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HACKMAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES

We are proud to be one of the only funeral homes owned and operated by life long residents of the area. All of our staff are also local residents and they possess many years of local knowledge, serving every family with care, compassion and concern. At Hackman Family Funeral Homes, we take pride in simple personal touches such as answering the phones 24 hours a day, visitations with owner present and customized funeral and cremation care.

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Our Obituaries

Kelly Jean Gottschalk

September 14, 1967 - April 24, 2017

Kelly Jean Gottschalk age 49 of Howe, Indiana passed away Monday, April 24, 2017 at Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was born September 14, 1967 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of Darryl and Sharon (Schrock) Gottschalk. Kelly had resided in Howe since 1995 coming from Sturgis, Michigan where she was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class or 1986 and a member of the...
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Lisa Ann Lego

July 13, 1959 - April 21, 2017

Lisa Ann Lego age 57 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday morning April 21, 2017 at her home. She was born July 13, 1959 in Hayti, Missouri daughter of the late Robert Eugene and Ann Elizabeth (Dowdy) Muller. Lisa resided in Sturgis since 1992 coming from Rocky Mount, North Carolina. On May 26, 1991 she married Ronald Lego in Rocky Mount. Lisa had been employed by...
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William G. Milliman

December 5, 1929 - April 18, 2017

William G. Milliman age 87 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away early Tuesday morning April 18, 2017 at Drew's Place in Coldwater, Michigan. He was born December 5, 1929 in Burr Oak, Michigan son of the late Nelson and Mildred (Robbins) Milliman. Bill was a lifelong Burr Oak resident and a graduate of Burr Oak High School with the class of 1948. On September 16, 1950 he married...
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Wilbur H. Kotcher

November 11, 1925 - April 17, 2017

Dr. Wilbur H. Kotcher age 91 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Monday morning April 17, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born November 11, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan son of the late Wilbur Joseph and Cora (Kennard) Kotcher. On December 7, 1992 he married Eugenia M. Gonzales in Reno, Nevada. A Chiropractic doctor, he was a graduate of the National College of...
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Elizabeth "Betsy" Catherine Mowry

March 31, 1933 - April 16, 2017

Elizabeth Catherine "Betsy" Mowry (Woehr) of Sturgis passed away after a short illness on April 16th, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI. Betsy was born on March 31st, 1933, in Fort Wayne, Indiana to proud parents Vada L. Woehr (Reynolds) and Andrew Emil Woehr. She was the youngest of 4 siblings and adored by her Grandmother Reynolds who raised her in the family home while both...
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Ruby Marie Webb

February 7, 1929 - April 16, 2017

Ruby Marie Webb age 88 of Sturgis, Michigan went to be with her Lord and Savior early Easter Sunday morning April 16, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born February 7, 1929 in Goshen, Indiana daughter of the late Harvey and Edna Weirich. Ruby resided in the Sturgis area most of her life and was a graduate of Shipshewana High School in Shipshewana, Indiana with the...
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Gloria R. Marks

November 17, 1938 - April 14, 2017

Gloria R. Marks age 78 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away peacefully Friday evening, April 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born November 17, 1938 in North Liberty, Indiana daughter of the late Kenneth A. and Sarah Elizabeth (Robison) Keyser. Gloria resided in Sturgis since 1954 coming from Plymouth, Indiana and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class...
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Norman VanPelt

February 14, 1928 - April 10, 2017

Norman D. VanPelt age 89 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Monday morning April 10, 2017 at his home. He was born February 14, 1928 in Fawn River, Michigan son of the late Crate and Viola (Knight) VanPelt. Norman was a lifelong Sturgis area resident. On February 15, 1947 he married Betty Jean Jourdan in Angola, Indiana. She died February 9, 2014. Norm retired from the City of...
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Harvey Robert Schlabach

December 28, 1943 - April 10, 2017

Harvey Robert Schlabach age 73 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away early Monday morning April 10,2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born Dec 28, 1943 in Litchfield Michigan son of the late Joas and Barbara (Schwartz) Schlabach. He worked at Burr Oak Tool and Gauge and retired from Jayco in 2007. He loved to spend time with his children and grandchildren, farming,...
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Donna C. Root

December 9, 1928 - April 9, 2017

Donna C. Root age 88, of Burr Oak, MI passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Centreville, MI with her granddaughters by her side. Donna was born Dec. 9, 1928 in Flint, MI a daughter to the late Jacob and Vera (Bell) Smart. Donna moved from Flint, MI to Burr Oak, MI as a child and graduated from Burr Oak High School. On June 6, 1947 in Burr Oak she...
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Carol Edith Easterday

April 17, 1928 - April 5, 2017

Carol Edith Easterday age 88 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon April 5, 2017 at her home with her daughter at her side. She was born April 17, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio daughter of the late Homer Edward and Edith E. (Bury) Townsend. Mrs. Easterday resided in Sturgis since 1960 coming from Columbus, Ohio. On September 20, 1950 she married Donald E....
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Jean Eckert

May 19, 1922 - April 5, 2017

Jean Eckert age 94 of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and a former resident of Sturgis passed away late Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Huron Woods in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She was born May 19, 1922 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, daughter of the late Virgil and Louise (Rippey) Mast. Mrs. Eckert resided in Sturgis until 1948 when she and her husband moved to Ypsilanti where they lived until 1980. They...
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Dorothy Eleanor Greider

July 15, 1915 - April 4, 2017

Dorothy Eleanor Greider age 101 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Tuesday morning, April 4, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born July 15, 1915 in Vaughnsville, Ohio daughter of the late Lloyd and Hazel (Bressler) Dackin. Dorothy was a graduate of Lima Central High School in Lima, Ohio. She furthered her education and graduated from the Lima Business College...
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John Otto Frohriep

December 1, 1929 - April 1, 2017

John Otto Frohriep age 87 of Sturgis, Michigan and longtime Colon resident passed away Saturday afternoon, April 1, 2017 at his home. He was born December 1, 1929 in Colon, Michigan son of the late Clifford Carl and Bertha Beatrice (Frye) Frohriep. John resided in Sturgis since 2003 coming from Colon where he lived most of his life and was a graduate of Colon High School with the...
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Earl A. Frohriep

August 23, 1928 - March 30, 2017

Earl A. Frohriep age 88 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away late Thursday evening March 30, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born August 23, 1928 in Fawn River Township, Michigan son of the late Emil L. and Luella (Diekman) Frohriep. Earl was a lifelong Sturgis area resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1956. On October 17, 1959 he...
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Robert Edward Potts

December 18, 1948 - March 30, 2017

Robert Edward "Poncho" Potts age 68 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Thursday morning March 30, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born December 18, 1948 in Three Rivers, Michigan son of the late Royal and Dorothy (Chrisman) Potts. Bob resided most of his life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1967 where he excelled in music. ...
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John Williams

September 18, 1937 - March 27, 2017

John Williams, age 79, of Sturgis, MI passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born Sept. 18, 1937 in Hazard, KY a son to the late Eli and Melda (Cambell) Williams. John has been a resident of the Sturgis area since 1960, moving here from Kentucky. On Dec. 6, 1960 in Nottawa, MI he married Loretta Patrick. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp....
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Randall L. Andrews

July 17, 1933 - March 27, 2017

Randall L. "Randy" Andrews age 83 of Sturgis, Michigan went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday morning March 27, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born July 17, 1935 in Tarpon Springs, Florida son of the late Doyle and Gladys (McGeehee) Andrews. Randall attended many different schools in his younger years while living in Florida and Michigan and graduated from...
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Sadie Belle Hardy

November 27, 1923 - March 26, 2017

Sadie Belle Hardy age 93 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away early Sunday morning March 26, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, Michigan. She was born November 27, 1923 in Burr Oak, Michigan daughter of the late John Arthur and Eva Merle (Brooks) Dunham. Mrs. Hardy was a lifelong Burr Oak resident and a graduate of Burr Oak High School with the class of 1941. On August 14...
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Norma J. Bontrager

September 10, 1929 - March 25, 2017

Norma J. Strang Bontrager age 87 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Saturday morning, March 25, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born September 10, 1929 in Bronson, Michigan daughter of the late John and Amanda Marie (Green) Chapman. Norma resided nearly her entire life in the Sturgis and Bronson area and was a graduate of Bronson High School. On September 20,...
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Mary Ann Christner

July 4, 1950 - March 24, 2017

Mary Ann Christner age 66 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Friday evening March 24, 2017 at her home. She was born July 4, 1950 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of the late Harry and Leona Mae (Garett) Huber. She resided nearly her entire life in the Sturgis area. Mary was a home maker and enjoyed arts and crafts. She is survived by three daughters: Melissa Davis,...
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Duane Harley Fair

January 10, 1926 - March 18, 2017

Duane Harley Fair age 91 of Bronson, Michigan passed away Saturday afternoon March 18, 2017 at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. He was born January 10, 1926 in Noble Township, Michigan son of the late Marshall and Wava (Pocock) Fair. Mr. Fair was a lifelong Bronson area resident and a graduate of Orland High Scholl in Orland, Indiana with the class of 1944. On June 6, 1953...
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Hillary Marie Miller

November 5, 1985 - March 18, 2017

Hilary Marie Miller age 31 of Sturgis, Michigan and formerly of LaGrange, Indiana passed away Saturday evening, March 18, 2017 at her home. She was born November 5, 1985 in Fort Wayne, Indiana daughter of Kelly Richards and Charles Litherland. Hilary resided in Sturgis for the past five years coming from LaGrange, Indiana. She enjoyed her cat and tropical fish and watching...
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Martin Paul Gillette

June 12, 1971 - March 17, 2017

Martin Paul Gillette age 45 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday morning, March 17, 2017 at his home. He was born June 12, 1971 in Sturgis, Michigan son of Clyde and JoAnn (Collins) Gillette. Martin was currently employed by ACM Plastics and had worked over 10 years for Longstreet Furniture both in Sturgis. He enjoyed hunting and mushroom hunting. He is survived by one...
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Norma June Adams

February 22, 1924 - March 15, 2017

Norma June Adams age 93 of Sturgis and a former longtime Burr Oak, Michigan resident passed away Wednesday evening March 15, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born February 22, 1924 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of the late Leon and Ethel (Matti) Adams. Norma resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area her whole life and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the...
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James August Cobb

July 7, 1960 - March 14, 2017

James August Cobb age 56 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. He was born July 7, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan child number 6 of seven of the late Edsel and Lucille (Bison) Cobb. Jim was the top of his class when he graduated from Burr Oak High School with the class of 1979. He is survived by one brother: John (Patty) Cobb...
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Helen Siebenthal Munson

July 27, 1933 - March 11, 2017

Helen Siebenthal Munson age 83 of Klinger Lake, White Pigeon, Michigan passed away in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, March 11, 2017. She leaves behind her grieving husband, Bernard "Budd" Munson, sons: Gregory (Cindy) Siebenthal of Coronado, California, Bryan (Karen) Siebenthal of, Salem, Connecticut, Kevin (Pamela)Siebenthal of San Diego, California, Brent (Liz) Siebenthal of South Bend,...
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George E. Horn

March 29, 1937 - March 11, 2017

George E. Horn age 79, of Kalamazoo, Michigan went to be with his Lord after a battle with cancer on March 11, 2017. George was born in The Bronx, New York on March 29, 1937 the only child of the late Fred and Dorothy (Tuller) Horn. As a child his family moved to southern New Jersey where he remained for the entirety of his youth. Upon graduation from high school, George joined the U.S....
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Janet Glee Swihart

June 26, 1943 - March 8, 2017

Janet Glee Swihart age 74 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 8, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born January 26, 1943 in Battle Creek, Michigan daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Jones) Hartsel. Janet resided in the Sturgis and Bronson area most of her life and was a graduate of Bronson High School with the class of 1961. On...
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Margaret "Peg" Anteau

August 28, 1930 - March 8, 2017

Margaret "Peg" Ann Anteau, age 86, of Sturgis, MI passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, MI. She was born August 28, 1930 in Schenectady, New York a daughter to the late James and LaRita (Allen) Davidson. Peg has been a resident of Sturgis since 1970 moving here from Rockford, IL. On May 16, 1953 in Tecumseh, MI she married Robert J. Anteau. He preceded her...
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Ruth E. Schmidt

March 8, 1921 - March 4, 2017

Ruth E. Schmidt age 95 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away late Saturday evening, March 4, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born March 8, 1921 in Mary's Town, West Virginia daughter of the late John and Mary (Davis) Short. Mrs. Schmidt resided in Michigan since 1946 coming from Virginia. On February 21, 1946 she married David E. Schmidt in Bluefield, Virginia. He died...
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Frank Arthur Palmer

June 10, 1949 - March 3, 2017

Frank Arthur Palmer age 67 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday morning, March 3, 2017 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Centreville, Michigan. He was born June 10, 1949 in Battle Creek, Michigan son of the late Wayne and Gladys V. (Reed) Palmer. Frank resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area for many years, with his early life being spent in Battle Creek. He had been...
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JoAnn L. Maravolo

April 5, 1947 - February 27, 2017

JoAnn L. Maravolo age 69 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Monday evening, February 27, 2017 at her home. She was born April 5, 1947 in Chicago Heights, Illinois daughter of the late Chester and Iona (Cirks) Blackwell. On October 17, 1971 she married Eugene N. Maravolo in Chicago, Illinois. JoAnn and Gene began coming to Sturgis in 1972 when they purchased their cottage on Omena...
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Blake Allen Lauseng

February 8, 1987 - February 27, 2017

Blake Allen Lauseng age 30 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, February 27, 2017 at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. He was born February 8, 1987 in Sturgis, Michigan son of John and Tina (Russell) Lauseng. Blake resided in Sturgis and Florida most of his life. On October 7, 2016 he married Holly Whitcomb in Centreville, Michigan. Most of...
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Judith "Judi" Elaine Happel

June 27, 1942 - February 25, 2017

Judith "Judi" Elaine Happel, age 74, a lifelong Sturgis resident, MI passed away Sat. Feb. 25, 2017 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI. She was born June 27, 1942 in Sturgis, MI and graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1961. On January 20, 1962 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis she married Lee G. Happel. Judith was employed at Kirsch Company, C.O.A....
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Jerry J Marbaugh

December 22, 1932 - February 23, 2017

Jerry J. Marbaugh, age 84, of Sturgis, MI passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at Millers Merry Manor in LaGrange, Indiana. He was born Dec. 22, 1932 in Mercer County, Ohio a son to the late Walter and Marie (Woodruff) Marbaugh. Jerry has been a resident of Sturgis most of his life moving here as a child from Decatur, IN. On Feb. 23, 1963 in Sturgis, MI he married Roselyn Myrle Snider. She...
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John Richard Cary

August 3, 1931 - February 23, 2017

John Richard Cary, age 85, of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his home. He was born August 3, 1931 in Kendallville, IN a son to the late John Russell and Ruby (Riehm) Cary. John was a veteran of the U.S.Navy, serving from 1951 – 1955, he was stationed with the "Blimp" Navy in Weeksville, NC and was also an air crewman on the U.S.S. Franklin D. Roosevelt Air Craft...
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Shirley L. Zarza

