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Marlan Benthin, 83

Marlan J. Benthin, 83, of Marcellus, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 13, 2010 at his residence following an illness. He was born June 5, 1927 in Schoolcraft, the son of Wilfred and Mary E. (Pursel) Benthin. On Sept. 15, 1950 in Schoolcraft he married Ilene A. (Inman) Benthin who survives. He has lived at his present residence for the past …

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Helen Lyons, 79

Helen Frances Lyons, 79, of Sturgis, died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at her home, after an extended illness. She was born June 5, 1931, in Sturgis, a daughter of Fred and Alma (Brothers) Holtz. She was a 1949 graduate of Sturgis High School. She had lived in the Sturgis area all her life. She owned the family farm for the past …

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Connie Parish, 40

Connie Marie Parish, age 40, of Sturgis, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 13, 2010, at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Community in Centreville. She was born June 11, 1970, in LaGrange, Ind., to Elwood and Jean (Klopfenstein) Burger. Connie had lived her entire life in the LaGrange and Sturgis area. She graduated from Lakeland High School with the class of …

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Robert Dunham Sr., 75

Robert W. Dunham Sr., age 75, of Constantine, passed away  Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at his home.  He was born in Kalamazoo, on April 21, 1935,  a son of Clyde and Norma Dunham.  Robert served in the U.S. Army  during the Korean War. On January 11, 1955,  Robert married Betty McArthur in LaGrange, IN. She preceded him in death October …

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Missy Spooner, 31

Marissa R. Spooner, 31, beloved daughter of Frank Cipriano and Nancy (Walter) Watson, sister of Joseph Cipriano and loving mother of Abigail Butler, passed away November 8, 2010 at Battle Creek Health System. She was born March 9, 1979 in Kalamazoo and graduated from Three Rivers High School. She married Jeffery Spooner on January 27, 2006 and he preceded her …

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Jeanette Riley, 63

Jeanette Riley, age 63 of Portage and formerly of Mendon, died Saturday at the Rose Arbor Hospice Residence. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 20, 2010 at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon where the family will receive friends for 1 hour prior to services. Interment of ashes will follow at St. Edward Cemetery, followed by a luncheon …

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James Levandoski, 76

James Anthony Levandoski, age 76, of Three Rivers, passed away on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at the Fairview Living Center after a brief illness. He was born on July 25, 1934 in LaPorte, Indiana the son of Anthony and Evelyn (Metz) Levandoski. Mr. Levandoski graduated from LaPorte High School in 1953. James enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and proudly …

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Bing Bingaman, Jr. 73

Clifford E. “Bing” Bingaman, Jr. , age 73, of Constantine passed away Saturday, November 13th, 2010 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Three Rivers, MI on April 2, 1937,  one of six sons, to Clifford  and Jane  (Truckey) Bingaman, Sr. He attended Canada Corners Country School and Mendon schools and later was a member of …

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Wanda Poole, 94

Wanda E. Poole, age 94, formerly of Albion, died Wednesday Nov. 10, 2010 in Rochester, NY. She was born in Akron, IN on Nov. 5, 1916 the daughter of the late Russell and Hazel (Tullis) Rader. She moved to Michigan with her family in 1926. Wanda worked for the Upjohn Co. and Ford Motor Co. while living in Ohio, and …

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Kurt Frohriep, 47

Kurt Robert Frohriep, age 47, of Mendon, passed away unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. He was born July 27, 1963, in Sturgis, a son of Harold L. and Janice (Besser) Frohriep. Kurt graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1981 and received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. He just recently moved to Mendon …

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