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Michael Wagner, 57

Michael O. Wagner, age 57, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Bronson At-Home Hospice in Battle Creek. Michael was born Feb. 12, 1958, in Sturgis, a son of Richard and Barbara (Rissman) Wagner. He grew up in Sturgis, graduating from Sturgis High School with the class of 1976. He continued his education at Glen Oaks Community College, …

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Shirley Hackler, 70

Shirley L. Hackler, 70, of Constantine, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center.  She was born on February 11, 1945, a daughter of Randall and Grace (Bigelow) Stafford.  Shirley attended Constantine Public Schools.  On October 3, 1963, she married John Hackler in Constantine.  She held many jobs throughout her life, mainly working at Kmart in Sturgis, and …

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Jamie Denaway, 41

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James P. “Jamie” Denaway, 41, of Bowling Green, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2016 in LaGrange, Ind. Mr. Denaway was born Feb. 10, 1974, in Elkhart, Ind., to James A. and Cathy (Spreuer) Denaway. Growing up in the Topeka, Ind., area, he worked as an electrician. Jamie was an avid sports-watcher and especially loved the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and …

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Robert Flowers, 66

Robert Flowers

Robert Lee Flowers, age 66, of Three Rivers passed away on Monday, February 1, 2016 at Spectrum Health of Grand Rapids. He was born in Sturgis, MI on March 11, 1949 the son of Robert R. and Edna (Cain) Flowers. Robert was a 1968 graduate of Centreville High School where he excelled in football. He was employed at General Motors …

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Mary Young, 84

Mary J. Young, age 84, of Constantine, died Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Heartland Health Care Center. She was born April 1, 1931, a daughter of George and Vira (Gilbert) Tilford. Mary graduated from Constantine High School in 1949. On May 1, 1954, she married Raymond Young at Messiah Lutheran Church in Constantine. Mary was active in school and community for her …

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Fred Cooper, Jr., 88

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Fred Cooper, Jr., age 88, of rural Three Rivers, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home. He was born near Vicksburg on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1928 the son of Fred and Frieda (Lowe) Cooper and was a lifetime resident of the area. He graduated from Mendon High School with the class of 1946, and later served in the U.S. …

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