Obituaries

Mike Kline, 71

Michael Donald Kline, age 71, of Three Rivers, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at his home. He was born in Gobles, MI on Dec. 31, 1949 the son of Robert C. and Louise A. (Anderson) Kline. He graduated From Mendon High School with the class of 1968. Mike was a truck driver for several companies, including Direct Services and Hoekstra …

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Rose Starks, 90

Rose Marie Starks, age 90, of Three Rivers, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at her home. She was born in Birmingham, MI on Aug. 15, 1930 the daughter of Forrest and Nola (Marsh) Howe. She graduated from Lake Orion High School. She was married to Alvin A. Starks and they resided in Mendon before settling in Three Rivers. Rose worked …

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Letha Goertler, 94

Letha Leone Goertler, age 94, of Leonidas, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Three Rivers. She was born in Vicksburg on Nov. 7, 1926 the daughter of C. Wayne and Clara (Briggs) Collins. After graduation from Vicksburg High School, she worked at Simpson-Lee Paper Co and Upjohn Pharmaceutical. She met and married Maurice E. Goertler on …

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Phillip Warmack, 56

Phillip Matthew Warmack, age 56, of Sturgis, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana. He was born in Three Rivers on Feb. 28, 1964 the son of the late William Aldon Warmack and Hazel June (Chitwood) Warmack and was a lifetime resident of St. Joseph County. He attended Three Rivers Schools and was a resident of …

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George Ann Smith, 84

George Ann Smith, age 84, of Mottville Township, White Pigeon, died Jan. 7, 2021, surround by her family. She was born May 4, 1936, in Constantine, a daughter of George P. and Gertrude L. (Carper) Wolgamood. She lived in Mottville since 2005, coming from Fish Lake, where she lived for 35 years. Graduate of Constantine High School in 1954, employed …

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James Bauman, 72

James E. Bauman, age 72, of Sturgis, died Jan. 7, 2021, at her home. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon.

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Rose Carlisi, age 92

Rose Marie Carlisi, age 92, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Edgewood Health and Rehabilitation. She was born in Chicago on April 26, 1928, the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie (Zmuda) Cerbin. Rose Marie was united in marriage to Mr. John Carlisi on July 19, 1947. Together they made their home in …

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Gregory Sanders, 59

Gregory Lynn Sanders, age 59, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at Borgess Medical Center. Greg was born on Dec. 20, 1961 in Elkhart, the son of Eugene and Carol (Scott) Sanders. Gregory has been a longtime resident of Three Rivers. He was employed as a welder for the Dexter Axle Company, Elkhart for many …

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Butch DeMott, 78

Duane Faye “Butch” DeMott, age 78, of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021, at Edgewood Health and Rehabilitation. He was born August 21, 1942 in Kalamazoo, the son of Silas D. and Ann Isabell (Mizerak) DeMott. Butch graduated from Battle Creek Lakeview High School in 1961. He proudly worked as a fireman for the Kalamazoo Fire Department …

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Dolores Howard, 86

Dolores Anna Howard, age 86, of Wyoming, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at her home in Wyoming, MI. Dolores was born in Elk City, Oklahoma on July 31, 1934, to Joseph Antone Spieker and Georgia Ann (Chervenka) Spieker. On February 11, 1952, in Canute, OK, she was married to Cecil Raymond “Sandy” Howard, who preceded her in …

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