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Cherryl Shull, 63

Cherryl A. Shull, 63, Syracuse, Ind., died Sunday, at her home after a 2 1/2 year illness. She was born Feb. 20, 1947, in Three Rivers, Mich., to Franklin Lutz of White Pigeon, Mich., and the late Beverly (Wilkins) Lutz. She married David Hayes on July 7, 1968 in White Pigeon. She then married David Shull on May 26, 2007 …

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Jean Maichen, 85

To our Mom with all our love, Jean L. Maichen passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2010, in Kalamazoo, Mich. She was born to John and Elizabeth Kosieracki on May 3, 1925, in Chicago. A loving wife and mother, she was preceded in death by her husband, John F. Maichen, and son Robert Maichen. She is survived by her children, John …

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Willa Barnett, 84

Willa Maxine Barnett, 84, of Sturgis, died Wednesday, Aug. 18. 2010, at Thurston Woods Village following a short illness. She was born Nov. 11, 1925, in LaGrange County, Ind., a daughter to Albert and Sarah (Hattie) (Antonides) Lytle. On July 1, 1950, she married Goble (Joe) Barrett in LaGrange County, Ind. She was a Sturgis resident for 60 years, coming from LaGrange, Ind. …

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John Cleland, 50

  John Michael Cleland, age 50, of Jones, MI. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at his home surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on Jan. 23, 1960 in Three Rivers, MI. the son of James O. and Marguerite (Davis) Cleland. John was employed by Asplund for many years as an Arborist …

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Hazel Bourdo, 84

Hazel L. Bourdo of Sturgis, Mich., died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. Mrs. Bourdo was born Nov. 7, 1925, in Elkhart, Ind., the daughter of Robert and Ardath (Reed) Crabtree. She is survived by her son, Dan (Peggy) Bourdo of Ohio; daughters, Judy (Wayne) Whistler of Constantine, Janet (John) Donaldson of Constantine, Ardath Skinner of Flint, Cinda Wilson of Kalamazoo, Dianna …

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Kathyleen Russell, 58

Kathleen Kay (Kelly) Russell, 58, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away Aug. 10, 2010, in Key West, Fla., after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. Kathy was born April 8, 1952 in Three Rivers, Mich., the daughter of Colon and Marie (Ruple) Kelly. Kathy graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1970. She went on to Glen Oaks Community College and graduated …

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Dewey King, 60

  Dewey L. King, age 60, of Three Rivers, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 17th, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on Feb. 28, 1950 in Elkhart, IN., the son of Dewey E. and Myra E. (Sanford) King. Dewey served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  He was employed for …

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Frederick Stears, 85

Frederick F. Stears, 85, of Featherstone Road, Constantine, died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at his home. He was born Jan. 11, 1925, in Goshen, Ind., a son to Frederick S. and Hazel (Auble) Stears. He lived all his life in the Constantine area. He was a graduate of Constantine High School in 1942 and was known as “Moose,” for his high …

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Beverly Reed, 80

Beverly Pauline Reed, 80, of Three Rivers, passed away early Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 at Bronson Methodist Hospital following a brief illness. She was born on Feb. 6, 1930 in Three Rivers, the daughter of Harold C. and Leita I. (Decker) Abel. Mrs. Reed graduated from Three Rivers High School and married her late husband, Donald A. Reed, on Oct. …

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Vincent Lash, 84

Vincent Eugene Lash, 84, of Bronson, passed away Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010 at Sturgis Hospital. He was born Nov. 11, 1925 in Leonidas to Willie and Marie Lash. On Nov. 13, 1943 he married Marilyn June Waldron. He worked for Clark Equipment Company for 30 years in addition to taking care of a small farm. After retirement he and Marilyn …

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