Obituaries Archive

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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...
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Gregory A. Shutes

November 7, 2023

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A gathering to celebrate Greg’s life will be held on Friday, December 8, 2023 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at First Reformed Church of Portage, 7905 South Westnedge Ave., Portage, MI 49002. Intermen...
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Michael L. Skinner

November 5, 2023

A celebration of Michael’s life will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2023 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Weatherstone Village Clubhouse, 5210 Marsh Arbor Trail, Kalamazoo, MI 49004. Interment will be at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South....

JoAnn G. Irwin

November 4, 2023

In accordance with her wish cremation has taken place and she will be laid to rest privately at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home. ...
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Lucy A. Sellin

November 3, 2023

A memorial service to honor and celebrate her life will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 504 S. Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m.,...

Mary Natvig

November 2, 2023

No service is scheduled at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made in her honor to a nature conservation organization of your choice, as a tribute to her deep appreciation for the natural world....
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Walton Howard

November 1, 2023

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Reformed Baptist Church of Kalamazoo, 454 South Drake Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49009. A time of visitation will take place at the church, one hour prior to the service. Memorial ...
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Muriel E. Cramer

October 31, 2023

A funeral service to honor Muriel’s faith and life will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, beginning at 4:00 p.m., at Heritage Christian Reformed Church, 2857 S. 11th St. Kalamazoo, MI, 49009, with Pastor Simon Tuin officiating. The family will ...
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Jerry Lee Tacoma

October 28, 2023

A visitation will be held at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Sunday, November 5, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Alamo Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.  A Celebration of Life will be planned for the summer of 2024. If...
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Nancy Jo Lenz

October 27, 2023

A memorial service will be held at Parchment United Methodist Church, 225 Glendale Blvd., Parchment, MI, on Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 6:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the South Michigan Food Bank in suppo...

Jody R. Bedell

October 27, 2023

Cremation will take place and no services are scheduled. Memorial contributions may be given to the SPCA of Southwest Michigan....