Obituaries

Elizabeth “Betty” Powell, 85, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at Bronson Methodist Hospital after sustaining injuries from an automobile accident. She was born June 20, 1932 in Napoleon, a daughter of Earl and Lydia (Fisher) Kirkbride. Betty attended Napoleon Public Schools,...
James Emory Steele, 52, of Marcellus and Constantine, passed away on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 after a long battle with lung cancer. James was born in Three Rivers, to Richard R. and Myrtle J. (Rose) Steele on April 29, 1965. At his request cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held on...
Don Heskett, Jr., age 57, of Constantine, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born Jan. 7, 1961 in Elmhurst, Ill., a son of Don and Dorothy (Corbin) Heskett, Sr. Don graduated from Constantine High School in 1979. He worked at Town Fryer, and was owner...
Judith Dianne “Judy” Smith, age 82, of Three Rivers passed away on Monday, March 26, 2018 surrounded by her family.  She was born in Zurich, Mont. on Aug. 21, 1935 to John D. (Hazel) (Claridge) Pike and was later raised by Mr. Arthur Burns. Judy was a high school graduate in Chinook, Mont. in...
Mrs. Doris M. Wortinger passed away peacefully March 23 at Three Rivers Health at the age of 99. She was born in Cass County on her father’s farm at Cranberry Lake the daughter of Paul and Mildred (Bowers) Janing. When Doris was 10-years-old, the family moved to Marcellus where she graduated from...
Jacob B. “Chaplain Jake” Schwartz, 76, of Sturgis, died March 27, 2018 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, Ind. He was born Feb. 1, 1942 in Berne, Ind., a son of Simon and Mary (Yoder) Schwartz. Jake attended school in Wasepi. On Dec. 22, 1963 he married Martha Borkholder at...
Larry Misel, age 75, of Marcellus passed away March 23, 2018. He was born Oct. 25, 1942 in Three Rivers, the son of Charles Lee Misel, and Eva Joy (Conder) Misel. Larry Douglas Misel was a beautiful soul. From him we all have learned that it is not what you have in your life, but who resides...
Maxine Barnell, 94, passed away unexpectedly and quickly on Friday, March 23, 2018 at her home in Constantine. She was born Feb. 18, 1924 in Burr Oak to Emil and Mary Klopfenstein. On July 30, 1943, she married Paul Barnell; he preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2008. She is survived by their five...
Tegan Richard VanScoik, 11, of Three Rivers, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Bronson Hospital. He was born in Tallahassee, Flor. on August 23, 2006, a son of Philip VanScoik and Crystal Stewart. Tegan attended Riverside Elementary School in Constantine. He enjoyed cars, especially hot...
Kenneth Charles Westfall, age 73, of Three Rivers, Mich. passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018. He was born on May 27, 1944 in Dowagiac, Mich. the son of the late Clarence Wellington and Vivian June (Rudd) Westfall. Ken proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force where he served in Guam. He...

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