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Patricia Thompson, 93

Mrs. Patricia Lueen Thompson, age 93, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 19, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Pat was born on August 6th, 1925 in Centreville, the daughter of the late Charles Fred (Merna Lueen Rathburn) Niendorf. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1943 and attended Lansing Business University. Pat’s first job was …

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Maxine Ropp, 100

Maxine Irma Ropp, age 100, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday evening January 19, 2019 at her home at Thurston Woods Villa in Sturgis. She was born February 26, 1918 daughter of the late Elmer C. and Neva (Nelson) Clark in the same house her father was born in west of Constantine. She was the last surviving member of the Constantine …

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Gloria Gunthorp, 77

Gloria M. Gunthorp, age 77, of Howe, died  on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Life Care Center of LaGrange. Mrs. Gunthorp was born Oct. 22, 1941, in Spring Port, Mich., to Albert R. and Dorothy M. (Babcock) Baum. Living in the Howe area for many years, she moved to the area from Colon in 1962. Gloria was a homemaker and …

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Betty Bognar, 73

Betty A. Bognar, age 73, of South Bend, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Mishawaka, following an extended illness. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon, where services will be held at 1 p.m.. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in White Pigeon.

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Bonnie Carta, 85

Bonnie May Carta, age 85, of Three Rivers, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 at her home. She was born in Indiana on Jan. 26, 1933 the daughter of Andrew and Gertrude (Gottschalk) Lewis. The family moved to Three Rivers when she entered the ninth grade, and Bonnie graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1951. She met …

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Michael Baker, 62

Michael J. Baker, 62, of Kalamazoo, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at his home, following an extended illness. Cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at a later date at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. Arrangements are by Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.

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Jackie Stryker, 56

Jackie L. Stryker, age 56, of Sturgis, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, following an extended illness. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.

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George Nazarowff, 83

George Nazarowff, age 83, of Lake Templene, Sturgis, passed away Thursday, January 17th, at Borgess Medical Center. George was born in Dearborn on November 24, 1935, a son of the late Norman and Victoria (Prebosky) Nazarowff. He graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn in 1953. On November 26, 1955, he married Patricia Przybylowski in Dearborn. Together, they had three …

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Maxine Parish, 102

Maxine Loraine (Reiling) Parish was born April 23, 1916, in Battle Creek. When Maxine was a young girl, her parents, John L. Reiling and Sophia (Bent) Reiling, moved the family to Three Rivers. Maxine graduated in 1934, from Lima High School in Howe, Ind. Maxine married Vernal Parish and they lived in Ontario, Ind. Maxine and Vernal owned and operated …

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Bill Carpenter, 74

Wilbur “Bill” Carpenter, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Oakwood, Ohio. He was born Nov. 24, 1944 the son of the late Hubert Carpenter and Mary Altonia (Mercer) Hoffine.  Bill was a 1962 graduate of Constantine High School. On Sept. 3, 1999 he married LaDonna AuFrance.  He is survived by his children, Janie Avilla, Douglas Harrison, …

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