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Norma Adams, 94

Norma Gertrude Adams, age 94 of Mendon, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at the Birch Adult Care Home in Leonidas following a long illness. She was born in Coleman, MI on Nov. 27, 1925 the daughter of Alfred and Gertrude (Ettinger) Boyce. She graduated from Coleman High School with the class of 1943. She worked at the Coleman Tribune and …

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Bobby Melville, 57

Bobby Joe Melville, age 57, of Leonidas, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.  Bobby was born in Sturgis on April 9, 1962, a son of Pete and Luella (Scarlett) Melville.  He attended Pathfinders School in Centreville. Bobby is survived by his siblings John (Felicia) Melville of Columbia, SC, Cindy (Darren) Egnor of South …

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David Johnson, 43

David Lee Johnson, age 43, of Three Rivers, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Kalamazoo. He was born on October 18, 1976 in Kalamazoo, the son of David Duncan and Brenda (Chambliss) Johnson. David had a love for many things including, but not limited to, basketball, UFC, music, and guns. What David cherished …

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Bob Munn, 71

Robert S. “Bob” Munn, age 71, of Vicksburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Strauburg, Germany on Aug. 4, 1948 the son of the late Stanley J. and Margarete Ann (Selonke) Munn. After graduation from Vicksburg High School with the Class of 1966, Bob joined the U.S. Army and served …

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Marian Cropsey, 98

Ruth Marian Lindsay Cropsey, age 98 and a half, of DeWitt, Michigan, left her loved ones to join her beloved Savior Jesus, husband Harmon, and son Christopher on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 20:00 hours EST earth time.   She was born in Jefferson County, Iowa, on July 30, 1921, to Robert Grant and Eva Durinda Mae Mandt Lindsay.  On July …

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Earl Arend, 89

Kenneth Earl Arend passed away Jan. 19, 2020 after a short illness. His beloved wife, Marcia (Tollas) Arend, preceded him in death Aug. 8, 2018. He is survived by his daughter Jeanine Lugo (Nobel) of Indianapolis, his son David Arend (Telka) and granddaughter Saige of Lansing; step-grandchildren Robert (Leslie) Lugo and Melissa (Bryan) Ervin; step-great-grandchildren Joseph Lookabaugh, Jacob Ervin, Jarrin …

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Connie Pagels, 73

Connie Ann Pagels, age 73, of Burr Oak, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, 2020, at her home. She was born Dec. 27, 1946, in Three Rivers, a daughter of the late Adrian and Betty (Pass) Hawkins. Connie resided most of her life in Burr Oak and was a graduate of Burr Oak High School with the class of 1965. …

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Kathy Wexler, 69

Kathleen Lynn Wexler, age 69, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18, 2020, in Florence Township, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born Sept. 1, 1950, in Detroit, a daughter of the late Daniel C. and Blossom May (Newcomb) Ryan. Kathy resided in the Colon and Three Rivers area her entire life. On Oct. …

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Harry Pletcher, 101

Harry “Ike” Pletcher, age 101, formerly of White Pigeon, passed away the evening of Jan. 19 at Greenleaf Health Campus in Elkhart. Harry and his wife, Louise, moved to Marl Lake in White Pigeon in 1969, moving there from Elkhart. On June 15, 1941, Harry married Louise Line in Elkhart. Louise passed away July 14, 2012. Harry was a member …

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George Shimp, 89

George F. Shimp, age 89, of Sturgis, and a former longtime Centreville resident, passed away early Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2020, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Sturgis, a son of the late Frank and Frances (Haas) Shimp. George resided in the Centreville and Sturgis area most of his life and enjoyed wintering in Arizona for …

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