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Lorraine Rench, 93

Lorraine N. Rench of Union City died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 in Coldwater just nine days before her 94th birthday. She was born in Mendon on March 2, 1923 the daughter of Ervin and Sarah Katherine (Moore) Hoover. She was married to Homer J. Rench on Nov. 9, 1940 in Bryan, Ohio. She had been employed at Rich Manufacturing in …

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Michele Root, 54


Michele Renee Root, age 54, died on Monday, February 20, 2017. In accordance with family wishes cremation will be conducted and  memorial services will be held in April of 2017. Arrangements by Hohner Funeral Home.

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Marlin Lane, 68

Marlin Keith Lane, age 68, of White Pigeon, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Marlin was born March 3, 1948, in Coldwater, a son of the late Robert and Hilda (Hoard) Lane. He had lived most of his life in St. Joseph County, graduating from Colon High School with the class of 1967. He …

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Joe Hice, 29


Joseph Leo Thomas Hice, age 29, of Burr Oak, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Burr Oak Township due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born March 23, 1987, in Sturgis, a son of Steven and Jane (Cobb) Hice. Joe resided his whole life in the Sturgis, Burr Oak and Bronson area and was a member …

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Mario Williams, 58

Mario Williams, age 58, of Marcellus, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017 at home. He was born November 30, 1958 in Chicago, IL the son of Emmett and Barbara (Harris) Williams. In July of 1986 he married Jeanette Noel who survives. Mario graduated from Marcellus High School in 1977 and then went on to serve in the United States Army …

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Patricia Van Wormer, 78


Patricia Jane Van Wormer, 78, of Constantine, died on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers following an extended illness. She was born on March 14, 1938 in Scott, Ind. the daughter of Philip M. and Goldie I. (Balyeat) Gage. Constantine resident since 1995 coming from Goshen, Ind. Employed in Quality Control for Bristol …

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