02-22-2018 Remembering our dearly departed of 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE: Now that all of the celebration of the New Year is over please take a few minutes to recall all of our relatives, friends and neighbors who died in 2017. The following are the names of those whose obituaries and death notices appeared in the Tri-City Record issues of 2017.

January 5 Issue Richard G. Green of Traverse City; John Daniel Gunn of Watervliet; Pamela Kay Shimer of Bemidji, MN; Luella Mae Cheshire formerly of Hartford; Bernard “Ben” Gallert of Benton Harbor; James Alvin Hester of Bangor Township; Ray Douglas Dodge of St. Joseph; Antonia Reyna Vigil of Lawton

January 12 Issue Alice (Richards) Baker formerly of Coloma; Frank “Frankie” Hoffman Sr.; Vada Estella Langston formerly of Hartford; Maurice “Skip” Schinck of Coloma; Dolores M. Bishop of Coloma; James L. Ott of Coloma; Robert Allen Hart of Coloma; Gary Lee Brink of Hartford

January 19 Issue Virginia Lee Willoughby of Hartford; Harold R. Koern of Coloma; Lois Evelyn (Krieger) Schmaltz of Watervliet; Blanche Higgs of Grand Junction; Lori Ann George of Coloma; Harry James Rodgers II of St. Joseph; Vicky M. Hartman of Stevensville; Gregory Gunn of Watervliet; Deanna J. McTheeney of Hartford; James Dustin Burleson of Coloma January 26 Issue James Thompson of Riverside; Deward “Dewey” Little of Benton Harbor; Russell O. Carlson of Coloma; Vivian Mae Godgiben of Hartford; Lester W. Skibbe of Dowagiac; John R. Watkins Jr. of Benton Harbor; Kevin C. Green of Hartford; Paul H. Styburski of Benton Harbor; Edward Loami Miller; Carl E. LaVanway Jr. of Bridgman; Nancy Tallman of Cheboygan, formerly of Hartford; Andrew D. Henderson Jr. of Coloma; Clara Bradford of Bainbridge Twp.

February 2 Issue Clara L. Bradford of Benton Harbor; Harold F. Voorhees of Coloma; James A. “Jim” Rademacher formerly of Hartford; James R. Walker formerly of Hartford; John Anton Brower of Watervliet; Gerald “Jerry” William Troike of St. Joseph; Steven Robert Harmon formerly of St. Joseph; Edwin “Ron” Neumann of Coloma; John Anton Brower of Watervliet; Lisa Maureen Wildeman formerly of Niles; Raphael (Rae) Marie Rotgers; Lorraine Louise Christner of Watervliet; Mary Linneweh of Hartford

February 9 Issue Eddie Eugene Holland Jr. of Hartford; Janice A. Johnson of Coloma; Mary R. Vandervort of Coloma; William Leo Trail of Eau Claire

February 16 Issue Barbara “Bobbi” Ann Ecker Blatchford of Watervliet; George Norman “Norm” Love of South Haven; Floyd Norman Sanders of Dowagiac; Robert F. Stine of Dowagiac; Antoinette “Toni” Josephine Ives of Benton Harbor

February 23 Issue Robert C. Spies of Benton Harbor; Beatrice “Bea” Zavec of Watervliet; Adam Lee Stevens aka Alexandra White of Berrien Springs; Elsie Marcucci of Coloma; Robert Eugene Benka of Buchanan; Hali K. Burchfield of Hartford; Frederick Hosbein of Coloma; Danny E. Michael of Hartford; Gary Lewis Sr. of Watervliet

March 2 Issue Sharon G. Chapin of Coloma; Norma L. Soto of Watervliet; Paul R. Kolenko Sr. of Paw Paw; Jeffery Thomas Merick of Paw Paw; Charles F. Jewell of Coloma; Donald James Eber formerly of Coloma; Brian Scott Burfield of Hartford March 9 Issue Carol Elizabeth Wilkins; Roland Fajardo of Coloma; Elisabeth June Rodgers of Hartford; Ragie L. Buck formerly of Watervliet; DeWayne W. Green of Benton Harbor; Jimmy Guess of Coloma

March 16 Issue Susan Caprez Bressler formerly of Coloma; Russell Robert Gray of Benton Harbor; Hugh R. delaForet of Coloma; Alred “Al” Edwin Freudenberg of Hartford; Flossie Mitchell of Watervliet; Charles Ellsworth Warkentien of Hartford; Frederick E. White of Watervliet; Gordon C. Fowler of St. Joseph; Henry “Hank” Mandro of Coloma; Vera Smith of Bainbridge Township; Phyllis M. (Eubanks) Baker of Coloma

March 23 Issue Joyce M. Kime of St Joseph; Ernest “Ernie” Santoro of Hartford; Shirley McCarthy of Coloma; Lydia Christene Merfeld of Benton Harbor; Boyd Estes formerly of Hartford; Patrick W. Walsh of Benton Harbor; Gladys (Mickey) Hollins Bennett of Coloma; Alvin Homer Nixon of Hartford; Lloyd “Sandy” Sanders of Benton Harbor

March 30 Issue Emily Foster of Hartford; Mildred F. (Fikes) Delacruz of Riverside; Shirley J. Sumner of Stevensville; Danita Smith of Eau Claire; Dr. Donald E. Schultz of St. Joseph; Kelly Ketcham-Stoney of Grand Rapids; Michael G. Wesner of Eau Claire

April 6 Issue Joseph L. Willmeng II of Berrien Center; Sean S. McQuillan of Coloma; Thomas “Hoppy” L. Cassidy of Benton Harbor; Shirley A. Montey formerly of St. Joseph; Betty L. Faultersack of Coloma; Martin Gilbert “Gil” Migala of St. Joseph; Clotilde Hernandez; Lena “Viola” Litaker of Benton Harbor; Richard N. Berends of Benton Harbor

April 13 Issue Earl “Whitey” Sprague formerly of Watervliet; Eleanor Larsen of St. Joseph; Mary Ann Cordaro of Coloma; Cindy Burgess of Watervliet; D. Annette Bolin of Watervliet; Audrey M. Elsner of St. Joseph; James Ross Bradshaw of Coloma; Brian Kniebes of Berrien Center; Kathryn B. Jensen of Coloma

April 20 Issue Curtis William Drake of Hartford; Fred Kroboth of Hartford; Ricky “Rick” Lee Clark formerly of Coloma; Kevin William Darling of Lawrence

April 27 Issue Billy & Twila McCoy; Mike Willmeng of Kalamazoo, formerly of Watervliet; Gerald Wayne Miller of Ripley, TN, formerly of Watervliet; Marjorie Jean (DeMaar) Truhn of Stevensville, formerly of Coloma; Bernhard E. Hoeckelberg of Hartford; Carrie Louise (Clark) Pollack, Jimmy Dale Pollack, Jimmy Dale “J.J.” Pollack Jr., Ivey Louise Pollack and Callie Lee Pollack all of Buchanan, TN; Wilma Jean Heflin; Ardys Joyce Ludwig Schultz of St. Joseph; Linda Lou Bentley of South Haven; Clyde L. Jack of Coloma

May 4 Issue Sarah Jane Calvert of Florida, formerly of Watervliet; Carlyle John Brown of Watervliet; Joseph F. Littleton of Coloma; Raleigh W. Anderson of Coloma; Roy Clinton Oakley Jr. of Watervliet; Regil Jay Mattson of Watervliet; Mollie Jean Kirby of Benton Harbor; Ward Henry Collins of Hartford; John R. Farrish of Watervliet; Alfonso “Moe” Davino Jr. of St. Joseph; Arlin Zell Stockwell of Buchanan; Jamie J. Hudson of Coloma; Lisa Ann (Divine) Jewell of Coloma

May 11 Issue Paul L. Soderborg Sr. of Coloma; Sue Marie (Reinking) Buckley formerly of Watervliet; Robert “Bob” Reinking of Watervliet; Ellen M. Howley of Watervliet; Sherman Eugene Strasser formerly of St. Joseph; Nicholaus Ian Kling of Benton Harbor; Vernon O. Nothdruft of Dowagiac; Marlene Cuchran of Coloma; Sheena Nicole Miller of Watervliet;