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Dick Arbogast, 63

Richard G. “Dick” Arbogast, age 63, of Colon, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. He was born in Evart, MI on July 17. 1954 the son of Lester Albert Arbogast and Etta Louise (McMichael) Arbogast. Dick worked briefly at Crocker Limited in Three Rivers, was a semi-truck driver, and had worked at several manufactured …

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Karen Hipsher, 79

Karen A. Hipsher, 79, of Constantine, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at Kairos Dwelling Home in Kalamazoo, following an extended illness. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at St. John’s of the Cross Episcopal Church in Bristol, Ind., where services will begin at 2 p.m. Interment of cremains will be in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed …

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Leon Webb, 62

Leon V. Webb, age 62, of Constantine, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his home. He was born in Hale, MI on June 13, 1955, a son of Gerald and Jean (LaVack) Webb. Leon received his GED in Elkhart. On May 5, 1984, he married Deanna Stouder in Osceola, IN. He was employed in the Tool Room for …

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Shane Richardson, 29

Shane Andrew Richardson, age 29, of Constantine, died Thursday, July 20, 2017. His life was tragically cut short and he died at Three Rivers Health emergency room of injuries from a gun shot. He was born Nov. 5, 1987, in Sturgis, a son to Ronald “Rollo” and Judy (Vargo) Richardson. Shane had been a resident of Sturgis all of his …

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Janice Mihills, 71

Janice E. Mihills, age 71, of Jones, MI passed away Friday, July 21, 2017. She was born December 16, 1945 in Dowagiac, MI the daughter of Harold Franklin and Lucille Cora (Rosby) Moon. On November 29, 1964 in Dowagiac, she married Norman Lee Mihills who preceded her in death. Janice retired from Woodland Behavior Healthcare Network in Vandalia and had …

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Larry Emerick, 46

Lawrence Jay Emerick, age 46, of Mount Dora, Fla., and a longtime former Sturgis resident, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, Fla. He was born May 30, 1971, in LaGrange, Ind., son of Victor Allen and Judy (Acker) Emerick. Larry resided in Florida for the past several years, going there from Sturgis …

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