Obituaries

Ralph Bushman, 74, formerly of Rock Falls, Ill., passed away Oct. 15, 2016 at Three Rivers Health following a brief illness. He’s preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Doris Bushman. Ralph is survived by a brother, Steven Bushman; two daughters, Kim McKee and Sherry Scott; grandchildren,...
William “Bill” C. Dobrowolski, age 66, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at his home. Bill was born in Three Rivers on March 27, 1950, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Darish) Dobrowolski. He graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1968 and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching...
Lucinda “Cindy” Troyer, 67, of Middlebury, Ind., died at 2 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 17, at her residence after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on Nov. 28, 1948, in Elkhart County, Ind., to Ralph E. and Anna Mae (Miller) Hooley. On June 29, 1968 in Middlebury, Ind., she married Jerry Lee...
Jack Steven Alderson, 38, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 in Sturgis. He was born Nov. 5, 1977 in Aurora, Ill. son of James “Bob” and Diana (Nelson) Alderson. Jack resided in Sturgis for the past five years coming from Three Rivers where he was a graduate of Three...
Mr. Leon “Lee” E. Kline III, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Lee was born on Nov. 6, 1966 in Three Rivers the son of Leon E. (Ernie) Kline Jr. and Mary (Verheul) Kline. Lee attended Three Rivers Schools and was a lifelong avid car and...
Betty Evans, 89, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at Heartland Healthcare Center. Betty was employed at Harding’s Market, but spent the majority of her career working for Dr. Porter where she helped care for many local residents. She was a feisty woman and had a...
Carol Bernice Boulette, 99, of Three Rivers, died at home with her family present after a long illness, on Oct. 10, 2016. Born in Constantine on Feb. 27, 1917 to Clauda Pearl Davis and Franklin Lewis White, Carol attended Three Rivers schools, graduating Valedictorian of the class of 1934. In 1935...
Mr. James Lee Hay, 70, of Three Rivers, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 21, 1946 in Three Rivers, the son of the late Roland and Betty (Phillips) Hay. Following his schooling in the Three Rivers area Jim was employed by Armstrong...
Robert Burdette Rider, 84, of Three Rivers, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at his home. He was born in Three Rivers on April 11, 1932 the son of the late Howard and Mary (Kline) Rider. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. He worked at Fairbanks, Three Rivers Rubber Company, and then for...
Margaret Ann Shears, 79, of Centreville, died Oct. 8, 2016, at Fairview Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre. She was born Feb. 25, 1937 in Wheeler, Mich., a daughter of KD and Ruth Ann (Vought) Young. She attended schools in Three Rivers and married Lewis Junior Shears on Jan. 15, 1954 in...

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