Where Food, Drinks & Stories Are Shared

Barbara Northam

June 9, 1952 - April 2, 2018
Indian Lake; Scotts, MI



Wednesday, April 4, 2018
10:30 AM EDT
Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900

Following the service, friends and family can visit while sharing food and drinks in the Life Story Center.

Driving Directions


Friday, April 6, 2018
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM CDT
Modell Funeral Home
7710 Cass Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 852-3595
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Saturday, April 7, 2018
12:30 PM CDT
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church
709 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 325-9220
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Ste. 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 345-0273
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Age 65, died April 2, 2018 in Scotts. Barbara was born on June 9, 1952 in Berwyn, IL the daughter of Michael and Betty Piotrowski. Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday (Apr. 4) at the Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900. Family and friends can visit while sharing food and drinks following the service in the Life Story Center. Visitation in Darien, IL will take place on Friday (Apr. 6) from 4-8 PM at the Modell Funeral Home, 7710 S. Cass Ave.; Darien (630) 852-3595. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 PM on Saturday (Apr. 7) at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 709 Plainfield Rd.; Darien (630) 325-9220. Interment Clarendon Hills Cemetery. Following the burial, food and fellowship will be shared at Carriage Greens Country Club. Barbara is survived by her husband, Jim; 2 children: Matthew (Laura) Northam and Angeline (Matthew) Anderton. Other members of her family include her 4 grandchildren: Ella, Julia, Claire and Andrew; her 2 sisters: Sandra Chereshkoff and Debra (Randy) Kieras. Please visit Barbara’s personal webpage at www.BetzlerFuneralHome.com, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo of her and sign her online guestbook before coming to the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.