Obituaries

Jeff Kuhnle, 66

Jeffry Lynn Kuhnle, age 66, of Marcellus, passed away Monday, September 10, 2018. Jeffry was born July 16, 1952, in Pique Ohio , the son of Robert and Patricia Kuhnle. He is survived by two daughters Trina Patterson, of Kalamazoo and Lacey Kuhnle of Tennessee, Mother Patricia of Three Rivers, and one brother Robert Kuhnle of Marcellus. To many Jeffry …

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Beverly Tepfer, 75

Beverly Ann (Bowser) Tepfer, age 75, of White Pigeon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Fla. She was born Oct. 27, 1942, in Battle Creek, the only child of the late Bernard and Beulah (Shaw) Bowser. Beverly was a longtime resident of White Pigeon and had moved to Florida in May to be closer …

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Jeff Rambadt, 55

Jeffrey H. Rambadt, age 55, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 22, 1962, in Sturgis, a son of Ronald E. and Carol (Alderman) Rambadt. Jeff was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1980. He continued his educational …

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Beverly Sheline, 90

Beverly May (Smith) Sheline, age 90, of Parkersbury, West Virginia, formerly of Marcellus, passed away July 2, 2018. She was born September 29, 1927 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Harley and Florence Smith. Beverly graduated in 1945 from Marcellus High School. She served as municipal court clerk in Parkersburg until she retired. She was a 50 year member of Beta …

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Lorraine Alexander, 84

Lorraine E. (Krontz, Pierson, Flowers) Alexander, age 84, of Three Rivers, departed to be with deceased family and friends Sunday evening, Sept. 9, 2018, at her home. She was born May 24, 1934, a daughter of the late Orin Arthur “Doc” and Edith (Shears) Krontz. She was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph County. Lorraine was preceded in death by …

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Dave Hoard, 68

David R. Hoard, age 68, of Bronson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family. Dave was born Nov. 26, 1949, in Battle Creek, a son of the late Ralph and Mary (Guthrie) Hoard. He had lived all his life in the Colon and Bronson area, where he had farmed and also was a self-employed …

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Bob Brooks, 65

Robert L. Brooks, age 65, of Constantine, and Port Orange, FL, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Luther, MI, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Three Rivers on November 28, 1952, a son of Arland Metzger and Elizabeth “Betty” Brooks and was later adopted by his grandparents Ila and Edwin Brooks.  Bob graduated from …

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Caroline Hanson, 95

Caroline L. Hanson, age 95, of Hoschton, GA and formerly of Centreville, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Bell Minor Home in Gainesville, GA. Caroline was born in Chicago on August 12, 1923, a daughter of the late Paul and Thelma (Austedt) VanBriggle. She graduated from Austin High School in Chicago in 1940. On June 2, 1945, she …

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Jesse Smith, 80

Jesse J. Smith, age 80, of Three Rivers passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018. Arrangements are being handled by Hohner Funeral Home.

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Mary Stroop, 76

Mary K. Stroop, age 76, of Howe, Ind., died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, at Life Care Center of LaGrange. She was born Dec. 12, 1941, in Sturgis, to the late Joseph P. and Marqurette M. (Darr) Babka. Mary worked as an operating room nurse for many years at Sturgis Hospital and attended Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sturgis. On March …

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