Sy Crose, 81

Sybert “Sy” L. Crose, age 81, of Three Rivers, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the Borgess Medical Center following a brief illness. He was born on Jan. 5, 1931 in Three Rivers, MI. the son of Berto and Mildred (Heslett) Crose.

Mr. Crose has been a lifelong resident of Three Rivers. He was employed in construction for over twenty-five years with Continental Design in Kalamazoo, before retiring in 1994. Sy truly loved to work with wood, building many pieces of furniture, and knick knacks for family and friends. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling, and playing cards. Sybert was a member of the Three Rivers Elks Lodge #1248.

Mr. Crose was preceded in death by his parents, his late wife Charlett, and four siblings, Patricia, Darrell, Delores “Pete”, and Corwin “Corky” Crose.

He leaves to cherish his memory, four children, Lore (Matthew) Hynan, of McCordsville, IN., Julie (Dennis) Bertch, of Kalamazoo, MI., Scott (Lyn) Crose, of Three Rivers, Todd (Angella) Crose, of Morris, IL.; twelve grandchildren, Brandon and Chase Crose, Jason Bertch, and Elizabeth Eley, Ryan, Breanna, Brittanie, Brianna, and Nathan, Anthony, Katie, and Austin Hynan; thirteen great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 with visitation one hour prior on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Lane officiating.

Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Three Rivers.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family at

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