Obituaries

Nora Norton
B: 1955-07-25
D: 2018-05-23
View Details
Norton, Nora
Diane Malone
B: 1951-07-09
D: 2018-05-21
View Details
Malone, Diane
Alwilda Burns-Latta
B: 1929-12-15
D: 2018-05-15
View Details
Burns-Latta, Alwilda
Oscar Fundaugh
B: 1925-08-15
D: 2018-05-15
View Details
Fundaugh, Oscar
Elsie Simmons
B: 1928-09-12
D: 2018-05-14
View Details
Simmons, Elsie
Virginia Church
B: 1928-01-29
D: 2018-05-12
View Details
Church, Virginia
Ron Heighton
B: 1970-11-06
D: 2018-05-07
View Details
Heighton, Ron
Patricia Washington
B: 1948-10-06
D: 2018-05-05
View Details
Washington, Patricia
Shirley Schick
B: 1926-03-03
D: 2018-05-04
View Details
Schick, Shirley
Niles Decker
B: 1929-05-22
D: 2018-04-29
View Details
Decker, Niles
Domenic Koch
B: 2009-11-10
D: 2018-04-27
View Details
Koch, Domenic
Patrecia Hoard
B: 1940-03-23
D: 2018-04-27
View Details
Hoard, Patrecia
Charles Liesen
B: 1965-11-09
D: 2018-04-25
View Details
Liesen , Charles
Patricia Wolford
B: 1935-06-23
D: 2018-04-23
View Details
Wolford, Patricia
George Berkimer
B: 1939-05-05
D: 2018-04-22
View Details
Berkimer, George
Cheryl Eckert
B: 1958-10-18
D: 2018-04-22
View Details
Eckert, Cheryl
Joseph Wright
B: 1929-03-02
D: 2018-04-20
View Details
Wright, Joseph
Anelda VanDorsten
B: 1939-03-03
D: 2018-04-20
View Details
VanDorsten, Anelda
Richard Rabideau
B: 1947-02-01
D: 2018-04-20
View Details
Rabideau, Richard
George Bell
B: 1932-11-17
D: 2018-04-20
View Details
Bell, George
John Speigle
B: 1948-03-11
D: 2018-04-16
View Details
Speigle, John

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
375 W. Dickman Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: (269)788-9800
Fax: (269)788-3125

Who You Should Call First

It really depends on how and where the death occurred. Where a death has been anticipated, call your attending physician.

If the death is unexpected, call emergency services first. If there are no emergency services or doctor available in your area, or you are concerned or uncertain about the circumstances surrounding a death, contact your local coroner’s office or the Office of the Chief Coroner.

The other first calls you should make include:

1. The funeral home
2. Immediate family members
3. Employers
4. Your Pastor
5. Your close friends

When you think about it, these calls are being made for two distinct reasons:

  • To notify the authorities and obtain assistance in dealing with the body
  • To notify the social circle, and gather family and friends together for support

Naturally the first of those reasons takes priority, because it is your responsibility to care for your loved one. In fact, we think of this as one of the final acts of love that you can take. Placing their body in the care of professionals can be a relief, and will give you the space to make those calls involved in the second category of outreach: the purely social notifications that will surround you with support.

The death of a loved one can make us feel numb and ineffective. If this is the case for you, and you'd like additional advice about who to call, and when, reach out to us. We’ll be pleased to be your ally during this difficult time.