Obituaries

George Shimp, 89

George F. Shimp, age 89, of Sturgis, and a former longtime Centreville resident, passed away early Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, 2020, at his home. He was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Sturgis, a son of the late Frank and Frances (Haas) Shimp. George resided in the Centreville and Sturgis area most of his life and enjoyed wintering in Arizona for …

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Dorothy Sidener, 95

Dorothy Marie Sidener, age 95, of Sturgis, passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 20, 2020, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Cedar Springs, a daughter of the late George and Cecil Nixon. Dorothy resided in Sturgis since 1946, coming from Grand Rapids. On January 26, 1946 she married Paul James Sidener in Grand …

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David Spearow, 73

David Michael Spearow passed away Jan. 11, 2020, at his home. David was born May 13, 1946, in Sturgis, to Wendell and Kathryn Spearow. He grew up surrounded by the love of his five sisters. He graduated from Sturgis High School in 1964, after which, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and proudly served four years in the Vietnam War. Dave received …

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Nancy Sidener, 60

Nancy Marlene Sidener, age 60, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 16, 2020, at her home, following a long, hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born July 21, 1959, in Savannah, Ga., a daughter of the late David Charles and Ann Louise (Cunningham) Nusbaum. Nancy resided in Sturgis for many years and was a member of the Sturgis High …

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Marilyn Fisher, 90

Marilyn J. Fisher, age 90, of Elkhart, formerly Constantine, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Hubbard Hill Estates in Elkhart. She was born July 29, 1929 in Sturgis, a daughter of Elmer and Helen (Fisher) Yunker. She graduated from Sturgis High School in 1947. On June 22, 1951 she married John E. Fisher in Howe, IN. He preceded …

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Roy Moore, 69

Roy R. Moore Jr., age 69, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16, 2020, at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born Nov. 4, 1950, in Columbus, Ohio, a son of the late Roy R. and Letha Elizabeth “Betty” (Stewart) Moore. Roy resided in Sturgis since 1978, coming from California. His early life was lived in Ohio. He …

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Leah Bloom, 90

Leah Marie (Button) Bloom, age 90, a lifelong Sturgis resident, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at her home. She was born July 7, 1929, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Ertis and Clara (Reading) Poorman. Leah was first married to Richard Button, who preceded her in death, and later to Glenn Bloom, who also preceded her in death. …

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Mary Hagelgans, 83

Mary Lou Hagelgans, age 83, of Centreville, died on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Portage. She was born on October 2, 1936 in Lima, Ohio, a daughter of John and Edith (Kirkpatrick) Huston. Mary graduated from Burr Oak High School in 1954 and attended Ravens Croft School of Beauty in Ft. Wayne. On May 10, 1955, …

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Phyllis Winston, 78

Phyllis Jean Winston, age 78, of Colon, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. Phyllis was born June 17, 1941, in Coldwater, a daughter of the late James and Ruth (Bergman) Dery. Phyllis graduated from Coldwater High School with the class of 1959. She continued her education at Western Michigan University, where she obtained a …

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Ann Studabaker, 66

Ann M. Studabaker, age 66, of Sturgis, died Dec. 11, 2019, at her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1953, in Jacksonville, Fla., a daughter of Carlos G. and Vera M. (Long) Studabaker. A Sturgis, Three Rivers and White Pigeon resident, she served in the U.S. Navy Waves. She was employed by Kirsch Company for 27 years and Walmart. She …

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