Obituaries

Helen Pettit, 90

Helen B. Pettit, age 90, of Montpelier, Ohio, and formerly of Edwardsburg, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. Services will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Peak Cemetery in Florence Township.

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Nola McCreery, 74

Nola Marie “Mimi” Lane McCreery, age 74, of Three Rivers, passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Borgess Medical Center. The family will have a memorial service at noon Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Temple Baptist Church in Three Rivers, with Pastor Bill Rose officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will take place …

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Tom White, 80

Thomas G. White, age 80, of White Pigeon, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. He was born May 1, 1939, in Sturgis, a son of Harold and Mary (Klapp) White. Tom lived in Fawn River Village until he was married, then moved to White Pigeon, where he lived the rest of his life. He was a graduate of Sturgis High School …

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Lee Hammond, 78

Francis Lee Hammond, age 78, of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born Dec. 11, 1941, in Clinton County, a son of the late Cecil James and Ellen (Hoy) Hammond. Lee resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area most of his life. He had been employed as a painter at …

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William Salisbury, 74

William Charles Salisbury, age 74, died on Monday, December 23, 2019. In accordance with family wishes, cremation will be conducted and a celebration of William’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Hohner Funeral Home.

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Johnny Fonseca, Sr., 73

Johnny Fonseca, Sr. age 73 of Marcellus passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Mercedes, Texas on December 16, 1946 the son of Domingo Fonseca and Guadalupe (Vega) Fonseca. On November 14, 1975, in St. Joseph, Michigan he married Kathryn Ferrel who survives. Johnny was a General Laborer working for …

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Pauline Cline, 77

Johnnie Pauline Cline, age 77, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, on Monday, December 23, 2019. Pauline was born March 24, 1942 in Casa, Arkansas, the daughter of Percy O’Dell and Maddie (Ball) Crawford. She was a homemaker, and was employed as a laborer at Per Pack and at Federal Mogul. She was past …

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Richard Darlison, 72

Richard John Darlison, age 72, of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2019, at Grace Healthcare in Three Rivers.  He was born on January 28, 1947, in Three Rivers, the son of the late Stuart and Wanetta (Hackenberg) Darlison. Richard worked as a switchman for GTE for 32-years, retiring at the age of 50. He went on to …

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Bob Kelley, 87

Robert A. Kelley, age 87, of Sturgis, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his home.  Bob was born in Sturgis on January 9, 1932, a son of Howard and Dorothy (Summerlott) Kelley.  He graduated from Centreville High School in 1950 and went on to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1956 during the Korean War.  Bob was …

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Gisela Androsky, 86

Gisela A. Androsky, age 86, of Mendon, died on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019 at Grace Healthcare with family and friends at her side. She was born in Berlin, Germany on Sep. 7, 1933 the daughter of Wilhelm F. and Charlotte (Schroder) Wittkowski. She was married to Robert L. Androsky on June 30, 1956 in St. Edward Catholic Church ion Mendon. …

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