07-25-2019 Tri-City Area Obituaries

MARION L. DAVIS The family of Marion Davis shares the sad news of her passing on Sunday, July 21 at her home, The Vineyard in Kalamazoo, surrounded by her family.

ARVID FREEMONT FRAZIER Arvid Freemont Frazier shed the constraints of his physical body and Parkinson’s disease on June 27, 2019. Arvid was born in Watervliet to Thomas & Helena (Price) Frazier on February 14, 1933, the 8th of 10 children. He married Henrietta Shimer on October 11, 1952. He enlisted in the United States Navy and spent the next four years serving on the USS Midway as a Fireman 1st Grade & Electrical Engineer. Arvid then joined the Navy Reserves while working at the Watervliet Paper Mill. Years later, he moved the family to Clear, Alaska where he worked on the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System for the U.S. Defense Dept. He retired from I & M Electric/AEP working as a specialist in Doble testing throughout SW Michigan.

BRUCE FREDERICK SCHRAMM Bruce passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He was born on June 16, 1952 in Benton Harbor to his parents Norman and Donna (Boerma) Schramm. Bruce graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1970. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served his country during the Viet Nam war era. Upon returning to the St. Joseph area he worked at Mac Engineering and later began driving for various freight companies, retiring in June 2009 with 25 years of service with the Teamsters out of the USF Holland Terminal in South Bend, Indiana. On October 29, 1994 he married Donna Appel in Coloma. Bruce loved his wife, son and family and the many close friends he made over the years. In his younger years he played a lot of baseball, loved to fish and hunt, and competed nationally in archery. In his later years, he enjoyed vacationing with his wife and their friends in Mexico, the game of golf and wintering in Florida. Besides his wife Donna, he is survived by his son, Adam (Erin) Schramm; mother Donna Mertin of St. Joseph; and brothers Dave Schramm and Martin (Beth Kraft) Schramm; and a sister Sandy (Roger) Sullivan. Other survivors include his sisters-in-law Carol (Fred) Reeves and Laurie Appel (Mike Zilo), both of Coloma; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Two Godchildren, Kiersten and Bryan Ashenbremer of Lowell, Michigan also survive him. He was preceded in death by his father Norman Schramm; his grandparents Fred and Dalila Schramm and Vern and Eva Clayton and by his in-laws Rudy and Evelyn Appel. Per his wishes, no visitation or funeral services will be held. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma is in charge of arrangements. Memorials in Bruce’s memory may be made to the donor’s choice. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so at www.duffieldpastrick.com.

KERRY HAUS Kerry’s life began September 17, 1949 in Arkansas. When he was a young child his parents moved to Michigan making Watervliet their home. Kerry grew up in Watervliet where he graduated high school. After high school he studied accounting at Harding University. Kerry became an over the road truck driver and eventually moved out to California to run a trucking company with his father. When he wasn’t working you could find him enjoying sports especially bowling, basketball, baseball and golf. He loved to visit with his family which includes his brother Mike (Linda) Haus of Watervliet and four cousins Jeff (Wanda) Haus of Hartford, Steve (Dawn) Haus of Florida, Jerry (Lori) Davis of Watervliet, and Sheila (Michael) Loihle of Vermont. Kerry died Friday, July 5, at his home in California. His parents Vernon and Bonnie (Beshiers) Haus precede Kerry in death. Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet assisted Kerry’s family with cremation and he will be laid to rest in Arkansas. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Kerry’s family at hutchinsfuneral.com.

Death Notices Brionna A. Capozio, 24, of Coloma died July 12, 2019 at home. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph Pamela A. (Baser) Sanicki, 72, of Coloma died July 18, 2019 at home. Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Benton Harbor Piper Boven, 7 months, of Coloma died July 18, 2019 at home. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma John L. Shearer, 69, of Coloma died July 17, 2019 at home. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma Jeanette “Jan” V. Bell, 81, of Watervliet died July 20, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan Patricia E. Hill, 76, of Hartford died July 9, 2019 at Ascension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford

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