Obituaries

Dick Cook, 86

Clarence Richard “Dick” Cook, age 86, of Mendon, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo surrounded by his family. Clarence was born December 26, 1933 to Rex and Gladys (Henry) Cook. On April 26, 1963 he married Patricia Ann Dane who stills survives. He worked most of his life as a truck driver, retiring …

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Don Beligano III, 63

Dionisio Roja “Don” Beligano III, age 63, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2020, at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born June 20, 1956, in Pasay City, Manila, the Philippines, a son of the late Sabas Rosal and Andrea (Roja) Beligano. Don resided in Sturgis since 1977, coming from the Philippines. On April 25, 1981, he …

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Bernard Brouse, 99

S. Bernard Brouse at the end of a faith-filled life passed to the Lord on January 3, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Brouse; two children, Bonnie Coxhead and David Brouse; six grandchildren, Joy Roth, Jessica Biskup, Jenny Hamilton, Amanda Lawson , Noelle Brouse, and Jonathan Brouse, nine great-grandchildren, and six step-sons and step-daughters. He was preceded …

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Bill Doyle, 96

William T. Doyle, age 96, of Naperville, Ill., and formerly of Sturgis and Chicago, passed away Dec. 30, 2019, at Springs of Monarch Landing. He was born March 7, 1923, in Chicago, to his late parents, William and Bertha Doyle. He was the beloved husband of 73 years to the late Helen W. Doyle. He is survived by seven children, William …

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Larry Himes, 62

Larry F. Himes, age 62, of Colon, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, January 5, 2020 in the emergency room of Sturgis Hospital. Larry was born in Coldwater on June 17, 1957, a son to Ned Himes and Phyllis (Wiler) Vanaken. Larry lived most of his life in the Bronson area where he attended high school. Larry is survived by his mother …

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John Overton, 70

John Roy Overton, age 70, died on Sunday, January 5, 2020. In accordance with the family’s wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be held at Hohner Funeral Home on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Flowerfield Township Cemetery following the service.

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Jack Moore, 81

Jack Moore, age 81, of Three Rivers, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born on September 1, 1938 in Three Rivers, the son of Marion and Phyllis (Harris) Moore. He was united in marriage to Colette (Lusson) in 1986 and together made Three Rivers their home, where they …

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Sherley Satterlee, 78

Sherley L. Satterlee, age 78, of Mendon, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. She was born in Rector, Arkansas on Dec. 17, 1941 the daughter of Earl S. and Annie May (Helderman) Jones. The family moved to Michigan when she was 2 years of age. Sherlee graduated from Eaton Rapids High School with the class …

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Marietta Cox, 78

Marietta L. Cox, age 78, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at her home. She was born June 12, 1941, in Okmulgee, Okla., a daughter of the late Russell and Garnet (Halley) Wilson. Marietta resided in the Burr Oak and Sturgis area since the age of 14, with the exception of living in Zephyrhills, Fla., from 1994-2004. …

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David Carpenter, 66

David Lee Carpenter, age 66, of Sturgis, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 6, 2020, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born Nov. 1, 1953, in Sturgis, a son of the late James and Dorothy (Miller) Carpenter. David had been employed for 21 years by Sturgis Foundry. He also had worked at Prairie Wood Products and Patterson’s Supper Club, …

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