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Tina Brady, 86

Tina H. Brady, 86, was born March 9, 1925 in Hannrade, Netherlands, to Pieter and Josephine Heckmanns. The seventh of eight children, she died of Alzheimer’s disease March 2, 2012. On Aug. 17, 1945, she married Master Sgt. Claud L. Brady, becoming one of the many World War II Brides. He preceded her in death in January 1998, along with …

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Charles Mullins, 73

Charles W. (Bill) Mullins, age 73, of Burr Oak, passed away, Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his home. Bill was born Sept. 2, 1938, in Brodhead, Ky., a son of the late James S. and Reva (Brummett) Mullins. On Nov. 21, 1966, he married Barbara Ellen Witters in Jamestown, Ohio. She preceded him in death Dec. 22, 2007. He had …

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George Williams, 68

George Allen Williams, 68, of Three Rivers, went to be with his heavenly father, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 at his home. George was born Dec. 23, 1943 in Vermont, a son to the late Harold and Laura (Dane) Williams. He graduated from Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Center, Vt. in 1961 and joined the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1968. He married …

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Joseph Simmons, 95

Joseph John (nee: Szymanski) Simmons, 95, of Jones, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers. Joe was born on Jan. 16, 1917 in Chicago, Ill., the son of Frank and Mary Szymanski. Mr. Simmons was raised in Lansing, Ill. It was there he formed a lasting relationship with his great friends Mr. Robert and Frances …

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Margaret Tobey, 100

Margaret Jane Tobey, age 100, of rural Three Rivers, died Wednesday Feb. 29, 2012 at the home of her son in Battle Creek. She was born in Chicago, IL on April 29, 1911 the daughter of Rudolph and Caroline (Kratky) Koenig. The family moved to Portage Lake when Margaret was very young where she attended Canada Corners Country School. She …

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Helen Lemak, 96

Helen F. Lemak, age 96, of Sturgis, passed away peacefully in her bed at Thurston Woods Village around 11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. She enjoyed a long, full life. Loved and cherished by so many in the world, she is reunited in death with her husband Louis Lemak Jr., and is survived by son Louis and daughter-in-law Marilyn of …

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Dorothy Ulrich, 93

Dorothy Ellen Ulrich, 93 years, seven months and six days, left this earth and went home to be with her Lord and family, who were awaiting her arrival, which came 1:15 am Feb. 29. She was born July 23, 1918, in St. Joseph County, the middle child of Carl and Lillian (Pierson) Godden. She was a hard-working woman, both farming, …

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Clifford Samuels, 89

Clifford Vincent Samuels, age 89, of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 28, 2012, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born Aug. 3, 1922, in Lady Smith, Wis., a son of the late Arthur and Irene (Porth) Samuels. Mr. Samuels resided in Sturgis since 1946 coming from South Bend, Ind. On Nov. 2, 1946, he married Dorothy M. …

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Calista Remembered

A memorial marker commemorating the spot where Calista Springer died in a house fire was decorated Monday by people remembering the four-year anniversary of the Centreville girl’s death. The 16-year-old Springer suffered smoke inhalation and was burned while chained to her bed when a faulty vacuum sweeper started the fire. Balloons, flowers and stuffed animals were left at the marker …

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Joe Simmons, 95

Joseph John (nee: Szymanski) Simmons, age 95, of Jones, MI passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers, MI. Joe was born on January 16, 1917 in Chicago, Il., the son of Frank and Mary Szymanski. Mr. Simmons was raised in Lansing, IL. It was there he formed a lasting relationship with his great friends Mr. …

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