Obituaries

    Peter J. Youngblood, 92, of Kalamazoo, died peacefully, Aug. 5, 2019. Peter was born June 11, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Henry and Ellen Youngblood.     Peter retired as a foreman after 37 years at Kalamazoo County Road Commission. He served...
    Margarito D. Guerra, 74, of Lawton, died peacefully, Aug. 5, 2019, in Kalamazoo. He was born June 26, 1945, in Donna, TX, the son of Eusebio and Amelia Guerra.     He retired from Welch’s and was a member of St. Mary’s Church.     He was...
    Russell Walter “Bubs” Cruzan, III, 2, of Mattawan,  died peacefully at DeVos Children’s Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI, Aug. 2, 2019. Bubs was born March 8, 2017, in Kalamazoo.     Members of his family include his parents, Russell Cruzan, Jr. and...
    The Rev. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Garrod passed away, Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Clark Retirement Community, Grand Rapids, MI, at the age of 89.  He was born Oct. 7, 1929, to Fred and Edith Garrod in Lawrence.     His family was very involved in...
    Clifford French, 86, of Lawton, passed away Thursday Aug. 1, 2019, in Kalamazoo. He was born Jan. 24, 1933, to the late Orel E. French and Lois (Edger) Williams.     Cliff served in the Army. He loved fishing with his brothers, working around...
   Everett Care, of Gobles, passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements by D. L. Miller Funeral Home,  Gobles.    Phyllis E. Forbes, of Gobles, passed away  Monday, July 22, 2019, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo....
    Helene Karpiel Hanley, 76, of Chicago, IL, passed away on July 22, 2019. She was born on January 23, 1943 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Nykaza) Karpiel.     Helene graduated from Mt. Carroll High School, Mt. Carroll, IL...
Mark J. Evans     Mark John Evans, 58, of Battle Creek, MI, died peacefully,  July 24, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family whom he adored. Mark was born Jan. 10, 1961, in Comstock, MI, the son of Richard and Mary Ellen (Lisk) Evans.     ...
    George “Pete” Henry Richmond Jr., 70, of Lawrence, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019, at his home. He was born Feb. 20, 1949, in Kalamazoo, the son of the late George H. Richmond Sr. and Aris (Seelye) Richmond.     George was born and raised on...
    Barbara Lou McClain, 89, of Portage, died peacefully, July 28, 2019, at her home. Barbara was born Oct. 3, 1929, in Jackson, MI, the daughter of Howard and Opal (Crawford) Shea.     An avid sports fan, Barbara enjoyed cheering on the Detroit...

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