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Clara Schmucker, 75

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Clara Sue Schmucker, age 75, of Centreville, passed away Tuesday, November 25th, at her home. Clara was born in White Pigeon, MI on September 25, 1939, a daughter of Raymond Earl and Barbara (Wickey) Schmucker. She worked as a Housekeeper at Froh Community Home in Sturgis for 19 years. Clara enjoyed crafting and researching her Amish geanology. She was a member ... Read More »

Bill Esseltine, 73

William E. Esseltine went to be with the Lord on Nov. 23, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 8, 1941, at Three Rivers Hospital, to William H. and Edna (Hackenburg) Esseltine). Bill was raised in Colon and lived in Sturgis most of his married life. On Aug. 18, 1963, he married Linda Ackerman. He worked as an ... Read More »

George Coomer, 62

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George Wayne Coomer, age 62, of Centreville, died at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo on Monday, November 24, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and friends after a valiant four year battle with cancer. George was born in Sturgis, September 21, 1952 to Robert and Wilma (Davis) Coomer of Nottawa. He graduated from Centreville High school in 1970 and was a graduate ... Read More »

Vern Wadsworth, 88

Vernon H. Wadsworth, age 88, of Three Rivers, formerly of Centreville, MI, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his home. Vern was born in White Pigeon on May 19, 1926, a son of Lowell and Aletha (Hammond) Wadsworth. He served in the US Navy during WWII. On July 20, 1946, Vern married Barbara J. Snook in LaGrange, IN. She preceded ... Read More »

Janette Bainbridge, 83

Janette L. Bainbridge, age 83, of Marcellus, MI passed away Saturday morning November 22, 2014. She was born September 28, 1931 in Three Rivers, MI the daughter of Leonard C. and Margaret L. (Caul) Parmeter. On March 11, 1950 in Marcellus, MI she married Eugene E. Bainbridge who preceded her in death in 2008. Janette managed their family farm and ... Read More »

Ken Mann, 91

Kenneth Paul Mann, age 91, formerly of Mottville, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born in Elkhart, IN on September 29, 1923, a son of Roland and Mary (Koebernik) Mann, Sr. Ken attended White Pigeon Schools and served in the U.S. Army as a Sgt during WW II. Ken met Gloria Horn on ... Read More »