January 20, 1926 - February 19, 2017

Shirley L. Zarza, age 91 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Sunday morning, February 19, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born January 20, 1926 in Pouce Coupe, British Columbia, Canada daughter of the late George and Anna (Miller) Garside. Shirley resided in Fort St. John, British Columbia until the age of three when the family moved to Albany Georgia where she lived...
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Joseph Leo Thomas Hice

March 23, 1987 - February 16, 2017

Joseph Leo Thomas Hice age 29 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Burr Oak Township due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born March 23, 1987 in Sturgis, Michigan son of Steven and Jane (Cobb) Hice. Joe resided his whole life in the Sturgis, Burr Oak and Bronson area and was a member of the Sturgis High School Class of 2005. He...
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William Edward Sowers

July 14, 1956 - February 15, 2017

William Edward Sowers age 60 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his home. He was born July 14, 1956 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Jack M. and Thelma (Rambadt) Sowers. On March 13, 2000 he married Rose Frontera in Detroit, Michigan. She died July 11, 2009. Bill was an active member of the Whole Life Christian Fellowship Church in Sturgis. ...
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Kevin Clyde Jones , (KEBA)

May 1, 1960 - February 14, 2017

Kevin Clyde Jones (KEBA), age 56, of Sturgis, MI, a proud member of the Miami Nation of Native Americans, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 at his home. He was born May 1, 1960 in South Bend, Indiana, a son to Herbert Clyde and Donna (Smead) Jones. Kevin spent most of his life in Sturgis, MI except for a few years he resided in Texas. He attended Sturgis High School, worked at many places in...
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Dale E. Gerig

November 13, 1929 - February 12, 2017

The Rev. Dale E. Gerig age 87 of Sturgis, Michigan went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday evening February 12, 2017 at the Sturgis Hospital. Dale was born November 13, 1929 in DeKalb County, Indiana the eighth of nine children to Menno and Zula (Sponhower) Gerig. He attended the one room school just down the road from the family farm. He graduated from Spencerville High...
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Randy L. VanDosen

February 2, 1962 - February 9, 2017

Randy L. VanDosen age 55 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Thursday evening, February 9, 2017 at the Sturgis Hospital Emergency Room. He was born February 2, 1962 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Donald and Mary E. (Bunge) VanDosen. Randy was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1980. He enjoyed fishing, walking, working and...
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Robert Walter Puckett

April 30, 1923 - February 9, 2017

Dr. Robert Walter Puckett Klinger Lake, White Pigeon, Michigan April 30, 1923 – February 9, 2017 An 80 year love affair ended early Thursday morning, February 9, 2017 when he said "I love you Jean" and passed away at his home. He was born April 30, 1923 in Hampton, Iowa son of the late Bertram and Mary O. (Mitchell) Puckett. Dr. Robert Puckett met Jean Daniels 80 years ago...
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Susan Marsha Gibson

April 26, 1950 - February 6, 2017

Susan "Marsha" Gibson age 66 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Monday evening February 6, 2017 at the Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Centreville, Michigan. She was born April 26, 1950 in Benton Harbor, Michigan daughter of the late William M. and Phyllis G. (Ragsdale) Hinton. Susan resided most of her life in Sturgis. She was employed as a secretary at Advance Schools in...
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Donald Charles Gruber

March 12, 1933 - February 5, 2017

Donald Charles Gruber age 83 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, February 5, 2017 at his home. He was born March 12, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin son of the late A.A. and Edna (Dahlmann) Gruber. Don resided in Sturgis since 2000 coming from Kalamazoo where he lived from 1960 until moving to Sturgis. His early life was spent in Milwaukee where he was a...
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Roland H. Bedard

June 21, 1935 - February 5, 2017

Roland H. Bedard age 81 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Sunday evening February 5, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born June 21, 1935 in Danielson, Connecticut son of the late Joseph Henry and Lillian (DePorche) Bedard. Roland resided in Sturgis since 1957 coming from Connecticut. On February 2, 1957 he married Marion Elizabeth Barr in Oneco, Connecticut. ...
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June Joan McCarthy

April 15, 1936 - February 4, 2017

June Joan McCarthy, age 80, of 1942 Alder Lane, Sturgis, Michigan died Saturday morning Feb. 4, 2017 at her home. She was born April 15, 1936 in Sturgis, Michigan, a daughter of Chalmer Charles and Hazel Irene (Smith) Merriman. She was a resident of Sturgis for 53 years, moving there from White Pigeon, Michigan. She married Michael Terence McCarthy On October 9, 1954, at the Holy Angels...
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Susie Miller

November 5, 1944 - January 31, 2017

Susie (Howard) Miller age 72 of Sturgis, Michigan went to join her Lord and Savior in heaven early Tuesday morning January 31, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family following a 13 month hard fought battle with ALS. She was born November 5, 1944 in Garrett, Kentucky, Son of the late Alf and Virginia (Chaffins) Howard. Susie resided in Sturgis for the past 23 years coming from...
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Brenda Joyce Jackson

November 13, 1944 - January 31, 2017

Brenda Joyce Jackson, age 72, of Sturgis, MI passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning Jan. 31, 2017 at her home. She was born November 13, 1944 in Canton, GA a daughter of the late George Frank and Dorothy (Wall) Sexton. On Sept. 1, 1962 in Atlanta, GA she married Steven Dale Jackson. Brenda was a long time resident of Sturgis and enjoyed spending time with her family, reading, and...
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Kathleen D. Newman

August 21, 1923 - January 30, 2017

Kathleen D. Newman, age 93, of Sturgis, MI passed away Monday, January 30, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village. She was born August 21, 1923 in Sturgis, MI a daughter to the late William and Trilby (Harter) Darby. Kathleen had been a resident of Sturgis most of her life except for a few years living in Arizona and Fort Wayne, IN. On June 12, 1943 in Sturgis, MI she married Harold C. Newman. He...
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Thomas Scott Dobberteen

March 19, 1955 - January 27, 2017

Mr. Thomas Scott "DOBB" DOBBERTEEN age 61 of Sturgis, Michigan. The "Alpha-1" disease and hard fought journey of 21 years ended peacefully for Mr. Thomas S. Dobberteen at his home on January 27, 2017. Thomas was born March 19, 1955, in Sturgis, Michigan the son of the late William and Shirley (Geil) Dobberteen. Tom was a lifelong Sturgis resident and graduate of Sturgis High School...
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James Wilson Bohyer

May 5, 1942 - January 26, 2017

James Wilson Bohyer age 74 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Thursday morning January 26, 2017 at his home. He was born May 5, 1942 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Ralph and Maria (Guerrero) Bohyer. Jimmy resided in Sturgis for most of his life with the exception of the time he lived in California where he worked as a currier. Jimmy was a talented electrician by trade...
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Wayne C. Embler

August 17, 1937 - January 26, 2017

Wayne C. Embler age 79 of Bronson, Michigan skated out of this world late Thursday evening January 26, 2017 at his home. He was born August 17, 1937 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Joseph D. and Alta L. (Summey) Embler. Wayne resided in Bronson since 1957 coming from Sturgis where he was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1955. On September 15, 1956 he...
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Larry Lynn Noragon

September 20, 1948 - January 25, 2017

Larry Lynn Noragon age 68 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday morning January 25, 2017 at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was born September 20, 1948 in Coldwater, Michigan son of the late Leon and Anna (Ewers) Noragon. Larry had been residing at the Home for Veterans since 2012. From 1987 until his move to Grand Rapids he lived in Sturgis. ...
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Roger Ray Carper

November 25, 1945 - January 25, 2017

Roger Ray Carper age 71 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at his home from Agent Orange exposure he received while serving in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War. He was born November 25, 1945 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Gerald Ray and Wilma May (Fieberkorn) Carper. Roger was a lifelong Sturgis and Burr Oak area resident and a graduate of Burr Oak High...
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Harold "Pat" Dean Krontz, Jr.

January 27, 1937 - January 25, 2017

Harold Dean "Pat" Krontz, Jr. age 79 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away early Wednesday morning January 25, 2017 at his home. He was born January 25, 1937 in Weidman, Michigan son of the late Harold D. and Gertrude L. (Phillips) Krontz. Pat resided most of his life in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area. His early life was spent in Vicksburg. On May 22, 1954 he married Laura Lee...
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Kaniesh Sheri Armster

July 16, 1986 - January 23, 2017

Kaniesh Sheri Armster age 30 of Kalamazoo, Michigan and formerly of Sturgis passed away Monday January 23, 2017 in Kalamazoo. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M., Thursday, February 9th at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 10th at the funeral...
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Orpha Amelia Palmer

February 17, 1927 - January 21, 2017

Orpha Amelia Palmer age 89 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away late Saturday evening January 21, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born February 17, 1927 in Munising, Michigan daughter of the late Albert Nathaniel and Rachel Rebecca (Wilbur) Ketchum. Mrs. Palmer's early life was spent in Detroit and Elsie, Michigan. She moved to Sturgis in 1951 and resided in Burr Oak...
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Wanda Irene Fennell

October 4, 1931 - January 21, 2017

Wanda Irene Fennell age 85 of Sturgis, Michigan, passed peacefully into the arms of Our Lord, surrounded by her loving family, early Saturday afternoon, January 21, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She endured a lengthy illness, throughout which her grace, faith, and courage never wavered. Wanda, the oldest of twin daughters, was born October 4, 1931, in a farmhouse in Burr Oak...
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John Andrew Cook

December 29, 1941 - January 14, 2017

John Andrew Cook age 75 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Saturday evening, January 14, 2017 at his home with his family at his side. He was born December 29, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois son of the late Frederick and Ruth (Grimes) Cook. John resided in Sturgis since 1970 coming from Schoolcraft. His early life was lived in Niles where he was a graduate of Niles High School with the...
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Robert Russell Schrader

June 6, 1941 - January 12, 2017

Robert Russell Schrader age 75 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Thursday evening January 12, 2017 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born June 6, 1941 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Wilmer "Jake" and Rachel (Gross) Schrader. Robert was a lifelong Sturgis resident. On January 25, 1960 he married Patricia JoAnn Jordan in Sturgis. She died December 7, 2012. ...
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Janice I. Girton

