05-28-2020 Tri-City Area Obituaries; Community Calendar; Pokagon Band Elders approach goal of making

DANIEL OWEN CASE Daniel Owen Case, 63 of Watervliet, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Lakeland Hospital. Dan (Doc) was born August 17, 1956 to Morton and Cindy (Green) Case in Benton Harbor. Dan graduated from Dowagiac High School and went on to work for Hipskind Lumber Company in Coloma, Raymond Lumber in Naples, FL, and Del’s 24 Hr. Store in Naples, FL. In his spare time Dan enjoyed spending time with family and friends, ice fishing on Dewey Lake, and watching NASCAR. Dan is survived by his parents Morton (Mac) and Cindy Case, his sister Cathy Case-Bradley (John Fazzone), his daughters Dawn Schopieray (Jesse), and Daisy Mae, his daughter-in-law Kristyn Case, and his grandchildren Tanner Newstead, Tristen Witkowski, Hunter Case, Turner Witkowski, Lilly Ann Case, and Saige Schopieray. Dan is preceded in death by Daniel Case II (son), Anthony Case (grandson), and Rick Bradley (brother-in-law). Death Notices Flore F. “Frank” Postelli, 101, of Coloma died May 25, 2020. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph Karol C. “Rudy” Toth, 84, of Bridgman died May 24, 2020 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma Barbara Adams, 80, of Eau Claire died May 22, 2020 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Bowerman Funeral Home, Eau Claire Christopher Monroe Dasse, 72, of Lincoln Twp. died May 11, 2020 at home. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

Community Calendar


Fri, May 29, 6pm “WHS CLASS OF 2020 CAR PARADE” starting at South School, proceeding thru town and ending at the high school Fri, May 29, 7pm “CHS CLASS OF 2020 CAR PARADE” starting at Coloma Harding’s, proceeding thru town and ending at the high school Fri, May 29, 7pm “HARTFORD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION” virtual ceremony streamed on district’s Facebook page. Senior Send-off processional thru town, 8:45pm; 9:15 fireworks display at High School Sat, June 6, 7:30am “ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE” fundraiser for Grace Christian School at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course, 55321 Brush Lake Rd., Eau Claire. Check-in 7:30am w/ 8:30 shot gun start; $75 golfer fee includes green fee w/cart, food, door prizes & prize holes. Register online at gcspatriots.com/annual-golf-scrambler/. Proceeds support Financial Aid Fund. Fri, June 12, 7pm “COLOMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION” drive-in style in the school parking lot Sat, June 27, 9-11pm “FIREWORKS DISPLAY” at Sister Lakes Lions Park. Rain date: Sun. June 28 Friday, July 24, 6:30pm “WATERVLIET HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION” in Panther Stadium Thursdays, 7pm, June 11-Aug 27 “CONCERTS IN THE PARK” in Ely Park hosted by Hartford Lions Club

Pokagon Band Elders approach goal of making 1,400 masks to fight COVID-19

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is pleased to announce that members of its Elders Council have been working on the creation and distribution of face masks to protect Pokagon Health Service employees, patients, Pokagon Elders, spouses, Pokagon Citizens and more from the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The group is very pleased to announce that they are within 100 masks of reaching their goal of 1,400! Commenting on the project, Elders Council Vice-Chair, Julie N. Dye said, “This was a heartwarming, community-building project that provided an essential mission for skilled, idle hands during self-isolation.” Currently 14 local Pokagon Elder seamstresses have volunteered their time and skills to make masks. The following is a list of these hard-working and dedicated seamstresses: Barbara Ann Warren, Candi Wesaw, Carla Getz-King, Cathy Ford, Deborah Williams, Elizabeth McBride, Judy Augusta, Julie Winchester-Farver, Kathryn Crouch, Lisa Downing, Ruth Saldivar, Sandra Taylor, Roberta Watson, and Margaret Rapp. The project has been supported by several key donors and supporters including: Rhonda Wesaw-Keene and Julie Dye helped to organize and support the group, Majel DeMarsh has donated a l