03-22-2018 Tri-City Obituaries

WILLIAM F. EPPLE Jr.

Bill’s life began September 17, 1941 in East Chicago, Indiana. He grew up in Southwest Michigan and graduated from Eau Claire High School. Bill drove truck for several years for Coca-Cola Company, Pepsi, and Royal Crown Cola. After driving truck he became a real estate broker and owned Epple Reality with his wife Sherry for many years. Bill will be remembered for being a very active member of the Watervliet community through the Lion’s Club and chairing the Miss Watervliet pageant for many years alongside his wife Sherry.

GLADYS “BUNNY” BURM

Bunny spent her lifetime in the Watervliet area. She enjoyed playing euchre and going to the North Berrien Senior Center. She leaves behind a loving family to cherish her memory which includes: two sons Edward Rantz Jr. of Hartford and Charles (Ruth) Rantz of Watervliet; four grandchildren David Nance of Kalamazoo, Rhonda (Tony) Padilla of Bridgman, Charles (Leslie) Rantz Jr. of St. Joseph, and Kimberly (Jim) Modigell of Munster, IN; a great-granddaughter Paige Rodriguez of Hartford; three great-great-grandchildren Abel Soto, Jesiah Soto, and Gervonie Rodriguez all of Hartford; and many nieces and nephews.

JEANETTE HALDY

Jeanette’s life began February 10, 1960 in St. Joseph, Michigan. She grew up in Watervliet where she graduated high school in 1978. Jeanette worked as a lab technician at Whirlpool until she retired. Outside of work she enjoyed gardening and landscaping, camping, riding motorcycles, collecting old cars, cooking for her family and friends and working jigsaw puzzles.

Stephanie Ann Bumstead, 32, died Feb. 28, 2018 at home. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma Marjorie L. Zachary, 97, of Benton Harbor died Mar. 14, 2018 at Riveridge Manor, Niles. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma Leonhard Grams, 97, of St. Joseph died Mar. 16, 2018. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph Ella Klank, 89, of St. Joseph died Mar. 16, 2018 at Royalton Manor, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph Lorraine Marie (Migala) Kitchell, 92, of St. Joseph died Mar. 17, 2018. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph Dennis Van Fast, 69, of Hartford died Mar. 17, 2018 at home. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford Susan Kay (Rockwell) Baker, 64, of Coloma died Mar. 11, 2018 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Home, Benton Harbor Steve Allan Clemons, 50, of Riverside died Mar. 18, 2018. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma Winifred G. Keyes, 93, formerly of Paw Paw died Mar. 18, 2018 at the Willows in Royalton Township. Davidson Chapel – Florin Funeral Service, Coloma Cornelia Yon Tymke, 67, of South Haven died Mar. 19, 2018 at home. Filbrandt Family Funeral Home, South Haven

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