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Teresa Hamilton, 50

Hamilton

Teresa A. (Zaika) Hamilton, age 50, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 7, 2016, at the Sturgis Hospital emergency room. She was born Nov. 17, 1965, in Pontiac, a daughter of Birt and Germain (Pykor) Zaika. Teresa resided in the Sturgis area for the past 18 years and her early life was spent in Manistee. She had been employed …

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Ricky Mathews, 64

Mathews

Ricky David Mathews, age 64, of Burr Oak, passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Ricky was born March 8, 1952, in Sturgis, a son to the late D. Fay and Mary Jane (Sanders) Mathews. He had lived most all of life in St. Joseph County and graduated from high school in Parchment. Ricky served …

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Dr. James Reiff, 81

Dr. James Reiff, age 81, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. He was born March 17, 1935, in Chicago, a son of the late Nathan and Frieda (Shertz) Reiff. James spend the majority of his life in the Michiana area, settling in Sturgis 22 years ago. He worked as a …

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Kathy Curtis, 71

Kathleen A. Curtis, age 71, of Colon, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, unexpectedly at her home. Kathy was born Nov. 22, 1944, a daughter to Roy L. and Leona L. (Dahl) Curtis. She graduated from Normal College of the American Gymnastics Union of Indiana University and taught physical education for 31 years, finishing her career in education at Colon …

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Becky Ultz, 58

Ultz

Becky Alice Ultz, age 58, of Burr Oak, was surrounded by her family Thursday evening, Aug. 4, 2016, following a long, hard-fought battle with cancer, she was called home to a place where there is no more sadness or pain where she can glorify God with her infectious smile forever. She was born April 4, 1958, in Sturgis, a daughter …

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John Aronson, 94

John Walter Aronson, age 94, of Three Rivers formerly of South Bend, IN passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016. John was born in Chicago, IL on April 24, 1922 to the son of Arthur C. and Emily Aronson. John served his country honorably as a Sergeant during World War II. Following his service he attended and graduated from Augustana …

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