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Alvin Yoder, 94

Alvin O. Yoder, age 94, of Colon, passed away Thursday afternoon, Aug. 11, 2011, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1916, in Mt. Ayr, Ind., a son of the late Elias J. and Breena (Miller) Yoder. Mr. Yoder had resided most of his life in the Colon area. On Oct. 2, 1937, he married Edith W. Larson in ... Read More »

Nana Napier, 87

Eda F. “Nana” Napier, age 87, of Sturgis, passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 10, 2011, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Hardburly, Ky., a daughter of Ermindo and Pasqua (Felici) Nucci. Eda had resided in Sturgis since 1967 coming from Kentucky. On May 7, 1957, she married Irvin Napier in Kentucky. He died ... Read More »

Len Macey, 83

Leonard “Len/Lenny” Adam Macey, 83, of Three Rivers, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at his home following a battle with cancer. He was born in Linden, N.J., on Nov. 4, 1927, the son of the late John and Mary (Potonuck) Macey. Leonard served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1947 with an honorable discharge as Sergeant. Leonard married his sweetheart Phyllis ... Read More »

Chuck Withers, 88

Charles Dallas Withers, age 88, of Three Rivers, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at his home. He was born on Feb. 27, 1923 in Three Rivers, MI. the son of the late Onnie Franklin and Violet Lucille (Sanders) Withers, both of Three Rivers. Mr. Withers graduated from Three Rivers High School and briefly attended Western Michigan University before ... Read More »

Ojars Staks, 86

Ojars Staks, 86, of Three Rivers, formerly of Chicago, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 11, 1925 in Riga, Latvia the son of Arvids and Alma (Teteris) Staks. Mr. Staks served his country as a corporal in the Latvian military during WWII. He eventually moved to the United ... Read More »

June Moord, 83

June E. Moord, 83, of Fort Wayne, Ind., passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Parkview Hospital. Born Aug. 1, 1928, in Chicago, she had been a para professional at Paul Harding High School. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was a member of the choir and volunteered in the soup kitchen, the League of ... Read More »