Obituaries

Glema Eleanor Hochstetler, 92, of Nottawa, died Oct. 26, 2016, at her home. She was born on Feb. 7, 1924 in East Gilead, Mich., a daughter of Charles and Nellie (Stout) Preston. Glema graduated from Centreville High School in 1942. On Oct. 4, 1947 she married Carl Hochstetler in Centreville. He...
Hildegard Erna Drews, 90, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully with her family nearby on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at her home. She was born on Jan. 2, 1926 in Essen-Stahle, Germany, the daughter of Geerd and Matilde (Altenbeck) Nykamp. Erna was a devoted wife who worked her entire career at...
Kiyana Kyree McNeal, 4, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at her home. She was born in Kalamazoo on Jan. 30, 2012, a daughter of Jacey McNeal Wolkins and Gerald Johnson. Kiyana was her mom’s shadow. She loved to sing and dance and loved learning new things. She was most recently...
Kenneth Michael Mohney, 71, of Three Rivers, passed away Oct. 13, 2016 at his home. He was born in Three Rivers on Dec. 10, 1944 the son of Harold and Rosemary (Stamp) Mohney. Kenneth served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963-1967. He retired as a Machinist from XL Machine Co. and Flow Serve. He...
Lydia Marie Martin, 91, of White Pigeon, died Oct. 22, 2016, at her home. She was born on Aug. 20, 1925 in Columbia City, Ind., a daughter of George and Ethel (Smith) Hawn. On Feb. 21, 1948 Lydia married Cleo Martin in Columbia City, Ind. He preceded her in death Dec. 30, 2006. She worked at Door...
Rodney Andrew Howard, 66, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. Rod was born on Dec. 17, 1949 in Adrian, the son of the late Andy and Elizabeth (Cox) Howard. Mr. Howard grew up in the Adrian area and served his country in the U.S. Army during...
Ralph Bushman, 74, formerly of Rock Falls, Ill., passed away Oct. 15, 2016 at Three Rivers Health following a brief illness. He’s preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Doris Bushman. Ralph is survived by a brother, Steven Bushman; two daughters, Kim McKee and Sherry Scott; grandchildren,...
William “Bill” C. Dobrowolski, age 66, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at his home. Bill was born in Three Rivers on March 27, 1950, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Darish) Dobrowolski. He graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1968 and went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree and Teaching...
Lucinda “Cindy” Troyer, 67, of Middlebury, Ind., died at 2 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 17, at her residence after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on Nov. 28, 1948, in Elkhart County, Ind., to Ralph E. and Anna Mae (Miller) Hooley. On June 29, 1968 in Middlebury, Ind., she married Jerry Lee...
Jack Steven Alderson, 38, of Sturgis, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 in Sturgis. He was born Nov. 5, 1977 in Aurora, Ill. son of James “Bob” and Diana (Nelson) Alderson. Jack resided in Sturgis for the past five years coming from Three Rivers where he was a graduate of Three...

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