Terrance German, 77

August 15, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Terrance German, age 77, of Sturgis, passed away Aug. 13, 2013, at his home.

In sccordance to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family was assisted by the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon.

Dora Johnson, 96

August 15, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Dora Louise Johnson, 96, passed away 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 in Navasota, Texas. She was formerly from Three Rivers. She had been declining health for some time. Born Feb. 17, 1917 to the late Lauren Claude Norton and Eva Mearle (Blanchard) Norton. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; two sisters; one step-son, William T. Johnson Jr. She leaves behind three sons, Gerald (JoAnn) Johnson, LeRoy (Mary) Johnson, Dennis Johnson; one brother, Eugene Norton of Barhamsville, Va.; grandchildren, Gerald Johnson Jr., Kathleen Johnson, LeRoy (Vicky) Johnson II, Larry Johnson, Esther (Mark) Robinson; four great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren. The memorial service will be Aug. 24 at Corey Church of the Nazarene, 10056 Water St., Three Rivers. Service will be at 11 a.m., Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Rev. Gary Carr will be doing the service. Memorials can be made to the Church. Lunch will be served following the service.

Barb Wortinger, 77

August 14, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Barbara Lee Wortinger, age 77, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday morning August 13, 2013 at her home with her loved ones by her side. She was born February 6, 1936 in Lima, OH., the daughter of the late George Herald and Mary Lou (Espen) Ruth.

Barb started her college career at Nazareth College in Kalamazoo and went on to Borgess School of Nursing where she obtained her Registered Nursing License in early August of 1957. One week later on August 25, she married her best friend and love of her life Mr. Forrest F. Wortinger. Shortly after they were married, Barb was asked to design, set up, and operate the first recovery room for the “Old Three Rivers Hospital” on Spring Street.

That was just the beginning of a long and very successful career with Three Rivers Hospital. She worked within the old and new hospital walls for more than forty years, taking some time off to raise a family of four. From recovery…to surgery…to O.B…. to floor nursing, and ending up in I.C.U., Barb was an outstanding nurse who helped thousands of people in her long and successful career.

In her spare time she loved fishing, swimming, gardening, cooking, singing and especially going to Disney World with her family. She was a happy soul and everyone around her felt her love of life and youthfulness.

Surviving Barb are her husband, four children and loads of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be forever missed and forever loved.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home to celebrate Barb’s Life. Private graveside services will be held at Harwood Lake Cemetery.

Kenneth Middleton, 86

August 14, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Kenneth Lee Middleton, 86, of Three Rivers, passed away at the home of his only daughter, Kim (Middleton) Schedin, in the early morning hours on Aug. 10, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Middleton was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Ann (Stears) Middleton and their only son, Thomas Lee Middleton.

Kenneth was a great euchre and cribbage player and a No. 1 Tiger Fan. During the games Ken was known to be very colorful in his remarks about the  Tigers.

He will be immensely missed by his daughter, Kim (Arnold) Schedin and five grandchildren, Britt, Samantha, Kali, Andrea and Ross, and all those who knew and loved Kenny.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Hohner Funeral Home to celebrate the life of Kenneth Middleton.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Three Rivers Health Hospice. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

Mollie Arnett, 98

August 14, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Mollie Arnett, 98, of White Pigeon, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at Heartland Health Care Center where she had been for a short time. Until then she had lived alone, and every summer until a year ago had a little garden she took care of.

She is survived by a daughter, Charlene (Ray) Wooster of White Pigeon; sons, Harry (Helen) of Indiana, Lee (Norma) of Constantine, Larry (Rennie) of Niles and Burney (Gloria) of White Pigeon; grandchildren, Kimberly, Vickie, Clay, Bob, Teri, Chad, Jenifer, Tracy, Jeremy, Adam, Johanna, Donnie, Gary, Jerry, Sherri and Terry Arnett, Sharon, Elizabeth, Christine and Valerie Wooster; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis, and a son, Charles.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Mottville Cemetery.

Babe Block, 86

August 13, 2013 by Administrator · Comments Off 

Lillian “Babe” Campbell Block, age 86, of Three Rivers, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at her home following a brief illness. She was born in Three Rivers, MI. on April 20, 1927 the daughter of Claude E. and Mary (Walls) Waltz.

Lillian has been a lifelong resident of the Three Rivers area. She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers where she was very active and also the Three Rivers Health Auxiliary.

Babe was preceded in death by her husband Robert Block and one son, Jeffery Block; one granddaughter, Jennifer; and two brothers, Jerome Tulloch and George Renfro, one sister Ethelyn “Toots” McLagan.

Lillian leaves to cherish her loving memory, two daughters, Lori Block-Lavalle, of Three Rivers, and Judy Block of Chitina, Alaska; two grandchildren, Erin West and Wesley Block.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16th, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Rev. Brenda Deily officiating.

Private Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to the First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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