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Tyler James Hinken, 20

Seaman Tyler James Hinken age 20 of Sturgis, passed away Saturday morning, October 14, 2017 in Nephi, Utah due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident while traveling home on leave. He was born July 17, 1997 in Sturgis. Tyler resided most of his life in Sturgis and Burr Oak and was a graduate of Burr Oak High School with …

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Brenda Johnson, 75

Brenda Joyce Johnson, age 75, born on August 26, 1942. . .passed away on Tuesday October 17, 2017 at Grace Health Care in Three Rivers. Brenda owned and operated Meeks Mill Restaurant in Constantine, where she will be remembered as a bright shining light. She was born to William and Ruth Chambliss and was the oldest of two children, her …

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Betty Kaper, 92

Betty L. Kaper, 92, of Constantine, passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at her home. She was born in Mishawaka, IN on October 1, 1925, a daughter of Samuel and Lucille (Landis) Hartzell. On April 21, 1944 she married John Kaper in Three Rivers. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1977. Betty, along with her late husband, …

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Barry Mumby, 74

Barry A. Mumby, age 74, of Colon, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Barry was born Aug. 30, 1943, in Three Rivers, a son of the late Robert J. and Evelyn J. (Shellenbarger) Mumby. Barry grew up on the family farm in Fulton and graduated from Colon High School with the class of 1961. …

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Daniel Pierucki, 51

Daniel Eric Pierucki, age 51, of Constantine, went to heaven on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. He was born Feb.13, 1966 to Albert and Betsy Pierucki Jr. in Sturgis. Growing up on Big Fish Lake and graduating from Centreville High School in 1984, he married a few times leaving three beautiful children – Adam, Kristin and Candice.  He cooked most his …

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Roberta Myers, 100

Roberta Myers, age 100, of Three Rivers, died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Three Rivers. She was born Veda Roberta Thorn on March 23, 1917 in Constantine the daughter of Edward and Gladys (Hassenger) Thorn. She was married to William Wade Myers on Dec. 10, 1938 in LaGrange, Indiana. He died in 1995. Roberta graduated from …

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