James G. Mantas

July 12, 2020

The family is planning a private memorial service. Memorial contributions may be made to Annunciation Greek Orrthodox Church of Kalamazoo, c/o the funeral home.

Norman K. Ryan

July 9, 2020

A memorial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Friendship Village Staff Appreciation Fund or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

Janis Pone, MD

July 5, 2020

Janis’ ashes will be interred next to his beloved Valentina at Riverside Cemetery where a private family committal service will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kalamazoo Latvian Evangelical Lutheran United Church.

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David L. Baker

July 4, 2020

Baker will be laid to rest at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home. As a way of reminding his loved ones, Baker would like ev

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Anthony Villarreal

July 2, 2020

“Tony” Villarreal will be laid to rest with Military Honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, at a date to be determined.

Jacqueline Young

July 1, 2020

A private committal service will take place at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

John T. Fifer

July 1, 2020

The family is planning a memorial event to be held at a later date and time. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

Kyle A. Simpson

June 30, 2020

A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Kyle’s legacy will live on through the generous donation of five of his major organs and the family would like to suggest memorial contributions may be made to Gift of Life of Michigan. G

Teressa A. Quick

June 29, 2020

A Christian Rite of Burial will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020, beginning at 11:00 AM, at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 1150 W. Centre Ave., Portage, MI, 49024. Burial will take place at Genesee Prairie Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made

Sean P. Smith

June 29, 2020

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and no services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

Joyce M. Penny

June 27, 2020

A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at River Oaks County Park in the Marrow Pond Shelter, 9202 E. Michigan Ave., Galesburg, MI 49053, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM. Interment will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a l

Ross A. Borton

June 27, 2020

A graveside committal service will take place on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions may be made to Residential Opportunities Incorporated.

Pamela J. Sokolowski

June 23, 2020

Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Kalamazoo Rose Society, P.O. Box 453, Mattawan, MI.  49071.

Tara M. Grubbs

June 21, 2020

In accordance with the wishes of her family, Tara has been cremated and no service is scheduled at this time.

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Douglas D. Jackson

June 21, 2020

A memorial service will be held at Joldersma and Klein Funeral Home once COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or Youth for Christ of Sou

Doris Wilson Chopp

June 19, 2020

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park, 3941 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home.

Alma Henning

June 18, 2020

In accordance with Alma’s wishes, cremation will take place and a gathering to celebrate her life will be held in the future. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Bible Church, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends are encouraged to lea

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James E. Fisher

June 18, 2020

The family is not planning any services at this time. Interment will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, c/o the funeral home.

Marlou Walker

June 18, 2020

The family is planning a private celebration of Marlou’s life to be held at a later date and time. Memorial contributions may be made to Michigan Standard Poodle Rescue or Calhoun County Humane Society , c/o the funeral home.

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Phillip W. Mange, PhD

June 18, 2020

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a gathering to celebrate Phillip’s life will be held at later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church, Open Doors Ministry or Loaves and Fishes of

Audrey A. Smith

June 18, 2020

A graveside committal service will take place on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Hope Cemetery located on 8th Street in Texas Corners. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center or SPCA of Southwest Michigan.

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Jeffrey Hitchcock

June 16, 2020

Jeff will be laid to rest privately at West Cooper Cemetery and a memorial service to honor his life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center or Valley Family Church, c/o the funeral home.

Joanne H. Bean

June 16, 2020

The family is planning a memorial service to be held at a later date and time. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home.

Douglas Land Drake

June 15, 2020

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a gathering to celebrate Doug’s life will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations to help cover medical bills and living expenses are appreciated, c/o the funeral home. Famil

Paul S. Phillips

June 14, 2020

The family is planning a memorial gathering on August 23, 2020 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, at the home of his niece and her husband, Sufia & CJ, located at 8310 Valleywood Lane, Portage, MI. They live in Portage on a ½ acre of land with plenty of room fo