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Susan Steffey, 71

Susan Alice Steffey, age 71 of Mendon, died Friday May 28, 2010 at her home. She was born in Grosse Pointe, MI on Aug. 1, 1938 the daughter of Ivan and Marjorie (Gooch) Misener. She graduated from Pontiac High School in 1956. She was married to Herbert Steffey on Sep. 11, 1959 in Pontiac. They continued to reside in suburban …

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Neal Bontrager, 72

Cornelius J. “Neal” Bontrager, 72, of 68884 Fairview Drive, White Pigeon, died Tuesday, May 25, 2010, while fishing on Lake Wahbememe. He was born Oct. 26, 1937, in Centreville, a son of John and Elizabeth (Mullett) Bontrager. He had been a resident of the White Pigeon area since 1991, coming from Edwardsburg. On July 29, 1973, he married Betty M. (McClain) Oswalt in Elkhart, …

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Scott Kerchner, 62

Scott Brennan Kerchner, 62, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died Tuesday, May 25, 2010. in the Brunswick Community Hospital. Born on April 28, 1948, in Sturgis, Mich., a son of James Kerchner and the late Barbara Brennan Kerchner. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his step-brother, Lee Lahmeyer. He retired from IBM and was currently a broker/real estate …

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Geneva Roberts, 87

Geneva E. Roberts, 87, of Sturgis, passed away Monday evening, May 25, 2010, at the Sturgis Hospital emergency room. She was born July 9, 1922, in Litchfield, Ky., a daughter of the late Fletcher and Anna (Dennis) Mercer. Mrs. Roberts had resided in Sturgis since 1947. Her early childhood was spent in Kentucky. On Dec. 14, 1941, she married Eugene …

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Eunice LeClair, 98

Eunice (Reed-Frederick) LeClair, age 98, of Sturgis, died late Monday, May 24, 2010, at Thurston Woods, where she had resided the past eight months. She was born Dec. 27, 1911, in Nappanee, Ind., a daughter of Grover C. and Elizabeth (Peppinger) Reed. Eunice was a homemaker who enjoyed baking for her family. She was a member of the Sturgis Church …

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Toni Shank, 62

Antonette “Toni” Shank, 62, of Howe, Ind., died Monday, May 24, 2010, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange, Ind. Mrs. Shank moved from Norfolk, Va., to LaGrange County in October 1969. She was a homemaker and attained the second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Mrs. Shank was born Sept. 1, 1947, in Houston to Jerry and Marie (Gouras) Logaras. …

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David Davenport, 28

David Michael Davenport, age 28, of Moreno Valley, Calif., and formerly of Bronson, died Thursday, May 20, 2010, in Loma Linda University Medical Center from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Colton, Calif. He was bon in Kalamazoo, Mich., on March 8, 1982, the son of Danny and Claudia (Abler) Davenport. David grew up in Bronson where he graduated …

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Caplin Moran, 22

Caplin Joseph Moran, 22, of Centreville, Mich., passed away early Friday morning, May 21, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1987, in Sturgis, Mich., a son to Joseph and Dawn (Shears) Moran. Caplin had resided in Sturgis most of his life and attended Sturgis Public Schools. He was a self employed tattoo artist and enjoyed hunting and …

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Donnie Parrish, 58

Donnie Lee Parrish, age 58, of Sikeston, Missouri, passed away May 19, 2010, after a battle with cancer. He was born in Pontiac, Mich., Feb. 23, 1952, to parents Mary Kathleen Parrish Burmeister and Norman Earl Parrish (Deceased). Donnie graduated from Pontiac Northern High School. After high school, Donnie joined the U.S. Army and spent time in Korea. He married …

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Bud Krontz, 60

Floyd D. “Bud” Krontz, age 60, of Burr Oak, Mich., passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010, at his home. He was born Oct. 23, 1949, in Fort Riley, Kan., a son to the late Charles R. and Dessie C. (Keith) Krontz. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam. Bud has been a resident of Burr Oak …

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