Home » Obituaries (page 184)


Clara Burkey, 82

Clara Burkey, age 82, of Mottville, passed away Friday, November 30th, 2012 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Cass County , MI on June 5, 1930. Clara graduated from Dowagiac High School in 1947 and served in the Women’s Army Corps. during WW II. On March 25, 1950 she married Max Burkey in Bronson, ... Read More »

Irene Arnold, 94

Irene Arnold, age 94, of Constantine, passed away Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre in Centreville. She was born in Marshall County , IL on April 11, 1918, a daughter of Arthur and Myrtle (Sullivan) Dowty. On November 27, 1935 she married Reuben Arnold in Goshen, IN. He preceded her in death in 1985. Irene worked ... Read More »

Ailene Doe, 89

Ailene H. Doe, 89, of Grand Rapids, and a former longtime Sturgis resident, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 29, 2012, at Crystal Springs Lifehouse in Grand Rapids. She was born Oct. 2, 1923, in Kinde, to Cyril and Anne Cregeur. On Feb. 19, 1944, she married Richard Doe. In 1958, they moved their family to Sturgis to establish Doe Distributing ... Read More »

Jon Congdon, 28

Jonathon D. Congdon, 28, of Stevensville, and formerly of Sturgis, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at his home. Jon was born June 20, 1984, in Niles to Edwin Dale Congdon and Judy Smith. He was veteran of the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jon was attending Lake Michigan College. His hobbies included skateboarding and snowboarding. He is survived ... Read More »

Delores Irwin, 85

Delores A. Irwin, age 85, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Three Rivers Health. She was born June 29, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. Delores had been a resident of the Sturgis and surrounding areas for most of her life. She retired in 1992 from Kirsch Company after 20-plus years of employment and was an avid golfer and ... Read More »

Joy Messer, 77

Joy Nadeane Messer, age 77, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday Nov. 28, 2012, at her home. She was born June 2, 1935, in Fawn River Township, a daughter of the late Vern and Mildred (Wagoner) Kuhlman-Eberhard. Joy resided most of her life in the Sturgis with the exception of the few years she lived in Crab Orchard, Ky. She was ... Read More »