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Dan Holst, 91

Daniel E. Holst, age 91, of Burr Oak, passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2018, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Versailles, Missouri, son of the late Harley E. and Nellie (Connor) Holst. Dan resided in the Sturgis area since 1947 coming from Fayette, Missouri and moved to Burr Oak in 1960. On …

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Karalyn Wilbur, 51

Karalyn S. Wilbur, 51, of Sturgis, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Sturgis Hospital, following a brief illness. Vistiation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan 4, 2019, at Farrand Funeral Home In White Pigeon. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in White Pigeon Township Cemetery.

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Dale Davidhizar Sr, 81

Dale E. Davidhizar, Sr., age 81, Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, December 30th, at Grace Health Care in Three Rivers. Dale was born in Wakarusa, IN on March 5, 1937, a son of Eloise (Broyles) and Henry Charles Davidhizar. Dale attended schools in Marcellus and Centreville. On February 11, 1956 he married Sybella “Ciss” Parsons in Three Rivers. She preceded …

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Janet Herschleb, 86

Janet Lee Herschleb, age 86, of Three Rivers, died unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at her home. She was born in Vicksburg on Oct. 12, 1932 the daughter of Harold and Mildred (Brockway) Miller and she attended Vicksburg Schools. She was married to Clyde M. Covell in 1948, and they were later divorced. Janet worked at WL Molding in …

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Ron Heath, 66

Ronald Leroy Heath, age 66, formerly of Mendon, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 at the SONA Adult Foster Care Home in Three Rivers. He was born in Colon on June 10, 1952 the son of Harry and Wava (Purdy) Heath and was a lifetime resident of southwest Michigan. He attended Mendon Elementary and graduated from Three Rivers High School. Ron …

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Gene Brueck, 84

Rolland Eugene Brueck, age 84, of Sturgis, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 28, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family, following a hard-fought battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born June 21, 1934, in Nottawa, a son of the late Lewis F. and Irene (Heinrich) Brueck. Gene resided in the Sturgis and Nottawa area most of his life and …

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Laura McCoy, 88

Mrs. Laura Mae McCoy, age 88, a resident of Auburndale, Fla., and formally of Sturgis, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, in Lakeland, Fla., with her husband by her side. Mrs. McCoy was born April 4, 1930, in Sturgis, to Gladden and Beatrice (Murray) Kennedy. She had been a resident for most of her life in Sturgis, coming from Grant, …

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Virgil Hicks, 88

Virgil Hicks, age 88, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange. He was born Aug. 5, 1930, in Wayland, Ky., a son of the late Andrew and Eva (Hicks) Hicks. Virgil was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War and earning the rank of corporal. He was a prisoner of war and earned the …

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Roger Heath, 70

Roger Leroy Heath, age 70, of Mendon, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 while working at his home. He was born in Vicksburg, on April 24, 1948 the son of Merle E. and Betty L. (Thomas) Heath and has been a lifetime resident of the area. Roger attended Vicksburg Schools. He had been employed over the years by Tri-Lakes …

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Teresa Buehlman, 59

Teresa Marie Buehlman, age 59, of Leonidas, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo following a brief illness. She was born in Vicksburg on June 1, 1959 the daughter of Merle E. and Betty L. (Thomas) Heath. She attended Colon Schools and later received her GED from Centreville High School. Teresa was married to Ronald K. …

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