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Wava Hartman, 89


Wava Marie Hartman, 89, died on Tuesday, April 5th at West Woods of Niles after a short illness. She was born on August 22, 1926 to Elias and Magdalena Troeger in Defiance, OH Wava graduated in 1944 from Highland-South Richland High School in Ayersville, Ohio and was employed at Michigan Gas Company in Sturgis, MI and Ford Agency in Three …

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Denny Seager, Sr., 67


Denny Seager, Sr., age 67, of Jones, died Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Lakeland Hospital in Niles. He was born in Three Rivers, the son of the late Walter and Melvina (Clute) Seager. He was a graduate of Three Rivers High School class of 1967. Denny was a charismatic and loving man. He had a “big heart” and was always …

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Megan Carpenter, 20


Megan Marie Carpenter, 20, of Sturgis, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at her home. She was born April 22, 1995, in Three Rivers, a daughter of Bradley K. Carpenter and Joyce M. Collins. She was a resident of the Sturgis area the past six months, coming from Constantine, where she had attended school. She was employed at J&J Discount in …

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Sharon Smith, 72

Sharon Rose Smith, age 72, of Centreville, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 10, 1943 in Lansing, a daughter of Charles and Alice (Kimble) Green. On March 31, 1979 she married Francis Lee Smith in Three Rivers, he preceded her in death in 2009. She owned and operated several businesses, Jessica’s …

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George Garl, Sr., 69

George B. Garl, Sr., age 69, of Constantine, died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Alamo Nursing Home in Kalamazoo. He was born November 2, 1946 in Mason Twp, a son of Vernon and Jeanette (Miller) Garl. George graduated from Constantine High School in 1966. George served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968. He worked his farm and also worked …

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Nick Ruddock, 63

Nicholas Peter “Nick” Ruddock, age 63, of Leonidas, died Friday, April 1, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo following a long illness. He was born in Marshall, MI on Dec. 5, 1952 the son of Fred and Arlene (Van Nortrick) Ruddock. Nick graduated from Marshall High School in 1971. He was an independent truck driver, and had worked at …

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