ERICH J. SMITH Erich J. Smith, 49, of St. Joseph passed away at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor on August 4, 2018 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11 at Salem Lutheran Church with burial following in Coloma Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Memorial donations in Erich’s memory may be made to the University of Michigan Pulmonary Research. Those wishing to leave a message of comfort for the family online may do so at www.duffieldpastrick.com.
CULLEN STEVENS CHILD Jr. Cullen Stevens Child Jr. passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Bullhead City, Arizona at the age of 78. He was born to Cullen Stevens Child and Mildred Augusta (Post) Child, in New Rachelle, New York, on August 11, 1939. He later moved to Michigan and graduated from Coloma High School in 1958. He joined the U.S. Air Force after graduation, and was stationed at Travis City Air Force Base in California, as a surgical tech. He later graduated from Brigham Young University in 1975. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna Jean Davis, soon after joining the service in 1960. They had a son, Steven in 1961, a daughter, Jean in 1964, and a daughter, Lisa in 1976.
FRED WOODWARD Fred’s life began September 28, 1947, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. He grew up on the family farm in Coloma and attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from Coloma High School. As a young man he earned the rank of Eagle Scout and he served his country in the United States Army. Fred continued his desire to serve his community growing through the ranks of the North Berrien Fire and Rescue where he retired as Lieutenant. You could also find him running Woodward’s Bait and Tackle in Coloma. Outside of work and putting out fires Fred loved nature, hunting and fishing with friends. Fred dearly loved his family which includes his wife Llynee (Betz) Woodward; two sons Fred E. Woodward and Michael Hinton; four grandchildren Lauryn Woodward, Amber Hinton, Tiffany Hinton, and Jaden Hinton; four brothers Tim (Victoria) Woodward, Dave (Dawn) Woodward, John (D’Ann) Woodward, and Paul Woodward; three sisters Christine (Jerry) Rivers, Caroline Woodward, and Beth (Dave) Bradbury; and many dearly loved nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Fred died Thursday, July 26, 2018. His parents Fred C. and Rita (Kibler) Woodward precede Fred in death. Fred’s life will be celebrated August 11, 2018, starting at Watervliet Fire Station at 11:00 a.m. with a procession to North Berrien Fire Station #1 in Coloma where a memorial service will be celebrated. Memorials may be made in Fred’s memory to Watervliet Firemen’s Association, North Berrien Firemen’s Association, or Caring Circle Hospice. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Fred’s family at hutchinsfuneral.com.
Death Notices Joyce Morlock, 83, of Coloma died July 31, 2018 at home. Duffield & Patrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma
Nanette “Nan” Keifer, 66, of Hartford died July 30, 2018 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph
DeLores “Lori” B. Kiser, 61, of St. Cloud FL, formerly of the Tri-City Area, died Aug. 1, 2018 at home.
Ernest Allen Daisy, 70, of Hartford died July 25, 2018 at home. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford
Betsy Nash Jacobs, 86, of Sister Lakes died August 6, 2018 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph