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Dale Rice, 87

Dale “Grubby” Curtis Rice, age 87, of Schoolcraft, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Nov. 18th, 2019 with his loving wife Betty at his side.  He was born in Schoolcraft on Nov. 17th, 1932 the son of the late Freeland and Eva Mae (Hill) Rice and was raised by the late Ned and Bessie Jewell of Three Rivers …

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Shirley Harker, 88

Shirley Ruth Harker, age 88, of Sturgis, passed away early Tuesday morning November 19, 2019 at her home. She was born February 12, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Osborn and Ruby (Enders) Gauss. Shirley resided in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1949. On June 4, 1949 she married Jack E. …

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Richard Freeman, 100

Richard L. Freeman, age 100, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at his home on Klinger Lake in White Pigeon. Richard was born Feb. 17, 1919, in Detroit, and moved to Sturgis in 1935. On July 12, 1945, Richard married Mildred Quantick, in Chicago. He is remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, World War II veteran, business owner, community leader, gifted …

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Michael Maskow, 44

Michael T. Maskow, age 44, of Howe, died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Mishawaka. Michael was born July 25, 1975, in LaGrange, to Thomas J. and Barbara J. (Woodworth) Maskow. They survive in Howe. Living in the Howe area for many years, he had worked in manufacturing. Along with his parents, he …

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Judy Minor, 74

Judith (Judy) Ann Minor, age 74, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, November 17, 2019.  Judy was born in Kalamazoo to John and Doris Crockett on May 15, 1945. She went to Loy Norrix High School and graduated in 1963. She then attended Albion College. On December 22, 1967, she married Jim Minor. Judy was …

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Margery Brondyke, 87

Margery Sue Brondyke, a resident of Woodstock, GA, and formerly of Grand Haven, MI, Seneca, SC, and Sturgis, MI, passed into the presence of her Savior on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. She was 87. Margery was born on October 26,1932, in Wabash, IN, to James and Phoebe Martin. She married Douglas Brondyke of Muskegon on July 4,1953. Mrs. Brondyke received …

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Cristyn Steiner, 48

Cristyn Marie Steiner, age 48, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 16, 2019, at the Sturgis Hospital emergency room. Private services will be held at a later date. Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis is entrusted with arrangements.

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Bud Horning, 80

Francis M. “Bud” Horning, Jr. age 80, of Mendon, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born in Sturgis on Oct. 12, 1939 the son of Francis M. and Anna Mae (Kreider) Horning and was a lifetime resident of the area. Bud graduated from Sturgis High School in 1957 and took his Tool & …

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Nancy Wall, 77

Nancy Wall, age 77, of Sherwood, passed away Thursday, November 143, 2019 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. Nancy was born August 27, 1942 in Sturgis, a daughter to William and Mary (Mc Latcher) Roach. Nancy had lived most of her life in the Colon and Burr Oak area graduating from Colon High School with the Class of 1960. She married …

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Herky Hart, 97

Ward Blaine “Herky” Hart, age 97, of Sturgis, passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 12, 2019, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan with his good friend, Jim Hankinson, at his side. Herky was the oldest son, born Jan. 12, 1922, to the late Dewey I and Edith M (Holtz) Hart of Sturgis. Herky enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He …

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