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Gloria Harris, 72

May 31, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Gloria Jean Harris, age 72, a lifelong Burr Oak, and Sturgis resident, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Thurston Woods Village.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. A time of visitation and memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hackman Family Funeral Home – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.

Donna Jo Robinson, 74

May 30, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Donna Jolene Robinson, age 74, of Colon, and formerly of Three Rivers, died Wednesday May 29, 2013 at her home. She was born in Big Four, WV on Sept. 18, 1938. She was married to Charlie L. Robinson on June 18, 1966. They lived in Three Rivers where she established the County Closet on South Main Street in 1987.

Donna Jo is survived by four children, William Lewis Robinson of Colon, Benny DeWayne Lee Robinson of Colon, Patricia Renee Masten of Battle Creek, and Michael Dale Robinson of Three Rivers; numerous grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Cyril “Johnny” Quesenberry of Delaware. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Charlie in 2006.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Eickhoff Farrand Halverson Chapel in Three Rivers. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Larry McKay of the Spirit of Truth Church officiating. Burial will be in Peek Cemetery. Memorials will be directed to the family. An online register is available at www.efhchapel.com

Luccile Wilmoth, 88

May 30, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Luccile “Maw” Virginia Wilmoth, 88, of Constantine, died May 25, 2013, at her home following a short illness.

She was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Grafton, W. Va., a daughter to Harry and Lowderna (Townsend) Blake.

For the past 40 years, she had been a resident of Constantine and was a homemaker and was employed by Paramount Furniture in Sturgis for 20 years.

Surviving are her children, Richard E. (Carole) Wilmoth, Dinah (Glenn) Greene, Ernest G. Wilmoth; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her husband; parents; one sister, Bonnie McCord; daughter, Linda Marie Wilmoth; and grandson, Bobby Greene.

Cremation has been conducted. There will be no visitation. Interment of cremains will be in Constantine Township Cemetery with graveside services at 1 p.m. Friday at the Constantine Township Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.

Carla Stone, 51

May 30, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Carla Ellen Stone, 51, of Centreville, Mich., passed away May 21, 2013, at home.

She was born in Allegan, Mich., on Sept. 11, 1961, to Arthur E. Waters and Marilyn M. Waters.

Carla was engaged to Wayne Simmons for 14 years. She enjoyed camping, fishing, arts and crafts, playing cards and spending time with her family.

Surviving Carla are her fiancé, Wayne Simmons; son Arthur Stone; sisters Joyce Bender of Michigan, Winnie Cooler of South Carolina, Polly Waters of Georgia, Tex White of Tennessee, Joann Haynes of California; and brothers Arthur Waters Jr. and John P. Waters of California; along with many nieces and nephews.

Carla touched the hearts of many people and continued to do so after her death by donating her body to science.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home of Niles, Mich.

Craig Gotshall, 54

May 29, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Craig Steven Gotshall, age 54, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Saturday morning, May 25, 201,3 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich.

The family will receive friends from 1-1:45 p.m. Saturday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, (269) 651-3284. Funeral services celebrating the life of Craig Gotshall will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In accordance with his wishes cremation will follow the services.

Memorial donations would be appreciated to the family to help with expenses c/o: Jeffrey Gotshall, 203 W. West St., Sturgis, MI 49091.

The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

Charles Kline, 94

May 29, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Charles G. Kline, age 94, of Three Rivers, passed away on May 27, 2013 at his home. A lifelong resident of Three Rivers, Charlie was born on April 6, 1919 the son of Jesse C. and Lillian A. (Tessman) Kline near Three Rivers.

Mr. Kline graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1938. He received his certificate of Accounting from Parsons Business School, Kalamazoo. He entered military service in July 1941 and served with the AC/AAF until his honorable discharge in November 1945. On August 28, 1943 he was married to Geraldine Fitch who preceded him in death in 2005.

Charles was employed by Fairbanks Morse & Co., U.S. Post office (Centreville), Three Rivers Co-Op, and Michigan Gas & Electric Co. He joined The Johnson Corporation in 1963 and retired in 1982 as a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer. He resided in Park Township for many years. He was a member of the original Park Community School Board, elected for 3 terms and served as secretary.

After moving to Fabius Township he served briefly on the Fabius Township Board, followed by two terms on the Fabius Township Zoning Board, and resigning upon his retirement in 1982. He was active in the Three Rivers Community Chest, serving as a Board member and Treasurer until its reorganization as Western St. Joseph Co. Community Chest (currently St. Joseph County Community Way). He was a past member of the Three Rivers Jaycees, Three Rivers Chamber of Commerce, and the Three Rivers Rotary Club and Life Member of the Three Rivers Elks Lodge #1248 and a member of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170.

Charlie enjoyed wood and metal working and fishing. He fished in Canada, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan (both Charter and on his own boat), Laguna Madre of Texas and especially at his home pond.

Mr. Kline was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 62 years Geraldine, one brother Jesse (Betty) Kline, infant daughter, Susan Jane, and one grandson Jason Kline.

He leaves to cherish his memory, two sons, Thomas (Pat) Kline, and William (Colleen) Kline, both of Three Rivers; Grandsons, Michael (Amy) Kline of Three Rivers, Brian (Stacie) Kline, of Kalamazoo, and Eric (Stacie) Kline, of Scotts; granddaughter, Kimberly Lee (Micah) Peet, of Centreville; grandson-in-law, Michael (Onda) Lewman, of Kalamazoo; twelve great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor Marty Culver officiating. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery with military honors presented by the American Legion Post # 170

Memorials may be donated to the Charity of One’s Choice. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.

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