Kathryn "Sarge" Welcher

Sep 17, 2022


Kathryn “Kate” Welcher, of Plainwell, MI passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the age of 81. She was born on August 22, 1941, to Paul and Barbara (Nyberg) Welcher. Kathryn served her country as a medical nurse in the US Army. Kate loved to read, watch gameshows and old westerns. She always loved to garden. She dedicated...

Ronald LaVerne Wedge

Oct 4, 2022


Ronald LaVerne Wedge, of Allegan, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at the age of 84. Ronald was born in Allegan, MI to Forrest and Rosena (Austin) Wedge on March 8, 1938.

While at please take time to sign Ronald's guestbook and/or share a memory with his family.

The Wedge family is being cared for by the Avink,...

Sanford "Sam" Loyal Miller

Sep 29, 2022

Sanford “Sam” L. Miller, age 96, of Vicksburg, Michigan, died peacefully at his home with family by his side on September 29, 2022.  Sam was born in Butler, Indiana and together with his wife Geraldine, who preceded him in death, made their home in Vicksburg since 1952.  He was a lifelong member of Lakeland Reformed Church and his family and...

Clarence "Larry" Charkowski

Sep 28, 2022


Clarence P. Charkowski, Jr, known as “Larry” of Plainwell, MI peacefully went home to the Lord on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at age 82. He is the son of the late Clarence P. Charkowski, Sr “Bojack” and Lucille (Niedzwieski) born January 21, 1940 in Kalamazoo, MI. It was a nun educator at St. Mary’s elementary school who renamed him...

Dolores Joan Lash

Sep 27, 2022

Dolores Joan (Holroyd) Lash of Vicksburg, MI passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the age of 87. She was born in Kalamazoo, MI on January 23, 1935, the daughter of Samuel and Marie (Dewey) Holroyd.

She grew up in Mendon, MI on a farm owned by her parents, and from a very young age she learned the value...

Isabel Silva

Sep 27, 2022

Isabel (Guerrero) Silva of Kalamazoo, MI passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at the age of 83. She was born in Weslaco, TX on July 8, 1939, the daughter of Santos and Maria (Reyes) Guerrero.

She was a loving, caring and selfless mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and her greatest joy was spending time with family. She enjoyed watching...

Willis Doezema

Sep 27, 2022

Willis Doezema, 87, of Shelbyville, Michigan, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Willis, the son of the late Frank & Jennie (Balfoort) Doezema, was born in Cascade, MI, moving to Shelbyville in 1942 where he grew up farming with his dad. After attending East Martin Christian School and a year at Martin...

Marjorie Wahley

Sep 26, 2022


Marjorie Wahley, of Vicksburg, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2022, at the age of 93. Marjorie was born to Guin and Gladys (Lyon) Sherman on July 14, 1929. She is retired from the Compliance department of the Department of Agriculture. In her spare time, she liked to garden and take care of all her bird visitors. Margorie is...

Fred Olm

Sep 24, 2022

Fred Olm, champion wrestler, loving son, husband, brother, indulgent son-in-law, best daddy in the world, grandpa, beloved uncle, soon to be great-grandpa--he was a star in his world and ours, and we are devastated that he passed away early Saturday morning, after just turning 84, but happy he is at peace. Born in Ticonderoga, New York, to Fritz and Ada...

Charles Axtell

Sep 22, 2022

Charles A. Axtell, of Vicksburg, MI passed away at home surrounded by his family, on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the age of 66.  He was born in Kalamazoo, MI on April 22, 1956, the son of Charles & Dolores (Ludwig) Axtell. 

Charles graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1974 and remained a lifelong resident of Vicksburg.  He met Shirley Jenks in high...

Kathleen Kay Dalrymple

Sep 22, 2022

Kathleen Kay Dalrymple of Portage, MI passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at the age of 70. She was born in Plainwell, MI on January 11, 1952, the daughter of Freligh and Shirley (Carmean) Dalrymple.

Survived  by her Children: Joanne Dalrymple (Theresa Pluido), Duane Dalrymple, Ellen Chapman (Brian  Chapman), grandchildren Cody, Kayce, Liliana, Kristalyn, and Blaizson. Brother Freligh Jr....

Larry Knowlton

Sep 21, 2022

Larry C. Knowlton, of Vicksburg passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at the age of 75. Larry was born on March 12, 1947 in Allegan, MI. He was the son of Johnie and Mary (Stoneburner) Knowlton. Larry graduated from Vicksburg High School and was a member of the Class of 1965. While in high school he...

John Bradford Berney

Sep 18, 2022

John B. Berney, age 60, passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2022. John was born on September 8, 1962.

The complete obituary is being written

While visiting John’s webpage at please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family.

The family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand...

Robert "Bob" Steeves

Sep 17, 2022


Robert “Bob / Chief” Franklin Steeves passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at the age of 75. Bob was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 19, 1947, to Frank (Bub) and Rita (Gallagher) Steeves. Bob attended Reavis High School in Burbank, Illinois. He worked for the Nash Engineering Company for over 40 years.

Bob is survived by his...

Patricia Brown

Sep 15, 2022


Patricia Ann Brown born on January 16, 1946 - in Osceola AR, to the union of George and Vergie Robinson.  Patricia departed this life on September 15, 2022, due to a brief illness.  Patricia more affectionally known as Pat, moved to Benton Harbor, MI at a very early age. 

Pat was a 1964 graduate of Benton Harbor High School,...

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