Obituaries

Deborah Jean Spealman, age 69 of Constantine, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born in Sturgis, MI on Sep. 7, 1951 and was the daughter of William and Mary (McClain) Spealman. Deb was a lifetime resident of St. Joseph County and the Mendon United...
Sandra J. Williams, age 71 of Three Rivers, passed away November 13, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. Sandra was born on March 9, 1949 in Coldwater, Michigan, a daughter to the late Gene L. and Dorothy J. (Matheson) Johnson. Sandra attended Colon High School and lived most of her adult life in...
Beulah Bingaman, 91 of Centreville, passed away November 14, 2020 at Fairview Nursing Home. Beulah was born in Sturgis on November 4, 1929, a daughter of Jess and Anna Belle (Krontz) Gay. She attended schools in Sturgis. On July 29, 1950, she married Alden L. Bingaman, Sr. in LaGrange, IN; he...
Clifford “Smitty” Leland Smith, age 86, of Three Rivers, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. He was born in Moorland, IA on February 4, 1934 to Clifford and Lola (Cripps) Smith. Clifford served his county in the U.S. Navy as an Electrician’s Mate 1st Class during the Korean War from 1952...
James E. Staffen, age 59, a longtime resident of Three Rivers, MI, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020 at the Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI. He was born Nov. 27, 1960 in Three Rivers, MI, a son to Lyle and Barbara (Roach) Staffen. James had been employed as a welder and also in construction...
Martha Ann Seager, 84, passed away November 8, 2020. She was born February 22, 1936 in Jones, MI to Ward & Wilma (Withers) Seager. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 children, Victoria Myer, Vanessa Smith and 6 siblings. Surviving is 1 daughter, Valerie (Karl) DeYoung, 4 grandchildren...
John E. "Jack" Goes, 82 of Constantine, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020, at Three Rivers Health Hospital. 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...
Thomas L. “Knute” Miholer, age 70, passed away in his home on November 4, 2020. He was born in Three Rivers, MI 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...
Esther Brouwer, 97 of Kalamazoo, went home to be with her Lord on Wed., Nov. 4, 2020. Esther was born in Berwyn, Ill., 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...
Elwin Donald Ruggles, 89, of Three Rivers, Michigan passed away on November 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Elwin was born on September 1, 1931 in Three Rivers, Michigan, the son of Donald and Mary Irene (Martin) Ruggles. Elwin was a proud graduate of Three Rivers High School...

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