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Martin Gillette, 45

Martin Paul Gillette, age 45, of Sturgis, passed away Friday morning, March 17, 2017, at his home. He was born June 12, 1971, in Sturgis, son of Clyde and JoAnn (Collins) Gillette. Martin was currently employed by ACM Plastics and had worked over 10 years for Longstreet Furniture both in Sturgis. He enjoyed hunting and mushroom hunting. He is survived …

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Carol Hartman, 72

Mrs. Carol Elaine Hartman, age 72, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born July 2, 1944 in Dowagiac, MI. to Orlo B. and Dorothy M. (Potter) Fox. She was one of five children. She grew up in Volinia, MI. where she attended Volinia-Newton Woods Schools. She then attended …

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Bruce Heslet, Sr., 62

Bruce C. Heslet, Sr., age 62, of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center. He was born in Three Rivers on December 19, 1954, a son of Calvin and Thelma (Kohler) Heslet. Bruce attended Three Rivers Schools with the class of 1972. He worked at Postal Distributions in Elkhart for the past 8 years …

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Flossie Sawyer, 81

Flossie A. Sawyer, 81, of Constantine, died Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at Riverview Manor Grace Health Care in Three Rivers following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Constantine, the daughter of Eugene and Bernice (Layman) Sawyer and lived in St. Joseph County most of her life. She was employed at Arch Workshop and enjoyed her family, …

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Jim Cobb, 56

James August Cobb, age 56, of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at the Sturgis Hospital emergency room. He was born July 7, 1960, in Detroit, child number six of seven of the late Edsel and Lucille (Bison) Cobb. Jim was the top of his class when he graduated from Burr Oak High School with the class of 1979. …

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Helen MacDonald, 90

Helen L. MacDonald, age 90, of Leonidas, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Sturgis Hospital. She was born in Athens, MI on May 12, 1926 the daughter of Carl and Avril (Greensides) Collyer. She was a member of the Athens High school class of 1943. Helen was married to Carl MacDonald on Aug. 22, 1943 in Pine Creek, MI. They …

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