Obituaries

Franklin Milliman, 58

Franklin L. (Frank) Milliman, age 58, of Burr Oak, passed away, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, with his family at his side, after an extended illness. Frank was born Jan. 21, 1953, in Three Rivers, a son to David L. and Rosella (Veon) Milliman. Frank had lived all of his life in the Colon and …

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Jacques Keeslar, 85

Jacques Myrle Keeslar, age 85, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 13, 2011, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born Nov. 28, 1925, in Sturgis, Mich., a son of the late Myrle and Lorena (Garman) Keeslar. Jacque had resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area his entire life and was a graduate of Burr Oak …

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Jimmy Trine, 58

James Phineas Trine II (Jimmy) passed on into Heaven at his home in Salem, Ore., on Sept. 27, 2010, of a heart attack. He was born Feb. 15, 1952, in Sturgis, Mich., to James Phineas Trine I and Barbara Ann (Halferty) Trine. Jimmy was a resident of Sturgis for many years, attending Sturgis High School. As a child he attended St. …

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Patricia Rishel, 66

Patricia June Rishel, Nov. 11, 1944 — Feb. 9, 2011, went home to be with Jesus. Chapel services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18 in Mount Everest Memorial Park, 3941 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo. Memorials may be directed to the St. Joseph County Grange Fair 4-H or the Heartland Hospice. Arrangements were handled by the Mater Funeral …

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Dorothy Zarem, 88

Dorothy M. Zarem, 88, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 at Heartland Healthcare Center, Three Rivers. She was born Oct. 12, 1922 in Lynch, Ky., the daughter of Andy and Jessie (Finch) Martin. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter, in 2003; son, Gary, in 2001; brother, Andy; sister, Irene. Dorothy enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and …

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Harold Schroeder, 67

Harold Albert Schroeder, age 67, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at his home. He was born March 31, 1943, in Sturgis, a son to the late Edwin and Lucile (Bowman) Schroeder. Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Army, earning the rank of corporal. In October of 1964, he married Marjorie E. Oxender in Sturgis. She preceded …

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Howard Kendrick, 84

Howard F. Kendrick Jr., 84, of Klinger Lake, White Pigeon, passed away early Friday morning, Feb.11, 2011 at Sturgis Hospital. He was born Aug. 8, 1926, in Springfield, Mass., a son of Howard and Agnes (Kaiser) Kendrick. Howard had resided in Sturgis since 1948, coming from Kalamazoo. He was a graduate of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where he received a …

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Jerry Dentler, 67

Gerald Dee “Jerry” Dentler, age 67, of Three Rivers, died late Wednesday Feb. 9, 2011 at the Three Rivers Health Emergency Room. He was born in Three Rivers on Jan. 2, 1944 the son of Riley Dee and Bertha (Vanett) Dentler. He attended Three Rivers Elementary and Mendon High School. Jerry was married to Sandra Jansen on Sep. 19, 1964; …

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Warren Mak, 76

Warren E. Mak, age 76, Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, February 6th, 2011 at his home. He was born in St. Joseph, Michigan on May 22, 1934, a son of Emil and Edna (Phiscator) Mak.. Warren graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1952. On May 16, 1953 he married Dorothy Schaefer in Baroda, MI. She preceded him in death …

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Betty Hunsberger, 93

Betty D. Hunsberger, age 93, of Holly, and formerly of Sturgis, died Feb. 4, 2011. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Dryer Funeral Home in Holly. Mrs. Hunsberger was born Jan. 12, 1918, in Bryant, Ind., a daughter of …

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