Obituaries

Jim was the oldest child of James Howard and Frieda (Friend) Wagner. He was born on March 8, 1932. He attended schools in Three Rivers and proudly graduated from Adult Education in 1982. On November 18, 1950, he married Janet Hughey. He was employed in various places and retired from Armstrong...
Sarah Ellen Cross, age 83 of Mendon, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at her home. She was born in Wayne, Ohio on Sept. 23, 1934 the daughter of John and Susie (Van Voorhis) Wolfe and has resided near Mendon since the age of five. She graduated from Mendon High School with the class of 1952. Sarah worked...
Joseph “Jim” Fankhauser, age 87, of Three Rivers passed away on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center.  He was born in Kalamazoo on July 30, 1930, the son of Joseph J. and Bessie L. (Parr) Fankhauser. On Sept. 2, 1950 Jim was united in marriage to Donna May (Burnham) whom preceded...
Sue Ann Rigdon, age 70, of Three Rivers passed way on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at Three Rivers Hospital.  She was born on June 6, 1947 in South Bend, Ind. the daughter of Alonzo D. and Lila (Phebus) Hunt. Sue graduated from Dowagiac Union High School class of 1965. Soon after she was united in...
George Edward Lewis, age 78, of Three Rivers, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. George was born on July 3, 1939 in Argos, Ind. the son of the late Andrew and Gertude (Gotschalk) Lewis. Mr. Lewis graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1958 and...
Michael Dean Reames, age 57, passed away unexpectedly early on the morning of Sept. 26, 2017. He was born on May 22, 1960 to Dean and Mary Jo (Hicks) Reames. Mike went to Constantine schools and graduated in 1979. Mike was a proud member of the Three Rivers Elks, and loved catching up with his...
Richard Jay Batten, age 60 of Three Rivers died Tuesday Sep. 26, 2017 at Fairview Nursing and Rehabilitation in Centreville. He was born in Three Rivers on April 18, 1957 the son of Richard A. and Betty (Kelly) Batten and has been a lifetime resident of the area. He graduated from Mendon High...
Wayne Lunak, 78, husband of Suzanne for 57 years, passed away on Sept. 25, 2017. Wayne taught and coached football for many years at Thornridge High School in Dolton, Ill. and enjoyed retirement in Three Rivers. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, children Kim Barr (Steve), Greg Lunak (Peggy),...
Dorothy A. Hagerman, 93, of Bradenton, Fla. passed into the presence of her Lord on Sept. 17 at Bayvue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy was born on July 29, 1924, in Lakefield Township, the daughter of Howard F. Hagerman and Helen Watson. Following graduation from Three Rivers High...
Vernon F. “Speed” Yeomans, age 90, of Mendon died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at his home.  He was born in Battle Creek on March 4, 1927 the son of Duane and Geneva (Rogers) Yeomans.   He attended Mendon Schools, and dropped out in the 10th grade to join the U.S. Army and serve in Europe during World...

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