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Jack Bell, 75

Jack E. Bell, 75, of The Villages, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. He was born Feb. 9, 1937, in Fort Wayne, Ind. He lived in Indiana and Michigan before moving to The Villages in 2000. Jack retired from banking as president of Key Bank of Sturgis in 1995 and then an after-retirement position as vice president at Sturgis …

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Fay Swinehart, 102

Fay Swinehart, age 102, of Sturgis (formerly of Mottville), passed away Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, MI. She was born in Salt Lake City, UT on June 7, 1910, a daughter of Ernest and Lizzie (Nelson) Myric. Fay worked as a Machine Operator at C.T.S. Manufacturing in Elkhart, IN for 23 years. Surviving Fay are …

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Shirley Baldwin, 69

Shirley Ann Baldwin, 69, of Colon and formerly of Three Rivers, passed away, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at the Parkview Regional Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Shirley was born June 28, 1943 in Paducah, Ky. a daughter to the late Clayton and Georgia (O’Conner) Tucker. Shirley married Daniel Baldwin on March 8, 1961 in Kansas City, Mo. Shirley had made …

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Joy Britton, 76

G. Joy Britton, age 76, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Thursday morning January 17, 2013 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born July 9, 1936 in Hillsdale, Michigan daughter of the late Charles Leroy and Gertha Leone (Welker) Britton. Joy resided in Sturgis since 1988 coming from Hillsdale. She had held various jobs during her life …

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Tom VanOosterhout, 70

Walter “Tom” VanOosterhout, 70, of Three Rivers, formerly of Denver, Colo., passed away very suddenly on Jan. 15, 2013 at the Borgess Medical Center. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Aug. 10, 1942 the son of the late Walter C. and Matilda “Tillie” (DePotter) VanOosterhout. Tom has been a long time resident and active member of Three Rivers. He …

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Ralph Pollitt, 79

Ralph J. Pollitt, 79, of Mottville Township, White Pigeon, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers following a short illness. Cremation has been conducted by his request; there will be no visitation; private memorial services will be at a later date. Donations may be directed to the Bristol (Ind.) American Legion Post. Arrangements by …

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