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Bernadine Strange, 89

Bernadine E. Strange, age 89, of Sturgis, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at her home. She was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Mansfield, Ohio, a daughter of the late Harry and Helen (Mockelan) Barr. Bernadine grew up in Mansfield, and later moved with her family to the Colon and Sturgis area and then to Delton, where she owned and …

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Eunice Jones, 90

Eunice R. Jones, age 90, formerly of Colon, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, in Traverse City. Eunice was born March 27, 1919, a daughter to the late Clyde and Armanda (Wilson) Brouse. She married Milton R. Cattell in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1952. She later married Gordon L. Jones in LaGrange, Ind., on March 4, 1955. …

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Wanda Cooper, 50

Wanda Lou Cooper, 50, of Colon, died unexpectedly Oct. 10, 2009, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born Jan. 22, 1959, in LaGrange, Ind., a daughter of Otho and Mary (Cantrell) Burnett. She was a resident of the Colon area for many years. She worked as a housecleaner and was employed in recreational vehicle manufacturing. She was a member of …

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Rosemary Juday, 86

Rosemary Juday, 86, of Elkhart, Ind., and formerly of White Pigeon, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Elkhart General Hospital, after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 1, 1923, in Goshen, Ind., a daughter of Walter and Edith (Kneopper) Grover. She lived most of her life in northern Indiana and southern Michigan. She married Marion L. Judy. He preceded her …

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Maxine Lang, 86

Maxine A. Lang, age 86 of Centreville, died Monday Oct. 12, 2009 at her home following a long illness. She was born in Louisville, KY on April 2, 1923 the daughter of Walter James and Alice Hilda (Kessler) Morris. Following high school, Maxine served in the U.S. Army before attending the University of Indiana. Maxine was married to Robert Salesman …

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Willard Flach, 83

Willard Flach, age 83 of Mendon, died Tuesday Oct. 6, 2009 at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers where he had resided the past 4 years. He was born in Mendon on March 24, 1926 the son of the late Leo T. and Rosie Mae (Shyer) Flach and was a lifetime resident of the Mendon area. After attending Mendon Schools, Willard …

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Randall Fry, 56

Randall Vern Fry, age 56 of Constantine, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 8, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 11, 1953, in Sturgis, a son of Vern and Betty (Bradley) Fry. Randall had resided in Constantine for the past 19 years. Prior to that he lived in Sturgis, where he was a member of the Sturgis High School …

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Bud Boes, 82

Clinton Augustus “Bud” Boes, age 82 of Sturgis, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 8, 2009, at Sturgis Hospital. He was born Aug. 14, 1927, in Fawn River Township, a son to the late Orval and Florence (Bell) Boes. On Nov. 27, 1948, he married Charlene M. Wisler at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. He was involved in the …

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Eunice Jones, 90

Eunice R. Jones, age 90, formerly of Colon, passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Munson Healthcare in Traverse City.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Schipper Funeral Home in Colon.  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Frances Menges, 89

Frances (Sherman) Menges, age 89, of Elkhart, Indiana and a former long time Sturgis resident passed away early Wednesday morning October 7, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Elkhart. She was born October 21, 1919 in Vincennes, Indiana a daughter to the late Earl and Emma (Inkemier) Ellis. Mrs. Menges retired from Keeslar and Emerson in Sturgis where she …

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