June 19, 1932 - January 11, 2017

Janice I. Girton age 84 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday evening January 11, 2017 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born June 19, 1932 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of the late Clement and Frances (Hibbard) Bothamley. Janice was a lifelong Sturgis resident. On October 16, 1954 she married David Lee Girton. Janice attended the Hibbard Country School from...
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Faye L. Harris

June 10, 1935 - January 10, 2017

Faye L. Harris age 81 of Howe, Indiana was called home by her heavenly Father late Tuesday afternoon January 10, 2017 at Miller's Merry Manor in Lagrange, Indiana in the company of her family following a short illness. She was born June 10, 1935 in Millington, Michigan daughter of the late Lewis and Vera (Sheridan) Osborn-Kinney. Faye moved from Michigan to Florida and resided in...
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Daniel I. Beery

August 4, 1944 - January 4, 2017

Daniel I. Beery age 72 of Battle Creek, Michigan and a former longtime resident of Sturgis and Bronson passed away Wednesday evening January 4, 2017 at the Parkview Medical Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was born August 4, 1944 in Branch County, Michigan son of the late Leo and Eleanor (Lilly) Beery. Dan resided in Battle Creek for the past 8 years. Before moving to Battle Creek...
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Joan E. Vezeau

October 31, 1941 - January 3, 2017

Joan E. Vezeau, age 75, of Sturgis, MI, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her home. She was born Oct. 31, 1941 in Findlay, OH a daughter to the late Marion and Virginia (Geib) Parker. Joan has been a resident of Sturgis since 1981 previously living in Ohio and California. On August 20, 1961 in Findlay, OH she married William E. Vezeau. He preceded her in...
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Arthur Wayne Bowman

July 4, 1948 - January 2, 2017

Arthur Wayne Bowman age 68 of Sturgis, Michigan past away unexpectedly Monday evening, January 2, 2017 at his home. He was born July 4, 1948 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Virgil E. and Pauline (Dunham) Bowman. Arthur was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1967. In his senior year he earned the Golden Hammer Award, the highest...
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Diane E. Heitger

June 28, 1940 - December 30, 2016

Diane E. Heitger age 76 of Bronson, Michigan went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday morning December 30, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Sturgis. She was born June 28, 1940 in Sherwood, Michigan daughter of the late Elwood "Jack" and Ruth (Frederick) Johnson. Diane returned to the family farm in Bronson in 1995 where she lived her early life until her marriage in 1958. Before...
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Roger K. Hutchins

July 18, 1943 - December 26, 2016

Roger K. Hutchins age 73 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Monday afternoon, December 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 18, 1943 in Hillsdale, Michigan son of the late Wendell and Chlois "Betty" (Center) Hutchins. Roger resided in Sturgis for the past 52 years coming from Angola, Indiana. On November 28, 1964 he married Janet Washburn at the...
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Peggy Marie DeVries

July 25, 1952 - December 24, 2016

Peggy Marie DeVries, age 64, of Sturgis, MI passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Borgess Pipp Hospital in Plainwell, MI. She was born July 25, 1952 in Norway, MI a daughter to the late Carl and Thelma (Califf) Warner. On November 13, 1976 in Niles, MI she married Ronald L. DeVries. He preceded her in death November 1, 2002. Peggy grew up in Amberg, WI, graduated from High School in...
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Patricia J. Bellaire

May 31, 1934 - December 23, 2016

Patricia J. (Dean) Bellaire age 82 of Sturgis, Michigan went home to be with her Lord early Friday morning December 23, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loved ones after a seven month battle with cancer. Patricia was born May 31, 1934 in St. Patricia's hospital in Aylesbury, England, the daughter of Thomas and Annie (Coppock) Dean. She married Paul W. Bellaire on August 7, 1954...
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Norma Jean Snyder

March 28, 1923 - December 21, 2016

Norma Jean Auten Snyder age 93 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday evening December 21, 2016 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born March 28, 1923 in Garrett, Indiana daughter of the late Clair E. and Dora (Wilson) Snyder. Norma was a longtime Sturgis resident. She was first married to Captain Kynard R. Auten of the 11th Airborne and later Marvin L. Snyder. ...
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Don H. Smith

April 24, 1941 - December 21, 2016

Don H. Smith, age 75 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Centreville, Michigan after a longtime illness. He was born April 24, 1941 in Dunlop, Tennessee son of Glenn Henson and Ova Lee (Cain) Smith. Don married Ida Jane Sanford in September of 1970. He resided in Burr Oak, MI for the majority of his life. Don could...
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Billie Yvonne Reeg

November 12, 1928 - December 21, 2016

Billie Yvonne Reeg age 88 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Wednesday evening, December 21, 2016 surrounded by her loving family at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Centreville, Michigan. She was born November 12, 1928 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of the late Bryant and Clara (Francisco) Beckwith. Billie was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with...
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Donna Dawn Woods

November 19, 1932 - December 18, 2016

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS HACKMAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOMES P.O. BOX 9 STURGIS, MI 49091 Hackman Chapel ~ 269-651-2331 Rosenberg Chapel ~ 269-651-3284 Donna Dawn Woods age 84 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Sunday morning, December 18, 2016 at Matthew 7:7 Adult Foster Care Home in White Pigeon. She was born November 19, 1932 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of the late Oral and Mabel ...
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Sheila D. Larsen

