Obituaries Archive


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Robert L. Sanders

February 26, 2021

Bob will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Wounded Warrior Project....

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Peter Vavla

February 25, 2021

A private funeral and visitation will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home. Entombment will be with his wife at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Jude Childre...

Phyllis L. McKeown

February 25, 2021

A funeral service to honor her life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 4, 2021, beginning at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Jim Dyke officiating. The family will greet friends at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM, one hour prior to the ser...

James W. Klem

February 24, 2021

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and a private family service will be held in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home....

Jason M. Babcock

February 24, 2021

At this time, no service is scheduled. Memorial contributions in Jason’s memory may be made to InterAct of Michigan or the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission....

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Jerry E. Boone

February 23, 2021

The family is planning a memorial event to be held at a later time. Jerry will be interred with his wife, Sandy, at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI. Memorial contributions may be given to Gahagan Nature Center of Roscommon c/o the funeral ho...

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Charles Jako Jr.

February 23, 2021

A service to celebrate his life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, beginning at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Ron Hansen officiating. The family will greet guest at the funeral home one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM. ...

Sharon K. Ryan

February 22, 2021

A memorial service will be held at Northbridge Baptist Church 8824 Douglas Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49009, on February 27, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Pastor Ray Brandon officiating. The family will greet friends at the church beginning at 9:30 AM prior to the ...

Clair Anthony Sootsman

February 22, 2021

In accordance with Clair’s wishes cremation will take place and a memorial service to celebrate his life will be held in the Spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy, c/o the funeral home....

Genivene M. Abrams

February 21, 2021

The family is planning a memorial service to be held at a later time. Those wishing to make a lasting gift in Genny’s memory are asked to consider Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes....

Vivian Harasim

February 21, 2021

In accordance with her wishes cremation will take place a memorial visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, from 5:00-7:00PM. Memorial contributions may be given to the Borgess Foundation, c/o the funeral home. The famil...

Carolyn R. Albert

February 21, 2021

The family is planning a memorial service to be held at a time when it is safe for all of us to be together again. Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church....

Terry A. Bryan

February 19, 2021

A celebration of Terry’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association....

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Gregory P. Collier

February 18, 2021

The family is planning a memorial event at a later date. Greg will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Battle Creek Veterans Administration Medical Center, c/o the funeral home....

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Michael C. Summerville

February 17, 2021

He has been cremated and there will be a celebration of life when the weather is appropriate. The family would like to thank the kind, caring and compassionate staff who had become part of his “family” at Vicinia Gardens for the care they gave Mi...

Doris L. Crotser

February 17, 2021

In accordance with her wishes, cremation will take place and a gathering to celebrate her life will be held later on this spring, when it is safe to do so. Memorial contributions may be made to NPH/USA, care of the funeral home. Family and friends ar...

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Harold E. Brown

February 16, 2021

A memorial service to celebrate Breezy’s life will take place on Friday, June 11, 2021, at Delton Community Church, 5380 Mooselodge Dr., Delton, MI; visitation will begin at 11:00 AM followed by the service at 12:00 PM. Memorial contributions may b...

Dorothy I. Wood

February 15, 2021

In accordance with her wish cremation will take place and no services are scheduled. Memorial Contributions may be made to Talons Out Honor Flight, c/o the funeral home.  Family and friends are encouraged to leave a condolence message. Joldersma &am...

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Donald C. Calkins

February 15, 2021

The family is planning to have a memorial service when it is safe for us to be together again. Don will be laid to rest next to his first wife, Mary at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Kalamazoo Gospel Mission or God’s Kit...

Mary L. McGee

February 14, 2021

A service to commemorate Mary's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April, 22, 2021, at Westwood United Methodist Church, 538 Nichols Rd. Kalamazoo.  Mary will be laid to rest next to her husband at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial co...

Lois B. Farrand

February 14, 2021

Lois will be laid to rest privately next to her husband at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Portage United Church of Christ or the Lucinda Hinsdale Stone Chapter NSDAR....

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Donald R. Willis

February 14, 2021

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service, with full military honors will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in the near future. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Portage, ca...

Lynne Miller

February 13, 2021

Family and friends will share memories of Lynne at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, a favorite charity or local food bank of one’s choice....

Louise B. McCarry

February 12, 2021

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 19, at St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish, 421 Monroe St., Kalamazoo. The service will be live-streamed on the church's Facebook page. Louise will be inurned with he...

Jessica Lynn Chraca Oudekerk

February 9, 2021

A Celebration of Life will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home with immediate family only due to Covid restrictions. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Southwest Michigan. Family and friends are encouraged to leave a...