Dennis Rumsey

Joanne Eichhorn, 70

Joanne Eichhorn, age 70, of Sturgis, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022 in Mishawaka.  She was born on Nov. 14, 1952 in Providence, RI to Neal K. And Doris (Switzer) Olsen.  She married Mark Eichhorn on Sept. 8, 2001. She is survived by her husband, Mark; her children: Ryan (Brooke) Flowers, April (Scott) Stuart and Neal Eakins; a grandson, …

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Tom Potts, 81

Thomas Renwick Potts passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 at the age of 81. Tom was loving, loyal, generous, and encouraging all his life, in all of his roles: as a son, brother, husband, father, and papa. He drew immense joy from his family and friends, but most importantly following and attending the many activities of his children and grandchildren. …

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Ray Milliken, 82

Ray Milliken, age 82, of Sturgis, (formerly of South Bend) passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022 after a short stay at the Robin’s Nest Assisted Living Facility in Mill Creek, Indiana. Ray was born on April 6, 1940 in South Bend to the late Albert B. Milliken and Edith R. (Dyer) McDonald. Ray owned and operated Milliken Construction and …

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Dave Grabe, 79

Dave Grabe, age 79, of Battle Creek, passed away peacefully December 2, 2022 in Panama City Beach, Florida one of his favorite places to be. Dave was born and raised in Sturgis, and left there in August of ’93 when he married Jeanne (Woods) Ledford. They were friends at Sturgis High School. Every year they came to Panama City Beach …

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Carol Tuesley, 80

Carol Tuesley, age 80, of Portage and formerly of Three Rivers, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2022. Carol was born in Battle Creek on December 5, 1942, the daughter of the late Arthur and Katherine (Shoemaker) Wetherhill. She was a graduate of Three Rivers High School and worked in the accounting departments at Clifton Engineering and Albright Oldsmobile. Carol …

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Sharon Snowden, 80

Sharon Marie Snowden, age 80, of Howe, Indiana passed away Friday evening, December 9, 2022 at her home. She was born March 21, 1942 in Sturgis, daughter of the late Ervin and Elizabeth “Betty” (Harrison) Schrock. Sharon resided in Howe since 1995, coming from Sturgis. On October 31, 1981 she married Robert Snowden in Sturgis. He preceded her in death …

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Renee Wolf, 68

Catherine “Renee” Wolf, age 68, of Constantine, passed away Friday, December 9, 2022 at Three Rivers Health. She was born in Battle Creek on August 14,1954 a daughter of Avril and Elizabeth (Mix) Cruce. Renee graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1972. On August 29, 1981 she married Frederick W. Wolf in Constantine. He preceded her in death December …

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Out and About – Week of December 12th

My sincere condolences to the entire staff of the Three Rivers Commercial News. For 127 years you folks put out a daily periodical that was a part of many news-hungry citizens here in St. Joe County. I delivered the Three Rivers Commercial back in the late fifties. The paper back then cost about thirty-five cents a week to have it …

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Mildred Wood, 75

Mildred L. Wood, age 75, of rural Centreville, died Friday, December 9, 2022 at Ascension Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo.  She was born in Mark Tree, Arkansas on October 26, 1947 one of sixteen children born to Vester and Dollie (Ferguson) Baney. She was married to Sharley Foster Wood in Arkansas on July 27, 1963 and they have resided in Michigan …

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Ken Shane, 84

Kenneth Arnold Shane, age 84, of Sturgis, passed away early Thursday evening, December 8, 2022 at the home of his daughter Kathy in Alto, Michigan. He was born July 26, 1938 in Chicago, son of the late Leo and Elsie (Feuereisen) Shane. Ken’s early life was spent in Winnetka, Illinois where he was a graduate of New Trier High School …

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