October 28, 1946 - December 16, 2016

Sheila D. Larsen age 70 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away peacefully early Friday evening, December 16, 2016, at her son Michael (Jodie) Perrin's home in Kalamazoo. She was born October 28, 1946, in Coldwater, Michigan a daughter of the late Dale and Amelia (Wittendorf) Peters. Sheila was a long time Sturgis resident and worked for the Sturgis Journal for 37 years. At the time of...
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Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Robertson

May 5, 1936 - December 14, 2016

Cynthia (Cindy) Ann Robertson, age 80, of Sturgis, MI passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Sturgis Hospital after a long struggle with A.L.S. She was born May 5, 1936 in Ann Arbor, MI and was adopted by Henry and Freda Bowen of Adrian, MI. Upon graduating from Adrian High School, Cindy attended Stephens College in Missouri and then transferred to Michigan State University, where she...
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Gordon Dale Krontz

January 20, 1930 - December 13, 2016

Gordon Dale Krontz age 86 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Tuesday morning, December 13, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Elkhart, Indiana. He was born January 20, 1930 in Burr Oak Township, Michigan son of the late Aaron Wallace and Mary Grace (Malchi) Krontz. Gordon resided in the Burr Oak and Sturgis area his entire life. On May 8, 1976 he married Roberta "Bobbie"...
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Ruth L. Holmes

July 13, 1934 - December 12, 2016

Ruth L. Holmes age 82 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Monday morning, December 12, 2016 at Adult Nu Care in Sturgis. She was born July 13, 1934 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of the late Walter H. and June A. (Murray) Snyder. Ruth resided most of her life in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area. She attended White School a one room school house and also Sturgis High School. She was...
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Theodore Edward Tischler

August 4, 1941 - December 5, 2016

Theodore Edward Tischler age 75 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away Monday afternoon, December 5, 2016 at his home. He was born August 4, 1941 in Reading, Pennsylvania son of the late William and Ella (Kiwak) Tischler. Ted resided in Burr Oak for the past 16 years coming from Reading, Pennsylvania. On November 25, 1967 he married Mildred Meck in Reading. Ted was employed as...
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Richard Earle Kane

June 27, 1934 - December 4, 2016

Richard Earle Kane age 82 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Sunday morning, December 4, 2016 at his home. He was born June 27, 1934 in Amherst, Ohio son of the late Raymond W. and Mary Edith (Hile) Kane. Dick resided in Sturgis since 1958 coming from Birmingham, Ohio. He had a love for Arizona and truly enjoyed the 13 years he and Shirley wintered there. On September 3,...
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Eleanore J. Laughry

April 15, 1941 - November 29, 2016

Eleanore J. Laughry age 75 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016 at the Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, Indiana. She was born April 15, 1941 daughter of the late Jeremiah and Florence (Smith) Bupp. Eleanore resided most of her life in Sturgis. On September 23, 1960 she married John E. Laughry in Angola, Indiana. Eleanore retired from...
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Michael J. Cox

July 10, 1941 - November 28, 2016

Michael J. Cox age 75 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Monday evening November 28, 2016 at the Sturgis Hospital. He was born July 10, 1941 in Kalamazoo, Michigan son of the late Kenneth James and Dorothy Elizabeth (Rich) Cox. Mike resided most of his life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1960. On May 9, 1994 he married Lou Ann James in...
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Ruben Garcia

May 8, 1956 - November 25, 2016

Ruben Garcia, age 60, of Sturgis, MI passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at the Sturgis Hospital. He was born May 8, 1956 in Zinapcuaro, Mexico a son of Jose Luis and Magdalana Garcia. Ruben has been a resident of the Sturgis area since 1993. He previously lived in California and Mexico. On Dec. 14, 1985 he married Blanca E. Garcia. He had been employed at Sturgis Iron & Metal and then...
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Phyllis T. Brown

June 26, 1923 - November 23, 2016

Phyllis Catherine (Tschumy) Brown age 93 of Klinger Lake, Sturgis, Michigan passed from this world early Wednesday morning November 23, 2016 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born at Memorial Hospital in Fremont, Ohio on June 26, 1923, the oldest of two children born to Herbert Paul and Catherine (Stull) Tschumy. Phyllis was a 1941 graduate of Ross High School in Fremont. ...
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Rita Jo Zerbe

March 13, 1952 - November 23, 2016

Rita Jo Zerbe age 64 of Schoolcraft, Michigan began her heavenly walk peacefully after a "beautiful fight" with ALS on November 23, 2016. Although the fight was difficult, her last breath was pain-free surrounded by her immediate family; her greatest joy. She was born to her earthly journey on March 13, 1952 in Muncie, Indiana daughter of the late Herbert Lowell and Ellen (Bidgood) Shroyer....
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Burrett "Buster" M. Allabach

October 14, 1934 - November 21, 2016

Burrett M. "Buster" Allabach age 82 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Monday evening November 21, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor Nursing Home in LaGrange, Indiana. He was born October 14, 1934 in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania son of the late Charles and Lillian (Dauberman) Allabach. Buster resided most of his life in Sturgis, coming from Mill Hall Pennsylvania at the age of 5. On...
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Marjorie K. DeWitt

