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Lynn Russell, 84

Lynn A. Russell, age 84, of Constantine, died on Friday, April 3, 2020 at his home. He was born June 9, 1935 in Union City, a son of Clyde and Mary (Ady) Russell. He graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1955. On July 12, 1959 Lynn married Donna Slentz at Three Rivers Bible Church. He began working at Peterson Spring …

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Deb Kirk, 66

Debra Sue Kirk, age 66, formerly of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 24, 1953 in Three Rivers, the daughter of E. Cleyon and Marilyn J. (Milholin) Clark. Deb graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1972. Upon graduation, she attended Ferris State …

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Dorothy Kramb, 95

Dorothy (Packer-Clute) Kramb, age 95, died Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born in Ypsilanti on Feb. 5, 1925 the daughter of Irving Charles and Edna Pearl (Davis) Packer. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Ypsilanti. She was married to John W. Clute in 1950. He passed away in 1979. She was married …

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Shirley Andersen, 92

Shirley M. Andersen, age 92, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 9, 1927 in Chicago, the daughter of Frank and Florence (Krepel) Laser. On June 7, 1947 Shirley married the love of her life Arlo J. Andersen. Shirley wore many hats throughout her long lifetime including, but not limited …

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Gerald Crotser, 87

Gerald E. Crotser, age 87, of Three Rivers, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Grace Healthcare in Three Rivers. He was born near Colon on March 20, 1933 the son of Charles Aaron and Laura Anna (Yunker) Crotser. He graduated from Mendon High School with the class of 1953 and then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. …

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Richard Chrisman, 88

Richard Chrisman, age 88, of Constantine, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at his home. He was born on October 10, 1931, in Constantine, a son of Leslie and Delia (Harvey) Chrisman. Richard graduated from Constantine High School with the class of 1949 after leaving school in the 11th grade to serve in the United States Navy. On June …

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Craig Balzer, 56

Craig James Balzer, age 56, of Brownsburg, Indiana and a former resident of Sturgis, passed away early Monday morning, March 30, 2020 at the I.U. Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Due to current condition with the Covid-19 pandemic and the limitations of gatherings, a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced. At that time …

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Gerry Shirley, 97

Geraldine C. “Gerry” (Feulner) Shirley, age 97, of Sturgis, passed away Friday, March 27, 2020 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis following a short illness. She was born on March 18, 1923 in Chicago, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Feulner. On December 11, 1943 she married Eryl V. Shirley in Crown Pointe, IN. He preceded her in …

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Emo Barney, 90

Emo Cuellar Barney was born the oldest of three children in Cali, Columbia on August 26, 1929. After completing service requirements in the Columbian Army his family sent him to the United States for high school and higher education. Emo arrived in New Jersey where he attended the Peddie School and Blair Academy. After graduation he studied Soil Sciences at …

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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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