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Nancy Maystead, 84

Nancy Jane Maystead, age 84, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday evening January 10, 2019 at Sturgis Hospital. She was born July 24, 1934 in Sturgis Township, daughter of the late LeRoy and Mildred I. (Clark) Phillips. Nancy was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1952. On October 20, 1956 she married …

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Ilene Benthin, 89

Ilene A. Benthin, age 89, of Marcellus, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 9, 2019. Ilene was born May 25, 1929, the daughter of Harry Gene and Susan Pearl (Tenny) Inman, in Athens, MI. On September 15, 1950, Ilene married Marlan J. Benthin in Schoolcraft. Marlan passed away November 13, 2010. Together they were married for 60 years and had …

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Nancy Christophersen, 94

Nancy V. Christophersen, age 94, of Frankfort, MI, formerly of Jones, passed away Tuesday evening, January 8, 2019. Nancy was born January 21, 1924, in Chicago, the daughter of Olin Almarian Rifenberg Sr. and Mae Phillips Rifenberg. Surviving are Nancy’s five children; four daughters: Loma Bolt of Buford, GA, Carol Ratliff of Bainbridge, GA, Nancy (Vern) Pridgeon of New Braunfels, …

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Logan McDonald, 22

With deepest sorrow, we announce Logan Thomas McDonald, age 22, our beloved son, brother, family member and friend passed suddenly on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Those who knew Logan, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Logan will be missed every day by his father Thomas J. McDonald; mother Tamarah L. (Kitch)?McDonald; brother Cody Meshiguad; sisters …

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Julie Bontrager, 69

Julie Sue Bontrager, devoted and loving wife, mother of two, and grandmother of three, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Alpharetta, Ga., at age 69. Julie was born Oct. 29, 1949, in Sibley, Iowa. She attended Zeelend High School in Michigan and married Levi B. Bontrager on Sept. 16, 1969, in Allendale, Mich. Julie operated a …

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Robert Snyder Jr., 58

Robert Cameron Snyder, Jr., age 58, of Three Rivers, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday,  January 9, 2019. He was born on December 10, 1960 the son of Robert and Donna (Fleet) Snyder, Sr. in Detroit. Robert was raised in Kalamazoo and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School with the class of 1979. Memories of Robert will …

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Geraldine Humes, 83

Jerelene “Geraldine” Beatrice Humes, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at her home surrounded by her beloved family.  She was born on Dec. 24, 1935 in Stanton, Alabama, the daughter of the late Thomas and Christiana (Harville) Shelton. Mrs. Humes has been a long time resident of Three Rivers where she owned and operated Jeri’s …

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Glenn Miller, 72

Glenn Eugene Miller, age 72, of Constantine, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home. He was born July 19, 1946 in Goshen, son of the late Willis and Susen (Bontrager) Miller. Glenn resided in Constantine since May of 1972 coming from Burr Oak. His early life was lived in Fairview, Michigan where he was a graduate of Fairview …

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Floyd Hodges, 97

Floyd G. Hodges, age 97, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Sturgis Hospital. Floyd was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Cowan, Tenn., a son of the late Howard E. and Effie J. (Grandstaff) Hodges. Floyd grew up in Colon, graduating from Colon High School with the class of 1942. He moved to Sturgis in 1948. On Sept. …

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Jim Shidaker, 88

James O. Shidaker, age 88, of Constantine. passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Three Rivers Health. He was born February 1, 1930 in Plymouth, IN, a son of Lert & Lodema (Aldifor) Shidaker. Jim served in the US Army in the Korean War from 1951 – 1953. On February 23, 1991 he married Joyce Howard at Zion Lutheran Church …

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