Obituaries

    George G. Dales, 96, of Portage, passed away Sept. 27, 2017, in Kalamazoo.     Never one to stand still, George celebrated his 96th birthday in August by getting a red Go-Go scooter to keep him on the move.  A retired Western Michigan...
   Kenneth Abrams, 67, of Gobles, passed away at Medilodge of Portage on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Arrangements by  Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Niles.
    Robert L. Laverack, Jr., 75, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017.     Bob was born in Kalamazoo on August 7, 1942, the son of the late Robert L., Sr. and Henrietta A. (TerBurg) Laverack. He served his country honorably in the United...
    Sandra (Bigelow) Legg, 70, of Greenville, TX, passed suddenly on September 26, 2017.     Sandra was born on Septem-ber 18, 1947, the daughter of Shirley and Clifford Bigelow. She grew up in Paw Paw, where she attended St. Mary’s School and...
    Jadwiga A. Elliott, 94,  of Portage, formerly of St. Petersburg, FL, died peacefully at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence,    Kalamazoo, Sept. 26, 2017. She was born June 3, 1923, in Krakow, Poland, the daughter of Wojslaw and Helena (Raczynski)...
    PAW PAW - Stanley Frederick Tinker, 89, of Paw Paw, passed away peacefully Sept.  26, 2017, with his family at his side. He was born March 6, 1928, in Chicago, IL, to the late Frederick and Martha (Knutsun) Tinker.     He is survived by his two...
    Paw Paw - Dawn Marie Nelson,  44, of Paw Paw, died Sept. 21, 2017, at her home with her family at her side. She was born Oct. 3, 1972, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of James and Sharon (Koning) Terrell.     She graduated from Comstock High School...
    Marilyn Germain, 82, of Portage, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Kairos Dwelling, Kalamazoo. She was born May 12, 1935, the daughter of Bridget (McManus) and John Peckels.     She lived her entire life in the Kalamazoo/...
    Sr. Kathlene O’Donnell, CSJ, of Nazareth, MI, died Sept. 22, 2017. Sister was born Oct. 9, 1931, in Highland Park, the daughter of James and Catherine (Connolly) O’Donnell.     She was a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph.     She was...
    Juanita  G. Malito, 92, of Kalamazoo, died Sept. 22, 2017, at Rose Arbor Hospice. She was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Harelton, TX, the daughter of Evey and Birdie Inez (Hill) Starr.     Juanita was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph...

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