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Howard “Jack” Bush, 87

Howard John “Jack” Bush, 87, of Sturgis, Mich., longtime Sturgis attorney, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, March 7, 2009, at his home with his wife and family at his side. He was born March 24, 1921, in Fennville, Mich., a son to the late Dr. Howard J. and Edith (Phillips) Bush. Mr. Bush had resided nearly his whole life in the ... Read More »

Carol Ann Robinson, 61

Carol Ann Robinson, 61, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away early Sunday morning, March 8, 2009, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born July 1, 1947, in Sturgis, Mich., a daughter to William and Rose (Bonfiglio) Mecklenburg. Carol had resided in the Sturgis and Bronson area her whole life. On Aug. 17, 1996, she married Perry Robinson in ... Read More »

Violet Jonker, 93

Violet M. Jonker, 93, of White Pigeon, died March 6, 2009, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis following a three-month illness. She was born Oct. 24, 1915, in Kalamazoo, Mich., a daughter of George S. and Lina (Dollenburg) Schouten. She lived in the White Pigeon area since she was 4 years old. She was a graduate of White Pigeon High School ... Read More »

Sam Hemminger, 72

Vernon M. (Sam) Hemminger, 72, of White Pigeon, died Friday, March 6, 2009, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, following a short illness. He was born Oct. 1, 1936, in Vicksburg, Mich., a son of Ralph L. and Mildred (Crotser) Hemminger. He had lived in the White Pigeon and Mottville area since the age of 12 and was a graduate of White Pigeon ... Read More »

Magdalena Yoder, 85

Magdalena (Hochstedler) Yoder, age 85, of Burr Oak, died peacefully on March 5, 2009, at 3:25 p.m. at her home. She was born on Jan. 15, 1924, in White Cloud, Mich., to Edward B. and Amanda (Wagler) Hochstedler. Magdalena lived 85 years, one month and 20 days. On Jan. 12, 1947, she married Virgil D. Yoder; to this union were ... Read More »

Charles Edward Hass, 60

Charles Edward Hass, age 60, of Three Rivers, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at Borgess Medical Center following a brief illness.  He was born on March 7, 1948 in Niles, Michigan the son of Fredrick W. and Evelyn B. (Smith) Hass. Mr. Hass has been a lifetime resident of this area.  He was raised on his family farm ... Read More »