Obituaries

    Gilberto “Gil” Thomas Olivares, M.D., 62, died unexpectedly, Oct. 19, 2019, at his home. Gil was born Jan. 21, 1957, in Saginaw, MI, the son of Melquiades and Lilia (Arredondo) Olivares.     Gil was a beloved cardiologist and devout Catholic...
    Ruth Dustan, 91, of Kalamazoo, MI, died on Friday, October 18, 2019 at Kairos Dwelling, Kala-mazoo. She was born October 11, 1928 in Dearborn, the daughter of Richard and Louise (Mayer) Werner. Members of her family include her husband, James;...
    Mary Alice Barber, 87, of Paw Paw, passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Maple Lake Assisted Living, Paw Paw.     She was born De-cember 13, 1931, in Dowagiac, the daughter of Milton Lingle Sr.and Evelyn (Hare) Lingle.     Mary Alice loved...
    Juanita Irving, of Paw Paw, passed away Sept. 25, 2019, at her residence. A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 2 p.m.  at the Oshtemo Community Center, Kalamazoo.     Gloria Janice Shaw, 93, of Kalamazoo,...
    Gregory John Visel, 32, of Schoolcraft, MI, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Greg was born Sept. 30, 1987, in Kalamazoo, the son of Barry and Nancy (Schneidt) Visel.     Greg was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy.     Surviving are his...
    Lucille Irene Rennhack (nee Reck) peacefully left this world on Monday, October 14 for an eternal life in Heaven.  She was born on March 9, 1927 to the late Gustave and Anna (Frobel) Reck. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School in Bridgman, MI,...
    Jeffrey L. Harper, Jr., 49, of Otsego, MI, passed away suddenly at home, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. He was born Dec. 23, 1969, in Battle Creek, MI, and grew up in Bellevue, MI.     Jeff worked for Consum-ers Energy in gas distribution for more than...
    Charles “Chuck” Zagar, 64, of Mattawan, died peacefully, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Acension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, surrounded by his family.  Chuck was born March 31, 1955, in Kalamazoo, the son of Robert and Margaret (Pfau) Zagar. Chuck...
    Donald Wayne La Rue Jr., 79, of Paw Paw, passed away Thursday Oct. 10, 2019. He was born June 30, 1940, in Kalamazoo, the son of the late Donald W. La Rue, Sr., and Beulah M. (Crook) La Rue.     Don served his country in the Navy, he loved...
    Shirley L. Shane, 90, of Kalamazoo, died Oct. 10, 2019, at Amber Way, Heritage Community, Kalamazoo.         Shirley was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Minot, ND, the daughter of Haskell and Ruby (Stogner) Manes. She was a secretary at St. Joseph Church...

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