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The Herald-Palladium from Benton Harbor, Michigan • A7

Benton Harbor, Michigan
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The Herald-Palladium RECORDS WEDNESDAY, March 28, 2018 A7 Walter C. Jensen Walter C. Jensen, 95, of Benton Harbor passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. A celebration of life service will be at noon Friday, March 30, 2018, at Starks Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, Bohland officiating.

Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit with the family from until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ or Caring Circle. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks Walt was born April 21, 1922, in Sodus to Christine (Nielsen) Jensen. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School.

While in high school, Walt began a watch and clock repair shop in his basement and continued that business during the remainder of his life. After graduation, he proudly joined the U.S. Army and served our country. On Feb. 22, 1947, Walt married the love of his life, Wilmarie Ziebarth in St.

Joseph. For over 37 years, he worked at Whirlpool Corp. as a process clerk. Walt had a passion for model airplanes. He enjoyed the craft- manship of flying model airplanes, fishing, and snow skiing.

He was also a member of the Whirlwinds Airplane Club and Disabled American Veterans. sense of humor and kindheartedness will be missed by all. Walt is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Wilmarie; son, George (Beverly) Jensen of Portage, grandchildren: Teea Williams, Lisa Jensen and Pam (Zach) Lightfoot; and seven great-grandchildren. Walt was preceded in death by his parents, Christine; son, Allan W. Jensen; and brothers, Herbert Jensen.

Juanita T. Merideth Juanita T. Merideth, 93, of Benton Harbor passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018, at Royalton Manor. Services celebrating her life will be Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Fairplain Chapel of Florin Funeral Service, Benton Township. You are invited to meet with her family and friends from until the time of the funeral on Friday, March 30.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeland Hospital auxiliary. Please share memories, messages or photos at www. Juanita was born in Nettleton, July 26, 1924, to Luther P. and Ethyl Turner.

She married James Merideth and he preceded her in death in 2010 after over 68 years of marriage. Of all the things Juanita enjoyed, spending time with her family was what she cherished the most. Additionally, she was very active for many years in the Lakeland Hospital auxiliary, where she logged over 10,000 hours. She golfed for years and was on a bowling league. She had a wonderful vegetable garden that she took great joy in tending.

Her family includes her son, James (Gloria) Merideth of Buchanan; grandchildren: Jeffery (Nancy) Genovese of Coloma, Jay (Lisa) Genovese of Eau Claire, and Jedediah (Katie) Merideth of Grand Rapids; several great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Joe Genovese. Besides her husband, Juanita was preceded by her parents and daughter, Leta Jean Jenessa Marie MacEachron Jenessa Marie MacEachron was born Aug. 12, 2011, in South Haven. She was one of three children born to Dennis and Carla (Urquieta) MacEachron II. Jenessa passed away suddenly on March 23, 2018, as the result of a car accident.

Jenessa was a first-grader at Redwood Elementary School in Hartford. She enjoyed playing with her brother and sister and the times spent with her family. The family will welcome friends 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hartford, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be Perez-Diaz and Fabio Garzon will serve as celebrants. A celebration of life service to honor short time here on earth, will commence at Thursday, March 29, 2018, at the Truth Church in Paw Paw.

The Rev. Steve Green will officiate. Jenessa will be laid to rest at Maple Hill Cemetery in Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Memorial condolences for the family can be left at

Besides her mother and father, Jenessa is survived by her two siblings, Aubree and Carson MacEachron; grandparents: Francisco and Ramona Urquieta, Carrie and James Roberts, Dennis and Sherri MacEachron; and greatgrandparents: Bonnie Fisher, Bill Lindley and Esperanza Urquieta. Jenessa was preceded in passing by her grandparents: Silvina and Carlos Meza and Amancio Urqui- eta. Jay Van Den Berg Jay Van Den Berg, 78, of Bridgman passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018. A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, at First Congregational Church, 2001 Niles St.

Joseph, with the Rev. Dr. Charles Guerreno officiating. Burial at Riverview Cemetery will follow. Friends are invited to visit with the family 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28, at Starks Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan. Those wishing to sign memory book online may do so at www.starks Jay was born in Byron Center April 26, 1939, to John and Henrietta (Van- Putten) Van Den Berg. A native of Grand Rapids, Jay earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University.

