Obituaries

Zoey Land, 2

Zoey Kathleen-Lyn Land was born on November 10, 2017. She came into this world a fighter. Zoey was always quick to laugh and give attitude to her Aunts. Zoey peacefully passed away surrounded by family and loved ones on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12:19 a.m. in her parents’ home. Zoey is survived in death by her parents Taylor and …

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George Black, 87

George E. Black, age 87, of Constantine, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020. George was born in New Troy, MI on October 4, 1932, a son of Charles and Katherine Black. He graduated from New Troy High School. In April of 1964, he married Charlene Ichorn. George retired from Pioneer in Constantine after 30 years of employment. He also …

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Ed McKee, 54

Edward Lee McKee, age 54, of Three Rivers, (formerly of Constantine) passed away Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born in Hammond, IN on December 24, 1965, a son Donna (Perrin) McKee and Afton John McKee. Ed worked as a shift manager at Wendy’s in Three Rivers. He loved his grandkids and the outdoors. He …

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David Hopkins, 59

David Michael Hopkins, age 59, of Nottawa, passed away late Saturday evening, June 13, 2020, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1961, in Sturgis, a son of the late Lyle and Lois (John) Hopkins. David resided in Nottawa since 2006, coming from White Pigeon, where he attended White Pigeon Schools. David always found joy in helping others and …

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Judy Elliott, 83

Judith Ann (Saums Hagadorn) Elliott, age 83, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday evening, June 11, 2020, at Skaggs Assisted Living in Burr Oak. She was born Feb. 9, 1937, in Battle Creek, a daughter of the late Francis and Dorotha (Maystead) Saums. Judy resided in Sturgis for more than 60 years, coming from Battle Creek. She was first married to …

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Judy Wiley, 73

Judith G. Wiley, age 73, of Shipshewana, passed away at 4:44 p.m. Friday, June 12, at her residence. She had been in declining health for the past two years. She was born Aug. 4, 1946, in Cheboygan, to Edmund L. and Colletta (Fisher) Deroshia. On Sept. 13, 1969, she married Kenneth “Kenny” Wiley in Sturgis. He survives. In addition to …

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John Cook, 63

John Allen Cook, age 63, of Three Rivers, died Friday, June 12, 2020 at his home with his wife by his side. He was born in Detroit on July 25, 1956. He graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1974. John worked at Coachman Industries in Middlebury, IAC in Mendon, and as a security guard in Kalamazoo. …

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Melissa Lammon-Lesiewicz, 38

On Thursday, June 11 ,2020 Melissa Jeana Lammon-Lesiewicz, loving mother, wife, sister, Aunt and friend, passed away peacefully in her sleep at age 38. Melissa was born November 29, 1981 to Thomas and Sherma (Robertson) Lammon and was raised in Three Rivers. She was a 1999 graduate of Three Rivers High School then briefly attended Glen Oaks Community College. On …

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Steven Darrow, 65

Steven Edward Darrow, age 65, died on Friday, June 12, 2020. In accordance with his wishes cremation will be conducted and memorial services are pending at Hohner Funeral Home.

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Jean Kulpinski, 76

Jean Kay Kulpinski, age 76, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday afternoon, June 11, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born September 17, 1943 in Sturgis, daughter of the late C. Glenn and Phyllis (French) Machan. Jean was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1961. On September 30, 1961 …

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