2-01-2018 Tri-City Area Obituaries


James “Jim” John Lull, age 96, of Bainbridge Twp. died January 27, 2018, in the comfort of his home, only 100 yards from the house where he was born on January 1, 1922. He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Louise (Muth) Lull, and his brother Charles Lull Jr.

PAUL G. BACHMAN Paul G. Bachman, of Coloma, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017, with family by his side, at the residence of his daughter and son-in-law, Eleanor and William Wick of San Diego, CA, three days before his 94th birthday. His wife, Jeanette Runions Bachman of 70 years preceded him in death on July 23, 2017. Also preceded him in death were his parents, Milla (Scott) and Norman Bachman and his five brothers, Harry, Leo, Roy, John, and Norman Jr. Bachman.

CONNIE JEAN (FREDRICKS) HAWKS Connie Jean (Fredricks) Hawks of Clarkston, formerly of Benton Harbor and Coloma; passed on to eternal life, January 27, 2018. Connie was born May 23, 1948 in Benton Harbor to Arthur and Elsie (Radke) Fredricks. Connie graduated from Coloma High School in 1966. She married Dale Arthur Hawks Sr. on July 15, 1967. They moved to Clarkston, Michigan in 1970 where they raised their three children and still live today. Connie will be remembered for the love and patience she had for her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing the slot machines at various casinos, and often she was very lucky. Connie also enjoyed watching Family Feud, other game shows and Blue Bloods. Her hobbies include collecting chicken knick knacks, spoons and toy monkeys. She took pride in her garden in Clarkston and enjoyed fishing at the “lake cottage” in Harrison. In her younger days she enjoyed bowling, playing softball and was active in her children’s lives as a cub scout den mother, girl scout troop leader, little league coach and boy scout fundraiser chairman and treasurer. Connie retired from Grand Blanc Printing in 2008 as a Bindery Supervisor. Connie is survived by her husband Dale of 50 years; three children Jeannie Hawks of Clarkston, Dale (Roxie) Hawks of Mt. Pleasant and Neil (Kathy) Hawks of Dacula, GA; six grandchildren Alissa (fiancé Logan Roth), Danielle, Zachary, Imani, Donovan and Julius; and one great-grandchild Rhiannon. Connie is also survived by her brothers and sisters Larry (Mary Jane) Fredricks, Robert Fredricks, Richey Losevs, Dale Fredricks, Walt (Nancy) Fredricks and Julie Ticknor. Also survived by, sister-in-law Margaret Fredricks, the late Judy (John) McCormick, Elaine (Bill) Sanford and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. Connie was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Richard, Arthur Jr. and Donald. Funeral Service was held Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Interment was at Lakeview Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics of Michigan, P.O. Box 795, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804-0795. Online guest book is available at www.wintfuneralhome.com.

Death Notices William Earl Whitaker Jr., 55, of South Haven died Jan. 23, 2018 at home. Davidson Chapel of Florin Funeral Service, Coloma Sue Duffy died Jan. 25, 2018 at Lakeland Hospital, Niles. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Coloma Yamila “Mimi” Marie Scherer, 67, of Sister Lakes died Nov. 1, 2017.

Edward Schramm, 63, of St. Joseph died Jan. 26, 2018 at home. Starks & Menchinger Chapel, St. Joseph Kenneth James Dykstra, 64, of South Haven died Jan. 29, 2018 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Filbrandt Family Funeral Home, South Haven


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