He married his wife of 56 years, Joanne Zeilke on Oct. 21, 1961, at St. Lutheran Church in Stevensville, and together they raised three children. Jay held teaching positions at Lakeshore High School and at South Haven High School. Jay then joined Whirlpool Corp.

in 1967 as an industrial engineer at the St. Joseph Division. In 1970, he was promoted to the Findlay division as manager of human resources. In 1974, Jay was promoted to director of industrial relations at the St. Joseph division.

Jay retired from Whirlpool as senior vice president of community relations in 2000, after 30 years. Jay enjoyed the beach, boating, and spending time with his grandchildren and his cat, Winston. Jay is survived by his wife, Joanne; children: Kimberly Van Den Berg of Ann Arbor, Kellie (Brian) Eagle of Fishers, and Karmen (Layne) Brower of St. Joseph; grandchildren: Lauren, Jay and Benjamin Brower and Zachary Eagle; brothers: John (Jan) Van Den Berg Jr. of Grandville, Maurice (Helen) Van Den Berg of Clover, S.C., Jerry (Marty) Van Den Berg of Niles; and mother-in-law, Lucille McFarlane, of Blairsville, Ga.

Jay was preceded in death by his parents, John and Henrietta. Emma Annie (Meger) Bomke, 100, of Benton March 24, 2018, at her residence. Purely Cremations Starks Family Funeral Homes, Benton Harbor, James Edward Burrows, 60, of Benton March 26, 2018, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Purely Cremations Starks Family Funeral Homes, Benton Harbor, 926-9440. Gordon Richard Daggitt, 80, of Hartford died March 19, 2018, in Kalamazoo.

Betzler Thompson Life Story Funeral Homes, Paw Paw, 657-3870 (800-8227594). Kenneth Dale Goff, 71, of March 25, 2018, at Lakeland Hospital, Niles. Purely Cremations Starks Family Funeral Homes, Benton Harbor, 926-9440. Connie Gordon, 53, of March 27, 2018. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Niles, 683-1155.

Joe Junior Green, 80, of March 23, 2018, at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Purely Cremations Starks Family Funeral Homes, Benton Harbor, 926-9440. David Lawrence Grigereit 46, of Benton March 20, 2018, at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Purely Cremations Starks Family Funeral Homes, Benton Harbor, 926-9440.

Patricia Hurd, 76, of March 26, 2018. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Niles, 683-1155. Larry Edward Lachman, 71, of Benton March 25, 2018, at his residence. Purely Cremations Starks Family Funeral Homes, Benton Harbor, 926-9440. Death notices JENSEN MERIDETH VAN DEN BERG Decade-long makeover of King tomb nearly completed LOS ANGELES A nearly decade-long makeover of King tomb aimed at preserving one of most important archaeological sites and also one of its most popular tourist attractions is close to complete, the Getty Conservation Institute of Los Angeles said Tuesday.

The project has added a filtration system to keep out dust and humidity and a barrier to keep visitors from continuing to damage the elaborate wall paintings. Other amenities include walkways and a viewing platform. New lights are also scheduled to be installed in the fall in the tomb of Tutankhamen, the legendary boy king who ruled Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. His mummified body re- mains on display in an oxygen-free case. The project was launched in 2009 by the Los Angeles institute, known worldwide for its conservation work, in collaboration with Ministry of Antiquities.

project greatly expanded our understanding of one of the best known and significant sites from antiquity, and the methodology used can serve as a model for similar Tim Whalen, the John E. and Louise Bryson director of the institute, said in a statement. Tutankhamen, just a child when he assumed the throne, was about 19 when he died. His tomb, discovered in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, was hidden for millennia by flood debris that preserved it intact and protected it from tomb raiders. By JOHN ROGERS Associated Press NASA delays next-generation space telescope until 2020 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

NASA is delaying the launch of its next-generation space telescope its highest science priority until at least 2020. Top officials said Tuesday that more time is needed to assemble and test the James Webb Space Telescope, which is considered a successor to the long-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. the latest in a series of delays for the telescope, dating back a decade. More recently, Webb was supposed to fly this year, but last fall NASA bumped the launch until 2019. put, we have one shot to get this right before going into explained Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of science.

