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    Robert Curtiss

    Robert Curtiss Kalamazoo Robert Delson Curtiss, 71, of Kalamazoo, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. He was born October 25, 1947 in Wabash, Indiana, the son of Wilson L. Curtiss and Kathryn (Price) Curtiss. Robert had 20 years of service as a welder with the Dana Company in Syracuse Indiana.  He loved motorcycles and corvettes and enjoyed reading a good book. He treasured time with his beloved dogs and his family. On November 20, 1971 in Paw Paw, he married Mary Baldwin Curtiss who…

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    Bradley Noeldner

    Bradley Noeldner Paw Paw Bradley John Noeldner, 66, of Paw Paw, MI, died February 18, 2019, in Kalamazoo, MI.   He was born October 10, 1952, in Watertown, SD, the son of Howard and Margaret (Downes) Noeldner. Brad graduated from South Shore High School and Lake Area Vocational Technical Institute in South Dakota with his construction degree. He worked construction for Buland Bros. Construction for 13 years, specializing in churches. He was in on the construction of over 300 churche…

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    David Gardner

    David Gardner Lawrence David Michael Gardner, 64, of Lawrence, passed away Monday January 28, 2019 at his home. He was born May 8, 1954 in Paw Paw, the son of  the late Robert L.Gardner and Joyce L.(Marks) Gardner . David, cherished his family including his Poodles, he loved riding his tractor and gardening around his home. For 43 years he was a self employed builder, his life passion that he begun at age 17. He is survived by his wife, Robyn (Fuller) Gardner who survives. He is also sur…

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    Shirley Tellam

    Shirley Tellam Kalamazoo Shirley Ann Tellam, 82, of Kalamazoo, passed away Sunday January 13, 2019. She was born July 10, 1936 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Lester C. and Janet (Weston) Monroe. Shirley was active in working and teaching with her husband in their bowling business. She enjoyed interior design and decorating. She was a past member of Mothers Club and served as assistant for Van Buren Co. Polio Drive, which she had when she was four years old. Shirley served one term on the K.W.B…

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    Elodia Gonzalez

    Elodia Gonzalez Mattawan Elodia De La Garza Gonzalez, 88, of Mattawan, MI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 14, 2019, in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born on November 27, 1931, daughter of Napoleon and Estella De La Garza, in a small town in Mexico. Elodia met her Husband Alfonso and they were married on October 29, 1948. She was a migrant worker who traveled to the Unites States with her children by her side and saved enough money to build a home for them in Mattaw…

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    Jerry Robinson

    Jerry Robinson Jerry  Wayne  Robinson , 68, of Paw Paw, MI, passed away on January 12, 2019, at home. He was born February 17, 1950, in Springfield, VT, son of Robert and Bernice (Baker) Robinson. Jerry graduated from Reseda High School in 1968. He married the love of his life, JoAnn in 1970 and was drafted into the United States Army where he served faithfully from 1970 to 1972. Upon his discharge from the Army, he worked for Deluxe Check Printers in CA. and retired after 30 y…

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    Eugene Mitchell

    Eugene Mitchell Paw Paw Eugene Ralph Mitchell, 88, of Paw Paw, peacefully went into the loving arms of Kathleen Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Maple Lake Assisted Living. He was born May 12, 1930 in Chicago, the son of the late Joseph James and Dorothy (Klazura) Mitchell. Gene served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 3798 4th degree, and a member of the American Legion McGowan – Johnson Post 68 in Paw Paw. Gene operated the …

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    Margurite Bellware

    Margurite Bellware Paw Paw Over nine decades, from Chicago to Paw Paw, Mich., there was never a lonely neighbor, a household pet or a niece, nephew, cousin or friend who left Margurite Bellware’s table hungry or unhappy. A child of Italian immigrants, Margurite (who was alternately known as “Maggie” or “Aunt Marge”) spent her life devoted to the comfort and care of her friends and family. She was best-loved for her cooking, closely followed by her warm touch, which typically… Over…

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    Barbara Alden

    Barbara Alden Paw Paw Barbara Anne Alden, 70, of Paw Paw, MI, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo. She was born on November 19, 1948 in Paw Paw to the late Kenneth B. and Evelyn  A.(VanDerRoest ) Alden. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim VanWyk in 2017. She is survived by her sister, Jackie Alden, brother, Jim (Barb) Alden; sister, Bobbi (John) Crosby; three sons, Tim (Roxanne) VanWyk, Derek (Kelly ) VanWyk, Steven VanWyk; two grandchildren, Gar…

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    Andres Cardenas

    Andres Cardenas Paw Paw Andres Cantu Cardenas, 66, of Paw Paw, MI, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 at his home.  He was born March 5, 1952 in Laredo, Texas, the son of the late Jesus Morales Cardenas and Celestina (Cantu) Cardenas. On July 14, 1979 in Comstock, Andres was united in marriage to Betsylee (Ryan) Cardenas who preceded him in death  in 2006. He is survived by his daughter, Andrea (Roger) Miller, three sisters, Irene (Alan) Turner, Celestina (Nolan) Cardenas and Rut…

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    George Siskaninetz

    George Siskaninetz Paw Paw George Siskaninetz, 83, of Paw Paw, MI, passed away Monday December 24, 2018 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born February 11, 1935 in Decatur, the son of the late John and Mary (Forzan) Siskaninetz . George joined the Air Force after graduating from Decatur High School, he then proudly served his country in  the Air Force. He worked for the Eaton Corporation for 25 years and retired from MDOT. George served as Past Commander for the Amer…

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    Edward Cerny

    Edward Cerny Lawton Edward Charles Cerny, Jr., 86, of Lawton, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 at his home. He was born June 22, 1932 in Midlothian, Illinois, to the late Edward Charles, Sr., and Sophia Ann (Kadlec) Cerny. Ed was a member of the Lawton Antique Tractor Club and the Southwest Michigan Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed outdoor activities, camping, 4-wheeling and trains. On July 3, 1951, in Lawton, he married Patricia J. Cerny who preceded him in death. He is survived by his daugh…

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    Dorothy Hande

    Dorothy Hande Paw Paw Dorothy H. Hande, 92, of Paw Paw, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo. She was born November 12, 1926 in Chicago, to the late John and Margaret (Schuh) Freer. On January 9, 1951 in Paw Paw, she was united in marriage to Harold L. Hande, who preceded her in death June 9, 2018. She was a longtime member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Paw Paw. She is survived by her two sons, Mark Hande and Joseph (LuAnn) Hande; five daughters, Margaret Hand…

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    Jax Grissom

    Jax Grissom Kalamazoo Jax Patrick Melvin Grissom, 8 months of Kalamazoo, passed away suddenly December 30, 2018 at home. He was born May 2, 2018 in Kalamazoo, son of Jacob Grissom and Krystina Werner whom survive. Also surviving are grandparents, Dan (Julie) Werner, James Grissom and Crysta (Cory) McNair, great grandparents, Shirley Kalmbach, Leo Lanphear and Lyla Blue. The family will receive friends Friday, January 4, 2019 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Paw Paw, where a…

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    Norbert Kolassa

    Norbert Kolassa Paw Paw Norbert A. Kolassa, 85, of Paw Paw, passed away December 30, 2018 at his home. He was born December 13,1933 in Chicago, the son of John Kolassa and Martha Kolassa . Norbert was raised in Chicago and served in the Army. For many years in Chicago he worked as a handy man repairing washing machines. It was no secret that his passion at this time in his life was baseball. He was an avid baseball player, even turning down a good job offer to keep his time free for baseball!…

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    Guyneal Harring

    Guyneal Harring Paw Paw Guyneal Ann “Jill” Harring, 68, of Paw Paw, went to be with the Lord January 2, 2019 in the comfort of her home in Paw Paw. Jill was born in Kalamazoo to the late Clare and “Ginger” (Teachout) Diamon. She graduated from Kalamazoo Central and went on to work for J.M. Wilson, White and White and later in her career retired from The Coca-Cola Company. She married the love of her life, Roland Harring on April 15, 1978. Jill enjoyed life, Mary Kay being her favorite… Guyn…

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    William Woodman

    William Woodman William H. Woodman, age 95, of Paw Paw passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at his home.  Bill was born September 20, 1923 in Kalamazoo, MI the son of the late John Gray and Lillian Fern (Andrews) Woodman.  He was a graduate of Paw Paw High School, graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, member of the Alpha Zeta Fraternity and MSU Alumni Association.  Bill was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army Air Force as a …

