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Keath, Roger Wayne

BENTON HARBOR -- Roger Wayne Keath, 51, of Benton Harbor passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, May 21, 2004.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, at Fairplain Chapel, Florin Funeral Service, Benton Harbor, with the Rev. James O. Childs officiating. Visitation will take place on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial with military rites will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Sodus. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mr. Keath was born on May 6, 1953, in Benton Harbor. He proudly served his country as a U.S. Marine after graduating from high school. Mr. Keath resided for a time in California and Kansas City, Kan., where he worked as a salesman for Pittsburgh Paints, before returning to the Benton Harbor area. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.
His is survived by his daughter, Chrystal (Josh) Scott of Benton Harbor; his son, Ryan Keath of Benton Harbor; his mother and stepfather, Eunice and Herman Van Horn of Benton Harbor; his brother, Phillip A.D. Keath of Coloma; three sisters -- Dianna (Robert) Van Horn of Benton Harbor, Pam Seeweld of Muskegon, Mich., and Patricia (Elmer) Flener of Berrien Springs; his grandchildren -- Mikayela Scott and Madison Scott, both of Benton Harbor; his close friends, David and Linda Haase; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dorris A.D. Keath, in 1996.
Taken from The Herald - Palladium May 25, 2004 edition
Contributed By Genweb Coordinator 2005

David Warren Kean - obituary from May 24, 1917 - appeart in the Niles Star
David Kean

Kean, Eliza (Pratt) - wife of David Kean who died in 1917
April 10, 1921 died in Mclean County, ILL
1921-4-26 issue of llinois Wesleyan Univ. Argus Newsletter
Children were: daughter Mabel who died in 1893; Hugh born 1884; Jessie Kean (later Sewell); Ralph born 1880
Contributed by: Susan Langley

Kesterke, Alvina nee Strunk -- The News Palladium Carried an obituary for Alvina (Strunk) Kesterke on 05 May 1941 and it reads:  “Mrs. A. Kesterke Dies Saturday A heart attach caused the death of Mrs. Alvina Kesterke, 632 Madison street, at 10:30 o’clock Saturday night.  She was stricken while walking home on Territorial road and did enroute to the hospital.  She was born in Russia, November 11, 1891.  She was married to William Kesterke in Chicago, 31 years ago.  Survivors besides the husband are a son Harry, at home, two brothers, Martin Strunk and Michael Strunk, both of this city.  A sister, Mrs. John Gerlach, Benton township also survives.  Mrs. Kesterke was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran church.  Funeral services will be in Reiser’s chapel at 2 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon.  The Rev. H. O. Haase pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran church will officiate.  Burial will be in Crystal Springs cemetery.”

King, Bertha nee Schlack
The Herald Palladium carried the obituary for Bertha King on 13 Feb 1974 and it reads: “Mrs. Bertha King, 77, of Route 2, Box 263, Britain avenue, Benton Harbor, died at 2:50 a.m. today in Buchanan Community hospital. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R.C. (Willeda) Williams and Mrs. George (Shirley) Edgell of Benton Harbor; a brother Edward Schlack of Kalamazoo and a sister, Mrs. Ann Heyn of Bridgman. Her husband William, preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 1973. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Grace Lutheran Church. Burial will be in North Shore Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Kerley and Starks funeral home after 7 this evening.” She was the daughter of Edward Schlack of Bridgman, Michigan - contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Krone, Matilda nee Hauch
The obituary for Matilda (Hauch) Krone was carried in the News Palladium on 25 Mar 1972 and it reads: “Mrs. Matilda Krone Bridgman-Mrs. Matilda Krone, 99, of route 2, Three Oaks, died at 3:30pm yesterday in St. Anthony’s hospital, where she had been a patient since Tuesday. She was born Dec. 16, 1872, in Russia, and came to Sawyer in 1901. Survivors include two sons, William and Rhine of Sawyer; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Logman of LaPorte, Ind., three sisters, Mrs. Lena Krumrie of Sawyer, Mrs. Molly Schultz of Sodus and Mrs. Alvene Martin of Benton Harbor, 14 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Trinity Lutheran church in Sawyer, with the Rev. A.W. Pankratz officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery, Bridgman. Friends may call at the Boyd funeral home, Bridgman, after 7p.m. Today.”
- contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Krumrie, Adeline nee Hauch
The News Palladium carried a death notice for Adeline Krumrie on 21 Oct 1974 and it reads: “Adeline Krumrie Three Oaks-Mrs. Adeline Krumrie, 100, of route 1, Sawyer, died at 10:35 p.m. Sunday at Jordan Nursing home, Bridgman, where she had been a patient for 3 months. Arrangements are incomplete at the Connelly-Noble funeral home, Three Oaks.” The following day the same newspaper carried this follow-up: “Krumrie Rites Set Three Oaks-Funeral services for Mrs. Adeline Krumrie, 100, of route 1, Sawyer, who died Sunday at Jordan Nursing home, Bridgman, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Trinity Lutheran church, Sawyer, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery, north of Three Oaks. Friends may call at the Connelly-Noble funeral home, Three Oaks. Her husband, Albert, preceded her in death in 1955. Surviving are five daughters, Miss Hulda Lockman, Sawyer, Mrs. Harry (Natalie) Madson, Winnetka, Ill., Mrs. George (Marion) Reinhart, Gwen, Wisc., Mrs. Forrest (Grace) Layman, Stevensville, Mrs. Ray (Helen) Dudack, Rolling Prairie; a son Emil Krumrie, Sawyer; two sisters, Mrs. Alvina Martin and Mrs. Mollie Schultz, both of Benton Harbor.”
- contributed by: William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

Kunkel, Carol Lynn (infant) Hot pad short circuit tragedy - News Palladium, Benton Harbor August 1955 - contributed by Brooke in memory of her husbands little sister.

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