For such a highly complex machine designed to at the universe in a way that never seen there can be no shortcuts, he stressed. The telescope will study planets orbiting other stars, while probing the earliest times of the cosmos. Some mistakes were made while preparing the telescope, which slowed work. At the same time, NASA underestimated the scale of the job, Zurbuchen said. Unlike Hubble, which was serviced regularly by space shuttle astronauts, Webb will orbit the sun at a point about 1 million miles from Earth unreachable in case of a breakdown.

Hubble lifted off in 1990 with a flawed mirror that blurred its vision; space- walking astronauts had to fix it in 1993. heard this before, but it rings true for us. Really, failure is not an Zurbuchen told reporters in a teleconference. NASA and its partner, the European Space Agency, will firm up a new launch date, now tentatively targeted for May 2020 from French Guiana. An independent review board is being formed to look into the remaining work and feasible launch dates.

Once a date is actually set, NASA said it will provide a new cost estimate. Officials acknowledge the cost may exceed the $8 billion development cap set by Congress. NASA already has poured $7.3 billion into the telescope, said Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot. He promised Congress would receive a detailed report on schedule and cost this summer. The telescope is named after the NASA administrator who oversaw the Mercury and Gemini programs and development of the Apollo moon missions.

All its parts are now at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California. The two halves of the observatory still must be joined and the entire structure tested. testing is the only way to ensure that the mission will succeed with high Zurbuchen said. In addition to a mirror 21 feet across, Webb will sport a five-layer sunshield the size of a tennis court so it can make infrared observations at frigid temperatures. Several tears across all five layers occurred during folding and deployment of the sunshield during testing.

The propulsion system also had its share of trouble. NASA, meanwhile, is launching a planet-hunting spacecraft named Tess on April 16 from Cape Canaveral. Tess will serve as a scout for Webb, identifying planets around nearby stars that Webb later will study for possible signs of life. Neither Tess nor other joint missions will be impacted by the Webb delays, Zurbuchen said. By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer Laura Betz NASA via AP Technicians lift the mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope using a crane at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

Lawsuit challenges FDA delay of e-cigarette review WASHINGTON Several anti-smoking groups are suing the Food and Drug Administration over a decision by Trump administration officials to delay the review of e-cigarettes. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court argues that the FDA follow proper requirements last year when it decided to push back the deadline for makers of e-cigarettes to submit their products for review. The groups say the delay poses a threat to health. FDA offered no meaningful justification for ripping a hole in the statutory according to the lawsuit filed by the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and others. An FDA spokesman declined to comment.

E-cigarettes are vapor- emitting devices that have grown into a $4-billion dollar industry in the U.S. despite little research on their long-term effects, including whether they are helpful in helping smokers quit cigarettes. Health advocates have worried about the popularity of vaping products among kids and the potential impact on adult smoking rates in the future. A government-commissioned report in January found that young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try cigarettes. About 10 percent of high school students report using vaping products, according to the latest federal figures.

The FDA gained authority to regulate e-cigarettes in 2016 after years of pushback from the industry. Under regulations developed by the Obama administration, manufacturers were supposed to submit their products for review by August. But last year FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said he would delay the deadline until 2022. He said both the agency and industry needed more time to prepare. The decision was criticized by anti-smoking groups who have argued that some e-cigarette makers target kids with candy and fruit flavors.

Gottlieb told the Associated Press in an interview earlier this month that the FDA would soon take action against that are being marketed in kid- appealing including e-cigarettes. But he also emphasized that he want to eliminate e-cigarettes and other alternative products might have a role in steering adult smokers away from cigarettes. we want to do is snuff out the potential for that innovation before we really have the opportunity to properly evaluate Gottlieb said. The FDA is in the process of rolling out a sweeping anti-smoking designed to make it easier for smokers to quit by cutting the nicotine levels in cigarettes. As part of that plan, Gottlieb has suggested some smokers could be directed toward alternative products that deliver nicotine without the carcinogens of burning tobacco.

To date, the FDA has not granted any company permission to market its product as compared to traditional tobacco. By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer.

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