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Tim Sites, 54

Timothy Joseph Sites, age 54, of Sturgis, lost his long battle with cancer, surrounded by his family, early Thursday morning, Dec. 6, 2018, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born Dec. 26, 1963, in Neptune, N.J., a son of Samuel K Sites and Patricia Sites. Tim was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1982. He …

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David Harmon, 65

David Wayne Harmon, age 65, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at his home following a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. He was born on Feb. 21, 1953 in West Memphis, Arkansas, the son of William Harvey (Rosa Lee Bryant) Harmon. Mr. Harmon served his country honorably in the U.S. Army. He was a former member …

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Charles Underwood, 59

Charles John Underwood, age 59, of Leonidas, passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. He was born on December 29, 1959 to Pearl (Underwood) Raney in Three Rivers. Charles was a jack of all trades having worked in many fields throughout the course of his life. He loved spending time with friends and family. Charles is preceded in his passing …

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Bill Rohrer, 66

William “Bill” Rohrer, age 66, of Otisville, Michigan, formerly of Three Rivers, died Friday, November 9, 2018 at his residence. A memorial service was held at on Friday, November 30, 2018 at the West Forest United Methodist Church, with Pastor Bruce Malicoat officiating. Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. Bill was born on March 17, 1952 to Malcolm and …

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Margaret Taylor, 79

Margaret Ann Taylor, age 79, of rural Mendon, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Three Rivers. She was born in Leonidas, on Oct. 3, 1939 the daughter of the late George and Lilah (Tiffany) Jackson. After graduating from Colon High School, she was married to William Eugene Taylor on April 26, 1959 in Three Rivers. Margaret …

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Sherman Dunafin, 95

Sherman Dunafin, Jr., 95 of Sturgis, passed away after an extended illness on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on January 4, 1923 in the Mongo-Stroh area in Indiana. Sherman’s childhood was spent in an orphan home until 1933 at the age of 10 when his foster parents, George and Martha …

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Mike Speicher, 67

Michael Alan Speicher, age 67, of Galesburg, passed away peacefully Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Mike was born Jan, 18, 1951, in Sturgis, a son of Milton Robert “Bob” and Billie Yvonne (Beckwith) Speicher. He lived most of his life in Sturgis, enjoying his childhood at the family cabin on Crotch Lake, attending Holy …

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John Williams, 57

John Christopher Williams, age 57, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning Dec. 10, 2018, at his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1961, in Sturgis, a son of John and Loretta (Patrick) Williams. John resided most of his life in Sturgis and also had lived six years in Hazard, Ky. He had been employed at Iceburg Enterprises, Burr Oak …

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Venus Stewart, 32

Venus R. Stewart, age 32, passed away on Monday, April 26, 2010. Venus was born August 4, 1977 in Coldwater, a daughter to Larry and Therese (Jasper) McComb. Venus graduated Bronson High School with the class of 1992 and went on to obtain a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement at Western Michigan University. She had also worked for PNC bank …

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Priscilla Waltke-Miller, 90

Priscilla Bogen Waltke-Miller, age 90, of Colon, passed away late Sunday evening, Dec. 9, 2018. at her home. She was born May 24, 1928. in Dearborn, a daughter of the late John J. and Rose (Bogen) Smith. Priscilla resided in Colon for the past 16 years, coming from Sturgis, where she lived most of her life and was a graduate …

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