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Leona Wegner, 97

Leona Elizabeth Wegner, age 97, of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2010, at Sturgis Hospital. Leona was born Aug. 25, 1912, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late August and Ella (Schweder) Siefert. On Nov. 24, 1934, she married Harold C. Wegner in Sturgis. He preceded her in death on May 2, 2000. Leona was a homemaker and had …

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Edith Rivers, 45

Edith Renee’ (McGowan) Rivers, 45, of Three Rivers, formerly of Chicago, went to be with her Lord early Friday morning, July 23, 2010 after a year-long battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 3, 1965 in Chicago, Ill. Edie, as she was affectionately known, was the second child born to Robert Joseph McGowan Sr. and Sylvia Brookens McGowan. On …

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Charlie Thompson, 69

Charlie Harley Thompson, age 69, of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 at his home surrounded by family following a lengthy illness. He was born in Dalton, Georgia on January 5, 1941 the son of John C. and Mary Magline (Fowler) Thompson. Charlie has been a resident of Three Rivers for over forty years. He was employed for …

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Frances Frohriep, 83

Frances P. Frohriep, 83, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday morning, July 25, 2010, at the Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, Ind. She was born April 3, 1927, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Edward and Hazel (Cady) Persing. Frances had resided in Sturgis most of her life. She was a dedicated mother and homemaker and enjoyed gardening and collecting …

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Mary Weiderman, 95

Mary Jofred Christine Weiderman, 95, of Sturgis, owner and operator with her husband of Weiderman Fruit Farm in Sturgis for 52 years, went to be with her Lord on Saturday evening, July 24, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born May 2, 1915, in Summit, N.J., a daughter of the late E.G. and Lilly (Alfsen) Dillon. Mary …

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Fannie Chupp, 95

Fannie H. Chupp, 95, of Sturgis, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:20 a.m. Monday at her home. She was born July 17, 1915, in Shipshewana, Ind., to Harvey and Lovina (Kauffman) Kauffman. On Nov. 7, 1936, she married Levi S. Chupp. He died March 3, 1990. She was a homemaker and a past member of the …

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Rose DuClos, 100

Rose (Kambol) DuClos, age 100, of Sturgis, passed away early Sunday morning, July 25, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Jan. 2, 1910, in South Bend, Ind., a daughter of the late Tony and Mary (Critolli) Kambol. Rose had resided most of her life in Sturgis, and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the …

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Fred Robinson, M.D., 91

Fred W. Robinson, M.D., 91, retired surgeon, died Monday, July 12, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at St. James Episcopal Church Chapel, 3750 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kan. Fred was born May 9, 1919, in Sturgis, to Fred W. Robinson, M.D., and Mildred C. Robinson. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 …

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Richard Everett, 52

Richard L. Everett, age 52, of Constantine left us to be with his Lord on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010. He was at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.  He was born in Three Rivers  on December 11, 1957,  a son of  Louis F. and Patricia (Dimmick) Everett.   He lived all his life in St. Joseph County.  Rick attended school in Centreville …

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Louis Kai, 79

Louis W. Kai, 79, of Sturgis, died peacefully at his home Friday, July 23, 2010, after an extended illness. He was born March 29, 1931, in Kalamazoo, a son of Harold and Inez (Hodgman) Kai. He had been a resident of Middle Lake in Sturgis for 23 years, coming from Marcellus. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean …

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