Obituaries

Daniel L. Ringler, age 74 of South Haven and formerly of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020 at his home. Dan was born May 5, 1946 in Pilot Point, Texas, the son of Cecil and Mary (Sunday) Ringler, and has lived in the South Haven area for the past six years. He loved fishing, hunting,...
Paul Kurt Kruger Jr., 90, of Marcellus, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his home. Paul was born September 30, 1930, in Baroda, Mich., the son of Paul and Whilemena (Brant) Kruger Sr. He worked in farming and manufacturing, being employed at Pemco in Bridgman for 18 years as...
Norma Jean (Halstead) Surbeck, 87, of Three Rivers, died Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Birch Meadows. She was born November 16, 1933 in Lansing, Mich., the daughter of Willard Earl and Bernice (Smith) Halstead. Norma graduated from Lansing Eastern High School, class of 1951, and went on to...
Harold E. Robinson, age 73, of Three Rivers passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Three Rivers, MI on August 24, 1947, the son of Harlon P. and Alma P. (Boggio) Robinson. On August 16, 1986, he was united in marriage to Beverly (Babcock)...
Alice Louise Kempton, 84, formerly of Tekonsha, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Birch Meadows AFC in Three Rivers. A private family graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in Tekonsha, with her son, Pastor Douglas Kempton, of Grace Community Church in Detroit, officiating...
Third generation Three Rivers resident David Bartling O'Dell passed away Thursday, December 3, at age 68, from the COVID-19 virus, compounded by colon cancer. He had resided at Heartland Health Care Center since 2017 to receive care as a paraplegic, despite having lived stolidly and independently...
Bessie Jean “BJ” Jones, age 90, formerly of Mendon, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph, Michigan. She was born in Montgomery, Alabama on Feb. 15, 1930, the daughter of John Raymond Gentry and Mary Ovella (Crow) Gentry. She graduated from Mendon High School with the class...
Aija Wagner, age 78, of Three Rivers, Michigan, sadly passed away on December 11, 2020 at her home. She was born in Riga, Latvia, on December 31, 1941, the daughter of Leon and Velta (Jirgensons) Boze. Three years later, Leon and Velta were divorced. Velta married Alfreds Ozolins. At the age of 9,...
Friedrich Johann Henningsen, 86 of Sturgis, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Three Rivers Health Hospital. Fred was born in Jackson on March 24, 1934, a son of Heinrich and Frida (Jurgensen) Henningsen. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1951. Fred earned his Bachelor's and Master's...
Garold L. Whitehead, age 72, of Wetmore, Mich. and Three Rivers, Mich., died following a brief illness under the loving care of Tim, Susie and family at their home on Friday afternoon, December 4, 2020. He was born in Kalamazoo on June 17, 1948 to Paul and Marguerite (McDonald) Whitehead. Garold...

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