Donald L. Ware, 71, of Kalamazoo, died Nov. 24, 2015, in Kalamazoo. Private burial will take place in Schoolcraft Cemetery. Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, Kalamazoo.
PAW PAW - Max William “Bill” Mumford, 68, of Paw Paw passed away at his home, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. He was born Sept. 18, 1947, in Battle Creek, MI, the youngest of three children of Maxwell and Fern (Bates) Mumford.
Deborah Lorraine (Fanta) Wagner, 66, of Gobles, formerly of Calumet City, IL, passed away Nov. 22, 2015.
Jerry F. Abnet, 78, of Portage, MI, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Jerry was born Aug. 31, 1937, in Kalamazoo, to the late Charles and Marian (Tyler) Abnet, of Paw Paw.
Caroline L. (Hiemstra) Bouterse, 88, of Kalamazoo, died Nov. 22, 2015, in Kalamazoo. She was born Feb. 2, 1927, in St. Joseph, MI, the daughter of Franz and Caroline (Riske) Wesner.
Barbara J. Roty, 82, of Portage, MI, died Nov. 21, 2015, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, after a long, courageous battle from complications following an automobile accident. She was born Dec. 7, 1932, in Jackson, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Klein) Cawley.
PAW PAW - Joan Theresa Conolly, 82, of Paw Paw, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 22, 2015, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. She was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Sophia T. (Wilmowski) Kruta.
Kevin Lee Blakeman, 57, of Gobles, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at Holland Hospital. Michigan Cremation.
Robert C. Savage, 73, of Kalamazoo, returned home to a loving Father in Heaven on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Bob was a kind, loving, humble and gentle man, and a faithful servant of the Lord. He was born the son of Clarence and Rose Savage in Spring-ville, UT, Jan. 28, 1942.
Clara Grace Schreuder, home on Nov. 12, 2015. Born to Harm and Margaret Prak in Decatur, July 13, 1930. Married to Henry Schreuder, Nov. 6, 1948.
Margaret Lowry, 95, of Kalamazoo, died Nov. 17, 2015, at Laurels of Galesburg. She was born Jan. 22, 1920, in Zeigler, IL, the daughter of Lawrence and Mary Habek.
MATTAWAN - Billy Tyria, 77, of Mattawan, died Nov. 15, 2015, at his home. He was born May 1, 1938, in Quitman, MS, the son of Floyd and Viola (Bolen) Tyria.
Jean Hall, 98, of Kalamazoo, died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015. She was born June 14, 1917, in Minnewaukan ND, the daughter of Bert and Avis (Christy) Salisbury.
Erwin A. Slesdet, 94, of Kalamazoo, died Nov. 15, 2015, in Kalamazoo. Erwin was born March 12, 1921, in Kalamazoo, the son of Erwin M. and Emma M. (Weller) Slesdet.
Jonathon Paul Wiler, 41, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Kalamazoo, died Nov. 10, 2015, in St. Louis, MO. He was born Aug. 30, 1974, in Kalamazoo, the son of Dr. John and Jean (Schramm) Wiler.
Nia Santos Vos, age 4, of Galesburg, MI, passed away Nov. 12, 2015, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born June 12, 2011, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Nils and Zena (Santos) Vos.
Olivia Conley, 84, of Lawton, passed away Nov. 3, 2015. Arrangements by Adams Funeral Home, Paw Paw.
PAW PAW - Rosella Jefferies (Overmyer), 82, of Paw Paw, passed away Nov. 8, 2015. She was born July 10, 1933, in Argos, IN, to the late Ben and Blanche (Sanders) Overmyer.
Philip Edward Wurtzel, 83, of Scott, MI, died Nov. 9, 2015, in Kalamazoo. He was born May 2, 1932, in Freeland, MI, the son of Edward and Anna (McInnis) Wurtzel.
Edward Anders, Sr., 59, of Paw Paw, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at home. Edward was born June 8, 1956, in Watervliet, MI, the son of William and Nora (Burns) Anders. He was formerly employed by Knouse Foods, Paw Paw, as a mechanic and maintenance person.
Eddie Bernett Boyd, 53, of Kalamazoo, died Nov. 7, 2015, in Kalamazoo. He was born Sept. 24, 1962, in Dowagiac, the son of Robert and Joyce (Boatwright) Boyd.
Janice Marie Hoehn (Pothast), 71, of Bangor, passed away November 6, 2015. She was born December 17, 1943 in Lima, Ohio to the late Cornelius and Mildred (Pohlman) Pothast.
PAW PAW - Dorothy E. Mroczek, 87, of Paw Paw, passed away Nov. 1, 2015, at her home. She was born June 18, 1928, in Battle Creek, MI, to the late Frank and Jenny Kobe.
