Obituaries

    Paul Gerard Makay, 64, of Decatur, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.     Services were held Monday at Newell Chapel, 83313 M-51, Decatur, with Pastor Katie Hartwell officiating.      Paul...
    Sister Gloria Jean Zieske, CSJ, Congregation of St. Joseph, died Oct. 23, 2019. Sister was born July 17, 1929, in Grosse Pointe, MI, the daughter of Harold Ernest and Adeline (Hengesbach) Zieske, and was a member of the Congregation of St....
    Rosemary Christine Beyer, 38, of Chicago, formerly of Paw Paw, passed away Oct. 24, 2019, in Chicago, after a long illness. Born on Nov. 26, 1980, Rosemary was a 1999 graduate of Paw Paw High School.     She earned her degree in liberal arts...
    Joyce Dark, 90, of Kalamazoo,  passed away Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at her home in Oshtemo,  surrounded by her very large and loving family. Born June 10, 1929, Joyce was raised in Saginaw, MI, to Marcel Alexander “Mac” McMullen and Marian...
    Elizabeth A. Ruhmann, 80, of Livingston, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at her residence in Livingston, IL.     She was born on Thursday, February 23, 1939 in Moore Park, MI. She was the daughter of Robert W., Sr. and Jes-sie L. (...
    Jake Gajewski, of Dowagiac, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 18, 2019 from complications due to epilepsy. Jake’s family includes his parents, Art and Marcy; sister, Paula (Nicholas) Kurdziel and their son, Joe; fiancée, Rachel Petro;...
    After a courageous battle with cancer, Earl M. Bass died on October 20, 2019 in the comfort of his home with his wife, Mary Ann, by his side. Earl was born October 31, 1946 in Chicago, IL, to the late Earl H. and Margaret (Van Eck) Bass.  After...
    Wayne Clare Nichols, 86, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Flint, MI, died Oct. 20, 2019, at Brookdale Senior Living, Por-tage. Wayne was born Dec. 5, 1932, in Flint, to Clare and Aileen (Graham) Nichols.     Wayne married Alice Whitcomb in 1955, and...
    Gilberto “Gil” Thomas Olivares, M.D., 62, died unexpectedly, Oct. 19, 2019, at his home. Gil was born Jan. 21, 1957, in Saginaw, MI, the son of Melquiades and Lilia (Arredondo) Olivares.     Gil was a beloved cardiologist and devout Catholic...
    Ruth Dustan, 91, of Kalamazoo, MI, died on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Kairos Dwelling, Kala-mazoo. She was born October 11, 1928 in Dearborn, the daughter of Richard and Louise (Mayer) Werner. Members of her family include her husband, James;...

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