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Sharon Mercer, 74

Sharon Ann Mercer, age 74 of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Sharon was born in Three Rivers on January 13, 1945, a daughter of June (Conder) and William Mercer. She attended Constantine schools, and liked to babysit. Surviving are her daughter Julia Ann Mercer, Sturgis; brother Jerry Mercer, Hartford; sister …

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Phil Eberhard, 78

Phillip Jerry Eberhard, age 78 years of Hudson, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at his home. He was born on June 8, 1941, in Sturgis, the son of Phillip J. and Violet H. (Rubley) Eberhard. Phil graduated from Colon High School in 1959. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a teaching degree and later eared his Master’s in …

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Ralph Adams, 85

Ralph Duane Adams, age 85, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at his home. He was born April 24, 1934, in LaGrange, only child of Ora Raymond and Thelma (August) Adams. Ralph resided most of his life in Sturgis. His early life was spent in Howe, Ind. He was a graduate of Lima High School with the …

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Mickey Sowers, 65

Mickey Roy Sowers, age 65, of Niles, passed away late Sunday evening, Dec. 29, 2019, at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph. He was born March 11, 1954, in Sturgis, a son of the late Jack M. and Thelma Ruth (Rambadt) Sowers. Mickey resided most of his life in Niles and was a graduate of Niles High School. He had …

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Mike Lutz, 54

Michael Troy Lutz beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away suddenly at his home on Birch Lake, Vandalia on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at the age of 54. He was born in Three Rivers on December 15, 1965 the son of Roger and Joyce (Hagerty) Lutz. Mike was a graduate of Three Rivers High School class of 1984. All …

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Joan Roesener, 85

Joan A. Roesener, age 85, of Constantine, died on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Borgess Medical Center. She was born August 18, 1934 in Mishawaka, a daughter of Edward and Ernestine (Erbe) Schmidt. On January 4, 1952 Joan married Herbert Roesener in Norfolk, VA. He preceded her in death December 27, 2014. Joan worked in the fiberglass industry for various companies …

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Justin Wolford, 39

Justin Richard Wolford, age 39, of Bronson, passed away at 10:38 AM on December 28, 2019 at Parkview Regional Medical Center following an automobile accident going home to Michigan from Ohio on Christmas Eve. He was born on January 13, 1980, in, Lima, OH, to Steven R. Wolford and Sandy (Mason) Bechtol. A 1998 graduate of Pansophia Academy in Coldwater, …

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Randy Yoder, 62

Randall Lee Yoder, age 62, of Burr Oak, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 28, 2019 at his home. He was born November 5, 1957 in Sturgis, son of the late William Henry and Freida Fern (Casner) Yoder. Randy was a lifelong resident of Burr Oak and a graduate of Burr Oak High School with the class of 1975. While at …

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Paul Fennell, 88

Paul Emory Fennell, age 88, of Sturgis, passed away peacefully Thursday morning December 26, 2019 surrounded by family at  Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born on November 29, 1931 to Clyde E. and Ethel Mae (Maxwell) Fennell in a farm house in Burr Oak. Paul was the youngest of 3 children and loved growing up on the farm …

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Helen Pettit, 90

Helen B. Pettit, age 90, of Montpelier, Ohio, and formerly of Edwardsburg, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Peak Cemetery in Florence Township.

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