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Kenneth Kerr, 85

October 22, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

Kenneth C. Kerr , age 85, of Three Rivers, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012 surrounded by family at the Bronson Methodist Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Three Rivers, MI. on Oct. 17, 1927 the son of Paul and Shirlie (Jacobs) Kerr.

Mr. Kerr graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1944. He then served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Following his service, Kenneth began work at Peterson Spring Corp., later driving semi-truck which he did for many years. He then was employed at Wells Manufacturing, before retiring from Hydro-Matic. Ken was an avid sports fan, but he especially loved playing golf with his brother Bob, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter, Vicki Simon.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, two daughters, Jacalynn (Jerry) Flack, of Three Rivers, and Debra (Jeff) Bainbridge, of Marcellus, MI.; one brother, Robert (Phyllis) Kerr, of Three Rivers, one sister, Marilee (Ralph) Dean, of Frankfort, MI.; son-in-law, Steve Simon, of Kalamazoo, MI; seven grandchildren, Yvonne (Dale) Kline, Scott (Katie) Simon, Chad (Jaime) Simon, Bobbi Jo Bainbridge, Crystal (Shawn) Heivilin, Eric (Jennifer) Hoffmaster, and Jared (Elizabeth) Hoffmaster. Thirteen great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Rev. John Booko officiating.

Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery.

Memorials may be donated to the West Michigan Cancer Center. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.

Maxine Schmidtendorff, 88

October 21, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

Maxine Schmidtendorff, age 88, of of Constantine, passed away Saturday, October 20th, 2012. Maxine was born in Delaware , Ohio on August 1, 1924, a daughter of Clarence and Mary (Thomas) Breece. Maxine graduated from Constantine High School. On July 9, 1943 she married Forrest Schmidtendorff in Reno NV . Maxine lived most of her life in the Constantine areaand was amember of Porter Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing , knitting and making clothing for her collection of dolls.

Surviving are her husband Forrest Schmidtendorff, Constantine , daughter Leslie (Dave) Ware of Burr Oak MI, sons Dale (Jaci) Schmidtendorff of Traverse City MI, Michael (Linda) Schmidtendorff of Pompeii, MI, 8 grandchildren Marilyn (Wayne) DiGiacomo , Stacy (Ed) Sult , Debbie (Bob) Monroe , Dan (Jennifer) Schmidtendorff , Shawn (Brett) Clemens , Cassie (Josh) Wiard, Keri (Jason) Reed , Nicole (Jamie) Vrobel, 20 great grandchildren and a sister Beverly Naylor of Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, son David Schmidtendorff, two brothers Wayland and Lloyd Breece and a sister Wanda Naylor.

Relatives and friends will be received Tuesday from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. at the Eley Funeral Home in Constantine. Religious Services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Porter Baptist Church, Constantine, with Pastor Randy Peterson officiating. Interment will follow at Constantine Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Porter Baptist Church. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.

Bonnie Jarratt, 55

October 20, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

Bonnie Jo Jarratt, age 55, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at home.

She was born March 6, 1957, in Three Rivers, a daughter to Duane Sr. and Janet (Breece) Jarratt.

Bonnie has resided in Sturgis for 30 plus years, moving here from Centreville.

Bonnie received her medical assistant degree from Glenn Oaks Community College and has worked in various factories and was currently employed by Lake Park Industries in Middlebury, Ind.

She enjoyed sewing, spending time with her grandchildren, and was proud of being “not normal.”

Surviving are one daughter, Kelli (Alex) Runyon of East Leroy; son, Carl (Shelby) Van Voorhees of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Zachary Good, Haley, Lilly, and Holly Runyon, and Bailey Horrall; unborn grandson, Ryu Xavier; mother, Janet Jarratt of Centreville; sister, Sylvia (Gary) Clouse of Sturgis; two brothers, Duane Jarratt of Parchment and Keith (Cody) Jarratt of Constantine.

She was preceded in death by her father; son, Dustin “Raze” Pike; and infant son, Mitch.

According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends and relatives from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Home – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family, envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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

Jean Hendricks, 70

October 20, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

Jean Kay Hendricks, 70, of Three Rivers, passed away on Oct. 13, 2012 at the Borgess Medical Center. She was born Aug. 7, 1942 in Dowagiac the daughter of Henry and Eloise (Broyles) Davidhizar.

Jean has been a long time resident of Three Rivers and Centreville. She was a member of the Amazing Grace Church in Portage. Jean never met a stranger and was well liked by many people. She was an avid hunter and bowler.

Mrs. Hendricks was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Don and Henry (Virginia) Davidhizar and one half-brother, Don Crise.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory two brothers, Dale (Dorothy) and Robert (Connie) Davidhizar; half brother, Wayne (Carol) Crise; four half-sisters, Zelma Castle, Mable Dillingham, Marlene Smith and Judy McKee; sister-in-law, Patricia Davidhizar, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the Amazing Grace Baptist Fellowship Church, 10010 Portage Rd., Portage, MI 49002, with Pastor John Higgins officiating.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hohnerfh.com. Arrangements by Hohner Funeral Home.

Jim Rand, 70

October 20, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

James Earl “Jim” Rand, 70, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on Oct. 17, 2012 at Three Rivers Health. Jim was born Aug. 27, 1942 in Constantine the son of the late Wallis L. and Florence A. (Barr) Rand-Norton.

Jim graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1960. He later graduated from Michigan State University in June 1965 with a B.A. in Commercial/Graphic Arts. On June 5, 1965 he married the late Beverly Ruth O’Dell. He was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Air Force later retiring as a Major in 1985. He was named citizen of the year in 1979 in Oscoda. He graduated Ivy Tech College, in Kokomo, Ind. in 1988 in Architectural Drafting. He was employed from 1988 to 2003 with several industrial and residential surveying companies. Jim has been a long time and active member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he was an ordained Elder, Choir Member, and served on several boards.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory two children, Connie Smith-Cross (Steve Bandy) of Indianapolis, Ind., and Jim (Heather) Rand II of Gurnee, Ill.; grandchildren, Ben, Spencer and Abi Cross, all of Indianapolis, Ind. and Maggie and Gavin Rand of Gurnee, Ill.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22 at the First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers-Centreville, 320 N. Main St., Three Rivers, MI 49093 with Rev. Brenda Deily officiating.

Interment will be held in Poe Cemetery following the funeral luncheon.

Memorials may be donated to The First Presbyterian Church of Three Rivers-Centreville. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hohnerfh.com.

Marjorie Huff, 75

October 19, 2012 by WLKM · Comments Off 

Marjorie E. Huff, 75, of Jones, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.

She was born April 25, 1937 the daughter of Rolland and Gladys (Mitty) Hayes. On Jan. 1, 1978 she married Danuel J. “Chuck” Huff who preceded her in death on April 1, 1997.

She was baptized in 1997 at the Pleasant View Church of Christ in Cassopolis. She enjoyed country music and loved NASCAR.

Surviving are two step-daughters, Julianna (Glen) Price and Jonna Meyer both of Louisville, Ky.; one step-son, J. Todd (Kelly) Huff of Three Rivers; one sister; three grandchildren, Scott Snyder, Robbie Snyder and Jessica Huff; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Clymer; three sisters and a brother.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Mater-Ralston Funeral Home with Pastor Dwight Hostetler officiating.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 to 1 p.m. in the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

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