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Jack Barton, 77

Jack G. Barton, age 77, of Colon, passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, with his sweetheart of 30 years by his side, at Three Rivers Health. Jack was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Sturgis, a son of the late Gordon D. and Iva M. (Snow) Barton. He had made his home in Colon most of his life, graduating from Colon …

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Bobbie Whittington, 94

Bobbie Brown Whittington, age 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2018 surrounded by her family. Bobbie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a gracious southern lady and loved her family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, and many other activities. She was an excellent role model and teacher who will be deeply missed. …

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Walter Burkhardt, 91

Walter A. Burkhardt, age 91, of Columbia, MD,apassed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Columbia, MD. He was born November 25, 1926 in Illinois, a son of Albert and Ida (Houseman) Burkhardt. Walter grew up in Highwood, IL where he graduated from high school.  He went onto school further to become an electrical draftsman …

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George Classen, 89

George F. Classen, age 89, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 4, 2018, at the Birch’s of Leonidas, in Leonidas. He was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Meade, Kan., son of the late Jacob R. and Anna (Friesen) Classen. Mr. Classen resided in Sturgis since 1971 coming from Walnut Hill, Fla. On July 23, 1948, he married Bertha F. …

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Richard Crandall, 72

Richard Lawrence Crandall, age 72, of Three Rivers, passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born in Richmond, IN, on April 6, 1945, the son of Noah and Blanche (Cosgrove) Crandall. Mr. Crandall served his country in the U.S. Army and met his beloved wife, Sussan (Kyong) Crandall in Seoul, Korea, where …

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Rich Clark, 90

Richard H. Clark, 90, of Centreville, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 . He was born in Parkville Township October 2, 1927, a son of William and Marie (Phillips) Clark. Rich went to Centreville Public Schools. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. from 1946-1947. On October 20, 1948 he married Mary Jane Fitch. She preceded him in …

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Eugenia Fisher, 91

Eugenia M. Fisher, age 91, of Pearl River, La., died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, following an extended illness. She was born June 20, 1926, in Chicago, the daughter of Harold and Argentina (Berchiolli) Cinkel. She lived in the Chicago area until 1970 when she moved to Constantine. She lived in Louisiana for the past eight months. She was employed as …

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Ray Harter, 71

Raymond Conrad Harter, age 71, formerly of Mendon, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Battle Creek. He was born in Sturgis on Dec. 5, 1946 the son of Lewis M. and Arlene G. (Gest) Harter. Ray graduated from Centreville High School in 1965 where he played on the undefeated football team. Ray enlisted with the …

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Lance Sandusky, 56

Lance Lee Sandusky, age 56, of Grand Ledge, MI, formerly of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 as a result of an auto accident. He was born August 11, 1961 in Albion, son of the late Jerry and Sally (Lindsay) Sandusky. Lance was a current manager of Metal Technologies Three Rivers Gray Plant Iron Finishing Dept., attended …

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Marvin Papke, 84

Marvin F. Papke, age 84, of White Pigeon, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at his home. His request was to be cremated and to have no visitation or funeral service. Arrangements are by Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.

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