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Ruth Kore, 86

Ruth Kore, born in Valmiera, Latvia on April 12, 1932 died in Three Rivers, on Friday, October 19, 2018. She is survived by her sister Anna Iveiss (Uldis) and by her sons Michael (Vita) and Erik (Mara) and by daughter Anda Brenholt. A grandmother to 10, she is lovingly remembered by Silvija, Alvis, Mara, Lukas, Krista, Samuel, Katrina, Amanda, David, …

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Iverna Shelton

Iverna Shelton, age 75, of College Park, Ga. passed away on Oct. 15, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga. She was born in Chilton, Ala. to the late Thomas and Christanna (Harville) Shelton. She is preceded in passing by siblings, Odessa Mitchell, Thomas Shelton Jr., Velma Whitten and Oretha Shelton; as well as three brother-in-laws, Ralph Humes, Harvery Rollerson, and Sterling Carter. …

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Mary Ellen Enfield, 80

Mrs. Mary E. “Mary Ellen” Enfield, age 80, of White Pigeon, went home to be with the Lord at 1:32 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, following a sudden illness at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born Oct. 21, 1937, in Winchester, Ky. to the late Arnold and Ethel (Puckett) Smyth and later married Richard L. “Dick” Enfield on Nov. 15, 1958, …

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Vivian Miller, 88

Vivian Ialeen Miller, age 88, of Sturgis, passed away early Monday morning, Oct. 15, 2018, at the home of her daughter Cheryl in Portage. She was born July 29, 1930, in Howe, Ind., a daughter of the late Kenneth and Ruth (Kline) Wisler. Vivian had resided in Sturgis for the past 58 years. Her early life was spent in Howe, …

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Vonnie Sobie, 76

Lodema “Vonnie” Sobie, age 76, formerly of Constantine, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Fairview Nursing Home in Centreville. She was born in Tulsa, OK on July 29, 1942 a daughter of Norville and Ella Lodema (Bucklin) Rust. Lodema graduated from Hillsdale Adult Education in the 1970’s. In 1959, she married Donald Inmon; they were later divorced. On February …

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Michael Bordner, 72

Michael Eric Bordner, age 72, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2018, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Jan. 29, 1946, in St. Joseph County, a son of the late Earl B. and Amy (Anderson) Bordner. He is survived by his wife, Tonya (Davis) Bordner; his children, Amy Pace of Monroe, Phillip Bowen of Warren …

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Art Moyer, 80

Arthur L. Moyer, age 80, of Colon, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at his home after several months of failing health. Art was born July 10, 1938, in Battle Creek, a son of the late Arthur D. and Clara B. (Sly) Moyer. Art graduated from Colon High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1959. He had lived …

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Alan Weske, 70

It is with great sadness we announce that, on Oct. 6, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his family, Alan Eugene Weske went to be with The Lord. Alan was born Sept. 16, 1948, in Sturgis, a son of Edward Arnold Weske and Evelyn Teresa (Eichler) Weske. He graduated from Sturgis High School in 1966, then attended …

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Robert Swilley, 89

Mr. Robert Gene Swilley, age 89, of Jones, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Grace Healthcare in Three Rivers. He was born on February 18, 1929 in South Bend, the son of the late John Sr. and Margaret (Bogal) Swilley. Robert graduated from John Adams High School in 1946. He served his country honorably in the U.S. …

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Scott Witek, 62

Scott A. Witek, age 62, of Constantine, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 in Constantine. He was born in Three Rivers on May 8, 1956, a son of Anthony and Joyce (Thornton) Witek. Scott graduated from Constantine High School in 1974. He formerly worked for Auto Cam in Dowagiac. He was previously married to Sharon Jacobs; they were later …

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