Obituaries

    Thomas Frederick Gromak, Sr., 76, of Mattawan died April 2, 2019 after a home hospice fight with cancer and COPD. His death ended a life in which he had been a successful high school swimmer, a longtime machinist and machine-shop supervisor, a...
    Virginia “Ginnie” Atwater, 82, of Lawton, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at her home. She was born May 16, 1936, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of the late Tony and Alice (Miles) Stimac.     Ginnie was active with her family, their home was...
Oren “Tuffy” Gillette, of Portage, 71, died on Thursday, March 28, 2019. He was born on April 6, 1947 in Sandusky, Ohio, the son of Oren and Agnes (Stuhler) Gillette, and he grew up in Collinwood, Ohio. Members of his family include his wife of 17...
    Glenn Anton Zettelmaier, 79, of Hickory Corners, MI, died peacefully on March 31, 2019. Glenn was born December 22, 1939 in Chicago, the son of John C. and Eleanor (Stech) Zettelmaier.  After moving from Chicago, he enjoyed spending time on the...
    Robin Sue Nitz (nee Rennhack), a lifelong resident of southwest Michigan, left this world for a better place, Sunday, March 31, 2019. She was born Oct. 28,  to the late Dick Paul (D.P.) Rennhack and Lucille Rennhack (nee Reck) in St. Joseph, MI...
    Jeremy Christian Sangsland,  22,  of Kalamazoo, passed away suddenly, March 27, 2019. Jeremy was born Sept. 18, 1996, in Kalamazoo, the son of Stephen and Tammy (Hiestand) Sangsland.     A nature lover at heart, Jeremy was fond of hiking,...
    Mary Alice Couzens, 99, of Portage, went to be with the Lord, March 27, 2019, at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo.  Mary was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Owosso, MI, the daughter of Emory and Minnie (Ockerman) Simpson.     Mary found joy in teaching at...
Carole E. Boerman, 80, of   Paw Paw, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019. Arrangements by Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, Kalamazoo.
    Joseph C. Szalkowski, 94, of Kalamazoo, died March 12, 2019. Joe was born June 21, 1924, in Green Bay, WI, to Frank and Anastasia (Tryanowski) Szalkowski.     He is survived by Donna Oas, his sister-in-law; numerous nieces and nephews; and a...
    Mary Elizabeth (Lyle) Mundo, 79, of L’Anse, MI, passed peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on March 24, 2019. Mary was the daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy Lyle of Paw Paw. She is preceded in death by her parents, her son, Kenneth Mundo, and...

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