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Michael Deskovitz, 82

Michael H. Deskovitz, age 82, of Lake Templene, passed away at Borgess Medical Center on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.  He was born in Detroit on June 19, 1936, a son of Mike and Esthma (Darensburg) Deskovitz. He graduated from Wyandotte Mt. Carmel High School and went on to play football for the University of Detroit before graduating from Lawrence Tech. …

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Tommy Shepard, 50

Thomas Peter “Tommy” Shepard Jr., age 50, of Marcellus passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019. Thomas was born September 26, 1968, in Elkhart, the son of Thomas P. Shepard Sr., who preceded in death April 28, 2001, and Ardith K. (Bowers) Shepard. Surviving is Thomas’ one son: Tristan T. Shepard of Centreville, mother: Ardith K. (Bowers) Shepard and step father: …

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Matt Powell, 38

Matthew John Powell, age 38, of Colon, passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019 unexpectedly at his home. Matt was born September 1, 1980 in St. Charles, IL a son to the late John T. and Laura Elizabeth Brown. Matt married Mickey L. Baker in 2009 in Sturgis. He had made his home in Colon for the last nine years coming …

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Jim Wallick, 82

Jimmie D. Wallick, age 82, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2019, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born April 26, 1936, in Sturgis, a son of the late Vernon and Marjorie (King) Wallick. Jim was a lifelong Sturgis resident. On Nov. 9, 1956, he married Janet Kane at First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis. Jim was …

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Michael Trattles, 75

Michael Roger Trattles, age 75, of Saratoga Springs, NY, died at home on Sunday, January 27, 2019 in the company of his loving family. Born July 4, 1943 in Battle Creek, he was the son of the late Roger Leon and Alice Jeannette (Weber) Trattles. After High School, Mike graduated from the Naval Nuclear Power School and served honorably in …

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Tana Kaiser, 72

Mrs. Tana Jo Kaiser, age 72, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, January 28, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 19th, 1946 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Josephine (Mikosz) Guthrie. Tana has been a life long resident of Three Rivers. On June 19th, 1965 she married the …

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Todd Poley, 52

Todd Allen Poley, age 52, of Sturgis, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 28, 2019, at the Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born May 24, 1966, in Sturgis, a son of Roger and Marilyn (Carpenter) Poley. Todd was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1984. On Sept. 18, …

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Bill Petty, 76

William L. Petty, age 76, of Orland, Indiana passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 28, 2019 at his home. He was born October 24, 1942 in Valley City, Illinois son of the late William A. and Ruby (Couse) Petty. Bill resided at Wall Lake in Orland for the past 28 years coming from Cassopolis. On July 6, 1960 he married Donna …

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Bill Kline, 69

William “Bill” Allen Kline, age 69, of Three Rivers, passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at  Bronson Methodist Hospital following a very brief illness.  He was born on July 28, 1949 in Three Rivers, the son of the late Charles and Geraldine (Fitch) Kline. Bill graduated from Three Rivers High School and furthered his education at Glen Oaks and …

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Norma Hartman, 94

Norma Jacqualyn (Berger) Hartman, age 94, of Marcellus, passed away late Monday night on January 28, 2019. Norma was born October 7, 1924, in Three Rivers, the daughter of Clarence and Elsie (Welty) Berger. On May 25, 1946, she married Jack C. Hartman, in Three Rivers. Together they had four children; two sons: Paul Hartman of Marcellus and Peter (Deborah) …

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