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Leon Tokarski, 89

Leon Michael Tokarski, age 89, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 2017 at Grace Manor Nursing Home. He was born on April 22, 1927 in Flowerfield Twp., MI., the son of the late John and Barbara (Pierhal) Tokarski. Leon attended Park Township Schools and has been a resident of Three Rivers his entire life. He was …

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Dr. Robert Puckett, 93


Dr. Robert Walter Puckett, of Klinger Lake, White Pigeon.    April 30, 1923-February 9, 2017. An 80-year love affair ended early Thursday morning, Feb. 9, 2017, when he said “I love you Jean” and passed away at his home. He was born April 30, 1923, in Hampton, Iowa, a son of the late Bertram and Mary O. (Mitchell) Puckett. Dr. …

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John Brown, 69

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John P. Brown, age 69, of Constantine, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Heartland Health Care in Three Rivers. John was born in Three Rivers on November 27, 1947, a son of Richard “Pete” and Mary (Harding) Brown. He graduated from Constantine High School in 1966. After high school, he attended Central Michigan University and graduated with a …

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Russell Luchies, 53


Russell Ray Luchies went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, February 6, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on Dec. 28th, 1963 in Kalamazoo, MI., the son of Robert and Winifred (DeGroot) Luchies. Russell was employed as a historic mason for Midwest Masonry where he worked for many years.  He truly loved …

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June McCarthy, 80


June Joan McCarthy, age 80, of 1942 Alder Lane, Sturgis, died Saturday morning, Feb. 4, 2017, at her home. She was born April 15, 1936, in Sturgis, a daughter of Chalmer Charles and Hazel Irene (Smith) Merriman. She was a resident of Sturgis for 53 years, moving there from White Pigeon. On October 9, 1954, she married Michael Terence McCarthy …

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Judi Rudy, 78

Judith Ann Rudy, age 78, of Long Lake, Colon, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Centreville. Judi was born Oct. 10, 1938, in Chicago, a daughter of the late Randall and Dorothy (Nichols) Jacobson. Judi grew up in Chicago, graduating from St. Dominic’s High School, and moved to Colon in 1999. On Sept. …

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