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Helen Dwyer, 92

Helen G. Dwyer, age 92, of Colon, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers. Helen was born Oct. 25, 1918, in Chicago, a daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Kubiak) Jasiczek. On June 13, 1940, she married William E. Dwyer in Chicago. He preceded her in death Nov. 3, 1993. Helen had …

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Stanley Zimmerman, 80

Stanley Eugene Zimmerman Jr., 80, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, 2010, at his home, while being cared for by his family, as were his wishes. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. A procession to Oak Lawn Cemetery in …

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Lawrence Sullivan, 81

Lawrence Douglas Sullivan, 81, of Three Rivers, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 at the Heartland Health Care Center. He was born on Nov. 29, 1928 in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of Alfred D. and Ruby (Hoggart) Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan has been a long time resident of Three Rivers. He was employed in the Shipping/Receiving Dept. for Continental Can …

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Betty Dunn, 82

Betty Louise (Peek) Dunn died Nov. 5, 2010 at the age of 82 with expert, compassionate care at the Rose Arbor Hospice Care Center in Kalamazoo. She was born March 6, 1928 in her family farmhouse in Centreville, the daughter of Frank and Mildred (Cavanaugh) Peek. Seven decades ago, during the height of WWII, Betty wanted to become a registered …

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James Chess, 45

JAMES THOMAS CHESS, 45, of Coldwater, Michigan, passed away early Monday morning November 8, 2010 in the 1800 block of S. Centerville Road in Sturgis due to injuries sustained in a pedestrian truck accident. He was born July 6, 1965 in Cadillac, Michigan a son of the late Thomas and Suzy (Gately) Chess. James was a lifelong Coldwater resident and a …

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Joann Newman, 81

JOANN NEWMAN, 81, of Colon, Michigan passed away early Saturday morning November 6, 2010 at the Fairview Living Centre in Centreville, Michigan. She was born March 9, 1929 in Minnesota a daughter of the late John and Bertha (Lindquist) Shobe. JoAnn had resided in Colon for the past two years coming from Burnsville, Minnesota. On August 30, 1947 she married Albert …

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Jerry Overweg, 57

Jerry Lee Overweg, age 57 of Vicksburg, died Wednesday Nov. 3, 2010 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was born in Zeeland, MI on Jan. 13, 1953 the son of Elmer and Stella (Steigenhuis) Overweg. He attended school in Zeeland and later graduated from Holland Christian High School with the Class of 1971. His first marriage …

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Nedra Wolfe, 89

Nedra L. Wolfe, age 89, of Leonidas, passed away, Sunday, November 7, 2010, at the Birch Adult Foster Care Home in Leonidas. Nedra was born April 9, 1921, in LaGrange, Ind., a daughter to the late Earl and Elta (Mehl) Norris. Nedra grew up in the Shipshewana, Ind., area, graduating from Shipshewana High School. She later continued her education at …

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Nettie McGill, 87

Nettie Harriet McGill, 87, of Sturgis, passed away Nov. 6, 2010, at Birches Adult Foster Care in Leonidas, Mich. Nettie was born March 17, 1923, in Colon, the daughter of Irvin and Eunice (Snook) Wagner. She graduated from Colon High School. She married Carl McGill in 1942. He preceded her in death March of 2000. She was a member of …

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Walt Westgate, 90

Walter “Walt” Grant Westgate, age 90, of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Walt was born Nov. 7, 1919, in Cassopolis, a son of Owen and Mary (Wagner) Westgate. Walt spent his life in Cass County before moving to Three Rivers. He worked for American Coach Co. in Cassopolis, …

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