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Steve Penner, 69

Steven Ray Penner, age 69, of Sturgis, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, Aug. 2, 2017, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born April 23, 1948, in Coldwater, a son of the late Virgil “Gene” and Virginia Ginny (Howard) Penner. Steve had resided in Sturgis since 1955, coming from Bronson. He worked as a youth in his father’s …

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Don Seelye, 66

Donald J. Seelye, age 66, of Marcellus, passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at home. He was born July 9, 1951 in South Bend, the son of Andrew F. and Theresa I. (Wohlfert) Seelye. On June 10, 1972 in Mishawaka, he married Patricia Ann Richards who survives. Don served in the United States Navy for four years and received …

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Mary Miller, 91

Mary Elizabeth Beechy Miller, age 91, of Sturgis, died on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. She was born in Lagrange County, Indiana to William and Amanda (Schrock) Beechy on October 6, 1925. Amanda died in 1929 and William married Nora Bontrager March, 1930. Mary married John E. Miller on February 13, 1945 in Lagrange County, Indiana. John died in November 2002. …

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Catherine Abrams, 77

Catherine Ann Abrams, age 77, of Shipshewana, joined her heavenly family Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Miller Merry Manor Nursing Home in LaGrange, Indiana. She was born on October 11, 1939 in Sioux City, Iowa, to Jeanette R. (Pierson) Cook, and Leland Pierson. Mrs. Abrams graduated from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, Iowa with the c1ass of …

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Melvia Hicks, 90

Melvia Colena Hicks, faithful servant of the Lord, was born to Arthur and Alice (Barnes) Kelly on November 30, 1926, in Prentiss, MS.  She and her twelve siblings grew up in the town of Silver Creek, MS. Melvia moved to Chicago, where she met Sherman Hicks and they were soon united in marriage. They were married for 49 years, until …

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Donna Voight, 73

Ms. Donna Jean Voight, age 73, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born on August 29, 1943 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Glenn and Jeannette (Ward) Dentler. Donna has spent her whole life in the Three Rivers area. She loved to shop and spend time with …

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