Obituaries

Evelyn Merritt, 94

Evelyn May Merritt, age 94, of Constantine, passed away Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 at her home. She was born in Benton Harbor, MI on June 16, 1915,  the daughter of Henry and Lillie (Clark) Maynard. Evelyn graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1935. On On May 28, 1938 she married Lyle Merritt in Benton Harbor, MI. Evelyn worked as …

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James Bachorowski, 62

James Joseph Bachorowski, age 62, of Sturgis, Mich.,  passed away Aug. 29, 2009 at his home. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Mich. Memorial donations may be directed to the family. Envelopes are available at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.

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William Beall Jr., 64

William Brenton Beall Jr. was born on July 14, 1945 in Fredericksburg, Va. He passed away July 16, 2009, after an extended illness in Modesto, Calif. His father was, William B. Beall Sr., his mother was Romaine June (Farver) Beall. He graduated from, White Pigeon High School, White Pigeon, Mich., in June 1963. Then enlisted in USMC July 1963. He …

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Cheryl Towne, 64

Cheryl Lynne Towne, age 64, of Three Rivers, passed away on August 19, 2009 at her home in Portage, MI. following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.  She was born on Jan. 19, 1945 in Battle Creek, MI. the daughter of Henry F. and Jeanne E. (Fechler) Trudgeon. Cheryl  graduated from Portage Central High School in 1963, and later attended …

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Patricia Deak, 53

Patricia Jean Deak, 53, of Fish Lake in White Pigeon, Mich., died Aug. 30, 2009, at Heartland Health Care Hospice in Three Rivers following a two-year illness. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Services are at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Pigeon with the Rev. Richard Altine officiating. Arrangements were handled by …

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Vernon Teeple, 82

Vernon H. Teeple, 82, of Sturgis, died Aug. 15, 2009, following a long illness. He passed away at the Veteran’s Palliative Care Ward in Battle Creek, Mich., with his family by his side. He was very proud of his military service, serving his country in the U.S. Naval Air in World War II. He enlisted after his only brother, Staff …

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David Wolffradt, 60

David Edward Wolffradt, age 60, of Three Rivers, formerly of Detroit, MI. passed away on Friday, August 28, 2009 at Bronson Methodist Hospital.  He was born in Detroit, MI. on Feb. 27, 1949 the son of Robert Herman and Mary Magdalene (Morgan) Wolffradt. David moved to Three Rivers in 1980 where he was employed by General Motors and later at …

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Mary Holmes, 87

Mary M. Holmes, age 87, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Thurston Woods Village. She was born Sept. 6, 1921, in Connersville, Ind., a daughter to the late William Walter and Bessie Viola (York) Oldham. In 1938 she married Charles E. Kain in Liberty, Ind. This marriage ended in divorce. In Feb. of 1955 she married …

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Marcella Myers, 85

Marcella Defena Myers, age 85, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Sturgis Hospital. She was born March 22, 1924, in LaGrange, Ind., a daughter to the late William and Grace Kerns. Marcella was first married to Elton Barkman and after his passing she married Harold Myers.  He also preceded her in death. She had been employed …

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Mattie Troyer, 95

Mattie Troyer, age 95, of Colon, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at her home. The family will receive relatives and friends Monday after 4 p.m. and all day Tuesday at the Double M. Building, 59287 Nottawa Road, l mile north of Nottawa. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Double M Building. The Schipper Funeral Home …

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