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Wally Krontz, 87

Aaron Wallace “Wally” Krontz, age 87, of Sturgis, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 27, 2019, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Colon, a son of the late Aaron Wallace and Mary Grace (Melchi) Krontz. Wally enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1948, serving in the Korean War with the 23rd Regiment of …

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David Jenks, 76

David Alan Jenks, age 76, of White Pigeon, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 26, 2019, at his home. He was born April 6, 1942, in Elkhart, a son of the late Harold and Mary Louise (Overlease) Jenks. David resided in White Pigeon since 1993, coming from Elkhart, where he was a graduate of Elkhart High School with the class of …

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David Marshall, 71

David John Marshall, age 71, of Burr Oak, went to be with the Lord Friday morning, Jan. 25, 2019, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born June 18, 1947, in Latrobe, Pa., a son of the late John Kenneth “Kenny” and Anna Roberta “Bobbie” (Lorenc) Marshall. David was a graduate of Greater Latrobe Sr. High School and Western …

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Marge Magnus, 77

Mary Margaret “Marge” Magnus, age 77, of Athens, passed away on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Marge was born August 22nd, 1941, in Mishawaka, to Wayne and Kathleen (Klein) Good. Before her family’s move to Sturgis, her early childhood years in Mishawaka were spent enjoying time on her Grandma and Grandpa Klein’s farm. …

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Amy McEntire, 42

Amanda “Amy” Dawn McEntire, 42, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 23,2019 losing her battle with congestive heart failure at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. Amy was born on October 7, 1976 in Niles.  A strong-willed and spirited child, Amy was fiercely independent and always out to show the world she could do anything; and she did. She was a woman …

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Dick Easton, 78

Richard “Dick” Easton, age 78, of Idlewild, Michigan passed away early Friday morning on January 25, 2019. “Dick” was born May 1, 1940 in Boyne City, Michigan, the son of the late Charles W. and Esther M. (Griffin) Easton. Dick was married to Joanne (Letcher) Easton. Dick attended Boyne City High School and served in the US Army as a …

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Mike Richmond, 52

Michael Todd Richmond, age 52, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Mike was born on March 7, 1966 in Paw Paw, the son of the late Ralph C. and Jacqueline (Keene) Richmond. Mike graduated from Three Rivers High School with the class of 1984. He worked as a skilled tradesman for …

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Manford Leeth, 92

Manford O. Leeth, 92, of Sturgis, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at the Cambrian Assisted Living in Tecumseh, Mich., following a short illness. He was born Sept. 23, 1926, in Sturgis, the son of Jesse and Josephine (Thompson) Leeth. He was a resident of Sturgis and White Pigeon most of his life and was employed as an offset print operator …

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Linda Handy, 71

Linda Hazel Handy, age 71, of Three Rivers went to be with her Lord peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at Rose Arbor Hospice. She was born on Jan. 29, 1947 in Cleveland, the daughter of the late Cameron and Claire (Denny) Wortinger. Linda married the love of her life, Ken Handy, on April 15, …

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Timothy Baker, 66

Timothy W. Baker, age 66, of Colon, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. The family will receive relatives and friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at New Beginnings Church, Sturgis, with a memorial service taking place at 3 p.m. The family was assisted by Schipper Funeral Home in Colon.

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