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Keith Wadsworth, 89

Keith Earl Wadsworth, age 89, of Three Rivers, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Bowman Place of Three Rivers.  He was born in Centreville on July 30, 1929 the son of the late Lowell and Aletha (Hammond) Wadsworth. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge.  Upon returning home he was united …

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Ervin Slabach, 76

Ervin J. Slabach, age 76, of Sturgis, died on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the home of his daughters, of progressive supranuclear palsy. He was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Goshen, to Abner and Barbara (Yoder) Slabach. On Nov. 28, 1963, he married Mary A. Hershberger. She survives, along with three daughters, Ruth Ann, Sue Ellen and Lora Mae, all …

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Frederick Tallmadge, 95

Frederick Augustine Tallmadge, age 95, died peacefully Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Skaggs Assisted Living in Burr Oak. Fred was born Sept. 5, 1923, in Lansing, to the late James and Anna (Simon) Tallmadge. He was preceded in death by a sister, Leonore (Jodry); and a brother, James. He spent much of his childhood on the Simon family farm in …

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Carolyn Colvin, 76

Carolyn A. Colvin, age 76, of Constantine, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. According to her wishes, there will be no visitation or services, as cremation has taken place. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hackman Family Funeral Homes of Sturgis.

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Evelyn Burkhead, 76

Evelyn Grace Burkhead, age 76, of Sturgis, passed away late Sunday evening, June 2, 2019 at the Sturgis Hospital emergency room. She was born Sept. 17, 1942, in Three Rivers, a daughter of the late Richard Grant and Ellen Jean (Krontz) McKercher. Evelyn resided most of her life in the Burr Oak and Sturgis area and was a graduate of …

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Patricia Ellis, 57

Patricia A Ellis, age 57, of Three Rivers, went home to be with the Lord in the early hours of Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She was born on August 20, 1961 in Chicago, the daughter of Oscar and Estella (Flaggs) Moore. On September 29, 1984 Patricia married the love of her life Mark Ellis and had her son Mark Ellis, …

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Katherine White, 93

Katherine Louise White, age 93, died on Monday, June 3, 2019.. In accordance with Katherine’s wishes cremation will be conducted and services are pending at Hohner Funeral Home.

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Darla Ryan, 79

Darla M. Ryan, age 79, of Three Rivers passed away surrounded by her two daughters on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at her home. She was born in Chicago, IL on December 16, 1939 the daughter of Frances and Madge (Wisniewski) Ryan. Darla graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1957. She was employed for many years at …

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Mary Ann McElvain, 76

Mary Ann McElvain, age 76 of Three Rivers died Monday, June 3, 2019 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born in Battle Creek, MI on Sep. 1, 1942 the daughter of Marion and Ann (Miller) Hughes. She graduated from Colon High School with the Class of 1960. Mary Ann was married to Walter L. McElvain on May 11, …

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L.J. “Chris” Christopherson, 91

L.J. “Chris” Christopherson, age 91 of Centreville, died June 1, 2019 at Fairview Living Center.He was born on December 25, 1927 in Little Falls, MN, a son of James and Esther (Cherry) Christopherson. In 1954, Chris married Evelyn Lundberg, and later divorced.On October 14, 1972, he married Eleanor Waltz Shingledecker in Centreville. Chris retired from Viking RV in Centreville and …

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