09-19-2019 Tri-City Area Obituaries

WILLIAM E. OTTE William E. Otte, 93, passed away on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at his home in Coloma, surrounded by his family. He was born June 27, 1926 in St. Joseph to Alfred and Lettie (Brightup) Otte. He attended Benton Harbor High School. He was drafted in the United States Army in 1944 and proudly served his country until he was honorably discharged in 1946. On July 4, 1953, William married Frances Voit at a ceremony in Benton Harbor.

THOMAS J. POWERS A Memorial Mass for Tom J. Powers, 77, of Coloma, Michigan, will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 157 Lucinda Lane, Watervliet. Tom, a devoted husband, father, brother and friend, passed away on January 9, 2019, in Naples, Florida.

Death Notices Patrick Callahan, 69, of Hartford died Sept. 12, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph.

James H. Case, 69, of Sister Lakes died Sept. 10, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

Frances M. Hammer, 84, of Watervliet died Sept. 16, 2019 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, St. Joseph.

Thomas G. Lafayette, Jr., 63, of Arizona, formerly of Benton Harbor, died Aug. 2, 2019. Fairview Memorial Cemetery, Watervliet.

Vivian N. Neff, 86, of Coloma, died Sept. 14, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma.

Hans Schulz, 91, of Berrien Springs died Sept. 10, 2019 at Jenny’s Place in Berrien Springs. Heritage Chapel, Berrien Springs

Melissa Spica, 50, of Arizona, formerly of Coloma, died Feb. 15, 2019.