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Varetta Powers, 84

Varetta M. Powers, age 84, of Marcellus, MI passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 29, 2014. She was born April 22, 1930 the daughter of Earl and Jenni (Schmidt) Copenhaver. Her husband Robert Powers of 65 years, preceded her in death on November 21, 2014. Varetta served on several community boards. She enjoyed her lawn, garden and traveling with her granddaughter ...

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Arnold Schten, 86


Arnold A. Schten, age 86, of Marcellus, MI, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. He was born May 16, 1928 in Chicago, IL the son of V. Edward and Lillian C. (Wax) Schten who raised him and his brothers in the Lutheran Church. On December 29, 1950 in Marcellus he married Abigail Schurtz who survives. ...

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John Garner, 70

John Garner, 70, of Portage, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014. He was born on March 6, 1944, the son of the late Victor and Nadine (Delling) Garner. John had a gentle heart and quiet nature. He was giving and always found a way to help others. He was quick witted, but never needed to be the center of ...

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Delbert Smith, 88

Delbert Smith, 88, of Marcellus, passed Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Delbert was born June 6, 1926 in Kalamazoo, the son of Percey and Anna Brady Smith. On Nov. 22, 1956, he married Pauline Plumley in Wakefield, Mich. Delbert always enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Delbert was preceded in death by his parents, two ...

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Herb Roesener, 84

Herbert Jess Roesener, age 84, of White Pigeon, MI, passed away Saturday, December 27th, at Elkhart General Hospital.  Herb was born in Breman, IN on May 8, 1930, a son of the late Jess Walterhouse and Pearl Roesener.  He was the husband of Joan A. (Schmidt) Roesener. Herb graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1949 and went on to serve ...

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Jimmy Skipper, 81


Jimmy Dale Skipper, age 81, of Vandalia, MI died Saturday, December 27, 2014 in his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born August 28th, 1933 in Leachville, Arkansas, a son of Virgil Noah and Martha Elaine (Rhodes) Skipper.  He married Erma Lee Carmack on November 24th, 1955. Jimmy served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.  He ...

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