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Sharon Stigter, 65

Sharon Ann Stigter, age 65, of Burr Oak, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Sharon was born June 29, 1952, in Evergreen Park, Ill., a daughter of Louis and Dolores (Grimaldi) Reiner. On June 23, 1973, she married Robert L. Stigter in Palos Heights, Ill. Sharon received her bachelor’s …

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Sara Moyer, 84

Sara Jean Moyer, 84, Centreville, died  on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Portage. She was born on June 3, 1933 in Sturgis, a daughter of LeRoy and Wava (Miller) Evarts. Jean graduated from Centreville High School in 1951 and received her Bachelors and Masters in Education from WMU. She married Bruce Jones and later divorced. On July 27, 1985, Jean …

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Pat Phelps, 58

Patricia Phelps, age 58, of Mendon, passed away at home on Friday, November 17, 2017, surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born in Sturgis, the daughter of the late Phillip and Linda (Wilber) Zinsmaster. Pat had a great personality and loved life. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and leaves them with …

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Jimmy Brundirks, 39

James “Jimmy” Souers Brundirks, age 39, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 2017, at Henry Ford Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 15, 1978, in Kalamazoo, son of James E. Brundirks and Nancy (Souers) Pick. Jimmy attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School for his elementary education and went on to graduate from …

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Reverend Roland Barkow, 84

The Rev. Roland Richard Barkow (Emeritus), age 84, of Three Rivers, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, November 13, 2017. Roland was born in Ferndale, Michigan on November 29, 1932, the son of Reinhard and Sarah (Kinghan) Barkow. Roland married Caroline Louise Seng on Nov. 29, 1958, and subsequently graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. …

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Joyce Beebe, 86

Joyce Joann Beebe, age 86, of Portage, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. She was born in Kalamazoo on Nov. 15, 1931 the daughter of Bernard C. and Mildred M. (English) Haas. She graduated from Mendon High School in 1949 and later from the Nazareth School of Nursing. Joyce was married to Allen J. Beebe on Nov. 27, 1954 at St. …

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