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Frances Weinberg, 96

Frances Marie Weinberg, age 96, of rural Three Rivers, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 following a brief illness. She was born in Plainwell, MI on Nov. 17, 1922 the youngest of seven children born to Dwight and Edith (Eley) Marker. She was married to Rex Hamilton Weinberg on Aug. 16, 1941 in Kalamazoo. Together they operated a farm north of …

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Warren Rumsey 97

Warren A. Rumsey, age 97, of Three Rivers, passed away in the late hours of Monday, September 30, 2019. He was born on November 10, 1921 the son of Jesse and Effie (Newman) Rumsey in Newberg Twp, Michigan. Warren was an avid hunter and fisherman. He went to Alaska twice for vacations fishing for Red Sockeye Salmon. In 1942 Warren …

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Mike Bosma, 80

Jon Michael “Mike” Bosma, age 80, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Sept 27, 2019 at his home on Fisher Lake. Mike was born in Kalamazoo, the son of Jon and Virginia (Jakeway) Bosma. He graduated from Portage Central High School and went on to attend Western Michigan University where he earned his degree in Education. He began his teaching career …

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Sue Scherer, 76

Sue Ellen (Eickhoff) Scherer, age 76, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2019 at Thurston Woods in Sturgis following a long illness. She was born in Grand Rapids on Nov. 16, 1942 the daughter of Harry B. and Margaret G. (Myers) Eickhoff. Sue was a member of the Mendon High School Class of 1960. She then attended the Borgess School of Nursing. …

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Penny Lucarelle, 56

Penny S. Lucarelle, age 56, of Mottville Township, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.

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Charles Aulbach, 79

Charles J. Aulbach, age 79, of Sturgis, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2019, at his home, following an extended illness. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.

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David Oxender, 92

David A. Oxender, age 92, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Shipshewana, a son of the late Thomas and Nellie (Ager) Oxender. On Aug. 7, 1948, he married Bonita Lee Lanning in Howe, Ind. She preceded him in death May 5, 2010. David worked several …

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Mitzie Shipe, 66

Mitzie (King) Shipe, age 66, of Sturgis, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, Sept. 28, 2019, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, surrounded by her children, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born Oct. 17, 1952, in Coldwater, to Raymond and Pauline (Davis) King of Bronson. Mitzie resided in Sturgis since 1980. Her early life was lived in Bronson, …

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Carolyn Bupp, 77

Carolyn Armeta Bupp, age 77, of Laredo, Mo., and a former longtime Sturgis resident, passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, in Constantine. She was born July 2, 1942, in Lenoir, N.C., a daughter of the late John and Gladys (Sweeney) Garden. Carolyn had resided in Missouri for the past three years. Most of her life was lived in the Sturgis …

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Sue Geer, 63

Sue Ann Geer, age 63, of Elkhart, and formerly of Sturgis, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Greenleaf Health Campus in Elkhart. Sue was born Sept. 24, 1956, in Sturgis, to Edwin and Patricia Smoker. On June 23, 1984, she married David L. Geer Sue graduated from Sturgis High School and Glen Oaks Community College, where she received a …

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