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Dolores Elkins, 68

Dolores Elkins, age 68 of Sturgis, passed away early Tuesday morning September 27, 2011 at the Sturgis Hospital.      She was born October 20, 1942 in Kalamazoo, Michigan a daughter of the late Frank and Marie Weitenauer.      Dolores had resided in Sturgis since 1966 coming from Vicksburg where she was a graduate of Vicksburg High School with the class ... Read More »

Wilma Masterson, 94

Wilma E. (Boone) Masterson, age 94, of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at her home. She was born in Cooper Twp, , MI on March 20, 1917,  a daughter of Jacob and Wilhelmina (Weenink) Grofvert. Wilma attended school in Twin Lakes near Plainwell. On June 6, 1935 Wilma married Abraham Boone in Plainwell. He preceded her in death Feb. ... Read More »

Mary Dillon, 90

Mary Marie (Freeland) Dillon entered the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ, Sept. 21, 2011, in Germantown, Tenn. Mary was born March 3, 1921, to Arden and Evangeline Freeland in Sturgis, where she lived much of her life, graduating from Sturgis High School in 1939. In 1941, she married David Dillon, celebrating 67 years of marriage until he passed away ... Read More »

Richard Farler, 76

Richard Fred Farler, age 76, of Burr Oak, passed away Saturday evening, Sept. 24, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 29, 1935, in Cincinnati, Ohio, a son to the late Fred and Carrie (Hackworth) Farler. He had been a resident of the Burr Oak area for the past 40 years, moving to Burr Oak ... Read More »

Enos Bontrager, 79

Enos J. Bontrager age 79, of Burr Oak, passed away early Friday morning, Sept. 23, 2011, at Sturgis Hospital. He was born Aug. 8, 1932, in Sikeston, Mo., a son of the late John M. and Elizabeth (Mullet) Bontrager. On April 22, 1971, he married Clara Yoder, who passed away July 6, 1988. Surviving are four brothers, John Bontrager of ... Read More »

George Washburn, 63

George W. Washburn, age 63, of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at home. He was born Sept. 30, 1947, in Three Rivers, a son to the late Marion and Hazel “Jo” (Barnes) Washburn. George was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. He had been a resident of Sturgis most of his life and had been ... Read More »