Feb. 28, printed obituaries

Eva Roslyn Janda

Eva Roslyn Janda, 82, of South Haven, died Monday, February 22 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born December 24, 1927 in Adrian, Mich. to Robert M. and Eva V. (Fish) Cummings.  Eva worked as a Nurse’s Aid for 25 years at Restwood, Martin Luther Nursing Home and she worked most recently at the Maritime Museum in South Haven.  She was a member of St. Basil Catholic Church.

She is preceded in death along with her parents by two daughters – Mary Louise Burrows, who died in 1971, and Kellie Wright; and sisters – Marian Burrows, in 1965, and Lolita Evans.

She is survived by two daughters – Linda (Walter) Nachtigal of South Haven, and Eva Marie (Jim) Hunt of Holland; seven grandchildren — Bobbie Sue Bariess, Ron Howe, Jamie Pentinga, Darren Wagoner, Kristina Howerton, Heather Lorenzi, and Jon Nachtigal; fifteen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Jean Price of Lake Wales, Fla., also survives.

Family graveside services will take place in the spring at Lakeview Cemetery in South Haven.  Memorial contributions can be made to St. Basil Catholic Church or Michigan Maritime Museum.  Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the Family’s online guest book at www.FilbrandtFFH.com.

The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home of South Haven 637-0333.

Mary L. Johnson

Mary L. Johnson, 64, of Bangor, passed away, Thursday, February 18, 2010 at South Haven Community Hospital.  

She was born June 21, 1945 in Altheimer, Ark. to Charlie and Allene Harris.  On January 14, 1967 she married Rufus Johnson.  Mary was well known at the Bangor Community Center for helping others and served as the director for four years.  She was an avid fisher and enjoyed gardening.  

Surviving are her husband, Rufus Johnson; two children — Denise and Rufus Jr.; a granddaughter; her mother, Allene; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Harris in 2004.  

The family met friends Friday, February 26, at the Bangor Chapel, D. L. Miller Funeral Home, and a memorial service is planned for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Bangor Seventh Day Adventist Church, with Pastor Kevin Scott officiating.  The family suggests memorials be made to the SDA Community Services “Bangor Community Center”.  www.dlmillerfuneralhome.com

Walter Paul Neubauer

Walter Paul Neubauer, 89, of Watervliet, died Tuesday, February 23 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born November 20, 1920 in Radegast, Germany to Herman and Luise (Anke) Neubauer.  He married Ruth Heinenbruch in 1955 in New Jersey. Walter worked as a tailor for Saks 5th Ave. in New York, Detroit and Ann Arbor for over 30 years. He also worked as a master tailor for James Davis Clothiers in Memphis, Tenn., retiring in 1984.  Walter was baptized in 1991 and was a member of the Lakeshore Church of Christ in South Haven.  Walter enjoyed HO model trains.

He is preceded in death along with his parents by his wife Ruth Neubauer, who died in 1983; and three brothers – Herman, Gregory and Albert Neubauer.

He is survived by his two sons – Holger (Gloria) Neubauer of Watervliet, Mich., and Eric (Elizabeth) Neubauer of Elpaso, Texas; one daughter, Germaine Smith of Chesapeake, Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren also survive.

Memorial services were Saturday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lakeshore Church of Christ with Brother Holger Neubauer officiating.  Burial took place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn.  Memorial contributions can be made to Lakeshore Church of Christ at 19979 M-140 Hwy. South Haven, MI 49090.  Kindly share your thoughts and memories on the family’s online guest book at www.FilbrandtFFH.com.

  The family is being helped by the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home of South Haven 637-0333.

Jimmy D. Petty

Jimmy “Jim” D. Petty, 67, of Grand Junction, passed away Friday, Feb 19, 2010, at his home.  

Jimmy was born October 5, 1942, in Milan, Tenn., the son of Arthur and Pearl Petty.  Jimmy loved hunting, fishing, golfing, playing poker, and shooting pool.  He had served the Bloomingdale community in many ways from being Village Clerk, firefighter, member of the Jaycees and being a lifetime member of the Bloomingdale Conservation Club.  

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley; three children — Mendy (Edward) Swearingen of Grand Junction, Tandy (Steven) Larson of Allegan, Carrie Levering of Grand Junction; six grandchildren — Jennifer, Michael, Eddie, Elaine, Jenny Lynn and Robby; five great-grandchildren — Andrew, Alyssa, Alex, Zack and Kory; a brother, Haze Petty of Tenn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Inell Clardy.  

Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Bloomingdale Chapel, D. L. Miller Funeral Home, www.dlmillerfuneralhome.com, Pastor Tim Secord officiating.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association. 

Allan W. Reinmuller

Allan W. Reinmuller, 48, of Grand Junction, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010 at his home.  

Allan was born Oct. 29, 1961 in Haledon, NJ, the son of William and Dorothy Reinmuller.  Allan enjoyed target shooting, photography, writing Christian short stories, telling stories of his days as a skydiver and a private pilot.  He also enjoyed Christian books and movies.  He was a devout Christian and attended Merson Church.  He especially loved spending time with his family and friends.  

He is survived by his wife, Cathy, whom he married Aug. 16, 1986; three sons — Casey, Zachary, and Alex; two daughters — Mandy and Rachel; his in-laws — Robert Baxter and Mildred Creighton; two cousins — Jeff and Wayne Kuehn; two uncles — Art Kuehn and Hal (Maryalice) Reinmuller; two aunts — Amy Masarek and Charlotte Neary.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; an aunt, Lois Kuehn; two uncles — Steve Masarek, and Bob Neary.   

A private burial has taken place.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m. at Merson Church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.  Arrangements by the BLOOMINGDALE CHAPEL, D. L. Miller Funeral Home, www.dlmillerfuneralhome.com.

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  1. Very useful article Thanks

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