Obituaries

Teresa Psiharis-Rankin
B: 1971-12-02
D: 2018-07-19
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Psiharis-Rankin, Teresa
Jamie Vaught
B: 1984-09-24
D: 2018-07-18
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Vaught, Jamie
Edwin Coy
B: 1943-04-28
D: 2018-07-17
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Coy, Edwin
Steven Franklin
B: 1952-03-13
D: 2018-07-14
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Franklin, Steven
Jack Case
B: 1958-03-25
D: 2018-07-14
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Case, Jack
Julie Meinert
B: 1968-07-01
D: 2018-07-11
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Meinert, Julie
Jean Davis
B: 1930-03-06
D: 2018-07-08
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Davis, Jean
Bonita Rose
B: 1947-11-04
D: 2018-07-07
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Rose, Bonita
Donald Adams
B: 1942-08-19
D: 2018-07-06
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Adams, Donald
James Moore
B: 1938-07-08
D: 2018-07-05
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Moore, James
William Scarbrough
B: 1936-10-01
D: 2018-07-04
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Scarbrough, William
Marian Wallace
B: 1944-05-28
D: 2018-06-28
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Wallace, Marian
Marie Watson
B: 1933-09-03
D: 2018-06-27
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Watson, Marie
Susan Lehman
B: 1960-10-10
D: 2018-06-26
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Lehman, Susan
Simon March
B: 1978-10-16
D: 2018-06-25
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March, Simon
Lois Swierad
B: 1931-03-29
D: 2018-06-25
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Swierad, Lois
David Trauthwein
B: 1965-12-26
D: 2018-06-25
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Trauthwein, David
Joyce Boone
B: 1935-12-01
D: 2018-06-23
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Boone, Joyce
Artis Skaggs-Williams
B: 1930-11-19
D: 2018-06-22
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Skaggs-Williams, Artis
Deborah Viall
B: 1951-01-22
D: 2018-06-21
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Viall, Deborah
Orville Buck
B: 1955-06-20
D: 2018-06-20
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Buck, Orville

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We offer professional guidance and personal, specialized attention before, during and after the time of need. Our reputation for honesty and integrity is very well-known, and it is our most valuable asset.

Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service offers:

  • Comfortable, soothing surroundings where families and friends can gather to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.
  • The area’s largest chapel and visitation rooms.
  • Battle Creek’s only onsite dinner hall.
  • Convenient parking.
  • Coffee nook.
  • Centrally located, easy to find facilities.
     

Families may choose:

Traditional Funerals

A traditional funeral consists of three key components: Visitation, funeral service and a committal service at the cemetery.

Non-Traditional Funerals

A gathering of family and friends in honor of your loved one; share memories over a cup of coffee, dessert, lunch-in or dinner at our on-site banquet facility.

Personalized Funerals

We are pleased to offer each family with a variety of options and encourage each family to customize the service they feel is appropriate for their needs.

Memorial Services

A memorial ceremony is held to remember the life of someone who has died. It often takes place after the burial or cremation, so the body is not usually present. Memorial ceremonies may be held anywhere, for example; the funeral home, church or our onsite banquet facility.

Graveside Ceremonies

A graveside service as a funeral service held at the graveside of a cemetery. A graveside service can follow a traditional service or can be a stand-alone event. It’s a type of service that can be held for either burial or interment of cremated remains.

Cremation Services

A cremation service is typically held at a funeral home or church. An urn with the remains may be present and interment may follow.

Veterans’ Funeral Services

Qualified veterans are honored by the VA at national cemeteries with military honors; rifle salute, playing of the taps and presentation of the flag.  


We hope you will turn to us for compassionate care and impeccable service. Our pledge is to honor your loved one and family with dignity, respect and personal attention to every detail.

We encourage you to contact us to discuss your family’s unique needs. Each of us is confident that we can, and will, do our utmost to meet – and exceed – your expectations.