Obituaries Archive

Pamela A. York

September 20, 2023

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and no service is scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to the family, c/o Gerald York....

April Lynn VanDerSlik

September 20, 2023

A memorial gathering to honor and celebrate April’s life will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St. Kalamazoo, MI 49001. Memorial contributions may be directed to...
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Marian R. Orwig

September 19, 2023

A private graveside service is being planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Centrica Care Navigators, in c/o the funeral home....
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Mary S. Bombich

September 19, 2023

A celebration of life gathering will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023, beginning at 11:00 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship, at Valley Family Church, 2500 Vincent Ln. Portage, MI, 49024. There will be a firefighters funeral procession and mem...
2 Messages

Janet L. Rench

September 17, 2023

A Celebration of Janet’s Life will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pine View Golf Club, 52065 Pulver Road, Three Rivers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, in c/o th...
1 Message

Robert B. King, Jr.

September 15, 2023

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and no services are scheduled....

Dr. George M. Nielsen

September 14, 2023

A Celebration of Life for George will be held in the Light Fine Arts Building on the campus of Kalamazoo College at 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, October 28, 2023. Per his desire his cremains will be interred in the family plot on Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadswo...

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Edwin F. Neckermann

September 14, 2023

A Service in Witness to Ed’s Life and Faith will take place on Friday, September 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 247 W. Lovell St., Kalamazoo. The family requests that bright, happy colors be worn! Military honors will be ...
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Lee W. Eshlaman

September 13, 2023

The family is planning a private memorial event. Memorial contributions may be made to Centrica Care Navigators, in c/o the funeral home....

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Henry "Clip" Clippinger

September 10, 2023

A private celebration of Clip's life will be held in accordance with his wishes. Clip will be remembered as a dedicated family man, a proud veteran, and a caring individual who touched the lives of many. His kindness, generosity, and love will be ...
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Bonnie K. Frederick

September 9, 2023

A celebration of her life will take place Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Kindleberger Park in Parchment. Memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Dwelling....

Baby Isaiah Williams

September 7, 2023

A graveside service to honor his life will be held at Poplar Cemetery, (30th St. between 127th and 128th Ave.) on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, beginning at 2:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made in support of Zelweggers Disorder checks payable t...
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Lorenzo D. Jefferson

September 5, 2023

A Celebration of Lorenzo’s Life will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at New Life Church, 5115 Portage Rd., Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, in c/o the funeral home. ...
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Caleb A. Thompson

September 5, 2023

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Radiant Church, 8157 East DE Ave., Richland, MI 49083, on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM with Pastor Lee Cummings officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Radiant Church or th...
1 Message

Ruth A. Welch

September 2, 2023

No public services are being planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Borgess Cardiac Care Unit, in c/o the funeral home....
4 Messages

Channa L. Davis

September 2, 2023

A Celebration of Channa’s Life will take place on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at the family home, 44690 Paw Paw Rd., Paw Paw from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a trust fund for the boy’s educations being established...

Bonnie Dumlao

September 1, 2023

No services are scheduled....
1 Message

Thomas R. Meeth

September 1, 2023

A memorial visitation will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to The Kalamazoo Humane Society....

Gordon S. Cherneski

August 31, 2023

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and a private remembrance will be held.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home....
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Janet M. Hands

August 30, 2023

Janet will be laid to rest in a private graveside service at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park – South. ...
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William A. LaMachia

August 30, 2023

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and a Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 212 S Park St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Memorial contributions...

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Wayne A. Carpenter

August 29, 2023

Wayne will be laid to rest in a graveside service on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Rd., Augusta. Friends wishing to attend should meet the family upon their arrival at the cemetery in the cor...

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Philip E. Witters

August 28, 2023

A graveside service with military honors will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Portage South Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on the same day at 7:00 PM at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home with Pastor David Alderman...

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Peter A. VanPutten

August 26, 2023

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Hope Church, 910 Jenks Blvd., Kalamazoo, MI 49006, with Pastors Kent Frens and Kevin Sanders officiating. Visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to the serv...
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Mark A. Warnicke

August 25, 2023

A funeral service to honor his life will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at First United Methodist Church, 212 Park St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007, with Rev. Matt Weiler officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginni...
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Mary Lou Lee

August 22, 2023

A memorial service to honor and celebrate her life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 2, 2023, beginning at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to the service. Pr...
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Cheryl C. Reule

August 21, 2023

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 5561 Morgan Rd., Battle Creek. Contributions in her memory may be made to JW.org, in c/o the funeral home...
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James E. Russell

August 21, 2023

A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 25, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service to honor his life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 26, beginning at 11:00 a.m., with interment to follow at Mt. Eve...
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Betty J. Omelianowich

August 20, 2023

A funeral to honor her life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 24, 2023, beginning at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM, one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at M...

Dixie Lee Stafford

August 20, 2023

A service in witness to Dixie’s life and faith will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 247 W. Lovell St. Kalamazoo. Dixie will be laid to rest in the columbarium of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church ...