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    Steven Kendall

    Steven Kendall Steven James Kendall, 48, of Kalamazoo, MI, passed away early Saturday morning, September 29, 2018, at home. Steve was born in Kalamazoo on March 8, 1970, the son of Ronald (Mary) Kendall, Sr., and Donna (Ronald) Griffen.   Steve graduated from Lawrence High School in 1989. He worked in the restaurant business for several years, but most recently transported people to the doctors and run errands for them. Steve loved paintball with his friends, target practice, and cooking…

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    Gary White

    Gary White Gary Lee White, age 76, of Paw Paw, Michigan passed away early Tuesday morning, September 25, 2018 with Beth at his side. Gary was born in Flint, Michigan on September 12, 1942 the son of Emerson and Marian (Mohney) White. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1964-1966.           Gary was united in marriage to the former Elizabeth Maywood on June 29, 1968 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Paw Paw, Michigan. He was a model… G…

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    Esther Marcelletti

    Esther Marcelletti Please check back for complete obituary. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Adams Funeral Home, where a Rosary service will commence at 7:30 pm. Mass of Christian burial will follow on Saturday, at 10:00 am at Saint Mary Catholic Church, Paw Paw, with Fr. Joseph Xavier and Fr. Alan Jorgensen officiating. Burial will conclude at Saint Mary Cemetery.  Please check back for complete obituary. The family will receive f…

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    William Lantz

    William Lantz Bill passed away at Bronson Methodist Hospital on Saturday, September 22, 2018. He was born January 11, 1936 in Howard County, Indiana; one of 6 children born to the late Carl and Edna (Troyer) Lantz. His surviving siblings are Rosanne Voltmer, Jim Lantz and Ken Lantz. He is preceded in death by his siblings Carlyne Jeffries, Keith Lantz and his grandson Levi Hatfield. After graduation from Fairview (Michigan) High School, he joined the Army and served in the Occupation Forces i…

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    David Clark

    David Clark David Gibbons Clark Sr. August 4, 1949 – September 16, 2018   Dave was born in Chalfont St. Giles, England on August 4, 1949 to parents Gibbons and Phyllis Clark.  His father was a pastor, so growing up they lived in a few different Michigan communities where he served in local churches.   Dave attended Lansing Sexton High School through his junior year of high school.  He then graduated from Northville HS in Northville, MI in 1967.  He studied at Moo…

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    Albert Treat

    Albert Treat Albert B. Treat, age 94, of Paw Paw, passed away Tuesday morning, September 18, 2018 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence, Battle Creek, MI. Family will receive friends Friday, September 21, 2018 from 5-8PM at Adams Funeral Home; where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:30 PM under the auspices of Paw Paw-Lawton, Lodge #25 F&AM. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:00 AM from the Paw Paw United Methodist Church with Reverend Bob Lynch to officiate. In…

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    Ben Tombs

    Ben Tombs  Ben Alfred Tombs age 85, passed away unexpectedly September 13, 2018 in Darby, PA. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is being planned for a later date in Zephyrhills, FL.  Ben Alfred Tombs age 85, passed away unexpectedly September 13, 2018 in Darby, PA. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is being planned for a later date in Zephyrhills, FL. View

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    Mark Bessey

    Mark Bessey Mark Thomas Bessey, age 58, of Paw Paw, passed away September 12, 2018. He was born in Paw Paw on September 24, 1959 to Tom and Joanne Bessey whom survive. Also surviving is his brother, Jeffrey (Anne) Bessey of Woodbury, New Jersey, sister, Cynthia Hatfield of Norton Shores, Michigan along with two nephews, Jason and Matthew and one niece Sarah. Mark graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1979 and joined the Army. He mainly served in Germany prior to reassignment to Fort Hood Texa…

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    Sophia Ernst-Kucsera

    Sophia Ernst-Kucsera   Sophia Jade Ernst-Kucsera, age 3 years, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Almena, Michigan. Sophia was born May 27, 2015 in Kalamazoo, Michigan the daughter of Corey Kucsera and Tasha Ernst. She was a very happy child; her laughter was infectious. Sophia loved to dance and sing and collect rocks. Her favorite movie was Mohana & Trolls. Sophia also loved playing with her cat, her kitchen set and her swing; but most of all she loved playing with her broth…

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    Yvonne Black

    Yvonne Black   Yvonne O. Black, age 82, of Paw Paw passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, September 2, 2018 at her home with family by her side. Yvonne was born January 11, 1936 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Omer and Orphina (Demaret) Francq. She retired from Visiting Nurses Association in 1998 after many dedicated years. Yvonne enjoyed gardening, art, reading, cooking, sewing, crocheting and spending time with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed. Yvonne is survived…

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    Jacob Kozul

    Jacob Kozul Please check back for complete obituary. A gathering of family and friends will be held Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, where a prayer service will commence at 7:30 p.m. A memorial service will take place Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2 Michigan Street N.E. Grand Rapids, MI. The family will receive friends beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Please check back for …

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    Ian Ridderbos

    Ian Ridderbos Ian Dominic Ridderbos, age 43, of Sparta, formerly of Paw Paw, left his earthly life August 24, 2018. He was born May 28, 1975 in Paw Paw to John and Dee Ann (Sperti) Ridderbos whom survive. Ian is also survived by his brother, John (Nikki) Ridderbos, grandmother, Emma Ridderbos, one niece Alyssa and one nephew Alexander Ridderbos, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. Ian is preceded in death by his grandfather, John Ridderbos and grandparents Dominic and Pauline Sperti. I…

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    Leonard Romanak

    Leonard Romanak Leonard Harry Romanak, age 69, of Bangor, passed away suddenly August 23, 2018. He was born on November 17, 1948 in Mattawan to the late John and Vivian (Smead) Romanak. Leonard is survived by his wife, Donna (Curtis-Lopez) Romanak, four children and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter. Leonard proudly served in the Marines. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed playing a game of cards.   The family will receive friends on Monday, August 27, fro…

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    Tabitha Wisecup

    Tabitha Wisecup Tabitha Wisecup, age 40, of Ypsilanti, formerly of Paw Paw, passed away suddenly on August 23, 2018. She is survived by her mother, Sylvia (Earl) Smith, her father, Harvey Wisecup, sister, Sabrina Barker, three brothers, Gene (Jenessa) Smith, Corey (Jen) Smith, Dylan (Megan) Smith, nephew, Jeremiah, three nieces, Bre-tana, Jada and Jaris. Tabitha is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Tabitha was a graduate of Paw Paw Highschool, she took pride in her wor…

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    Evelyn Tolhurst

    Evelyn Tolhurst Evelyn Tolhurst, age 69, of Mattawan, passed away at home with her family by her side on August 17, 2018. She was born October 1, 1948 in Buchanan, Michigan, to the late Lester and Mildred Kelley. She is survived by her five children, Deborah Stickney, Sheila (Mark) Gill, Curtis (Freda) Tolhurst, Rhonda (Joseph) Jones, and Angela Young, eight grandchildren, Ashley (Josh) Kuhl, Robert (Lindsey) Spicher, Stephen (Billee) Honda, Meagan Spicher, Alexis Stickney, Brandon Gill, Kris…

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    Nanna Hagard

    Nanna Hagard Nanna Elizabeth Hagard, age 90, of Paw Paw, passed away August 14, 2018 at her home. She was born in Barum, Norway, May 2, 1928 to the late Ailey and Abigail (Bogen) Stephsen. Nanna is survived by her husband, Per Hagard, whom she married September 13, 1952 in Oslo, Norway. Also surviving are her three daughters, Merete Powers, Toril (Per) Lien and Marianne Abbott, three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Nanna was preceded in death by her parents and her brother. Nanna…

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    Claire Robinson

    Claire Robinson Claire Kaichen Robinson, age 14, of Paw Paw, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. She was born April 2, 2004 in Taiyuen, China. She is survived by her parents, Kelly and Rebecca (Owen) Robinson, five siblings, Ben Robinson, Tatiana Bryant, Jenny Robinson, Dan (McKalia) Robinson and Colton Robinson, grandparents, Bruce and Donna Owen, along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Claire had an infectious smile and enjoye…

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    Esther Nolan

    Esther Nolan Esther M. Nolan, age 91 of Paw Paw, passed away August 11, 2018. She was born in Chicago on October 23, 1926 to the late Joseph and Petranella (Wachowski) Soltysinski. She is survived by her children Robert (Wife Nancy) Nolan, Melanie Baggett, grandson, Nicholas (Fiancée Melissa Bigelow) Baggett, great grandson Nolan Baggett, her two canine companions, PunKin Pi, Ruby Jo, along with extended family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Nolan, her dog Poppy, siblin…