Obituaries

Ilene Ross, 86

Ilene M. Ross, age 86, of Bronson, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022 at her home. Ilene was born on April 29, 1936 in Bronson, a daughter to the late Ivan J. and Ina Pearl (Stewart) Swift. Ilene graduated from Colon High School with the class of 1954. On August 25, 1956 Ilene married her husband of 65 years, Lynn …

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Oscar Blowers, 80

Oscar E. Blowers, age 80, of LaGrange, died Friday, May 13, 2022, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange. He was born on April 21, 1942, in Fairborn, OH to Ernest Hobert and Stella Elizabeth (Coker) Blowers. Oscar grew up in the Stroh area of the county and graduated from Salem Center High School. He worked as a police officer for …

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Mitchell Whitman Sr, 70

Barry Mitchell Whitman Sr., a longtime resident of Constantine, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the age of 70. Mitchell is survived by his children: Hotrod Whitman, Sissy (Terry) Cousins, Wendy (Donnie) Lowrey; Grandchildren: Ashley Binkley, Alexis, Haylie, Donavin Lowrey; Great Grandchild Josie Binkley; Brothers: Randell Walden, Everett Whitman; Sisters: Jean Mcmahan, Julie Young, …

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Donald Raiche, 84

Donald Howard Raiche of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at the age of 84. He was born in Iron Mountain, MI on October 3, 1937, the son of Howard and Mildred (Simonson) Raiche. A complete obituary is currently in the process of being written. The Raiche family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & …

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Catherine Wilcox, 83

Catherine Louise Wilcox, age 83, of Fawn River Township, Sturgis, passed away Thursday morning May 12, 2022 at her home. She was born August 3, 1938 in LaGrange, daughter of the late Homer and Margaret (Neff) Smith. Catherine resided most of her life in Fawn River. Catherine worked as an Aid with the Sturgis Public Schools for many years and …

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Constance Hill, 69

Constance M. Hill, age 69, of Sturgis, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Edgewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Home in Three Rivers. She was born August 7, 1952 in Cherry Point, NC a daughter to the late Francis E. and Helen M. (Taylor) VanDeVoord. Constance grew up in Illinois and graduated from Atkinson, IL High School. After graduation, she …

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Shannon Glascock, 52

Shannon Kay Glascock, of Vicksburg passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the age of 52. Shannon was born September 27, 1969 in Battle Creek. She was the daughter of Jack and Diane (Scofield) Budrow. Shannon attended Schoolcraft Community Schools and graduated from Schoolcraft High School with the Class of 1987. After high school Shannon pursued her dreams and …

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Tom Salisbury, 77

Thomas Henry Salisbury, age 77, of White Pigeon, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. He was born on August 26, 1944 in Sturgis. In respect to his wishes, cremation has taken place. Farrand Funeral Home is in charge of services. Tom graduated from White Pigeon High School; continued in to the US Army; Stationed in Germany. He pursued a …

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Sharon Rutz, 85

Sharon Alice Rutz of Marcellus, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022 at the age of 85. Sharon was born in Petoskey on October 3, 1936 to Grace and Forrest Molineaux. Her parents were educators within the Michigan state school system. Through their various job postings she was lucky enough to claim several childhood hometowns throughout Michigan with fond memories of …

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Mike Bingaman, 77

Michael A. Bingaman, age 77, of LaGrange, died Sunday, May 8, 2022, at home. Mike was born on January 25, 1945 in Mendon to Clifford and Jane (Truckey) Bingaman. Living for many years in LaGrange County, he worked at Burr Oak Tool and Gauge in Sturgis for 28 years. Mike was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed doing wood …

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