Obituaries

    Dave Kelley, 81, died April 26, 2020, at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo.     Private services will be held.  Visit Dave’s personal webpage at: www.BetzlerLifeStory.com, to read his Life Story, archive a favorite memory or photo, and sign his...
    Lawrence Joseph Uhlir, 64, of Paw Paw, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020. He was born June 23, 1955 in Hastings, MI, the son of the late Joseph Lawrence Uhlir and Frances R. (Grudecki) Uhlir.     On April 23, 1983, in Paw Paw, at Trinity...
    Donna Jean Youngblood, 88,  of Kalamazoo, died April 24, 2020. Donna was born Nov. 24, 1931, in the Mattawan area, the daughter of Donald C. Underwood and Alma Marie Hiestand.     Donna was employed by the UpJohn Company for almost 20 years....
    Jackie Metzler, 92, of Kalamazoo, died April 23, 2020, at Woodside - Friendship Village, Kalamazoo. Jackie was born March 24, 1928, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of G.H. and Pauline Reid.     She worked at several places over the years, including...
    Caroline Ardel Keast, 87, of Plainwell, MI, died April 22, 2020. Caroline was born Dec. 31, 1932, in Climax, MI, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth (Cardinal) Wagner.     A true trailblazer in her time, Caroline was the first female office...
    Jennifer Anne Baggett, 49, of Kalamazoo, died April 19, 2020. Jen was born March 23, 1971, in Detroit, the daughter of Doug Bates and Patricia (Reinhart) Baggett.     Though she was diagnosed with Leukemia in the early 1990s, and many other...
    Edythe Buskirk, 101, of Kalamazoo, died Dec. 31, 2019 at Director’s Hall, Kalamazoo.     Members of her family include her two children, Mary Buskirk (Joseph Charles) Parisi and David Roy (Toni Lynn Garbacik) Buskirk; grandchildren, Karie...
   Candy Lee Laymon-Reits, 62, of Mattawan, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020, at her residence. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial and Cremation Services, 622  S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo. www.langelands.com    Theresa R. Jewell...
    Sister Elizabeth Marie Reis - CSJ, of Nazareth, MI, died April 21, 2020. Sister was born April 29, 1934 in Pontiac, MI, the daughter of Gustave and Betty (Miles) Reis.     She was a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph.     She was...
    Tennga Lee Burns, 82, of Portage, passed away April 17, 2020. Tennga was born Sept. 20, 1937, to John and Lizzie Simpson in Spring City, TN.     Tennga is survived by her husband of 65 years, James R. Burns; her children, James R. Burns, Jr.,...

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