Obituaries

Lyle Eugene Staffen, 89, passed away in Angola, IN on Saturday, August 21, 2021. He spent most of his life in Schoolcraft and Three Rivers, Michigan, and moved to Indiana after he retired. He left behind two of his three children, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, five great-great-...
Mabel Dillingham, age 86, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Aug. 3, 2021 after a short illness. Mabel was a member of the St. Joseph County Commission on Aging, and loved to eat at Mr. B’s. Mabel leaves behind to cherish her memory three children, Bryan Huss, Robyn McDowell, and Lesa...
Jessy Lamont Peterson, age 50, of Three Rivers, died peacefully at home Sunday, August 15, 2021. His life began November 19, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, the fifth of six children born to James Paul, Sr., and Maryalice Peterson. Jessy will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by...
Annie Mary Grover, 105, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born April 10, 1916 in Willowtown, Kentucky, to William and Irene Oda (Abell) Kirtley. Annie worked 30 years at the J.C. Penney Company in Bluffton, Indiana and Three Rivers,...
Deputy Sheriff Ryan J. Proxmire succumbed to injuries sustained while involved in a vehicle pursuit while on duty with the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office. Ryan passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021, at the age of 39. He was born October 7, 1981, in Kalamazoo to Mark and Dawn (Hodgemire)...
Barbara Grace (Sass) Stevens, 93, of Three Rivers, passed away at home on May 13, 2020. She was born on Feb. 1, 1927. She was the daughter of Walter and Madge Sass. She had several sisters and two brothers; her husband, George E. Stevens; daughter, Pamela L. Singler; several nieces and nephews....
Robert J. Mayer Sr, 88, of Roseville, passed away peacefully Monday August 9, 2021 at Genesis Hospice Morrison House with his loving wife by his side. He was born on April 5, 1933 in Three Rivers, Michigan to the late Joseph Francis and Lula Becker Mayer. Bob was an inventor for Bendex, the owner...
Karen Joan Woodall, 81, of Marcellus, passed away on August 10, 2021 at her home. She was born January 30, 1940 at Barron Lake, Niles, the daughter of Howard John and Sarah Jane (Toombs) Woodall, and moved to Howardsville at the age of 3. Karen was a dedicated employee at Three Rivers Hospital,...
“Goodbyes are one of the hardest things about life. One way or another, people were always leaving... Always moving on.” — Karen Kingsbury   Joan Laura Bard, age 87, of Marcellus, Michigan, passed away at Three Rivers Hospital on August 7, 2021. On October 10, 1933, Joan was born in Jefferson City...
Mrs. Jacqueline Mary Kafka, age 60, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at her home in Fabius Township late Saturday, August 7, 2021. She was born on June 9, 1961 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Charles and Joan (Binder) Johnson. Jacqueline has been a Three Rivers resident her entire...

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