Obituaries Archive

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Vivian L. Clark-Jones

June 11, 2022

A funeral service will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 1:00 PM. Private entombment for the family only will be at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tu...
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Rebecca M. Alway-Cooper

June 11, 2022

There will be no funeral service. Her family plans to privately spread her ashes in one of the South Carolina parks she loved. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to “#MEAction.” Becky wanted people to know about the desperate need ...
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James G. Birmingham

June 9, 2022

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Robert D. Baker

June 9, 2022

A celebration of life will take place on Friday, June 24, 2022 , at 1:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo. Memorial donations can be made to Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The family wou...

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R. D. Forshee

June 8, 2022

Memorial services are pending. Memorial contributions may be made to Alamo Nursing Home, c/o the funeral home. The family would like to acknowledge the loving care given by the staff during his time there....
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Mark S. Duncan

June 7, 2022

Mark will be laid to rest in a graveside service at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park, 3941 S. Westnedge Ave. Kalamazoo, on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, c/o the funeral home. ...
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Shirley A. Breedveld

June 5, 2022

A memorial service to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Texas Corners Bible Church, 7780 South 8th St., Kalamazoo, MI 49009, with Pastor David Thompson officiating. A time of visitation will take place on...

Margie D. Howard

June 2, 2022

A private family committal will service will be held at Kendall Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice....
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Shirley J. DeVries

June 2, 2022

Shirley will be laid to rest privately at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park North. A memorial service to honor her life will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, beginning at 11:00 AM, with Rev. John Bothof and Fred DeYoung officiating. Memorial contributi...
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Lorena "Estella" Stahr

June 1, 2022

Cremation has taken place.  Her Celebration of Life will be held at First Baptist Church, 1133 E Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49002 on June 12th, 2022 at 3:00pm.  A visitation & celebration with the family will occur from 1:30 – 3pm, prior to the ...
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Neal T. Hemenway

May 31, 2022

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that you share a memory, plant a pine tree (his favorite) and if compelled, donate in his memory to one of his favorite charities: Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement or Christian Neighbors in...
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Linda Topping

May 31, 2022

A memorial service will be held at Unity of Kalamazoo Church, 1204 Whites Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49008, on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:00 am. A time of visitation will take place at the church one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 am. Priva...

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Kenneth R. Hamlin, D.C.

May 29, 2022

Doc will be laid to rest at a graveside service with full military honors on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Rd. Augusta. A reception will follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Break the Grey,...

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Daniel Lawrence

May 29, 2022

In accordance with his wish cremation will take place and he will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 1:00 PM (please arrive in the assembly area at 12:45 PM). Memorial contributions may be made to the charity...

Kevin Jon Kelly

May 28, 2022

A memorial service will be held sometime during the summer. Memorial contributions may be made to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes or Kalamazoo Deacon’s Conference, c/o the funeral home. ...
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Mary E. Fitzpatrick

May 27, 2022

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 936 Lake St., Kalamazoo, MI 49001, on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM. Fr. Antony Rajesh celebrant. Private interment will be at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park – South. V...

Loren I. Thorson Sr.

May 27, 2022

Cremation will take place and Loren will be laid to rest privately in Hill Cemetery, Oshtemo. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, South Michigan food bank, Rose Arbor Hospice or the charity of one’s choice, c/o the...
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Judith L. Lothamer

May 26, 2022

A memorial service to honor and celebrate Judy’s life will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 4, 2022, 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. Memor...
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Dolores E. LoBretto Riethmeier

May 26, 2022

Dolores will be laid to rest with James at Maple Grove Cemetery, Comstock, in a private graveside service at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Dwelling, c/o the funeral home....

Marjorie Greene

May 25, 2022

The family will hold a private celebration of life ceremony. Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Avenue Church of God or Centrica Care Navigators, c/o the funeral home....
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Karen A. Kissel

May 24, 2022

Karen’s family is planning a Celebration of her Life, to be held in her own back yard at a later date and time. Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Michigan SPCA, c/o the funeral home. ...

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Perry R. Elliott

May 24, 2022

Funeral services will be held at Prairie Baptist Church, 11210 East PQ Ave., Scotts, on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., with his pastor, Pastor Tom Harrison officiating. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service at the church b...
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Caroline J. Klink

May 24, 2022

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Second Reformed Church, 2323 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49008. Memorial contributions in memory of Caroline may be made to Rose Arbor Hospice, 5473 Croyden Ave., Kalamazoo, MI ...

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William J. Barrons II

May 20, 2022

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park, 3941 S. Westnedge Ave; Kalamazoo. Full military honors will be rendered. Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to SPCA of SW Michigan, c/o...
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Lydia L. Burns

May 19, 2022

No services are being planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, c/o the funeral home. ...