Obituaries

    Mary Cresence Graham, 82, of Decatur, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 22, 2020, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, after a brief illness.     Mary was born on February 6, 1938, in Paw Paw,  on the Mihelich farm behind the...
    Howard Kelley, 1924-2020. We lost another war veteran. He served in the Aleutian Islands for two years on a secret base where the planes landed, refueled, and took off to battle. His job was being the mailman. He was born Feb. 22, 1924, in...
    Diane Zellers, 69, of Kalamazoo, died Friday, June 19, 2020,  at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, from of a brain aneurysm that afflicted her on the previous Sunday.     Members of her family include her husband, Ron; her three children,...
    David Lee Hartman, 68, of Mattawan, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1951, in Mishawaka, IN, the son of the late Robert Hartman and Dorothy (Hartman) Hartman.     David's passion for stock cars...
    Victor T. Miller, 71, of Lawence, passed away June 5, 2020, at his residence. Arrangements by Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, 917 S. Burdick  St., Kalamazoo.
    Richard Allen Bruens, Jr., 34 of Dayton, OH, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020, in a motorcycle accident. Richard was born March 28, 1986, at home in Dowagiac, MI, the son of Richard “Dick” Bruens, Sr., and Cheri Ann Wallace (Wheetley).     ...
    Mary Jean Rey, 80, of Kalamazoo, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, June 5, 2020. Mary was born Nov. 17, 1939, in Kalamazoo, to Edward and Jeanette McKenna.     Mary is survived by her husband of 60 years, Phillip Rey; her children,...
    Virginia Gazley, 74, of Kalamazoo, died June 9, 2020.     Ginny was preceded in death by her parents.     Surviving are her husband, Rich; two children, April (George) Gauthier and Richard Gazley and his significant other Denise DeMaso; four...
    Bruce Smith, 69, of Kalamazoo, died June 12, 2020 after a strong, tough and courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 10, 1951, to Charlotte and Hugh Smith. Bruce was a Kalamazoo resident since birth.     He is survived by his wife, Sue...
    A. Joann Arvanigian, 81, of Portage and Naples, FL, died June 12, 2020.  Joann “Josie” was born Jan. 6, 1939, in Detroit. She was the youngest child of Neshan and Satanig (Chickagian) Sirabian.     In addition to her husband, George, Joann was...

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