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Mike Johnson, 57

Michael A. Johnson, age 57, of Three Rivers, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Three Rivers Health following a short illness.  He was born in Sturgis on March 11, 1962 the son of Mr. Paul K. and Hazel (Shumway) Johnson. Mike graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1980.  He was employed at American Axle …

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Dorothy Kendrick, 92

Dorothy Jean Kendrick, age 92, of Klinger Lake, White Pigeon, was surrounded by her family when she peacefully passed away early Tuesday morning, April 2, 2019, at Bowman Place in Three Rivers. She was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Kalamazoo, a daughter of the late Holdridge B. and Dorothy (Hoekstra) Whipple. Dorothy had resided in Sturgis since 1948, coming from …

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Clara Hankins, 73

Clara Belle Hankins, age 73, of Sturgis, passed away early Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Aug. 1, 1945, in Hillsdale, a daughter of the late Lamar Clarence and Lillian May (Sackett) Brouse. Clara had resided in Sturgis since 1992, coming from Coldwater, where she was a graduate of Coldwater High School with …

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Jeannetta Yehl, 84

Jeannetta Frances Yehl, age 84, of Three Rivers, passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, April 3, 2019. She was born on August 28, 1934 in Aurora, IL the daughter of Bert and Wilma (Barker) Westbrook. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and loved to crotchet. She fiercely loved her dogs always calling them her “Little …

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Marilyn Edson, 86

Marilyn I. Edson, age 86, of White Pigeon, died Friday, March 29, 2019, at Heartland Health Care in Three Rivers, following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 19, 1932, in St. Joseph County, a daughter of Charles and Elfreda (Heinbach) Stubig. She graduated in 1950 from White Pigeon High School. She was employed for seven years at Eddy Paper …

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Wayne Fulton, 83

Wayne Forrest Fulton, age 83, of Three Rivers, went to be with our Lord in the early hours of Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Three Rivers Health. He was born on April 27, 1935 in Kalamazoo, the son of James and Hazel (Dodd) Fulton. Wayne served on the St. Joseph County Fair Board. He and his wife, Knaomia, cooked for …

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Linda Swartz, 56

Linda Lee Swartz, age 56, of Marcellus, passed away early Monday morning on April 1, 2019. Linda was born April 2, 1962, in Muskegon, the daughter of John Lee Batten and Florence Evelyn Kops. On May 4, 1996, she married Douglas Swartz in Marcellus. Linda is survived by her husband Doug, a niece Tracy Batten of Battle Creek, and a …

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Lois Perrin, 89

Lois Eileen Perrin, 89, of rural Ashby, MN died Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Evansville Care Campus, where she received excellent care. Lois was born on June 1, 1929 in White Pigeon, the daughter of Albert and Esther (Quick) Warren. She graduated from Constantine High School in 1947 and was very active in band and 4H.  Lois and Norman …

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Joan Wolfe, 75

Joan H. Wolfe, age 75, died Monday, April 1, 2019 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Three Rivers where she had resided the past six months. She was born in Battle Creek on Nov. 30, 1943 the daughter of Delbert and Marjorie (Paradine) Wolfe. Joan graduated from Coldwater High School with the Class of 1962. She was employed at a foster …

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Helen Lee, 50

Helen Lee, formerly of Three Rivers, age 50, died on Friday, March 29, 2019. She was born on March 22, 1969 in Seoul, South Korea, the daughter of Dr. Shoon Hie and Yang Ja Lee and has lived in the area for most of her life. Helen graduated from Three Rivers High School and Kalamazoo College and will be remembered …

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