Dennis Rumsey

Peter Thurman, 30

Peter Bernard Thurman, age 30, of Leonidas and formerly of Three Rivers, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2024 at his home. He was born May 8, 1993, in Three Rivers, the son of Audrey (Thurman) Taylor and graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 2011. Peter worked at Grand Rental Station and owned his own lawncare business. …

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Bob Meyer, 77

Robert (Bob) Charles Meyer, age 77, of Three Rivers, passed away at his home, surrounded by family, following an extended illness on the morning of Tuesday, February 27, 2024. He was born on November 8, 1946 to Leo and Jennie Meyer. Bob spent his childhood in the area, having attended Three Rivers Schools. He welcomed five sons into the world …

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Susanna Miller, 92

Susanna Miller, age 92, of Constantine died on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at her home. She was born April 4, 1931 in Barnes County, North Dakota, a daughter of Harry and Amelia (Yoder) Bontrager. On September 20, 1951 she married Ora F Miller in Middlebury. He preceded her in death June 2, 2002. Susanna was a devoted and loving wife, …

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Jane Todd, 83

Jane M. Todd, age 83, of Sturgis, passed away Saturday morning, February 24, 2024 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. She was born January 29, 1941 in Kalamazoo, daughter of the late George Edward and Helen Jean (Schmidt) Darlison. Jane resided in the Sturgis and White Pigeon area her whole life, and was a graduate of White Pigeon High School. …

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Devin Sokolowski, 41

Devin Andrew Sokolowski, age 41, of Chugiak, Alaska and formerly of Mattawan, died on February 11,2024 in Chugiak.  He was born May 22, 1982 in Kalamazoo, the son of Todd Andrew and Laurie Ann (Widmayer) Sokolowski. Devin graduated from Mattawan High School in 2001, where he participated in football, basketball and track. He worked locally for Campbell Murch Memorials. On …

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Graden Kundert, 90

Graden J. Kundert, age 90, passed away peacefully during the morning of Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 14, 1933 in Three Rivers in his family home. Graden was the son of John Henry and Velma Winnefred “Winnie” Kundert. He attended Ferguson School for Elementary and later graduated from Three Rivers …

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Ed Schlabach, 52

Edward R. Schlabach, age 52, of Sturgis, passed away at his home surrounded by his family late Monday evening, February 26, 2024 following a hard fought battle with cancer.He was born August 18, 1971 in Sarasota, Florida son of Harvey Robert and Katie E. (Yoder) Schlabach. Ed resided in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area his whole life and was …

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Out and About – Week of February 26th

I’m in favor of saving as much energy as possible, in anyway I can. That’s probably why I enjoy naps so much. I also like to share ways on how to save energy with you readers. Here are four ways to save energy in the kitchen: Cook with smaller appliances. According to the Department of Energy, a toaster or convection …

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Darlene Hochstetler, 80

Janet Darlene Hochstetler passed away, Monday, February 26, 2024 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, a day after celebrating her 80th birthday with family. She was born February 25, 1944 at 10:30 am at Goshen Hospital to Lyle L. and Kizzie “Lavonne” (Smetzer) Rohrer. She was a graduate of Goshen High School. On June 9, 1962 at St. Mark’s United …

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Pauline Richards, 94

Pauline G. Richards, age 94, of Sturgis, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024 at Ft. Wayne Lutheran Hospital. She was born March 5, 1929 in Chelyan, West Virginia a daughter of the late Arthur and Samantha (Jenkins) Patterson. On June 30, 1945 she married Dewey Murphy and they were married 10 months when Dewey was killed and left a …

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