Obituaries

    Evelyn Scukanec, 94, of South Haven, MI, passed away very peacefully at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo on April 13, 2019. Evelyn was born in Chicago, IL, on July 25, 1924, to Peter and Carolina Franciscovich, who were immigrants from Croatia....
Josephine Ellen Ryan, of Kalamazoo, 99, died peacefully on April 19, 2019. Jo was born November 9, 1919 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of William and Blanch (Harrigan) Ryan. Jo enjoyed a fruitful career teaching at Hillside Middle School. She enjoyed...
    Locena Leone (Arrans) Harris passed away March 29, 2019, in Helena, MT. Leone was born October 9, 1941, in Lawrence. She was the daughter of Gilbert and Evelyn (Smith) Arrans.   Leone graduated from Lawrence High School in 1959 and joined the U...
    Doris Elaine Tomer, 78, of Portage, died April 15, 2019, in Portage.         Doris was born June 12, 1940, in Pentwater, MI, the daughter of Harold and Adria (VanWickle) Burkholder. She was a great cook and mastered the annual Christmas...
    Thomas Earl Cook, Jr., 60, of Schoolcraft, MI, died unexpectedly, April 11, 2019, at U of M Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI. Tom was born June 26, 1958,  in Kalamazoo, the son of Thomas Sr. and Virginia (Rutz) Cook.     He grew up in Evart, MI, and...
    Spencer Anthony Betke, of Kalamazoo, lost his life due to a tragic accident on April 11, 2019.     Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Carolyn and Tony Betke; brothers, Cooper and Cameron; his grandparents,  Bela Lahner, Sandy Norris,...
    Put a loving memory in your thoughts to say good-bye to Marty DeRoos (Mar-tha Pugsley), who was a friend to many.       Marty was born in Paw Paw, and grew up on a family-run fruit farm. In her mid-twenties she packed everything up in her car...
    Lucille M. Lang, 74, of Otsego, MI, died April 11, 2019, in Kalamazoo. Lu-cille was born Nov. 16, 1944, in Deckerville, MI, the daughter of George and Blanche Lang.     She was a hair dresser and owned her own shop for the past 30 years.     ...
    Cathryn (Ann) DeVisser, 63, of Mattawan, lost her valiant battle against breast cancer,  April 8, 2019, at Mount Sinai Hospital, Miami, FL, surrounded by her loving family and friends.     Ann is survived by husband Ken DeVisser of Mattawan;...
   Dr. Howard Edsen Farris, 86, died March 9, 2019, in Dunedin, FL.                 www.mossfeaster.com/obituaries/Howard-Farris-3/    Garry Pennington, 78, of  Kalamazoo, died April 6, 2019, in Grand Rapids, MI. Arrangements by Betzler Life Story...

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