Obituaries

John Miller, 80

John Miller, age 80, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Saturday morning February 26, 2011 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born April 1, 1930 in Elkhart, Indiana a son of the late John and Lillian (Hall) Miller. Due to the death of his mother when John was just 14 months old he was raised by his …

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Delores Moyer, 61

Delores Teresa Moyer, age 61, of Leonidas, died Tuesday Feb. 22, 2011 at Borgess Medical in Kalamazoo. She was born on June 27, 1949 the daughter of Robert D. and Vera J. (Stolp) Truckey and was a lifetime resident of Leonidas. She was married to Claude “Ron” Moyer on Nov. 11, 1967 in Sherwood. Delores had worked at T-H Plastics …

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Paul Brothers, MD, 85

Paul L. Brothers, age 85, of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 22, 2011, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born Jan. 9, 1926, in Lawrenceville, Ill., to Lester and Edith Brothers. From 1944 to 1946, he held the rank of ETM2C in the U.S. Navy. On Dec. 27, 1952, he married Barbara Johnson. He was a graduate …

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Jeff Hemenway, 45

Jeffrey Neale “Jeff” Hemenway, age 45, of Three Rivers, died Monday Feb. 21, 2011 at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Three Rivers on Aug. 18, 1965 the son of Ralph and Donna (Happel) Hemenway. Jeff attended Mendon High School and served in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas. He was …

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Victor Kosloski, 79

Victor R. Kosloski, 79, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday morning, Feb.20, 2011, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Alpena, a son of the late Peter and Adeline (Summerfield) Kosloski. Mr. Kosloski had resided in Sturgis since 1953, coming from Alpena. Vic was a building contractor, building many homes in Sturgis and the surrounding …

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Ethel Knauss, 89

Ethel O. Knauss, age 89, of Constantine, died Sunday Feb. 20, 2011, at the Three Rivers Health Hospice Suite. She was born Sept. 21, 1921, in Martin, Ky., a daughter of John B. and Fannie M. (Porter-Frazier) Harris, and attended school there. She had worked as a salesperson both down South, and at the Sears Department Store in Three Rivers. …

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Jo Meyers, 77

Jorene June “Jo” Meyers, age 77, of Klinger Lake, White Pigeon, passed away early Thursday evening, Feb. 17, 2011, at Matthew 7:7 Adult Foster Care Home in White Pigeon. She was born June 11, 1933, in Ann Arbor, a daughter of the late Paul and Velma (McNutt) Croy. Jo had resided in the Sturgis and White Pigeon area for the …

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Gertrude Hackenberg, 92

Gertrude Agnes Hackenberg, 92, of Three Rivers, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at Three Rivers Health. She was born March 29, 1918 in Bristol, Ind., the daughter of Henry and Stella (Fisher) Detwiler. Gertrude graduated from Bristol High School, Bristol, Ind., in 1937. On Oct. 11, 1947 she was married to Walter Allen Hackenberg at St. Paul’s Evangelical …

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Jane Haas, 91

Jane Haas, age 91, of Mendon, died Saturday Feb. 19, 2011 at her home following a long illness. She was born in Mendon on May 9, 1919 the daughter of Carl and Florence (White) Heiney and was a lifetime resident of Mendon. She graduated from Mendon High School with the class of 1938. Jane was married to Terrence “Ted” Haas …

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John Christensen, 86

John R. Christensen, 86 of Dade City, Fla., formerly of Sturgis, passed away Feb. 4, 2011. He was born Aug. 5, 1925, a son of Fred and Eva (Owen) Christensen. On Oct. 15, 1946, he married Retha B. Perrin. She died Sept. 9, 1994. In 1996, he married Grace who survives in Dade City. He was a veteran of the …

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