Obituaries Archive

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H. Fred Miller Jr.

May 21, 2023

Cremation will take place and no services are being held....
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Taylor Anne Dragicevich

May 20, 2023

A Celebration of Taylor’s life will be held on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Schrier Park, 850 W. Osterhout Rd., Portage. In lieu of memorial contributions or flowers, do something kind for someone in Taylor’s memory. Help ...
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Morris "Moe", "Bill" Giddings

May 19, 2023

A celebration of life will take place at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1527 at 1920 E. Kilgore Service Rd. in Kalamazoo on Saturday, June 10th from 2pm - 6pm. Memorial donations can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1527 at the same ad...
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Arthur M. Davidson

May 18, 2023

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home. A time of visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 PM. Memorial contributions in Art...

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Gary R. Rich

May 18, 2023

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Gary's name to Grace Lutheran Church, Vietnam Veterans Chapter 583 (Alpena), or the Human Rights Campaign. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:...

Kathryn Rowan

May 18, 2023

Per Kathy's wishes, cremation has taken place and no memorial service will be held. An organization that was close to her heart is Doctor's Without Borders. Donations can be made via their website, telephone or mail....

Jean Rus

May 17, 2023

A funeral service in witness to Jean’s life and faith will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service beginning...

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Timothy J. Doonan

May 16, 2023

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. noon at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service at the funeral home beginning at 11:00 a.m...

Mary Ellen Overbeek

May 16, 2023

A memorial service will be held at Bethany Reformed Church on June 3, 2023 at 1:00. A brief time of fellowship with the family will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Camp Geneva Scholarship Fund (campgeneva.org), 3995 Lakeshore...
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Gordon J. Hoeksema

May 13, 2023

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at Lakeland Reformed Church, 10442 S. Sprinkle Rd., Vicksburg, MI 49097; Pastor Kent Sanders officiating. Memorial contributions in Gordon’s mem...

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Melvin Johnson

May 12, 2023

The family is planning a Celebration of Life on Sunday, June 4th between 11:00-2:00 at the Paw Paw Fire Station 832 S. Gremps St. Paw Paw, MI 49079. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paw Paw Fire Fighters Association or the American Legion Po...

Victoria M. Bell

May 9, 2023

No service is being planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society or Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, in c/o the fu...
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Edward Doorlag

May 9, 2023

In accordance with his wish, cremation will take place and a memorial service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to Centerpoint Church, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in c/o ...

Charles R. Tipken, Sr.

May 8, 2023

A graveside service will be held at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South, located on South Westnedge Ave., on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM. A celebration of Charles’ life will immediately follow the graveside service at the family residence,...
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Catherine "Kitty" Bushick

May 6, 2023

No services are being planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to No Kid Hungry, in c/o the funeral home....
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Jaylynn K. Hankison

May 4, 2023

No services are being planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Centrica Care Navigators, in c/o the funeral home....
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Robert A. Clark

May 4, 2023

A memorial service will be held at Grace Harbor Church, 811 Gorham Ln. Kalamazoo, MI 49006, on Saturday, May 13, 2023 beginning at 11:00 AM.  There will be a luncheon immediately following in the Fellowship Hall, everyone is invited and encouraged t...
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Betty M. Provoost

May 4, 2023

A funeral service for Betty will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. noon at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Betty will...

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Veronica A. Newton

May 4, 2023

The family of Veronica will host a celebration of life at the Fraternal Order of Eagles (her happy place), 1332 Branch Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 5:00-8:00 pm. Please join us to raise pint and toast Veronica....

Jack E. Penny

May 3, 2023

No services are being planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, in c/o the funeral home. ...

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Richard "Rick" Lee

May 2, 2023

A Celebration of Rick’s Life will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Cross Community Church of the Nazarene, 5625 Oakland Dr., Portage. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service at the church, beginning at 10:00 a.m...

Sandra Schickele

May 2, 2023

The family is planning a private memorial event. Contributions in memory of Sandra may be made to the Kalamazoo Public Library or Planned Parenthood, in c/o the funeral home. ...
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Amell P. McFletcher

May 1, 2023

A private graveside service will be held at a later date. Those who wish to honor Amell’s memory may make a donation to a charity of their choice, c/o the funeral home....

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Troy L. McAdam

May 1, 2023

A celebration of Troy’s life will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2023 beginning at 2:00 PM at 14170 East L Ave., Galesburg, MI 49053. Interment with full military honors will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 1:00 PM...
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Vergia Lee Tiller

April 29, 2023

Private family remembrances are being planned to be held during the summer. Memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Dwelling, in c/o the funeral home. ...

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Benjamin L. Douma

April 29, 2023

A casual-dress gathering in memory of Ben will take place in the Fireside Room at Centerpoint Church, 2345 10th Street North, Kalamazoo, on Sunday, May 21, 2023, with food and fellowship from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and a service at 6:00 p.m. The ...

Elsie M. Ricks

April 27, 2023

The family is planning a private memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to Texas Corners Bible Church, in c/o the funeral home. ...

Benjamin J. Hart

April 27, 2023

In accordance with Benny’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date. ...
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Hank Bakhuyzen

April 26, 2023

A service in witness to Hank's life and faith will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Fellowship Church, 6015 West H Ave., Kalamazoo. Friends may call on the family following the service at the church, and a light lunch will be...
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Diane M. Sweetland

April 25, 2023

No public services are being planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be given to SPCA of Southwest Michigan, in c/o the funeral home. ...