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Lillian Swihart, 78

Lillian M. Swihart, 78, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday morning, July 11, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born Aug. 18, 1931, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Clarence and Lucile (Berry) Walters. Lillian was a lifelong Sturgis-area resident and a graduate of Brighton High School in Brighton, Ind., with the class of 1950. On Oct. …

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Maynard Edson, 82

Maynard J. Edson, 82, of White Pigeon, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at Three Rivers Health, following a short illness He was born Feb. 20, 1928, in LaGrange County, Ind., a son of Myrle J. and Lela Fae (Mock) Edson. He had been a resident of Fish Lake and White Pigeon all of his life. He was a 1946 graduate of Scott …

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Allan Knevels, 77

Allan Irving Knevels, 77, of Three Rivers, formerly of Des Plaines, Ill., passed away on Thursday, July 8, 2010 at Three Rivers Health following a lengthy and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was born on Oct. 22, 1932 in St. Joseph County the son of John C. and Edith V. (Blackstone) Knevels. Allan graduated from Three Rivers High School …

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David Huss, 69

David L. Huss, age 69, of Sturgis, passed away Friday, July 9, 2010, at the home of his niece in Schoolcraft. He was born June 7, 1941, in Sturgis, a son of the late Warren and Faye (Sunday) Huss. David was a lifelong Sturgis resident and member of the Eagles Lodge #1314 and the Loyal Order of Moose #574. For …

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James Fairchild, 89

James A. Fairchild, 89, of Three Rivers, passed away Friday, July 9, 2010, at Three Rivers Health. He was born April 6, 1921, on the family farm in Florence Township, a son of Ernest and Florence M. (Kelley) Fairchild. On May 20, 1948, he married Thelma Weber at the Centreville Presbyterian Church. Jim worked and operated the family farm until …

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Scott Kerchner, 62

A memorial service celebrating the life of Scott Brennan Kerchner will be held at 2 p.m. July 18 at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Scott Kerchner, 62, of Carolina Shores, N.C., died Tuesday, May 25, 2010. in the Brunswick Community Hospital. He was born April 28, 1948, in Sturgis, a son of James Kerchner …

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Marge Thiele, 90

Margaret (Marge) Frances Thiele, age 90, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, July 7, 2010, at Sturgis Hospital. She was born July 14, 1919, in Chicago, a daughter of the late Anthony L. and Margaret (Miller) Schuster. Marge started her career in Chicago, working as a secretary in an advertising agency. There, she met Frederic W. Thiele Sr. They were married …

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Joyce Sherry, 77

Joyce Sherry, 77, of Jones, MI, died Tuesday, 07-06-10 at her residence. Visitation will be at the Mater Funeral Home in Marcellus, MI, on Saturday, 07-10, from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M., when services will be held. Memorials may be directed to the West Michigan Cancer Center and the Newberg Fire and Ambulance Service.

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Barry Ivie, 58

Barry Ivie, age 58, of Mendon, passed away Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at his home following a battle with cancer. He was born in East Prairie, MO on December 9, 1951,  the son of  Ralph and Dema (Lane) Ivie. Barry graduated from East Prairie High School, MO in 1970. On May 18, 1987 he married Debbie Douglas in Three Rivers. Barry …

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Victoria Mayer, 55

Victoria L. Mayer, 55, of Three Rivers, died Saturday, July 3, 2010 in her home. She was born Dec. 3, 1954 in Niles and was a lifetime area resident. She married Larry Mayer on Jan 12, 1990 in their home, and he survives. She is also survived by two daughters, Brandi Hiemstra and Amanda Aldrich both at home; her mother, …

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