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Marcia Griffin, 72

Marcia J. Griffin, age 72, of Colon, died Sunday, July 24, 2016, at Sturgis Hospital. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ann Griffin, and father, John Griffin. She was born Sept. 8, 1943, in Gary, Ind. She graduated from Indiana University and Western Michigan University. She spent her entire career (48 years) as a teacher and administrator in …

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Carol Berger, 61

Carol L. Berger, age 61, formerly of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Centreville. Carol was born Sept. 20, 1954, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Robert J. and Burdena (Decker) Berger. She is survived by her sister, Corinne (Frank) Weaver of Granger, Ind. A graveside funeral service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, …

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Dotty Bent, 88

Dorotha Louise (Dotty Lou) Bent passed away on July 23, 2016 At Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo Michigan. Dotty was born on December 6, 1927 in Point Marion, Pennsylvania to Howard L. Cree and Lillian M (Downey) Cree. She spent most of her childhood in Melvindale, Michigan and graduated from Howell High School in 1945 . She attended Western Michigan …

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Wilber Breseman, 68

Wilber D. Breseman, age 68, of Marcellus, MI passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 22, 2016. He was born August 14, 1947 in Dowagiac, MI the son of Dale F. and Beverly (Shannon) Breseman. On December 4, 1971 in Marcellus, he married Deborah Kay Carlton who survives. Wilber graduated from Marcellus High School in 1965. He was a U.S. Army Veteran …

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Martin Wesse, 62

Martin Ray Wesse, 62, of Constantine, died Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Arrangements are pending at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.

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Grace Smith, 82

Grace Smith

Grace Dorothea Smith, 82, of White Pigeon.  On October 7, 1933, Grace Dorothea “Dot” Smith was born on the family farm in McKamie, Arkansas, to Ples and Era (Edwards) Lewis.  Her mom chuckled when she scanned Grace’s birth certificate.  Her date of birth was reported as October 6, 1933, “I know when my children were born.” Grace had many fond memories …

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