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Obituaries Archive


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Ralph Woods

January 6, 2019

In accordance with Ralph’s wishes, there will be no memorial service and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ministry with Community or a charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

Sheila B. Zelner

January 4, 2019

A private family service will be in held in the spring.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home.

Susan E. Brower

December 31, 2018

There will be a visitation at Joldersma and Klein Funeral Home on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at New Day Community Church, 3600 Nichols Road, Kalamazoo, Michiga

Mary Ann Forrest

December 30, 2018

A private service will be held in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Readiness Center, 347 Catalpa Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022.

David G. Martin

December 29, 2018

A memorial service to celebrate David’s life will be held at his church, First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo, 212 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 PM. The Rev. Steve Charnley officiating. A time of visit

Judy M. Kolb-Latterner

December 28, 2018

A committal service will be held at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South at a later date. Memorial contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

Joseph S. Gates

December 26, 2018

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Kalamazoo Humane Society, c/o the funeral home.

Bonnie M. Parker

December 25, 2018

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 19, 2019, beginning at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Rachel Lonberg officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM, one hour

Betty L. Bloss

December 24, 2018

The family is planning a service to be held in West Virginia at a later date.

Melva M. Kelley

December 24, 2018

In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place and no services are scheduled. Memorial contributions may be made to Bronson Health Foundation.

Gary L. Black

December 22, 2018

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Allegan Wings of Hope Hospice, c/o the funeral home.

Jack N. Dalm

December 21, 2018

In accordance with his wish, cremation will take place and he will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, c/o the funeral home.

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Robert Earl Richards

December 20, 2018

Bob will be laid to rest with Shirley at Mt. Everest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice c/o the funeral home.

Dora M. Lehr

December 20, 2018

A funeral service will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South. A time of visitation will take place at the funeral home one hour prior to

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Dale K. Ford

December 18, 2018

The family is planning a service at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in the spring. Those wishing to leave a lasting gift in Dale’s memory are invite to remember the Kalamazoo Animal Rescue Shelter.

Karen L. Syrotchen

December 17, 2018

In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to West Michigan Cancer Center c/o the funeral home. Family

Susan Marie Ellison

December 16, 2018

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on May 11, 2019 at Gull Lake United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Paws with a Cause (4646 S. Division, Wayland, MI 49348).

James F. Meisterheim

December 14, 2018

A memorial visitation will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, c/o the funeral home .

Linda L. Rodenberger

December 14, 2018

The family is planning a memorial event at a future time. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Veteran’s of Foreign War, c/o the funeral home.

Jennie Wolbers

December 12, 2018

A service to commemorate Jennie’s life will be held on Monday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick Street, with the Reverend AJ Gretz officiating. Friends may call on the family beginning at noon at the fu

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Roland "Ron" C. Scheetz

December 11, 2018

The family is planning a private memorial event. Memorial contributions may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice, c/o the funeral home.

Jerry L. Clear, Sr.

December 11, 2018

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Battle Creek Elks Lodge No. 131, 1200 Harmonia Rd., Battle Creek, MI 49037, beginning at 12:00 PM. Memorial cont

Robert Fader

December 11, 2018

Pursuant to his wishes, no services will be held. If you choose, please direct memorials to Hospice of Southwest Michigan or an animal rescue organization of your choice.

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Arthur M. Mann Jr.

December 9, 2018

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, December 17, 2018, beginning at 1:00 PM, at First United Methodist Church, 212 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 12:00 PM, on

Derek E. Geerlings

December 8, 2018

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 212 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, beginning at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Julie Kline of