Obituaries

    Lena Grzebyk, 81, of Paw Paw, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. She was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Detroit, the daughter of the late Marino Tasti and Mary (Fusto) Tasti.     Lena had a spark about her and loved to be around people. She...
    Edward Ignacek, Sr., 91, of Paw Paw, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born  June 10, 1928, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Anna (Ehlert) Ignacek.     Edward was raised in Chicago and...
    Florence Evelyn Belden, 92, of Vicksburg, MI, died peacefully, Dec. 10, 2019. Florence was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Manchester, TN, the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Frizzel) Reynolds.     Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Milford;...
    Nora Jean Brown, 82, of Vicksburg, MI, died peacefully,  Dec. 7, 2019. Nora was born Oct.  23, 1937, in Uniontown, PA, the daughter of Steve and Thelma Horwath.     Nora was preceded in death by her father, Steve Horwath;  and her sister, Barb...
   Dorothy E. Kancauski, of Gobles, passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Meadow  Woods, in Bloomingdale. Arrangements by Gobles Chapel, D.L. Miller Funeral Home.  www.dlmillerfuneralhome.com    Clifford Arvo Niskala, Jr., 75, of Lawton, died Nov. 1...
    Christopher Ryan Neal, 22, of Comstock, MI, died Dec. 1, 2019, while protecting his wife and daughter from tragic harm. He truly saved his family that night without thought or regard for himself. Chris was born April 28, 1997, in Kaufman, TX,...
    Sister Paulette (Dorothy) Doyle, (CSJ), of Nazareth, MI, died Dec. 3, 2019. Sister was born May 14, 1923, in Detroit, the daughter of James and Margaret (Brandau) Doyle. She was a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph.     She is survived by...
    James Robert Tibbitts, 84, of Mattawan, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Rose Arbor,  Kalamazoo. He was born Sept.  5, 1935, in Galesburg, MI, the son of  the late Wilbur Tibbitts and Cletus (Prough) Tibbitts.     Jim was a longtime active...
    Patricia Ann Wachtor, 72, of Paw Paw, passed away in her home, Dec. 1, 2019. She was born Oct. 13, 1947, in South Bend, IN, the daughter of Louis and Sophie (Krochmal) Krakowski.     Patricia graduated from South Bend High School. She married...
    Evelyn Van Ek, 95, of Kalamazoo, passed away peacefully at Melbane Ridge Assisted Living in North Carolina.     Most of Evelyn’s adult life was spent in Michigan where she and her husband, Joe,  enjoyed snowmobiling, riding his Harley...

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