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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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Marco Chapman, 16

Marco David Chapman, age 16, of Three Rivers, died Wednesday, July 19, 2017 while swimming with friends along the St. Joseph River. He was born in Three Rivers on Feb. 27, 2001 the son of Marco David Patton and Leesa O. Chapman, and was a lifetime resident of the Michiana area. Marco had just completed the 10th grade at Lakeland …

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John Thoendel, Sr., 66

John Edward Thoendel, Sr., age 66, of Vandalia, died peacefully Friday, July 21, 2017 in the comfort of his family’s presence in his daughter’s residence. He was born July 24, 1950 in Cassopolis to Adolph and Martha Thoendel. His parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded by one daughter, Nykole Thoendel. John served honorably in the U.S. Army …

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Floyd Astling, 80

Floyd Alfred Astling, age 80, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, following a brief illness. He spent his remaining days in the care of Grace Healthcare in Three Rivers. Floyd was born Aug. 30, 1936, at the Constantine Hospital in Constantine. He was the son of the late Charles H. and Myrtle K. (Schutt) Astling. He was a well-known resident …

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