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Edith V. Pontius

March 1, 2021

The family is planning a graveside service later this spring at West Cooper Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her son. Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.

Solvega M. Sanchez

March 1, 2021

The family is planning a memorial event at a later date. She will be laid to rest at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, with her son Roberto. Memorial contributions may be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, c/o the funeral home.

MaryLou VanderPloeg

February 28, 2021

A visitation will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Private interment will take place at Trowbridge Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Kairos Dwelling.

Kendall H. Lewis

February 27, 2021

The family is grateful for the loving care Ken received from the staff at Home Joy, Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, and Rose Arbor Hospice.  Private services will be conducted by Joldersma and Klein Funeral Home.

Richard O. Grogg

February 27, 2021

A graveside service for Dick will take place on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Those wishing to attend his service are asked to socially distance and wear the required face covering. Memorial contri

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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