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Chuck Sprowl, 66

Ray Charles “Chuck” Sprowl, 66, of Skandia, passed away at home in the loving care of his wife, Cathy, and Lake Superior Hospice on Friday afternoon, March 2, 2012, following a courageous two-year battle with lung cancer. In lieu of flowers, please send all memorials to Lake Superior Hospice in Chuck’s memory, 914 W. Baraga Ave., Marquette, MI 49855. A memorial …

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Richard Barnebee, 84

Richard Lee “Dick” Barnebee, age 84, of Mendon, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Sturgis, a son of William N. and S. Eleanor (Parham) Barnebee. He attended Brighton (Ind.) Schools and graduated from Colon High School in 1948. He worked briefly for Miller’s Standard Station in Leonidas. Dick …

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Nancy Nusbaum, 57

Mrs. Nancy Carol Nusbaum, age 57, of Constantine, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, in Colon, surrounded by her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 10, 1954 in Lawton, Okla., a daughter of Thomas and Evelyn (Clayton) Parr. Nancy had been a lifelong resident of Constantine, where she and her husband Mike raised their three …

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Marian Rentfrow, 93

Marian E. Rentfrow, 93, of White Pigeon, died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Constantine, a daughter of Samuel Clement and Hazel Mae (Rangler) Whitmore. On June 11, 1958, she married Everett E. Rentfrow in Constantine. He died June 5, 2004. She was a …

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Betty Carvey, 74

Betty L. Carvey, 74, of Sturgis, died Monday, March 5, 2012, at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers following a short illness. She was born Oct. 7, 1937, in Marion, Ind., the daughter of Estle and Lillian (Lyons) Carvey. She was a Sturgis resident for the past 20 years, coming from Three Rivers, and had lived in White Pigeon for several years. …

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Dale Weitting, 87

Dale Bennett Weitting, age 87, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on March 4, 2012, at Friendship Village Health Center in Kalamazoo and under the care of Great Lakes Caring Hospice. He was born on Jan. 10, 1925, in Leonidas, to Arnold and Gertrude (Bennett) Weitting. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, and sister June …

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Courtney Christiansen, 96

Courtney V. Christiansen, 96, of Three Rivers, died Friday, March 2, 2012 at his home. He was born in Rapid River on May 3, 1915, the son of Rudolph and Frances (Johnson) Christiansen, and was a graduate of Rapid River High School. He operated a welding and machine shop in Escanaba before his marriage to Violet E. Hegman on Aug. …

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Carl Metzger, 92

Carl E. Metzger, 92, died at 1:15 a.m. March 3, 2012, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. He was born May 20, 1919, in Kosciusko County, Ind., a son of the late Albert H. Metzger and Fern E. (Swank). He retired from farming in 1986. On Sept. 29, 1946, he married Wilda E. Poehler. She died March 17, 2010. He …

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Dale White, 64

Sturgis, Mich. — Dale Wayne White, age 64, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 1, 2012, at his home. He was born May 26, 1948, in Sturgis, a son of the late William Henry and Emma Pauline (Bupp) White. Dale lived his entire life in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area. On Nov. 10, 1972, he married Alberta M. …

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Tina Brady, 86

Tina H. Brady, 86, was born March 9, 1925 in Hannrade, Netherlands, to Pieter and Josephine Heckmanns. The seventh of eight children, she died of Alzheimer’s disease March 2, 2012. On Aug. 17, 1945, she married Master Sgt. Claud L. Brady, becoming one of the many World War II Brides. He preceded her in death in January 1998, along with …

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