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Mike Zolen, 55

Michael Ray Zolen passed away on Friday, November 22, 2019 with loved ones close by his side.  He was born on September 15, 1964 in South Haven to Steven Zolen and Renita (Norman) Larkin. Mike graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1982. Mike’s work career began in Three Rivers at Wellington’s Paint Store, then moved to Kauszler’s  Hardware, and …

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Megan Miholer, 45

Megan Lee Miholer, age 45, of Three Rivers died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 in Grand Junction, Colorado from complications of her long battle with kidney disease.  She was born in Three Rivers on February 5, 1974 to Thomas L. Miholer, Jr.  and Mary (Mathews) Miholer ( O’Connor). Megan grew up in a close knit neighborhood on Pine Street, …

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Mary Kowalik, 72

Mary Kowalik, age 72, of Mendon, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at Ascension Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo with her family at her side. She was born in Aschaffenburg, Germany on Aug. 4, 1947 the daughter of John and Irene (Poetek) Ziolkowski. The family immigrated to the U.S. in 1951 and settled in the Kalamazoo area. She was married to …

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Kenneth Hargett Sr, 84

Kenneth Gene Hargett Sr., age 84, of Sturgis, passed away Monday morning, November 18, 2019, at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born June 26, 1935, in Augusta, Kentucky, son of the late Albert and the Rev. Mary Agnes (Bower) Hargett. Kenneth resided in Sturgis for the past 50 years, coming from College Corner, Ohio. On May 21, 1955, …

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Patrick Welch, 63

Patrick W. Welch, age 63, of Three Rivers, passed away November 1, 2019, due to complications of recently diagnosed Melanoma Cancer. The son of the late Homer and Virginia Welch, Patrick was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Patrick attended West Seattle High School Class of 1974 and became a reservist in the National Guard. He spent many years working …

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Marc Yunker, 75

Marc David Yunker, age 75, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Sturgis, to the late Paul and Grace (Brown) Yunker. Marc was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a 1963 graduate of Sturgis High School, where he excelled in athletics, especially wrestling. He furthered his education …

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Ronald Summers, 76

Ronald (Ron) Lee Summers, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the age of 76, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Centreville on September 26, 1943, to William Ronald and Evelyn Etna (Hill) Summers. Ron grew up in Leonidas, working at his parents Shell station.  That’s where he realized his love of cars and painted his …

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Randy Travis, 71

Randy Allen Travis, age 71, of Centreville, passed away early Wednesday morning November 20, 2019 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born September 2, 1948 in Whittemore, Michigan son of the late Alvin C. and Betty (Manning) Travis. Randy resided in the Bronson, Sturgis and Centreville area since 1997 coming from National City, Michigan. He had been employed …

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Norman Pagels, 90

Norman Frank Pagels, age 90, of Sturgis, went to be with his Lord Monday evening, Oct. 14, 2019, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Norman F. Pagels will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at Mongo United Methodist Church, SR 3 …

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Mary Ball, 64

Mary Lou Ball, age 64, of Sturgis, passed away early Tuesday morning November 19, 2019 at her home. She was born August 24, 1955 in Muncie, Indiana daughter of the late Marvin and Lucille (Andres) Rigby. Mary resided most of her life in the Sturgis area and was a graduate of Centreville High School with the class of 1973. On …

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