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Burr Decker, 88

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Burr Decker, 88, a resident of Colon for 86 of his 88 years of life, entered into eternal rest at Gulfside Hospice in Zephyrhills, Fla. Burr’s happiest moments were in the presence of his wife of 66 years, Virginia (French). Burr was a simple, principled man who loved the outdoors and greatly enjoyed golfing with friends both in Colon and …

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Leah Decker, 92

Leah L. Decker, age 92, of Bremen, Ind., and formerly of Colon, Mich., passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Bremen. Leah was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Marion, Ind., a daughter of the late Franklin & Grace P. (Kessler) Cotton. Her early years were spent in Marion. She later moved to Michigan and graduated in 1942 from Lansing High …

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Ramona Thaxton, 86

Ramona Lou Thaxton, age 86, of Colon, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016, at her home. Ramona was born Aug. 20, 1929, in Elbow Lake, MN, a daughter to the late Glenn and Nanna (Johnson) Davis. She graduated from high school in 1946 in Minneapolis, MN and attended Asbury College in Kentucky. While there she met her late husband Charles …

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Jerry Lintz, 52

Jerry J. Lintz, age 52, of Mottville, died on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center Kalamazoo. He was born August 27, 1963 in Three Rivers a son of John D. and Nancy (Stuckum) Lintz. He graduated from Constantine High School in 1981. Jerry worked at Interstate Manufacturing in Mottville for the past 7 years and previously at Coachman Industries Middlebury …

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Gene Stratton, 77

Eugene J. Stratton, age 77, of Marcellus, MI passed away on National Fireman’s Day, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI. He was born December 24, 1938 in Kalamazoo, MI the son of Ernest Avery and Mildred Ione (Snow) Stratton. On November 24, 1961 in Dowagiac, MI he married Yvonne R. Powers who preceded him in death …

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Larry Bogie, 71

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Lawrence N. Bogie, age 71, passed away at home, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. He was born November 17, 1944 in Ottuma, Iowa, the son of Orville Niel and Evelyn M. (Roemke) Bogie. Larry had been a professional walleye fisherman and had been pictured in fishing magazines. He always looked forward to opening day of walleye fishing and also enjoyed fishing …

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