Shirley Ann Alburtus, age 79, of Centreville, passed away Friday, March 7th, 2014 at her home. She was born in Cass County , MI on March 8, 1934, a daughter of C. Glenn and N. Beulah (Barnhart) Carlin. Shirley graduated from Centreville High School in 1952. In 1955 she married Walter J. Hecht in Nottawa. On January 15, 1983 she married Robert L. Alburtus in Three Rivers. He preceded her in death September 29, 2013. Shirley worked as a supervisor at General Telephone, Three Rivers retiring after 35 years of service. She also worked as a clerk for Bird, Svendsen, Mestelle & Scheske PC in Sturgis. Shirley enjoyed shopping and craft work including making jewelry and sewing and was an animal lover.
Surviving are her daughter Lou Ann (Lee) Brown, Sturgis, son Jeffrey (Dawn) Hecht, Centreville, sister Glenna (Joe) Happel, Centreville, brother Dick (Beverly) Carlin, Avondale, AZ, grandchildren Scott Post, Sturgis, Lindsay (Brian) Lash, Sturgis, Amanda (Michael Shirey), Three Rivers, great grandchildren Jace, Ashlyn, Andrew and David, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Walter Hecht and Robert Alburtus, brother Robert Carlin and sister Norma Carlin.
Cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received Tuesday, March 25th, 2014, from 10 to 11 am at Church of the Nazarene, 1223 Coon Hollow Rd., Three Rivers where a Memorial Service celebrating the lives of Shirley and Robert will be held at 11 A.M. Reverend Robert Anderson will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Rescue Fund, P.O. Box 593, Centreville, MI 49032. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.
Alfred Eugene Young, 55, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on March 4, 2014 at his home. He was born in Three Rivers on Jan. 18, 1959 the son of the late Lloyd and Neva Mae (Miller) Young.
“Al” as he was affectionately known has been a faithful volunteer for many community organizations most recently at the County Closet.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren, Nelson M. Daniels and Neva L. Walden.
He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his wife, Julie (Walden) Young, whom he married Oct. 3, 1980. Four children Kenneth Walden, Shonda Walden, Jason Walden and Lacy McClain. Four siblings, Ida Fisher, Doris Rudloff, Kirk Young and Carrie Hurt. Seven granddaughters and seven grandsons, four great-grandchildren.
Per Al’s request, cremation has taken place.
Arrangements handled by Hohner Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hohnerfh.com.
Juanita (Garcia) Martinez, 58, of Three Rivers, died Feb. 27, 2014. Eickhoff, Farrand, Halverson Chapel is handling arrangements.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.
A 44-year-old Edwardsburg man was treated for minor injuries Thursday after he was involved in a snowmobile accident in Penn Township.
Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr. said deputies were called around 4:15 p.m. to Dutch Settlement Street and Decatur Road. The victim, Robert Frick, told police he was traveling on a snowmobile trail when he lost control and his snowmobile overturned.
Frick, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
The grand reopening of Curly’s in downtown Colon was met with an enthusiastic and steady crowd throughout the course of the day Thursday.
A line of patrons had formed by the time the newly rebuilt restaurant and bar opened at 11 a.m. Co-owner Kathy Earl said business was steady all day. Many guests, she said, expressed their best wishes for success and appreciation for rebuilding.
The original Curly’s and an adjacent business were destroyed by a fire March 8 last year. The new Curly’s now extends all the way west to the corner of State and Blackstone.