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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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Treva Sample, 88

Treva L. Sample, 88, of Riverside Drive, Mottville Township, White Pigeon, died Friday, Oct. 29 2010, at her home following an extended illness. She was born May 9, 1922, in East Gilead, Mich., a daughter to William and Ilah (Hamilton) Graham. She had lived in the White Pigeon and Mottville area most of her life. On July 24, 1950, she married …

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Allen Hines, 79

Allen Eugene Hines, age 79 of rural Three Rivers, died peacefully Friday Oct. 29, 2010 surrounded by family at his Portage Lake home. He was born in Connersville, IN on Oct. 11, 1931 the son of Frank and Lillian (Coby) Hines. After parochial school, Al joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea, Japan, and Hawaii. He was married to …

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Marsha Reed, 56

Marsha  Lynn (Liggett) Reed,  age 56, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at her home. She was born in South Bend, Indiana on April 8, 1954, a daughter of Duwaine and JoAnn (Sheffield) Liggett. Marsha graduated from North Liberty High School in 1972, and from the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1975.  Marsha worked at …

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