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Roy Mrosewske, 40

Roy James Mrosewske, 40, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on April 22, 2012 at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids. He was born in Royal Oak on May 16, 1971 the son of William and Judith (Nabozny) Mrosewske Sr. Roy has been a long time resident of Three Rivers. He was employed for many years as sales manager for Cole …

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Heather Muffley, 37

Heather Renee Muffley, 37, of Portage and formerly Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Borgess Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born in Grand Rapids on Aug. 23, 1974 the daughter of Michael J. Cartier and Melodee A. Reames. Heather was a vibrant, well-liked young lady who was very active. On May …

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Richard Lakey, 85

Richard L. Lakey, 85, died Thursday, April 20, 2012 after an extended illness. He was a resident of LifeCare Center of LaGrange, Ind. He was born in Three Rivers on Jan. 28, 1927 to Alva and Aletha Lakey. He served in the United States Navy. He was a Three Rivers city commissioner from 1997-2001, was part owner of Three Rivers …

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Mike Wheeler, 67

Michael Melvin “Mike” Wheeler, age 67, of White Pigeon, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, following a brief illness. He was born June 15, 1944, in Pinehurst, N.C., a son of the late Melvin and Pearl Mae (Smith) Wheeler. His family moved to Centreville when he was young, and Mike graduated from Centreville High School …

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Howard Harker, 87

Howard E. Harker, 87, of Sturgis, of Sturgis, passed away early Monday evening, April 23, 2012, at his home. He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Sturgis, a son of the late William Cloyce and Gladys (Krontz) Harker. Howard was a lifelong resident of Sturgis. On Dec. 27, 1945, he married Dorothy Westfall at Sturgis Church of the Nazarene in …

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Hazel Hicks, 88

Hazel E. Hicks, 88, of Sturgis, died April 23 at her home, where she had lived with her daughter and son-in-law since 2004. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Sturgis Missionary Church, 67080 N. M-66, Sturgis. A service celebrating the life of Hazel E. Hicks will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at …

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Suzy Warner, 85

Alice Suzette “Suzy” Warner, age 85, of Three Rivers, went peacefully to her Lord on Sunday, April 22, 2012, the day of her birth. She was born in Three Rivers, the daughter of Merrill and Florence (Ellet) Warner. Suzy was a lifetime resident of Three Rivers. The tapestry of her life vividly illustrates the unselfish service Suzy devoted to her …

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Dick Carper, 76

Dickey A. Carper, 76, of Osceola, Ind., passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012 at his residence with his family at his bedside. Dick was born on May 8, 1935 in Constantine to the late Payson and Bessie (Bowman) Carper. Dick married the former Mary Mix on April 19, 1965 in Olympia, Wash. Dick and Mary just celebrated their 47th …

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Jack Ashby, 94

John F. “Jack” Ashby, age 94, of Three Rivers, died Saturday April 21, 2012 at his home. He was born in Springfield, Ohio on March 31, 1918 the son of Elmer I. and Emma (Harrison) Ashby. Following high school Jack joined the Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific during World War II. Before going overseas, he was married …

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Phyllis Barr, 80

Phyllis A. Barr, 80, of Bronson, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012, at The Community Health Center of Branch County. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at Dutcher-Kolcz Funeral Home in Bronson with Pastor Kurt Kuhlmann of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow at Bronson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 …

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