Services set for 6 slain in Kalamazoo shooting rampage

Associated Press

Battle Creek — Funerals and memorial services have been planned for the six people slain in a weekend shooting rampage in southwestern Michigan.

A memorial service is set for Saturday for Mary Lou Nye at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bridgman. Her sister-in-law, Mary Jo Nye, will be memorialized Sunday at Battle Creek’s Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

A service for Barbara Hawthorne has been scheduled for Saturday at Battle Creek First Assembly. A private funeral service is planned Friday for Dorothy Brown.

A motorcycle group-led procession, service and balloon launch are set for Saturday for Richard Smith, 53, and son, Tyler, 17, in Mattawan and Kalamazoo.

The 10-mile funeral procession will travel from Mattawan High School to Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo where services will be held. The procession will be led by Richard Smith’s motorcycle group.

Tyler Smith was a senior at Mattawan High School. He and his father were ambushed in a Kalamazoo auto dealership lot while looking at vehicles after-hours.

They were among the eight people shot Feb. 20 at three locations. Another woman and a 14-year-old girl were wounded.

Jason Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder.