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Obituaries Archive


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James L. Zimmerman, Sr.

August 10, 2019

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 15, 2018 beginning at 11 a.m. with a memorial service to follow, beginning at 12:00 p.m., with Pastor James Dyke of

Kathryn E. Bartlam

August 8, 2019

A memorial service to celebrate Kathryn’s life will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Haven Reformed Church, 5350 N. Sprinkle Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49004. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:00 one

Carolyn B. Anderson

August 5, 2019

In accordance with her wish cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

Kevin J. Clement

August 5, 2019

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and a private memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

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Ralph W. Ozmun

August 3, 2019

A private committal will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center.

Curtis L. Butters

August 1, 2019

Cremation has taken place per his wishes and a memorial will be held at a future date. Family would like to extend their grateful appreciation to the nursing staff and doctors of the Neurology floor at Bronson Methodist Hospital and the caring staff

Rick J. Crisp

August 1, 2019

A service to commemorate Rick’s life will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St, Kalamazoo. Friends may call on the family at the funeral home for two hours prior to the service beg

Mildred J. Hatfield

August 1, 2019

In accordance with her wishes, the family will greet friends at 11:00 a.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Thursday, August 08, 2019 for visitation prior to the funeral service which is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. She will be laid to re

Mary L. DeKoekkoek

July 31, 2019

A memorial service will be held at Spring Valley Wesleyan Church, 5240 Mt. Olivet Road in Kalamazoo, on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. Friends may call on the family on Tuesday evening, August 13, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the church.

Albert "Ed" Merchant

July 29, 2019

A service to commemorate Ed’s life will be held on Saturday, September 7 at 3:00 p.m. at Niko’s Landing, 5852 King Highway, Comstock. To make a lasting gift in Ed’s memory you are invited to consider Lending Hands of Michigan or Southern Care.

Frederic J. DeYoung

July 28, 2019

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Second Christian Reformed Church, 3015 Nichols Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49004. Interment will be at Almena Cemetery. Visitation will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on

Ida A. Haase

July 26, 2019

A service to commemorate Ida’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 31, at 11:00 a.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment at East C

Barbara E. Cook

July 25, 2019

A service to commemorate Barbara’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick Street, with Pastor Greg Van Heukelom officiating. Friends may call on the family at the funeral home one

Walter Stewart, Jr.

July 25, 2019

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Faith Temple Church of God, 402 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Bishop Dr. T.D. Lockett, pastor. A time of visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to th

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David C. Kissinger

July 23, 2019

Cremation will take place and a private interment will be held at East Cooper Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of S.W. Michigan or the SPCA, c/o the funeral home.

John M. Tafil, Jr.

July 23, 2019

A private family service will take place in August. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Barbara J. Birdsall

July 23, 2019

The family is planning a memorial service at a later date. Interment will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.

John D. Richardson

July 21, 2019

A memorial service to celebrate John’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Almena United Methodist Church, 27503 CR 375 Paw Paw, MI 49079. Pastor Larry French will officiate. A time of visitation will take place at the chur

Donna F. Snow

July 20, 2019

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 25, 2019, beginning at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM, one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributi

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Neil L. Garrison

July 14, 2019

A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Prairie Edge Christian Reformed Church, 9316 Oakland Dr., Portage, MI 49024; the Rev. Dr. Ronald Geschwendt officiating. Private interment with full military honors will be at Ft.

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Irwin L. Turner

July 14, 2019

At Irwin’s request no service is scheduled. Interment at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI), c/o the funeral home.

Marie M. Kozar

July 13, 2019

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM at First Congregational Church, 345 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Friends may meet with the family at the church beginning at 1:30 PM. Private interm

Shirley A. Arnold

July 11, 2019

A service to commemorate Shirley’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick St. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to service at 1:00 p.m. Memorials may be made

Virginia Marie Wilcox

July 11, 2019

A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 3:00-6:00 PM at Wind and James, 555 Eliza St., Schoolcraft, MI 49087.

Faye A. Clifton

July 10, 2019

A memorial gathering will be held at The Fountains on July 21, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to any charity that works for the environment, animal welfare, or human rights, c/o the funeral home.