07-16-2020 Tri-City Area Obituaries


NANCY LOU TRUHN Nancy Lou Truhn, 73, was born February 10, 1947 to Donald and Barbara (Lee) Truhn at Watervliet Hospital in Watervliet, Michigan. She lived in Cookeville, Tennessee with her son Karl Truhn Koch caring for her after her longtime companion Wayne Hazen passed in 2014.

CATHERINE ANN STANKUS Catherine Ann (Michaud) Stankus, 71, of Berrien Springs, MI, formerly of Coloma, passed away June 27, 2020 at Loving Care Nursing Home in Berrien Springs, MI.

MAY RUTHERFORD May Rutherford, 50, of Covert Township died Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph after a long illness. A family service celebrating her life will be held at a later date at Fish Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by the Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Coloma. Please share memories, messages or photos at www.florin.net. May was born on Nov. 29, 1969 in Watervliet. She married her husband, Michael Rutherford, and together they have celebrated 28 years of marriage. May was a member of the Coloma General Baptist Church. Her hobby was riding horses. She enjoyed Country and Western concerts and wrestling on TV. May was a caring person. Her family includes her husband, Michael, of Covert; her mother, Joann Lake of Iron Mountain, MI; her daughter, Leona Rutherford, of Covert; her two step-sons, Joshua Rutherford and Vernon Rutherford, both of St. Joseph; her sisters, Dawn (Lucy) Jicha of Iron Mountain, MI and Dianne Salmon of Detroit; her brother, Robert Fuller of WI; her four step-grandchildren and her two step-great-grandchildren, Joshua and Caden. May was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Fuller in 1992.

Death Notices Joyce Griffin, 85, of Watervliet died July 13, 2020 at home. Hutchins Funeral Home, Watervliet Helen J. “Jeanne” Koebel, 87, of Berrien Springs died July 10, 2020 at Cartel Inns of Lakeland, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph Imogene “Gene” Chester, 93, of Stevensville died July 9, 2020 at home. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph John Archie, 62, of Benton Harbor died July 5, 2020. Hutchins Funeral Home, Watervliet Kelley L. Weatherly, 58, of Baldwin MI, formerly of Benton Harbor, died July 4, 2020 at home. Verdun Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Baldwin MI William Foster Sr., 93, of Keeler died July 3, 2020 in Dowagiac. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford Barbara J. Robinson, 89, of Naples FL, formerly of St. Joseph and Coloma, died July 3, 2020 at home. Legacy Options Funeral & Cremation Services, Naples FL


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