Obituaries

Christopher John Vera, of Lawton, died at his home on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Chris was born September 19, 1962, the son of Donald and Elaine Vera and grew up in Kalamazoo. He attended Mattawan Schools, graduating in 1981 where he played on the...
Mattawan - On the afternoon of Saturday, August 1, 2020, Joe died peacefully at his home, on his beloved farm that was so dear to his heart. Members of his family include his wife Jean; his 5 daughters: Kathleen (Ken) Kurdziel, Darlene (Clif)...
    Mary Adeline Bonarski, 98, of Kalamazoo, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at her home.     She was born June 26, 1922, in Paw Paw, the daughter of the late Peter Palasinski and Antoinette (Zurawski) Palasinski.     On July 6, 1946, at St...
    Sally Veeder, 81, of Kalamazoo, died Aug. 3, 2020, at her home. Sally was born May 3, 1939, in Cadillac, MI, the daughter of LD and Anna (Ziska) Chesebro.     She retired from Western Michigan University in 2010 following a 25-year career...
    On July 31, 2020, Michael Dean Gunderson, of Portage, loving father, brother, and uncle,  passed away at the age of 65. Michael was born Feb. 24, 1955, in Kalamazoo, to Howard and Phyllis Gunderson.     He was an accomplished potter. He enjoyed...
    Duane “Shorty” Buell, 77, of Kalamazoo, died July 29, 2020. Duane was born April 11, 1943, in Kalamazoo, the son of Melvin and Reta (Jaseph) Buell.     A true family man, Duane took every opportunity to cherish time together with his wife and...
    A  Celebration of Life Memorial service for Terrell “Terry” Coburn, of Mattawan, will be held Aug. 8, at 1 p.m. at Vicksburg Little League Field, 300 N.  4th St., Vicksburg. Family and friends may gather from 11 a.m. until time of service. A...
    Timothy Kupchzynski Sturgis,  57, of Lawrence, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo,  surrounded by his family. Tim was born May 22, 1963, in Detroit, the son of the late Frank Sturgis and Enid Sturgis, who...
    Eleanor E. Frazier, 94, of Watervliet, MI, passed away peacefully at home, July 29, 2020, surrounded by her three daughters.  Eleanor was born in Petoskey MI, Sept. 30, 1925, the second of four children to Gladys and George Ford.     Eleanor...
    Virgie E. Tipton, 100, of Otsego, MI, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Allegan County Medical Care Community, Allegan.     She was born November 29, 1919, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Edward and Lora (Kane) Smith. For many years she was...

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