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Obituaries Archive

Michelle A. Stratton

March 19, 2019

Age 37, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Michelle was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on September 3, 1981, the daughter of Michael and Cindy (Berry) Stratton. She is survived by her father, Michael Stratton; sister, Heather (John) Fisher; n

Carole E. Boerman

March 16, 2019

Age 80, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Carole was born in Marshall, Michigan on September 25, 1938, the daughter of the late Carl A. and Evelyn E. (Barrett) Purcell. She was a long-time employee of Friendship Village, retiring

Muriel R. Kloosterman

March 13, 2019

Age 81, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was born in Grand Rapids, MI, on May 22, 1937, the daughter of the late William and Helene (Ruster) Penning. She enjoyed horseback riding with her father, who bought her a Tennessee Walker at auct

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Herbert H. Swingle Jr.

March 13, 2019

Age, 74, passed away at his home on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, with his wife Susan, at his side. Herbert was born on October 24, 1944, in Rochester NY, the son of the late Herbert H and Ruth Swingle, Sr. Herbert was a retired teacher of 35 years for

Kent W. Lounsbery

March 12, 2019

Kent W. Lounsbery "Biggy Rat", age 72 passed away peacefully at Borgess Medical Center on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Kent was born in Galesburg, Michigan on August 10, 1946, the son of the late Wilford and Dorothy (Meadows) Lounsbery. On March 17, 2014

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Lloyd R. "Bob" Vickery

March 11, 2019

Age 77, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 after a lingering illness. Lloyd was born in Fennville, Michigan on January 10, 1942, the son of the late Lloyd R. and Margaret L. (Woodall) Vickery. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by

Rev. Steven J. Van Heest

March 10, 2019

Age 66, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019, surrounded by his family. Steven was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 29, 1952, the son of the late Leonard, Jr. and Bette J. (Smith) Van Heest. He is survived by Sue Van Heest; children, Carissa

Anna M. Williams

March 9, 2019

Age 70, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Anna was born in Kalamazoo on April 4, 1948, the daughter of the late Charley and Lorine (Taylor) Fisher. She was kind, loving and a joy to know. Her greatest joy in life was spending time

Robert "Rob" G. Morrison

March 8, 2019

Robert Gene Morrison, Jr. passed away on March 8, 2019, in hospice care at the family home with the warmth of four generations of family, from 1 year to 72 years, caring for him. Rob was born March 29, 1967 in Kalamazoo to Robert G. and Judith J. (Zi

Jack R. Peterman

March 5, 2019

Age 88, passed away on March 5, 2019. Jack was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on January 25, 1931, the son of the late Henry and Margaret (VanHolden) Peterman. On March 22, 1985, he was united in marriage to Margaret Jane Janusch-Peterman, who died on N

Jack Morrison

March 4, 2019

Jack Leroy Morrison, 77, of Kalamazoo, passed away at his home on Monday, March 4, 2019. Jack was born in Petoskey, Michigan on September 18, 1941, the son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Ford) Morrison. He was preceded in death by his wife, Paul

Loretta Lynn Sivley

March 3, 2019

Age 54, passed away at Bronson Methodist Hospital on Sunday, March 3, 2019. She was born in Kalamazoo on November 1, 1964, the daughter of the late Carl and Shirley (Hannah) Dobbins Jr. On October 26, 1985, she married Lloyd E. Sivley who preceded he

Eileen E. Honeysett

March 2, 2019

Age 77, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019. Eileen was born in Vicksburg, Michigan on November 26, 1941, the daughter of the late Chester G., Jr. and Lorraine M. (Gunnett) Phillips. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Evelyn Phillips a

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Dean S. Nowakowski

February 26, 2019

Age 77, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 with his loving family by his side. He was born on December 19, 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the son of Stanley and Imogene (Powers) Nowakowski and lived his whole live in Southwest Michigan, primaril

Gertrude Bushouse

February 26, 2019

Age 91, died on February 26, 2019, after a brief illness. Trudy was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on July 11, 1927, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Papierz. She attended Mattawan High School and graduated from Kalamazoo Central Adult Education

Patricia A. Morris

February 24, 2019

Age 82 passed away at Wings of Hope Hospice Residence in Allegan on February 24, 2019. Pat was born on June 17, 1936, the daughter of the late John and Veeta (Labarr) Hoag. She graduated from Schoolcraft High School where she was a member of the che

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Jerald J Jarsma

February 23, 2019

Age 81, passed away at Borgess Pipp Hospital on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Jerald was born in Kalamazoo on September 5, 1937, the son of the late Jerald John and Thelma (Losey) Jarsma. He graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School Class of 1955

Roger D. Byers

February 22, 2019

Age 69, passed away at his home on Friday, February 22, 2019. Roger was born in Kalamazoo on August 14, 1949, the son of the late David and Vivian (Scott) Byers. Roger had a wonderful and outgoing personality. He made friends easily and was a joy to

Everett Lykins "Houston"

February 22, 2019

Age 75, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, at home surrounded by his loving family. Everett was born in Cunard, West Virginia on June 24, 1943, the son of late Everett Mason and Edna (Meadows) Lykins. He moved to Michigan with his family when

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Ralph H. Van Der Bos

February 20, 2019

Age 97, passed away at Rose Arbor on February 20, 2019. He was born in Manton, MI, the son of the late Ralph and Gracie Van Der Bos. In 1942 Ralph was drafted and served our country with honor during WWII until being discharged in 1945. He returned t

Jean L. Thayer

February 19, 2019

Age 91, passed away at Life Care Center of Plainwell on February 19, 2019. Jean was born in Kalamazoo on June 24, 1927, the daughter of the late J. Robert and Alice (Dekema) Howe. She remained a life long resident of Kalamazoo. She gave her life to C

Mary L. Blakeley

February 17, 2019

Age 87, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Mary was born in Plymouth, Indiana on December 24, 1931, the daughter of the late Summer and Clara (Graves) Swihart. On February 23, 1951, she was united in marriage to Donald Blakeley who preceded he

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Russell J. Meeuwsen Jr.

February 17, 2019

Age 84, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019. He was born in Grand Rapids, MI, the son of the late Russell and Mary (Nykerk) Meeuwsen Sr. He graduated from Ottawa High School, Class of 1952, and received a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State

William Bodnar

February 16, 2019

Age 44, passed away at home unexpectedly of natural causes. He was born in Kalamazoo on August 4, 1974, the son of George and Gloria Bodnar. William attended Kalamazoo Central High School. He found a love for music and art at an early age. He was a g

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John A. Andersen

February 16, 2019

Age 59, passed away at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence on Saturday, February 16, 2019. John was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on October 21, 1959, the son of the late Gordon B. and Mary E. (Carosella) Andersen. He served his country honorably in the Unite