Obituaries

    Joan was loving, caring and always put others’ needs before her own.     Joan (Walsh) Mroczek was born Feb. 6, 1933, and took her last breath peacefully at home on Nov. 22, 2017, just two days after Walter, her husband of 61 years, passed away...
    Robert Caryl Tolhurst, 78, of Mattawan, passed away Nov. 16, 2017, at his residence. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and reception will be held at Adams Funeral Home, Paw Paw, next spring.
    Walter Mroczek entered the world on Nov. 20, 1932, and entered heaven on the same date, Nov.  20, 2017.     Walter J. Mroczek I, passed away peacefully in his home in Marcellus on his 85th birthday. His loving wife of 61 years, Joan Walsh...
    Robert Lewis Blower, Jr., 41, of Paw Paw passed away Nov. 18, 2017. He was born Feb. 25, 1976, in Niles, MI.     Robert is survived by his father and mother, Bob and Susan (Reits) Blower; his brother, Doug Blower; along with many aunts, uncles...
    Anne E. Wolfe, 46, of Kalamazoo, died Nov. 16, 2017 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence. She was born March 16, 1971, in Big Rapids, MI, the daughter of Robert and Mary-Jo (Datema) Verburg.     Anne graduated from Western Michigan University,...
    Gabriel Michael Price, 40, passed away into the loving arms of Jesus, Wednesday, Nov.  15, 2017, with his caring family at his side.     For almost three years,  Gabriel fought a courageous battle against a rare form of cancer. His strength and...
    Phillip Elsworth Holloway,  79, of  Mattawan, died Nov. 12, 2017, in Mattawan. Arrangements by Betzler & Thompson Life Story Funeral Homes, Kalamazoo.     Katlyn Marie Slater, 22, of Paw Paw, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, Nov. 11,...
    LAWRENCE - Fred (Rick) Rylant of Lawrence, went to be with his Lord and Savior, surrounded by his loved ones Tuesday morning, Nov. 7, 2017. Fred was born Sept. 8, 1965, in Chicago.     Preceding him in death are his grandparents, Mary V....
    Rick Carl Coulson, 38, of Paw Paw, passed away Nov. 13, 2017. He was born July 20, 1979, in Paw Paw, the son of Frank and Nancy (Moore) Coulson.     Rick is survived by his mother, Nancy  Coulson;  seven siblings, Frank, Jr., Brian (Beth)...
    Kathleen “Kate” Shane, 57, of Portage, passed away Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017.      She is survived by her daughter, Casey Timmons; six siblings; and her mother, Shirley Shane.     The family visited with  friends Thursday, Nov. 16  at  Betzler...

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