Obituaries Archive


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Theodore Esman

December 5, 2023

A funeral service to honor his life will be held at Joldersma and Klein Funeral Home on Monday, December 11, 2023, beginning at 2:00 p.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 1:00 p.m., one hour prior to the service. Memor...

Polly A. Baker

December 4, 2023

A memorial service will be held at a later date and time. Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society, in c/o the funeral home....
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Mary L. Geer

December 4, 2023

A memorial service to celebrate Mary’s life will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to Cornerstone Pentecostal Church of Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries. Friends and family may share a condolence message online at www.jol...

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David A. Vaughn

December 3, 2023

David will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a graveside service on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to attend should meet in the cortege assembly area at 10:45 a.m. A gathering time will follow at Radiant Ch...
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Charlotte J. Epley

December 3, 2023

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. 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 1:00 p.m. ...

Dorothy M. Randall

December 3, 2023

Cremation has taken place and her remains will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI. In lieu of flowers, please celebrate Dorothy’s life by doing something that brings you joy....
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Robert A. Stickels

December 3, 2023

Cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be given to the Gryphon Place or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation....

Gerald J. Gernaat

November 30, 2023

A funeral service to honor and celebrate his life will be held at Joldersma and Klein Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 5, 2023, beginning at 12:00 p.m. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., two hours prior to the service. Ge...

Aszure M. Isbell

November 29, 2023

To honor her memory, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Aszure's name to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Arrangements will be made at a later date for a Celebration of Life to take place in the spring. ...

John Blett

November 27, 2023

A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM at The River Church, 517 Walbridge St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Memorial contributions in his memory may be given to the West Michigan Cancer Center....
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Jo Deane Vekich

November 24, 2023

A service in witness to Jo’s life and faith will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. noon at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 9420 Portage Rd., Portage. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service at the church beginnin...

Jeffrey W. Bither

November 23, 2023

Jeff will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery, Orangeville, Twp. Memorial contributions may be given to SPCA of Southwest Michigan, in c/o the funeral home. ...
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Jason P. Judson

November 23, 2023

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and he will be laid to rest in Munro Township Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Judson family (checks payable to Susan Williams), c/o the funeral home. ...

Mark R. Langerveld

November 22, 2023

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and he will be laid to rest privately at Prairie Home Cemetery in Richland. Memorial contributions may be given to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Kalamazoo Humane Society or Wounded Warriors, c...

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Bruce M. Wheatley Sr.

November 22, 2023

In accordance with his wish cremation has taken place and he will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to Tunnel to Towers Foundation c/o the funeral home. ...

Patricia B. Jackson

November 18, 2023

No services are being planned. Pat will be laid to rest at Edon Cemetery, Edon, OH. Memorial contributions may be given to SPCA of Southwest Michigan, in c/o the funeral home. ...
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Suzanne K. Garrett

November 18, 2023

In accordance with her wish cremation will take place and a private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the Battle Creek VA Medical Center or the Battle Creek Humane Society c/o the funeral home. ...
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Marguerite Forrest

November 17, 2023

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in St. John's Chapel of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 247 W. Lovell St., Kalamazoo. Marguerite will be laid to rest at Mt. Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to...
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Bernadine Foster

November 16, 2023

A memorial service to celebrate Bernadine’s life will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Bible Church East, 5495 East Main St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048. A time of visitation will take place at the church, one hour prior to the...

Beverly J. Vrhel

November 16, 2023

Her cremated remains will be laid to rest at Harrison Cemetery in Decatur, Michigan on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 10:00 AM. Photos from Beverly’s life are available at www.tinyurl.com/beverlyvrhel. Memorial contributions may be given to the SPCA o...

Margaret Dowd

November 15, 2023

There will be no public visitation or services and cremation has taken place. A small private memorial service for the family is planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Centrica Care Navigators (formerly Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan), in...
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Taressa M. Haynes

November 15, 2023

A graveside service will be held on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park, South, 3941 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo. No public visitation is scheduled. Memorial contributions may be given to Compassus Hospice, in c/o...
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Scott K. Hickman

November 12, 2023

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and a family gathering will be planned. Memorial contributions may be given towards breast cancer awareness, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, c/o the funeral home....
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Lori L. Kennedy-Lamberty

November 10, 2023

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM. A time of visitation will take place at the funeral home, one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM. Memorial ...

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Fred E. Weaver

November 8, 2023

Cremation has taken place a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Abundant Life Tabernacle, 101 Blackburn Ln., Hampton, VA 23666. Memorial contributions may be given to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Par...