Obituaries

Richard Nottoli, 79

Richard Peter Nottoli, 79, of White Pigeon, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at his home after an extended illness. He was born May 10, 1931, in Chicago, a son of Peter and Ruth (Nelson) Nottoli. He also lived in Bangor and Detroit, and the White Pigeon area since July 1945. He was a 1950 graduate of White Pigeon High School. He was a …

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Joy Hunt, 87

Joy (Briggs) Hunt, age 87, of Klinger Lake in White Pigeon, died peacefully on Feb. 3, 2011, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo after a short illness, with her family gathered around her. Joy was born Oct. 9, 1923, in Wilmington, Del., the third child of Walter and Edythe (Fulton) Briggs. She grew up in Philadelphia and attended Wilson College …

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Raymond McGlothlen, 81

Raymond Edgar McGlothlen, age 81, of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Quincy, MI. on Nov. 24, 1929 the son of Edwin and Florine (McConnell) McGlothlen. Ray grew up and worked in the Quincy, Coldwater and Kalamazoo areas. He served his country in the U.S. …

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Fitz Coghlin, 90

Fitzmaurice Coghlin Jr. died Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. He was born in Worcester MA on February 12, 1920, the son of Fitzmaurice Coghlin Sr. and Etta Wood. He graduated from Shrewsbury High School in 1938 and studied metallurgy at the University of Texas. Fitz moved to Three Rivers MI in 1953 and became president and owner of Dock Foundry Company. …

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Lee Schwenk, 85

Lee G. Schwenk, 85, of Portage, and formerly of Leonidas, passed away Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011. Lee was born April 6, 1925, in Leonidas, the only son of Jacob and Elva (Krupp) Schwenk. He graduated from Colon High School in 1943, Western Michigan University in 1949, and took classes at Indiana University. During World War II, he served his country …

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David Frays, 76

David Wayne Frays, age 76, of Centreville, passed away Monday, January 31, 2011 at Three Rivers Health. He was born in Sturgis, on December 28, 1934,  a son of  Arthur and Velma (Fry) Frays. David attended Centreville schools. On June 27, 1954 he married Johnlynne Yvonne Sams in Centreville. They made their home in Centreville for all but the time spent …

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Nancy Thoms, 70

Nancy Annabelle (Pridgeon) Thoms, age 70, went home to be with her Lord at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. She had been fighting a long battle with breast cancer. Nancy was born Nov. 24, 1940, in Sturgis, a daughter of Ernest and Josephine (Roberts) Pridgeon. On July 3, 1981, she married Fred M. Thoms in Sturgis. They were married …

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Lynn Norris, 52

Lynn D. Norris, age 52, of Burr Oak, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. Lynn was born March 18, 1958, in Sturgis, a son of Shirley and Kay (Parlin) Norris. Lynn grew up in Sturgis, graduating from Sturgis High School with the class of 1976. He had also lived in Burr Oak and Leonidas. On Jan. …

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Casey Starks, 17

Casey Richard Starks, age 16, of Bronson, Michigan passed away Friday evening January 28, 2011 in Sturgis Township due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born October 29, 1994 in Sturgis, Michigan the only child of Gerald and Lori (Wotta) Starks. Casey was a lifelong Bronson resident. He was currently a member of the Junior Class at Bronson …

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JoAnn Proctor, 62

JoAnn Proctor, age 62, of Sturgis, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Friday morning January 28, 2011 at her home. She was born May 3, 1948 in Sturgis, Michigan a daughter of Harold and Kathleen (Darby) Newman. JoAnn had resided most of her life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1966. She continued her …

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