07-11-2019 Tri-City Area Obituaries


Suzanne Marie Glass, 29, formerly of Coloma, passed away unexpectedly in Alaska on June 28, 2019.


Vera’s life began July 18, 1929, in Chicago, Illinois. She spent many years growing up and living in Chicago area. When her parents retired she moved with them to Southwest Michigan making Watervliet their home. She worked for several years as a telephone operator and as a press operator for a furniture company. Vera was a longtime member of Animal Aid and volunteered with Cub Scouts when her sons were young. She loved listening to music, especially enjoying her son play in the Southshore Concert Band. Vera died Tuesday, July 2, at Harvest Home in Berrien Springs. She leaves behind a son Lyle (Linda) Harrison, a grandson Jeffrey (Stacie) Harrison, and two great-granddaughters Ashley Harrison and Brittany LeMond. A son William precedes Vera in death along with her parents William and Bertha (Briegel) Patzmann. A memorial mass will be celebrated Friday, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation prior at 10:00 a.m. at St. Basil’s Catholic Church in South Haven. Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting Vera’s family with arrangements. Memorials may be made in Vera’s memory to Southshore Concert Band, P.O. Box 939, Bridgman, MI 49106. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Vera’s family at hutchinsfuneral.com.


Laura Margaret Winkel, 96, of Hartford, was born October 9, 1922 in Saint Joseph, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Michael and Frances (Shablow) Barchalk. Laura passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019 at Pine Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Stevensville. Laura is survived by her four children: Barbara (Robert) Blocker of Hartford, Ronald (Dana) Winkel of Frankfort, Kentucky, Richard (Sue) Winkel of Hartford and Brian Winkel of Coloma. She is also survived by four granddaughters and five grandsons, eight great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law: Lillian Barchalk. On January 4, 1945 Laura was united in marriage with Willard Winkel. Willard passed away on February 5, 2006. Laura was also preceded in passing by a son John Winkel. Laura owned and operated her own beauty salon at her home in Hartford for many years. She always cherished the times spent with her loving family. As per Laura’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service to honor her memory will commence at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 13 at the Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartford, with Pastor Frederick Adrian officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church flower fund to help keep the church’s grounds beautiful. The family has entrusted the Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford, with arrangements. Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at http://www.calvin-leonardfh.com.


Ardee Adam Faultersack, 87, of Felch, MI and Yuma, AZ, unexpectedly passed away on April 4, 2019 traveling to his home in the Upper Peninsula. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service for close friends and family will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 4337 Ridge Road in Stevensville. In lieu of flowers please make donations to: Zion Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 186, Felch MI 49831. Ardee was born March 29, 1932 in Rapid River, Michigan to Adam and Hildred (Jones) Faultersack. Ardee was an Airman 2nd Class in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict; he was a heavy equipment operator and helped re-building the airstrips all over the Far East. He was stationed in Tachikawa, Japan and was sent out from there to Korea, Formosa, Iwo Jima, Japan, Guam, and Philippines as he was needed. He was given a Korean Service Medal. He married his wife, Elaine (Anderson) Johnson, in 1978 and she preceded him in death in 2018. Between them they shared nine children; and many dogs. He retired from The Carpenters Union after 50 plus years building bridges throughout Michigan. After retiring he started his own business, “Advantage Stump Grinding and Tree Service”. Ardee had an amazing sense of humor and enjoyed life to its fullest. He had an everlasting love for the Upper Peninsula and his dogs he had through his lifetime. He was an avid fisherman and hunter; he enjoyed traveling the country to fish, hunt, or just visit. Ardee was never seen without a dog right by his side. He was a dedicated fan of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions and Michigan State. Ardee is survived by his children: Sandra (Jerry) Boomer, Steven (Eny) Faultersack, Susan (Chicky) Batista, Leora Faultersack, Janet (Frank) Jones, Tracy Faultersack, Hildy Faultersack, Linda (Al) Bolan, and Keith Johnson; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; his sisters: Bette (Vern) Harsch, Nancy (Milt) Brown; sisters-in-law: Rose Faultersack and Josephine Faultersack; many nieces, nephews, special friends and his forever loyal Labrador, Mable aka Maple. He was also preceded in death by two great-grandsons, his four brothers: Rodney Faultersack, Bob Faultersack, David Faultersack, and Jim Faultersack; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Faultersack and Betty Faultersack. He was also preceded by many loved dogs.

Death Notices

Albert Beebe, 68, of St. Joseph died June 15, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville

Wilma L. Igert, 88, of Benton Township died July 2, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Fairplain Chapel – Florin Funeral Service, Benton Harbor

Louis O. Coleman, 91, of Coloma Township died July 6, 2019 at home. Davidson Chapel – Florin Funeral Service, Coloma

Iva J. Penley, 74, of Baroda died July 4, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Pobocik Chapel – Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks