Bernice Dobrowolski Memorial
A memorial for Bernice Penar Dobrowolski, who died Jan. 6, will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Immaculate Conception Church in Three Rivers. Rosary will be at 10:30 a.m. followed by mass at 11 a.m. Interment will be at Parkville Cemetery.
Shannon Kay Glascock, 52, Vicksburg, passed away on May 10, 2022. Shannon was born September 27, 1969 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Jack and Diane (Scofield) Budrow. Shannon graduated from Schoolcraft High School with the class of ’87. After high school, Shannon attended KVCC, then cosmetology and beautician school. She married Charlie Glascock on October 16, 1993 and together they had three children: Zach, Madison, and Christian. She was a salon owner at Salon Pura Vida in Portage for 10 years. Holidays and family were special to her, and this past Christmas, while ill, she made sure to be there with her kids. Her hobbies included shopping, crafting, and the Cooking Channel. Shannon’s family will remember her as being loving, strong, powerful, caring, brave and selfless. Shannon is survived by her husband Charlie; children Zach Glascock of Lansing, Madison Glascock of Lansing and Christian Glascock of Grand Rapids; granddaughter Harper; parents Jack and Diane Budrow of Kalamazoo; sisters Jenny (Steve) Huskey of Bowling Green, Ky. and Renae (Jason) Schug of Schoolcraft. Visit her page at amsfuneralhomes.com. Donations may go to Alcoholics Anonymous.
James Terrell Keene, 91 of Kalamazoo, passed away peacefully at Rose Arbor February 15, 2022. He was born March 20, 1930 in Kalamazoo to Bernice Lucille (Terrell) and Leo Eldon Keene. He graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School and WMU. On July 27th, 1951, he married Marilyn Marie Mason. Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He worked at the Upjohn Company, retiring in 1988. He was a family man who liked flying airplanes, hunting and woodworking. Jim is survived by daughters Suzanne (Brian) Rucker, Lori (Floyd) Phalen; grandchildren Lindsey Rucker, James (Maggie) Rucker, Emily (Kyle Waite) Rucker; great-grandchildren Marilyn Waite, Eric Waite, Max Rucker and Charlie Rucker; sister-in-law Janis (Jack) Loomis and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; parents; brother and sister-in-law Richard and Avis Keene; sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Ed Vanden Akker; nephews Ron Keene, Brian Loomis, and nieces Diane Burhans and Sharon Loomis. Celebrate Jim’s life at a gathering June 11 at 2 p.m. at the Schoolcraft United Methodist Church. Beverages and dessert to follow. RSVP to 517-930-2975 or email@example.com by June 4. Donations may go to Doctors Without Borders.
Kim Lathwell, son of Clarence and June Lathwell, left this earth May 3, 2022. He was born and raised in Benzie County on Lathwell Farms, raising beef cattle and harvesting cherries. He graduated from Benzie Central Schools in 1966. Kim graduated from CMU in 1971, majoring in education. He spent most of his teaching career at Vicksburg High School. After receiving his master’s degree from WMU, he became principal at Schoolcraft High School and Portage Northern High School. Kim and his wife, JoEllen, traveled to Avon Park, Florida in the winter months. Kim leaves behind his wife of 52 years, JoEllen; daughters Amy (Chuck) Kositzke of Commerce Township, Mich., Kristi (J.R.) Belmore of Battle Creek, and Kari (Dan) Martin of Mount Pleasant; grandchildren Elizabeth, Michael and Matthew Kositzke, Mason, Madalyn and Katelyn Belmore and Brendan, Kyle and Collin Martin; siblings Gary (Mary) Lathwell, Larry (Deanna) Lathwell, Melanie (Wayne) Brock, BJ (Kathy Lathwell) and Julie (Rick) Zych as well as many nephews and nieces. Donations may go to the Benzie County Central Schools Educational Foundation or to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation for Vicksburg, Schoolcraft, or Portage schools. Visit his page at bennett-barzfuneralhome.com.
