Obituaries

    Judith Kay Olson, 77, of Mattawan, unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Judy was born Oct. 4, 1941, the first daughter to Robert (Bob) and Elinor (Shutts) Lammon.     Judy graduated from Mattawan High School with the Class of 1959....
    Mary Patricia Campagna, of Portage, MI, passed away Aug.  17, 2019, with family by her side. Mary was born Oct. 30, 1953, in Hammond, IN, the daughter of Robert and Rosemary (Clover) Austgen.     Mary is survived by her husband, Cary; children...
    Lois Charlene Litchford, 90, of Kalamazoo, died Aug. 19, 2019, at the home of her daughter, Vicki Dmitruk in Plainwell, MI.  Lois was born May 17, 1929, in South Haven, the daughter of Albert Leonard and Mildred Louise (Johnson) Olson. She...
    Joyce Ann Simmons, 86, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Plainwell, MI,  died Saturday, Aug.  17, 2019, at Alamo Nursing Home. She was born April 8, 1933, in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Chester Lewis and Clara Bernice Whetsler Stratton.     On June 23,...
    Richard V. Derhammer, Sr., 92, of Mattawan, went home to be with his Lord, Saturday,   Aug. 17, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his family. Richard was born June 6, 1927, in Kalamazoo, the son of Leslie and Dorothy (Stickney) Derhammer. He was...
  What do we say, or write Of your life over, and over A word lingers long on tongue: “Sweet”     Evelyn Elizabeth “Betty” Hochmuth (nee Lindstaedt), loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend... her family extending beyond...
    Kevin L. Braybrooks, 61, of Kalamazoo, died  Aug. 7, 2019, in Kalamazoo. Kevin was born Feb. 23, 1958, in Kalamazoo, the son of Russell and Gail (Parr) Braybrooks.     He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, Scott Braybrooks...
    Sandra Jean Wanink, 76, of Lawton, went to be with her Lord, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Rose Arbor, Kalamazoo. She was born Nov. 9, 1942, in Paw Paw,  the daughter of the late Maurice O. Bailey and Gertrude  B.(Hulbert) Bailey.     On April 25,...
    George John Scukanec ‘Scorch’, 75, of Paw Paw, passed away at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, August 7. George was born on January 9, 1944 in Chicago, IL.     A lifelong resident of Paw Paw, he graduated...
    Melva Lorraine Saline-Meachum was born April 21, 1948, in Benton Harbor, MI. She was born to Harold and Glenna (Reed) Sanders. Melva passed away at her home in Hartford,  Monday, July 29, 2019.     Melva was united in marriage with Dwight...

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