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Obituaries Archive


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James A. Walker, Sr.

September 11, 2019

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Clare Catholic Church, 23126 M-86, Centreville, MI 49032, with Frs. Antony Rajesh and R. Mathias as celebrants. A time of visitation will take place at the churc

Dr. Allen Zagarell

September 10, 2019

In accordance with his wish no services are being held; instead, like Dr. Allen, please celebrate every moment life has to offer.

Patricia A. Bell

September 8, 2019

No services are being planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Amber Place Assisted Living Center.

Erna Jankavs

September 8, 2019

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to one of the these organizations: Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 122

Edith M. Gordon

September 7, 2019

In memory of Edith Gordon, donations may be made to Kairos Dwelling Home Hospice: Kairos Dwelling 2945 Gull Road Kalamazoo, MI 49048.

Scott J. Orr

September 6, 2019

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1:00 PM. A time of visitation will take place at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service. Scott will be greatly missed

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Clair A. Marr

September 4, 2019

The family is having a private time of remembrance commemorating Clair’s life. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, c/o the funeral home.

Jean M. Wenz

September 1, 2019

A Memorial in Jean’s honor will be held at a later date this Fall. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a hospice of your choice: Jean was well cared for at Rose Arbor Hospice, 5473 Croyden Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Vida A. Groth

September 1, 2019

A memorial service to celebrate Vida’s life will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – North. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Ca

David J. Moats

August 30, 2019

The family will be announcing a celebration of his life as soon as possible.

Dr. Robin I. Goodfellow

August 26, 2019

The family will honor her memory in private. Her cremated remains will be interred next to her parents in Glen Forest Cemetery in Yellow Springs, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or the charity of one’s choice

Sherry DeVries

August 25, 2019

There will be no services or visitation per her wishes.

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Gerrell King

August 25, 2019

A memorial service will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will take place at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service. Interment with full military honors will occur at a late

Grace Wolthuis

August 24, 2019

A private committal service will take place at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission.

Dean Farrell

August 24, 2019

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and a memorial service to honor his life will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, beginning at 12:00 PM, at Lacota United Methodist Church, 1160 Co Rd. 681, Lacota, MI 49063. The family will r

Darlene L. Ingersoll

August 24, 2019

In accordance with her wish cremation will take place. Her family will celebrate her life privately. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home.

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Richard H. Jewell

August 23, 2019

Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm. The service will be held at New Hope Free Methodist Church (5665 Eastern Ave SE, Kentwood, Mi 49508). Memorial contributions may be made to the char

Sue Y. Tickle

August 18, 2019

A service to commemorate Sue’s life will be held on Thursday, August 22, at 3:00 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick Street, with Pastor Jim Dyke officiating. Friends may call on the family at the funeral home, one hour prior to

Elaine H. McAllister

August 18, 2019

In accordance with her wish cremation will take place and no services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship Village (Friends Fund), c/o the funeral home.

Dessler E. Watson, Sr.

August 17, 2019

He will be interred in his native Nicaragua. Memorials may be made to the Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, c/o the funeral home.

Susan A. Burgett

August 14, 2019

The family will be announcing a time and place for a celebration of her life to be held on September 12, 2019. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes, c/o the funeral home.

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Vernon "Bub" Texter

August 13, 2019

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Oshtemo United Methodist Church, 6574 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49009. Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, Hospice Care of Southw

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Raymond S. Ihrcke

August 12, 2019

The family is planning a “Celebration of his life” to be held at Ray’s church, Portage United Church of Christ, 2731 W Milham Ave, Portage, MI, on Sunday, September 15th at 12:30 p.m. It was Ray’s wish that in his memory his family and frie

Jimmie T. Devales

August 11, 2019

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 507 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Rev. Fr. Mark Sietsema will preside. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo

Myrtis V. Ledlow

August 10, 2019

Age 88, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving children on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Myrtis was born in Moulton, AL, on November 17, 1930, the daughter of Mark Hannah and Vertie Mable (Parker) England. She loved gardening and was well know