Obituaries

Robert Wayne Barks St., 75, of Three Rivers, passed away at his home early Friday morning, Jan. 11, 2019 after a long struggle with illness. He was born on Saturday, Oct. 19, 1943 in Jones, Newburg Township, to Nolan and Francis S. (Vos) Barks. Married on October 17, 1964 in Three Rivers to Darlene...
Fred Carl Hartman, 77, of Marcellus passed away on April 25, 2019 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo with family by his side. He was born in Battle Creek on October 20, 1941, the son of Fred B. Hartman and Ila (Miller) Hartman. He was a 1960 graduate of Three Rivers High School. Fred was preceded in...
Ann Marie (Bacon) Johnson died peacefully at her home on Corey Lake in Three Rivers on April 24, 2019. Ann was born in 1926 in Talihina, Oklahoma, to Charles and Anna Bacon. Her mother and younger brother, Charles Junior, died when Ann was very young, and she was raised by her father and her...
Glenna Jean Bennett (Reber) was called to her heavenly home on April 17, 2019, following a sudden illness. Her devotion to family and love for Three Rivers and Fishers Lake communities brought much joy to her life on this Earth. Glenna was 86 years old. She was born to Russell Coleman Wince and...
Eleanor (Ellie) Virginia Grunert, age 94, of Three Rivers, went to be with the Lord early Monday, April 22, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 17, 1924, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Wint and Lottie (Kapp) Hughes. Ellie grew up in Detroit where she met her beloved...
Martha L. “Marty” McClain, age 87 of Mendon, died on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at the family farm.  She was born in the same farmhouse on Sept. 21, 1931 the daughter of Robert J. and Martha L. (Rench) McClain. She was a lifetime resident of Mendon, and after retirement spent winters in Texas. ...
Robert C. King, 90 of Porter Township, passed away at home on April 20, 2019. Robert was born in Porter Township, Cass County, on Dec. 21, 1928, a son of Carl and Bernice (Artley) King. He graduated from Bristol High School in 1949 and went on to serve in the Army during the Korean War. On Dec. 15...
Warren “Bill” William Ruggles, age 83 of Three Rivers passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019. He was born in Three Rivers, the son of Warren and Eleanor (Williams) Ruggles. Bill was a graduate of Three Rivers High School where he excelled in football. He received a football scholarship to play for...
Dr. Jerry Irwin died on Friday, April 5, at age 87. He was born in Three Rivers to his parents, Marlo (Jack) and Mary Ellen Irwin. He was preceded in death by them; his brother, Robert Irwin and a granddaughter, Josephine Irwin. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Martha Ann; his son, Michael (...
Kenneth Lee Balk age 84 of Sturgis, Mich. passed away Tuesday morning April 16, 2019 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born Nov. 6, 1934 in Sturgis, son of the late Elmer Carl and Erma Pearl (Falkenstein) Balk. Ken resided at Omena Lake in Sturgis since 1991 coming from...

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