12-24-2020 Obituaries


Pauline Lucille Pipkins, 72, of Hartford passed away Dec. 18, 2020 in Calhoun, Georgia.

Pauline’s ashes will be laid to rest next to her husband George, 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 at Fairview Cemetery in Watervliet. Those wishing to leave an online message of remembrance may do so at www.duffieldpastrick.com.

Pauline was born June 29, 1948 in Battle Creek to Ted and Shirley (Ward) Moore. She has resided in Hartford since 1965 and currently is a Regional Advisor for International Student Exchange for over the past 30 years.

Survivors include a son Charles (Bonnie) Broadhurst Jr., a daughter Heather (Nacer) Tag, step-sons Joe Diehl and Jamie (Cindy) Diehl, and her very close companion, Bob Lerma. Also surviving are four sisters, Rosetta Ginger Middaugh, Linda (Vic) Blanton, Lila (Ned) Gibson and Robin (James) Campbell, a brother Terry (Lisa) Moore; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents Pauline was preceded in death by her husband George in 2012, a daughter Laurie Ann Pipkins, stepson Paul Pipkins, daughter-in-law Tammy Diehl, a brother Teddy “Butch” Moore and a granddaughter Miranda Leisure.


Kathleen “Kathy” Zink, 73, of Watervliet died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

Family services will be held at a later date and cremation has taken place. Memorials may be made to the Berrien County Animal Shelter at 1400 S. Euclid Ave. in Benton Harbor. Arrangements are by the Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Coloma. Please share messages, memories or photos at www.florin.net.

Kathy was born on Oct. 14, 1947 in Benton Harbor. Her parents were Victor and Helena Bullinger. She graduated from Lakeshore High School in 1965. Kathy married her husband, Frederick Zink, and he preceded her in death in 1988. She was employed at the Harding’s Super Market for a long time and retired as the Scanning Coordinator.

Kathy enjoyed bird watching and going to the area beaches. She also collected anything that had “pigs” on it and enjoyed shopping at the antique shows and estate sales. Kathy was also an artist and enjoyed drawing and painting. She was a kind, caring and loving mother and grandmother to her children and grandchildren. Kathy was a “good friend” to her family and friends.

Her family includes her daughters, Micki Zink of Coloma; Kim Chiorean of Boynton Beach, FL; Terri Mackesy of Fort Myers, FL and Kris Koronka of Johannesburg, MI; her sister, Bonnie Hauck of Coloma, her 4 grandchildren and her 2 great-grandchildren.


Surrounded by family, Patricia (Miller) Stade, beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at the age of 83.

Pat was born on July 28, 1937, in Coloma to Kenneth and Margaret (Hill) Miller. She graduated from Grand Ledge High School in Michigan and completed college in 1959 – the first in her family to do so – at Albion College, then worked as a Community Organizer in South Chicago and as the Associate Director of the Methodist Student Foundation at Northwestern University.

In June of 1964, she married Ramon Stade at Englewood Methodist Church in Chicago. After living in Wausau, Wis., through the birth of their first son, Nathan, they sought adventure, moving to East Africa where they lived for nine years, during which time they had a second son, David. Upon returning to the United States, the family settled in Stevens Point, Wis. in 1976, where Pat pursued her passion in social services, culminating as the Director of the Portage County Commission on Aging.

Upon retirement, Pat and Ramon moved to Madison, where they have resided for the past 21 years, regularly traveling throughout the world, as she never lost her taste for a good adventure. Pat engaged her love of song through participation in many choirs throughout her life and notably passed this to both of her granddaughters, Isabella and Samantha. She also loved to cook, bird-watch, travel, watching the Green Bay Packers and Badgers basketball, and most of all spending quality time with friends and family.

Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth and mother, Margaret.

She is survived by her husband, Ramon; her sisters, Sally (Phletus) Williams and Joan (Bill) Webb and their families; two sons, David (Megan Sweeney) and Nathan; and her granddaughters; as well as a wonderfully diverse and caring extended family and group of dear friends. Her warm, engaging presence, enthusiasm, and especially her kindness will be deeply missed by us all. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.


Milburn Burchfield, 96, of Hartford, formerly of Newport, Ark. passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at the Willows in St. Joseph.

Due to COVID-19, a service celebrating his life for family and friends, both of Michigan and Arkansas, will be held at a later date when restrictions permit. Donations in memory of Mel may be forwarded to the family in care of his daughter, Marney Santo, 121 South Street, Lawrence, MI 49064. Those wishing to leave an online message of remembrance may do so at www.duffieldpastrick.com.

Mel was born January 30, 1924 in Jacksonport, Arkansas to Jesse and Ruth (Warren) Burchfield. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army. Mel, also known as “Fuzzy”, loved fishing, going to auctions and was the owner of Fuzzy’s Bargain Barn. He lived in Michigan until 1983 and then moved to Arkansas where he resided before returning to Michigan in May of 2020. He often remarked he was going to live to be 100 and almost made it. He will be laid to rest back in Arkansas at a later date.

Survivors include three sons; Ron (Pam) Burchfield of Bangor, Kevin Burchfield of Hartford, Doug (Melvina) Burchfield of Hartford; and one daughter, Marney (Thomas) Santo of Lawrence. Also surviving is one sister Nina Jones of Hartford, one grandchild, and five great-grandchildren.

Mel was preceded in death by his brother Jack Burchfield, sisters Monnie Grimes and Agnes Moore all of Arkansas, and a granddaughter Hali Burchfield of Hartford.

Death Notices

Lorraine H. Rennhack, 90, of Coloma died Dec. 20, 2020 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma

Martin L. Trousdale, 56, of Coloma died Dec. 13, 2020 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph.