Obituaries

    Nickolaus M. Gottwald, 85, of Kalamazoo, died May 4, 2020. Nik was born Jan. 10, 1935, in Dresden, Germany, the son of Georg and Maria (Stahl) Gottwald.     From an early age, Nik learned the value of family, hard work, and determination.     ...
    Jeanette Eileen (Balzer) Rupp, 97, of Archbold, OH, passed away on April 30, 2020, at the Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. Jeanette was born in Detroit, MI, on July 27, 1922, the daughter of Bernhard and Lydia Balzer. A graduate of...
    Philip W. Holm, 88, of Kalamazoo, died April 29, 2020, at his care home in Battle Creek, MI.     A proud Navy veteran, Phil made his 38 year career as a switchman – a telecommunications specialist – working for Michigan Bell Telephone Company....
    Mable Bowlby, 93, of Kalamazoo, died peacefully, April 29, 2020, at Medilodge of Kalamazoo. Mable was born April 7, 1927,  in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Arthur and Gladys (Austin) Bowlby.     Mable was a drill operator and paper assembler at...
    Lois Largo, 95, of Kalamazoo, died May 1, 2020. Lois was born Jan. 17, 1925, in Fenton, MI, the daughter of Wheaton and Belle (Hoffman) Hicks.     Lois was preceded in death by her parents; her sister. Lucile;  and her husband, Donald J. Largo...
    Jon A. Young, 75, of Kalamazoo, died April 30, 2020, at his home. Jon was born July 7, 1944,  in Grand Rapids, MI, the son of Harold and Beryl (Hewitt) Young.     He worked as a draftsman for over 30 years.     Jon was preceded in death by his...
    Sandra Lee (Scott) Smith, 79, of Kalamazoo,  MI, died April 22, 2020. She is survived by her children: Joi Ware, Corey Smith, Kirt Smith, and LaShon (Kevin) Clopton; her grandchildren: Chanel Ashley, Marques Ware, Nadia Smith, Mario Smith, Iyana...
    Alice Kelly, 94, of Kalamazoo, died on April 21, 2020. Alice was born August 31, 1925 in Leonidas, MI, the daughter of John Paul Rockelein and Anna Viroqua (Tutewiler) Rockelein.     Alice was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers,...
    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...

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