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Wayne Timm, 78

Mr. Gilbert Wayne Timm, age 78, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at his home on March 6, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on August 17, 1939 in Three Rivers, the son of the late Gilbert Henry and Madelyn Louise (Leister) Timm. Wayne’s childhood was spent on the family farm and it became his first love. …

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Brook Willis, 54

Brook T. Willis, age 54, of Mottville Township, White Pigeon, died Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend following a brief illness. He was born Feb. 18, 1964, a son of John and Lucille Willis. He had been a resident of the Mottville area for the past five years, coming from Constantine and Middleburg. He was employed …

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Jim Andrews, 84

James T. Andrews, age 84, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018, at his home. He was born Sept. 15, 1933, in Sturgis, a son of the late Thurman “Speck” and Ruth (Woodruff) Andrews. Jim was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1952. On April 27, 1955, he married Evelyn …

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Betty Garn, 97

Betty Lou Thompson (Clark) Garn, age 97, was born December 27, 1920 in Buchanan, Michigan, and died April 10, 2018 in San Diego, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Thompson and Pleasant Smith Burge, Stepfather, Kenneth R. Burge, husbands, Richard H. Strong, James L. Clark, Jr., and Edward A. Garn, sisters, Barbara Ann Thompson Ward and Audrey …

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Ed Clementz, 88

Edward George Clementz, age 88, of Las Vegas, formerly of Constantine, died December 6, 2017 in Las Vegas. He was born September 27, 1929 the oldest son of Robert E & Luvetta B (Daniels) Clementz. Ed graduated from White Pigeon High School, where he played on the basketball and baseball teams. He served in the United States Army from 1951 …

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Marvin Miller, 71

Marvin D. Miller, age 71, of Centreville, died Sunday April 22, 2018, at his home. Marvin was born July 23, 1946, in Sturgis, a son to the late David P. and Barbara (Bontrager) Miller. On Oct. 24, 1974, he married Clara Borkholder. Marvin had farmed and owned and operated Green Valley Harness and Welding in Centreville. He was a member …

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Chuck Crossgrove, 88

Charles O. “Chuck” Crossgrove, age 88, of Constantine, died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Borgess Medical Center. He was born in Three Rivers on Jan. 11, 1930 the son of John B. and Emily Jane (Hooker) Crossgrove and was a lifetime resident of the area. After serving in the US Army, Chuck was employed at the Three Rivers and Constantine …

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Kathryn Stienbarger, 93

Kathryn Elberta Stienbarger, age 93, of Mendon died Friday, April 20, 2018 at The Birches of Leonidas where she had resided the past six years. She was born in Three Rivers on Oct. 17, 1924 the daughter of Leon T. and Frances (Bloom) Buchner. Kathryn graduated from Mendon High School with the Class of 1943. She was married to Hal …

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Joyce Fosdick, 78

Joyce Ann Fosdick, age 78, Kokomo, Ind. passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Century Villa Health Care in Greentown, Ind. She was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Battle Creek, to Julius and Florence (Hill) Carlson. On Feb. 4, 1956, she married Roger Eugene Fosdick, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 2007. She was a member of …

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Dan Frew, 81

Daniel Ray Frew, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Daniel was born on Aug. 8, 1937 to Lawson Hannah Frew and Elizabeth Marie Freshour in Sullivan, Ind. He attended Sullivan High School and Indiana University where he received a doctorate in optometry. On Aug. 23, 1959, he married Leah Kay Lund and on Dec. 16, 1960 their …

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