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Alverta Preston, 84


Alverta E. Preston, age 84, of Constantine, passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016 at Bowman Place, Three Rivers.  She was born in Sherman Township on July 18, 1932, a daughter of Fletcher and Anna (Dennis) Mercer.  Alverta graduated from Constantine High School in 1950.  On July 28, 1950, she married Roy A. Preston at the Constantine Lutheran Church.  He preceded her in …

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Barbara Schaefer, 90


Barbara Jean Schaefer, age 90, died on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hohner Funeral Home.

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Jack Troyer, 67


Jack Richard Troyer, age 67, of Three Rivers, formerly of Mishawaka, IN., passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at his home. He was born on July 19, 1949 in South Bend, IN., the son of the late Jimmiedale and Mary Jane (Riley) Troyer. Jack was united in marriage to the love of his life Mrs. Mary Alice Carlton, …

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Bob Roach, 75

Robert W. Roach, age 75, of Colon, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at Three Rivers Health. Bob was born Jan. 29, 1941, in Sturgis, a son of William J. and Mary B. (McLatcher) Roach. He had lived all his life in the Sherwood and Colon area, graduating from Colon High School with the class of 1959. In 1974, Bob …

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Les Schrader Jr., 55

Leslie Clyde “Droopy” Schrader Jr., age 55, of Kalamazoo, and a former longtime Colon resident, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, 2016, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born July 2, 1961, in Sturgis, a son of Leslie and Kathie (Shear) Schrader. Les resided in Kalamazoo for the past six months. The rest of his life was spent …

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Marian Kipker, 83

Marian Laurene Kipker, age 83, of Three Rivers was carried home by Angels on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence. She was born November 4, 1932 in Marcellus, MI the daughter of the late Willard J. and Gleeola (Bent) Griner. Marian was a graduate of Marcellus High School and was united in marriage to James Kipker on …

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