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David Horstman, 57


David Edward Horstman, age 57, of Sturgis, went home to be with his Lord and Savior unexpectedly Thursday morning, Oct. 13, 2016, at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. He was born Nov. 4, 1958, in Austin, Texas, son of the late John and Anna (Burke) Horstman, Sr. For the past four years, David had been employed by Medilodge of Portage. …

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Fred Mandigo, 94


Fred Mandigo Jr., age 94, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 13, 2016, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Sturgis, son of the late Fred and Ida Charlotte (Grant) Mandigo. He grew up in Klingers, Mich., where his family had a general store. He took guitar lessons from Jay Stacy for several …

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Josephine Copenhafer, 89

Josephine E. Copenhafer, age 89, of Colon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. Josephine was born March 7, 1927, in Orland, Ind., a daughter of the late John and Bernice (Inde) McLatcher. On June 25, 1949, she married Robert Copenhafer in Coldwater. He preceded her in death March 22, 2005. Josephine had lived in …

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Carol Boulette, 99


Carol Bernice Boulette, age 99, died at home with her family present after a long illness, on Monday, October 10, 2016. Born in Constantine, Michigan February 27, 1917 to Clauda Pearl Davis and Franklin Lewis White, Carol attended Three Rivers schools, graduating Valedictorian of the class of 1934. In 1935 she graduated from South Bend, College of Commerce, returning home …

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Lee Taylor, 81

Lee Roy Taylor, age 81, of Three Rivers, died on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at his home. He was born in Stone, Kentucky on June 1, 1935 the son of the late Moscoe W. and Ethel (Blackburn) Taylor. He was raised in Deviance, Ohio and later moved to Hillsdale, Michigan where he met and married Cindy Kay Headley on May …

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Betty Evans, 89


Betty Evans, age 89, of Three Rivers passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare Center. Betty was employed at Harding’s Market, but spent the majority of her career working for Dr. Porter where she helped care for many local residents. She was a feisty woman and had a knack for making people smile. Friendships came easily. …

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