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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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Donald Wyant, 64

Donald Paul Wyant Sr.age 64, of Sherwood, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, unexpectedly at his home. Don was born in Jay County, Ind., Oct. 15, 1946, a son of the late Chelsea and Margaret (Rudy) Wyant. Don had lived most of his life in the Colon area, graduating from Colon High School with the Class of 1964. He had …

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Steven Lisek, 84

Steven Louis Lisek, 84, of Three Rivers, died at 2:43 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010 in Riverview Manor, Three Rivers, following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 1, 1926 in South Bend, Ind. to the late Hattie (Kalamaja) and Stephen Lisek. On June 18, 1949 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, South Bend, Ind. he married Bette Burke who survives. …

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Garth Greenwald, 60

Garth A. Greenwald, age 60, of Leonidas, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at his home. Garth was born Aug. 14, 1950, in Reed City, a son of the late Walter and Louise (Sims) Greenwald. Garth had lived all of his life in the Leonidas and Colon area, graduating from Colon High School with the class of 1968. On …

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Tracy Stone, 91

Edwin “Tracy” Stone, age 91, of Sturgis, and a former longtime Burr Oak resident, passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 1, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born Aug. 19, 1919 in Burr Oak, Michigan a son of the late Edwin B. and Carrie Stone. Tracy was raised in Burr Oak, where he graduated from Burr Oak High …

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Jack Skinner, 74

Jack D. Skinner, 74, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, Oct. 31, 2010 at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1936, in Buchanan, a son of the late Ralph and Catherine (Watry) Skinner. Jack had resided in Sturgis most of his life. On Sept. 22, 1956, he married Carola Glasgow at the First Baptist Church in Sturgis. For …

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Ted Barrone, 44

Theodore W. “Ted” Barrone, Jr., age 44 of Mendon, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 at his home. He was born in Three Rivers on June 15, 1966 the son of Theodore W. and Linda Lou (Ward) Barrone. Ted graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1984 and later joined the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Korea. …

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Loretta Bale, 78

Loretta Bale, of White Pigeon, Mich., passed away Friday afternoon, Oct. 29, 2010, at Borgess Medical Center after a courageous two and half year battle with lung cancer. She was born in Grand Junction, Mich., on Oct. 19, 1932, to Elmer and Alice Thompson of Fennville, Mich. Loretta graduated from Fennville High School in 1951. She married Ned Bale of …

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Edward Oakes, 72

Edward E. Oakes, Age 72, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at Sturgis Hospital. He was born Nov. 8, 1937, in Elkhart, Ind., a son to Samuel and Ruth Jane (Cripe) Oakes. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Army and has been a resident of Sturgis since 1973 previously living in Elkhart, Ind. On Jan. 15, 1972, …

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