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Alan Davis, 69

Alan D. Davis, 69, of Sturgis, passed away on Sept. 10, 2015 at Thurston Woods Village. He was born March 9, 1946 in Watervliet, a son to the late Dallas and Alla (Lamphere) Davis. Alan spent most of his life in the Sturgis area. He married Dorothy Bell in Centreville. She died March 19, 2014. He retired from American Metal …

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Michelle Horning, 37

Michelle Lynn Horning, age 37, of Vicksburg, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo following a 15 month illness. She was born in Sturgis, MI on July 3, 1978 the daughter of Michael and Cynthia (Bucknell) Mingus and was a lifetime resident of the area. She graduated from Sturgis High School in 1997 and later from …

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Franklin McDaniel, 71

Franklin Richard McDaniel

Franklin Richard McDaniel, 71, of Elkhart, Ind. passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born on June 8, 1944 in Bloomfield, Ind. to Ervin and Sarah McDaniel. On Nov. 17, 1995 he married Linda K. Pritchard. Franklin is survived by: his wife, Linda McDaniel of Goshen, Ind.; his sons, Richard and Thomas McDaniel; siblings, …

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Richard Meyer, 87

Richard William Meyer, age 87, of Mendon Township, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 at his home. He was born near Vicksburg on June 24, 1928 the son of John M. and Pearl M. (Woods) Meyer and was lifetime resident of the area. Richard attended the Strong Country School graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. …

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Dave Switzer, 68

David Alfred Switzer

David Alfred Switzer, 68, of Granger, Ind., went home to God the morning of Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. David was born in Evanston, Ill. on April 9, 1947, son of Carlton and Ann (Javorsky) Switzer. He graduated from Evanston Township High School and Michigan Technological University with a degree in electrical engineering. Dave married the love of his life, Shelley …

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Violet Lahr, 87

Violet Marie Lahr, 87, of Centreville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Centreville. Violet was born Oct. 27, 1927 in Colon Twp. a daughter to the late Frank and Mae (Castle) Bailey. Violet grew up in Colon, graduating from Colon High School with the Class of 1945. She continued her education receiving her …

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