Obituaries Archive

Deborah Anne Jarsma

January 4, 2018

In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place and a family celebration of her life will be held in the spring.

Thomas C. Harkness

January 4, 2018

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a gathering for friends and family will be held at a later date.

Harry Adams

December 28, 2017

In accordance with his wishes cremation will take place and services will be held at a later date.

Nancy L. Zomer

December 28, 2017

A service to celebrate her life and faith will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49048. A visitation will take place at the church on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 4:00 t

Madelaine J. Martin

December 27, 2017

A service to celebrate her life and faith will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Northeastern Baptist Church, 6536 East G Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49048. A visitation will take place at the church on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 4:00 t

Hans U. Messikommer

December 26, 2017

A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, December 30, 2017, beginning at 11:00 AM, at First United Methodist Church, 212 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, with Rev. Steve Charnley officiating. The family will receive friends beginnin

Gerald Alfred Gilman

December 24, 2017

Cremation has taken place and burial will take place at Fort Custer at a later date. There will be no visitation or public service. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.

Jeannette A. Valkner

December 23, 2017

In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place and she will be laid to rest with her husband at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in the Spring.

Donald E. Bachman

December 21, 2017

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at a later date.

Frederick V. Luedecking

December 21, 2017

A memorial service to celebrate Fred’s life will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM. A time of visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Private interment will take place at Mt. Ever-

Mary June Swanson

December 21, 2017

In accordance with June’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial luncheon will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM at the KIVA at Friendship Village, 1400 N. Drake Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49006. Private interment will occur at Oa

Janet Ellstrom

December 20, 2017

According to her wishes, cremation will take place and a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday December 23rd, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 504 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo, MI, with a luncheon to follow.

Majorie Zale Heuser

December 16, 2017

According to Marjorie’s wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will gather for a Celebration of Life on Friday December 22nd from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Joldersma & Klein’s Funeral Chapel, where there will be a time of fellowship follo

Daniel "Sapo" J. Cowels

December 14, 2017

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Maija Ziemelis

December 13, 2017

In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017, beginning at 11:00 AM, at the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran United Church, 122 Cherry Hill Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49007, with Rev. Aij

Mamie E. O'Bryan

December 11, 2017

A memorial service will take place on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 1:30 PM at St. Thomas More Catholic Parish, 421 Monroe St. Kalamazoo, MI 49006, with refreshments afterwards. Interment will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a later date.

David C. Macleod

December 10, 2017

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place in the Community Room of the Westwood Fire Department located at 1310 Nichols Road, Kalamazoo, Michigan on February 24th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Barbara J. Knapp

December 9, 2017

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

Patrick D. Kelemen

December 7, 2017

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and no services are scheduled.

Edite Zirnitis Franklin

December 6, 2017

A service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017, beginning at 12:00 PM, at the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran United Church, 122 Cherry Hill St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1

Clifford G. Morey

December 6, 2017

In accordance with his wishes, cremation will take place and no services are scheduled at this time. Burial with full military honors will be held at a later date at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.

Lydia Elizabeth Monroe Fulkerson

December 5, 2017

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Kalamazoo Community Church, 2535 N. 26th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048, beginning at 11:00 AM. Private interment will be at Hickory Bluff Cemetery in Stevensville, Michigan. Visitation will ta

David Arthur John Haan

December 3, 2017

A memorial to celebrate David’s life will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Comstock Community Center, 6330 King Hwy., Kalamazoo, MI 49048. A second celebration will be held at Bell's Brewery on December 17, 2017 fro

Stephanie M. Hirdning

December 3, 2017

A memorial service to celebrate Stephanie’s life will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017, beginning at 3:00 PM at Radiant Church, 8157 East DE Avenue, Richland, MI 49083. The family will receive visitors at the church beginning at 2:00 PM, one

Robert E. Buck

December 2, 2017

A private committal service was held at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South.