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Les Schrader Jr., 55

Leslie Clyde “Droopy” Schrader Jr., age 55, of Kalamazoo, and a former longtime Colon resident, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, 2016, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born July 2, 1961, in Sturgis, a son of Leslie and Kathie (Shear) Schrader. Les resided in Kalamazoo for the past six months. The rest of his life was spent …

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Marian Kipker, 83

Marian Laurene Kipker, age 83, of Three Rivers was carried home by Angels on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence. She was born November 4, 1932 in Marcellus, MI the daughter of the late Willard J. and Gleeola (Bent) Griner. Marian was a graduate of Marcellus High School and was united in marriage to James Kipker on …

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Elwyn Shugars, 84

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Elwyn “Grandpa Bibs” Shugars, age 84, of Marcellus, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at his family home. He was born June 15, 1932, in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of Elton and Jessie (Nesbitt) Shugars. In 1952, he married Martha L. Medd who survives. Elwyn was a lifelong resident of Porter Township. He was well known in the community as a …

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Joyce Keller, 75

Joyce Catherine Keller, age 75, of Three Rivers died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born in Chicago on April 15, 1941 the daughter of William F. and Catherine (Callopy) Schabes. As a girl the family resided in Mendon before returning to Chicago. She was married to Wayne Sill, Sr. in 1962. He died …

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Darrel Frederick, 62

Glen Darrel Frederick, age 62, of Three Rivers, passed away early Wednesday morning, Aug. 31, 2016, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. He was born Feb. 13, 1954, in Three Rivers, a son of the late Robert Louis and Betty (Davis) Frederick. Darrel resided most of his life in Three Rivers and had been employed by Chenoweth Roofing …

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Jerry Fair, 68

Jerry D. Fair, age 68, of Marcellus, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 27, 2016, at his home. He was born July 5, 1948, in Sturgis, a son of the late LeRoy and Beulah Marjorie (Draime) Fair. Jerry resided in Marcellus since 1994, coming from White Pigeon, and his early life was lived in Sturgis. Much of Jerry’s working life was …

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