Obituaries

Steve Glant, 65

Steven Michael Glant, age 65, of Union City, passed away on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence in Battle Creek surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Lighthouse of Athens, 310 S. Capital Avenue. Pastor Jayme Palaszeski from the Athens United Methodist Church will officiate. …

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Michael Koss, 82

Michael S. Koss, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Chicago, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Born in Philadelphia on April 8, 1938, he was the beloved father of Burton Koss, uncle Mickey to nine nieces and nephews, 21 great nieces and nephews, 10 great-great nieces and nephews, and adopted uncle Mickey to many more. Dear brother of the late Norman …

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Howard Barkley, 89

Howard J. Barkley, age 89, of Kalamazoo, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, following a short battle with COVID-19. Howard was born Oct. 1, 1931, in Fort Dodge Iowa, a son of the late Howard and Ruth (Leiss) Barkley. Howard had a positive attitude and always found the good in those around him. He had …

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Dianna Caldwell, 73

Dianna Carol Caldwell, age 73, of Sturgis, passed away Thursday morning, Oct. 29, 2020, at Sturgis Hospital. She was born Aug. 8, 1947, in Branch County, a daughter of the late Elmer and Bertha (Foster) Bauman. Dianna resided in Sturgis most of her life. On Sept. 30, 1979, she married William Randall “Frog” Caldwell in Edinburgh, Ind. He preceded her …

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Jim Grames, 79

James “Jim” R. Grames, age 79, of Jones, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 in Three Rivers. He was born in Kalamazoo on September 2, 1941 the son of George and Rose (Sitar) Grames. On July 20, 1963, in Jones, he married Betty Jean Daughtery who survives. Jim liked to work hard and play harder, he worked for many years …

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Jack Goes, 82

John E. “Jack” Goes, age 82, of Constantine, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020, at Three Rivers Health. Jack was born in Evansville, Indiana on March 7, 1938, a son of Walter and Nancy (Baker) Goes. He graduated from Highlands High School in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky in 1956. Jack attended Purdue University for 2 years where he played football for …

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Esther Brouwer, 97

Esther Brouwer, age 97, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Esther was born in Berwyn, IL, on July 25, 1923, to John and Louise (Knobloch) Wimmer. She met her first and only boyfriend and love of her life, Harold Brouwer, in their church youth group. Harold joined the U.S. Army in Europe during WWII, …

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Joe Warn, 45

Joseph Eugene “Joe” Warn, age 45, of Leonidas, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. He was born in Kalamazoo on Nov. 22, 1974 the son of Gary E. and Patricia Ann (Howard) Warn. He graduated from Portage Central High School in 1993 where he was active in all sports. He attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College and worked briefly at …

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Marilyn Borton, 83

Marilyn Joyce (Fritz) Borton, age 83, of Three Rivers, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo, with her family by her side. Marilyn was born March 7, 1937, in Fulton, Michigan to Donald and Ruth (Knauss) Fritz. As the eldest of four girls, Marilyn grew up helping on the family farm. She was attending Vicksburg …

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Thomas (Knute) Miholer, 70

Thomas L. “Knute” Miholer, age 70, passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was born in Three Rivers, on December 5, 1949, the son of the late Thomas and Marilyn (Neff) Miholer. Tom was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He had a great sense of humor, gentle smile and kind personality. Knute, as he …

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