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Marcella Swilley, 89

Marcella Ruth Swilley, 89, of Three Rivers, died peacefully Thursday, Oct. 30, 2015 in Riverview Manor in Three Rivers. She was born Nov. 29, 1925 in South Bend, Indiana to Camiel and Mary Van de Walle. She married John Edward Swilley, Jr. Sept. 24, 1949 in South Bend, Ind. They moved to Three Rivers in 1968. He preceded her in …

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Don Lafler, 71

Donald Lee Lafler, age 71, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at his home.  He was born in Three Rivers on March 11, 1944,  a son of Elwood and Maxine (Schweitzer) Lafler.  He attended the Nottawa Stone School.  Don was self-employed as a handyman and mechanic, owning Don’s Small Engine Repair. Don enjoyed model airplanes, hunting, fishing, CB radios, …

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Milo Kindig, 67

Milo A. Kindig, 67, of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at Hillsdale County Medical Care Facility. He was born April 14, 1948, in Three Rivers the son of Paul Jackson and Jeanne (Leister) Kindig. He married Bertha M. Thompson on June 26, 1982, in St. Joe County, and she preceded him in death on June 17, 2002. Milo …

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Phyllis Starks, 73

Phyllis Stark

Phyllis Ilene Starks, age 73, of Three Rivers went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. Phyllis was born on April 13, 1942 in Leonidas, MI., the daughter of the late Howard and Irene (Woodworth) Long. Phyllis graduated from Colon High School. She was an active member of the Moorepark Community Church where …

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Linda Bell, 76

Mrs. Linda L. Bell, of Mendon, passed away at her home surrounded by family on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015; it was her 76th birthday. She was born in Bronson on Oct. 29, 1939, the daughter of the late Wendal and Edna (Lewis) Wilber. She was the second of four children, and was a loving daughter and sister. She remained a …

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Gale Hanson, 66


Gale L. Hanson, age 66, of Lake Templene, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at her home. She was born January 18, 1949 in Chicago,  a daughter of Warren and Caroline (VanBriggle) Hanson. She graduated from Riverside Brookfield High School and the Moser Secretarial School in Chicago. On August 9, 1969 she married John H. Hanson in LaGrange Highlands. Gale worked as …

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