Obituaries Archive

Rev. Leons Viksne

March 14, 2021

A memorial graveside service to honor his life will be held on March 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Rev. Aija Graham will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran ...

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Wenford "Butch" Abbs

March 11, 2021

Butch will be laid to rest at a private service at Fort Custer National Cemetery.  A celebration of his life will take place on March 18, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. –5:00 p.m. at the VFW Post 1527 1920 E Kilgore Rd., Kalamazoo, MI....
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Mark A. Miller

March 11, 2021

No service is being planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan....
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Elaine M. Sweetland (Kooi)

March 10, 2021

In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place and no services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be given to the National Down Syndrome Society or Gryphon Place....

Lois Smith

March 7, 2021

In accordance with her wish cremation has taken place and no services are being held.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice, c/o the funeral home.  ...
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Robert L. James

March 4, 2021

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a gathering to celebrate his life will beheld later on in the spring when it is safe to do so. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to Right to Life of Southwest Michigan, c...
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Carol E. Sherman

March 4, 2021

A service to witness to Carol’s life and faith will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Reformed Church, 1833 S. Burdick St. Kalamazoo. Interment will be at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park South.  Memorial contributions may be ...

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Tracey "Doc" Doxzon

March 3, 2021

Doc will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, c/o of the funeral home...
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Edith V. Pontius

March 1, 2021

The family is planning a graveside service later this spring at West Cooper Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her son. Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association....
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Solvega M. Sanchez

March 1, 2021

The family is planning a memorial event at a later date. She will be laid to rest at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, with her son Roberto. Memorial contributions may be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, c/o the funeral home....
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Virginia A. Davis

March 1, 2021

A memorial service to celebrate Virginia’s life will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Social distancing guid...
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MaryLou VanderPloeg

February 28, 2021

A visitation will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Private interment will take place at Trowbridge Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Dwelling....

Kendall H. Lewis

February 27, 2021

The family is grateful for the loving care Ken received from the staff at Home Joy, Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, and Rose Arbor Hospice.  Private services will be conducted by Joldersma and Klein Funeral Home....
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Richard O. Grogg

February 27, 2021

A graveside service for Dick will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Those wishing to attend his service are asked to socially distance and wear the required face covering. Memorial contri...

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Robert L. Sanders

February 26, 2021

Bob will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Wounded Warrior Project....

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Peter Vavla

February 25, 2021

A private funeral and visitation will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home. Entombment will be with his wife at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Childre...
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Phyllis L. McKeown

February 25, 2021

A funeral service to honor her life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 4, 2021, beginning at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Jim Dyke officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM, one hour prior to the ser...
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James W. Klem

February 24, 2021

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and a private family service will be held in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home....

Jason M. Babcock

February 24, 2021

At this time, no service is scheduled. Memorial contributions in Jason’s memory may be made to InterAct of Michigan or the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission....

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Jerry E. Boone

February 23, 2021

The family is planning a memorial event to be held at a later time. Jerry will be interred with his wife, Sandy, at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI. Memorial contributions may be given to Gahagan Nature Center of Roscommon c/o the funeral ho...

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Charles Jako Jr.

February 23, 2021

A service to celebrate his life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, beginning at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Ron Hansen officiating. The family will greet guest at the funeral home one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM. ...
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Sharon K. Ryan

February 22, 2021

A memorial service will be held at Northbridge Baptist Church 8824 Douglas Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49009, on February 27, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ray Brandon officiating. The family will greet friends at the church beginning at 9:30 AM prior to the ...

Clair Anthony Sootsman

February 22, 2021

In accordance with Clair’s wishes cremation will take place and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy, c/o the funeral home....

Genivene M. Abrams

February 21, 2021

The family is planning a memorial service to be held at a later time. Those wishing to make a lasting gift in Genny’s memory are asked to consider Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes....
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Vivian Harasim

February 21, 2021

In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place a memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, from 5:00-7:00PM. Memorial contributions may be given to the Borgess Foundation, c/o the funeral home. The famil...