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Evelyn Brunner, 83


Evelyn Myrta Brunner, age 83, of Burr Oak, passed away Friday evening, Aug. 19, 2016, at Drews Place of Coldwater in Coldwater, Mich., with her family at her side. She was born Nov. 29, 1932, in St. Petersburg, Fla., daughter of the late Harry and Alice (Calloway) Link. Mrs. Brunner resided in Burr Oak since 1946 coming from Florida. She …

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Muggs Davenport, 80

Margaret “Muggs” Davenport, age 80, of Centreville, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home.  She was born in Three Rivers on October 22, 1935, a daughter of Raymond and Helen (Burrow) Watkins.  Muggs graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1953.  On December 4, 1953, she married James Davenport in Centreville.  He preceded her in death …

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Verlan Miller, 76


Verlan G. Miller, age 76, of Colon, passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, after a 23-year battle with cancer. Verlan was born Nov. 14, 1939, in Burr Oak, a son of the late W. Glenn and Pearl I. (Ultz) Miller. He had lived all his life in the Burr Oak and Colon area, graduating …

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Fred Fish, 86

Frederick Devere Fish, age 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Fred was born in Grand Rapids, MI on Oct. 19, 1929 the son of Devere and Mary Louise (Haas) Fish. He graduated from Grand Rapids Union High School and later attended Western Michigan University. Fred served in the U.S. Army in Korea with the 703rd …

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Ken Phillips, 72


Kenneth Hugh Phillips, age 72, of Sturgis, passed away early Monday morning, Aug. 15, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 17, 1944, in Three Rivers, a son of the late Russell W. and Marie (Hasbrouck) Phillips. Ken resided most of his life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the …

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Marie Hassenger, 62

Marie Ann Hassenger, age 62, of Centreville, passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. She was born in Three Rivers on September 28, 1953, a daughter of Stanley and Lois (Smith) Hassenger. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1972 and went on to earn her Associate’s Degree at Glen Oaks Community College and Southwestern Michigan College. Marie previously worked …

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