Dallas K. Rauker, 21, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Lawton, passed away suddenly, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, in Reine, Norway, from a mountain hiking accident. He was vacationing in Reine, Norway, while attending Hogeschool Utrecht, University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, Netherlands. Dallas was born July 21, 1994, in Kalamazoo, the son of Fred and Renae (Maxwell) Rauker.
PAW PAW - Lois Czuhajewski, a longtime resident of Paw Paw, passed away Oct. 29, 2015, in Grand Rapids, MI. Lois was born and raised in Hartford, MI, and moved to Paw Paw with her family in 1959.
Vance L. Kincaid, of Gobles, passed away Oct. 14, 2015. A graveside service will be held at Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. at Earl Cemetery. Arrangements by Gobles Chapel, D. L. Miller Funeral Home.
Montgomery “Monty” Bilger, 59, of Wayland, MI, passed away Oct. 22, 2015.
Patricia J. Ross, 49, of Paw Paw, passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. She was born Feb. 10, 1966, in Tacoma, WA, to Michael and Judy Ross of Paw Paw, whom survive.
Master Sergeant Gregory T. Kuhse, 38, of Kalamazoo, lost in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 11, 2015. He was born Feb. 12, 1977, in Kalamazoo, the son of Joseph and Linda (Jacoby) Kuhse.
MATTAWAN - Steven A. Vollmar, 63, of Mattawan, died unexpectedly on Oct. 23, 2015, in Phoenix, AZ. Steve was born Aug. 17, 1952, the son of Robert and Violet (Knipple) Vollmar.
PAW PAW - Stan J. Mroczek, 92, of Paw Paw, passed away Oct. 24, 2015, at his home. He was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Chicago, to the late John Sekula and Jenny Mroczek.
Jeanne Thompson, 69, of Paw Paw, passed away at her residence on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Antwerp Township Hall, 24821 Front Ave. Mattawan. Arrangements by Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, Kalamazoo. www.joldersma-klein.com.
John “Jack” William Kitchen, Jr., 85, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Paw Paw, passed away peacefully, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at Friendship Village Hospice House, Tempe, AZ. Jack was born May 26, 1930, in Kalamazoo, the son of the late John W. and Caroline I. (Miller) Kitchen, Sr.
Luella Esther Hobson or “Lue,” of Three Rivers, MI, formerly of Mattawan, went home to be with most of her immediate family on Oct. 14, 2015, at Riverview Manor, Three Rivers, MI, where she had been a resident since late June.
PAW PAW - Christa R. Soule, 75, of Paw Paw, passed away Oct. 7, 2015. She was born Dec. 2, 1939, in Berlin, Germany, to the late Max and Elfriede Neubarth.
Felton Jackson Key, 74, of Lawton, passed away Oct. 11, 2015. He was born Dec. 30, 1940, in Winston County, AL, to the late Robert and Dollie Key.
Sally Ann Colgren, 72, of Lawrence, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at her residence. Arrangements by Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford.
Jennifer (Jenny) Lynn Moffitt-Bennett, 52, died Aug. 26, 2015. She was born Feb. 20, 1963.
Mark Mingjun Xie, 60, of Kalamazoo, died Oct. 1, 2015, in New York City. He was born Sept. 14, 1955, in Shanghai, China, the son of Jishun and Xuejiao (Yu) Xie.
MATTAWAN - Ted W. Gromek, 64, of Mattawan, passed away suddenly Friday evening, Oct. 9, 2015, in Greenfield, IN. Ted was born July 31, 1951, in Paw Paw, the son of the late Yoteush and Virginia (Sutton) Gromek.
Charlie R. Brown, 61, of South Haven, MI, passed away suddenly Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, at his home.Charlie was born May 5, 1954, in Boerne, TX the son of the late Donald J. and Ottilie (Schulze) Brown, Sr.
Charlie R. Brown, 61, of South Haven, passed away suddenly.Arrangements announced by Adams Funeral Home, Paw Paw.
Ida Anderson, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2015. Age 93. Ida was born in Oshtemo on December 5, 1921, the daughter of the late John and Kathleen (Kish) Geresy.
Elmer John Miller, of Lawrence, was born to Elmer and Elsie Miller on May 30, 1931. He had one sister, Marianne, and one brother, Donald.
Samuel Gipson, Jr., age 64, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at home.
Garold (Jerry) Pomeroy, 85, passed away peacefully on October 3, 2015, following a brief hospitalization. He was born to Grant and Letha Pomeroy on February 5, 1930 in Kalamazoo, one of 7 children.
Charlotte K. Sumney, 94, died October 2, 2015 in Battle Creek. Charlotte was born March 15, 1921 in Lake Odessa, the daughter of Grover and Reva (Watkins) Cook.
Edward V. Rossi, 93, died on October 2, 2015 at his home. He was born January 1, 1922 in Center Ridge, AR, the son of Frank and Mary (Paladino) Rossi.