Obituaries

Robert Nugent, 92

Robert F. Nugent, age 92, of Virginia, and a former Sturgis resident and graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1937, passed away Sept. 2, 2011, in Fairfax, Va. A memorial funeral mass celebrating the life of Robert F. Nugent will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Father German …

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Elizabeth Brackett, 40

Elizabeth L. (Wood) Brackett, age 40, of Three Rivers, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek. She was born in Sturgis on Oct. 28, 1970, the daughter of Sharley and Mildred (Baney) Wood. Elizabeth attended Mendon Schools and received her Associates Degree from Glen Oaks Community College. She had been employed at Coachman …

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Marceline Edwards, 100

Marceline R. Edwards, age 100, formerly of Romeo, Washington, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. Private graveside services will be held Friday at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Local family include a daughter, Delores Keyser; a grandson, Robert (Susan) Leist; and a great-grandson, Trevor Leist. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hackman Family Funeral Home …

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Maxine Hershberger, 95

Maxine (Weldy) Hershberger, 95, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the home of her daughter/caregiver, Sharon Balyeat of White Pigeon, formerly of Nappanee, Ind. She was born June 17, 1916, in Milford, Ind., to Tim and Ella (Brenneman) Weldy. On Aug. 19, 1936, she married Clyde L. Hershberger, and he died Nov. 15, 2001. Surviving are daughters Carolyn (Glenn) …

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Carl Mercer, 70

Carl D. Mercer, age 70, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, October 17th, 2011 at the Sturgis Hospital. He was born in Constantine, MI on March 20, 1941, a son of Edgar “Sam” and June (Conder) Mercer. Carl attended school in Constantine. He worked as a self employed truck driver in the RV industry and also worked as a timber buyer. …

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Bud Wells, 86

Raymond Olen “Bud” Wells, age 86, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Saturday afternoon, Oct. 15, 2011, at Sturgis Hospital with his family at his bedside. He was born March 8, 1925, in St. Joseph County, a son of the late Olen and Margaret (Milliman) Wells. Bud was a lifelong Burr Oak and Sturgis area resident and a graduate of Burr Oak …

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Richard Clark, 75

Richard Lee Clark, age 75 of Mendon, died Saturday Oct. 15, 2011 at his home. He was born in Allen Park, MI on March 29, 1936 the son of George H. and Ida Marie (Bower) Clark. The family later moved to Mendon where Richard graduated from Mendon High School in 1954. He was married to Janice McVay in Vicksburg on …

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Jack Baldwin, 76

Jack L. Baldwin, age 76, of Sturgis, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Sturgis Hospital. He was born June 7, 1935, in Sturgis, a twin son of the late Charles E. and Fannie I. (Hudson) Baldwin. Jack had been a resident of Sturgis all his life, and had been employed by the Wood Inn and for many years at …

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Dennis Huyck, 68

Dennis G. Huyck, age 68, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at Rose Arbor of Kalamazoo, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 25, 1943 in Kalamazoo, MI., the son of Marlin W. and Genevieve (Cole) Huyck. Mr. Huyck graduated from Marcellus High School with the class of 1961. On June 24, …

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Jerry Krull, 88

Gerald “Jerry” Krull, 88, of Elkhart, Ind., died at 7:14 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born March 27, 1923 in Constantine to Joseph and Flora (Kinch) Krull. On Oct. 3, 1948 in Constantine he married Betty Johnson. She died on Nov. 30, 1992. On June 7, 1994 in Goshen he married Kathleen Stump. She …

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