Dennis Rumsey

COVID-19 hospitalizations reach record high in Michigan

Michigan’s number of hospitalized adults with confirmed COVID-19 cases reached a new pandemic high Monday, nearing 4,200 as the state continued to confront surging infections. The total of 4,185 cases surpassed the previous record of 4,158, which was set seven months ago when fewer residents were vaccinated. More than one-fifth of COVID patients in Michigan hospitals were in intensive care. …

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Thomas W. Hargreave, 86

Thomas W. Hargreave, age 86, of Leonidas, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. Thomas was born in England on September 13, 1935, a son to the late Walter and Beatrice (Fulford) Hargreave. On July 2, 1953 Thomas married Gloria Moyer in Battle Creek. Thomas is survived by his wife Gloria Hargreave of Leonidas, children: Diana …

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Doris Hassenger, 65

Doris Erlene Hassenger, age 65, of Colon, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Doris was born on September 11, 1956 in Sturgis, a daughter to the late David and Ruth (Hartwig) Trine. Doris graduated from Colon High School with the class of 1974. She then attended Kellogg Community College and received her associates degree. Following …

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Kurt Johansen, 66

Kurt Randall Johansen, age 66, of Sturgis, passed away early Thursday morning, November 25, 2021 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born November 22, 1955 in Three Rivers, son of the late Arthur and Alice L. (Stahly) Johansen. Kurt resided in Sturgis since 1985 coming from Constantine where he was a graduate of Constantine High School with the …

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Georgiana Pfenning, 92

Georgiana Pfenning, age 92, of Sturgis, passed away early Friday morning, November 26, 2021 at Thurston Woods Villa in Sturgis. She was born September 26, 1929 in Warren, Indiana daughter of the late Leo and Gladys (Sprowl) Harter. Mrs. Pfenning resided most of her life in Sturgis and was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1947. …

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Trey Orban, 26

Trey Edward Orban, age 26, of Burr Oak, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his home. He was born April 12, 1995 in Sturgis, son of Kelly Melchi and Michael Orban. Trey resided his whole life in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area and attended Burr Oak High School. He was a welder by trade and had been employed …

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Leo Mitchell, 67

Leo E. Mitchell, Jr., age 67, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at his home in Sturgis. He was born in Allegan on August 5, 1954, the son of the late Leo Mitchell Sr. and Erma Mitchell-Shroeder. He attended Allegan High School where he excelled at several sports. Leo was a hard worker and enjoyed being around anything mechanical. …

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Larry Wagner

Larry B. Wagner, died on Monday, November 29, 2021. Cremation has taken place and there are no services planned at this time. Arrangements by Schipper Funeral Home.

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James Findlay

James R. Findlay died on Monday, November 29, 2021 Cremation has taken place and there are no services planned at this time. Arrangements by Schipper Funeral Home.

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