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Emery Cramer, 81

Emery L. Cramer, age 81, of Sturgis, beloved husband, father, Paw-Paw, grandpa and great-grandpa, passed away Thursday morning, April 22, 2010, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born June 27, 1928, in Columbia City, Ind., a son of the late Emery and Esther (Dexter) Cramer. Mr. Cramer originally came to Sturgis in 1960. They resided there until 2000, when he …

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James Yoder, 82

James E. Yoder, 82, of Sturgis, Mich., and Weslaco, Texas, passed away Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, surrounded by his family at the Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. He was born Aug. 11, 1927, in Nottawa, Mich., a son to the late Ernest and Lovina (Eicher) Yoder. Jim resided in the Sturgis area most of his life. In 1950 he married …

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Charles Vickrey, 84

Charles Wade Vickrey, 84, of Boynton Beach, Fla. (formerly from Three Rivers), passed away on April 19, 2010 at 11 p.m., due to a long illness. Mr. Vickrey was the third child of Kenneth and Clara Hazel (Hughes) Vickrey. He attended school in Missouri. Mr. Vickrey served in the U.S. Navy (Pacific Theatre) during World War II. He was a …

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Joyce Young, 75

Joyce Arlene Young, age 75, of Three Rivers passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 5, 1934 in Three Rivers, MI. the daughter of Frank and Hazel (Youngs) Hull. Joyce has been a lifetime resident of Three Rivers. She was employed for over twenty years at the …

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Frances Shutes, 87

Frances Margaret Shutes, age 87, of Three Rivers, passed away on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at Heartland Health Care Center. She was born on March 10, 1923 in Mattawan, MI. the daughter of John and Luella (Britton) Butler. Mrs. Shutes graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1941. She later went on to be a secretary for …

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Arthur Mathiak, 57

Arthur Steven Mathiak, 57, of Three Rivers, passed away April 14, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Arthur was born June 10, 1952, in Kalamazoo, the son of the late George and Julia (Spalla) Mathiak. A 1971 graduate of Gull Lake High School, he was united in marriage June 6, 2009, to Gladys Halvorsen, who survives. Also surviving are …

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