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Cam Battishill, 92

Mrs. Ann Ruth “Cam” Battishill, age 92, of Three Rivers, passed away Friday evening, August 9, 2019 at Grace Heathcare in Three Rivers. She was born November 19, 1926 in Portage du Fort, Quebec, Canada, to the late Joseph O’Kane and Catherine Elizabeth (Loonam) Cameron.  She was married to David Gates “Dave” Battishill, in Detroit.  Dave passed away November 18, …

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Karl Kraft, Jr., 59

Karl Joseph Albert Kraft, Jr., age 59, of Decatur, was resurrected, early Wednesday morning, August 7, 2019, surrounded by family. Karl was born February 16, 1960, in Paw Paw, the son of Karl Joseph Albert Jr. and Marjorie Elizabeth (Irish) Kraft. On December 17, 1998, he married Susan J. Brock in their home located in Decatur. Karl had an infinite …

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Jean Ann Summey, 66

Jean Ann (Lipscomb) Summey, age 66, a lifetime resident of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. She was born Nov. 12, 1952, in Londonderry, Ohio, a daughter of the late Carl E. and Nola June (Smith) Lipscomb and was raised by her stepmother, Gwinda Lipscomb. On Dec. 26, 1985, she married …

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William Menser, 94

Chief Master Sgt. William A. Menser, retired, age 94, of Sturgis, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 6, 2019, at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Bridgman, a son of the late Joseph P. and Martha F. (Backus) Menser. Bill resided in Sturgis since 1969. Prior to coming to Sturgis, he traveled …

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Kristopher Warner, 40

Kristopher Michael Warner, age 40, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 5, 2019. He was born on November 9, 1978, the son of Stuart (Teri) Warner and Susan (Eric) Meyer. Kris had a wonderful personality which made him a joy to know. He had many friends and their lives were made better because of his friendship. His warm smile, laughter …

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Bob Hagelgans, 76

Robert “Bob” Hagelgans, age 76, of Centreville, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Three Rivers on April 1, 1943, the son of the late Richard and Virginia (Sloan) Hagelgans.  He graduated from Centreville High School with the class of 1961.  Bob served in the Michigan National Guard from 1961-1966.  On September 6, …

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Fred Harter, 69

Fred L. Harter, age 69, of Jones, passed away at Center for Hospice Care in Elkhart on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 surrounded by his family. Fred was born in Fawn River, MI on June 11, 1950. He graduated from Centreville High School in 1968 and went on to serve in the United States Air Force. He retired as a line …

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Landon Speicher, 12

Landon Michael Speicher, age 12, of Howe, Indiana, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born on February 9, 2007 in LaGrange, Indiana to Chris and Andrea (Gray) Speicher. Landon played 6th grade soccer for Lakeland Junior High and was getting ready to start 7th grade at Lakeland Jr/Sr High School in LaGrange. He loved to fish. Landon …

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Joyce Smith, 80

Joyce E. Smith, age 80, of Burr Oak, passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, at her home. She was born April 23, 1939, in Coldwater, a daughter of the late Vincent H. and Agatha M. (Burns) Rasler. Joyce had grown up in Coldwater, moved to Quincy and to Burr Oak, in 1965. In June 1956, she married Earl M. Smith …

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John Gross, 90

John R. Gross, age 90, of Constantine, died Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Heartland Health Care in Three Rivers, following an extended illness. He was born April 11, 1929, in White Pigeon, a son of John H. Gross and Zelma May (Leeth) Gross. He had been a resident of the Constantine and White Pigeon area all his life. He was …

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