Obituaries

Ruthane Jacobs, of Lawton, 83, passed away on Wednesday evening, August 12, 2020. Ruthane was born in Paw Paw, on April 27, 1937, the daughter of LeRoy and Christine (Buell) Goodenough. On February 9, 1961, she married Charles Henry Jacobs who...
Ruth Ellen Shepard, age 73 of Cannon Falls, died unexpectedly on Monday, August 10, 2020 at the Mayo Clinic Health System - Cannon Falls, MN.   Ruth was born on August 17, 1946, in Kalamazoo, MI, the daughter of Warren and Blanche (Maloy) Woodman...
    Cameron Belson, 20, of Kalamazoo, died Friday, July 31, 2020.     Members of his family include his mother, Brenda Belson; his father, Ron Belson; sister, Nicole and brother, Kyle. He is also survived by his grandparents, Ilene and Sonny...
    Tena (Kuiper) Bruce, 76, of Portage, MI, formerly of Mattawan and Bitely, MI, passed away on July 31, 2020 in Kalamazoo.     Tena was born during WWII in The Hague, The Netherlands, to the late Hendrik and Roelfien “Ruth” (Hazelhoff) Kuiper on...
    Vivian Velasquez, 76, of Kalamazoo, died Thursday, July 30, 2020, at her home. She was born Feb. 24, 1944 in Niles, MI, to Lloyd and Mary Ross.     Surviving are her children,  Chris (Carole) Velasquez, Catherine (Amos) Aldrich, Michael...
    Charles Smith, 88, of Paw Paw, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at his home, with his family at his side. He was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the son of the late Ufford Smith and Jennie (Barrett) Smith.     Charlie moved...
    Marjorie Marie Johnson, 92, of Paw Paw, passed away Friday,  Aug. 7, 2020, at Maple Lake Assisted Living, Paw Paw. She was born May 23, 1928, in Flint, MI, the daughter of Charles Grimes and Lossie (Higginbothm) Grimes.     Marjorie earned her...
    Lancellotto Angelo Ferraro, 98, of Kalamazoo, passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, from pneumonia and complications of Covid-19.     Lance was predeceased by his mother, Giovanna; his father, Mariano; his brothers, Frank and Baldassare (Bud),...
    Edward Brewer, 86, of Paw Paw, died Aug. 3, 2020, at Meadow Woods. Edward was born Nov. 14, 1933, to Robert and Helen Brewer in Decatur.     He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose; and step-son Roland Schoetzow, Jr.     Surviving are his...
    Wilma (Brick) Harriet Messinger, of Tropical Harbor, Lake Placid, FL, formerly of Gobles, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020. Arrangements by Gobles Chapel, D.L. Miller Funeral Home.

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