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Orin Brown, 86

Orin Brown, age 86, of Sturgis, passed away May 8, 2018 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Centreville. He was born Feb. 8, 1932, in Sturgis, a son of the late Anson R. and Sylvia V. (Sutton) Brown. Orin had been a resident of Sturgis most of his life and enjoyed fishing, church services and singing, watching TV, especially …

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Denny Russell, 72

Denny Russell, age 72, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at his home in South Bend. Denny was born Sept. 7, 1945, in Battle Creek, to Lester and Glendora Russell, both of whom proceeded him in death, along with a son, Marty. Denny enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. On June 11, 1981, he married the …

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Nancy Garvie, 87

Nancy Lee Garvie, age 87, of Burr Oak, died on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Centreville. She was born in Pennsylvania on December 12, 1930. She attended school in Hoboken, NJ and moved to Michigan in 1949 after marrying John L. Garvie. He preceded her in death on April 30, 2005. Nancy worked as …

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Donald Roy, 89

Donald Eugene Roy, age 89, a lifelong Sturgis resident, passed away May 29, 2018 at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Community in Centreville. He was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Sturgis. Donald graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1947. He then joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War, earning the rank of T/Sgt. In …

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Dorothy Green, 76

Dorothy Jane Green, age 76, of Three Rivers passed away at her home on Thursday, May 24, 2018. She was born in Tony, WI on April 2, 1942 the daughter of John M. and Maude M. (Keys) Ersland. Dorothy loved going out west and would reminisce about the trips her and Chuck would take. She loved to fish and camp. …

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Kassidy Robinette, 19

Kassidy Ann Robinette, age 19, of Leonidas, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 26, 2018, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Kassidy graduated from Colon High School with the class of 2017. She is survived by her parents, Eric Robinette and Christina Cole of Leonidas; a younger brother, Eric Robinette Jr.; and grandmother Deborah Cole. Kassidy was proceeded in death …

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Nancy Ross, 73

Nancy Kay Ross, age 73, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Fairview Nursing Home in Centreville. She was born in Three Rivers on August 21, 1944 to Roy and Loleta Heckelman. On May 12, 1966 Nancy was united in marriage to James W. Ross, whom preceded her in passing on August 11, 1988. In addition to her husband, …

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Betty Dobrowolski, 104

Heaven just became a little sweeter with the arrival of Elizabeth (Betty Darish) Dobrowolski, who passed away peacefully Sunday, May 27, 2018 at her home in Three Rivers, with her family, just a week after her 104th birthday, May 21, 1914. Betty with her natural brother, Bill, was born in Calumet, MI and were the adopted children of Robert and …

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Chrissy Slusher, 28

Christina Slusher, age 28, of Centreville, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Chrissy was born in Sturgis November 1, 1989 to Russell and Amy (Keckler) Slusher. She graduated from Constantine Schools in 2008 and then got her Medical Administrative Assistant degree from Everest Career Institute, Kalamazoo. Chrissy worked for Summit Polymers, Vicksburg, and …

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Jamie Waltemath, 57

Jamie S. Waltemath, age 57, of Sturgis, passed away Monday afternoon, May 28, 2018, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. She was born May 16, 1961, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Estol O. “Red” and Letha J. (Wagar) Conrad. Jamie was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of …

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