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Peggy Schaeffer, 76

Peggy A. Schaeffer, 76, of Sturgis, and formerly of Wolcottville, Ind., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers, Fla. Mrs. Schaeffer was born Aug. 4, 1937 in New Haven, Ind., to Raymond E. and Vera C. (Papenbrock) Burchardt. They preceded her in death. On June 19, 1962, she married Gary L. Schaeffer in New ... Read More »

Ardith Smoll, 95

Ardith Smoll, age 95, of Sturgis passed away Friday, January 17th, 2014 at Thurston Woods Village. She was born in Sturgis, on November 9, 1918, a daughter of William and Grace (Rost) Young. Ardith graduated from Sturgis High School in 1936. On September 5, 1937 she married Estel R. Smoll in Sturgis. He preceded her in death July 27, 1976. ... Read More »

Kenneth Staffen, 79

Kenneth Leroy Staffen, age 79, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Three Rivers Health following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on Oct. 7, 1934 in Schoolcraft, MI., the son of Clive and Mildred (Barber) Staffen. Mr. Staffen has been a life time resident of Three Rivers. He served his country in ... Read More »

Lloyd Hart, 83

Lloyd L. “Louie” Hart, age 83, of Mendon died Saturday Jan. 18, 2014 at his home following a brief illness. He was born near Colon, MI on July 30, 1930 the son of Cecil and Minnie (Broker) Hart. Lloyd served stateside with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning home he was married to Maxine Williams on July ... Read More »

Martha Krautwurst, 90

Martha A. Krautwurst, 90, of Three Rivers, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 at the Heartland Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Aug. 28, 1923 in Weisenfelde, Germany, the daughter of the late Daniel and Bronislawa (Stettinow) Komm. Mrs. Krautwurst was united in marriage to the late Alexander Krautwurst on March 2, 1950 ... Read More »

Jerome Urbaszewski, 76

Jerome C. Urbaszewski, age 74, of Klinger Lake, Sturgis, and a former Chicago, resident passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2014, at his home. He was born Oct. 6, 1939, in Chicago, son of the late Joseph and Irene (Zimny) Urbaszewski and fond brother of five. His lifelong dream was achieved after retirement, of living on the lake, ... Read More »