06-07-2018 Tri-City Area Obituaries

DAVID NORRIS David’s life began October 4, 1950 in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He grew up in Watervliet where he graduated high school. After high school he attended technical school and worked for many years as a plant manager for aluminum factories. Outside of work David enjoyed fishing and camping; he was a woodworker and enjoyed making knives. David’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and spoiling his grandchildren. David leaves behind a loving family to cherish his memory including his wife of 30 years Sharon (Lageman) Norris; three children, Mary Norris of Niles, Travis (Ellesse) Fleming of Highland MI, and Curtis Fleming of Watervliet; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cherie Messinger and Cynthia Briseno; and several nieces and nephews. David died Sunday, June 3, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. His parents Earl and Norma (Dominy) Norris precede David in death. Funeral services will be celebrated Saturday, June 9, at 12:00 p.m. with visitation prior at 11:00 a.m. at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Cemetery in Watervliet. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for David’s family at hutchinsfuneral.com.

WARREN HAYNES Warren’s life began March 24, 1927 in Alba, Michigan. Warren grew up in Alba where he graduated from Alba Community Schools. After high school he proudly served his country during WWII in the United States Army. When Warren returned home from the war he met the love of his life, Kathryn who was in Alba visiting friends. When Warren and Kathryn married he moved to Southwest Michigan where Kathryn was from and he went to work as a machinist at LECO. Warren was a member of Blossomland Amateur Radio Association, Coloma United Methodist Church, and enjoyed photography, taking pictures and developing his pictures. You could also find Warren enjoying nature watching the birds, squirrels, and deer. Warren leaves a loving family to cherish his memory which includes a brother Jean (Carol) Haynes; two sisters, Ella Harelson and Mary Alice Burkholder; and several nieces and nephews. Warren died May 28, 2018. His wife Kathryn Haynes and parents Benjamin and Clarinda (Andrews) Haynes precede Warren in death. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, June 23, at 2:00 p.m. at Coloma United Methodist Church with military rites. Memorials may be made in Warren’s memory to Caring Circle Hospice or Coloma United Methodist Church. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Warren’s family at hutchinsfuneral.com. WA8NUE signing off one last time.

HELEN LEILA (CARPP) RUSSELL Helen Leila (Carpp) Russell was born June 28, 1929 and passed away Friday, May 25, 2018 at Hampshire, in Merced, California.

0 comments

Related Posts

See All

Death Notices

Gerald Fricke, 92, of St. Joseph died July 25, 2021 at home. Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph Elizabeth Kurbis, 77, of Coloma died July 25, 2021 at Lakeland Hospital, Niles. Starks & Menchinger