JUNE ELIZABETH RUSSELL June Elizabeth (Bittner) Russell passed away peacefully April 30, 2019, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. June was born in Watervliet, Michigan, January 18, 1942, to Otto and Florence (Umphrey) Bittner. She grew up in Coloma and attended Boyer School and Coloma High School. She attended National Beauty College in Benton Harbor and worked part-time as a beautician, as well as worked full time for Harding’s Market for many years in Coloma. Later in life she opened June’s Produce Stand in Coloma and also worked for Zalucky’s Produce in Watervliet.
ROBERT “BOB” MILLHOUSE Robert “Bob” Millhouse, 73, formerly of Keeler, passed away Nov. 8, 2018, at Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring, Fla. A casual Celebration of Life service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 10 at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma, where the family will greet friends beginning at 10 a.m. Bob’s cremains will be laid to rest in Keeler Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Rd, Sebring, FL 33870; or to St. Jude’s, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Those wishing to leave an online message of remembrance may do so at www.duffieldpastrick.com.
Death Notices Freddie Stamp, 77, of Benton Township died Apr. 28, 2019. Robbins Brothers Funeral Home, Benton Harbor Janice F. Taylor, 70, of Kalamazoo died May 2, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo. Filbrandt Family Funeral Home, South Haven Patrick Alan Freehling, 46, of Buchanan died May 2, 2019 on his farm as a result of an accident. Boyd Chapel – Pike Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Bridgman Nellie Gomez, 73, of Decatur died Apr. 27, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph Wanda Robertson, 86, died Mar. 7, 2019 at home. Hutchins Funeral Home, Watervliet Lois Elnor Fox, 94, of St. Joseph died May 5, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph Julia Aubermann, 92, of Coloma died May 5, 2019 at home. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Coloma Anthony G. Meloche, 68, of Hartford died May 5, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford Lorenzo Romero, 55, of Hartford died May 5, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford