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Obituaries Archive

John M. Toepper

January 28, 2018

A mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001. Msgr. Michael Hazard celebrant. A time of visitation will take place at the church, one hour prior to th

Emmitt L. Martin

January 28, 2018

In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place and he will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 1:00 PM (please arrive in the assembly area at 12:45PM), a memorial gathering will follow at the Martin

Michael G. DeBlaey

January 24, 2018

A memorial service for Mike will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11 AM at Shawnee Park CRC, 2255 Tecumseh SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506, Pastor Nicholas Hopkins officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service.

Rodolfo "Joe" Diaz Jr.

January 21, 2018

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration gathering will be held of Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM, at the Antwerp Twp. Hall, 24821 Front St., Mattawan, MI 49071.

Richard Herbert Ellstrom

January 21, 2018

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 504 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI, with a luncheon to follow. Interment will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI at

Elizabeth Ann Priest

January 18, 2018

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and private family services will be held.

Gordon Patric

January 17, 2018

In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018, beginning at 10:30 AM, at Centerpoint Church, 2345 10th St. Kalamazoo, MI 49009. The family will receive f

Marilyn R. Lindley

January 15, 2018

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled. Interment will be held at a later date in Boughton Cemetery.

Dorothy J. Kallewaard

January 14, 2018

Interment of cremated remains will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Rd., Augusta, MI 49012, on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 1:00 PM (those planning to attend should meet at the funeral assembly area at 12:45 PM). Immediately follow

Marilyn J. Roseboom

January 11, 2018

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Greenwood Reformed Church, 1815 Winton Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49001; Rev. Jon Loper will officiate. A time of visitation will take place at the church on Thursday, January 18, 20

John D. Newman

January 10, 2018

A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 15, 2018, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A private graveside service will follow.

Bruce Robert Heuser

January 10, 2018

The family will greet and visit with loved ones on Tuesday January 16th, 2018 from 4p to 7p at Hartford United Methodist Church located at 425 East Main Street in Hartford, Michigan.  Bruce’s funeral service will take place on Wednesday, January 1

Betty Lou Schue

January 10, 2018

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

Rushford M. Hotchkiss

January 9, 2018

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.

Kenneth A. Jordan

January 6, 2018

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 Townsh

Patricia A. MacPherson

January 6, 2018

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.

Deborah Anne Jarsma

January 4, 2018

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

Thomas C. Harkness

January 4, 2018

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

Harry Adams

December 28, 2017

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

Nancy L. Zomer

December 28, 2017

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 t

Madelaine J. Martin

December 27, 2017

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 t

Hans U. Messikommer

December 26, 2017

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 beginnin

Gerald Alfred Gilman

December 24, 2017

Cremation has taken place and burial will take place at Fort Custer at a later date. There will be no visitation or public service. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.

Jeannette A. Valkner

December 23, 2017

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.

Donald E. Bachman

December 21, 2017

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