Obituaries

Kenneth Ray Nelson, 72,Three Rivers, passed away April 12, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center. He was born in Devils Lake, N.D. on Dec. 30, 1944, a son of Thomas and Hazel (Myhre) Nelson. Ken graduated from Clearbrook Schools, Minn. in 1963, and served in the U.S. Army from 1964-1967. He attended...
Alice Vandervelde, 74, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of East Lansing, Mich., passed away on Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born on Sept. 27, 1942 in Lansing, Ill. the daughter of Peter and Charlotte (Doezema) Boelens. Alice was an avid artist, specializing in porcelain painting. She also was an...
Mr. Roger Allen Sylvester, age 70, of Three Rivers, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at Bronson Hospital. He was born on Feb. 21, 1947 in Vicksburg, the son of the late Leon and Elnora (Howard) Sylvester. Roger graduated from Schoolcraft High School and served his country in the U.S. Army...
Pamela Donley Henderson, 61, Bristol, Ind. died April 15, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. She was born October 16, 1955 in Lorain, Ohio, a daughter of William and Edith (Spink) Green. Pamela graduated from Clay High School in South Bend in 1974. In 1978, she married Michael Donley....
Doris Irene White, 89, of Three Rivers passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at Bowman Place of Three Rivers. She was born in Lansing, Ill. on Dec. 8, 1927 the daughter of Harry and Hattie (Keim) Blanck. Doris moved to Three Rivers in 1981. She was a member of the Red Hats Society and enjoyed...
A. Louise Hotovy, 90, of Sturgis, died April 14, 2017 at her home. She was born Dec. 25, 1926 in Chesterton, Ind., a daughter of Ernest and Emma (Milbrandt) Willman, Sr. Louise attended Three Rivers schools. On June 22, 1946 she married Henry Leo Hotovy in Three Rivers. He preceded her in death in...
Barbara Ann Oberlander, age 76 of Three Rivers, died Wednesday April 12, 2017 at Three Rivers Health. She was born in Nottawa on Oct. 7, 1940, the daughter of Everett F. and Evelyn J. (Friend) Williams and had seven brothers and two sisters. She was married to Rex M. Oberlander on Nov. 3, 1956 in...
Ramona Jane (Welburn) Blood, 95, died April 11, 2017 in Easley, S.C. Born Sept. 22, 1921 in Three Rivers to Harlin and Nina (King) Welburn. Ramona was a 1940 graduate of Three Rivers High School. Ramona married Duward Blood on Oct. 20, 1961 in Three Rivers, living in the area before retiring to...
Lawrence “Little Mikey Bell” Hughes, 54, of Three Rivers passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Three Rivers Health. He was born in Three Rivers, on Oct. 6, 1962 the son of Lawrence and Luella (Harsh) Bell. Lawrence was a lifetime resident of Sturgis and Three Rivers. He was employed on many...
Donald Earl “Donny” McClain, 90, of Mendon, died Monday, April 10, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Three Rivers. He was born in Mendon on May 31, 1926 the son of Robert J. and Martha L. (Rench) McClain and has been a lifetime resident of Mendon. Donnie attended the Michigan School for the...

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