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James McKenzi, 67

James Stephen McKenzi, age 67, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Saturday afternoon, March 5, 2011, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born March 23, 1943, in Jonesboro, Ark., a son of Jim and Willodean (Swindle) McKenzie. Jim had resided in Sturgis since 1972 coming from White Pigeon where he had lived his early life and graduated from White …

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Thomas Hughes, 63

Thomas Lee Hughes, age 63, of Leonidas, died Saturday March 5, 2011, at Thurston Woods in Sturgis. He was born in Battle Creek, Mich., on March 9, 1947, the son of Samuel B. and Eddiess (Thomas) Hughes and was a lifetime resident of Leonidas. He graduated from Colon High School with the class of 1965 and had engaged in general …

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Amos Brigham Jr., 96

Amos L. Brigham Jr., 96, of Centreville, passed away Friday, March 4, 2011 at his home. He was born in Needham, Mass., on July 13, 1914, a son of Amos and Agnes (Graun) Brigham Sr. On April 8, 1961 he married Janice Sewards in Centreville. She preceded him in death Jan. 5, 2009. Amos retired from the Textile Industry in …

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Cory Alexander, 20

Cory V. Alexander, 20, of Mendon, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in Batavia Township. He was born in Kalamazoo on July 1, 1990 the son of Terry and Kelly (Miller) Alexander. He had been a lifetime resident of Mendon and member of the Mendon High School class of 2009. Cory was a loving and caring young man who …

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Hildegard Lewis, 60

Hildegard Lewis, age 60, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born Nov. 28, 1950, in Oggersheim, Germany, a daughter of the late Albert and Maria Metz. Hildegard had resided in Sturgis for the past 40 years, coming from Germany. On March 26, 1970, she married John Lewis in Oggersheim. She …

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Frances Asselin-Liggett, 72

Frances A. Asselin-Liggett, age 72, of Haslett, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 following a year-long battle with cancer. She was born in Detroit on Jan. 8, 1939 the daughter of Norman W. and Mary Ellen (Graves) McKinney. The family later moved to Kalamazoo where she attended Kalamazoo Central High School. Frances was first married to Harold Allen, and they had …

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Eugene Farnsworth, 79

Eugene (Gene) H. Farnsworth, age 79, passed away peacefully at Rose Arbor Hospice with his loving wife, Sandy, by his side on Feb. 27, 2011 after a long and hard fought battle with congestive heart failure. Gene was born Oct. 9, 1931 in Piedmont, South Dakota, the son of John and Elin (Bratt) Farnswoth. He graduated from Deadwood High School, …

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Kathryn Gasior, 86

Kathryn Hilda Gasior, age, 86, of Three Rivers, passed away at her home Friday, February 25, 2011. She was born January 9, 1925 in Mattawan, Mi, the daughter of John and Luella(Britton)Butler. Kathryn graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1942. In 1944 she married Melvin Jacobs who now lives in Florida. In 1974 she married John Gasior. Kathryn was …

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Harold Mann, 81

Harold Mann, 81, of Constantine, passed away peacefully early Friday morning after a long illness at the Clare Bridge Brookside Senior Living Center in Portage. He was born on Aug. 10, 1929 in Constantine the son of Owen Dale and Helen E. (McKee) Mann. Harold graduated from Constantine High School in 1948 and shortly after purchased his first farm. He …

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Shandi Kern, 15

Shandi Marie Kern, age 15, of Constantine, passed away Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. She was born on August 4, 1995 in Ann Arbor, the daughter of  Rondell Scott and Gayle (Neal) Kern..  Shandi attended Pathfinder Center in Centreville.   Shandi is survivied by her mother Gayle Kern and step-father Ken Sawyer, Constantine, father Rondell Scott …

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