November 15, 1938 - November 16, 2016

Marjorie K. DeWitt, age 78, a lifelong Sturgis resident, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Thurston Woods Village. Marjorie was born Nov. 15, 1938 in Sturgis, MI a daughter to the late Lowell K. and Beulah M. (Lehman) DeWitt. She had worked at the ARCH Workshop, the Sturgis High School Dietary Dept., and Thurston Woods Laundry Dept. She also enjoyed volunteering for the activities...
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William J. Schuler

November 13, 1921 - November 14, 2016

William J. Schuler age 95 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Monday morning, November 14, 2016 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. He was born November 13, 1921 in Jeannette, Pennsylvania son of the late James Guy and Agnes (Smith) Schuler. Bill was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1939. On June 15, 1944 he married Lois P....
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Paul "Skip" Douglas Fergeson, Jr.

November 12, 1959 - November 14, 2016

Paul "Skip" Douglas Fergeson Jr., age 57, of Sturgis, MI passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on Monday evening Nov. 14, 2016. He was born Nov. 12, 1959 in Sturgis, MI a son to the late Paul D. and Patricia J. (Bridges) Fergeson Sr. Skip had been a resident of the Sturgis area all of his life except for a few years he lived in Colorado. On June 22, 1984 he married Debora Ann ...
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David William Sprister

July 18, 1952 - November 10, 2016

David William Sprister, age 64, a lifelong resident of Sturgis, MI passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born July 18, 1952 in Sturgis, MI a son to the late William David and Marlene Lou (Kisseberth) Sprister. David was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1970. After high school he was employed by several local grocery...
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Thomas Wellington Bradley

December 29, 1918 - November 9, 2016

Thomas Wellington Bradley age 97 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016 at his home. He was born December 29, 1918 in Decatur, Indiana son of the late Wellington and Lulu (Smith) Bradley. Tom resided in Sturgis since 1969 coming from LaGrange County, Indiana. On September 24, 1942 he married Mary E. Willhite in Bowling Green, Ohio. She...
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Herbert S. Ledyard

April 25, 1942 - November 9, 2016

Herbert S. Ledyard age 74 of Sturgis, Michigan went home to be with his Lord and Savior late Wednesday morning November 9, 2016 at his home. He was born April 25, 1942 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Arthur and Blanche (Pridgeon) Ledyard. Herb was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a truck driver by trade for all of his working life. He was a member of the LaGrange Church of...
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Audrey Wilson Ledyard

September 19, 1935 - November 9, 2016

Audrey Wilson Ledyard age 81 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born September 19, 1935 in Manchester, England. Audrey resided in the Sturgis area since the 1950s and lived in Kalamazoo from 1965-1976. In 1960 she married David Wilson. This marriage ended in divorce. On August 23, 1981 she...
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Lois P. Schuler

September 24, 1925 - November 8, 2016

Lois P. Schuler age 91 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away early Tuesday morning November 8, 2016 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born September 24, 1925 in Sherman Township, Michigan daughter of the late Dwight and Mary (Haifley) Crosbie. Lois was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1943. On June 15, 1946 she married...
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Lenore Forrest

March 4, 1915 - November 7, 2016

Lenore Forrest age 101 passed away peacefully Monday morning, November 7, 2016 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born March 4, 1915 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of the late Vern and Emma (Wisler) Free. Lenore was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1934 and continued her education and graduated from the International...
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Timothy C. Kennard

May 25, 1954 - November 5, 2016

Timothy C. Kennard age 62 of Chesterfield, Michigan and a former resident of Sturgis passed away early Saturday morning, November 5, 2016 at the McLaren Macomb Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born May 25, 1954 in Elmhurst, Illinois son of Donald L. and Phyllis J. Kennard. Tim resided in Chesterfield since 2003 going there from Sturgis and his early life was lived in Glen...
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Cathy A. Wells

June 29, 1957 - November 2, 2016

Cathy A. Wells age 59 of Burr Oak, Michigan passed away late Wednesday evening, November 2, 2016 at her home. She was born June 29, 1957 in Mexico, Indiana daughter of Elbert Earl "Bud" and Mary Gervase (Anderson) Mygrant. Cathy resided in Burr Oak since 1978 coming from Peru, Indiana. On April 8, 1978 she married Daniel Wells in Mexico, Indiana. Cathy was a licensed...
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Alita D. Peerbolte

May 8, 1914 - October 30, 2016

Alita D. Peerbolte, age 102, passed away late Sunday night, October 30, 2016 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born May 8, 1914 in South Holland, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), daughter of the late Henry and Anna (Jonkman) Dykema. She graduated from Thornton High School and Junior College in 1932. She began her working career as a dental assistant working for Script (paper...
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Rosemary Currier

January 29, 1944 - October 30, 2016

Rosemary Currier, age 72, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 30, 2016 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo after an extended illness. Rosemary was born on January 29, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois to James and Elizabeth (McDonnell) Hora. Rosemary moved from the Chicago area to Centreville, Michigan at the age of seven. She graduated with the class of 1962. She met the...
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