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Jeff Schwartz, 41

Jeffrey A. Schwartz, age 41, of Burr Oak, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at his home. Jeff was born in Kalamazoo, November 8, 1974 to Wayne Schwartz and Carolyn Allen. He graduated from Centreville High School in 1993. Jeff attended Glen Oaks Community College and later graduated from Ferris State University with a Nuclear Medicine Technician degree. He …

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Stephen Grusell, 36

Stephen R. Grusell, age 36, of Kalamazoo, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 27, 2016 at home. He was born June 30, 1979 in Montreal, Quebec the son of John Luther Grusell and Susan Fournier. On April 20, 2011 he married Victoria A. Owens, who survives. He was self employed as a maintenance person. He enjoyed watching movies, Star Wars, walking …

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Dale Tavernier, 79


Dale Henry Tavernier, age 79, of Three Rivers passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 23, 2016 at his home.  He was born in Three Rivers on July 9, 1936 the son of Chester and Lillian (Zerby) Tavernier. Dale was a graduate of Three Rivers High School.  He served in the National Guard for eight years.  Dale …

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Janice Sherry, 78

Janice Louise Sherry, age 78, died on Monday, May 23, 2016. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hohner Funeral Home.

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Caleb Kroeger

Caleb Timothy Kroeger, infant son of Pastor Scott and Ruth Kroeger of Colon, passed away shortly after birth at Sturgis Hospital. In addition to his parents, he is survived by five siblings, William, James, Ellen, Faith and David Kroeger; grandmother Martha Kroeger and grandfather Brian Gerboth; and several uncles and aunts. He was preceded in death by grandmother Beverly Gerboth; …

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Justine Palenick, 61


Justine Ann Palenick, age 61, of Sturgis, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016, from complications of C.O.P.D. at the Sturgis Hospital. She was born Aug. 31, 1954, in Three Rivers, a daughter to the late Al and Mary (Sedlacek) Palenick. Justine graduated from Constantine High School and resided most of her life in the Constantine and Sturgis area. She was …

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