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Julie Bontrager, 69

Julie Sue Bontrager, devoted and loving wife, mother of two, and grandmother of three, passed away at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Alpharetta, Ga., at age 69. Julie was born Oct. 29, 1949, in Sibley, Iowa. She attended Zeelend High School in Michigan and married Levi B. Bontrager on Sept. 16, 1969, in Allendale, Mich. Julie operated a …

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Robert Snyder Jr., 58

Robert Cameron Snyder, Jr., age 58, of Three Rivers, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday,  January 9, 2019. He was born on December 10, 1960 the son of Robert and Donna (Fleet) Snyder, Sr. in Detroit. Robert was raised in Kalamazoo and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School with the class of 1979. Memories of Robert will …

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Geraldine Humes, 83

Jerelene “Geraldine” Beatrice Humes, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 at her home surrounded by her beloved family.  She was born on Dec. 24, 1935 in Stanton, Alabama, the daughter of the late Thomas and Christiana (Harville) Shelton. Mrs. Humes has been a long time resident of Three Rivers where she owned and operated Jeri’s …

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Glenn Miller, 72

Glenn Eugene Miller, age 72, of Constantine, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home. He was born July 19, 1946 in Goshen, son of the late Willis and Susen (Bontrager) Miller. Glenn resided in Constantine since May of 1972 coming from Burr Oak. His early life was lived in Fairview, Michigan where he was a graduate of Fairview …

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Floyd Hodges, 97

Floyd G. Hodges, age 97, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at Sturgis Hospital. Floyd was born Dec. 3, 1921, in Cowan, Tenn., a son of the late Howard E. and Effie J. (Grandstaff) Hodges. Floyd grew up in Colon, graduating from Colon High School with the class of 1942. He moved to Sturgis in 1948. On Sept. …

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Jim Shidaker, 88

James O. Shidaker, age 88, of Constantine. passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Three Rivers Health. He was born February 1, 1930 in Plymouth, IN, a son of Lert & Lodema (Aldifor) Shidaker. Jim served in the US Army in the Korean War from 1951 – 1953. On February 23, 1991 he married Joyce Howard at Zion Lutheran Church …

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Paul Romig, 71

Paul LaVern Romig, age 71, of Three Rivers, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 at his home following a long illness. He was born in Battle Creek on Dec. 17, 1947 the son of Arthur L. and Doris (Rupert) Romig. He was married to Barbara Jean Richardson on July 12, 1971 in Schoolcraft. They have resided in Three Rivers the past …

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Jean Kline, 95

Jean I. Kline, age 95, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday afternoon, Jan. 5, 2018, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born July 29, 1923 in Iron River, a daughter of the late Harold and Clara (Asplund) Sensiba. Jean resided in Sturgis since 1947, coming from Land O’ Lakes, Wis. On April 29, 1944, she married Paul H. Kline …

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Darryl Longieliere, 72

Darryl Francis Longieliere, age 72, of Sturgis, passed away early Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2019, at his home, following a long battle with heart disease. He was born Dec. 22, 1946, in Lansing, a son of the late Frances and Dorotha (Norris) Longieliere. Darryl resided his entire life in the Michiana area, the past 25 years in Sturgis. He was …

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Rudy Boals, 87

Rudolph Joseph “Rudy” Boals, age 87, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2019, at his home. He was born June 28, 1931, in Sturgis, son of the late Rudolph William and Bessie Elizabeth (Brabant) Boals. Rudy resided most of his life in Sturgis with the exception of the lime he lived in South Haven during his teen years. …

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