Obituaries

Todd Conde of Jones was born Oct. 6, 1961 and passed Jan. 25, 2017. He’s survived by his daughter, Jennifer (Rory) Long; his grandchildren, Jaden, Van, Qoie and Taj; his sons, Kaleb and Jacob. Family and friends will have a celebration of life at a later date.
Duane Edwin Butrick, 85, of Jones, died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, one day before his 86th birthday, in Brentwood of Niles, in the comfort of his family’s presence. He was born Jan. 29, 1931 in Dowagiac, the third of 12 children of Dearl and Dorothy (Bannow) Butrick. He married Shirley...
Sharon James “Bookie” Buchner, 94, of Mendon, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at the Birch Adult Care Home in Leonidas. He was born in Mendon on Jan. 9, 1923 the son of Leon J. and Frances (Bloom) Buchner and was a lifetime resident of Mendon. He graduated from Mendon High School in 1943 and then...
Varon (Pete) Rowe, 65, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Jan. 16, 2017. Pete enjoyed old cars, fishing, flying remote planes, and playing pool. Surviving Pete is his loving wife (of 23 years) Vickie Rowe; four children, Bradley (Karey) Stroup, Wendy Smith, Lisa (David) Gouin and Robin...
Ervin C. Haithcock departed this life Jan. 23, 2017. He was born to Claude and Thelma Haithcock in Kalamazoo, Sept. 29, 1921. Ervin attended schools in Kalamazoo. He was called into the Army and fought in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. After being discharged, he married...
Mr. Dennis Charles Tipton, 73, of Marcellus, passed away early Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Oct. 8, 1943 in South Haven, the son of the late Charles and Esther (Jillson) Tipton. On July 23, 1966 Dennis was united in marriage to Mrs. Rita (...
J. Jeanne McClain, 94, of Mendon, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at her home. She was born in Sturgis on May 5, 1922 the daughter of Marvin and Marion (Tubbs) Hays, and was later adopted by Thomas Elwyn Simpson and Edna Elizabeth (Brower) Simpson. Jeanne graduated from Mendon High School with the...
Beverly “Jean” (Caseman) Tuckey, 91, of Constantine and Newberg Township, peacefully departed this realm on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at Woodland Terrace Senior Living in Niles. Jean was born May 4, 1925 in Union City to Frank and Fannie Mae (Hull) Caseman. She attended school in Constantine. In the...
Mrs. Lillian Joan Schmid (Kauffman) went to be with our Lord on Jan. 23, 2017. She was born on July 14, 1934 in Three Rivers to Kenneth and Mary (Boggio) Kauffman. Joan graduated from Three Rivers High School. She was the second of nine children: Donna (Harvard) Davis, Pat (Duane) Flinn, Leroy (...
Fran Marie Ellert, 84, residing at Greenleaf Health Campus, passed away Saturday morning at her residence. Fran was born on Dec. 21, 1932 in Silver Lake, Ind. to the late Percy and Florence Petgen. She married Robert J. “Bob” Ellert on Jan. 7, 1967 in Elkhart, Ind. Bob passed away on March 21, 2012...

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