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Ernest Etter, 61

Ernest A. Etter, age 61, of Zephyrhills, FL formerly of Marcellus and Three Rivers, MI passed away earlier this week at home. He was born May 6, 1954 in Three Rivers, MI the son of Lyle L. and Jessie Rose (Noyes) Etter. In December of 1973 he married Ruth M. Doyle who preceded him in death in 2006. Ernest was …

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Jim Baker, 72

James “Jim” F. Baker, age 72, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 19th, 2015 at the Rose Arbor Hospice House in Kalamazoo. Jim was born on August 3, 1943 in Three Rivers the son of the late L.W. and Geraldine (Robinson) Baker. Mr. Baker attended Three Rivers Schools and later graduated from Michigan State University. He worked …

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Vernon Wickman, 98

Vernon E. Wickman, (Col, USAF, Ret.), 98, of Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Three Rivers, passed away on Aug. 15, 2015. He was born Sept. 22, 1916 in Rochester, N.Y., to the late Francis E. and Ida (Schoenfeldt) Wickman. He entered the military service as an Aviation Cadet in October 1941, and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air …

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Ralph Bence, 92

Ralph Leslie Bence, age 92, of Three Rivers passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015 at his home. In accordance with his wishes cremation will be conducted and there will be no public services held. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com. Arrangements were handled by Hohner Funeral Home.

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Esther Hippen, 83

Esther Hippen, age 83, of Mendon died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers. She was born in Kalamazoo on Oct. 26, 1931 the daughter of John and Alice (Doorlag) Gerlofs. She was a lifetime resident of the area and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School. Esther was married to Herman Hippen on June 22, 1951. She …

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Alan Davis, 69

Alan D. Davis, 69, of Sturgis, passed away on Sept. 10, 2015 at Thurston Woods Village. He was born March 9, 1946 in Watervliet, a son to the late Dallas and Alla (Lamphere) Davis. Alan spent most of his life in the Sturgis area. He married Dorothy Bell in Centreville. She died March 19, 2014. He retired from American Metal …

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