10-29-2020 Tri-City Obituaries


Kenneth Lyle Rau was born February 9, 1941 in Adrian, Michigan and went home to be with the Lord at the age of 79 on October 22, 2020.

Services celebrating his life were held on Tuesday, October 27, at the Lakeshore Hagar Cemetery in Hagar Township. Memorials may be made to the Niles Avenue Baptist Church. Please share messages, memories, or photos at www.florin.net.

A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Niles Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Willis officiating. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

Ken was an exceptional bowler for many years. He achieved two 300 games and sixteen 700 series games and was a member of the Wild Life Group at Kelly’s Bowl. Ken loved to play golf and achieved a hole-in-one in August of 2016 at Indian Hills.

Ken served in the United States Navy from June 1958 – Jan. 1962 achieving the rank of Machinist Mate Third Class. After being honorably discharged, Ken worked part time at the Herald Palladium for 20 years and Whirlpool full time for 45 years where he retired. He served God in many churches through his lifetime with his final church home being Niles Avenue Baptist Church where he continued to be an active member of God’s family.

Ken is survived by his loving wife Patsy (59 yrs. of marriage), their children Anthony Rau (Julie), Lisa Boone (Horace), one sister Paget Whitney (Bill), three grandchildren Steven Rau, Noah Rau and Tegan Champine, four great-grandchildren Adrian, Matt, James and Cole and several nieces and nephews.

Death Notices

Davin R. Bisnett, 72, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Sister Lakes, died Oct. 26, 2020 at Park Place Assisted Living, Kalamazoo. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

Elizabeth Anne (McGulpin) Mainwaring, 87, formerly of Watervliet, died Oct. 24, 2020. Pedersen Funeral Home, Rockford MI

Marcia W. Hornbarger, 97, of Watervliet died Oct. 24, 2020 at home. Davidson Chapel – Florin Funeral Service, Coloma

Gertrude M. (Schmuhl) Tillstrom, 95, of St. Joseph died Oct. 23, 2020 at Woodland Terrace Assisted Living, Bridgman. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

Rosemary Frances Fogarty, 74, of Benton Harbor died Oct. 21, 2020. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma

Virginia Rose VanAntwerp, 92, of St. Joseph died Oct. 19, 2020. Boyd Chapel – Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, Bridgman

Dewey Hiler, 75, of Traverse City MI, died Oct. 19, 2020. Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Traverse City

Rachel Curl, 20, died Oct. 17, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford