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Bill Esseltine, 73

William E. Esseltine went to be with the Lord on Nov. 23, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 8, 1941, at Three Rivers Hospital, to William H. and Edna (Hackenburg) Esseltine). Bill was raised in Colon and lived in Sturgis most of his married life. On Aug. 18, 1963, he married Linda Ackerman. He worked as an …

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George Coomer, 62


George Wayne Coomer, age 62, of Centreville, died at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo on Monday, November 24, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and friends after a valiant four year battle with cancer. George was born in Sturgis, September 21, 1952 to Robert and Wilma (Davis) Coomer of Nottawa. He graduated from Centreville High school in 1970 and was a graduate …

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Vern Wadsworth, 88

Vernon H. Wadsworth, age 88, of Three Rivers, formerly of Centreville, MI, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 at his home. Vern was born in White Pigeon on May 19, 1926, a son of Lowell and Aletha (Hammond) Wadsworth. He served in the US Navy during WWII. On July 20, 1946, Vern married Barbara J. Snook in LaGrange, IN. She preceded …

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Janette Bainbridge, 83

Janette L. Bainbridge, age 83, of Marcellus, MI passed away Saturday morning November 22, 2014. She was born September 28, 1931 in Three Rivers, MI the daughter of Leonard C. and Margaret L. (Caul) Parmeter. On March 11, 1950 in Marcellus, MI she married Eugene E. Bainbridge who preceded her in death in 2008. Janette managed their family farm and …

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Ken Mann, 91

Kenneth Paul Mann, age 91, formerly of Mottville, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born in Elkhart, IN on September 29, 1923, a son of Roland and Mary (Koebernik) Mann, Sr. Ken attended White Pigeon Schools and served in the U.S. Army as a Sgt during WW II. Ken met Gloria Horn on …

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Watson Weinberg, 72

Watson Wilbur Weinberg, age 72, of Mendon, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at the Froh Community Home in Sturgis where he had resided the past month. He was born in Vicksburg, MI on April 2, 1942 the son of Wilbur W. and Ruth (Lyons) Weinberg and was a lifetime resident of the Vicksburg-Mendon area. He graduated from Vicksburg High School …

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