Obituaries

    Audrey Engstrom, 88, of Portage, died May 25, 2019, in Portage. Audrey was born in East Lansing to Clyde and Della Lesher.     Although she was born into a family of scientists, she loved the arts, especially dance and music. She was an...
    Brenda Joyce (Ambs) Coffey, 72, of Lawton, passed away at home, May 17, 2019, surrounded by her kids, grandkids and brother. Brenda was born Feb. 24, 1947, in Kalamazoo, to Richard and Donna Ambs.     Shortly after the birth of Brenda’s sister...
    Rocky Carl William Scott Stoner, 19, of Marcellus, MI passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Arrange-ments have been entrusted to Clark Chapel, 405 Center St., Dowagiac, MI.     Rocky was born on January 5, 2000 in Kalamazoo, MI, to Steven and...
    William James “Jim” Youker,  79, of Kalamazoo, died May 25, 2019, at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo. Jim was born May 19, 1940, in Traverse City, MI,  the son of Deronda and Mary (Levenski) Youker.     He was the Domestic Service director at...
    Loren Dale Pyle, 80, of Bloomingdale, died peacefully,  May 19, 2019. Loren was born July 11, 1938, in Warsaw, IN, the son of Emery and Grace (Moe) Pyle. A graduate of Indiana University, he was a lifelong fan of IU basketball. He became a...
   Donald LeRoy Thurston, 73, of Richland, MI, died May 14, 2019, in Richland. Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, Kalamazoo.
Patricia L. Pula, of Portage, 86, passed away May 22, 2019 at her home. Pat was born July 13, 1932 in Detroit, the daughter of Terrance and Nellie (O’Brien) McGovern. She was very active in the community including: United Way, Borgess Service League...
    Taylor “T.J.” Hainrihar, 34, of Kalamazoo, died unexpectedly,  May 19, 2019, in Kalamazoo. Taylor was born July 22, 1984, in Kalamazoo, the son of Gary and Leslie (Green) Hainrihar. He graduated from Paw Paw High School in 2003 and designed and...
    Elizabeth Vostinar, 93, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Royal Oak, MI, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Kalamazoo. She was born July 23, 1925, in Detroit, the daughter of Emil and Elizabeth Vostinar.     She had lived in the Detroit area her entire life...
    Don Barraia, 74, of Kalamazoo, passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family,  Monday, May 20, 2019. He was born June 25, 1944, in Chicago.     He had lived in the area since 1973. He was a manager at W.L. Molding, retiring in 2014,...

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