Deanne “Deanna” Armstrong Lunardini, 83, passed away peacefully April 30, 2022 at Alamo Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. Born on June 14, 1938 in Monroe, Deanna was daughter of the late Percy J. Armstrong and Eudora (Bates) Armstrong DuRocher. She graduated in 1955 from St. Mary Academy in Monroe. She was happiest dancing, playing cards or Scrabble, and cheering on her grandchildren. Deanna is survived by her children, Karen (Gary) Theisen of Hickory Corners, Mich., Robert C. (Carol Aspros) Lunardini, Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla., William P. Lunardini of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Kathleen (Yancy) DeMott of Vicksburg, and Michael (Gay) Lunardini of Brandon, Miss.; sisters Lynette (Daniel) Nash of Marysville and Cheri Mruzek of Tecumseh; and sister- in-law Joanne Armstrong of Monroe. Deanna was blessed with 24 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Deanna was preceded in death by her beloved son, Thomas Lamar Lunardini, and loving brother, Richard W. Armstrong. Donations may go to Woman’s Life Chapter 831, with memo “Logan” to help a local boy with medical needs.
Monalene L. Mansmith, 91, Coldwater, died May 15, 2022, at Drew’s Place in Coldwater. She was born near Fulton on January 5, 1931, the daughter of Holly R. and Myrtie (Springer) Wilson. Monalene graduated from Vicksburg High School with the class of 1949 and married George Allen Mansmith July 26, 1952 in Fulton. Monalene was an active mother, serving as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Blue Bird mother. She worked briefly at Coldwater Schools and was involved helping out at Little Leggs Daycare for several years. She was an immaculate housekeeper and homemaker, and she enjoyed working in her flower garden. Monalene is survived by her son, Robert Mansmith of Coldwater; grandchildren Danielle Tompkins, Breanna Mansmith, and Matthew Mansmith; great-grandchildren Madelyn, Sebastian, and Gabby; and daughter-in-law Georgia Mansmith. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband George; son Allen; daughter Diana Tompkins; and in-laws Harvey and Evelyn Mansmith. Services have been held. Donations may go to Coldwater ProMedica Hospice. Visit her page at eickhofffuneralhome.com.
Marilyn Virginia Woodworth Moise passed away on May 4, 2022. She was born February 8, 1929 in Kalamazoo, to Thomas Bishop Woodworth and Dorothy Louise Crittenden. She and her young family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1957, where all four of her children were raised. Marilyn returned to Michigan in 1978 with her beloved husband, Jesse Allen Mann, and worked in the family business, Graff Trucking Company. In 1992, she took over the trucking company and remained there until it closed in 2002. Marilyn is survived by daughters Sharon (Tom) O’Connor of Albuquerque, Jacque (Marty Enright) Moise of Placitas, N.M., and Becky Moise of Vicksburg. She was also blessed with 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her son, Brad Moise of Albuquerque, and her husband, Jesse. Marilyn will always be remembered for her generosity, kind heart and outspoken, unsolicited opinions. At Marilyn’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. She may be remembered by making a donation to your favorite charity. Please visit Marilyn’s page at langelands.com.
William “Bill” Sanford Northrop, 92, Marcellus, passed away March 9, 2022. Bill was born March 26, 1929, to Howard and Doris Northrop in Lansing. After graduating from Eastern High School in 1947, he went on to work at Michigan Millers Insurance where he met his wife, Jean. They raised six children in Vicksburg. Bill was a successful insurance salesman who achieved the honor of “Man of the Year” and was a guest speaker at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in 1968. Bill loved to hunt, fish, golf and bowl. He played softball into his 50s. He enjoyed playing cards and had quite the sweet tooth. He built a life doing what he liked best. After retiring, he moved to a farm and cared for almost 100 head of cattle and 240 acres. Bill is survived by children Bill, Cheri (Steve) Ryan, Sandy (Bob) Jones, Robin (Dick) Engel, and Joel. He is also survived by a sister, Connie, 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, son David and daughter-in-law Karen. A memorial will be held for family in the spring where his ashes will be spread on the property that he so loved. Online condolences may be shared at http://www.hohnerfh.com.