He will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National

Betty Grace Boss

April 20, 2019

The family is planning a private memorial event at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Kalamazoo Gospel Mission or Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes.

Rosalie Lee Carpenter

April 19, 2019

A memorial mass to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019, beginning at 12:00 PM, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1628 E. G Ave., Parchment, MI 49004. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 10:00 AM

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Thomas R. Warnick

April 16, 2019

Tom Warnick’s cremains will be interred at the Fort Custer National Cemetery. Private Services including Military Honors will occur on Friday April 26, 2019. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, a gift be made in Tom’s name to the National K

Rachel Y. Boruff

April 15, 2019

A service to commemorate Rachel’s life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the First General Baptist Church of Coloma, 6365 North Shore Drive, Coloma, MI.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Sharon L. Bigler-Cooper

April 15, 2019

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the New Apostolic Church of Portage, 3600 W. Milham Ave, Portage, MI 49024. Rev. Peter Cook will officiate the ceremony. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginnin

Richard "Rick" White

April 15, 2019

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and no services are scheduled. Memorial contributions in Rick’s memory may be made to Alcoholics Anonymous.

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George W. Morrett

April 14, 2019

George will be laid to rest on Friday, June 21, 2019, at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, beginning at 10:30 AM (please arrive at the assembly area by 10:15AM), followed by a gathering to commemorate his life from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Gull Prairie Apa

Donald R. Perkins

April 14, 2019

A service to commemorate Don’s life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at the Battle Creek Seventh Day Adventist Tabernacle, 264 Michigan Avenue West. Lasting contributions in memory of Don may be made to Worthy Student Fund at the

Leonard A. Wessels, Jr.

April 10, 2019

A service commemorating Leonard’s life will be on Tuesday, April 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick Street. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Entombment will be at

Sharon K. Pohl

April 8, 2019

In accordance with her wishes she will be laid to rest privately at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park-South. Memorials may be made to the Kalamazoo Humane Society, c/o the funeral home.