Obituaries

Tressa Boggio, 83

Tressa Marie Boggio, age 83, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Heartland Health Care Center.  Tressa was born on December 31, 1936 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Morgan and Mary (Fornarasio) Roggelien. Tressa loved to do many kinds of crafts, including but not limited to, knitting, stamping, and drawing. She enjoyed going to yard sales, …

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Betty Austin, 91

Betty Jean Austin (Nuttall, Wilson), age 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 6, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born in Muskegon on December 22, 1928, the second of six children to Clyde and Mary Nuttall (Porter). She grew up in Muskegon, and there married Dale M. Wilson on June 11, 1948. …

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Don Kufeldt, 93

Donald E. Kufeldt, age 93, of Elkhart, formerly of Constantine, died on Friday, March 27, 2020 at Eastlake Terrace Assisted Living in Elkhart. He was born January 4, 1927 in Bristol, IN a son of Fredrick and Mabel (Lake) Kufeldt. Don graduated from Bristol High School and later served in the Merchant Marines. On October 2, 1947 Don married Ruth …

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Elizabeth Childress, 92

Elizabeth Osborn Childress, age 92, of Three Rivers, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Tuesday, August 4, 2020 peacefully at her home on Pleasant Lake. She was born May 15, 1928 in Morgan Park Chicago, IL, the daughter of Reverend Charles Rufus Osborn and Viola (Doolittle) Osborn. Elizabeth grew up in Niagara Falls, New York and …

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Marcelino Garcia, 72

Marcelino Garcia, age 72, of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Thursday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. The Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Marcelino Garcia will be held at 1:00 Friday at …

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Gerald Lown, 90

Gerald B. Lown, age 90, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at home. He was born on September 25, 1929 in Hillsdale to Paul and Margret (Moorehead) Lown. He married Leah C. (Heydon) on September 29, 1950 and she survives. Gerald enjoyed woodworking, photography and loved to go fishing and camping. Gerald was known to be a jack …

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Wilma Peterson, 93

Wilma H. Peterson, age 93, formerly of Lake Templene, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Portage. Wilma was born in Holland, MI on April 30, 1927, a daughter of Hendrick and Anna Groeneveld.  On May 9, 1953, she married Louis E. Peterson in Grand Rapids; he preceded her in death on February 9, 2013. …

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Andy Hale, 80

We celebrate the life of Andy Hale as his was a life well-lived and well-loved. A blond-haired, blue-eyed boy with a twinkle in his eye was born in 1940, the only child of Richard and Mary Hale, in Euclid, Ohio. Andy was a spirited young boy whose parents brought him on vacations to Klinger Lake and his love for the …

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Charlie Klechak, 72

Charles Richard Klechak, age 72, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at his home. He was born July 31, 1948 in Three Rivers, a son of the late Raymond and Mary (Collopy) Klechak. Charlie resided in Sturgis for more than 40 years, coming from Kalamazoo. On April 6, 1973, he married Catherine A. Peacock. Charlie was a barber …

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Jeff Humphries, 65

Jeffery Ray Humphries, age 65, longtime Sturgis resident, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at his home. He was born February 19, 1955 at Sturgis Hospital, son of the late Raymond and Violet (Wolfe) Humphries. Jeff was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1974 where he was a member of the football team and enjoyed Building …

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