Obituaries

    Christopher Ryan Neal, 22, of Comstock, MI, died Dec. 1, 2019, while protecting his wife and daughter from tragic harm. He truly saved his family that night without thought or regard for himself. Chris was born April 28, 1997, in Kaufman, TX,...
    Sister Paulette (Dorothy) Doyle, (CSJ), of Nazareth, MI, died Dec. 3, 2019. Sister was born May 14, 1923, in Detroit, the daughter of James and Margaret (Brandau) Doyle. She was a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph.     She is survived by...
    James Robert Tibbitts, 84, of Mattawan, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at Rose Arbor,  Kalamazoo. He was born Sept.  5, 1935, in Galesburg, MI, the son of  the late Wilbur Tibbitts and Cletus (Prough) Tibbitts.     Jim was a longtime active...
    Patricia Ann Wachtor, 72, of Paw Paw, passed away in her home, Dec. 1, 2019. She was born Oct. 13, 1947, in South Bend, IN, the daughter of Louis and Sophie (Krochmal) Krakowski.     Patricia graduated from South Bend High School. She married...
    Evelyn Van Ek, 95, of Kalamazoo, passed away peacefully at Melbane Ridge Assisted Living in North Carolina.     Most of Evelyn’s adult life was spent in Michigan where she and her husband, Joe,  enjoyed snowmobiling, riding his Harley...
    Jim Forden, 79, of  Texas Corners, died at his home, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. He was born Oct.  28, 1940, in Chicago and grew up in Mattawan.     On June 24, 1961, he married Sharon, and together they owned and operated Skyline Vineyards and...
    Clyde Yancey, 85, of Lawton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at his home. He was born June 9, 1934, in Monkeys Eyebrow, KY, the son of the late Dennis and Ora (Crabtree) Yancey.     Clyde retired from the Kalamazoo General Motors plant,...
    Frances Lee Bartlett, 68, of  Paw Paw, formerly of Chicago,  passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 27, 2019, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, with her family at her side. Lee was born Nov. 30, 1950, in Chicago, the daughter of the late...
    Beatrice M. Ellis, 94, of Mattawan, died peacefully, Nov. 27, 2019. Beatrice was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Carl and Claire (Milliman) Burns.     A feisty woman who valued her faith and traditions, Beatrice was a true...
Barbara Jean White, 88, of Mattawan, MI, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 23, 2019. She was born on May 6, 1931, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the daughter of Kenner and Hazel (Posey) Stearns. Her family moved to...

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