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Kathryn Sadewasser, 80

Kathryn A. Sadewasser, age 80, of Centreville, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Sturgis Hospital. She was born on December 31, 1936 in LaMonte, MO, a daughter of Kenneth and Clara (Hughes) Vickrey. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1954. On July 7, 1957, she married Richard Sadewasser in Three Rivers. He preceded her in death …

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Judi Happel, 74


Judith “Judi” Elaine Happel, age 74, a lifelong Sturgis, resident passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born June 27, 1942 in Sturgis and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1961. On Jan. 20, 1962, at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis, she married Lee G. Happel. Judith …

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Karen Malesh, 62

Karen Ann Malesh, age 62, of Colon, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, unexpectedly at her home. Karen was born April 20, 1954, in Chicago, a daughter to Arnold L. and Ann Marie (Barbic) Malesh. Karen had attended high school and college in Illinois where she received her Register Nursing certification. She had worked as an RN in Illinois, Battle …

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Rick Noel, 55

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Richard Duane “Rick” Noel, age 55, of Sturgis, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born in Sturgis, MI on Mother’s Day, May 14, 1961 the son of Lester D. and Marie K. (Overholt) Noel. Rick graduated from Mendon High School with the Class of 1979. He resided briefly in Texas and Louisiana selling …

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Barbara Barton-Foltyn, 87

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Barbara Ann Barton-Foltyn, age 87, of Three Rivers, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at Grace Healthcare in Three Rivers. She was born in South Bend, on Oct. 4, 1929 the daughter of Harold and Margarete A. (Genschel) Brundige. Barbara was raised and lived most of her life in the Three Rivers, graduating from Three Rivers High School in 1948. She …

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John Cary, 85


John Richard Cary, age 85, of Burr Oak, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1931, in Kendallville, Ind., a son of the late John Russell and Ruby (Riehm) Cary. John was a veteran of the U.S.Navy, serving from 1951-1955. He was stationed with the “Blimp” Navy in Weeksville, N.C., and was …

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